Franschhoek Wine Valley

Franschhoek weddings – a special affair

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Photographs in vineyards make for spectacular backdrops

Weddings in Franschhoek are dazzling affairs and some wine farms gear up for spring and summer, traditionally a popular time to get married.

From purpose-built venues to historical manors, vineyards and gardens, there are enough venue choices to make any couple happy.

Many Franschhoek wine estates have reputations for serving excellent food and, of course, their own range of wines, leaving the bride one less thing to fret about.

Weddings are tailormade

Many wine estates have special wedding packages, which can be tailor-made to suit any bride’s wishes. The packages can include overnight or weekend stays, delicious food and views that make perfect backdrops for the all-important photographs.

Vrede en Lust

Vrede en Lust has a purpose-built wedding venue. Called the wedding terrace, the space is surrounded with big glass panels, providing unbridled views of the valley.

The estate, with its historical Cape Dutch architecture, mountainous surroundings and views of the vineyard, makes for a perfect environment. Weddings are fully catered and they offer some accommodation.

The bridal party has full use of the estate for the entire day.

Holden Manz

Holden Manz offers everything you need for a very romantic wedding. You get married where the Franschhoek and Stony Brook rivers meet, and legend has it that getting married at the convergence of two rivers is a blessing, and a promise of happiness and prosperity.

Canapés are served in the garden and the reception takes places at the Franschhoek Kitchen, the estate’s restaurant. They can easily host up to 140 people.

Allée Bleue

Allée Bleue is a picturesque estate with panoramic views of the Franschhoek Valley, and skillfully-appointed gardens and vineyards.

Enjoy their in-house catering and award-winning wines.

The Le Grand Hall can accommodate up to 350 guests, while the covered courtyard can seat 120 guests – perfect for a romantic and relaxed setting.

Rickety Bridge

Rickety Bridge hosts weddings in its Cape Dutch banqueting hall, which was converted from the original maturation cellar. This venue is definitely made for intimate gatherings as it seats 100 people.

An option for the ceremony is setting up a gazebo on the lawns overlooking the Manor House gardens. The estate is beautifully situated, with a number of backdrops for perfect pictures.

Plaisir de Merle

At Plaisir de Merle the library and conference venues are suitably changed into spaces where hairstylists, make-up artists, and beauticians can provide hairdressing services, massages, manicures and pedicures for the bride and her party.

The estate has lovely views of the soaring Simonsberg. The Manor House is ideal for an intimate wedding, catering for 36 guests. For bigger events the Manor House and terrace are used.

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  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
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  • TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
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  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

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