TOP WEDDING VENUES
September 10, 2017
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CATHEDRAL PEAK HOTEL
Enjoy your wedding in gracious elegance against a backdrop of the magnificent Cathedral Peak mountain range. The scenic beauty of this renowned Drakensberg hotel, its personal service and the warm hospitality extended to guests will make your wedding day a memory to cherish for a lifetime.
Set in beautiful gardens, the charming stone-and-thatch chapel with its expansive window behind the pulpit boasts a breathtaking view of the Drakensberg, accommodating up to 120 guests. Stone blocks and wooden beams from the original farmhouse and pews made from railway sleepers add to the unique and cozy appeal of this enchanting chapel. There is no setting more perfect for an elegant country-style wedding.
The resident helicopter offers unique opportunities for your wedding photographs. Cathedral Peak Hotel offers a choice of wedding reception venues and a selection of superb menus. Wedding packages are available from the hotel on request. Visit www.cathedralpeak.co.za
for more information.
CASTELLO DE MONTE
Is a Five Star Guest House, situated in Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria. The Tuscan style estate portrays pure luxury and elegance and offers spectacular views of the hills in and around the capital city.
The landscaped gardens with mature olive trees and lavender bushes give an Italian flavour to the African landscape.You will hardly notice that you are in the middle of a bustling city. At Castello di Monte it is easy to believe that you had found paradise. Visit www.castello-hotel.co.za
for more information.
in Muldersdrift, close to Johannesburg and Pretoria, Oakfield Farm
beautiful country venue set in 72 acres of manicured gardens and
With 22 years' experience hosting weddings and other
special events, this exceptional destination has various spectacular
settings to choose from, as well as on-site accommodation to house the
bridal party, a dedicated wedding planner and talented chefs to tailor
your dream menu. Oakfield Farm
truly has it all - a beautiful location
that can be adapted to suit any style and ambience, well-trained staff
members to make your event planning a breeze and an exclusive list of
professional suppliers to enhance your big event.
VALVERDE ECO HOTEL
close to Sandton in the Johannesburg area, Valverde boutique hotel
offers 25 comfortable country-style rooms with free Wi-Fi hotspots in
each room. With a top a la carte restaurant available for your
convenience, it’s better than home. Wake up to the sounds of the
countryside and the exquisite views of the environment - it feels
natural, yet it’s extraordinary.
Close to the business and travel hubs
of Sandton and Johannesburg, Valverde offers an escape to the beauty and
peace of nature while offering rapid links to all the top local
business- and leisure spots. This makes it ideal for travellers visiting
Gauteng, as well as a convenient location to host conferences and
in the heartlands of Gauteng, Northwest and Mpumalanga, Guvon Hotels
offers a range of luxurious properties in stunning locations -
perfect for getaways, honeymoons, wedding accommodation and more.
luxury tented camp under the stars and a choice of lodges in the cusp
of the awe-inspiring Cradle of Humankind, to a Big Five Game reserve in
the Magaliesberg and a gorgeous lodge in Hazyview, the Guvon property
has gone above and beyond to tailor a bespoke property collection.
Relax, recuperate and unwind in elegant splendour at Guvon Hotels &
Spas, where service excellence is underpinned by an unwavering
commitment to world-renowned South African hospitality.
IRENE COUNTRY LODGE
historical village of Irene, Centurion is known for the long and
winding oak-lined country lane where cows graze in green pastures. With
lakeside views to rival most paintings, African Pride Irene Country
is a luxury upmarket hotel boasting 75 spacious luxury
accommodation rooms, a fine dining restaurant, conference, function and
wedding venues, as well as the luxurious and well-appointed Camdeboo Day
Guests arrive at a haven of peace and tranquillity, and promptly
forget that they are in or even near one of South Africa’s busiest
metropolitan areas. If you want to enjoy a singular combination of
convenience and indulgence, Irene Country Lodge
should be at the top of
LA VUE GUEST LODGE & FUNCTION VENUE
in the tranquil area of Nooitgedacht, near Mulderdrift, La Vue Guest
Lodge & Function Venue
is within close proximity to Sandton,
Randburg and Lanseria Airport - making it the perfect destination for
couples, families and groups of friends who want to enjoy restful
accommodation close to all the major amenities in the Gauteng area.
