A Karoo themed wedding may not be the newest addition to Cape Town’s wedding venue location list, however, it is an often overlooked option for high quality, yet affordable year-round wedding venues for would-be brides and grooms.

Karoo summers and winters are hot but with a little imagination an ideal venue and a casual and relaxed dress code, these farm weddings set in stark and contrasting landscapes are in a class of their own and with a little creative wedding planning steal the limelight from so many other venue choices.

While a farm may not at first glance seem like a romantic setting to get married, there is something inherently captivating about the unique and relaxed charm of the barren landscape, fynbos and wildlife and in that moment of exchanging the “I do’s” in the middle of nowhere, it all starts to make sense.

The Western Cape provides a wealth of high-quality wedding destinations – each one may be suited for hosting your wedding in their own unique style, but if you are South African and ever spent a bit of time in the Karoo, you will know that the Karoo is an especially special destination for its pristine stark landscapes contrasting against big blue skies, crystal clear nights.

This part of the Western Cape is most often characterised by the arid semi-desert vegetation. That offers so much more for farm styled wedding themes. Imagine those stunning landscape views, with pictures captured amidst the local wildlife, and a slew of historical towns and buildings with some of the most dramatic sunsets and crisp morning and starry night skies.

The Karoo’s wedding venues have a certain allure that reflects the breathtaking surroundings. The vastness of the Karoo surrounds most of the event venues, providing open landscapes, warm weather, and peace that only the Karoo can provide. When you add in the legendary Karoo hospitality, you’ve got yourself a setting that promises to be magical.

Choosing the right Function Venue is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when planning your wedding. That is why we have compiled a list of the top function venues in the Karoo for you to choose from. Don’t know where to start when it comes to picking the perfect venue? Read our blog on things to consider when choosing your venue.

Karoo 1 Hotel and Village is the ideal venue for a memorable romantic wedding reception and accommodation venue, hidden away on the edge of the Karoo where charm, romance and tranquillity are inherent to the area. This historic hotel has seen many famous guests throughout the centuries and is steeped in local folk tales and stories of historical significance. Newly re-renovated there is ample accommodation to host small, medium and large wedding functions.

For more information about hosting your wedding at Karoo 1 Hotel and Village please see our wedding page or download the brochure here.