Weddings & Occasions

We would love to assist in creating the perfect event for your special occasion. Be it a wedding, engagement, birthday or anniversary, our team at The Marine is on hand to ensure the perfect celebration is planned with you from start to finish.

Select one of our intimate venues or spaces at our beautiful seaside location, and our guest relations team will assist with great food, ideas and the finer details. A wedding is a celebration of the coming together of two families through the union of two people. We design your wedding experience at The Marine around four elements which include exceptional service, unique setting, exquisite accommodation and cutting-edge cuisine and world-class wines.

Exceptional Service

Your guests are our guests. At The Marine we celebrate the culture of impeccable hospitality, and extend an authentic and warm welcome to all who cross our threshold.

Our team has been trained in traditional hospitality values. This means while great care is given to attention to detail, the service is intuitive and never obtrusive.

During your celebration our team will attend to all the finer details: from making sure both you and your wedding party are comfortable in your accommodation, to the details of the ceremony and a seamless roll-out of the reception.

Unique Setting

Tie the knot with The Marine’s spectacular seaside setting as a backdrop. This property is perched on rugged, ocean-hewn cliffs overlooking Walker Bay in Hermanus – South Africa's most pristine whale sanctuary.

There is a variety of locales for you to say, “I do …”

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 mesmerising, encompassing Walker Bay and distant mountain ranges. From here, guests will be able enjoy fresh sea air laced with the aromas of the local fynbos.

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 a maximum of 120 guests.

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 people cocktail-style, and 32 for banquets.

The Pavilion

Glamorous and edgy, this fine dining restaurant is an exceptional space for a wedding reception. Think 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 centrepiece 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.

This area can accommodate 100 people in a cocktail function, and 64 in banquet style.

Exquisite Accommodation

With 40 individually decorated bedrooms and suites, there’s something to suit everyone in your wedding party, including those travelling as a family.

A stay at The Marine, situated in the small coastal town of Hermanus in the Overberg, encompasses a journey into its palpable history, diverse and spectacular scenery, and all the traditional niceties of luxury accommodation.

Although there are many fitting and luxurious options from which to choose your honeymoon suite, we recommend the magnificent Honeymoon Suite. Large bay windows in the lounge area overlook the ocean, while a loft bedroom has a view of the gardens towards the ocean. There is a large bathroom with separate shower and bath, his-and-hers basins and a walk-in cupboard, offering the luxury of space in this suite.

To make sure that you are fully pampered before your big day, your wedding party can make use of the Carchele Beauty Spa at The Marine. It is a full-service spa that offers basic and signature treatments for both beautifying and relaxing.

Cutting-edge Cuisine and World-class Wines

Our executive chef Peter Tempelhoff oversees all of the restaurants in The Collection by Liz McGrath. And as such, each and every menu is held up to his high standard: "If it is not the best it can be, it doesn't belong on the menu!"

At The Marine, head chef Chad Blows will meet directly with the bridal couple prior to their wedding day, to ensure the creation of a personalised 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 relaxed lunch.

Browse our special event packages on the right. 

Contact us for details about your bespoke event.