Weddings at The Plantation

Imagine your picture-perfect Instagrammable wedding.
Imagine having the time of your life with family and friends in the most elegant setting.
Imagine celebrating love and happiness surrounded by a magical fairy-lit forest.
Imagine your wedding at The Plantation.

Our magical forest, naturally beautiful facilities, impeccable service and superb cuisine make The Plantation one of the best wedding venues in Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), the Eastern Cape and South Africa.

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Facts and Figures

  • On-site forest chapel, ballroom, bridal suite, groom's room and honeymoon suite
  • Perfect for 10 – 200 guests
  • Award-winning wedding experience
  • In-house wedding planning
  • Flexibility to customise packages
  • Guest accommodation with shuttle services
  • Centrally located at the start of the Garden Route
  • Widely regarded as one of SA’s best wedding venues
  • Unrivalled value for money


The Plantation has received multiple awards for being
one of South Africa’s top wedding venues.

South Africa Prestige Awards 2023/24

Wedding Venue of the Year - South Africa

Global Wedding Awards 2024 - LUXlife 

Wedding Venue of the Year 2024 - Eastern Cape

Influential Businesswoman Awards 2024 - Acquisition International

Best Customer Service-Focused Businesswoman (Eastern Cape): Sarah Dirsuwei (The Plantation owner)

MEA Markets 2021 African Excellence Awards

Most Elegant Wedding Venue - Eastern Cape

Wedding & Function Magazine 2021, 2022, 2023

Top Service Provider in 5 categories - Venue, Co-ordinator, Catering, Drinks Service, 1st Night 

African Excellence Awards 2022 

Wedding Venue of the Year - Eastern Cape

National Elite Wedding Venue in 2017, 2016, 2015
Top Vendor Wedding Awards

Top 3 Finalist

Restaurant Association of South Africa

2017 Rosetta Award for service excellence

2017 Lilizela Tourism Awards


Luxury Travel Magazine’s Global Awards 2017


National Best Wedding Reception Centre
2008-2014, Bride’s Choice Awards


The Plantation Experience

From booking your wedding, through the entire planning process to your big day, we will help you to enjoy
every moment. Our team of wedding planners will make your dreams come true, crafting a celebration that is as unique as you, ensuring everything runs smoothly and that you enjoy planning your big day with minimal stress and effort.

Start your wedding day by getting ready with your bridesmaids in The Plantation's oh-so-fabulous French-inspired Bridal Boudoir dressing room and forest garden suite. Designed to make you shine, the bridal suite has everything you need to prepare in style, relax with your besties and take the most amazing photos.

The groom and his best men start out in The Plantation's groom's room - the perfect spot for a cheers and chill before the festivities start. 

The Plantation’s charming forest chapel is the perfect place to say your marriage vows. It’s open sides invite the forest inside and natural light streams in a halo over the bridal couple while birds serenade you as you say your vows.

After the ceremony, guests make their way via an enchanting forest bridge to our elegant ballroom, surrounded by a large porch and magical gardens, lit by fairy lights and lanterns.

Our team of award winning chefs will dish up a mouth-watering menu while our waitrons and bar staff attend to your guests’ every need.

After celebrating the start of your married life by dancing with friends and family, our honeymoon suite awaits - the most romantic and tranquil end to your wedding with breakfast in bed starting your married life.


  • "The Plantation staff were so helpful, down-to-earth, and extremely professional that all I had to do was rock up in a white dress, say I do and enjoy my fairy-tale day with my husband."
    Faye & Riekert du Preez
  • "We had the perfect wedding day! The venue looked like something out of a fairy tale, the food was delicious and service all round was amazing."
    Stephanie & Rory Kockott
  • "I married my Prince in an enchanting forest with soft lights, chandeliers and food fit for royalty - The Plantation made our Happily Ever After possible."
    Marike & Ruan Muller