The Cellars-Hohenort is a charming and graceful sanctuary in the heart of Cape Town’s Constantia Valley and is widely known as one of Cape Town’s favourite wedding venues. A proud member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, it was ranked as one of the Top 30 Hotels in South Africa in the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards in 2021.
The historic hotel is set within nine acres of beautiful, manicured gardens, providing the perfect setting for the ultimate celebration of love – be it a small destination wedding or a lavish affair for 60 guests. A Cellars-Hohenort wedding is custom-designed for the couple around four core elements to guarantee a magical experience: the unique setting, exceptional service, world-class cuisine and exquisite accommodation.
The gardens feature the Hohenort Lawn, an enchanted forest, secret doorways, water features and a stunning rose garden. There is a variety of locales to say ‘I do’ at The Cellars-Hohenort, including the option of a Palm Arch surrounded by lush green foliage and hidden by ancient camphor trees.
Wedding receptions are hosted in the elegant Hohenort building that features The Great Hall, a private dining area and an exclusive-use bar with a wrap-around terrace overlooking the gardens. Talented Executive Chef Tronette Dippenaar will create a personalised set menu that tells the couple’s unique story with delicious dishes that are presented with sophistication and finesse, using fresh produce from the gardens. Options range from a champagne breakfast or a relaxed lunch to a fine-dining reception dinner paired with world-class wines from the Constantia Valley and beyond.
Boasting panoramic views of the gardens and Table Mountain range, The Cellars-Hohenort can accommodate the wedding party in 51 luxury rooms and suites. To ensure the most comfortable of stays, it also features two pools, a gym and tennis court, as well as a hair salon and the Fresh Wellness Spa where guests may unwind and enjoy a selection of pampering signature treatments. There’s a room or suite to suit everyone, including those travelling with children and furry friends, while guests needing more space and privacy have the option of booking the two- or three-bedroom private villa. The exclusive Madiba Villa features three bedrooms, a dining room, lounge with fireplace, service kitchen and bar, as well as a private pool to provide the perfect backdrop for the coming together of special friends and family.
The newly-weds may also choose from a range of excellent 3-, 4-, or 5-night wedding packages to start their honeymoon at The Cellars-Hohenort. These include a range of complimentary add-ons, such as Spa treatments, gourmet dinners, romantic turndowns and more, even a bottle of Dom Perignon! The honeymoon may be extended to the sister-hotels within The Liz McGrath Collection, with The Marine in Hermanus a scenic 2-hour drive away, or further along the Garden Route to The Plettenberg – the best address in Plett.