10 Wedding Venues In Gauteng Any Bride Will Love

A wedding day is a big day in the lives of intending couples and thus, should be planned perfectly. Though every wedding-related decision contributes to the success of the wedding day, there are a few choices that make a huge impact than others. One of such choices, if not the biggest wedding-related decision, is the venue. In Gauteng, there are many beautiful wedding venues where intending couples can have an unforgettable experience. Depending on their choice of event centre as well as wedding budget, many of these venues have special wedding packages that can cater for the needs of the couples on their big day, making the nuptial ceremony a dream come true.

With venues mostly setting the tone of the wedding, some amazing features must be considered while selecting one. A wedding venue has to be flexible and versatile enough to accommodate the guests, performers, and other wedding programmes. Another feature of a good wedding venue is the availability of competitive event specialists and staff. The venue should also have flexible policies in case of unexpected changes. Lastly, a nearby accommodation for out-of-town guests is essential to look out for in a high-quality wedding venue. With these features in mind, here are the most adorable wedding venues located in Gauteng that every bride, as well as the groom, will fall in love with.

Top 10 Best Wedding Venues in Gauteng

1. Chez Charlene

  • Address: R223 Lynnwood, Pretoria
  • Owner: Charlene Georgiades
  • Price Range: N/A
  • Type: Chapels, Reception Halls, Gardens
  • Capacity: 40 – 400 Guests
  • Highlights: State-of-the-art lighting, standard sound equipment, majestic chandeliers, wooden dance floor, air-conditioned and a separate buffet station
  • Bonus: N/A

Considered by many as the best wedding venue in Gauteng, Chez Charlene is a Five-star hospitality brand with world-class cuisines and services. The sophisticated charming country venue is located in the East of Pretoria and the chief executive officer is Charlene Georgiades. She has a reputation for planning and designing dream weddings. Chez Charlene is an ideal wedding venue as it has unsurpassed luxury and convenient settings that convey a feeling of exclusivity and safety. The event centre has the main venue and boutique venue. Interestingly, each of the venues has its own chapel, convenient guest houses alongside bridal suites.

Main Venue

The main venue also known as the banquet venue features an elegant chapel with a seating capacity of about 350 people and is fully air-conditioned. The chapel embodies beauty, elegance, and romance and is equipped with a high-quality sound system. It also has a fascinating décor which can make the wedding photos resonate in style for timeless memories. Also, the main venue has a reception hall with a capacity of 350 pax round tables, 400 pax banquet style with a dance floor. The award-winning venue features full-in house state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment, majestic chandeliers, wooden dance floor, cigar lounge, air-conditioned and a separate buffet station.

Boutique Venue

Unlike the main venue, Chez Charlene’s boutique venue chapel can accommodate 100 guests. Accompanied by standard décor, it also boasts specialized sound systems, technical equipment, and air conditioners. The reception hall is idyllic for a small wedding as it can only accommodate a maximum of 100 guests. The venue which ranks among the best wedding venues in Gauteng features an undercover dance floor, full bar facilities, customized catering, and a secure parking facility.

If the couple prefers to celebrate the special day in the garden, Chez Charlene wedding venue boasts 27-hectare picturesque gardens with flawless architecture. The 5-star wedding venue additionally makes provision for a variety of in-house décor for hire, as well as services of professional wedding planners who assist with every last detail, making the ceremony an absolute perfection. It further offers the services of executive chefs. They interact with each guest, collecting their personal menu, ensuring they are provided with outstanding cuisines.

Chez Charlene is apparently a one-stop-shop for all brides. The event centre was recently named the best wedding venue in Gauteng during the annual ABIA Bride’s Choice Awards. The price list for hiring the venues, as well as the wedding package bonuses haven’t been made public but soon-to-be couples can contact the management on their website.

2. Velmoré Hotel & Spa

  • Address: 96 Main Road, Mooiplaats 355-Jr, Erasmia
  • Owner: Franz Gmeiner
  • Price Range: R2,700 – R45,000
  • Type: Chapel, Halls, Pool-side Venue
  • Capacity: 50 – 600 Guests
  • Highlights: Dance floor, honeymoon suite for the wedding evening, catering services for vegetarian and special dietary requirements
  • Bonus: Guest accommodation discounts

Consisting of two hotels and fifteen function venues, Velmoré Hotel and Spa is a luxury wedding venue located between Pretoria and Johannesburg. The idyllic wedding venue has an expansive landscape that creates a sense of space and serenity. The ambience, after sunset, transforms into a romantic and magical setting, having been characterized by atmospheric lighting, exquisite décor, elegant archways, and fine dining. The four-star hotel has facilities and expertise that can transform a small or big nuptial ceremony into something memorable. Through elegant and classic services, they truly create memories forever.

To host the big day for couples, Velmoré Hotel and Spa offers a variety of venues. They are listed below with their venue rates in the summer and winter as well.

