Weddings at The Plantation

Imagine being serenaded by a forest full of birds as you say your wedding vows.
Imagine sharing the finest meal with family and friends in an elegant ballroom.
Imagine celebrating love, happiness and the start of your married life by dancing under a canopy of fairy lights.
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 chapel, ballroom, bridal suite and accommodation
  • Perfect for 10 – 200 guests
  • Award winning catering
  • In-house wedding planning
  • Flexibility to customise packages
  • 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.

MEA Markets 2021 African Excellence Awards

Most Elegant Wedding Venue - Eastern Cape

Wedding & Function Magazine 2021

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

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.

The Plantation’s charming 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.

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