The Marine Hermanus Wedding

The Marine Hermanus provides a unique location for the most memorable day of your life; a dream destination wedding. Part of the prestigious The Liz McGrath Collection; The Marine offers outdoor wedding ceremonies and banquets to impress guests from abroad and create memories to last a lifetime. Whether you dream of an extravagant party or a small private ceremony; plan your wedding with us and The Marine’s wedding team to ensure everything is taken care of; leaving you free to simply enjoy your day.

The Marine is perched on rugged, ocean-hewn cliffs overlooking Walker Bay in Hermanus; South Africa’s most pristine whale sanctuary. Guests can enjoy year-round Marine life; with whales visiting the bay between June and December. The views from The Marine are pure magic; with a cliff path leading straight from the hotel to the beach below. Within this spectacular setting, there is a variety of beautiful indoor and outdoor locations for you to say ‘I do’. Hermanus is a mere 122km’s from Cape Town; so the ideal quiet seaside wedding destination for all; especially nature lovers. The hotel is the perfect spot for those wishing to tie the knot surrounded by natural beauty.

You only get one chance to create the wedding of your dreams; which is why it’s important to choose the right location and the right wedding team. The Marine’s dedicated team are passionate experts in dreaming up bespoke weddings and will gladly assist you in creating a wedding day that is absolutely unique and special. With that belief in mind; The Marine designs a wedding experience around four elements; exceptional service, unique setting, world-class cuisine, and exquisite accommodation.

The Marine Wedding Packages

Elope to The Marine Hermanus

Wedding Package for 2

Lovebirds keen to get married without having to plan a big wedding should consider The Marine Romantic Elopement package. Focusing on just the two of you, this intimate destination wedding offer will ensure the most magical of days; without any of the usual demands that come with a big ceremony.

The package features a host of treats, including the bridal bouquet & buttonhole, a small wedding cake, a bottle of MCC, and two nights luxury accommodation in one of the Premier Suites.

Package Includes:
Wedding Ceremony*
A Bouquet & Button Hole
A small wedding cake
Bottle of L’Ormarins Brut MCC
A photographer who will capture up to 36 photos of your big day
Two nights luxury accommodation in a Premier Suite
Bottle of wine in your room on arrival
Full English breakfast in The Pavilion
Complimentary Minibar
Complimentary WiFi
Offer is subject to availability

Bridal Bouquet
Bridal Bouquet

Minister / Marriage Officer* – the wedding officer takes care of all the tedious legal documents that are required to make your marriage legally binding so we can make some recommendations for you.

Personalized Wedding Packages

Alternatively; we have the below wedding packages for larger wedding parties with a minimum of 10 x rooms booked. They all include Tea & Coffee, Arrival Canapes, Bridal Room, Venue Setup, Ceremony Venue, Chairs & Arch, and the Honeymoon Suite. You can customize them to your requirements to make your day extra special.

2022 Personalized Wedding PackageThe ShellThe PearlThe Abalone
Cost Per Person in South African RandsR900R1040R1080
Venue Hire (For 6 hours, until midnight, with a minimum of 30 guests)Included
Welcome Drink (1 glass sparkling wine or non-alcoholic per person)Included
MenuThree CourseCanapés & Three CourseCanapés & Four Course

* On inquiry, we will send you the menu options. The Executive Chef will meet with the bridal couple prior to the wedding day, to ensure the creation of a personalized set menu that tells the couple’s unique story. This can take the shape of anything you wish; from a fine-dining reception dinner to a champagne breakfast or even a relaxed lunch.

The Marine Wedding Venues

There is a variety of venues for you to say “I do” in the stunning outdoor and indoor areas of The Marine. All these venues offer natural light, secure parking, and also have wheelchair access.

The Greens

Just as its name suggests; The Greens is a beautiful area covered with green lawn, running parallel to the fynbos-lined cliff path skirting the hotel. The views are mesmerizing, encompassing Walker Bay and distant mountain ranges. From here, guests will be able to enjoy fresh sea air laced with the aromas of the local fynbos during your ceremony. Conveniently; The Greens is adjacent to The Sun Lounge which makes for an easy flow from ceremony to canapés and champagne.

This area can accommodate 120 people for your ceremony or banquet reception.

The Marine Wedding on the lawn
The Marine Wedding on the lawn

The Pavilion

Glamorous and edgy; this fine dining restaurant is an exceptional space for a wedding reception. Think of a striking interior, with beautiful views over Walker Bay. Guests can dance the night away 1920s style on the black-and-white chequerboard floor. The centerpiece of the restaurant’s interior is the glass wine cellar; which has been designed to look as if individual bottles are floating under the star-like ceiling lights.

The Pavilion can accommodate a total of 120 guests with a marquee tent; 80 people cocktail-style; or 60 for banquets.

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The Pavilion

The Sun Lounge

Large, high windows ensure that the sun floods in and leads the eye to stunning views of Walker Bay, making this venue a chic and meaningful indoor space for both a ceremony as well as a reception. This area can accommodate 80 x people cocktail-style, and 32 for banquets.

Wedding venue with ocean veiw
The Sun Lounge

Pool Area

Situated in The Marine’s inner courtyard, the hotel pool area provides the perfect venue for small, intimate weddings. Very private and wind-protected; it is ideal for couples keen on an exclusive, subtle I do.

The area can accommodate up to 80 guests cocktail-style and 30 guests for a ceremony.

The Marine Hermanus Pool
The Pool Area

The Marine Wedding Accommodation

40 x individually decorated rooms and suites at The Marine in an awe-inspiring natural setting. There’s something to suit everyone in your wedding party; including those traveling as a family. Your wedding guests will receive a very special wedding accommodation discounted rate; up to a 15% discount at the time of reservation.