JHB Northern Suburbs
<description>Emoyeni in Zulu means “up in the air” and is very appropriate with sweeping panoramic views over Johannesburg’s northern suburbs, extending all the way to the Magaliesburg. The Estate offers discerning guests the opportunity to soak up the views and enjoy functions in this extraordinary venue, whilst delighting in cuisine prepared by the well known and very talented chef Nicky Gibbs.
This Edwardian-era masterpiece was built by architects Leck and Emley in 1905 for the Honorable Henry Hull, who became the Minister of Finance in the first Union Government. The house was used to host lavish parties for the Rand Lords of the Day and although changing hands several times over the next few decades, remained the most glittering social milieus of Johannesburg society. The drawing room rang to a wide range of music as the quadrilles gave way to the waltzes and two-steps of the sounds of ragtime.
Now the rooms are singing to a new beat, as Gibbs uses her superb talent to dazzle Emoyeni’s previous and new clientele, both corporate and leisure as they soak up the splendour of the English Renaissance. With a multitude of functional rooms such as the Billiard Room, Drawing Room, The Parlour and the Great Chamber, the house is perfect for hosting weddings, conferences, gala dinners, award functions, product launches, shoots and press conferences with a difference.
Chef Nicky Gibbs has an impressive resume, with her experience originating mostly from six years of cooking on the QE2 and the Crystal Cruises luxury ships – and another six years cooking for a range of world renowned celebrities. Gibbs has served the likes of Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Tom Jones and Madonna and has also raked in several awards! Gibbs has made her mark at several high profile hotels and restaurants in the past such as Melrose Arch and The Westcliff Hotel and is now taking Emoyeni to new heights!
<telephone>011 544 6900
<title>Everwood Country Weddings
Like you, we take your wedding day seriously. There are so many little details to plan and perfect that it can become chaotic and stressful… So, because it is the most important day of your life, we want remove your concerns with our specialist services, and give you the chance to focus on yourself, enjoy the count-down and get gorgeous for your man… We have two fabulous suites for the bride and groom which are included in our packages.
We have had thousands of deliriously happy brides, and even more wedding guests enjoy their experience at Everwood Country Weddings. Maybe it’s the unique open-air chapel, which offers the guests a view of 100km and the Magaliesberg Mountains in the distance. Maybe it’s our velvet green lawn and beautifully landscaped gardens that give everyone that sense of relaxed escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Maybe it is our five water features or the rustic ruin that adds the magical charm of a fairy-tale… but photographers LOVE this place! Everwood Country Weddings is set 35 minutes from Sandton, the location is ideallyc.
With our team of experienced and reliable wedding planners, we can offer you a tailor made package that will not force you into debt before you’re even married! We work with your budget to offer you and your guests, the best for what you can afford. You can choose from our selection of services to make your wedding dream come true.
<telephone>083 384 5002
<title>Casa Toscana Lodge
Casa Toscana’s specialist team will tailor-make the perfect package to suit you. There are a variety of remarkable venues available for any group from 10 – 150 guests, from the breathtakingly beautiful Rubica Hall & Chapel to the underground cellar, the Gardenia tented garden venue, and the LeSi Signature Restaurant for smaller weddings.
OFFERS A picture perfect wedding venue in Pretoria, with a choice of packages and banquet halls. The team is on hand to offer wedding advice, suggestions and ideas to make your Big Day special. The spectacular gardens and tented function venue with gazebo’s are the ideal setting for an outdoor wedding. The Rubica Wedding Hall offers an intimate, stylish ambience and the Tuscan style Chapel makes for a fairy-tale ceremony location.
MENU At Casa Toscana Lodge we offer menu’s that have been planned to the finest detail. Our pride shines through in the presentation and quality of our meals and our dedicated staff live up to the high standards that are part of our mission.
ACCOMMODATION All rooms at Casa Toscana are equipped with all the comforts you need for a luxurious stay. 20 stylish 4-star rated rooms are available and are perfectly suited for the business travel. The onsite LeSi Signature Restaurant offers added convenience with immaculate onsite dining and room service facilities.
Casa Toscana is an Island of Tuscany in the suburbs of the Gauteng Metropolitan, Tshwane.
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<address4map>5 Darlington Road Darlington Road, Lynnwood Manor, Pretoria Gauteng
<address4map>Jubilee Rd, Johannesburg 2193
<title>The Fairway Hotel and Spa
<description>On par with excellence ~ Hidden in the leafy suburb of Randpark, two minutes from Cresta Shopping Centre, right on the Randpark Golf Course, is the most magnificent wedding destination you can dream of. Award-winning interiors meet excellent service and matching food quality in this 5 star environment.
