Choosing from the wide range of Greyton wedding venues will undoubtedly be one of the biggest decisions you’ll make as an engaged couple, so it’s good to start considering your options right away. If you’ve decided on Greyton for your special day but you’re not sure where to hold your wedding, we’ve got some top tips to help you decide…
Why choose Greyton as your wedding venue?
When it comes to weddings, Greyton ticks all the boxes. This tranquil but sophisticated village is one of the best country wedding destinations in South Africa. Greyton has the churches, the venues, the views, the accommodation, as well as a selection of fantastic restaurants, coffee shops, delis and galleries. Greyton offers the perfect setting for a memorable weekend celebration of your special day, and we’re only an hour and a half from Cape Town. A Greyton wedding is an unforgettable event – made all the more so by the fact that it is celebrated in this little jewel of a town.
Image courtesy of Anneli Marinovich
The Greyton wedding venue you pick will determine the amount of guests you can invite, the location of your wedding (either in Greyton itself or in the countryside outside of Greyton) and, of course, the theme and styling, too. You need to allocate a good proportion of your wedding planning time and budget to finding your dream venue because there are so many different options to consider. There really is something in Greyton to suit every kind of couple, so we put this little guide to Greyton wedding venues together – it’s just a matter of making your own decision with our help.
Your day, your way
First and foremost, decide on the type of wedding you want (in town or in the country, small or large, formal or informal). Next, set a budget with careful consideration as to how much you can afford for your dream venue. You should also discuss with your partner whether exclusivity is important to you – if it is, this might make it more costly.
Have you dreamed about this day your whole life, and can’t imagine getting married without everyone you know to watch it? If so, then you’ll need Greyton wedding venues with large capacities. If you’d prefer a wedding more intimate and low-key, just surrounded by close friends and family, then perhaps a garden marquee is more your thing? Once you know what best suits you as a couple, you can then start writing your guest list and begin searching for places to suit your requirements.
When to book your Greyton wedding venue
It’s perfectly normal for couples to book their chosen wedding venue 12-18 months before their wedding date, giving them plenty of time to plan their perfect day. The popular wedding venues in Greyton get booked up a long time in advance during the peak summer wedding season, so we advise that you book as soon as you’ve found ‘the one’.
Image courtesy of Natural Light Photography
That said, if you are planning a wedding in just a few months, there’s plenty of last-minute bargains to be had! You might get lucky and be able to book a date at the last minute due to a cancellation or last-minute availability. Once your wedding date is secured and you’ve paid the deposit you can then move on to considering how you’ll style it.
Pick a theme
The theme of your wedding will be directly influenced by the wedding venue you’ve chosen. For example – you’re not going to have a rustic, country-garden style interior if your venue is under a tent. Think of your wedding and venue as part of the bigger picture, and go with a venue that’s in-keeping with the theme that you want.
Image courtesy of Lauren Kriedemann
For glamorous, glittering modern big days, we recommend one of Greyton’s boutique hotels. If it’s a country, rustic, cider-filled wedding you’re dreaming of, then Greyton has informal options available. Whereas if you fancy yourself as a bit of an Elizabeth Bennett marrying her Mr Darcy then a country house will be more your thing. And if you want a little bit of everything we’ve just mentioned, pop a marquee up in the grounds of a country house, and you’ve got a little bit of them all!
Location, location, location
Whether you plan on getting married in a church and transferring your guests to a separate reception venue, or plan on having the ceremony and evening party all in the same place, it’ll need to be a suitable location. When considering a Greyton location, most couples first decide on whether they want to be in town or in the countryside. This is especially important to remember if you want a church wedding, because you will need to be in town to use one of Greyton’s three churches.
Image courtesy of Charlene Schreuder Photography
You should also keep in mind how long it takes to get to either venue (church or reception) because this might have an impact on your day. You should also consider if it’s a little off-the-beaten track, because you don’t want your guests getting in a flap and running late if they can’t find the place. Similarly, if your ceremony venue and evening venue are separate, will you be putting on transport to transfer guests? This will need to be budgeted for.
Finally if the location is in the rural countryside, what are the options for guest accommodation? You need to know this in advance, because it’s courteous to include overnight options in with your invitations.
