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Port Elizabeth

The complete guide to wedding venues in Port Elizabeth, from picturesque outdoor wedding venues in the countryside to luxury/elegant wedding venues in the city, along with the best locations for your Port Elizabeth engagement session and what to consider before booking your Port Elizabeth venue!

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Port Elizabeth has an extensive variety of wedding venues, from chic industrial and contemporary to historical and countryside. The list of venues includes every type of venue, from large ballrooms to intimate spaces in nature. Whether you're having a large celebration or an intimate elopement, you'll find the perfect place! As there is such a variety, you'll find something that will fit within your budget, from affordable to luxurious, there is a Port Elizabeth venue for you!

The top wedding venues in Port Elizabeth have been carefully selected based on their stunning locations, exceptional service, and unique offerings that cater to a variety of wedding styles and preferences. Each venue offers something distinct, ensuring that every couple can find the perfect setting for their special day.

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Website: Running Waters

Surrounded by lush gardens and natural beauty, Running Waters is a picturesque venue for weddings. The venue offers a range of indoor and outdoor spaces, including a beautiful chapel and garden ceremony area, making it perfect for couples seeking a serene and romantic setting.

Capacity: 70 - 450 guests

Venue Type: Country /Scenic / Outdoor/ Luxury/ Elegant



Website: La Colline

Situated in the scenic countryside of Port Elizabeth, La Colline offers a charming and intimate setting for weddings. The venue features stunning views, rustic-chic decor, and personalized service, making it ideal for couples looking for a romantic and relaxed atmosphere. This stunning venue consists of a main hall, an enclosed wrap-around balcony, a spectacular Deck with Bedouin tent overlooking a magnificent valley as well as a charming Stone Chapel hovering over a pond.

Capacity: 130 guests

Venue Type: Country / Scenic



Website: The Plantation

Tucked away in a tranquil forest setting, The Plantaion is a unique and enchanting venue for weddings. The luxury venue features a charming chapel with open sides that invite the forest inside. The elegant ballroom, lush gardens, and serene atmosphere make it ideal for couples seeking a rustic and intimate setting.

Capacity: 10 - 200 guests

Venue Type: Country / Scenic / Luxury / Elagant



Website: Slipperfields

Set against the backdrop of the picturesque Eastern Cape countryside, Slipperfields is your ideal countryside setting for an intimate or extravagant event. You can choose between the Forest Chapel/ Garden Setting or the Enclosed Chapel for your ceremony. Slipperfields also has a fully enclosed terrace that doubles as a waiting area as well as a large modern reception hall.

Capacity: 300+ guests

Venue Type: Country / Scenic



Website: Royalston Lakehouse Wedding & Function Venue

Royalston Lakehouse, located on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth, is a stunning wedding and events venue situated within the Royalston Wildlife Estate. Surrounded by abundant wildlife and picturesque scenery, the venue offers a truly special setting for your occasion.

Capacity: contact for capacity

Venue Type: Country / Scenic / Safari / Wildlife



Website: The Rosebarn

The Rose Barn is a creatively transformed rustic barn, with ultra-modern touches that make it a distinctive wedding venue. The Rosebarn is a perfect spot for outdoor garden ceremonies, providing a stunning backdrop for exchanging vows.  Set between fragrant lavender and lush green bushes, with the option to add a white Bedouin tent, creating a romantic and intimate atmosphere.

Capacity: 50 - 350 guests

Venue Type: Country / Scenic / Luxury / Elegant



Website: Andante Country Wedding & Event Venue

Discover tranquility at Andante wedding venue, your premier countryside destination in Port Elizabeth. Situated amidst the lush green pastures of Murray Park, Andante offers a serene escape just off the convenient Draaifontein Road. Embodying luxury and tranquility, Andante is the centerpiece of the idyllic Brooksdale estate. Our venue exudes charm and elegance, perfect for any wedding or event.

Capacity: contact venue

Venue Type: Country / Scenic / Luxury / Elegant



Website: The Boma

Located in the countryside, The Boma Wedding Venue offers a unique and enchanting forest setting for weddings. The venue features a traditional African-style boma, surrounded by lush gardens and towering trees, creating a serene and intimate atmosphere for your special day. This unique venue is the perfect spot for outdoor ceremonies, with its open-air design providing a picturesque backdrop for exchanging vows.

Capacity: 100 guests

Venue Type: Country / Scenic / Outdoor



Website: The Vue

Nestled within the picturesque Kingshill Estate in Port Elizabeth, The Vue offers a breathtaking sea-facing view that will mesmerize you and your guests. Step into the indigenous gardens and feel the undeniable charm that surrounds you, evoking a sense of peace and tranquility in this slice of paradise. The traditional chapel, nestled among lush indigenous forest, provides a unique backdrop for your ceremony with its stained-glass windows, black and white tiles, and charming ambiance, creating a setting for an intimate ceremony to cherish. 

