Garden Route Beach Wedding Venues

Garden Route Beach Wedding Venues

Garden Route Beach Wedding Venues

Garden Route beach wedding venues are known for some of the most beautiful beach wedding locations one can possibly find.  Add to that our perfect local climate of not too hot and not too cold weather and you have yourself an unbeatable wedding location!   This coastal region that stretches from Tsitsikamma in the East to Stilbaai in the west offers you hundreds of options to have your wedding right on the beach. Feel the sand in between your toes and smell the sea breeze as you say your vows.

Here are a few Garden Route beach wedding venues to consider:

Featherbed Nature Reserve, Knysna

The Featherbed Nature Reserve is one of the most unique Garden Route beach wedding venues.  Guests are ferried accross the Knysna lagoon in the Paddel Cruiser which is as a unique experience as it gets.  Couples have various options for their wedding ceremony, on the cruiser, under the milkwood trees or on the private Featherbed beach.  For the wedding reception, the restaurant can cater for up to a 100 guests in the idyllic forest on the unspoilt Western Head of Knysna for an unforgettable wedding under the ancient canopy of Milkwood trees.

Garden Route Beach Wedding Venues

Above images by Jacey Searra Photography at Featherbed Nature Reserve.

Garden Route Beach Wedding Venues

Above:  Image by Ruan Redelinghuys Photography at Featherbed nature reserve in Knysna.  

De Vette Mossel, Great Brak

De Vette Mossel is one of our absolute favourite Garden Route Beach wedding venues.  It is a seafood restaurant that is the perfect wedding venue with such a unique atmosphere and set up.  It offers two ceremony areas – one on the beach itself and one overlooking the ocean that is a bit more secluded from the wind.  The reception area is an enclosed boma with open fires where the bottomless (yes, eat as much as you can!) seafood are cooked.  The bell is rung every time a new course is set out.  Your guests can dance on the stage or barefoot on the sand.  De Vette Mossel can seat up to 500 guests.

Garden Route beach wedding venues

Above:  Images by Christelle Rall Photography at De Vette Mossel, Great Brak.

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De Vette Mossel wedding venue in Great Brak offers two beach ceremony options to choose from! Photo by local Mossel Bay Wedding photographer, Caroline Pinto.

Gourikwa Nature Reserve, Gouritsmond

With the chapel overlooking the ocean, there can’t be many wedding venues that compare to Gourikwa’s offering. The picturesque chapel with a thatch roof and bell tower is a mere 50m from the shore making it ideal for newlywed pictures on the beach.  Within walking distance from the chapel is a new banqueting tent which can accommodate between 180 – 200 people and they supply all tables and chairs as well as a mouth-watering catering.

Garden Route beach wedding venues

Above:  Images by Sharyn Hodges Photography at Gourikwa Nature Reserve

Garden Route Beach Wedding Venues

Above:  Image by Ruan Redelinghuys Photography at Buffelo Bay, just outside of Knysna.

Seeplaas, Great Brak

Brides-to-be have a choice of nature’s finest canvases for their wedding ceremonies. Whether you choose the terrace, garden or beach chapel, you and your guests will feel like they’ve entered a Every moment will be captured against breathtaking scenes that will reminder of this precious, picturesque day.  Seeplaas is one of those Garden Route beach wedding venues where the brides are spoilt for choice – apart from three beautiful chapels, the reception can either be hosted at the Mont Aime restaurant or under a marquee tent on the lawn. The newly built rooms also offer bridal parties the option to stay on the premises before and after the wedding.  The venue can host between 80 – 100 guests and provide overnight accommodation for up to 12.

Garden Route beach wedding venues

Above:  Images by Ruan Redelinghuys Photography at Seeplaas Wedding Venue

Garden Route beach wedding venues

Above:  Image by Alfred Lor at Natures Valley river mouth beach.  Wedding planning done by local Plettenberg wedding planner, Big Day Event

Stoepsit, Vleesbaai

Stoepsit is one of those flexible, all-in-one Garden Route beach wedding venues.  It offers an in house wedding planner with services such as the bar, flowers, decor, music and wedding cake included.  It can seat up to 100 People and the ceremony can be held on the nearby Vleesbaai beach.

Garden Route beach wedding venues

Garden Route beach wedding venues

Above:  Image by Caroline Pinto Photography at Stoepsit venue, Vleesbaai.  Wedding planning done by Weddings by CW.

Noetzie Castles on the beach, Knysna

Noetzie is definitely one of the most unique Garden Route beach wedding venues you will ever find.  Imagine your own intimate fairy-tale beach wedding…  in a castle… on the beach!  This private beach is set within a beautifully wild and pristine Nature Reserve.  The castles each offer various different wedding and rental options.  Access to and from the castles are tricky with a long dirt road and limit vehicle access.

Garden Route Beach Wedding Venues

Above:  Images by Alfred Lor at Noetzie Castles 

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Above:  Image by Christelle Rall Photography at Robberg Beach, Plettenberg Bay.  Wedding planning by Big Day Event.

Villa Ocean Voice, Great Brak

Again, one of the most unique Garden Route beach wedding venues available.  Villa Ocean Vioce is perfect for small, elopment and intimate weddings of up to 10 people.  The venue is located on the beach offers two self catering units for 4 adults and 2 kids.  Services include wedding planning, flowers and decor and catering.  If you want an intimate setting right on the beach, Villa Ocean Voice is perfect for your wedding.

Garden Route Beach Wedding Venues

Above:  Images by Susan Smit Photography at Villa Ocean Voice, Great Brak

Garden Route beach wedding venues

Above:  Image by Ruan Redelinghuys Photography at Storms river mouth beach.

Make sure to read our article on Garden Route beach weddings as well as the beautiful featured real Garden Route beach wedding.

**Disclaimer:  Although we do extensive research for all our articles, we do miss things!  If you have any suggestions or corrections on this blog post, please do let us know at hello@gardenroute-weddings.co.za