The Marine is one of South Africa’s most spectacular seaside hotels. Located on Hermanus’ famous cliff path, overlooking the breathtaking Walker Bay, the hotel offers visitors the unique opportunity to experience the finest land-based whale watching in the world from June to November each year. Guests are even able to view these majestic creatures from the comfort of their own sea view room. In addition, the hotel is just a stone’s throw from one of the greatest densities of the endangered Great White Shark, and a selection of fynbos species in the Cape. The Overberg region is also necessary for adventure sport seekers, offering a host of activities – including hiking, mountain biking and marine sports.
Back at the hotel, guests can indulge in exceptional culinary delights, overseen by award-winning Group Executive Chef Peter Tempelhoff. The day starts with breakfast at the elegant 1920’s-style Pavilion restaurant, followed by lunch and dinner at the vibrant Origins at The Marine, where guests can expect relaxed social dining in the comfortable surrounds of a modern, kitchen-focused restaurant. The soulful menu highlights ‘everyday’ favourites, prepared with an Asian twist by Head Chef Tronette Dippenaar, who is passionate about highlighting the impressive bounty of the Overberg and ensuring that the focus is always on local flavours and fresh ingredients. The hotel’s gourmet offering is rounded off with the Sun Lounge & Bar – the perfect spot for High Tea and sundowners.
‘Escape’ to The Marine to say ‘I do’
The Western Cape’s Overberg region offers a unique location for a destination wedding – with spectacular views of the ocean, overlooking Walker Bay; it is the perfect spot for nature lovers and those wishing to tie the knot surrounded by natural beauty. The Marine offers outdoor wedding ceremonies and banquets to impress guests from abroad and create wonderful memories to last a lifetime. Lovebirds keen to get married without having to plan a big wedding should consider the romantic Elopement package. Focusing on just the two of you, this intimate destination-wedding offer will ensure the most magical of days, without any of the usual demands that come with a big ceremony.
The package features a host of treats, including a minister to officiate an international ceremony, bouquet & buttonhole, a small wedding cake, a bottle of MCC, and two nights luxury accommodation in one of our Premier Suites.
Breathtaking locations for your special day
Whether you are looking for a 20’s-style fine dining location for 60 guests; an expansive outdoor venue to accommodate 100 people; elegant indoor setting for 80 of your friends; or an exclusive poolside spot for only the closest of family – The Marine and their dedicated events team will make your wedding dreams come true.
Glamorous and edgy, the fine dining restaurant is an exceptional space for a wedding reception. The striking 1920’s-style interior, with beautiful views over Walker Bay, provides the perfect setting for an elegant reception and party. The centrepiece of the restaurant’s interior is magnificent glass wine cellar, which has been designed to look as if individual bottles are floating under the star-like ceiling lights. The Pavilion can accommodate a total of 100 guests with a marquee tent; 80 people cocktail-style; or 60 for banquets.
The Greens is a beautiful outside area covered with green lawn, running parallel to the fynbos-lined cliff path skirting the hotel. The views, encompassing Walker Bay and distant mountain ranges, are spectacular. During the ceremony, guests will be able to breathe in fresh sea air laced with the soothing scent of local fynbos. The Greens is adjacent to The Sun Lounge, allowing for an easy flow from ceremony to canapés and champagne. This area can accommodate 100 people.
The Sun Lounge
While The Sun Lounge works in perfect harmony with The Greens, it can also hold its own. Large, high windows ensure that the sun floods in and leads the eye to mesmerising views of Walker Bay, while a fireplace allows for cosy winter weddings. This venue is an elegant indoor space for both ceremonies as well as receptions. The Sun Lounge can accommodate 80 people cocktail-style, and 32 for banquets.
Hotel Pool Area
Situated in The Marine’s inner courtyard, our hotel pool area provides the perfect venue for small, intimate weddings. Very private and wind-protected, it is ideal for couples keen on an exclusive, subtle do. The area can accommodate 80 guests’ cocktail-style and 30 guests for a ceremony.