The Vista Deck beckons wedding guests to admire the sunset over the golf course while enjoying a sundowner, just before the wedding reception. The Windsor Ballroom provides an elegant backdrop for weddings of around 120 guests. With its fireplace, stone clad walls and subtle lighting, it provides a perfect canvas for your stylish wedding, even in winter time. A beautiful stone clad chapel is situated at the entrance of the hotel and accommodates up to 160 guests.
While grooms perfect their swing on the golf course, brides can relax and be pampered at The Fairway Spa adjacent to the hotel.
Golf villas, accommodating up to eight family members or friends, provide a fun-filled and cost-effective accommodation option during the wedding celebrations.
<telephone>011 478 8000
<address4map>Setperk Rd, Randburg 2125
<title>Askari Game Lodge
<description>A walk on the wild side in Magaliesburg ~ Ever been blessed by an elephant?
Enjoy wedding celebrations with a difference at Askari Lodge in Magaliesberg. Just over an hour from Johannesburg or Pretoria, Askari Game Lodge and Spa offers wedding parties a memorable Big 5 wildlife experience where Africa meets Antique Dutch, in an area steeped with history.
The 120-seater chapel with its thatch roof and bell tower was built with the input from historians. Accommodation options include 30 rooms (21 chalets) and invite guests to take a step back in time whilst admiring the South African décor pieces dating back to the 1800’s. Slipper baths, a coal stove, wash stands, luggage chests, antique Oregon cupboards and tables are subtly placed within the luxury 4-star surrounding, to emphasize the interesting history of the Magaliesberg area.
Akira Wedding Venue is situated in the new Day Visitors Centre. Accommodating up to 120 guests, it has a beautiful deck with views over the Magaliesberg mountain range and is abundant with African symbology, rich earthy colours and unique African décor focal points. The upstairs wedding venue opens up onto the Azima Restaurant, viewing deck and Enzi Bar, ideal for pre-wedding drinks or entertainment.
The small spa at Askari can be booked exclusively for the bridal party – while the ladies relax in the spa, the gents can enjoy a Big 5 game drive.
<telephone>014 577 2658
<telephone2>014 577 2659
<address4map>Doornspruit Road, Hekpoort, Magaliesburg 0001
<title>Warthogs Bush Camps
If you can’t bear the thought of walking down the aisle without both your best friend and fiancée, you should stop by Warthogs Bush Camp in Magaliesburg. The pet-friendly Warthogs Bush Camp is now open for weddings with your furry friends as ring bearers, confetti carriers and givers of wet sloppy kisses to anyone within arms’ reach. Adorable doggy wedding signs are available for memorable photo opportunities with your pets.
Wedding guests stay over in ten individual chalets which all have small wooden decks and are decorated in earthy tones, all set within a tree canopy. The bathroom with its outside shower is a real treat and brings guests just a touch closer to nature. If bush hospitality and simplicity is your thing, you would love the unpretentious but hearty brunch on offer which includes pap, wors and eggs, to dinner themes around braai menus, spit braais and potjiekos recipes.
Warthogs is a wonderful venue for bush-weddings, bachelor and bachelorette parties, art weekends, birthday parties and 21st celebrations. Warthogs is prepared to tailor make any events to suit your requirements.
Brides have a number of options available to them for the wedding ceremony, depending on the size of the wedding. The unique beehive thatched dome is perfect for smaller weddings, while a gazebo is erected in the centre of the bush camp for garden-style weddings. Should the bride prefer a chapel wedding or bush wedding, this can be arranged at Askari Game Lodge 2km down the road.
Venue hire of R12 000 includes the following:
Exclusive use Bush lapa function venue | 10 chalets (accommodating 10 couples sharing) | Bush breakfast the next morning
A Spitbraai Menu is available at R380 per person (min of 20 guests)
Warthogs Bush Camp and Askari Game Lodge are in the fortunate position to not only share ownership and management expertise, but also the know-how of the Askari Lodge wedding, conference and banqueting co-ordinators. You may therefore find that your phone calls or correspondence is answered by Askari Game Lodge’s capable team.
<telephone>014 577 2658
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<address4map>Doornspruit Road, Hekpoort, Magaliesburg 0001
<description>CASALINGA, is an elegant Italian country restaurant off Beyers Naude Drive and is the ideal setting for tasteful business luncheons and dinners, corporate functions or intimate dinners for two. Casalinga’s delicious fare has established it as one of Gauteng’s leading restaurants for the past twenty two years.
