There's something special about being in a forest - it's peaceful, magical, enchanting and absolutely beautiful. We are completely in love with the idea of having a forest wedding; the sun beaming through branches, the earthy smell of tall trees surrounding you and when night time comes around, the sparkle of fairy lights and lanterns in the dark.
We've selected a few of our favourite finds. We hope to inspire you and have you dreaming about that magical fairytale wedding with the perfect forest setting.
De Uijlenes is one of our absolute favourite venues for the perfect rustic forest wedding. If you are looking for a knock your socks off farm wedding venue in the Overberg which is unique, creative, fun, rustic and magical, this is the spot for you.
Be it a magical fairytale, boho festival chic, rustic affair or just downright quirky wedding you are after, this wedding venue can reflect your personalities and make your wedding totally unique to any other.
Located on Winery Road, the venue is situated amongst some of the most prestigious wine farms along the Stellenbosch Wine Route. With uninterrupted vistas of rolling lawns, sweeping vineyards, and beautiful mountains within the Helderberg basin, who could wish for anything more?
Only 20 minutes from Cape Town International Airport, it is easily accessible for both our local and international guests. Absorbing the tranquil surroundings of idyllic countryside, rest assured you can relax, as the specialist team magically turns your dream into reality.
Nooitgedacht Estate is a family owned and managed historical Cape Dutch wine estate in Stellenbosch with a homestead and outbuildings that date back to 1774. The estate boasts expansive lawns shaded by centuries old oak trees, rolling vineyards and exhibiting a truly old world atmosphere balanced by contemporary design features.
Nooitgedacht is perfect for an outdoor ceremony or reception under the big and beautiful oak trees - making a forest wedding come to life in the winelands.
Not exactly set in a forest, but if you dream of a bespoke barefoot wedding you will love Old Mac Daddy; set amongst apple orchards and the pine whispering slopes of the Elgin Valley. A beautiful stretch of lawn beside the lake is perfect for a ceremony and the indoor-outdoor Barn boasts a spacious restaurant with a built-in bar, lounge space and swimming pool deck.
Nestled in a pine forest in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, Forest44 is an exclusive wedding venue which offers a tranquil ambience and spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
The venue is incredibly versatile and can effortlessly adapt to every bride's personal taste. The natural tones of pine, slate rock and crete stone, combined with state of the art lighting features, allows a carte blanche opportunity to create a unique atmosphere on your special day.
Nestled in Port Elizabeth’s enchanting indigenous forest, The Plantation is a fairytale wedding venue with a romantic chapel, elegant ballroom, lavish bridal suite, luxury accommodation and magical forest gardens.
Renowned for its superb service, fabulous food and brilliant value for money, The Plantation prides itself on being the Eastern Cape’s most exclusive wedding venue. It has been voted as South Africa’s top wedding venue for the past 6 years.
De Hoop Collection Weddings are held within the 36 000 hectare conservation area that is De Hoop Nature Reserve, characterized by rich biodiversity and rare species of fynbos and marine life that leads down to an unspoiled coastline. Celebrate your special day under the magnificent Fig Tree, or alongside the 19km vlei, a Ramsar site that stretches across the reserve and is home to rich bird life.
Nestled on the banks of the Kastaiing River, The Conservatory is set among vineyards and ancient oaks, presenting an absolute hidden gem for any event of your choice. The venue allows for beautiful photographs amongst the ancient oak trees and stunning outdoor area.
Die Woud is in perfect harmony with nature nestled between established oak trees and majestically tall wattle forests. Experience the sound of birds chirping, the flow of water from the stream below and dappled sunlight casting it’s blessing on to you and your loved ones.
In the ‘open-air-church’ guests are seated in between the towering wattle trees and a wooden altar is where you will get to kiss-the-bride. Guests make their way through a tranquil nature walk towards the epitome of a fairytale set-up. The grandeur of oak trees sets the scene where wooden tables are lit up by twinkling lights from crystal chandeliers above.
Looking for a fantastic getaway after your special forest wedding? Trogon House and Forest Spa is the ideal honeymoon destination, offering exquisite luxury surrounded by the Tsitsikamma Forest.
You may feel a million miles away, yet have The Garden Route paradise right on your doorstep.
Trogon House and Forest Spa is the ideal honeymoon destination, offering exquisite luxury surrounded by the Tsitsikamma Forest. You feel a million miles away, yet have The G...
Located in the breath-taking Franschhoek Valley, we offer a space in which you and your guests may elude suburbia and the city, and come and relax out in the country.
Voted as South Africa’s best wedding venue
Our breath-taking forest offers various options for a customised wedding ceremony under a natural pine canopy
If you dream of a bespoke barefoot wedding you will love Old Mac Daddy; set amongst apple orchards and the pine whispering slopes of the Elgin Valley.
De Hoop Collection Weddings are held within the 36 000 hectare conservation area that is De Hoop Nature Reserve
Grandeur is back in vogue. Nooitgedacht Estate has specialized in exquisite, hand-crafted weddings for over 25 years.
Nestled in a pine forest in the heart of the winelands, this country venue offers a tranquil ambience and spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. The inspiration behi...
With two equally unique and different wedding venues on the farm to choose from and surrounded by glorious countryside, you will be blown away.
Die Woud is in perfect harmony with nature nestled between established oak trees and majestically tall wattle forests.