16 Of The Best Conference Venues Cape Town Has To Offer

Words: Crush

*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.

The Atlantic

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 peopleThe Atlantic

The Ballroom

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

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The Pavilion

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 peopleconference venues cape town

Pre-function Boardroom

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

Pre function boardroom

Location: Quay 6, W Quay Rd, V & A Waterfront.
Contact: 021 406 5920


The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

conference venues cape town 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 Ballroom

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

Orchid Room

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

Room 6

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 WaterfrontConferencing venues Cape Town

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

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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 Hotelconference venues cape town

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 Hotelconference venues cape town

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 Rotunda

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

Conference Room

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 Hotelconference venues cape town

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 Apostlesconference venues cape town

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
Business Butler
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 Hotelconference venues cape town 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 Hotelconference venues cape town

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.
Capacity: 220

Location: Colinton Rd, Newlands, Cape Town.
Contact: 021 657 4500


The Westin Cape Town

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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


Lagoon Beachconference venues cape town

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

conference venues cape town

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:

Amphitheatre Boardrooms

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

Hotel Boardroom

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 | info@spier.co.za


Vrede en Lust

conference venues cape town

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

conference venues cape town

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

The Auditorium

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

The Café

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

conference venues cape town

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.

The Boardroom

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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One comment

  1. There is something about classic design that makes it looks so classy. It would amazing to do meetings there. It would feel very professional and ambiance is very important in conferences because it is the first thing that sets up the mood. Great list!

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