The Eastern Cape’s most Exclusive function Venue and Country Retreat.
The Plantation is a magical forest wedding venue with a romantic chapel, elegant ballroom, luxury accommodation and picturesque gardens.
The Plantation has been delighting bridal couples for the past ten years with its beautiful facilities, stunning setting and superb service. Its brides, grooms and all their wedding guests are treated like royalty from when they first arrive at The Plantation until they depart. The Plantation is renowned for its fine cuisine, and its service team focus on each and every guest’s enjoyment throughout each wedding. The Plantation’s wedding planners ensure a smooth and enjoyable wedding planning process for brides that live both in South Africa and overseas.
The Plantation has twice been awarded as South Africa’s Top Elite Wedding Venue in the Top Vendor Wedding Awards, and has been voted 4 times as South Africa’s Top Wedding Reception Centre in the Bride’s Choice Awards.
Bridal couples enjoy The Plantation’s unpretentious natural beauty, its warm and friendly staff and the stress-free experience provided by its team of wedding planners. The Eastern Cape offers unparalleled value for money, and The Plantation is perfectly located for destination weddings that are both special and memorable.
The Plantation has been designed to make the most of the indigenous forest. It has a quaint chapel, which has open sides – although guests are completely sheltered from wind and rain, it feels like they are sitting in the middle of the forest, surrounded by birdsong. Natural light streams in over the bride and groom and the trickling of water can be heard from the wishing well fountain outside the entrance.
The chapel is connected to the ballroom via a wooden decking through the thick forest. Weddings start out with a cocktail party on the large patio and in the forest garden surrounding the venue. The Plantation’s ballroom is surrounded with arched windows, all with a view of the surrounding forest. It has open rafters twinkling with fairy lights and an elegant solid teak floor. Forest paths connect the ballroom with The Plantation’s luxurious bridal suite and guest accommodation.
We understand that everybody is different. We make sure that we listen to what our clients want and dream of, and then craft a wedding to suit their unique requirements. The Plantation offers an elegant, neutral backdrop that will suit any wedding theme. We have a variety of shapes of tables and there are so many different ways to configure our venue. We have a full time team of chefs who are happy to work with our clients and customise our menus to meet their desires. Our service philosophy is to listen to our clients and to treat every person that enters our property with the utmost respect in a warm and friendly manner.
The beauty of The Plantation is that our brides do not need to go over the top with flowers and décor. Our spectacular forest provides such a stunning setting, and most of our brides carry this through into the chapel and ballroom by using lots of greenery, candles and an accent of flowers in their choice of style and colours. We guide our clients to ensure they allocate budget in all the areas that enhance guests’ enjoyment, not only in the look of the wedding. Food, drinks and entertainment are vital to ensure a good time is had by all, and our most memorable weddings have been those that have been festive, happy and joyful celebrations.