Welcome to our grape farm in the heart of the Cape Winelands.

Bakenhof is a timeless and elegant space that feels so far removed from everyday life, yet it is less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town. This privately owned and managed countryside retreat is located between the historical towns of Paarl and Wellington.

If you are looking for a romantic retreat or hot tub hideaway, Bakenhof is a superb base from which to explore the Winelands, or a comfortable pit stop on your business trip. There are eight self-catering suites with superior style accommodation for 22 adults and 8 children. The suites are located in two separate complexes, within walking distance from each other and the onsite wedding venue.

For those considering the Cape Winelands as setting for their fairytale wedding, Bakenhof offers a spectacular glass venue and chapel in the vineyards. Breathtaking views and twinkling lights create a magical atmosphere. In addition, luxurious accommodation and unique get-ready facilities complement our exclusive portfolio. Our All Inclusive Wedding Package makes Bakenhof a popular choice for discerning couples seeking an exclusive destination wedding without the stress of wedding planning.

Come and explore the beautiful Bakenhof with its gorgeous vineyards,
inspiring garden and majestic Hawequa mountain views

It is the unforgettable backdrop for your once-in-a-lifetime moments. 

Testimonials

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Thank you for an unforgettable wedding. Your venue and team simplified the entire process and it was wonderful to have been a relaxed bridal couple, knowing that we had you as a competent team who looked after everything. You exceeded our expectations, and we happily refer your venue to any future bridal couple.

11 May 2024, Cornel & Jan-George (Bride & Groom, RSA)

All I can say is WOW. From the minute we arrived on Friday to the time we left on Sunday we were treated like royalty. I would like to thank everyone who was involved in making my daughter’s wedding weekend a huge success. I really am blown away by the staff, the venue and the accommodation. 

13 April 2024, Janey Cogan (Mother of Bride - RSA)

Absolutely thrilled with our experience at Bakenhof! From the get-go, their streamlined approach made planning our wedding a breeze. Plus, the option to either choose from their trusted third parties or receive a rebate to pick our own was a game-changer.

Unlike other venues, Bakenhof focuses solely on weddings, seamlessly combining the roles of planner, organizer, and venue. We only had to worry about our suits and getting to the venue; everything else was expertly handled by our dedicated point of contact at unbeatable prices.

The team’s intuition and kindness truly stood out. They went above and beyond to accommodate a last-minute date change due to unforeseen circumstances, showing remarkable generosity and support during a difficult time for us. Their selfless acts and invaluable advice ensured our wedding day was nothing short of perfect.

Special kudos to Tarah, whose exceptional coordination skills and warm demeanour made our day stress-free and unforgettable. She was always one step ahead, ensuring every detail was taken care of, even anticipating needs we hadn’t considered.

We’re grateful for the memories created at Bakenhof and look forward to returning annually to relive our special day.

To the entire team at Bakenhof, we can’t thank you enough for making our wedding dreams a reality. Your professionalism, expertise, and unwavering support are unparalleled.

1 April 2024, Joshua Palfreman (The Groom - RSA)

Ongelooflik baie dankie dat julle ons dag onbeskryflik spesiaal gemaak het. Alles het seepglad verloop, julle is dié beste span!

Dit was ‘n voorreg om die dag by julle te kon vier, ons het herinneringe wat ons altyd sal bybly.

16 March 2024 – Lindi & Divan (Bride & Groom – RSA)

I just want to say a big thank you to Heidi and her whole team at Bakenhof.  The venue is spectacular in every way.

Retha en Jacobus did the catering and it was out of this world, and I also want to thank Monet for the lovely decor and flowers.

Everything was exactly what we hoped it would be!

Rooms: All the rooms have a very romantic and luxurious feel to it.

Lovely place to stay.

9 March 2024 - Wilma Keun – (Mother of the Bride - RSA)

Oh, beautiful Bakenhof, what a perfect wedding location you are! You made our dream wedding come true! Everything that day went above and beyond our expectations!

It was like a dream! We were swept away by yet romance and charm surrounding Bakenhof from the moment we first visited! There glass venue provided a picturesque backdrop for our wedding day.

The staff at Bakenhof (and hired suppliers) impressed us with their warmth and professionalism. They seamlessly guided us through the planning process, offering valuable insights and ensuring that every detail was tailored to our vision.

The beauty of Bakenhof speaks for itself, but it was the exceptional service that truly set this venue apart. The team went above and beyond to ensure that our guests were well taken care of, from the impeccable catering to the seamless coordination of our event. We had a lot of comments from our families praising how smooth the wedding went! They felt really cared for and there was a good amount of attention on each guest.

Our wedding at Bakenhof was a dream come true, and we are forever grateful to the entire team for their part in making it so magical. We personally loved the rose garden and get ready suite as such beautiful memories were created there! We believe we got really good value for our money and without hesitation, we highly recommend Bakenhof to anyone seeking a truly unforgettable wedding experience.

24 February 2024 - Jo & Kuda (Bride & Groom – Finland)

The Bakenhof team made our wedding so incredibly special, and we could not be more grateful. It all started when Heidi took my call, and she made me feel very secure that she would take care of everything. This was the best service we could’ve ever asked for.

Heidi is professional, patient and completely accessible. She advised us so well and gave us great ideas on options for the wedding. We felt appreciated, welcome and cared for. This breathtaking venue was our dream venue and Heidi made sure we got the very best! She made us a priority to make the day perfect. What an amazing experience!

Thank you very much to the Bakenhof team!

10 January 2024, Maureen & Muriithi (Bride & Groom - Kenya)

Our wedding at Bakenhof was absolutely phenomenal! Not only is it a beautiful venue with the glass white chapel and all glass venue with a beautiful sunset view, but the stunning accommodation on the farm makes it very convenient.

