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


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.


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


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


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!



These housekeeping fairies keep everything neat, clean and tidy - including our laundry, guest rooms, venue and kitchen.



Matthews keeps the gardens and grounds looking pristine and beautiful. He has 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