Weddings & Occasions

A wedding is not just a union of two people, but a celebration of the coming together of two families. We design a wedding experience at The Plettenberg 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 Plettenberg we celebrate a 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 seamless roll-out of the reception.

Unique Setting

The Plettenberg is sheer oceanic magic. Situated on a rocky headland, the breathtaking property overlooks miles of golden beach, the Outeniqua Mountains and Formosa Bay.

There is a variety locales for you to say, “I do …”

The Sun Terrace

This space is situated at the main hotel and overlooks the sprawling Lookout Beach, with the Tsitsikamma mountain range framing the scene in the distance. The view is magnificent, with magical sunsets.

This area can accommodate 120 guests with a marquee tent.

Blue Wing Terrace

For something a little more intimate, the private Blue Wing Terrace is tucked away opposite the main hotel and overlooks the Lookout Rocks, Robberg Nature Reserve and the Tsitsikamma mountain range, with seemingly endless ocean views.

This area can accommodate 40 guests.

The Wine Cellar

Our private wine cellar is just the place for an intimate, secret ceremony. We’ll light the cellar with candles, the light bouncing off our collection of South Africa’s finest wines. We will also adorn the area with fresh flowers for fragrance, and a touch of romance.

This area can accommodate only two other guests.

Seafood at The Plettenberg

Light, bright and airy this restaurant makes for a fairytale reception venue. The décor reflects its seaside location, bringing the sand, beach and sea inside to the views of the ocean radiating out to eternity.

This area can accommodate 100 guests.

The Blue Wing

The Blue Wing is a perfect reception area for a small wedding celebration. This intimate venue’s design allows the outside to spill in, with ocean views and magic sunsets as well as the twinkling cosmos to admire as night gathers.

This area can accommodate 40 guests.

Exquisite Accommodation

The hotel has 37 individually decorated rooms and suites, which showcase the most breathtaking vistas of ocean and mountains. There’s something to suit everyone in your wedding party, including those travelling as a family.

Situated in Plettenberg Bay, along the adventure-rich Garden Route, The Plettenberg offers the ultimate seaside escape, incredible natural scenery and all the traditional niceties of luxury accommodation.

Any one of our individually decorated and private rooms and suites make for an ideal honeymoon suite, offering seemingly endless ocean views and the ultimate in seaside luxury.

Additionally, your wedding party can make use of the Fresh Wellness Spa, a full-service spa that offers basic and signature treatments for both beautifying and relaxing.

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 up to his high standard: "If it is not the best it can be, it doesn't belong on the menu!"

At The Plettenberg, head chef Grant Parker will meet directly 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.

Our chefs celebrate the marine bounty and seasonal produce of the Plettenberg Bay area, with signature dishes that incorporate the flavours and natural ingredients of the Garden Route, including many exquisite meat and vegetarian dishes.

Local wines, of the Plettenberg Bay area and of the Western Cape, have been carefully selected and paired with the regional menu.

Contact us about your bespoke event.