Venues September to May Price Rate June to August Price Rate
De Bastille (250 – 600 Guests) Mondays – Thursdays: R16,200

Fridays & Sundays: R27,000

Saturdays & Public Holidays: R45,000

Mondays – Thursdays: R8,100

Fridays & Sundays: R13,500

Saturdays & Public Holidays: R22,500

De Voir Maison (50 -140 Guests) Mondays – Thursdays: R9,000

Fridays & Sundays: R15,000

Saturdays & Public Holidays: R25,000

Mondays – Thursdays: R4,500

Fridays & Sundays: R7,500

Saturdays & Public Holidays: R12,500

Tres Sage (100 – 350 Guests) Mondays – Thursdays: R12,600

Fridays & Sundays: R21,000

Saturdays & Public Holidays: R35,000

Mondays – Thursdays: R6,300

Fridays & Sundays: R10,500

Saturdays & Public Holidays: R17,500

De Chamant/Pool-side Venue (200+ Guests) Mondays – Thursdays: R5,400

Fridays & Sundays: R9,000

Saturdays & Public Holidays: R15,000

Mondays – Thursdays: R2,700

Fridays & Sundays: R4,500

Saturdays & Public Holidays: R7,500

Cellar Venue (70 -100 Guests) / Martells (Chapel) (150 Guests) Mondays – Thursdays: R5,400

Fridays & Sundays: R9,000

Saturdays & Public Holidays: R15,000

Mondays – Thursdays: R2,700

Fridays & Sundays: R4,500

Saturdays & Public Holidays: R7,500

 

Additionally, Velmoré Hotel & Spa has four amazing wedding packages that best suit the desires of the bride and groom. These packages offer classic services which are listed as follows;

Bronze Package (From R750 Per Person)

Features:

  • Venue hire such as cutlery and glasses, linen, tables, crockery, chairs, and DJ table
  • Dance floor
  • Fruit-infused water station
  • A bridal accommodation for the day of the wedding
  • Guest accommodation discounts
  • Bar and waiter staff
  • Catering services for vegetarian and special dietary requirements (it may carry a surcharge depending on the needs of the wedding guests)
  • Free and secure parking
  • A jug of fruit juice per table
  • Menu/meal option (buffet or plated) includes 1x plated starter, 2x mains/2x carveries, coffee and tea, 2x desserts, 2x starches, and 2x vegetables

Bronze Package Extras’ Surcharge

  • Bottle of red/white wine – R130 per bottle
  • Cocktails served with canapés – R60 per cocktail
  • 1x salad – R35 per person
  • Honeymoon Suite with breakfast – R3,500
  • Rolls Royce with chauffeur – R3,980 per Rolls Royce
  • Groom accommodation for the day of the wedding – R1,500
  • Sparkling J.C Le Roux wine per table of ten guests

Silver Package (From R850 Per Person)

Features:

  • Catering services for vegetarian and special dietary requirements (it may carry a surcharge depending on the needs of the wedding guests)
  • Fruit-infused water and a fruit juice station
  • Venue hire such as cutlery and glasses, linen, tables, crockery, chairs, and DJ table
  • Dance floor
  • A jug of fruit juice per table
  • A glass of sherry for the guests to use for wedding toast
  • Menu/meal option (buffet or plated) includes 1x plated starter, 3x mains/3x carveries, coffee and tea, 3x desserts, 2x starches, and 3x vegetables
  • A bridal accommodation for the day of the wedding
  • Guest accommodation discounts
  • Bar and waiter staff
  • Free and secure parking
  • Sparkling J.C Le Roux wine per table of ten guests

Silver Package Extras’ Surcharge

  • Cheese and biscuit platter – R35 per person
  • Cocktails served with canapés – R60 per cocktail
  • Bottle of red/white wine – R130 per bottle
  • Groom accommodation for the day of the wedding – R1,500
  • Rolls Royce with chauffeur – R3,980 per Rolls Royce
  • Honeymoon Suite with breakfast – R3,500
  • Extra starch – R25 per person

Gold Package (From R1050 Per Person)

Features:

  • Three canapés for the wedding guests
  • Venue hire such as cutlery and glasses, linen, tables, crockery, chairs, and DJ table
  • Dance floor
  • Catering services for vegetarian and special dietary requirements (it may carry a surcharge depending on the needs of the wedding guests)
  • Honeymoon Suite for the wedding evening
  • Fruit-infused water and fruit juice stations
  • A jug of fruit juice and flavoured water per table
  • A glass of sherry and a glass of sparkling wine for the guests to use for wedding toast1x bottle of red/white wine per table of ten guests
  • Menu/meal option (buffet or plated) includes 1x plated starter, 1x salad and bread rolls, 3x mains/3x carveries, coffee and tea, 4x desserts, 3x starches, cheese and biscuit platter, and 4x vegetables
  • A bridal accommodation for the day of the wedding
  • Bar and waiter staff
  • Free and secure parking
  • Sparkling J.C Le Roux wine per table of ten guests
  • A bridal and groom cheese platter for five people which includes one bottle of J.C Le Roux wine
  • Guest accommodation discounts

