16 Of The Best Conference Venues Cape Town Has To Offer
*Updated in February 2020
Cape Town has many amazing qualities as a tourist destination but is also well known as a venue to host conferences and events. With beaches, quality restaurants and a buzzing nightlife to hit up after the day’s work, why wouldn’t you want to host your next event here? Here are our top picks for conference venues Cape Town has to offer.
Conference Venues Cape Town
The Table Bay Hotel
Whether you’re hosting a conference for up to 300 delegates or planning your annual office cocktail party, The Table Bay has a stylish venue to suit your needs.
Spacious and tasteful, The Atlantic has been lavishly furnished to create the perfect blend of colonial charm and modern luxury. The ideally appointed interior flows seamlessly out onto the open patio with panoramic views across the working harbour, Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain.
Ideal for: It’s a perfect venue for private lunches or dinners, weddings, parties and cocktail functions.
Capacity: 150 people
With gorgeous chandeliers and opulent decor, The Ballroom is a spectacular function venue.
Ideal for: A wedding, awards ceremony or special event. Divide it in two for smaller dinner events, or open it up cinema style.
Capacity: 300 people
The beautiful Victorian style Pavilion is one of the most romantic venues at The Table Bay.
Ideal for: Perfect for dinner or cocktail events, intimate weddings, or for smaller business entertainment.
Capacity: 120 people
The Table Bay has ample space for elaborate Cape Town conferencing and events but that doesn’t mean the smaller business meetings or conferences are not catered for.
Ideal for: intimate meetings in cinema seating.
Capacity: 50 people
Location: Quay 6, W Quay Rd, V & A Waterfront.
Contact: 021 406 5920
The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Looking for a luxury event venue in Cape Town? The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel has the edge. Their state-of-the-art technology, warm service and fine dining options are second to none. Enjoy candlelit dinners, glitzy cocktail parties and buzzing business meetings in their elegant rooms. Don’t forget to step into their gardens for magical mountain views and memorable pictures.
The expansive space is made up of three interconnecting rooms, which can be configured to suit specific needs. A dedicated entrance adds a touch of exclusivity.
Ideal for: Conferences, exhibitions or lavish receptions.
Capacity: 400 people
The Sherwood Room
Originally the hotel’s main dining room, The Sherwood Room has recently undergone a substantial refurbishment. Featuring prominent arches, a minstrels’ gallery and rich wooden panelling.
Ideal for: events both large and small.
Capacity: 150 people
Planet Restaurant & Conservatory
The stylish surrounds and abundant natural light make for beautiful photographs for any special occasion. Stunning views of the hotel’s flower gardens are bound to enchant.
Ideal for: This elegant space is the perfect setting for lunches, cocktail parties or private dinners.
Capacity: 120 people
This charming venue is suited to smaller functions. Flooded with natural light, it benefits from an outdoor terrace and inspiring views of Lion’s Head.
Ideal for: It’s a great space for working lunches, presentations or board meetings.
Capacity: 60 people
With an interior as appealing as its namesake, The Orchid Room is an intimate space best suited to smaller groups.
Ideal for: Host a business meeting in stylish surrounds, or impress guests with a sensational private lunch or dinner.
Capacity: 45 people
Lord Nelson Room
Brimming with history, the sophisticated Lord Nelson Room has recently undergone a contemporary makeover.
Ideal for: Stage a chic pre-dinner cocktail party, or an intimate whisky or wine tasting within the distinguished interiors.
Capacity: 40 people
Union Castle Boardroom
Art deco curves blended with earthy, South African tones create an atmosphere that’s perfect for collaboration. Formal lunches or dinners can also be catered for.
Ideal for: Host a productive board meeting in this cosy, compact venue.
Capacity: 14 people
High ceilings and wooden floors create a sense of space in this stylish room.
Ideal for: use as an office or small breakaway area for lunch.
Capacity: 20 people
Location: 76 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town.
Contact: 021 483 1000
The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront
The hotel offers 4 meeting rooms: Granger Rooms 1 and 2, Harbour View Room and Captain’s View Boardroom. Event hosts can also use the large foyer and pre-function areas. Each conference room comes with free high-speed, wireless internet access for guests, state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment and natural daylight. Take advantage of catering options and planning assistance from their dedicated team.
Ideal for: Impressing out of town guests with spectacular views. The Harbour View and Captain’s View rooms offer views of the marina and access to the boardwalk.
Capacity: max 350 people
Location: Beach Rd, Granger Bay, Cape Town.
