Unique Destination Wedding with Endless Views in Beautiful South Africa
Bona Dea Private Estate is located 2.5km from Hermanus, the gem of the Overberg region and in the heart of the Cape Whale Coast, Western Cape, South Africa. Your special occasion will be framed by spectacular scenery, an array of exquisite settings, and breathtaking locations that create the ideal backdrop for a truly unforgettable celebration.
All packages include exclusive and private use of the entire venue complex for your bespoke wedding!!
It boasts endless views of vineyards, wild fynbos, and mountainous terrain — perfect for an elegant destination wedding on the mountain slopes & among the wine estates of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley behind the seaside town of Hermanus.
Bona Dea is a ‘must-see’ venue!! In addition to winning Best Reception Venue at the TopVendor Wedding Awards in 2015 and Best Wedding View at the TopVendor Wedding Awards in 2017, we are ranked among the top 3 country wedding venues in South Africa in 2021. Your perfect year-round, all-weather venue!
This award-winning luxurious estate is ideally suited for a wedding ceremony and reception for you and your guests. The garden treed terrace, offering breath-taking views, is a tranquil spot for guests to enjoy a sundowner or served with an array of canapés.
With our outstanding level of service, Bona Dea Private Estate promises a memorable wedding at one of the best wedding destinations abroad. From the moment you enquire until you proceed down the aisle.
The extraordinary Venue Complex features elements of the original Cape Dutch style, combined with a contemporary & bold renovation finish. Our magnificent garden treed terrace in its natural splendor was designed for marveling at the beautifully manicured gardens and the breath-taking endless views, with the rolling hills of the valley at its feet.
GARDEN TREED TERRACE
We offer a magnificent garden treed terrace with a view of the valley, an ideal setting for an outdoor ceremony or pre-dinner drinks. Thousands of fairy lights adorn all this!
Our little cove of romance & magic. If you prefer a ceremony without the sounds of birds chirping or being sheltered from the rain, then this is the ideal setting for you. The hundreds of candles & rings filled with luscious greenery, all play a role in making this a whimsical experience.
BAR & CIGAR LOUNGE
Included in our luxurious array of public areas you will find our modern & spacious bar & cigar lounge. The views from the bar area stretch onto our garden treed terrace & as far as the picturesque valley. With comfortable seating and a relaxed atmosphere – this is an area well sought after, after being swooped around on the dance floor.
Richly furnished for comfort and a relaxing atmosphere - An ideal setting, lit with large wide-angle fireplaces, ready for you and your guests' enjoyment.
The ballroom is the most suitable place to mesmerize your guests at the very first glance. The setting is large enough to accommodate all your guests with a generous dance floor that overlooks our garden treed terrace. Sway around on our dance floor, with mirrors enhancing the size of this space - between a fairy-lit branch transformed ceiling & enjoy your dinner, set in a romantic candle-lit atmosphere.
A room specifically created to display your cake and dessert extravaganza. Showcased on a large platform filled with tea lights to ensure an exceptional display of the creations for you & your guests' delight.
GARDENS & VIEWS
Our exquisite, landscaped gardens are the perfect setting to welcome your guests onto our estate. You need not leave the premises for family, bridal or couple photos as our gardens are your blank canvas to capture all your picturesque moments.
Our stylish furnished accommodation, set in endless views, offers remarkably comfortable self-catering options. From double rooms for a romantic getaway for 2 to a 6 sleeper fully self-catering house perfectly suitable for the whole family. We have thought and catered for all your needs.
WEDDING PLANNERS / CO-ORDINATORS
Our professional and experienced on-site event planning team promises that no detail will be overlooked, and no possibility ignored. The team’s exemplary standards & dedication, along with your aspiring ideas, will guarantee your day amounts to everything you ever dreamed it would be - from start to finish!
We are open to private viewings and virtual viewings by appointment. Our dedicated wedding team will bring you on a tour of the venue whether it’s in person, or virtually via Zoom.