I Do at Radisson Blu {Cape Town Hotel & Wedding Venue}

by Monique on February 21, 2014 · 0 comments

Imagine saying, “I do” in the warm afternoon sunshine with a blue backdrop of ocean and sky.

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That’s what I pictured while looking out from the Radisson Blu Waterfront’s pool area at a blue view that seemed to have no end.

Nicky Arthur PR invited a few wedding industry pros to a site inspection, a foot treatment and a lunch at the popular Cape Town hotel. I considered my deadlines and decided that it was in my best interest to get out and live it up for an afternoon! 

Taking the Tour 

Champagne, grapetizer and hors d’oeuvres were served on arrival. The hotel’s resident wedding planner, Comien Groeneveld, then took us on a tour. She pointed out the possible wedding ceremony locations and the cocktail and reception venue.

The next stop was one of the hotel’s suites. With its large glass doors, white walls and sweeping views over the ocean, it’s a fantastic room for bridal portraits!

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Did Someone Say Foot Massage?

After a quick tour of the Amani African Spa, we put our feet up and enjoyed a soul-soothing foot massage and treatment. It was so good that it was hard to put my shoes back on when it was time for lunch.

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The Best Table in the House 

A wedding-inspired table awaited us in the outdoor restaurant. Lunch started with the Chef’s Choice Specialty Sorbet. No one said what it was in it so we had fun letting our taste buds guess. I’m sure it included mango and litchi.

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The main course was Whole Roasted Free-range Lamb Tenderloin with Wild Mushroom Risotto, Grilled Zucchini and Truffle Jus. Too often I forget to tell people that I rarely eat red meat. When I admitted that I was not good meat-eating South African, a waiter whisked the plate away and presented me with grilled fish. It was delicious!

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What I lack in appetite for meat, I make up with my appreciation for a good dessert! And we were in for a treat with Burnt English Cream with shortbread and melting chocolate spring rolls.

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The Verdict
It seems to me that the Radisson Blu Waterfront is more than an impressive hotel – it’s also a fabulous, modern wedding venue.

They offer mouth-watering menu options for wedding parties of between 50 to 120 guests. They also include an indulgent honeymoon suite for the wedding night and a one-year anniversary dinner voucher.

If that sounds good to you, contact reservations on +27 21 441 3000 or email capetown.info@radissonblu.com for more information.

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{Photography} Monique Warner for Oh Darling Days {Disclosure} While I enjoyed the afternoon at Radisson Blu Waterfront, I received remuneration to write this review and opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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