Casalinga offers memorable weddings, with in house fairy lights, draping and music. Function coordinators are available during the planning stages of your wedding, to advise you personally on all the preparations. Share your wedding vows in their charming rustic chapel with candlelight, rose petals and magnificent flowers and enjoy a selection of drinks and stylish cocktails in the garden after the service.
Undoubtedly the best thing about Casalinga is the delectable, traditionally Italian cuisine with a touch of country flair. Three function menus are available to cater for all budgets and dietary requirements. Herbs and vegetables are organically grown in their cultivated garden and only the freshest ingredients are used. Your guests will be treated to an unforgettable feast.
<telephone>087 805 6222
<telephone2>011 957 2612
<address4map>Rocky Ridge Road, off Beyers Naude Drive, Honeydew, Krugersdorp 2040
<description>Perfect garden weddings ~ Voted as one of the top wedding venues in Gauteng, Glenburn Lodge has three wedding venues with guest capacities ranging between 60 and 250 guests.
Glenkyle overlooks a spectacular waterfall and is situated on the Blaauwbank River, while Glencove is nestled on the Crocodile River in a beautiful country garden setting. Glenwillow is situated at the foot of the majestic Zwartkops Mountain in the Bush Willow Tented Camp.
Glenkyle accommodates up to 250 wedding guests should a dance floor be included. Winter weddings are cosy with the large fireplace adding romance, while summer weddings make extensive use of the wrap-around patio and sprawling lawns for welcome drinks. Allow us to roll out the red carpet for you as you say your vows in the thatch chapel with its breath-taking view of the Zwartkops Mountains.
Glencove is situated in a picturesque garden setting, on the banks of the Crocodile River. Seating up to 120 wedding guests, this venue has its own private garden chapel. With fountains, water features, a romantic garden and forest setting, this is the ultimate wedding venue for the romantic at heart. The bridge leading to Glencove provides a lovely spot for wedding photos.
Chicama Spa’s couples package is very popular for a pre-wedding treat, whereas the privacy of the spa lends it to wonderful hen and pamper parties.
BUSH WILLOW TENTED CAMP ~ An African inspiration
Why not get married under the African sky with a bonfire crackling in the background and stars sweeping across the night sky? For a very cost-effective and fun-filled African adventure, look no further than Bush Willow Tented Camp on the Glenburn Lodge property. With 107 hectares of mountain, river and indigenous vegetation around, one could hardly imagine being 40 minutes away from both Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Glenwillow function venue within the Bush Willow Tented Camp accommodates between twenty and sixty guests for weddings, or alternatively, celebrate the night away in the Boma. A thatch gazebo overlooking the mountain is utilized for wedding ceremonies.
Accommodation comprises ten large comfortable walk-in tents, sleeping between two and six people each. The tented accommodation includes a hot indoor shower, toilet and a small kitchenette. Bush Willow Tented Camp can be exclusively booked by the wedding party in conjunction with the full take-up of all the tents, accommodating up to 60 guests.
For all Glenburn Lodge and Bushwillow enquiries, contact:
<address4map>Kromdraai Road, Zwartkops, Muldersdrift 1747
<description>Elegance meets luxury~ Weddings are celebrated in effortless style at the 5-star Kloofzicht Lodge and Spa where we employ our wealth of experience matched with personal service to ensure the success of your wedding day.
The quaint garden chapel overlooks stretches of water and you will be pledging your love with the Zwartkops Mountains as a backdrop. Kloofzicht function venues can accommodate up to 120 guests for a wedding and wedding guests are invited to overnight in one of sixty luxurious suites, overlooking either fly fishing dams or the lower reaches of the Blaauwbank Spruit, which meanders through the unspoilt Zwartkops gorge.
Kloofzicht Spa is a welcome addition to leisure activities at the lodge and offers individual packages, overnight packages and pamper party options for the prospective bride and her entourage. Enjoy the breath-taking view in the company of your closest and best friends as you prepare for your big day.
<address4map>Kromdraai Road R374, Muldersdrift 1747
<title>Memoire Wedding and Function Venue
<description>Driving along Beyers Naude, crossing over the highway and turning left onto the Kromdraai Road, you will come to MEMOIRE WEDDING AND FUNCTION VENUE. From a tranquil, lush forest wedding on the banks of the river to a cosy indoor ceremony with a view over spectacular landscaped gardens and waterfalls, they offer everything you desire in one setting.
Their magnificent venue that caters for up to 300 guests not only guarantees distinct quality and excellent service but also promises a memorable experience filled with style, grace and luxury which will be the perfect place to start your married life together. Memoire understands that your wedding is one of the most memorable days of your life and their professional banqueting team will be there to look after your needs and ensure the smooth and successful management of your function.
