If it's fresh, crisp and untainted country air you're craving for your big day, an Overberg wedding is definitely on the books. This magical stretch of countryside encompasses a diverse selection of venue backdrops: While the Grabouw and Eljin areas are known for its spectacular pear and apple orchards, Caledon and Riviersonderend boasts majestic golden wheat fields and mountain peaks, not to mention lush green horse and cattle farms. The Overberg is also home to the wild flower which you'll encounter at one of the many enchanting wild flower gardens.
On the more glamorous flip side you'll find areas like Hermanus and Arniston, famous for its beautiful beaches, surrounding vineyards, and not to mention upper class Overberg wedding venues like Arabella Golf Estate. Smaller towns like Greyton and Villiersdorp are also fast becoming sought-after venues, especially with foreign and city brides being drawn to these historic towns by the pure charm they exude.
In spring time the different farm lands are in various stages of development and colours, resulting in the most breathtaking patchwork landscapes. When summer time arrives the wheat and canola fields are in full bloom, painting the farm lands in varying shades of yellow and gold. Add to that the mountain peaks, babbling brooks, rustic dams and hidden creeds and you've got yourself a selection of pretty spectacular photographic backdrops to choose from. Should you want to capture more of the cultural romance of the countryside, the little farmer's houses, small winding roads and town houses provide the ideal backdrop to your fairytale.
With Cape Town no more than two hours' drive away, the Overberg is still quite easily accessible for townsmen and many service providers are willing to travel the distance. Then again, with towns like Greyton and Hermanus quickly climbing up the industry ladder, you might choose to enlist the services of one of the many skilled Overberg wedding service providers like florists, décor experts and so forth.
An Overberg wedding might still be classified as a destination wedding as guests might feel inclined to spend a night or two in one of the historic guest houses rather than making the journey back home. While the towns are littered with guest accommodation, many of the surrounding farms also have luxury cottages and guest houses making guest accommodation something less of a headache.
All in all, a wedding in this area provides the an escape from the rushed city slicker life, couple and guests the opportunity to fully unwind and truly appreciate the wedding day in all its glory. Once the couple heads off, guests need not look too far to entertain themselves. The Overberg offers ample entertainment in the form of farm drives and wine tasting, as well as the Caledon Casino, Hotel and Spa and Bredasdorp Candle Factory, all of which make an Overberg wedding even more worth your while. ...less