Heidi, Tarah, Rita and the rest of the staff were absolutely amazing! Not only did I have my wedding at the venue but I used Bakenhof as my wedding coordinator and they absolutely know what they’re doing and they go out of their way to make sure everything is perfect and that you have a wonderful stress-free day to just enjoy.

I was so at ease knowing that it’s in their hands. They also do everything they can and figure out a way to ensure that all your plans and ideas come to life beforehand with lots of recommendations.

One of the main things for me is that they helped me with things on the day I didn’t even think of which I’m very grateful for. They also fixed any hiccup without me even knowing.

23 November 2023, Ane & Corne (Bride & Groom - Atlanta, USA)

Our experience at Bakenhof was truly special—magical, even. From the outset, the staff felt like an extension of our family, ensuring our wedding planning was seamless and enjoyable. Their genuine care and attention to detail turned our dreams into reality.
No request was too small; the Bakenhof team eagerly embraced our detailed ideas, making the entire process a joy. On our wedding night, their tireless efforts ensured everything ran smoothly, allowing us to focus on celebrating with loved ones. The venue itself is beyond breathtaking; the stunning views created a backdrop engraved in our memories.
Our hearts are full of gratitude to the Bakenhof team for making our day beautiful, filled with love, laughter, and unforgettable moments. We wholeheartedly recommend Bakenhof for those seeking a venue that goes above and beyond to create magical memories.

11 November 2023, Lezaan & Juan-Pierre (Bide & Groom - RSA)

Words cannot describe our gratitude for providing a venue and service that made our children’s wedding day one of the most memorable and unforgettable events in their lives.
From the moment we booked and started negotiating the details with you, until the final good buy, we just experienced the most tremendous professional, efficient, friendly and helpful service.
Your venue is breathtakingly beautiful, your facilities perfect, your staff fantastic, your service providers next level and you are totally in control!
You made us feel welcome, wanted and cared for.
We will forever be grateful that we decided on your venue and will recommend Bakenhof to anyone as a first choice wedding venue.

4 November 2023, Otto & Lanie (Parents of Bridal Couple - RSA)

Ek wil net baie dankie se vir die span by Bakenhof. Morne en Roanne se huweliks bevestiging was vir ons ‘n fees en alles was perfek.

Dit is die mooiste “venue” en alles het seepglad verloop. Dankie vir julle vriendelikheid en die professionele op trede van almal by Bakenhof.

Ons waardeer dit opreg.

4 November 2023, Karin van Biljoen (Mother of Groom - Cape Town, RSA)

The venue is gorgeous. From arriving until departure, I did not have to worry about anything. The vendors recommended to us were phenomenal – so professional and organised. I truly enjoyed working with everyone.

The staff serving us throughout the day were fantastic. They took great care of us and everyone enjoyed themselves.

It’s been such a blessing walking this road with you. Thank you for giving us the most special of special days.

4 November 2023, Roanne (Bride - RSA)

Ons weet nie hoe om vir julle dankie te se nie. Die gaste het die venue so baie kere geprys. Dit was so mooi. Die koeldranke wat julle in glasse vir ons gereed gehad het, was vir ons so n mooi gebaar. Ons waardeer alles uit die diepte van ons harte. Jy het die mooiste hart en geaardheid. Jou vrygewige gesindheid het ons so baie waardeer.

Die akkommodasie was puik, netjies en n plesier. Die haarsalon dames was so beindruk met the Pamper Parlour. Hulle het gese dit was soos ‘n haarsalon wat hulle in sal kan werk met kliente. Die tuin en uitsig was stunning. Die diens in die saal was uitmuntend. Alles het so mooi afgeloop.

21 October 2023, Melony & Marlon (Parents of Bridal Couple - Gauteng, RSA)

 Weereens baie dankie dat Delwin en Jute hul spesiale dag by Bakenhof kon vier.

Met ons eerste besoek was ons dadelik verlief op die mooi omgewing en pragtige landskap wat deur die groot glaspanele na binne genooi word. En op die GROOT DAG was ons asems weggeslaan…

Alles het ons verwagtinge oortref en was mooier as wat ons kon onthou. Die tuine, die oornagplekke,die bruidspaar se spesiale suite en Wellington se liggies in die aand het alles bygedra tot n sprokie-ervaring. Ons het selfs Vrydagaand in die warm tub by Kol-kol buite onder die sterrehemel ontspan. Die personeel van Bakenhof het uit hul pad gegaan om dit vir ons onvergeetlik te maak.

Saterdag was natuurlik die hoogtepunt en ek dink die bruidspaar was die mees ontspanne wat ek nog ooit gesien het, want Heidi en haar span was in beheer!
Alles is pragtig en smaakvol gedoen – presies soos ons dit wou hê!

Van die gaste het tereg opgemerk : ¨Die mooiste trou-venue wat ons nog ooit gesien het!¨ Ons stem heelhartig saam!

14 October 2023, Hendrik & Jurita (Parents of Bridal Couple - RSA)

Thank you, Heidi, and your team, for hosting our special day at Bakenhof.

The attention to detail from the moment we arrived was truly exceptional. The staff at the venue were not only professional but also warm and accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble for them, and they did everything with a smile.

We also made use of the accommodation, which was very convenient and met all our needs.

The venue is absolutely stunning with a great view and a modern feel.

Heidi was very flexible and open to our ideas which really helped to make our vision a reality. The whole experience was lovely, and it is a memory that we will cherish forever!

9 September 2023 - Rudolph de Villiers (The Groom - RSA)