Their meals are prepared by top flight chefs using the finest fresh ingredients to meet the individual’s needs. The options vary from classical home cooked styles to haute cuisine options.
Accommodation at Memoire ensures peace and tranquility with an added touch of class, providing the personal attention you and your loved one deserve. Each of the suites is individually decorated and reflects a cosy, understated yet stylish atmosphere. Their spacious bridal suite (with private landscaped garden, water feature and enclosed parking) awaits the bride and her retinue as a private dressing room before the ceremony.
<telephone>071 286 7774
<telephone2>079 170 9431
<address4map>Kromdraai road R374, Muldersdrift 1747
Oakfield Farm is a country venue of distinction situated in Muldersdrift, in close proximity to both Johannesburg and Pretoria. Perfect for every occasion in every season and renowned for seamless event co-ordination. This elegant farm is unique, it’s easy-going vibe is complemented by magnificent grounds; exceptional cuisine and excellent service provided by its friendly staff. Set in 72 acres of gardens and fields, manicured lawns, pretty floral borders, neatly cropped hedge rows and statuesque trees abound, Oakfield Farm has an atmosphere of unhurried luxury. With 22 years experience Oakfield Farm understands your dream and sees it as our duty to make it a reality.
Oakfield Farm offers the perfect intimate venue for your wedding, with various spectacular settings to choose from. Our beautiful venues, chapels and manicured gardens provide endless options for your ceremony. Our magnificent shady gardens allow for wonderful garden ceremonies in a variety of different locations and can be perfectly set up for the precise size of the function.
Your wedding will be remembered for the ambiance, elegance, sumptuous food and the wonderful service.
You will be in professional hands all the way, with a dedicated Wedding Coordinator on hand to help. Such a memorable day deserves the best and here at Oakfield Farm, we would feel honoured to play a part in the making of those wonderful memories.
<telephone>+27 11 933 3464 x 225
<coords>26°02’00″S | 27°52’36″E
<description>Mpumalanga Magic ~ The 4-star Umbhaba Lodge Mpumalanga wedding venue in Hazyview with its palm-fringed walkways, lapping water features and fern-filled gardens is an idyllic venue for a Lowveld wedding. Unlike its Highveld counterparts, it’s a great option for winter weddings with warm days and comfortable night temperatures.
The lakeside, open air chapel accommodates up to a hundred wedding guests. Wedding celebrations are enjoyed in the Ingwe function venue or cosy restaurant where delectable menus are available to suit your taste and budget.
Thirty spacious suites, including our brand new family suites, provide luxurious accommodation for wedding guests. All rooms are temperature controlled for your comfort.
Umbhaba Lodge is an attractive honeymoon option as it is within easy reach of the Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes.
<telephone>013 737 7636
<address4map>R40 Main Road, Hazyview 1242
<title>Rockwood Earth Lodge
ROCKWOOD EARTH LODGE – three fully Self Catering units.
Situated in the Champagne Valley, just past The Drakensberg Boys Choir, one finds this private and unique getaway home.
Only a 2 ½ hour drive from Durban and 4 ½ hour drive from Johannesburg.
The Main House has 3 double en-suites with their own incredible views of mountains, water and grasslands.
Open plan lounges with two fireplaces invites you to siesta and relax.
The kitchen with handy scullery, leads onto a wraparound verandah boasting a braai area and pizza oven.
One can be indoors or outdoors and still sip on the magnificence of the Drakensberg.
MAIN HOUSE RATES: R2500 per day (unit sleeps 6)
The Cellar has been converted to an underground nest of coolness that has its own private entrance.
Kitchenette and own outside braai or potjie area to chillax in.
One bedroom and sleeper couch in the lounge offers space for 2 adults & 2 children.
Separate bathroom with shower completes the unit.
CELLAR RATES: R1000 per day (unit sleeps 2 adults 2 children)
There lies a giant rock on the rock pool side that provides a cosy retreat for a couple looking for time to stand still for a while.
One is taken back to other times when man hunted and woman gathered, a truly tribal experience.
Outside lounging area and a dug out fire pit has you sitting in awe under the mountain.
Nobody will even know you are there, unless they wander real close!
THE ROCK RATES: R900 per day (unit sleeps 2)
Special packages and rates can be agreed upon request for groups or longer stays.
50% Booking deposit required within 72 hours please (we get fully booked)
Final payment due 14 days prior to Arrival
Maid service upon request at an extra charge
<telephone>082 569 1070