Western Cape Wineland Wedding Venues – Wellington

Get Married in Wellington, Western Cape Wineland Weddings

Wellington, known as the gem of the Boland, is about 45 minutes from Cape Town situated amongst the mountains of the Western Cape. It is a wine lovers’ dream destination that boasts many of the top wine cellars. The farms set in spectacular scenery offer wine tasting opportunities.

Wellington received top accolades in the SA Terroir Awards when it was proclaimed SA Terroir Top Wine Area 2010. The great wines which contributed to this prestigious award were: Signatures of Doolhof Petit Verdot 2008, Diemersfontein Carpe Diem Pinotage 2008, Schalk Burger & Sons Weldbedacht Chenin Blanc 2005, Merlot 2007, Cricket Pitch 2006.. There are many wineries eager to showcase their award winning wines.

Wellington also produces much of South Africa’s fruit and Wellington Dried Fruit is well known and loved throughout the country.
The town itself has many historic buildings and there are plenty of accommodation options thus making it ideal for weddings as there is accommodation to suit all pockets so your guests can stay over.

Directions to Wellington from Cape Town.
From Cape Town, head northeast on the N1 past Century City and then take the R34 exit after around 36 kilometres. Follow signs to Wellington from here.

The best time of year to get married in Wellington.

The summer months of November through to March/April are the most popular months for weddings. Temperatures in Wellington are higher than in Cape Town; thus you can count on lovely warm evenings that stay light until at least 9 pm.

Autumn is gorgeous with the vineyard changing colours to russet and the grapes being harvested and wine being made. Winter can be wet and cold, but depending on the venue, can also be a very cosy time with roaring fires adding to the atmosphere.

Finding the right venue:

Have a look at the list under Cape Weddings on our website and you will find the profiles of all the venues we have listed in Wellington. Bakenhof Guest House and Wine Estate is a convenient 50 minutes from Cape Town and offers accommodation. Grand Dedale Country Housed is a perfect venue for a more intimate wedding and offers imaginative cuisine and bespoke weddings. These venues all have accommodation either at the venue or in the near vicinity for your guests in case you are travelling from afar and making a weekend or a few days of it.

Consider the time of the year you are going to get married. If you are having a wedding during the colder months make sure that you like the venue they use in case the weather is bad. You have to be able to picture having your wedding ceremony and/or reception in this venue. If you are having your wedding in the hot summer months make sure that the venue is airy and cool.

Make sure you love the menu. Try and organise a tasting at the venue before the wedding.

Make sure you love the wine; after all you are in one of the most interesting wine regions in the country.

If your guests are going to be needing accommodation see to it that there are a good range of accommodation options in the area. When you go on site inspections the venues should be able to tell you else turn to Google.

Check out if the venue is going to let you get the wedding photographs that you have always dreamed of.

If you are looking for good service providers in the Wellington area let me know and I can send you a list of ones we have worked with. Email me at kathy@saweddingvenues.com.


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