Award winning wedding venue in Cape Town

Best Wedding Venue near Cape Town, in Hermanus, South Africa

Bona Dea Private Estate is one of the most exclusive and beautiful Top 10 Cape Town Wedding Venues along the Cape Whale Coast in South Africa.

Winner of the TWA Vendor Wedding Awards  “Top Country Wedding Venue” sets this 5Star luxurious venue in a class of its own.

Bona Dea Private Estate is a picture perfect, luxurious wedding venue and conferencing destination proudly situated in an elevated position with endless un-interrupted views of the Babylonstoring mountain range and the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley (which is only a 90 minute drive from the Cape Town International Airport).

The Hemel-en-Aarde valley (meaning Heaven on Earrth) is famous for its vineyards, which provides the dramatic backdrops for Bona Dea Private Estate’s sophisticated wedding and conference events.

This Top 10 Wedding Venue, was completed in 2015, the Dendrobium House Venue Complex is set in exuberant and manicured landscaping with natural water features, and offers a magnificent entertainment terrace with an impressive feature lighting illuminating the surrounding trees.

Bona Dea Private Estate is considered to be the best wedding venue in which to experience the ultimate, in unique wedding venue luxury, in the Western Cape.

This Award Winning Wedding Venue in Cape Town is a bold renovation incorporating the original Cape styled farmhouse and is tailored to be the ultimate in privacy and exclusivity. Enjoy light, airy indoor/outdoor spaces, pure elegance décor designed to perfection, thoughtfully conceived with everything the discerning wedding couple or could wish for to create their bespoke wedding or corporate host could wish for.

This Award Winning Wedding Venue in Cape Town has a sophisticated and dedicated wedding planning team capable of organising and co-ordinating entire events for up to 160 guests in the lavish ballroom or conferences and gala dinners for 200 guests.

Our unique and bespoke wedding packages are flexible and personalised to suit every clients’ individual needs. The Estate offers a wide range of event-critical services on-site, such as co-ordination, creative styling, floristry and décor equipment and furniture hire to ensure that your unique wedding or corporate event is memorable and spectacular.



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9 questions to ask when choosing the perfect wedding venue


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1. What is your budget?

Planning the perfect wedding is all about budget. Unfortunately, that could mean missing out on a venue that may seem to be THE ONE, but remember, not all venues are for every bridal couple. Perhaps your budget is more suited to a smaller setting? Or maybe you’ll need to trim down your guest list?

While no one likes to be told that they can’t afford what they want, chat to the manager of your dream venue and find out what they have to offer.

Did you know? Bona Dea Private Estate can cater for up to 160 guests.

2. Is the venue available on your chosen date?

Before you set your heart on a venue, make sure that your chosen date and time is available. If not, are you willing to reconsider the day on which you tie the knot? It’s important that your day (and therefore your venue) suit your needs. If you’re not willing to budge on your big day, then you’ll have to start searching for a new venue.

3. How many guests will be attending?

It’s easy to fall in love with a venue when viewing it for the first time, but it would be a shame to do so only to find out that the venue is either much too large or too small for your needs.

Many wedding venues will allow you to ask questions when booking a time to see the venue, whether the appointment is made over the phone or done via their website. Use this time to ask questions such as these and potentially save yourself a lot of time and heartache.

If your venue is able to cater for your wedding, then that’s fantastic! Make extra sure that the venue’s parking is adequate and that all of your guests will easily be able to access the venue.

4. Do you need a chapel?

When planning a wedding that may be a little further away from home, it can be easier for both the lucky couple and their guests to have the ceremony and reception at one venue. You’ll need to ensure that your venue can cater for your specific religious needs, if any, and be sure to discuss every detail of the ceremony with the venue manager to guarantee that there are no unpleasant surprises on the day.

Did you know? At Bona Dea Private Estate you can have your wedding outside overlooking the majestic mountains with breath-taking views as your backdrop. We also have a stunning chapel on the property that is the perfect setting for any wedding ceremony.

5. What setting are you looking for?

Weddings are a personal affair that should suit the wants, needs, and personalities of the wedding couple. It’s important to choose a wedding venue that provides the perfect setting for your big day. Do you and your partner love the ocean? Why not choose a sea-side venue? If you’re looking for a more rustic feel, then consider hiring a venue in the bush. There are many options, and many different ways to achieve your desired look and feel.

6. What are your catering requirements?

Food is one of the most important factors to any wedding celebration. What would a wedding be without melt-in-your-mouth morsels and decadent desserts? If you have specific catering requirements that should fit in with your lifestyle or religious beliefs, don’t hesitate to inform your wedding venue manager or wedding planner.

Did you know? Bona Dea Private Estate has a passion for weddings and we pride ourselves on paying attention to even the smallest of details. That’s why we custom build wedding menus with our bridal couples to ensure that every bite is delicious and every plate is spectacular. You’ll meet with our private chefs and decide exactly what you want as you want it.

7. Will the venue suit your theme?

Themed weddings are becoming more and more popular. Fantasy, rock n roll, comic book weddings, you name it, it’s more than likely been done! It’s always imperative that you choose a venue that will be able to cater to ALL of your wedding needs, and that includes your theme. Not all venues are willing to allow sword fighting or a trapeze act though, so always inform your wedding venue manager what you’re planning to do.

