Uitsig Love Stories

Small, intimate weddings vs large celebrations

A lot of the decisions you make when planning your wedding hinge on the question: how many people do we want to invite? The choice to have a small, intimate wedding or a large celebration can have a huge impact on the atmosphere of the day, and both types of weddings have their pros and cons. Here’s what we love about each option: more

Watch: Uitsig's 2017 highlights

It's being a spectacular year at Uitsig. We've adored being a part of your love stories... more

Wedding couple photographs at Uitsig

When couples come and look at our wedding venue, one of the things they are interested in is the location options for their “bride and groom” photos after the ceremony. The answer is that, at Uitsig, you really are spoilt for choice. more

1000 rose trees welcome you to Uitsig

As you enter the gates of Uitsig, clusters of pure white, semi-double blooms welcome you. You’re greeted by 200 Iceberg roses, cows grazing in the meadows, and the majesty of the Outeniqua mountains in the background. Watching guests arrive, we often see them stop, look around, and exhale – we know what they’re feeling. It’s a little bit like walking into a picture book. more

The most romantic wedding video

One of the things we love most about wedding videos is that they transport you back to moments in time, so you're able to relive some of the happiest hours of your ... more

A picnic spot transformed into a picture-perfect ceremony venue

Uitsig, true to its name, is full of so many beautiful viewpoints that it’s always such a pleasure to show couples the venue and help them choose where they would like to say, “I do.” When Ian and Wilme experienced the tranquility next to our dam, heard the birdlife in the trees and took in the backdrop of the Outeniquas, they knew that this was the spot where they wanted to become Mr and Mrs Chamberlain. more

Enjoy a crisp, modern feeling in our warm, old farmhouse

With its old  wooden floors, Dover stove in the kitchen and fireplaces in some of the rooms, Uitsig Guesthouse welcomes guests with a warm, farmhouse feel. more

I do… enjoy good coffee at a wedding!

There’s often a certain point at a wedding – perhaps after dancing up a storm in the wee hours, or catching up with a friend you haven’t seen in ages, or when one more glass of champagne might be a bad idea – when you really feel like a good cup of coffee. more

Uitsig venue booking up fast for the 2017 wedding season

Are you searching for the perfect garden route wedding venue for 2017? We only have four weekends left at Uitsig between September and December this year... more

Five reasons to choose Uitsig as your wedding venue

Why should you choose Uitsig as your wedding venue? Here are five reasons - and photographs to get you dreaming! more

New honeymoon suite for couples at Uitsig

At Uitsig, our goal is always to make sure that the bride and groom have the best day of their lives at their wedding. To make their Uitsig experience even better, we've designed and built a brand new, five-star honeymoon suite for our couples. more

Uitsig: A world-class wedding venue on the Garden Route

As a wedding venue in the Western Cape, an area which is home to many lovely venues, there are a lot of things that we’re proud of at Uitsig. We love that you can choose whether you’d like to get married in our quaint Blik Kerk, or outside under the beautiful old oak tree; whether you’d like your reception under a fairy-light-strewn Bedouin tent, or in our elegant hall. more

Watch: Another beautiful wedding video shot at Uitsig

Martin and Mia celebrated their wedding at Uitsig recently, and it was beautifully captured by Ilse de Vaal. more

Keep your guests cool at your summer wedding

While December is peak wedding season in South Africa – all that gorgeous summer sunshine! – it does come with its own challenges. Like how to keep your guests cool if your wedding falls on a hot day. Here are a few of our favourite tips: more

Five tips for the bride on her wedding day

There’s so much going on on your wedding day – so many emotions to feel, people to greet, pictures to smile for – that it can be a bit overwhelming. To make sure you don’t forget anything, and to help you relax when the special day arrives, we’ve compiled a list of our top five tips for brides: more

Food, glorious food: Catering for your event at Uitsig

Food brings us together. With that in mind, Uitsig provides well-balanced, homemade and delicious meals for friends, family or colleagues. more

Wedding video: A beautiful love story

Wedding photographer and videographer, Dawid Botha, recently filmed the beautiful wedding of Michael and Jean Maré at Uitsig Wedding Venue. more

A warm colour palette for Dawie and Elizka’s winter wedding

An intriguing blend of bronze, rose gold and shades of copper, rounded off with dusty-pink silk ribbons, were the colours that greeted the guests at Dawie and Elizka’s Uitsig wedding in early July. more

What to do if it rains on your wedding day

The idea of rain on your wedding day can sound like a nightmare, but what do you do if it’s a distinct possibility? The short answer is: be prepared, trust us, relax, and enjoy the unexpected magic and beautiful things that happen if the skies open. more

An autumn wedding at Uitsig

While the days are getting shorter and the evenings ask for a pashmina around your shoulders, a pallet of autumn colour becomes part of our beautiful venue. more

A wedding picnic at Uitsig

There are so many beautiful views on the farm at Uitsig that we like to offer guests the opportunity to experience places other than the venue itself. A fun activity after the wedding ceremony is a picnic at our dam. more

Latest wedding trend: Maypole madness

Wedding décor trends come and go with the seasons. If you think a circle of girls dancing around a maypole belongs to pre-primary school, think again. At Uitsig, relive memories from your childhood in our beautiful gardens under the big old pin oak, tree dressed with fairy lights or at the romantic picnic spot next to the dam. more

A festival of lights at Uitsig

On 5 December 2015, our son, Johan, married his beautiful blonde chef, Anri, at Uitsig. The magic of the night had a little bit to do with all the fairy lights that glittered throughout the venue, and a whole lot to do with all the love that flowed from the guests and, most of all, the wonderful couple. more

Meyer family grows twice in 28 days

When our pigeon pair of twins was born, we decided to treat them as two individuals. Johan, our little boy with the curly hair, and Anel our beautiful little "Snip". But this did not mean that both of them had the same needs at the same time. more