Every Wedding Deserves an Elephant’s Blessing
The Knysna Elephant Park also offers a unique and affordable venue for weddings, conferences and other events. The chapel and adjoining reception venue, the Lapa, are both beautifully situated at the edge of pristine indigenous forest and overlook the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountain ranges, providing the perfect backdrop for your occasion.
The venue can accommodate up to 120 guests. Natural wooden details and thatched roofs offer a unique African feel and the large windows and open plan design allows for the inclusion of the beautiful 180 degree views being included in your special day. The venue offers a special touch of Africa and yet adapts easily to a variety of themes and décor, to suit your specific requirements and theme. Wooden tables and chairs are included in the package, but you are welcome to hire additional furniture if required. The lapa has proved to be a highly adaptable space, allowing for a relaxed, rustic feel, as well as a sophisticated, elegant affair…the choice is yours. From an intimate low-key event to all-out spectacular glamour, this venue allows your dreams to take shape. A vast deck and kitchen complete the facilities. The space allows for a choice of table arrangements, dance floors, catering and dj’s. The venue is perfectly suited for stretch canvas tents, which can be easily hired from local suppliers. A selection of local wedding planners, who know the venue intimately, can be recommended to make your planning easier and less stressful.
Please note: The Park is a reserve, filled with natural vegetation, fynbos and a variety of animal life. For this reason we only allow the use of natural materials, such as petals or bubbles, as confetti.
The exclusivity of the wedding venue does not allow for guest cars. Transport for your guests to and from the venue is included in the wedding package, as is transport for the bride before the ceremony.