Budget is a key factor for most couples when considering which Greyton wedding venue to book. Before you put down any money for deposits, it’s worth chatting to the in-house co-ordinator to see if there are any deals or offers they can gift you for choosing to go with them. Sometimes they may give you the bridal suite and some complimentary rooms, or offers on welcome drinks and canapés. They might also be able to recommend suppliers that they regularly work with, who could offer discounts based on the repeat custom that the venue provides.
Image courtesy of Conrad & Analene & Matjiesdrift Chapel
Also, try to visit the venue at least once, so you can see the venue both during the day and at night. Finally, if you can plan your entire wedding in under six months you might get a bargain on a last-minute package. Some venues drop their venues by as much as half the price, so if you’re a super-organised bride it could be an ideal way to secure your dream venue at a fraction of the cost!
Whatever venue or theme you pick for your wedding, our guide to Greyton wedding venues can help you the whole way – from the moment you decide to book your venue, through to your bridal look for the actual day, and much, much more!
The complete guide to Greyton wedding venues
We’ve listed all of the Greyton wedding venues below to help you make your decision about which venue suits you best. The information provided may not be 100% accurate, although we’ve tried our very best to get the latest information from each venue’s website. Please do contact the venues directly for a more accurate quote and more detailed information (clicking on each name will take you directly to their website). Note that you can click on any column heading to sort the table by that column.
- Max Guests is the maximum number of wedding guests each venue can accommodate. Note that we have not differentiated between internal accommodation and marquee accommodation.
- Max Accom is the number of people each venue can sleep on-site.
- Max Rate is the highest price the venue charges PPPPS (per person per night sharing
- Min Rate is the lowest price the venue charges PPPPS (per person per night sharing)
- Distance is the number of metres from the centre of Greyton to the venue (anything over 2000m is outside of the main village)
|Greyton Wedding Venue||Ideal For||Max Guests||Max Accom||Max Rate||Min Rate||Distance|
|Abbey Rose||Smaller, more intimate weddings. Own chapel in the enchanted garden.||60||n/a||n/a||n/a||250|
|Dutch Reformed Church||Affordable wedding venue, intimate church, with reception hall across the road.||150||n/a||n/a||n/a||450|
|EcoLodge||Budget and eco-friendly option, bedouin tent, garden, large reception room.||200||107||240||140||550|
|Elandskloof Farm Cottages||An informal outdoor summer reception on grassy areas next to weirs.||200||106||400||289||21900|
|Greyton Lodge||Romantic garden setting, with the grandeur of the Sonderend mountain range as a backdrop.||140||30||1018||688||550|
|High Hopes||Intimate garden setting with marquee, pool, rose garden, luxury B&B accommodation.||80||14||750||510||1000|
|Oewerzicht||Stone-clad lapa on the bank of the Riviersonderend River, farmstyle cottages, tented accommodation or camp sites.||150||44||1250||118||9400|
|Searle's Trading Post||Garden setting at the back, trading post and wholesome boerekos in the heart of Greyton. No on-site accommodation.||200||n/a||n/a||n/a||270|
|The Oaks Estate||Upscale, larger weddings a short distance from Greyton.||300||14||1200||300||10100|
|The Post House||Restaurant, poolside room or garden setting.||60||32||1263||615||220|
About High Hopes, our romantic Greyton wedding venue
We hope that the Greyton wedding venues guide we’ve put together has proved helpful. We also hope that you might consider our garden as one of your options, so we’d love to tell you a little more about it.
High Hopes is an exquisite, romantic Greyton wedding venue, especially for a garden ceremony for up to 80 guests. The garden (with more than 1000 roses) provides a fantastic photography setting. We also provide luxurious B&B accommodation for the bridal party of up to 14 guests.
A few fave pics of our romantic Greyton wedding venue
Greyton’s Marriage Officer
For all types of wedding ceremonies, contact Rev/Ds Marius Greeff – 082 936 3462 or 028 254 9602.
Greyton Wedding Photography
We are delighted to recommend the wedding photography services of:
Peartree Photography, based in Stellenbosch, who also provided the stunning Greyton wedding picture at the top of this page.
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Greyton Wedding Planning
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