… AT THE TWELVE APOSTLES AND SPA
Getting married is no easy feat these days – it requires passion, creative ideas and precision planning, starting with the proposal, the wedding day itself, and all the way to the honeymoon. The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town however takes the stress out of wedding preparations – the five-star property has a range of luxury proposal, wedding and honeymoon options up its elegant sleeve, leaving the happy bride and groom to focus on the romantic side of things. Brides and grooms can rest assured that they are in the most capable of hands at this Leading Hotel of the World – Travel + Leisure USA this year voted The Twelve Apostles No. 1 City Hotel in Africa and the Middle East for ‘World’s Best Service’.
Romantic Wedding Setting
Location and timing are everything when it comes to planning a special, once-in-a-lifetime occasion, and never more so than when setting the perfect scene for a marriage proposal. Over the past six years The Twelve Apostles’ warm and friendly team has become experts in this field, having hosted and customised unique and unforgettable romantic proposals for more than a hundred happy couples. The concierge team is at hand to make the arrangements, without giving anything away to the future fiancée. Needless to say, the answer has always been a resounding ‘yes’!
Romantic options are available to suit all budgets, ranging from a private candle-lit dinner in the Conservatory, or dinner for two in Azure Restaurant, to a gourmet picnic in the lush Fynbos Garden or in the privacy of your own Spa Gazebo. The experienced Twelve Apostles Hotel staff is always on hand with advice and caring, personal service to help create memories to be cherished for a lifetime. This includes arranging off-site proposals for resident guests on Table Mountain or at the stunning cove of Llandudno beach, only minutes away. The service would include transfers to the special venue in a Mercedes C-Class, as well as sparkling wine, flowers and a delicious picnic basket.
For the ultimate proposal, The Twelve Apostles also offers a special overnight package, The Deluxe Proposal. It includes a set of personalised embroidered towels; a bottle of Guy Cadel Champagne; romantic rose petal and candle turndown with red velvet cupcakes; full English breakfast in bed; a one-way heli-flip transfer from the hotel’s helistop to the V&A Waterfront; and an indulgent three-hour Sunset Mountain Serenade spa treatment in the scenic Mountain Spa Gazebo, with oysters, chocolate-dipped strawberries and two glasses of sparkling wine (R5,320 per couple, in addition to the accommodation rate. Valid from 6 January – 19 December 2014). A Luxury Proposal package is also available for those preferring to save some money for the big day itself (R2,445 per couple).
The first step to successful wedding planning is finding the perfect venue. The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is situated on Cape Town’s – if not the world’s – most scenic route, flanked by the majestic Twelve Apostles Mountain range and guided by an incandescent marine reserve. This magnificent setting is suitable for a range of wedding options, from morning teas and celebratory lunches, to grand dinners overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Professional and friendly staff is on hand to organise the big day and to ensure that each couple experiences the perfect wedding. From flowers to entertainment and customised menus, dedicated Wedding Coordinator Stephanie Hall will assist the bride with planning even the smallest detail: ‘Whether it’s a big affair or a small, intimate destination wedding, we will do whatever it takes to treat you like royalty and offer the most romantic and exclusive wedding that you could possibly dream of.’
The ceremony usually takes place under a gazebo in the fragrant Fynbos Garden, complete with uninterrupted views of the glistening ocean and a magical mountain backdrop. This enchanting garden also offers a perfect area for pre-reception drinks, and sets the scene for photo opportunities to capture the spirit of this special day.
The happy couple may then wish to celebrate with a stylish reception at the Atlantic Terrace Marquee – the ideal venue for a dazzling wedding for up to 80 guests. This stunning location offers unsurpassed sea views with its open marquee that invites salty sea breezes and glorious sunsets to spill directly into the venue. The marquee is available for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with catering options including scrumptious canapés on arrival, followed by a plated starter, a buffet style main course and a delicious plated dessert.
Stylish Venue & Decor
For small, intimate weddings The Twelve Apostles also offers a special ‘Destination Wedding’ package, for up to 16 guests. It includes an initial meeting with Stephanie Hall to handle the finer details of the wedding; the first interview with the hotel’s minister, all legal arrangements and the certificate of marriage; the ceremony in the hotel’s Fynbos Garden (weather permitting); a bouquet of African indigenous flowers for the bride and a buttonhole for the groom; and a wedding cake for four people designed by the pastry chef. In addition, the bridal couple will be spoiled with a romantic rose petal turndown with sparkling wine and a set of embroidered towels with their new initials to take home as a keepsake (R6,650 per wedding couple, in addition to the accommodation rate – a minimum stay of 2 nights is applicable. Excludes wedding catering cost. Valid from 6 January – 20 December 2014).
Additional hotel facilities and services include pre-wedding treatments at the Spa, and a range of gourmet adventures such as High Teas and Fine Dining dinners that may be arranged for the bridal party before or after the wedding.
For more information about the range of wedding options and venue hire fees, please email Wedding Coordinator Stephanie Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org .
A popular honeymoon destination, The Twelve Apostles offers numerous romantic activities, such as dual spa treatments, picnics for two or sundowner cocktails in the Leopard Bar, as well as mountain walks and plenty of relaxation time. Couples may also indulge in romantic dinners or enjoy a movie night in the hotel’s very own cinema.
To enhance the experience further, newlyweds may wish to book the indulgent Luxury Honeymoon package. Included in offer are a set of personalised embroidered towels; a bottle of Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel sparkling wine; romantic rose petal and candle turndown; Full English breakfast in bed; and a 30-minute back, neck and shoulder massage per person (R2,445 per honeymoon couple, in addition to the accommodation rate. Valid 6 January – 19 December 2014). A Deluxe version of this package is also available at R5,320 per couple.
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