If you thought eloping meant running off to some faraway country to say I do, you haven’t survived a world pandemic. Everyone is thirsty to travel and if you can combine that with an intimate wedding on African soil, you can kill two mosquitos with one blow.
So, if Covid has ruined your wedding plans, don’t be disheartened. It might just have led you to your dream destination. The Elgin wine valley offers a one-stop solution for wedding couples that is stress-free, complies with COVID-protocol, and guarantees beauty on your doorstep. Fulfilling your wish, Elgin offers the Wedding Big Five: unique venues, great food, and great wine, excellent service, accommodation, and entertainment.
VENUES AND VIEWS
Most of the wedding venues offer accommodation onsite, making this a perfect option for an intimate wedding. Whether you want to say I do in the vineyards, close to water, or a more secluded space, take your pick. Cherry Glamping whisks couples into its natural surrounds while the renovated Elgin Vintners Country House offers sweeping views of its gardens and the valley. The luxurious Lothian Vineyards comes equipped with a helipad, and you can play hide and seek in South Hill Vineyards’ beautiful vineyard maze. Otherwise, plan an elegant cocktail party at the Inn at Highlands or let your hair down for a country-style “opskop” at Oaklane Cottage’s Function Hall
FOOD AND WINE
You are in the valley of plenty. It is the heart of free-range products, natural juices, organic produce, and cool climate wines. Visit the valley before the wedding and plan a few stops at the various wine farms to find wines to impress your guests. Enjoy food and wine pairings while you are there and discover the diverse wine styles on offer. The boys will love a get together at the Hickory Shack before the big day and the ladies can indulge in an earthy, organic lunch at Her Harvest on the Rosenhof Farm
Everybody knows how expensive wedding planners can be. And when it comes to the finer details like décor and flowers, the budget goes out the window. The South Hill wedding package for one comes complete with the detailed eye of Sandy Kind who stand at the beck and call of every bride.
There is also the ladies from 4 every event who will assist you with all your hiring needs, pretty or practical, and they are based right here in Grabouw. Believe it or not, but you can even rent your dream car from Elgin Classic Cars and consult the team from on the Scene for all your transport, bar, and staffing needs. No wedding is complete without the cake as a centerpiece. Nakita from Mon Ami Cakes adds her sparkling personality as the magical ingredient. And finally, the bouquet, locally created by Party by Design. Other services like Overberg transfers and Corporate Comforts will assist to make sure your day goes according to plan.