Romance and Magic Memories at Cape Town's Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

Romance and Magic Memories at Cape Town's Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa
The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town takes the stress out of wedding preparations; the five-star property has a range of luxury proposal, wedding and honeymoon options up its elegant sleeve, allowing the bride and groom to focus on their families and each other. Brides and grooms are entrusted to the most capable of hands at this Leading Hotel of the World – Travel + Leisure voted The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa the "No. 1 City Hotel in Africa and the Middle East" this year for the 'World's Best Service' category.

The Proposal

Location and timing are paramount when it comes to planning a special, once-in-a-lifetime occasion and creating the perfect scene for a marriage proposal sets the stage for a blissful future. During the past six years, The Twelve Apostles' team has hosted and customized unique and unforgettable romantic proposals for more than 100 happy couples. The concierge team discreetly handles all arrangements without giving anything away to the future fiancée. Needless to say, the answer has always been a resounding “yes!”

Romantic options are available to suit every budget, ranging from a private candle-lit dinner in the Conservatory to a gourmet picnic in the lush Fynbos Garden or in the privacy of a private Spa Gazebo. The experienced Twelve Apostles Hotel staff is always available with advice and personalized service to create memories that will be cherished for a lifetime, including arranging off-site proposals for resident guests on Table Mountain or at the stunning cove of Llandudno Beach, only minutes away. This service includes transfers to the special venue in a Mercedes-Benz C-Class, as well as sparkling wine, flowers and a delicious picnic basket.

For the ultimate proposal, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa also offers a special overnight package - The "Deluxe Proposal." This package includes a set of personalized embroidered towels; a bottle of Guy Cadel Champagne; romantic rose petal and candle turndown with red velvet cupcakes; full English breakfast in bed; a one-way heli-flip transfer from the hotel's heli-stop to the V&A Waterfront; and an indulgent three-hour Sunset Mountain Serenade spa treatment in the scenic Mountain Spa Gazebo, with oysters, chocolate-dipped strawberries and two glasses of sparkling wine.

This package starts at $510.00 per couple, in addition to the accommodation rate. Package is valid until December 19, 2014. A "Luxury Proposal" Package is also available and priced starting at $235.00.

The Wedding

The first step to successful wedding planning is obtaining the perfect venue. The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is situated on Cape Town's most scenic route, flanked by the majestic Twelve Apostles Mountain range and guided by an incandescent marine reserve. This magnificent setting is suitable for a range of wedding options, from morning teas and celebratory lunches to grand dinners overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

The professional and friendly staff members organize the big day and ensure that each couple experiences their fairytale wedding. From flowers and entertainment to customized menus, dedicated Wedding Coordinator Stephanie Hall assists the bride with planning even the smallest detail.

“Whether it's a big affair or a small, intimate destination wedding, we will do whatever it takes to treat you like royalty and offer the most romantic and exclusive wedding that you could possibly dream of,” said Hall.

The ceremony usually takes place under a gazebo in the fragrant Fynbos Garden, complete with uninterrupted views of the glistening ocean and a magical mountain backdrop. This enchanting garden also offers the perfect area for pre-reception drinks, and sets the scene for photo opportunities to capture the spirit of the special day.

The happy couple may then wish to celebrate with a stylish reception at the Atlantic Terrace Marquee – the ideal venue for a dazzling wedding for up to 80 guests. This stunning location offers unsurpassed sea views with an open marquee that invites salty sea breezes and glorious sunsets to spill directly into the venue. The marquee is available for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with catering options including scrumptious canapés on arrival, followed by a plated starter, a buffet style main course and a delicious plated dessert.

For small, intimate weddings The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa also offers a special "Destination Wedding" package for up to 16 guests. This includes an initial meeting with Stephanie Hall to handle the finer details of the wedding; the first interview with the hotel's minister; all legal arrangements and the certificate of marriage; the ceremony in the hotel's Fynbos Garden (weather permitting); a bouquet of African indigenous flowers for the bride and a buttonhole for the groom; and a wedding cake for four people designed by the pastry chef. In addition, the bridal couple is spoiled with a romantic rose petal turndown with sparkling wine and a set of embroidered towels with their new initials to take home as a keepsake.

This package is priced from $635.00 per wedding couple, in addition to the accommodation rate. A minimum stay of two nights is applicable. Price excludes wedding catering costs. Package valid through December 20, 2014.

Additional hotel facilities and services include pre-wedding treatments at the Spa and a range of gourmet adventures such as High Teas and fine dining dinners that may be arranged for the bridal party before or after the wedding.

For more information about the range of wedding options and venue hire fees, please email Wedding Coordinator Stephanie Hall at weddings@12apostles.co.za.

The Honeymoon

A popular honeymoon destination, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa offers numerous romantic activities such as dual spa treatments, picnics for two or "sundowner" cocktails in the Leopard Bar. Couples may also indulge in romantic dinners, long nature walks, or enjoy a movie night in the hotel's very own cinema.

To enhance the experience further, newlyweds may wish to book the indulgent "Luxury Honeymoon" package. This package includes a set of personalized embroidered towels; a bottle of Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel sparkling wine; romantic rose petal and candle turndown; Full English breakfast in bed; and a 30-minute back, neck and shoulder massage per person.

This package is priced from $235.00 per honeymoon couple, in addition to the accommodation rate. Valid through December 19, 2014. A Deluxe version of this package is also available at $510.00 per couple.

For details and reservations, please contact The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa at +27 21 437 9000, email: bookta@12apostles.co.za, or visit us online at www.12apostleshotel.com.