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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.