About The Plantation

Starting as a family’s dream to relocate to the Eastern Cape, The Plantation was Port Elizabeth’s first custom built all-in-one wedding venue. Since opening its doors in 2006, the passion and attention to detail from the owner-managed family business has led to The Plantation having been repeatedly awarded as one of South Africa’s top wedding and event venues.

The Plantation acquired a second venue, The Boma, in 2010. The Boma is located next door to The Plantation and is a more informal venue offering potjies and spitbraais, perfect for outdoor events such as milestone birthday parties, forest weddings and corporate events.

In 2018, The Plantation added a third venue to its collection – 39 on Church Guest House and Conference Centre. Centrally located in Walmer, 39 on Church offers superb accommodation for business and leisure travellers and The Plantation and The Boma event guests. It also has a conference centre with two fully equipped conference rooms.

Whichever of our venues you select, The Plantation guarantees an experience that is magical and memorably enjoyable.

Meet The Team

Sarah

General Manager & Co-Owner.


Sarah’s forté is sales, marketing and customer service. She ensures we have delighted clients and a team that loves delighting them.

Ralph

Operations Manager & Co-Owner.


Ralph is constantly on the go - looking after our facilities and making sure that everybody has everything they need to wow our guests.

Pat & Judy

Co-owners.


While he is not writing books, author Pat keeps our finances in check. Judy looks after our glorious gardens

Paul

Finance & 39 on Church Manager.


Paul dots our “i”’s and crosses our “t”’s. He never forgets a client and is a whizz at writing fancy emails.

Lu-Ann

Head Chef.


Lu has a passion for serving knock-out good food. She and her team dish up menu upon menu of the finest wedding and event food in the country.

Michaela

Floor Manager and Function Co-ordinator.


Michaela is our front-of house manager. She oversees our waitering and bar team and makes sure every event runs perfectly.

Dominique

Operations Supervisor.


Dom does all the stuff that happens behind the scenes to make everything perfect on the day. She manages our stock, and sets up every event with an eagle eye for detail.

Zaydia

Function Co-ordinator and Marketing Assistant.


Zaydia mans our front desk and is in charge of quotes, bookings and event planning. She also manages the floor during weddings.

Daphne

39 on Church House Manager.


Daphne’s friendly smile welcomes our guests and makes sure they feel at home during their stay. She cooks the best breakfasts in town!

Kitchen Team

Brigitte, Stephanie, Jamielah & Zoleka


This talented team preps and serves dish after dish of divine food. They love loud music and plates that come back empty.

Housekeeping Team

Eunice & Mabel


These housekeeping fairies keep everything neat, clean and tidy. Mabel is in charge of our laundry and guest rooms and Eunice our venue and kitchen.

Groundsmen

Christoph, Lucas & Matthews


This trio keeps the gardens and grounds looking pristine and beautiful. They have collectively vacuumed more leaves than any other person in human history.

39 on Church

Conveniently located in Walmer (10 minutes from The Plantation), 39 on Church offers twelve 4 star guest rooms. We offer a 15% discount to all Plantation event guests.





The Boma

With its glass-enclosed restaurant, delicious South African buffet food, large outdoor lawn and crackling bonfires under a fairy-lit forest courtyard, The Boma is the perfect place to celebrate any special event.





424A Sardinia Bay Road, Lovemore Park, Port Elizabeth