Tuesday, April 12, 2011

One&Only Cape Town Introduces New All-Inclusive Wedding Packages

One&Only Cape Town Introduces New All-Inclusive Wedding Packages

As South Africa’s most popular destination, Cape Town is known for its restaurants, beaches, architecture, art, and wine. A close neighbour to the world acclaimed Stellenbosch wine region, it also serves as the gateway to the Big Five (lions, elephants, cape buffalos, leopards and rhinos) and Africa’s largest animal reserves. A haven for the international wedding and honeymoon set, One&Only Cape Town recently introduced a new Weddings Consultant and All-Inclusive Wedding Packages to encourage couples to embark on this trip of a lifetime.

“We provide honeymoons and weddings that are memorable as they include the grandeur of Table Mountain, the sea and the scenically beautiful city of Cape Town combined with the finest Wilderness areas and Game reserves on the continent,” says Adele Bennett, Weddings Consultant, One&Only Cape Town.

Newly appointed to help couples plan their celebrations, Adele Bennett is a planner extraordinaire with over 2,000 weddings under her belt. Whether you envision a destination wedding that is non-traditional and casual or one that is elegant and formal, Adele is dedicated to making your event magical and unforgettable from the initial planning to the reception. To keep your memories of this moment alive, couples who book their wedding at One&Only Cape Town will receive a complimentary first anniversary dinner at Reuben’s when they return.


Ranging from an elaborate ballroom celebration to an intimate gathering of friends, One&Only Cape Town provides a stunning collection of venues for the special day including the Penthouse, boasting breathtaking views of Table Mountain. More than three times the size of the resort’s ballroom, the Penthouse boasts a pool deck with roof-top decking and entertainment. The space comfortably accommodates 50 – 80 persons and up to 150 for a cocktail reception. The Marina Room, with spectacular views of the V&A Waterfront and the marina is ideal for parties of 30-40 and is available for afternoon or evening receptions. For Summer, Isola, an outdoor pool-side space on the Island, features lush landscaping and water views for 20-50 persons.

The beautifully appointed Ballroom, measuring 2,314 square feet with 648 square feet of outdoor space, is available for private events and can accommodate 50 to 120 persons for a Wedding Reception with dance floor. This venue is available for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner-Dance.

To assist couples with planning their event, One&Only Cape Town recently unveiled a number of all-inclusive wedding packages. Starting at R10,500 for a Marina Room, this package includes :

Meeting with One&Only Wedding Consultant
One night in a Luxury Marina and Table Mountain Facing Room
Romantic rose petal turndown and a personalized bottle of Graham Beck Brut Sparkling Wine
A personalized One&Only photo frame and Wedding memento
Complimentary menu and wine tasting at Reuben’s
Dance floor, tables, chairs, all cutlery, crockery and glassware
Crisp white floor length table linen
Pre-reception area for guests to enjoy drinks and canapés
Complimentary First Anniversary dinner at Reuben’s


A series of bridges link Marina Rise with two separate, exclusive islands boasting 40 additional rooms and suites, a private infinity pool and expansive spa serving as an ideal hideaway for honeymooners. In winter, couples can retreat back to their one and two-bedroom Grand Suites to find a wood burning fireplace for romantic nights cuddled by the fire complete with complimentary wine and canapés. In summer, these suites provide exclusive access to the resort’s spa island nestled on its own lushly landscaped private island at the heart of this bustling city.

The resort’s wide array of amenities accommodates travellers of all tastes. Those seeking a relaxing, tranquil stay can enjoy a custom wine tasting hosted by the resort Sommelier at Reuben’s boasting the largest collection of South African vintages in the world or relax with any number of tailored, holistic treatments at the One&Only Spa - the most expansive in all of Cape Town. Signature treatments include therapeutic plants from the region and local sea salts to condition and revitalize the body. Soothing Rooibos tea is served in the comfort of the relaxation room where couples will complete their treatment journey.

One&Only Cape Town can also arrange day-long excursions to visit some of the region’s top wineries. The One&Only Winelands Tour takes couples to some of the region’s most well-known wineries and for tours and tastings, some of which include unique pairings such as red wine with locally produced chocolate.

Intrepid thrill seekers honeymooning at One&Only Cape Town enjoy a wide variety of adventure activities available to them. Nearby Table Mountain offers a challenging day of climbing, while others may enjoy the rush that comes with hang-gliding, paragliding and skydiving. Those seeking something below the surface are encouraged to book a scuba diving excursion on the Cape Peninsula. Amateurs can participate in diving courses arranged from a variety of surf and dive shops around the city. For even more adrenalin, a one day shark cage diving adventure in the town of Hermanus is available.

As a preferred partner with the luxury safari lodges of Singita and Eagle Creek, One&Only Cape Town also provides a city respite between an upscale safari experience. All packages and excursions can be coordinated by the on-site concierge upon arrival.

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