The 10 Best Workshop Venues in Cape Town, South Africa

December 13, 2023

by Conor Walsh & Jonathan Lechtman

With exceptional views, breathtaking landmarks, rich history, and a vibrant atmosphere all year, Cape Town is a fantastic choice for hosting engaging, inspiring workshops.

From the serene beach fronts of Sea Point and Bantry Bay to the state-of-the-art facilities at Century City – there’s a perfect spot for every kind of event. 

But with so many options, how do you choose the right one for you? 

In this quick guide, we’ll show you the 10 best workshop venues across Cape Town. We’ve picked each one based on our many years’ experience organizing big and small events in the city. 

If you’re still unsure which venue makes sense for your workshop – get in touch! Our local team of Capetonian event experts will guide you to the best choice and handle all the logistics. 

 

Sea Point and Bantry Bay

Renowned for their breathtaking ocean views and atmosphere, Sea Point and Bantry Bay are home to several boutique venues perfect for workshops. These neighborhoods offer a serene environment, conducive to creative and productive sessions, and close to high-end restaurants, hotels, and other amenities.

 

1. Protea by Marriott Hotel Cape Town Sea Point

The Protea Hotel Cape Town Sea Point is an elegant hotel located in the beautiful neighborhood of Sea Point. The hotel has 11 event spaces in total: 6 meeting rooms and 5 breakout rooms with a max capacity of 110pax in the largest space (set up in a theater or schoolroom configuration). 

Each space is equipped with individual air conditioning, AV equipment, dedicated WiFi, and everything you need to host a successful workshop – including dynamic catering options. 

And while every meeting and breakout room has a different character, they’re all flooded with natural light to brighten your workshop event and keep your participants focused and lively. 

 

2. The President Hotel Cape Town

If you are on the lookout for a workshop venue that can host large groups, The President Hotel in Bantry Bay is your venue. 

With 349 sleeping rooms, 3 meeting rooms, 2 boardrooms, and a large outdoor terrace, this hotel has ample accommodation and event spaces to offer. The largest meeting room can accommodate 300 in theater style while each boardroom can hold 8-25pax in various configurations. 

The avant-garde design and wonderful beachfront location in Bantry Bay make The President a standout workshop venue in Cape Town.

 

V&A Waterfront

V&A Waterfront combines the charm of a working harbor with the luxury of an international yacht marina. Its world-class facilities include unique venues suitable for workshops of all sizes, all surrounded by a host of leisure activities, high-end shopping destinations, fine dining, and top-tier hotels – perfect for attendees who want to combine business with pleasure.

 

3. One & Only Cape Town

Located in the heart of the V&A Waterfront, the luxurious One & Only Cape Town Resort is a truly spectacular place to host a workshop. 

The hotel has 3 main spaces for a workshop:

  • The Ballroom is a stunning banquet space big enough for 170pax.
  • The Marina Room can host meetings and workshops for up to 50pax.
  • The Boardroom is perfect for smaller workshops, with seating for 12pax and spectacular views of Table Mountain in the background. 

The One & Only has 122 gorgeous sleeping rooms for out-of-town participants, beautiful grounds surrounded by water and lush greenery, and enjoys breathtaking views of Table Mountain and beyond. 

 

4. The Commodore Hotel 

The Commodore Hotel is a stately hotel that oozes old-world charm throughout its 3 conference rooms and 1 boardroom. The largest space, The Americas Cup Conference Room, can host up to 150pax in a theater-style configuration, while the smaller boardroom has capacity for 8-12pax. 

If you’re looking for a more intimate workshop locale, The Commodore is an excellent choice. The elegant and regal feel that emanates throughout every room and event space adds a touch of class to any meeting.

 

5. Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge

Part of the prestigious Marriott Group, Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge (the full name is too long to type!) offers everything you need for a workshop venue in Cape Town. 

The hotel has a whopping 23 event spaces in total:

  • A 220pax exhibition hall
  • 7 lecture theaters
  • 5 breakout rooms
  • An outdoor 100pax terrace
  • 9 other meeting rooms of various sizes

Each space is fully equipped with AV setups, networking and WiFi, stationary, and catering options. 

The hotel’s clean and elegant decor is the perfect foundation on top of which you can add your own flare. There’s also 122 sleeping rooms available for participants from outside Cape Town.

 

Cape Town CBD

The CBD is a bustling hub of culture, business, and art. This vibrant district offers a range of versatile workshop spaces, and provides easy access to museums, galleries, restaurants, and public transportation, making it convenient for both local and international attendees.

 

6. Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town

The Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town is a dedicated business hotel in a fantastic location. 

The hotel has 5 event spaces with a 200pax capacity in the largest space (theater-style configuration). The smaller event space and breakout rooms are perfect for team building activities, private discussions, strategy meetings, workshops, and much more.

The hotel’s name, “Fire & Ice!”, encapsulates its unique design, with subtle bursts of red, icy chandeliers, and colorful decorations adding swaths of character to every space.

 

7. Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Foreshore

With a fabulous location for business, the Park Inn Foreshore serves as a fantastic workshop venue in the heart of Cape Town. The hotel holds 3 meeting rooms, 1 breakout room, and 1 board room with a maximum capacity of 50-60 pax in the largest space. 

If you need a hotel for smaller workshops close to the hustle and bustle of Cape Town, the Park Inn is your new best friend. 

8. The Capital 15 on Orange Hotel

The stylish Capital 15 on Orange Hotel is the pinnacle of modern, contemporary, and sleek hotel design – not to mention it’s perfectly tailored for corporate events and workshops. The hotel has 2 meeting rooms and 4 breakout rooms. The largest meeting room has capacity for 200pax in theater style, and the 4 breakout rooms range from 10 pax to 40pax.

 If you’re looking for a ready-made workshop venue in Cape Town to wow your participants, The Capital 15 is the perfect choice. 

 

9. Taj Cape Town

The Taj Cape Town is a historic location that has been updated with the latest event and conferencing facilities while retaining its stately charm. 

The hotel has 7 event spaces, from the smallest meeting room with 8pax capacity, to the opulent Bankhall banquet room, with 300pax capacity. Each space mixes swanky architecture with modern AV equipment, WiFi, and much more. 

There are also 176 luxury sleeping rooms and in-site wellness and fitness facilities. 

 

Century City

Known as Cape Town’s mini metropolis, Century City is a city within a city that offers modern, state-of-the-art facilities. Boasting some of the city’s best conference and workshop venues, its accessibility, plethora of restaurants, and close proximity to the Canal Walk Shopping Centre makes it an ideal location for workshops.

 

10. Century City Conference Centre

Last but certainly not least is the Century City Conference Centre

This is the mecca of workshop venues in Cape Town, as it provides the most options and best variety for workshop venues. Located in Milnerton, 15 minutes drive from Cape Town CBD, Century City has 20 event spaces throughout its complex – including the beautiful outdoor venue, Century City Square. 

For workshops and other smaller events, you can configure the 11 meeting rooms into different styles to suit your needs, and to accommodate 12 to 54pax comfortably. 

As one of  the premier conference and event venues in Cape Town, Century City Conference Centre has everything you need to ensure your workshop is a resounding success. 

 

Looking for the best workshop venue in Cape Town? 

Despite all the choices on offer, finding a workshop venue in Cape Town that’s conveniently located, has enough space, and can provide the latest equipment isn’t easy. There’s a lot to consider. But hopefully, this quick guide to the 10 best workshop venues in the city has helped. 

If you’re ready to book your venue, but still need help with the logistics, contact us today. Our local Cape Town event team will take care of everything – so you can turn up confident your workshop participants will leave satisfied and singing your praises. 

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