If you plan a beach wedding in Cape Town, chances are you have already seen or know about the gorgeous wedding venue in Yzerfontein, called Strandkombuis.

When a bridal couple sets their mind on having a beach wedding, a lot of questions goes through their mind. Will the weather play along, how do I have a party on the beach etc.

To give some more insight on what you can expect if you choose Strandkombuis as your wedding venue, I asked Mardi from Strandkombuis to answer a few questions.

1: What is the main quality of your venue that is a favorite with brides

The couples can have their ceremony on the beach and the reception on Strandkombuis deck, which is just a couple of steps up from the beach.  It is unique, with stunning views of unspoilt beach.

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2: What makes your venue different than any other venue.

It is an open-air restaurant, situated on 16 Mile beach in Yzerfontein.  Stunning sea views and sunsets and also a salt pan behind the venue which is great as a backdrop for photos.  Relaxed, homely atmosphere with professional and friendly service.

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3: Tell us a bit more about the history of your venue.

The present owners have been running Strandkombuis for over 10 years.  They started with only doing lunches and built up a reputation of serving quality food with a friendly, personal, west coast welcome where it feels like you are visiting old friends.

4: What extra services does the venue offer the bridal couple?

We have a B&B that can sleep up to 60p, tucked behind the dune next to the venue.  The B&B reception (consisting of a fully equipped kitchen, lounges, indoor braai and fire places) can be used for baby sitting on the day of the wedding.  We have a list of recommended service providers, who worked at our venue before, to help the couples organize dj’s, photographers, florists, etc.

We also have a lot of décor on the premises, to choose from.  This makes it easier for couples, organizing weddings from overseas or other provinces.

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5: Do you offer discounts on off peak months or weekdays?

Yes, we offer discounts for weekday (Mon – Thurs) weddings.

6: Did your venue win any awards or was in the spotlight for any reason recently?

We won the ABIA Brides Choice award for best restaurant reception in 2010 & 2011 (Western Cape & National) and also the best beach wedding venue for 2012.

7: When choosing a venue, what advice can you give any future bridal couples?

Choose a venue that is different, with character and a great atmosphere – a venue that suits your personality and where you can relax and enjoy your special day.  Check if there is accommodation at the venue.  Make sure there are no hidden costs before paying a deposit.

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8: Is there anything else we need to know about your venue?

We can take a maximum of 200p.

We serve breakfast for the guests staying at our B&B, on the deck where the wedding reception is.  This is great for everyone to get together after the special day.  We also have an indoor, self-catering venue on the premises, for hire for a get-together the night before the wedding.

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9. What price range do your venue fall in?

Basic cost for food (minimum of 80p) and venue hire at the moment – no extras, is R53 000-00. We get so many compliments for our food – a west coast seafood buffet, prepared on open fires.

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Photo credits: Pinterest & Strandkombuis

A beach wedding delivers stunning opportunities for beautiful wedding photographs. Clean beaches, blue ocean and a rock/boulder or two makes for the perfect backdrop. Click here to view a recent Cape Town beach wedding I photographed.

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