THE PERFECT WILD COAST BEACH WEDDING VENUE
Morgan Bay is a place for the incurable romantic and is fast becoming a favourite beach wedding venue in the Eastern Cape. The mile-long beach, ocean and majestic cliffs create a breathtaking backdrop to the most romantic of wedding ceremonies. Our air conditioned venue, with beautiful parquet floors and elegant down lights, can easily be transformed into your dream wedding reception. We can comfortably accommodate 120 of your guests and offer you a fully catered service, including all meals and drinks. The Venue leads out onto a private courtyard to one side and then flows towards the ocean, where lawned areas split over two levels and sink to just two metres above the beach.
Please note that we are unable to cater for weddings over the festive season and Easter holidays
We offer three stunning options for your ceremony depending on the style you ultimately prefer. You are welcome to set up on the grassy terraces in front of The Venue, where you will have a sea view with waves rolling in and out as you say your vows – Chairs will need to be hired for your own account.
Alternatively, St Peter’s is a quaint church situated in Kei Mouth, 15 km's from Morgan Bay and accessible by tar road. The church seats up to 100 guests.
The other option is the Milkwood Spa Terrace, which is available for intimate weddings of less than 80. The hiring of this space is dependent on how busy the spa is for the day.
The Venue, decorated in a neutral palette works with almost any colour scheme and or theme. In the evening, over 250 starlight’s are lit creating a magnificent starry night effect. We suggest you think carefully about using too many candles as the venue can get a bit stuffy.
- 12 x 10 seater circular tables or
- 20 x 6 seater rectangular tables - Used separately or in banqueting style
- 120 upholstered, round backed conference chairs with white stretch covers
FOOD & BEVERAGE
THE WEDDING MEAL
Our kitchen prides itself in serving some of the best fare along the Wild Coast. We serve an elegant plated meal and can cater for your personal requirements. All allergies are best catered for where possible, however we need to be informed of these in advance.
Included in all the menu categories is a separate table where guests can help themselves to Tea (Five Roses & Rooibos), organic filter coffee, chocolate chuckles and butter shortbread biscuits. Allergies are catered for where possible, but we need to be informed of these in advance.
The Hotel dining room is renowned for its lavish 4-course dinner. The menu is created dependent on what is in season and we recommend that you dine with us the night before or after your event to savour the experience. Alternatively, ‘The Deck’ restaurant and bar is open and serves an a la carte menu from 17h00 – 20h00 hrs. We can offer guests platters of Pizza’s from our oven on the outside deck if you prefer something very casual.
For yourselves and guests staying in the hotel, breakfast is included in your accommodation tariff. External guests are welcome to join you for breakfast on any morning. We offer a full continental and hot English breakfast in the hotel dining room. Bookings will need to be placed at the reception the night before.
‘The Deck’ restaurant and bar is open and serves an a la carte menu from 12h00 – 14h00
We offer a fully licensed bar and supply all liquor for the servicing of your event and can accommodate your budget accordingly. You are welcome to set a budget for your event and we will keep you posted on the consumption, you can then top up on this or run into a cash bar service. We offer a cash bar service for your event over and above the bubbly and wine which is a popular choice amongst couples.
You are welcome to bring in your own MCC or Sparkling wine, corkage will be charged at R35.00 per bottle. We have a custom selection of wines to celebrate your evening with, which you can choose from our wine list attached. We do not allow any other beverages to be brought onto the premises due to our restrictions of the license.
The hotel boasts 34 rooms en-suite with all hotel amenities. Please advise if you wish to book rooms for just yourselves, your wedding party or extended family and friends. We will offer favourable rates on group bookings.
Not only will your day end off with joy, love and happiness, but also a complimentary romantic full sea facing room will be part of your experience with a few gifts to celebrate your special day a little further.
THE MILKWOOD SPA
With the most startling and breathtaking view along the Eastern Cape, the Milkwood Spa commands the ultimate position. You will be treated to the sights and the sounds of the rugged Wild Coast while you relax and enjoy your time with us. We are proud to stock Vitaderm, a South African based product house, Anesi from Paris, France and Shellac, the latest technology for nail care.
We offer a fantastic range of massage and beauty treatments as well as a sauna and Jacuzzi. End off your amazing experience and enjoy a glass of bubbly from our viewing deck.
BRIDE & BRIDESMAIDS
On the day of your wedding, the focus becomes on two individuals, with you as the bride being one of them. We have designed this option to be hassle free for you and your bridal party.
Enjoy the following package per person:
- 45 minute full body massage
- Manicure and Pedicure with Shellac nails
- Light lunch served on the Spa Deck
GROOM & GROOMSMEN
The day is equally important to the ‘man of the day’ and his team of men supporting him.
Enjoy the following package per person:
- Lunch served in the room
Please enquire with us should you wish to make use of the Spa facilities and receive massages, facials or manicures.
- Arrive day before wedding – Check in
- Wedding party, family and friends dinner
- Breakfast for all guests
- Lunch on The Deck or personalized lunch
- Ceremony on the lower terrace or in St Peter’s Church (non-denominational)
- Celebratory drinks and canapés on the patio while photographs are being taken
- Guests seated at their respective tables
- Welcoming of the Bride & Groom
- Cutting of the cake – Due to the spectacular dusk view, capturing the moment
- Dinner with speeches in-between
- First Dance.
- Throwing of the garter and then bouquet and then the Party really begins!
EXTERNAL SERVICE PROVIDERS
Click here to download our preferred event services contact list.
These can be arranged by one of our recommended florists.
We have a surround sound system installed in our ceiling which allows for background music, but does not have a high volume capacity. We can recommend a few local DJs; alternatively you are welcome to bring in your own DJ.
NB: Please ensure that your DJs have extension cords long enough and a microphone for any speeches.
The property has some breathtaking locations where you can have your photographs taken on your special day or gathering. A beach setting, to beautiful gardens with Kranses.
We can recommend a few great photographers to capture those moments.
There a several local artisans, who create wedding cakes and cakes for special occasions, please contact them directly from our recommendations below.
If you would like your cake to be served to your guests on the day, please let us know and we will gladly assist in portioning and serving this after the ceremony of the cutting. I also have an antique silver knife that you are most welcome to use.
Babysitters can be arranged to look after the younger generation. There is a TV and DVD player in the upstairs lounge that can be utilized, however this is under supervision. Please note that baby sitters are paid directly by your friends/ guests on the day and or evening, a meal and cool drink is expected in the evenings, this can be ordered at The Deck restaurant and charged to your room or if your guest is not staying at the hotel they may pay cash.
SECURITY AND PARKING
All our parking is situated in the front of the hotel and managed by our security personnel. Should you feel that you would like an extra car guard during your event, we will gladly arrange this for you.