Weddings & Receptions
Weddings & Receptions
The Garden Venue serves as a superb wedding ceremony and reception location, bringing the beauty of the outdoors inside. Offering freedom of choice with multiple reception and ceremony rooms and spaces we offer boutique wedding services and packages. We take pleasure in presenting our distinctive wedding solutions to you to fullfil your unique requirements. Our team of wedding planners, can assist you in planning your perfect magical day. Your wedding is important to us, no matter how big or how small. We appreciate the importance of your special day and would like to make it as memorable as possible for you.
The charmingly landscaped gardens with romantic interludes offer perfect outdoor wedding ceremony venues that are set amongst magical surroundings offering the ideal complement to the indoor reception banqueting venues that lead out to the surrounding cascading ponds and flawlessly manicured lawns. Whether your ceremony is on a raised pavilion over cascades, or a secluded wedding ceremony, or is on rolling lawns below the tall trees of the outdoors or an alfresco picnic reception or garden luncheon, or a romantic sit-down indoor reception, The Garden Venue is certainly the perfect backdrop to host your wedding.
Wedding, Receptions and Ceremonies can be held in multiple spaces
Elephant Hall – The Elephant Hall, delighting in a neutral colour palette for any wedding style, is a thatch hall with expansive deck patios enjoying magnificent views for receptions seating from 50 to 120 guests under roof, banquet style. Seating capacity can be increased to 150 by adding tables on the deck patio. It is also suitable as a wedding chapel. The Elephant Hall is typically hired in conjunction with the Koi Pond Pavilion, as guests will choose to hold their ceremony in one space and the reception in the other. The Koi Pond Pavilion is an exquisite outdoor space with decking pavilions cantilevering over Koi ponds. With a capacity of 150, it is the ultimate space for a charismatic outdoor wedding ceremony, although many have hosted their receptions here too. Memorable sunsets offer the perfect opportunity for pre-drinks to be enjoyed.
Olive Tree Hide – The Olive Tree Hide is an outdoor thatch setting in an enviable position nestled under a grand old indigenous Olive Tree seating from 20 to 60 guests under roof, banquet style. This exceptional space, ideal for smaller weddings, also offers a circular patio with wrap around exterior seating on the patio. It’s an intimate area, which can expand its capacity to 90. The Olive Tree Hide is typically hired in conjunction with the Lawn Terrace. The Lawn Terrace, with pristine rolling lawns, is an ideal garden location to hold your wedding ceremony, presenting a magical outdoor wedding ceremony and reception area.
Marquee Tent – For those preferring the use of a garden Marquee Tent in a magical outdoor affair, a paved garden space surrounded by large trees and landscaped gardens is available, ideal for tented wedding functions, accommodating from 150 to 300 guests banquet style. Guests who select this option enjoy all the benefits of the Elephant Room, Koi Pond Pavilion and the Marquee Space simultaneously.
Honeymoon Suite – Weddings hosted on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 14h00 to 22h00 in the Elephant Room, enjoy the deluxe Honeymoon Suite complimentary. Your honeymoon stay with us will be nothing but luxurious with finest treats and complete privacy.
- Honeymoon suite includes petals, 1 bottle of champagne, a chocolate selection, candles and complimentary English Breakfast
- Large spacious open-plan suite with lounge area
- King size four poster bed with Egyptian cotton linen
- Full length mirror
- Dressing Table
- Large shower
- Large oval bath
- Bath robes and slippers
- Hair dryer
- Fully stocked mini bar
- Satellite TV
- Wireless internet
- Tea and coffee station
- Special delicacies delivered to your suite upon your requests
The Upper Seminar Room is typically used for conferences, but is an ideal indoor location to hold your ceremony in the event of rain on your special day. Other indoor ceremony options include the Elephant Room and Olive Tree Hide, which require pre booking.
Wedding Venue Hire Fee
At the Garden Venue, we charge a per person Venue Hire Fee, with minimum guest quantities applying, depending on your day, time and selected venue. Please request our Venue Hire Rate Card, which also demonstrates that Venue Hire Rates are lower on Sundays and even lower in the week. Children under 10 enjoy a 40% discount on the Menu Costs only, excluding Kiddies Menu. Children under 3 are free regarding catering and venue hire charges, receiving no place setting or starter.
Weddings from May to August enjoy a 20% discount on Venue Hire Only.
You will find our décor options included in our wedding packages to be more comprehensive than most wedding venues.
Décor Included with Catering Packages
- Round tables (seating 10 – 12) and chairs, gift & cake table including set up
- Standard cutlery, crockery & glasses (Champagne, wine & hi-ball)
- Chafing dishes, servings bowls
- White table cloths, linen napkins & chair covers Silver candelabra per table (1 per table - excludes candles)
- Sound system (Excluding DJ)
- Runners & chair tie-backs(silver, gold or navy)
- Under-plates (gold & silver colours)
- Table Numbers
- Waiters – 1 per 30 guests
- Cash bar facilities
- Venue co-ordinator
- Dressing room and bride refreshing area
- Beautiful gardens for photos
- Back-up generator
- Secure parking and venue access control
- Optional extra Décor can be requested and is available at extra cost
With our In House Chef, we highly recommend that you consider one of our more than 28 tailor made Wedding Catering Packages that we have especially designed to tantalise your taste buds. We supply a cash bar. Our full menu selection is available on request, but here are some of our options:
- Ruby, Emerald & Diamond Wedding Buffets
- Breakfast & Brunch
- Traditional Hindu/Vegetarian
- Nigerian/West African
- Braai & Spit Braai
For information and inquiries, or to set up an appointment to view the wedding facilities, please contact us at +27 (0)11 795 0000 or e-mail: email@example.com