Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Bellwood stands out as one of the area’s most enchanting wedding venues. Spanning over 650 hectares of verdant hills and valleys at the foothills of the Drakensberg, it offers a captivating backdrop of water, ancient tree-lined avenues, and charming farmland. Choose between their quaint Old Barn Chapel or the ethereal Forest Chapel for a ceremony surrounded by natural beauty, providing endless opportunities for timeless photographs.

Crafted with a focus on relaxation, romance, and lifestyle, Bellwood offers an exclusive setting to celebrate your wedding weekend with loved ones. Their meticulously appointed reception venue, on the banks of a tranquil dam, ensures an unforgettable backdrop for your celebration.

Accommodating both intimate gatherings of 60 guests and grand celebrations of up to 250 guests, Bellwood’s versatility ensures a perfect fit for any wedding size. The Old Barn Chapel, a lovingly restored stone milking shed from 1899, exudes rustic charm and can host 170-180 guests. Meanwhile, the Forest Chapel, nestled beneath a canopy of pine trees, features terraced log seating for up to 180 guests, with breathtaking views of the valley.

For added convenience, Bellwood offers accommodation for up to 82 guests in their Self-Catering Cottages, all just a short stroll from the venue along the dam’s edge. The Honeymoon Cottage provides a romantic retreat to culminate your perfect day.

Bellwood’s offerings extend beyond its captivating scenery and elegant spaces. Our venue boasts:

  • The flexibility of the Old Barn Chapel or Forest Chapel for civil or religious ceremonies, ensuring a seamless plan in case of inclement weather.
  • Reception facilities accommodating 60 to 250 guests, with options for round or rectangular tables and Ancona chairs adorned with white covers.
  • A professionally equipped kitchen, complete with a built-in cold room and fully stocked bar.
  • Additional amenities include a large open fireplace, air conditioning with heating capabilities, and a covered verandah overlooking the dam.
  • Backup generator to power all cottages and the venue in case of power outages.
  • A curated list of approved caterers, bar services, coordinators, ministers, floral stylists, photographers, DJs, makeup artists, hair stylists, and hiring suppliers to ensure every aspect of your wedding is meticulously attended to.

With packages ranging from R34,500 to R62,500 (each package is inclusive of varying amounts of accommodation) this venue offers couples versatility and significant value. 

Experience the magic of Bellwood, where every detail is crafted to make your wedding dreams come true.

Contact Details

Contact: Keira Tippett

Tel: 082 495 5033

Tel: 072 237 4021

Website: Visit their website

Address: Fort Nottingham Road, Nottingham Road, KZN Midlands,3280

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Venue Details

Guests: 60 - 250

Budget: R30,000 - R40,000

Accommodation: Self Catering

No. of Beds: 82

Cost: Included

Ceremony: Chapel or Indoor Ceremony, Outdoor Ceremony

Catering: Recommended Caterers

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    It has been 6 months since we had our wedding at Bellwood – such a special day with amazing happy memories.

    We just wanted to say thank you for making the whole weekend possible! Everyone loved the venue, & it was such fun having people stay at the venue with us.

    I hope you are keeping well & can assist in making other couples as happy as we were on our wedding weekend.

    Tim & Sarah, Durban, KZN

    Thank you for helping to make our wedding such an amazing day for us – we absolutely loved every minute of it & it would not have been possible without your help.

    We absolutely loved our venue & you made the process in the lead up to & on the day so seamless for us which was amazing. We can’t thank you & your team enough for putting on such a magical weekend for us

    If there are any websites that you would like us to write a review on to promote your business, please let us know as we would be happy to do it. 😊

    Kerry & Dave – Eastern Cape