Capacity: 120 guests

Venue Type: Countryside / Scenic / Outdoor / Luxury



Website: Thatchwoods

Nestled in Port Elizabeth's countryside, Thatchwoods Wedding Venue offers a rustic and picturesque setting for romantic weddings. Featuring beautifully landscaped gardens, a charming thatched-roof chapel, and a stylish reception hall, Thatchwoods creates a romantic ambiance for your special day.

Capacity: contact venue

Venue Type: Country / Scenic / Outdoor



Website: The Roof Garden Bar

Perched atop a city skyline, The Roof Garden Bar offers a unique and stylish wedding venue in the heart of Port Elizabeth. With panoramic views of the cityscape and the ocean beyond, this rooftop venue provides a stunning backdrop for your special day. The venue features a modern and chic ambiance, with an open-air terrace and stylish indoor space, creating a sophisticated setting for your ceremony and reception. 

Capacity: contact venue

Venue Type: City / Scenic / Outdoor / Unique



Website: Assegaaibosch Country Lodge

Assegaaibosch Country Lodge in Kareedouw is an enchanting wedding venue nestled within an indigenous forest, where couples can exchange vows to the soothing sounds of nature. The crystal-clear ravine and melodious songbirds create a magical backdrop for the most sacred moments. The reception venue, nestled under a canopy of greenery, exudes rustic charm and warmth, evoking a fairytale-like setting for celebrations.

Capacity: 150 guests

Venue Type: Country / Scenic / Outdoor / Rustic



Website: African Sky's Venue

Located in the serene countryside of Port Elizabeth, African Sky's Wedding Venue offers a picturesque setting for weddings. With its tranquil surroundings and charming ambiance, African Sky's provides an ideal backdrop for outdoor ceremonies and receptions. The venue also offers unique touches such as access to an animal farm and the option of an elegant horse and carriage ride, adding to the magical atmosphere of your special day.

Capacity: 120 guests

Venue Type: Country / Scenic / Outdoor



Website: Mentors Country Estate

Nestled in the picturesque countryside, Mentors Country Estate offers a serene atmosphere with stunning views of the farm, garden, and farm animals, creating a picturesque backdrop for weddings. The venue's stone chapel, with its antique doors and lead glass windows, sets the stage for a romantic and tranquil wedding filled with love and beauty. Mentors Country Estate provides an idyllic setting for couples seeking a charming and rustic wedding venue that exudes romance and elegance.

Capacity: contact venue

Venue Type: Coutryside / Scenic / Outdoor / Rustic



Website: St Francis Links Weddings

Situated in the prestigious St. Francis Links estate, this venue offers a sophisticated and picturesque setting for lavish weddings. The venue features a championship golf course, luxurious accommodations, and stunning panoramic ocean views, making it perfect for couples looking for a stylish and upscale celebration.

Capacity: contact venue

Venue Type: Oceanview / Scenic / Outdoor / Luxury



Website: Lombardini Game farm & Venue

Lombardini Game Farm in Jeffreys Bay offers two distinct wedding venues to choose from. The Riverside Venue can accommodate up to 220 guests, while the Lodge Venue is perfect for more intimate gatherings, seating up to 100 guests. The venue also offers a variety of ceremony options, including beach ceremonies, riverside ceremonies, garden ceremonies, and amphitheater weddings, allowing couples to tailor their special day to their preferences. One unique feature of Lombardini is that the wedding couple can embark on a safari drive for their wedding photos, providing a memorable and adventurous touch to their wedding experience.

Capacity: 220 guests

Venue Type: Countryside / Scenic / Outdoor / Unique



Website: Swanlake Gardens Wedding & Function Venue

Located in the scenic countryside of Port Elizabeth, Swanlake Gardens offers a tranquil and romantic setting for weddings. The venue features beautifully landscaped gardens, a serene lake, and elegant reception spaces, creating a magical backdrop for your celebrations.

Capacity: 120 guests

Venue Type: Country / Scenic



Website: Intle Boutique Hotel

Intle Boutique Wedding Venue is an exclusive upmarket hotel located on its private game reserve, offering breathtaking views and abundant free-roaming wildlife. The hotel features beautifully designed spaces with flowing decks that overlook the ocean, wilderness, and mountains. The Signature restaurant @ Intle offers exquisite cuisine prepared with locally sourced, in-season ingredients from the famous Gamtoos Valley, showcasing a fresh fine dining style rooted in South African cuisine. Embracing nature is a key part of Intle's culture, allowing guests to walk among various game species and create their own close encounters with nature. With unique and unrivaled views over the Gamtoos Valley, Intle provides the perfect backdrop for amazing photo opportunities.

Capacity: 120 guests

Venue Type: Countryside / Scenic / Safari



Website: The Beach Hotel

Situated on the shores of the Indian Ocean, The Beach Hotel offers a stunning beachfront setting for weddings. The venue features elegant reception spaces, panoramic ocean views, and personalized service, making it perfect for couples seeking a romantic and coastal venue.

