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Designed as an all-in-one wedding venue, with a romantic chapel, elegant ballroom, luxurious bridal suite, 4-star accommodation and picturesque forest gardens, The Plantation captures the spirit of love, happiness and celebration of a perfect wedding day.

Our beautiful facilities, impeccable service, superb cuisine, wealth of experience and unique extras such as a horse drawn Victorian carriage make The Plantation one of the top wedding venues in South Africa, the Eastern Cape and Port Elizabeth.

The Plantation Chapel

Mother Nature is a guest of honour at The Plantation’s charming chapel. Indigenous birds serenade the wedding ceremony, and natural light streams over the bride and groom while they exchange their vows. While being fully roofed, the chapel has open sides, inviting the beautiful forest inside while offering full protection from wind and rain.

A quaint wishing well fountain at the chapel’s entrance provides guests with the perfect opportunity to wish the couple well in their marriage, and is an ideal setting for photographs. The chapel links to The Plantation ballroom via an enchanting wooded forest walkway.

The Plantation Ballroom

The Plantation’s elegant ballroom epitomizes romance and love. Fairy lights twinkle in the open rafters and large arched windows and doors provide panoramic views of the beautiful surrounding forest.

A wrap around porch and large covered patio offer shelter from the elements and the garden is lit at night with Victorian lampposts, up-lighters and fairy lights.

In summer, colonial paddle fans and air-conditioning keep guests cool while in winter, a fire roars in the grand fireplace keeping guests cosy and warm. The solid teak floor, neutral walls and curtains ensure that all colour schemes look perfect.

The Plantation seats up to 200 guests. More intimate weddings also fit comfortably without impacting the warm and inviting atmosphere. Tables can be placed in a number of configurations, to suit your style and requirements.

The Plantation Bridal Suite

The Plantation's luxurious bridal suite is ideal for brides to get ready before the ceremony, and for the married couple’s first honeymoon night. Hairdressers and make up artists can do the bridal party’s hair and make up on site, alleviating the stress of arriving at your wedding on time!

A beautiful teak sleigh bed and elegant décor provide a romantic, private environment for the bride and groom and a delicious breakfast for two is served in the bridal suite the morning after the wedding.

The Plantation’s Horse & Carriage

Our hunter's green Victorian carriage is pulled by our beautiful carriage horse, Destiny. Destiny is driven by a trained driver and groom, dressed in full Victorian carriage finery. She transports the bride to the chapel in stylish vintage elegance, and whisks the bride and groom away for a romantic carriage ride and photographs following the ceremony.

The Plantation Country Retreat Accommodation

The Plantation Country Retreat is perfect for overnight accommodation for wedding guests, and for longer stays for out of town visitors. Babysitters can be arranged through The Plantation for guests wishing to leave their children in the guest rooms during the wedding reception.

Costs

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Wedding costs consist of fees for venue hire, chapel hire, food, drinks, waitering and accommodation.

The Plantation’s venue hire fee includes everything you need for an elegant wedding. There is no need for any draping or expensive décor. All setting and clearing of the functions, as well as use of all The Plantation’s standard equipment is included in the venue hire fee. This includes a selection of table shapes and sizes, floor length white linen, a choice of under plates, wooden French tiffany chairs, elegant crockery, cutlery and glassware, cocktail tables, garden chairs, cake table, cake knife, envelope gift box and gift table, PA system, a podium for speeches, blankets, heaters and firewood.

Also included in the venue hire fee is a professional wedding planner, the use of The Plantation’s built in 3 phase back-up generator, a paramedic service on call for all guests and a professional K9 security guard and dog.

The Plantation is renowned for its fine food, and our team of chefs can tailor a menu according to your requirements and budget. Our food philosophy is to provide large portions, beautifully presented and served quickly ensuring that all guests enjoy dining together.

The Plantation offers various venue hire options for different days of the week. Each day offers its own benefits. Saturdays are the most popular days for weddings, but Fridays, Sundays and weekdays should also be considered. Weddings at dusk on Fridays are particularly festive, kick-starting the weekend with a fabulous celebration. Sunday lunchtime weddings offer guests the best use of The Plantation’s stunning gardens. These alternatives are discounted and offer excellent value for money, especially for those wanting the perfection of The Plantation on a limited budget.

Please contact The Plantation for availability and a full cost estimate.

Accolades

National Winner - Elite Wedding Venue in 2016 Top Vendor Wedding Awards

People's Choice Winner - Elite Wedding Venue in 2015 Top Vendor Wedding Awards (National competition)

Shortlist on Luxury Travel Magazine's Global Awards 2016

PMR Africa Diamond Arrow Award 2015 

PMR Silver Arrow Award 2014

Gold Winner - Wedding Reception - 2013 Bride's Choice Coastal Awards

Silver Winner - In-house wedding Planner - 2013 Bride's Choice Coastal Awards

Silver Winner - Honeymoon First Night - 2013 Bride's Choice Coastal Awards

Gold Winner - Reception Centre - 2012 Bride's Choice Coastal Awards

Silver Winner - In-house Wedding Planner - 2012 Bride's Choice Coastal Awards

Silver Winner - 1st Night Honeymoon - 2012 Bride's Choice Coastal Awards

Gold Winner - Eastern Cape Reception Centre - 2011 Bride's Choice Awards

Gold Winner - 1st Night Honeymoon - 2011 Bride's Choice Awards

SA Tourism's Welcome Award - MESE category 2010/2011

National Winner - Wedding Reception Centre - 2010 Bride's Choice Awards

Gold Winner - Eastern Cape Reception Centre - 2010 Bride's Choice Awards

Gold Winner - Eastern Cape In-House Wedding Planner - 2010 Bride's Choice Awards

Gold Winner - DJ Service - 2010 Bride's Choice Awards

SABC 3 Top Billing 21 October 2010 - Click here.

Check out The Plantation on The Weekend Post's Global Table! Click here.

Top 5 Winter Wedding Venues in South Africa - Wedding Collection Magazine - Winter 2009

National Winner - Wedding Reception Centre - 2009 SA VOW Awards

Gold Winner - Eastern Cape Reception Centre - 2009 SA VOW Awards

Silver Winner - Eastern Cape 1st Night Honeymoon Destination - 2009 VOW Awards

Gold & Bronze Florists - Floral Design - 2009 VOW Awards

The best wedding venue in Port Elizabeth and one of the premier wedding venues in Eastern Cape!