Whether your special occasion is a wedding, milestone celebration, conference or team building weekend, the West Coast offers many truly unique venues to ensure the event is happily remembered by all for many years to come.
The Farmhouse Hotel
Overlooking the tranquil Langebaan Lagoon, the rustic charm of The Farmhouse Hotel offers guests an authentic coastal farmstead experience.
The natural and serene setting of The Farmhouse with its sweeping views over the lagoon, make it a classic wedding venue. The bride and groom can take their vows in a selection of nearby churches or be married by a minister on the manicured lawns or even barefoot on the beach at the lagoons’ edge.
The conference room offers excellent facilities, including all necessary electronics. Perfect for smaller conferences and seminars up to 12 delegates, the area is comfortable and functional with absolute privacy.
Decorated with a West Coast farm-style aesthetic, The Farmhouse Hotel offers several accommodation options, from single rooms and crash pads to family-sized rooms and suites, as well as a dual level two bedroom cottage. Several suites have their own fire places and all lead out to a private poolside garden.
A well-appointed health spa offers an array of treatments by internationally qualified therapists and sweeping lagoon views.
Contact: +27 22 772 2062 | [email protected] | www.thefarmhousehotel.com
Abalone House & Spa
This luxurious five star boutique guesthouse effortlessly blends old world elegance with eclectic opulence in the quaint seaside village of Paternoster.
Surrounded by intricate indigenous gardens with the cool Atlantic Ocean as backdrop, any celebration here would be an elegant affair set to the gentle harmonies of wind chimes and flowing water amid tangles of exotic orchids. For weddings, there is a choice of three venues for the ceremony, including the exquisite white beaches of Paternoster just a few minutes’ walk away, the in-house Reuben’s Restaurant with its opulent furnishings, rich colours and crystal chandeliers and the tranquil garden courtyard and pool area.
Ideal for a smaller destination event, you can enjoy an intimate weekend celebration with up to 40 guests. Abalone House boasts ten magnificent luxury suites, designed around a tranquil, central courtyard and additional self-catering accommodation is available nearby in the village.
Also the ideal setting for small conferences, executive breakaways and teambuilding workshops, the plush executive boardroom offers seating for up to 16 delegates in opulent high back chairs, around a large antique table as well as state of the art media and audiovisual equipment.
Lavishly designed with luxurious bohemian décor, Abalone House has flamboyant layers of lived-in luxury which include lovingly restored antiques, treasured memorabilia and objets d’art from the owners’ personal collection.
The accommodation consists of 10 magnificent suites with all the mod-cons, designed around a tranquil, central courtyard. There is also a rooftop Jacuzzi with panoramic sea views and an elegant swimming pool, surrounded by a colourful potted garden.
The fine food and dining chef has crafted a menu to showcase the very best of West Coast cuisine and fresh local foods and a special Chef’s Table sits comfortably in the kitchen, where up to 10 guests can enjoy dining in situ as the chef creates his dishes.
Contact: +27 22 752 2044 | [email protected] | www.abalonehouse.co.za
Strandkombuis is a rustic open-air restaurant situated right on the stunning 16 Mile Beach in Yzerfontein. With its breath-taking views from every table and stunning sunsets, this venue makes any occasion extra special.
Half of the venue is covered with a permanent roof, while the front is protected from the sun by a desert-style open-sided tent and wooden steps lead directly from the deck down to the beach.
For weddings, couples can either hold their ceremony on the deck or in the soft white sand below and guests will be fed in true West Coast style – the freshest of seafood prepared on open fires with freshly baked breads and homemade condiments.
Tucked in the dune behind the venue is a B&B that sleeps up to 60p so guests can merely trip over the dune to go to bed, and the adjacent salt pan offers a dramatic backdrop for wedding photographs.
The operators have a list of recommended service providers they use regularly as well as loads of décor on the premises, so events can be easily organised from out of town.
Contact: +27 (0)22 451 2360 | [email protected] | www.strandkombuis.co.za
Blue Bay Lodge
Situated only meters above the wide beaches of Saldanha Bay, with panoramic views from broad terraces, the private and tranquil setting of Blue Bay Lodge lends itself to events and celebrations of all kinds.
For conferences they offer two conference rooms and everything one could need for a successful seminar, from wifi and electronics to audiovisual equipment and stationary.
Weddings held here are spectacular and, in order to make things as easy as possible for the couple, a wedding coordinator is available to ensure that everything necessary is done to create the wedding of their dreams. With seating for up to 150 guests, both intimate and large celebrations can be held at Blue Bay and there is ample accommodation for all. Rooms and suites are available in the lodge and additional accommodation is in the form of 17 self-catering beach-side cottages, all secure within the resort.
Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort
Overlooking the Cederberg Mountains’ western slopes is the award-winning Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort with arguably the best inland views to be found on the Cape West Coast.
The resort has everything you’ll expect from a 4 star destination including self-catering chalets, an indoor heated pool and health & wellness centre.
A sought after conferencing destination, the resort boasts first-rate conferencing facilities – including a data projector and PA system – and they’re able to accommodate two conferences at the same time.
With its spectacular scenery, weddings at the resort are special occasions celebrated in facilities that can accommodate up to 120 guests. Cuisine is locally sourced as far as possible with signature local dishes like Biltong Boerewors Steak and Kloof Ostrich Burger on the menu.
Where: N7 Piekenierskloof Pass, Citrusdal, 7340
Contact: +27 (0)22 921 3574 (Hotel & Conference Facilities Reservations) | [email protected] | www.piekenierskloof.co.za