Spacious and luxurious rooms provide all the makings of a wonderful
night's sleep and La Vue is also fully equipped to host picture-perfect
weddings and conferences for up to 100 delegates in true Bushveld style.
ISIPHIWO BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA
amidst beautifully manicured gardens, a mere 15 minutes from the
bustling city centre of Pretoria, and an hour's drive from Johannesburg
metropole, Isiphiwo Boutique Hotel & Spa
is a four-star
accommodation venue that prides itself on its welcoming ambience,
beautifully designed guest rooms and luxurious amenities.
destination is tailor-made for romantic getaways, corporate events,
leisure holidays and even weddings, with two chapels and reception
venues to choose from. Isiphiwo
also has an on-site spa that offers a
range of massages, treatments and overnight packages.
MONATE GAME LODGE
the gem of the bushveld! Monate Game Lodge
is an elegant and peaceful
break-away retreat where guests can enjoy the tranquillity of the bush
while being treated like royalty. Monate Game Lodge is nestled in
manicured gardens on a 1839-hectare private reserve in the Limpopo
Province, within easy reach of the Gauteng area.
It is home to abundant
wildlife including buffalo, lion, giraffe, hippopotamus, zebra, a large
variety of antelope and almost 50% of the bird species found in South
Africa. This malaria-free area is beautiful in its diversity, ranging
from open plains to typical bushveld and interesting rocky outcrops,
caves and koppies - the perfect place to enjoy the quintessential South
perfect destination for fairy tale wedding, couple's getaway, successful
conference or family holiday in the Drakensberg, ATKV Drakensville
situated near a renowned UNESCO World Heritage site among the foothills
of the Drakensberg Amphitheatre. Here you can enjoy breath-taking views,
close proximity to an astounding array of historical places of
interest, adventure destinations and so much more.
As a semi-finalist in
the AA Travel Guide/American Express accommodation awards in the 'Big
self-catering resorts in South Africa' category, ATKV Drakensville
one of the foremost self-catering accommodation providers in the region -
a great choice for those times you just need to get out of the city.
EVERWOOD COUNTRY WEDDINGS
in the stunning Muldersdrift region of Johannesburg, Everwood Country
is a one-stop shop for discerning brides who want to tailor a
stunning wedding without all the stress and hassle.
The venue comprises a
picturesque, open-sided chapel in a wooded garden, a beautiful,
elegantly draped banqueting hall with seating space for between 80 and
200 guests, on-site caterers and exceptional backdrops for wedding
photographs. Additionally, the grounds also offer a bridal suite with
its own private entrance where you can kick off your shoes as husband
and wife after your big night.
Equipped with an en suite bathroom,
patio, coffee station and bar fridge, this little abode is also the
ideal venue for the wedding party to dress ahead of the big event. In
short - Everwood Country Weddings
is all you could hope for in a wedding
venue & more!
VAN LOVEREN FARM - SPECIAL OFFER
As a Date Night SA fan you qualify for a 15-20%* discount on all wine bought for your wedding directly from the Van Loveren farm (15% if they need to courier the wine, 20% if you collect). Simply show them this post, as well as your wedding invitation and their friendly team will assist. To find out more please email Reino at email@example.com
or phone 023 615 1505. Thank you for choosing Van Loveren Family Vineyards to celebrate your special day!
FREE WEDDING GUIDE
At Date Night Ideas, our crew of hopeless romantics get collectively weak at the knees when you mention the word ‘wedding’. After all, is there anything more gloriously romantic than a special occasion where two people vow to have each other’s backs for the rest of their lives? From rustic barn weddings and swanky shindigs in top-dollar hotels, to beachside bashes and destination occasions, weddings come in many shapes and sizes. In this year’s DNI Wedding Edition
, we share some of our favourite venues, service providers and offer a bit of helpful advice in the lead-up to the big day.