Your wedding day is one of the best days of your life and the experience of planning this special day should be just as magical. Having a small wedding in the Garden Route is one of the best ways to celebrate your marriage, with stunning views, intimate spaces, and special memories.
Here are some of the reasons why we think you should elope to the Garden Route:
It’s far but not too far
When we South Africans think of eloping, we often think of far-off destinations like the Seychelles or Europe, but eloping to the Garden Route allows you the chance to escape without going too far. By eloping to the Garden Route, you can still have friends and family by your side, and those that mean the most will make a plan to be there. This allows you to keep things intimate and personal while still feeling far away from the stresses of everyday life.
It’s a memorable experience all about you
Without 200 guests to worry about and entertain, you can focus on just you. Instead of rushing around trying to keep everyone happy, an intimate wedding day celebration means you can spend quality time with your new partner and those who mean the most to you.
It can actually save you money
If you don’t feel like spending all your savings on your wedding, having a small wedding in the Garden Route can save you money. If you are a foreigner looking to marry in South Africa, you’ll appreciate the excellent exchange rate. While the Garden Route also is a fabulous honeymoon destination, so you don’t even need to travel further after your wedding.
A personalized experience
Do you feel like writing personalized vows, want to eat wedding cake for breakfast, or want a buffet dinner filled with your favorite foods? This is all possible when you elope to somewhere small like Alkira Lodge, where our team will do whatever it takes to make your wedding day feel unique and truly memorable.
A stress-free, hassle-free wedding
Planning a wedding can be a stressful experience, but eloping to the Garden Route can take away some of this hassle. Here at Beautiful Knysna Villas, we have our very own team of wedding planners, flower arrangers, chefs, and photographers, so that you don’t have to worry about a single thing when planning your special day.
It’s endlessly beautiful
Whether you are looking for lagoon, fynbos, or sunset views, we have it all on offer in the Garden Route. Our top elopement destination, Alkira Lodge, offers a beautiful location where you can enjoy an alfresco celebration, enjoying some of the best views that Knysna offers. Your wedding photos will never look more beautiful!