Getting married on the Atlantic Seaboard is something many Capetonian brides have had their hearts set on since the day they first stepped out on the promenade in their stilettos and glittery dresses. This stretch of coast is known for its infectious vibe and is definitely not for the tame and rustic at heart, however if it's chic Hollywood style, glamour and pure luxury you're looking for, the Atlantic Seaboard will definitely deliver.
Wedding friendly areas include Camps Bay, Clifton, Bakoven, Hout Bay and of course the V&A Waterfront, among many others, each boasting unrivalled views of the ocean on the one side and Table Mountain on the other. In most of these suburbs, the slopes of the mountain are tightly packed with luxury guest houses and five-star hotels, all fully equipped to make your wedding day truly unforgettable. If indoor is not your thing, the white sandy beaches provide the perfect setting for a beach wedding, while a luxury yacht gets you right out there on the ocean where the real party can kick off.
With the V&A Waterfront and Cape Town Stadium always just around the corner, the seaboard certainly has no shortage of entertainment, that's to say if you even make it out of the luxurious realms of your five-star accommodation. Spas and relaxation stations are as plentiful as the sand particles on the beach and exclusive beachside restaurants and cocktail bars turn any afternoon into an island vacation. The side walks are dotted with trendy cafés, deli's and restaurants by day, transforming into hip and happening hotspots when the sun sets over the horison.
For the more cultured soul, Hout Bay is located just around the corner, known for its farmers markets and beach cafés serving seafood like your palate's never experienced before. Foreign guests will also be delighted at the close proximity of attractions like the Table Mountain cable car and Robben Island – all of which are must sees in any traveller's guide.
When the time comes for wedding pictures to be snapped, head out to the beach for a fun and romantic photo session. You can also scour around for one of the many romantic little nooks and private beaches, where you and your partner can dip your toes in the water and watch the sunset in solitude while the photographer captures it all. Most Atlantic Seaboard wedding venues are perched on the foothills of Table Mountain or right on the coast meaning wherever you go, a view of the ocean is a given. ...less