Welcome to Bona Dea Private Estate
We are an award winning wedding venue in the Overberg. We also host spectacular conferences & functions.
Nestled between fragrant fynbos, award-winning vineyards and swatches of olive trees, Bona Dea Private Estate is the perfect Hemel-en-Aarde wedding and function venue. Whether you’re planning a breathtaking winelands wedding or a spectacular corporate function, our venue is the perfect year round, all-weather venue. So all that’s left to do is to say ‘yes’…
Spectacular celebrations are our business and we specialise in bringing your ideas to life.
Whether you’re planning a memorable wedding or business function, our team of imaginative, resourceful and flexible event planners will make it happen.
Bona Dea is just a stone’s throw from Hermanus and the beautiful Cape Whale Coast. Our gem of a venue was designed with your event in mind – conveniently located, exceedingly elegant, and yet, remarkably comfortable.Wedding Services Book A Viewing Build Your Own Quote
Bona Dea Private Estate offers exceptional facilities for conferences, seminars, etc.
We've hosted an assortment of different functions, from an orchestral concert all the way to the annual Pinot Noir Celebration. 'Situated just outside of Hermanus, at the very beginning of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Bona Dea Private Estate is an easy 90 minute drive from Cape Town… The perfect change of pace from the city hustle and bustle.Function Services Request a Quote Build Your Own Quote
" We would like to thank you for an excellent function. The wedding went absolutely smoothly and even my very careful music selection was performed completely correctly. The run-up to the wedding was punctual, comprehensive and “stress-free”. In all respects an extremely professional experience. We would recommend Bona Dea with all our hearts. "
- Martin and Maureen Groom's Parents
" Thanks so much again for a great wedding weekend. We had an amazing time. "
- Genine Bride
" Thank you so much for everything that you did for us, people loved the wedding and the venue and kept mentioning that everything went super smoothly and was perfection in and of itself so well done! "
- Serron & Saar Groom and Bride
" I just want to thank the team at Bona Dea for an incredible wedding. It was all I was hoping for and much more. Thank you for all your effort and for making the whole wedding process so wonderful. A lot of love "
- Mia Bride
" We are back home now, and the blues are fast setting in. Cynthia and I have no words to describe our sincere gratitude for the spectacular show that you and Bona Dea put on for us. We had such an awesome time and will forever be grateful, THANK YOU!! "
- Gerald & Cynthia Bride and Groom
" Thanks so much again for a great wedding weekend. We had an amazing time. Thank you for coordinating everything so perfectly. It gave us the chance to relax and to enjoy every moment of our big day. Good luck, all the best, god bless, cheers & goodbye "
- Carmen & Andreas Bride and Groom
" We just wanted to thank you all for such an amazing day we got to share with our friends and family. You guys were all so helpful from day one until the last hour. I cannot thank you enough for everything. It was great pleasure meeting you all and you have such an amazing heart welcoming team. Bona Dea will always be that special place for us. Thank you. "
- Daniela Bride
" The client and all the guests were blown away by the service and function. Thank you so much to each and every one of you. "
- Margaux Event Planner
" I just want to thank you for planning the most beautiful well organized wedding. Everything went so smoothly with nothing that went wrong. We really appreciate all the effort you made to the day. Your friendly help and service are really appreciated. All our guests commented on the professional way you handled every aspect of the day "
- Thys & Carina Groom & Bride
" I just want to say a big THANK YOU to you and your team. What a night! Everyone absolutely loved it. I could not have asked for a more breathtaking venue. WOW WOW WOW!! Many thanks for all. "
- Leigh Studio Health
" Wanted to personally thank you for a spectacular event. We have had great feedback and the guests did not stop talking about it. I see on our posts, that many are asking where we had our gala dinner – beautiful! You have a wonderful venue, but more than that, your staff are the best I have worked with. You are professional and go above and beyond. "
- Jenni Event Planner
" I wanted to send you a huge thank you for everything you did to make my sister’s wedding the success that it was. It was beautiful, intimate and incredibly special. I’m forever grateful! "
- Guest Sister of the Bride
" Thank you again for making my plans a reality and for doing such a fantastic job. Truly grateful and appreciative. Much love. "
- Michele Bride
" We both just wanted to thank you (and your staff) again for all of your help and effort with our wedding. You went above and beyond what you needed to do and our day was absolutely seamless. It was such a pleasure working with you. Bona Dea was everything I wanted and more. "
- Kathleen & Pierre Bride & Groom
"What an unbelievable experience! What an absolutely gorgeous venue! Top drawer service. I was there to DJ for the wedding, but I was treated exactly the same way as the guests. To all brides-to-be, I recommend this venue 120%. Awesome accommodation, stunning wedding venue, breathtaking views, PHENOMENAL service, ample parking, and a brilliant crew of individuals that treat you like family. Thoroughly impressed. See you guys again soon!"
- Brendan Paul Wickstrom DJ In The Mix Productions
"I wanted to personally thank you for a spectacular event. We've had great feedback, and the guests could not stop talking about it. You have a wonderful venue, but more than that, your staff are the best I have worked with. You are professional and go above and beyond. I am confident we will be seeing each other again!"
- Beverley Holmes Event Manager
Thank you for making our dream day a reality and going out of your way with fantastic service to make everyone feel comfortable.
Nomaswazi Tshabalala Bride
Not once has my breath not been taken away by the beauty and magic that the Bona Dea Team manage to create… The professionalism, preciseness, and attention to detail are something like no other!
Billy-Jean Raad Photographer
Exceptional venue and experience!
Tom Knowler Function Attendee
Marriages are made in heaven,
weddings are created on earth
Actually, they are made at Bona Dea Private Estate…
Our gorgeous venue was completed in 2015. Extra care was taken in the planning of the Dendrobium Venue Complex and, as a result, it functions as flawlessly as a bird in flight. Our magnificent terraces were designed for marvelling at the beautifully manicured gardens and the breathtaking natural landscape beyond.
The tailoring of the original Cape Dutch style farmhouse, to become the ultimate in private and exclusive event hosting, was completely worth the effort. The careful renovations resulted in elegant, yet, light and airy indoor and outdoor spaces.
Bona Dea Private Estate is hailed as one of the most romantic and dramatic locations in South Africa. And, if you take a moment to breathe in the beauty of the surrounding area, you’ll dream of your own Hermanus wedding. Come for a viewing… Our team would be delighted to receive you and your entourage at the Estate for a cup of tea and a guided tour.Wedding Services Book A Viewing Build Your Own Quote
What we offer
A variety of entertainment spaces and added-value services, all wrapped into one elegant package. For a detailed Info Kit, get in touch with our team of event planners.
Treed Terrace / Chapel
Whether you’re planning an outdoor event or an intimate indoor ceremony, we’ve got the perfect spot for every season.
Cocktail Bar Lounge
This beautifully furnished room, with its leather couches and wingback chairs provide the perfect area for your guests to enjoy a drink and mingle.
The Magical Ballroom
Your guests will be absolutely enchanted as they step into the magical Ballroom with its glittering fairy light ceiling.
Perfect for the cake cutting ceremony and for displaying dessert canapés, this opulent room is the cherry on top of a luscious wedding.
With designer lounge seating for up to 30 guests, and large fireplaces, Dendrobium House is the perfect addition to a comfortable winter wedding.
Gardens & Parking
Our manicured gardens make a remarkably beautiful backdrop to wedding photos. And your guests are assured of safe and secure parking.
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