Winter weddings at De Hoop Nature Reserve - Wedding Album

Winter weddings at De Hoop Nature Reserve

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There are so many wonderful reasons to opt for an off-season wedding, and hosting your special day in the Cape’s Overberg is just one. Make yours memorable by celebrating it at De Hoop Nature Reserve, a stunning 36 000 hectare conservation area that is defined by its unspoilt coastline and biodiversity of fynbos and marine life.

‘The Shed adds so much character to the less formal weddings – with the backdrop of the natural beauty of the Reserve, the vlei and gorgeous grounds, it makes for a picture-perfect wedding,’ says Nini Stephens, the venue’s in-house wedding coordinator.


1. The night before the wedding – They will host a Friday night potjie for you and your family and friends to enjoy in the boma around a campfire.

2. The ceremony – You and your other half have the option of taking your vows under a beautiful old fig tree or in the Cloete Room. Ceremony benches, a hessian runner and sewejaartjie confetti are included. Bouquets, corsages and boutonnières are quoted separately.

3. Post ceremony nibbles – Comforting winter warmers will be served around a bonfire including gourmet s’mores bars with marshmallows, nuts, sprinkles and chocolates, as well as spicy biscuits, cheese straws and still-warm home-made bread rolls with paté. Drinks – white hot chocolate shots and Glühwein served in enamel mugs to keep them warm – are quoted separately.

4. The reception – Your reception will take place in The Shed where your guests will be warmed by a roaring fire, and the tables will be arranged around the dance floor.

5. The winter menu – The bride and groom can create their own three-course set menu with a choice of three soups served with De Hoop’s home-made bread, one of three hearty mains and there will be a choice of three desserts on a pudding table.


De Hoop’s winter package, which will be available from mid-May to the end of July 2018, offers couples a 20% discount on accommodation for a two-night stay for a party of up to 70 guests as well as a minimum venue fee of R59 000 which includes rectangular tables, white tablecloths and napkins, standard white crockery and glasses, simply fynbos arrangements and candles. There is a 15% discount on wedding drinks. Ts&Cs apply.


Phone: 021 422 4522
Facebook: De Hoop Collection
Twitter: @dehoopreserve
Instagram: @dehoopreserve

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