Capacity: 80 guests

Venue Type: City / Scenic / Beach



Website: The Boardwalk Hotel

Overlooking the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean, The Boardwalk Hotel is a luxurious and sophisticated venue for weddings. With its stylish ballrooms, beachfront ceremony locations, and world-class amenities, The Boardwalk Hotel provides an unforgettable backdrop for couples seeking a lavish and elegant celebration.

Capacity: 120 guests

Venue Type: City / Scenic / Beachfront / Luxury



Website: Pine Lodge Reserve

Pine Lodge's unique location bordering the Cape Recife Nature Reserve and beach makes it a sought-after venue for couples seeking a memorable wedding celebration. The tranquil and picturesque surroundings, coupled with our fully equipped banqueting division, ensure that your special day is unforgettable.

Capacity: 320 guests

Venue Type: Coutryside / Scenic / Beach



Website: The Willows

The Willows Resort in Port Elizabeth offers a stunning beachfront setting for weddings. The venue boasts panoramic ocean views, providing a picturesque backdrop for your special day. Situated right on the beachfront, The Willows Resort offers a romantic and serene atmosphere for couples exchanging vows. 

Capacity: 250 guests

Venue Type: Scenic / Beachfront 



Website: The Ferry Hotel

Nestled next to the picturesque Gamtoos River, The Ferry Hotel offers a unique and charming setting for weddings. The venue features stunning views of the river and surrounding natural beauty, creating a romantic backdrop for your ceremony.  

Capacity: 120 guests

Venue Type: Scenic / Riverfront / Countryside / Outdoor



Website: Hacklewood Hill Country House

Hacklewood is the ideal venue for small & intimate weddings. The tranquil atmosphere, elegant decor and lush garden makes it a beautiful backdrop for your special day. We can accommodate up to 20 guests and require that the whole house be taken by the Wedding Party.

Capacity: 20 guests

Venue Type: Scenic / Beachfront 



Website: Ukuphupha

Ukuphupha Wedding Venue offers a charming and picturesque setting for weddings in Port Elizabeth. Nestled in the heart of nature, the venue provides a tranquil escape from the city, with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The venue features elegant indoor and outdoor spaces, including a beautiful garden and a stylish reception hall, creating a romantic atmosphere for your special day. 

Capacity: contact venue

Venue Type: Scenic / Countryside / Outdoor



Website: Africanos Country Estate

Africanos Country Estate offers a variety of magical settings for your wedding ceremony. Choose from the romantic chapel, the open skies surrounded by big trees, or the tranquil courtyard fountain. Their air-conditioned venue provides a welcome respite from the summer heat, and the exquisite interior style adds to the charm, making it an ideal location for your special day.

Capacity: 250 guests

Venue Type: Scenic / Countryside / Outdoor / Luxury



Website: Estate 28

Estate 28 is a versatile event venue located on the outskirts of Colleen Glen within the Gqeberha metro, offering a picturesque setting for weddings and various functions. The estate covers 12.5 hectares of biodiverse land, providing stunning photo opportunities. The venue features a charming chapel, previously a milk shed, with valley views and seating for 80 guests. A wall of glass windows offers panoramic views of the valley, rolling hills, and ocean. On-site accommodation, ample parking, and affordable packages make Estate 28 an ideal choice for couples seeking a beautiful and convenient wedding venue.

Capacity: contact venue

Venue Type: Scenic / Countryside / Outdoor



Website: Plumbago Hills

Located in the picturesque Kruisriver area just outside Uitenhage, Plumbago Hills offers a unique blend of stylish elegance and country charm. Nestled between the hills, this venue provides the perfect setting for a memorable event. You have a choice of an outdoor forest ceremony or a gazebo countryside ceremony, adding to the venue's charm and versatility.

Capacity: contact venue

Venue Type: Scenic / Countryside / Outdoor / Rustic



Website: Vineta Estate

Vineta Estate, situated in the picturesque Chelsea Nature Conservancy, offers a stunning venue for weddings and events on just under 24 acres of lawns and bush land. The property boasts a diverse array of plants, shrubs, and trees, providing a natural and serene setting. Wildlife is abundant, with occasional sightings of Bush buck grazing in the driveway, adding to the charm of the venue. Vineta Estate offers a choice of ceremony locations, including a newly built rustic chapel or a lush forest, both ideal for intimate, nature-inspired weddings.

Capacity: contact venue

Venue Type: Scenic / Countryside / Outdoor / 



Website: Barkly Street Theatre

Barkly Street Theatre Wedding Venue in Uitenhage offers a unique and charming setting for weddings and special events. The theatre's main auditorium is transformed into a stunning wedding reception space. The venue also features a beautiful outdoor courtyard, perfect for ceremonies or cocktail receptions. 

Capacity: contact venue

Venue Type: Theatre / Outdoor / Rustic


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