Contact: 021 441 3000
The Ritz Plaza is a multi-functional venue, with almost chameleon like capabilities to transform, there are over nine venues to host a variety corporate events, meetings or conferences. The dedicated and innovative events team will tailor make packages to suit your needs, taking care of every detail from equipment, to refreshments, lunches and dinner all served with the signature Ritz flair.
Ideal for: large groups
Capacity: from 20-1000 people
Location: Corner of Main & Camberwell Rds, Sea Point, Cape Town.
Contact: 021 639 6010
The Cape Grace Hotel
As one of Cape Town’s most distinguished and central destinations, Cape Grace is the ideal location for a wide range of events. Conveniently positioned within the hotel itself, each one of the five unique venues offer a distinctive charm coupled with versatility.
Ideal for: With a variety of venues and tailor packaging, The Cape Grace is ideal for any occasion.
Capacity: 20-150 people
Location: W Quay Rd, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Contact: 021 410 7100
The Bay Hotel
The Bay Hotel features a wide variety of event venues making it possible for us to host a broad spectrum of different events.
Ideal for: Intimate board meetings to year-end gala dinners and product launches.
The iconic Rotunda ties The Bay Hotel to its Victorian roots. Perfect for larger events and celebrations, The Rotunda has hosted everything from weddings to bar mitzvahs and fashion shows.
Capacity: 100 people
The conference room is a highly versatile venue. The sleek, white décor provides a perfect canvas for intimate wedding receptions, smaller conferences and comprehensive cocktail events.
Capacity: 120 people
Location: 69 Victoria St, Camps Bay, Cape Town
Contact: 021 430 4444
The Winchester Mansions Hotel
The Winchester Mansions has four unique venues that will suit conferencing and event needs.All rooms are equipped with built-in multi-media and presentation equipment and air conditioning.
Capacity: up to 100 people
Location: 221 Beach Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town
Contact: 021 434 2351
The Twelve Apostles
If it’s a quiet, productive space for a few hours you’re after, but don’t have an office or hotel room…Why not book a hot-spot in the Llandudno Room at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, whilst being taken care of by your personal business butler.
Package (6 January – 19 December 2018) includes:
Exclusive use of the Llandudno Room
Conference call facilities, laptop, flat screen TV and uncapped Wi-Fi
Complimentary tea and coffee
Complimentary Healthy snacks
Complimentary valet parking
Access to a la carte menus in either the Azure, Café Grill or Leopard Bar
10% discount on cocktails in the Leopard Bar – the perfect end to a productive day!
Rates quoted are:
R395 per room, per hour
Based on a minimum of 3 hours
Quoted in South African rand (ZAR), inclusive of 15% VAT
Subject to availability and may change without prior notification
Ideal for: 80
Capacity: up to 90 people
Location: Victoria Street, Camps Bay, Cape Town.
Contact: 021 437 9000
The Reserve at The Taj Hotel
Located on the first floor of the BoE building, with large sash windows looking out over St George’s Cathedral, the Company Gardens and the Provincial Legislature, are the banqueting and meeting rooms of The Taj Hotel. As well as providing exceptional views, the windows allow in ample natural light. The magnificent interiors are a throwback to a bygone era and have been restored to their original opulence, which is now complemented by state-of-the-art technology.
Ideal for: Choose from a variety of options that will serve your needs.
Capacity: Up to 500 people
Location: 1 Wale St, Cape Town City Centre.
Contact: 021 819 2000
The Vineyard Hotel
The Vineyard Hotel boasts an award-winning Conference Centre. As one of South Africa’s few ‘green venues’, it is favoured for its unique urban location, multi-purpose facilities and a highly experienced event-coordinating team.
The Centre’s two separate floors offer modular, divisible venues that can be configured for a variety of standard or custom conference and meeting layouts. Additional breakaway spaces in the adjoining Manor House are also available. Suggested layouts can also be customised for various specific combinations and requirements.
Ideal for: facilities for intimate meetings to grand banqueting events.
Location: Colinton Rd, Newlands, Cape Town.
Contact: 021 657 4500
The Westin Cape Town
The Westin Cape Town leads the market in the city with a total of 20 meeting facilities that can be adapted to every need and requirement. It is the only hotel in the city that has direct connectivity to the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
Ideal for: out of towners who need to be close to the CTICC.
Capacity: 600 people.
Location: Foreshore, Cape Town.
Contact: 021 657 4500
One of the largest conference venues in Cape Town, their facilities include an atrium, rooftop pool deck, beachfront pool deck and Atlantic conference facility.
Ideal for: clients who would enjoy conducting business while overlooking The Atlantic and Table Mountain.
Capacity: 600 people
Location: 1 Lagoon Drive, Milnerton, Cape Town
Contact: 021 528 2000
Spier Wine Farm
Spier can accommodate conferences of all sizes. Whether it be a small gathering of 15 to a big conference of 450 people, they have got you covered.
