Weddings & Occasions

A wedding is not just a union of two people, but a celebration of the coming together of two families. With that belief in mind, at The Cellars-Hohenort we design a wedding experience around four elements which include exceptional service, unique setting, exquisite accommodation and cutting-edge cuisine and world-class wines.

Exceptional Service

Your guests are our guests. At The Cellars-Hohenort we celebrate the culture of impeccable hospitality, and extend an authentic and warm welcome to all who cross our threshold.

Our team has been trained in traditional hospitality values. This means while great care is given to attention to detail, the service is intuitive and never obtrusive.

During your celebration our team will attend to all the finer details: from making sure both you and your wedding party are comfortable in your accommodation, to the details of the ceremony, and the seamless roll-out of the reception.

Unique Setting

The Cellars-Hohenort is located in "Cape Town's Vineyard", the historical Constantia Valley on the breathtaking slopes of Table Mountain.

The historic hotel is set in 9.5 acres of beautifully manicured gardens, which feature the second-oldest camphor trees in South Africa, an enchanted forest, a vineyard, secret doorways, a rose garden and so much more.

There is a variety of locales for you to say “I do” in our stunning outdoor area …

Palm Arch

Arches and weddings seem to go together very well, and with good reason. They give each wedding a distinct character and a focal point. Choosing how you decorate your arch is another opportunity to put a stamp on your wedding. At the Cellars-Hohenort you can say your vows under the palm arch. It’s a unique and photogenic space for an outdoor ceremony: surrounded by lush green foliage and hidden by ancient trees, yet still offering beautiful mountain views.

Conveniently, the Hohenort building is adjacent, which makes for an easy flow from ceremony to canapés and champagne.

This palm arch area can accommodate 40 guests.

The Great Hall

For a sophisticated indoor venue, the Great Hall in heart of the Hohenort building has recently been refurbished for a more modern, elegant look.

There’s easy access to the wraparound balcony, as well as the inviting Greenhouse Bar for canapés and champagne.

This area can accommodate a maximum of 50 guests, standing, and 40 guests seated.

The Conservatory Restaurant

Offering unparalleled garden vistas, your guests will feel as if they’re floating above the trees. The restaurant is built around a giant 300-year-old oak tree, offering a setting that is both whimsical and elegant. We can also arrange to have your ceremony or reception here in the airy indoors, or on the sun-drenched terrace.

This area can accommodate a maximum of 80 guests without a dancefloor, or 60 with a dancefloor.

Garden Reception

Garden weddings are a dream, and we can help you plan yours in our gardens. For larger weddings we erect a marquee on the Hohenort lawn to accommodate all your guests. This spacious piece of land provides an incredibly picturesque venue, with views that include the Hohenort pool and the vineyards beyond.

This area can accommodate a maximum of 120 guests.

Greenhouse

Food is one of the most important aspects of any wedding. This flagship, award-winning restaurant of The Collection by Liz McGrath has been reimagined, and your guests will be in for a culinary treat. Picture warm, dark wood mixed with the soft tones of charcoal and honey, and punctuated with eclectic, contemporary art to create an uncluttered environment. It’s at once an elegant yet cutting-edge space to host the wedding reception of any foodie’s dreams.

This area can accommodate a maximum of 80 guests.

Exquisite Accommodation

All 52 rooms and suites boast panoramic views of the iconic mountain over the 9.5 acres of beautifully manicured gardens. There’s something to suit everyone in your wedding party, including those travelling as a family.

Situated in Cape Town, The Cellars-Hohenort offers luxurious country charm while still being the perfect base from which to explore South Africa's oldest city, which is famed for its diverse cultures, natural beauty, cuisine and wine.

Our recommended honeymoon suite is the Madiba Villa. This private, double-storey villa is secreted away in the beautiful gardens. Self-contained, it has its own private driveway that leads up to its entrance. It has a large, open-plan sitting room and a dining room, as well as a private courtyard and swimming pool. Otherwise, there are many fitting and luxurious options from which to choose your honeymoon suite.

The key to looking your best on your special day is taking time off to relax and pamper yourself, and our Fresh Wellness Spa is just the place to to do it. It’s a full-service spa that offers basic and signature treatments, and is the perfect place for your wedding party before your big day. There’s also an on-site hair salon for all your hair needs, from styling to cuts and blow-outs.

Cutting-edge Cuisine and World-class Wines

Our executive chef, Peter Tempelhoff, oversees all of the restaurants in The Collection by Liz McGrath. And as such, each and every menu is held to his high standard. "If it is not the best it can be, it doesn't belong on the menu!"

At The Cellars-Hohenort, head chef Delia Harbottle or head chef Ashley Moss will meet with the bridal couple prior to their wedding day, to ensure the creation of a personalised set menu that tells the couple’s unique story. This can take the shape of anything you wish, from a fine-dining reception dinner to a champagne breakfast or relaxed lunch.

At Greenhouse our chefs specialise in food that’s fun and edgy, yet recognisable. The focus of the menu is Africa, with a nod to the time Peter Tempelhoff spent in Japan and France.

The fare at The Conservatory is elevated comfort food; dishes with sophistication and finesse. Fresh produce from the gardens is incorporated into the seasonal menu of The Conservatory, which reflects the surrounding region.

Situated in the heart of Cape Town’s wine country, our group sommelier will meet with the chefs preparing your menu to pair a wide range of world-class local wines to your bespoke menu.

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