Bona Dea Private Estate

Marriages are made in heaven; weddings are created on earth….

Bona Dea Private Estate in the breath-taking “Hemel-en-Aarde Valley” in Hermanus is hailed as one of the most dramatic and romantic locations in South Africa. 

The venue boasts, Best Wedding Reception Venue 2015, Best Wedding View 2017, Best Ceremony Finalist 2019 and now Top 10 Wedding Venues in South Africa, chosen by Wedding Collection Online Magazine.

This remarkable Venue incorporates traditional elements combined with a bold modern renovation. The ballroom is suitable for up to 200 guests, with an adjacent bar area, two cocktail lounges with large fireplaces, and modern restroom facilities. While most ceremonies are held on the treed terrace adorned with 20,000 fairy lights, there is an indoor chapel available too. All accommodation options are conveniently located, exceedingly elegant, and yet, remarkably comfortable (sleeps 22 pax sharing). An idyllic space in which to relax and unwind with your family or an intimate group of friends, before and after the celebrations. 

Spectacular celebrations are their business, and they specialise in bringing your ideas to life. Bona Dea offers a variety of entertainment spaces and added-value services, all wrapped into one elegant package. Your perfect year-round, all-weather venue.

Some great tips from this venue include the following:

Always have a plan B – choose an all-weather venue, with a range of both indoor and outdoor spaces on offer.

Spend time with your loved ones – on site accommodation. 

There’s something about winter that’s inherently romantic. There is so much more to the cooler months than we think, not least because of the special offers available but it allows you to pick your perfect date.

Work with professional service providers who know the venue and its facilities.

Look for an all-inclusive package solution, offering added-value services. Our team of imaginative, resourceful event planners will make it happen.

Bona Dea Private Estate is a “must see” award-winning venue. First prize would be an on-site consultation (All Covid-19 Health & Safety Regulations in place). Yet don’t let lockdown put your planning on hold, book a VIRTUAL appointment with our expert event planners to identify your requirements, discuss budget options and explore our list of professional service providers. Bona Dea offers convenient terms for postponement, and 100% of your deposit will be applied as a credit and transferred to your new date.

All that’s left do is say YES!


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