WEDDINGS ON THE BEACH
All of our beach weddings, without exception, have been very successful, whether there be two guests or two hundred! The ambiance, charm and location all make for a stunning day.
You have the option of either a lunch time or dinner time wedding. Lunch weddings are best when the weather is not so hot and where the guests would want to return to Cape Town. Evening weddings are great for the sun setting behind the happy couple and where the guests will relax and enjoy themselves AND stay over in the area. We have a selection of charming bed and breakfast accommodation, and a honeymoon suite to recommend.
When considering Die Strandloper for your wedding it is important to be advised of the following:
Should you require a private / exclusive booking then this needs to be discussed directly with the wedding co-ordinator and he or she will explain the requirements for an exclusive booking with you. Depending on the size of your group a venue hire may or may not be charged,
With regards to the weather - unfortunately we are essentially an open air restaurant and cannot open in the rain! I hate to mention it but you do need to be aware of the risk – we thus only take wedding bookings over certain “safer” months of the year.
With regards to decor, you can decorate as you wish within reason, however, bearing in mind a few things, being an open air restaurant on the beach, simpler is better, as the location speaks volumes itself, and you are quite limited with time in which to "decorate".
Our advice re: décor is please do not try and turn the restaurant into something it is not, this just does not work at all. Stick with the rustic beach theme. Should you require the services of a décor specialist we will put you in touch with a service provider in the area.
We recommend the use of a delightful floral arch to stand under when being married. It really enhances the effect and looks great. If you wish to create your own archway, please feel free to do so.
We can book a minister for you, alternatively you are welcome to organise your own minister.
Freelance photographers are welcome or we can put you in touch with one and make some recommendations.
We have a fully licenced bar. You are however also welcome to bring along your own drinks and we do not charge a corkage fee. Please remember to also organise your own ice to keep the drinks cold if you will be bringing your own drinks as we do not have any electricity.
Should you be bringing most of your own drinks but also require us to have our cash bar open “just in case” it is needed, then we charge a R 500 surcharge to open the bar and have it ready.
Our bar is licenced till midnight and thus last rounds will be called latest at 23h30pm to close the bar at midnight.
Our rate includes our regular Strandloper guitarist. Should you have the restaurant booked privately for your wedding then we do not mind if you would like to organise your own music instead, Please however be advised that we do not have electricity and any music service provider you use would need to bring along a generator and be prepared to work off that. It is highly recommended as well, that they come and meet with us and check out the restaurant beforehand.
If you do not have the restaurant booked privately for your function then you are not allowed to bring your own music or entertainment.
Please be advised that a wedding fee will be charged. This fee varies depending on the size of your group.
Please refer to out Terms and Conditions attachment.
Lunch weddings: Guests will be required to vacate the restaurant area by 17h00 in order for us to facilitate our dinner guests.
Dinner weddings: Bar closes midnight. We turn our lights off at 01h00 am and then require all guests to vacate the restaurant.
Should you be interested further, please contact us and we will put together a quotation for you based on your numbers and requirements.