Coney Glen, The Heads, Knysna

Choose Romance. Choose a Knysna Wedding Venue

The heart wants what the heart wants …

Knysna has always been a magical destination for weddings, welcoming wedding parties from near and far to share the romance of the special day.

If your heart desires a lavish affair overlooking the glittering Lagoon, you’ll be dazzled by some of the most spectacular views that the Garden Route has to offer. You may prefer the idea of eloping with just a handful of your closest friends. In Knysna, you’ll find your own secret spot on the beach or in the forest.

This beautiful town is nestled between the forest and the ocean, and makes for truly memorable photographs.

Choose Knysna, where wedding dreams come true.

In no particular order, here are 7 of our favourite places to say I do:

Villa Castollini

A truly idyllic and unique location for a wedding

This 5 Star guest house has an extraordinary sweeping view of the shimmering lagoon. There is a chapel onsite and the reception room overlooks the lagoon. It can accommodate up to 250 guests, and weddings are custom made according to your wishes. The team at Villa Castollini can assist with all your arrangements, making your wedding a stress free experience.

Villa Castollini

Featherbed Nature Reserve

Unforgettable, natural, real

What could be more romantic than a wedding under the Milkwood trees on a starry night? The Featherbed Company will ferry your guests across the lagoon to the Forest Restaurant on the unspoilt Western Head. The buffet meal prepared by the Featherbed chefs is legendary and a fitting way to celebrate your special day.

Please Note: Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic all Featherbed’s services are temporarily suspended. Please check that they have re-opened before you plan your outing!

Featherbed Nature Reserve

Portland Manor

The perfect setting for the realisation of your wedding day dream.

Portland Manor in Rheenendal is a country hotel found at the foothills of the Outeniqua Mountains adjoining the Knysna forest. The Manor is an historic estate and it was built in the early 1860s. The picture-book setting is idyllic and it is filled with old world charm. A wedding at Portland Manor is truly a memorable occasion.

Portland Manor

Simola Hotel Country Club and Spa

Simola wants to be a part of your romantic journey.

Simola is an award winning luxury hotel with spectacular views. It is set on the hills high above Knysna, with a view of the Heads, the blue Outeniqua Mountains in the distance, and the Knysna River. At Simola you can expect attention to detail and excellence. This hotel can also accommodate all of your wedding guests.

Simola Hotel Country Club and Spa

Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort

A world where unspoilt nature and luxury meets.

If you have dreamt of a beach wedding, you will love Brenton Haven in Brenton-on-Sea. You can choose to say your vows on the cliff top overlooking the beach, or on the sand down below. The elegant Butterfly Blu restaurant can accommodate up to 150 people.

Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort

Pezula Resort and Spa

Impress your guests with views of the emerald greens of Pezula Championship Golf Course

For red carpet treatment look no further than Pezula Resort and Spa in Knysna. A wedding at Pezula is an elegant affair. Situated on the Eastern Head it has endless backdrops for beautiful photographs. The team at Pezula will bring your ideas to life, down to the finest details.

Pezula Resort and Spa

Knysna Elephant Park

Every wedding deserves an elephant’s blessing

For a truly African affair that will be memorable for all, celebrate your special day at the Knysna Elephant Park. This reserve is home to a herd of elephants that roam free within the park. Your guests will have the opportunity to meet the elephants and they can be included in your photographs. The venue is rustic and relaxed, whilst still being elegant. It can accommodate up to 120 guests.

Knysna Elephant Park

Create the wedding of your dreams

Knysna does not only have fabulous venues, there is a team of locally based professionals to make sure your dream becomes a reality. Whether you need a wedding cake?, flowers?, or a co-ordinator – we have you covered. For more information and advice on other venues in the area, please contact the Visit Knysna office.