For Smaller Conferences:
There are three meeting rooms adjacent to the Spier Amphitheatre. These intimate venues are completely private (no public access) and have their own facilities. They are ideal as breakaway rooms or for smaller gatherings. Meeting Room 1 can seat 40 people banqueting style, or 30 school-room style. Meeting Room 2 and 3 are equal in size, seating 20 people banqueting style, or 15 school-room style.
Ideal for: Conferences, banquets
Capacity: 40 people
The elegant boardroom is a convenient meeting place for business guests at the hotel or groups requiring a smaller meeting facility, it also includes an outdoor seating area.
Ideal for: Conferences, meetings.
Capacity: 12 people
Manor House – De Clerque Room
This venue is warm in hue and, with its antique furnishings, is an elegant environment in which to conduct a meeting, workshop or small seminar.
Ideal for: board meetings, meetings in general.
Capacity: 12 people
Manor House – Van Lievens Room
This stylish room offers an intimate environment with sofas, armchairs, oriental rugs and priceless art.
Ideal for: intimate meetings.
Capacity: 10 people
Manor House – Reynolds Room
This spacious room is elegantly decorated with antique furniture, chandeliers and oriental carpets.
Ideal for: meetings, workshops, stylish lunch or dinner.
Capacity: 25 people
For the Medium-Sized Conference:
The three breakaway rooms, Simonsberg, Helderberg and Stellenberg rooms, can be used separately or combined. These conference rooms are adjacent to the Eerste River, alongside our auditorium and have views of the Helderberg mountains. Beautifully decorated public areas are furnished with antiques and contemporary South African art from the Spier Collection. In winter, delegates can relax around fireplaces, and in summer, chill on the cool, shaded terrace.
Ideal for: meetings, workshops, weddings, events.
Capacity: All three rooms combined can accommodate 250 people
For the Large-Sized Conference:
Beautifully decorated public areas are furnished with antiques and contemporary South African art from the Spier Collection. In winter, delegates can relax around fireplaces, and in summer, relax on the cool, shaded terrace.
Ideal for: Conferences, weddings
Capacity: 450 people
Location: Spier Wine Farm, Stellenbosch
Contact: 021 809 1100 | email@example.com
Vrede en Lust
The Estate offers a unique winelands conference experience. Facilities that can easily accommodate small or large groups in a quiet and relaxed environment. Their conference rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and all the amenities required for your strategic planning or team building sessions, budget review or board meetings.
They also offer different packages that are available which include accommodation, breakfast, lunch, etc. Various exciting team-building activities such as wine tasting, cycling and boules are also available on request.
Ideal for: Conferences, work lunches,
Capacity: 12-40 people
Location: Intersection R45 and Simondium-Klapmuts
Contact: 021 874 1611
White Space in Salt River
The venue consists of three unique venues for all your conferencing needs. A rooftop bar, an auditorium, and a cafe. Each venue is available to hire separately or as a package.
The Rooftop Bar
With its fully functioning bar and outside deck and the panoramic views of the mountains, harbour and city provide the perfect backdrop to any event. Paid parking and catering is also available.
Ideal for: cocktail parties, launches, private dinners.
Capacity: 80 people
This versatile space can be adapted for any event. They also offer a number of seating styles as well as breakout meeting or training rooms. They also have an on-site engineer that can help you with any of your connectivity and conferencing needs.
Ideal for: training, meetings, conferences
Capacity: 20-350 people
Boasts a fully equipped catering kitchen as well as a banquet. They can also cater for banting, vegan, vegetarian and Halal requirements and paid parking is available.
Ideal for: private luncheons, networking events, conferences.
Capacity: 80 people
Location: 97 Durham Ave, Salt River
Contact: 021 462 1946
The Cape Peninsula Hotel
The Peninsula Hotel excels in the business conferencing arena, with two rooms to choose from. From their Executive Boardroom to their 100 seater Society Room.
Attentive staff, comprehensive equipment and unmatched attention to detail make The Peninsula the first choice for a seaside conference. They have also gone completely carbon neutral. They have partnered with GreenDreams to make sure that they keep to their promise of being environmentally sustainable.
Accommodating 12 people for cocktails, 8 for U-shape, 12 for boardroom, 10 for school-room and 15 for cinema style.
The Society Room
Equipped with all the appropriate technology to handle all your presentation requirements, can also add a dance floor per request.
Ideal for: networking events, conferences, weddings
Capacity: 110 people
Location: 313 Beach Road, Sea Point.
Contact: 021 430 7777
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