Given the mad hustle and bustle of city life, most residents from Cape Town and Johannesburg are keen to escape to the country every so often and enjoy nature, peace and tranquility at its finest. Winelands wedding venues as well as Winelands venues for year-end functions and parties have become popular over the years for guests to enjoy the bucolic bliss, forget their day to day routines and immerse themselves in a different world for a few hours.
Winelands wedding venues are therefore in hot demand as bridal couples traverse the countryside in search of the perfect place to say their “I do’s”.
Winelands Wedding Venues
Here are a few more reasons why we LOVE Winelands wedding venues:
1. Feeling the Natural Beauty
Not only is a Winelands wedding venue peaceful but it also provides that natural, beautiful backdrop for the perfect wedding photos. Sunsets, vineyards, rolling hills, forests and streams can all be part of your wedding photos if you choose a Winelands wedding venue. Most photographers in this area will have plenty experience in getting the perfect wedding shot, given the beauty and surroundings of the Winelands. It’s therefore wise to use the services of a photographer that knows your chosen wedding venue intimately.
Take a look at our preferred suppliers list for more information on photographers: Everything you need for your wedding in Somerset West.
2. So Far and Yet So Close
If you choose a Winelands wedding venue in places such as Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Paarl, you have the benefits of being in the country but also less than 2 hour’s drive from the Mother City. This means that guests travelling from Cape Town will have no hassle at all. And should they be flying in from other cities or countries, Cape Town International Airport is a mere 40 minute drive to most of the Winelands areas.
3. Space, Space, Luxurious Space
One thing a Winelands wedding venue is definitely not short of is space. You will not need to worry about parking space or space for kids to run around outside in. Winelands wedding venues are ideal for family affairs as well as for more formal occasions.
4. Perfect for a Weekend Getaway or a Day Trip
Although we have already mentioned the close proximity of Winelands wedding venues to the city for those guests wishing to only make a day trip, they also provide the option of a weekend staycation. Should your guests wish to spend a few nights out of the city they can easily do so as most Winelands wedding venues offer accommodation onsite. This is one of the reasons we love Winelands wedding venues, your guests have the option to do what suits them best. There is also plenty of other accommodation available in the Cape Winelands area in the form of hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses, so the options are really endless for visitors to linger a little longer and soak up the South African beauty.
5. Nature at its Best
Trickling streams, lush vineyards, fields of flowers and glowing sunsets. Winelands wedding venues really do offer the possibility of absolutely perfect wedding memories. Some working wine farms also use animals to assist them so you may see horses, sheep, cows and chickens roaming past while you have your perfect shots taken. This just adds to the natural beauty of a Winelands wedding venue.
Nature really is the perfect backdrop for photos and saying your vows. Can you think of anything more beautiful?
6. The Wine
Last but certainly not least, our final reason to love Winelands wedding venues is because they produce one of the world’s most prized and enjoyed beverages: wine. Most Winelands wedding venues only allow their wine brands to be consumed on the premises so first make sure you actually like the wines of the chosen venue. Go for a wine tasting at the venue beforehand and sample the finest they have to offer. However, even if you’re not a wine drinker, most venues will offer a full bar and non-alcoholic beverage selection.
These are all the reasons why we LOVE Winelands wedding venues. Tell us about yours by emailing Raquel@waterkloofwines.co.za, we would love to hear from you.
For more ideas on wedding planning and wedding venues, take a look at Waterkloof Wine Estate. Waterkloof hosts many weddings per year and is an awe-inspiring Cape Winelands Wedding Venue to celebrate your dream wedding at. Professionalism, style, elegance and sophistication are all synonymous with Waterkloof Wine Estate.
Contact Waterkloof today for a Winelands wedding venue that dreams are made of.
Photo courtesy of Nadia and Jeremy at Waterkloof Wine Estate.