Another year filled with excitement and anticipation for many as thousands of couples gear up for their big day to say ‘I do’. If you’re among the fianceés and wedding guests of 2024, then you’ll know that one of the major considerations during the wedding-planning process is sleeping arrangements. We know that underlying stress and sleepless nights aren’t recommended for our blushing brides-to-be, and to ensure that you look your very best on your wedding day, we’ve compiled some accommodation options near popular wedding venues so you can rest assured. Say “I do” and sleep over at one of these hand-picked venues! 

Leipzig Country House

Worcester, Western Cape

Starting off strong with a stunning venue that has it all. Whether you’re looking for an old wine cellar that boasts seating for up to 130 guests, a chapel, a tranquil garden, or giant Oaks, Leipzig Country House will grant you every wish. Although we’re certain that your other half will be the most breathtaking view of the day, the vineyards, mountains, and old-world charm of the historic buildings will definitely be a close second. The farm also boasts an in-house team of chefs that will bring even more flavour to the table. If all of the above sounds wonderful but a little overwhelming you’re in luck because there is a dedicated event team ready to take care of your wedding day coordination. Book some of the various rooms right on the farm and forget about leaving early. Leipzig Country House truly offers everything you could hope for to make your wedding day unforgettable for everyone in attendance.

The Rosendal Country Retreat 

Rosendal, Eastern Free State

If you’ve never been to the Eastern Free State and you’re still on the hunt for the perfect venue, take a road trip to this countryside gem in Rosendal surrounded by the Witteberg Mountains. The Rosendal Country Retreat boasts a sandstone chapel that seats 120 guests and is built with stones that are carved using century-old techniques, making this the perfect place to promise to be together forever. There are two reception areas to choose from and a cosy area with a fireplace and couches that is the ideal spot for guests to enjoy canapés and drinks while you and your new spouse sneak off to your photoshoot. Speaking of photoshoots, Rosendal will provide you with the best mountainous backdrops! There is also a professional DJ and team of chefs who will ensure that your special day stands out. To top it all off, the search for accommodation near such a magical wedding venue has never been easier, because you can book a stay at this very venue through TravelGround

Laborie Heritage Wine Estate

Paarl, Western Cape  

What is better than enjoying wine in the Western Cape? Getting hitched on said wine farm surrounded by mountains and loved ones! The location of this wedding venue right in the heart of the Cape Winelands is truly spectacular. Laborie Wine Estate offers a variety of venue options for your wedding day to ensure you get exactly what your heart desires. Whether you want a grand affair for 120 guests or a more intimate gathering, Laborie can make the magic happen thanks to the dedicated events team that is at your disposal and there to help guide you through every step. Accommodation is also available and whether some guests book at Laborie Estate or others book at Laborie Estate Werf Rooms, both options will land them right on the renowned Laborie Wine Estate — thanks, TravelGround! Guests might even choose to stay a little longer thanks to the available wine tastings, restaurants, and trails on the estate. 

Glenburn Lodge & Spa 

Muldersdrift, Gauteng

Big family? No problem. Glenburn Lodge & Spa is one of Gauteng’s top wedding venues for good reason as they offer three different venues that have space for between 60 and 250 guests. Get wet and wild next to a waterfall, tie the knot on the Crocodile River or opt for the foot of the mountains — the choice is yours. The on-site spa is the perfect place for any treatments the beautiful bride and her bridesmaids would want, and a coordinator and banqueting team are available to further ensure a stress-free experience. As if this isn’t enough to be excited about, you might even be able to secure accommodation for some of your guests by heading over to our website to see which rooms are up for grabs at the venue on your special day!

La Roche Estate

Franschhoek, Western Cape

La Roche Estate is just outside of Franschhoek in the Robertsvlei Valley and offers an exclusive destination for your dream wedding with various locations on the estate to choose from. This includes an island surrounded by water bathed in sunlight and a feast hall that can seat up to 180 guests. If there is a perfect place to say “I do” between the mountains then this is it. Make the most of the days leading up to the wedding by exploring the surrounding areas, enjoying wine tastings, or simply walking around the estate and taking in the magnificent views. If you and your spouse-to-be, or a few lucky wedding guests make quick work you might just land one of the two apartments on the estate. How convenient is that?

San Lameer Resort Hotel & Spa

Southbroom, KwaZulu-Natal

Wedding Venues With Accommodation

Finally, we end off on a high note with the mother of all destination wedding locations — San Lameer Resort Hotel & Spa. Invite up to 180 of your nearest and dearest to witness you walk down the aisle on a white sand beach with the crashing of waves as your backdrop or declare undying love on the banks of the tropical lagoon. A more serene experience will be hard to come by when there are four different locations to choose from for your ceremony. Accommodation is no problem with the 40-bedroom hotel available for guests who like to be part of all the non-stop action on the wedding day. TravelGround happens to be just the platform for booking your stay at this stunning venue. 

There’s no need to worry about where Aunt Lisa will stay because TravelGround is here to save the day! Make the most of your wedding day with these stunning venue options so that everyone gets to enjoy themselves and savour the memorable time surrounded by family and friends. Have a look now to see what’s ripe for picking near your chosen wedding venue. Come say “I do” and stay the night!

Main image: La Roche Estate on TravelGround

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