The Queen of the winelands, the SA Weddings team go exploring to find out how she's earned this status and offer you an inside glance as to what could be your first and last attempt at securing your dream wedding venue.
If it's romance you're after, balanced beautifully by old world charm, there's no need to look much further than the welcoming oak-lined avenue of stately Lanzerac. This is a property seeped in history and culture, situated just next to Jonkershoek forest and overlooking the ever-stretching Stellenbosch winelands. The Lanzerac Hotel & Spa knows all about how to make your big day that once-in-a-lifetime occasion, offering unrivalled views, service excellence, luxe five-star accommodation that will make you never want to leave and of course there's also the wining and dining element that delivers the final cherry on the top for you and your wedding party. From formal dining options in the Governors Hall Restaurant to outdoor heaven and meals served al fresco on the Terrace.
Head Chef, Stephen Fraser, prides himself on showcasing the very best seasonal ingredients and fresh local produce, making Lanzerac’s superb menu another stand out feature of this place. Together with the wine pairing on offer and the estates proud personal collection, be prepared for an experience in food and wine like you've never sampled before.
Lanzerac also boasts a soon to be re-launced luxurious Spa, where private bridal spa treatments can be booked for the ultimate pampering solution to pre-wedding jitters. Made even better by a glass of their chilled MCC to toast in another setting sun.
Your photographer will be spoiled for choice with these surrounds and with a property offering so much outside of the hotel, from its deli and wine tasting space to the gardens waiting to explored and picnicked upon and of course the Spa and Pool bar area- there's enough to keep your wedding party busy for hours, hoping they'll find the time out of their holiday schedule to attend the wedding of course.
With Stellenbosch town only a few minutes drive or cycle away means that exploring is made easy- the ultimate walking town, so rich in heritage and culture with foodie hotspots lining the streets, great artsy shopping and golf courses a plenty all around- not having enough time is your only most-likely issue whilst visiting.
Each wedding receives the individual attention of a dedicated management team member who is there to assist you in every way to guarantee an unforgettable day. The focus at Lanzerac is in the finer details and creating a truly unique experience. Whether its your wedding, honeymoon or a weekend away to de-stress and soak in the surrounds, this estate has it all and offers the perfect escape from the modern hustle bustle.
In hosting your big day here, there is something that suits every couple ranging from the uber-glam to a more understated affair with both indoor and outdoor spaces on offer. One of our favourite finds is the beautiful greenery between the pool room bar and the back of the hotel which is just begging for a marquee and summer-style wedding garden-party. Depending on your celebration style, Lanzerac can accommodate and tailor something perfectly fitting to you, ranging from 20 to 140 wedding guests- it's all up to you and the way you want to say 'I do'. The one thing that doesn't change though, depending on which part of this glorious estate you want to lay your claims on, is that the vineyards and encompassing mountains views are all around you.
Listed amongst the most prestigious luxury hotels in the world, The Lanzerac Hotel & Spa, a member of Gatsby International Hotels & Resorts, extends a warm local and internatio...