10 of the Best Event Venues in Cape Town
Planning an event in Cape Town? The venue is one of the most important components of a successful event – it sets the backdrop and an ideally fantastic mood. Luckily the Mother City has it all, from trendy beach-side bars to wet and wild theme parks.
1. Café Caprice
This trendy cocktail bar and lounge is a landmark on the Camps Bay promenade. If you’re planning a glam event, then look no further as this venue has the looks, the vibe and the view. Café Caprice is one of the best sunset-viewing spots in Cape Town and offers a menu of artisanal cocktails and light café-style food. Enquire at Café Caprice about booking a specific lounge for your special event, or even the entire venue… you won’t regret your decision to do so.
2. Shimmy Beach Club
Another top venue for sophisticated and stylish corporate events is Shimmy Beach Club. Situated a stone’s throw from the upmarket V&A Waterfront, SBC includes an ocean-facing restaurant, access to a private beach and several suave spaces within the club. The VIP room is an intimate space at the club that includes a 24-seat wood table that overlooks the Shimmy private beach. The perfect option for a private dinner or exclusive executive meeting.
3. The Grand Daddy Hotel
If it’s a unique, quirky venue you’re after, the Grand Daddy Hotel offers elegance and personality in equal measures. This boutique hotel in the heart of Cape Town’s CBD includes a rooftop cinema and sky bar as well as loads of character. The venue can be hired for everything from weddings to conferences, and provides optional in-house catering as well as optional security and dedicated waitrons for your event.
4. Two Oceans Aquarium
Another unconventional and dynamic venue is the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront. There are several spaces within the Aquarium you can hire, from the Auditorium with its round tables (ideal for knowledge-sharing and strategic planning) to the Atlantic Ocean Gallery with its backdrop of ever-changing colourful marine life. Find out more about each of the aquarium’s incredibly beautiful event spaces.
5. Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar
Situated in the heart of Cape Town’s CBD in the converted loft of a heritage building, Tjing Tjing bar is one of the city’s trendiest night spots. The bar is available for events and functions on Sundays and Mondays. If you want an unconventional yet trendy venue, Tjing Tjing makes a great option. Admire the exposed wooden beams and the contemporary industrial-style décor that fits together effortlessly.
Located on vibrant Kloof Street in the city centre, Asoka is sensual bar and lounge that occupies a renovated Victorian townhouse. The lavish, candlelit courtyard has an open roof, making Asoka a great venue choice for balmy summer evenings. The restaurant serves Asian fusion tapas, and you have the option of either booking a private room or hiring out the entire venue.
7. Bennett Street
Based in Green Point, Bennet Street Events Venue is a large complex that is fully equipped with the audio-visual equipment necessary for a corporate event. Bennett Street is a full service events venue, meaning that the venue can organise every aspect of your occasion, from décor to staff, entertainment and catering.
Bree Street in Cape Town’s CBD is where the city’s hippest inhabitants gather, and this is one of their favourite places to hang. The relatively new Arcade is a resto-bar offering a sleek contemporary setting for events. The bar serves laid back café-style food and is billed as ‘a mix of old-school style and contemporary look’. Accommodating small to medium sizes groups of people, it’s perfect for cocktail parties, corporate dos and special events.
Another glamorous seaside option is the Bungalow restaurant and lounge in Clifton. The venue provides in-house catering and also allows the use of external caterers. Expect white awnings, wooden decks and a sophisticated and relaxing beachside atmosphere. Individual areas that can be hired for events include the bar, pool deck and indoor lounge areas.
10. The Grand Café and Beach Club
Another exclusive beachside venue is the Grand Café and Beach Club which lies adjacent to the V&A Waterfront. The venue combines grand-chic with retro-romance, and offers contemporary bistro-style cuisine. The venue is available for corporate events and weddings, and has a seating capacity of 1000 people if outdoor and indoor areas are used.
Where will you be hosting your next Cape Town event? There are plenty of contemporary and chic options to choose between. Once you’ve decided on a venue, contact us to set up your event photo booth and we can see to all your event photography needs.