The Grand Beach & Cafe Venue - cape town

The Grand Beach & Cafe is definitely one of the most interesting wedding venues in Cape Town and surely counts under the top 10 in South Africa as well. A restored warehouse in Granger Bay, right next to the V&A waterfront is the setting of this interesting venue. From the beach you have amazing views of the Cape Town Waterfront, Table Mountain and Blouberg.

What makes “Grand Beach & Cafe” unique is that it is one of Cape Town’s only beach cafe’s. With more than 2700km of coastline you would imagine that South Africa has more beach venues, but that is not the fact.  In Cape Town, there are only a handful of venues situated on the beach, with the Grand Beach & Cafe certainly the closest one to the water. Standkombuis in Yzerfontein and the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Camps Bay are two other top venues that fall in this category.

If you are looking for a restaurant venue that has the charm and the view, look no further. The Parisian café chairs, beach, decking &  umbrellas as well as the mix of antique and modern furniture makes it one of the most trendy and stylish spots in the mother city.  It is the perfect summer wedding venue! The views over the blue atlantic with super yachts anchored close by make you think you’re somewhere on the French Riviera.

Imagine a beautiful outdoor ceremony on the beach with sea sand under your feet and a light breeze cooling down the nerves on a scorching Cape Summers day. Oh, did I forget to mention the sound of little waves breaking in the background…  A more romantic ceremony setting will be hard to come by!  For less friendly weather conditions, the ceremony can be accommodated under a tent on the beach deck in front of the warehouse.  The beach is surprisingly sheltered against the prevailing South Easter, so even when the wind is pumping, you do not have to get worried about being sand blasted.

The reception venue (the warehouse) can seat up to 300 with a further 700 that can be accommodated outside – making it one of Cape Town’s biggest venues! A further bonus is that the interior needs no dressing! The Retro meets Chic look with long tables, high ceilings, beautiful custom made cement bar and Parisian chairs have enough charm to make George Clooney look like a caveman!

The Grand Beach & Cafe operates as a restaurant and is headed by Chef Sir Greg Baverstock. The menu focuses on the freshest possible produce that is prepared in a simple, yet elegant way. The seafood and Al Fresco platters are my favourites and perfect to capture the essence of the marine setting.

Since the venue is located near the Cape Town City centre you will have no problem in getting a taxi to your overnight accommodation of which there are plenty to choose from – Cape Town is South Africa’s number one tourist destination after all!