8. What does the venue NOT provide?

It may seem like a strange thing to ask, but with the MANY questions that should be asked while planning your wedding, it’s good to know what’s not allowed or could be a problem. Don’t take for granted that your wedding venue will provide tissues for your more sensitive guests in the chapel or that there will be wine glasses available. Ensure that you have the right wedding venue for your perfect day by checking every single box, even the ones that may not seem important. As the old adage goes, better safe than sorry.

9. Finally, is it everything you want?

The hardest lesson to learn, and often the most important, is that you shouldn’t settle for less when planning your wedding. For many, this will be the only wedding you ever have, and that means it should memorable, magical, and an event you never look back on with regret.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions, take notes, and double check on every detail. Your wedding day is important and it deserves to be treated that way.




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Greek Honey Moon Give-away 2016 / 2017

Grab one of 8 Free Honeymoon’s on the idyllic Greek Island of Skiathos - value R482,720.00* with compliments of Bona Dea Private Estate

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We have the perfect romantic location for your Honeymoon. A Private 4 sleeper 5*Villa with majestic views over the Mediterranean sea and Skiathos town. Lots of exciting entertainment, food and drink can be added to make your honeymoon as magical and as personal as you wish.

The coast surrounding this beautiful island is often, if not always, filled with impressive cruise ships, fishing boats, and tourists on sailing excursions. It offers beautiful weather throughout the summer months and it has plenty of beautiful relaxing beach locations if you are looking for the perfect honeymoon. There are plenty of reasons why you should visit Greece and like so many who have visited before you, you are bound to fall in love with this wonderful country.

There is so much that this idyllic destination has to offer, from stylish taverna’s and boutique shopping markets, to sailing excursions and more, there is something for anyone and everyone within this beautiful island. Skiathos and its neighbouring islands in the area, are one of the main attractions for many tourists coming to Greece every year. Greek land includes over a thousand islands scattered around the area. The most popular islands for tourists to visit are Skiathos, Skopelos, Santorini, Corfu Island, and many others.

Accommodation Overview

The Skiathos “Khakibos Villa” is the perfect private location on the mountain side of Ponta within a short distance of the airport, beaches, village, nightlife and a host of exciting day trip activities.


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Khakibos Villa Features


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  • Stunning patio deck, with unsurpassed views overlooking the Mediterranean sea
  • Fully equipped – self-catering five star villa
  • Eclectic Mediterranean styled decor
  • Private entrances
  • 2 Bedrooms with sea views
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Lounge with sea views
  • Dining
  • Kitchen
  • TV

How to Grab one of the Bona Dea Private Estate complimentary honeymoons?

If you are looking for a wedding with the real 'wow factor' that oozes sophistication and understated elegance, Bona Dea Private Estate, in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus, is the most luxurious wedding destination along the Cape Whale Coast. Gently nestled high against the mountain slopes, with uninterrupted views across heavenly vineyards and the valley below, makes the perfect country
wedding destination.

At Bona Dea Private Estate winner of the prestigious “Top Vendor” peers choice “Best Country Wedding Venue of 2015” you can trust the professional team of onsite wedding planners, talented florists and creative stylists, to elegantly transform your wedding vision into something spectacular.

The grand Dendrobium House complex incorporates traditional elements of a Cape styled farmhouse, natural water features, manicured garden terraces and in the evening the garden terraces can be adorned with 20,000 sparkling fairy lights adding a magical ambience to the forest greenery.

The Manor House lavish staircase makes for a dramatic introduction, your guests will lanquish in the professionally designed décor interiors and the elegant mirrored ballroom seats up to 160 guests with a generous dancefloor to enjoy.

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Grab a Complimentary Honeymoon

Book a minimum Bronze wedding package at Bona Dea Private Estate and stand in line to receive one of 8 complimentary Honeymoon’s* (T&C’s apply) on the idyllic, scenic Greek island of Skiathos.

Terms and Conditions

You will receive a Complimentary 2-week honeymoon in Skiathos Island – in a 5 Star - 4 sleeper Villa



Fully furnished and equipped

Outstanding sea and beach views

Outdoor patios

Private entrances

Private property

Honeymoon Value EUR250 per day x 14 nights EUR3,500 x 17.24 = R60,340.00 per honeymoon
exchange rate R17.24  to 1 EURO


  • You must book a Bona Dea Private Estate Wedding for any date during the period

    September or October 2016
    May, August, September and October 2017

  • Wedding dates are subject to availability
  • A minimum bronze wedding package is to be booked in order to qualify for a complimentary honeymoon.


To Book your wedding please contact us on or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A 50% (fifty percent) deposit is to be paid within 30 days of booking your wedding date to qualify for a complimentary Greek honeymoon.

Honeymoon includes accommodation and airport transfers on the island of Skiathos only (max 4 people)

The accommodation may not be exchanged for cash, alternate accommodation or anything

Honeymoons are to commence 1 day after your wedding date and will end on the 14th night, with check out no later than 9am (for example: if your wedding is on a Saturday your accommodation will commence on Sunday – Night 1. You will check out on the morning of the 15th day - no later than 9am)

No post check out luggage storage facilities are available.

Complimentary honeymoons are available on a first come first serve basis.

A refundable breakage /loss deposit of EUR350 is payable on the first day of arrival in Skiathos (in cash)

Complimentary honeymoons terms and conditions are subject to change at the Owners discretion.


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