Platinum Package (From R1,200 Per Person)

Features:

  • Menu/meal option (buffet or plated) includes 2x plated starter, 2x salad and bread rolls, 4x mains/4x carveries, coffee and tea, 6x desserts, 3x starches, cheese and biscuit platter, and 6x vegetables
  • A jug of fruit juice and flavoured water per table
  • Venue hire such as cutlery and glasses, linen, tables, crockery, chairs, and DJ table
  • Catering services for vegetarian and special dietary requirements (it may carry a surcharge depending on the needs of the wedding guests)
  • Guest accommodation discounts
  • A bridal and groom party snacks for eight people which includes two bottles of J.C Le Roux wine and cheese platter
  • Dance floor
  • Fruit-infused water and fruit juice stations
  • Three canapés for the wedding guests
  • A glass of sherry, a glass of sparkling wine, and fruit juice for the guests to use for wedding toast
  • 2x J.C Le Roux sparkling wine per table of ten guests
  • 1x bottle of red/white wine per table of ten guests
  • Bridal and groom accommodation for the day of the wedding
  • Platters of late-night snacks (1x platter per 10 guests)
  • Bar and waiter staff
  • Honeymoon Suite for the wedding evening
  • Free and secure parking
  • White or Burgundy Rolls Royce with chauffeur

3. Diamond 4 Wedding & Function Venue

  • Address: 73 Bartlet Road, Honingklip, Muldersdrift
  • Owner: N/A
  • Price Range: R5,000 – R25,000
  • Type: Chapel, Hall, Gardens
  • Capacity: 80 – 800 Guests
  • Highlights: State-of-the-art lighting, catering services, décor and floral arrangement
  • Bonus: N/A

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Located in Muldersdrift, Diamond 4 wedding venue is 74km away from Pretoria and 37km away from Johannesburg. It is situated on an expansive 21 hectares of land. As a result, the wedding venue, which ranks as one of the best in Gauteng, has an indoor and outdoor chapel area and a large hall for the reception which has a seating capacity of 600 people. It can also accommodate a minimum of 80 guests and on a few occasions when the decking on the sides of the venue gets incorporated, the venue can seat comfortably a maximum of 800 guests.

With over 8 years of experience, Diamond 4 has planned more than 170 weddings and served over 3,800 clients. Its services include catering, state-of-the-art lighting, award-winning cake decoration, flower arrangement, and décor. Aiming to create a wedding day that surpasses the wildest hopes and dreams of couples, the venue has a variety of wedding packages that suit every need. They include the catering package and do it yourself package.

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Catering Package

Under this package, the price for hiring the venue is R7,000 and the amount is non-refundable. Then an additional fee of R1,000 will be charged if the venue is booked for less than 80 guests.

Features:

  • Furnished dressing rooms for bride and groom
  • Indoor or outdoor chapel
  • Gobo light on the dance floor
  • Exclusive use of the venue and chapel for nine hours from the start of the wedding or arrival of guests
  • Standard draping, fairy lights and lighting inside the venue
  • Chairs, white/black chair covers, and tie-backs for wedding reception
  • Cake table and gift table
  • Jungle gym outside and jumping castle for kids
  • Sherry/punch and juice in garden seating area after ceremony
  • 1x bottle of JC Le Roux wine/Monis Classico (non-alcoholic) champagne, and 1x jug of juice per table
  • Complimentary bridal suite for couples for the night of the wedding
  • 3-course menu
  • Table settings; standard gold/silver underplates, crockery, cutlery, and glassware
  • King and queen chairs for the bridal table (optional)
  • Cream/white/black tablecloth with overlay (organza)
  • Lectern, red carpet, registry signing table with two back chairs in the chapel
  • 2x large silver candelabras, chairs, white/black chair covers and tie-backs for the chapel
  • Cream/white material napkins
  • Secure parking
  • Generator for adequate power supply
  • Table waiters, cash bar, and bartenders

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Do It Yourself Package

  • 80 – 100 Guests – R5,000
  • 201 – 300 Guests – R15,000
  • 501+ Guests – R25,000

Features:

  • Round or trestle table with plastic chairs
  • Use of venue and chapel for 9 hours from the start of the wedding/guest arrival
  • Standard draping and lighting
  • Jungle gym for kids
  • Parking facility

NOTE: Additional fee will be charged for the use of the venue kitchen. The charges include:

  • 80-400 Guests (R3,000) – Kitchen surcharge
  • 401+ Guests (R4,000) – For use of kitchen equipment including 3x freezers, 1x gas stove with 5 plates, 1x oven fitting 7 chafing dishes, 1x oven fitting 6 chafing dishes, and 3m x 2m walk-in fridge

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Diamond 4 Weddings & Functions’ Extras

  • Refreshments (for dressing room) – R1,000
  • Full stage – R1,500
  • Tiffany chairs (with cushion) – R50p/chair
  • Bridal car (Cream Cadillac DeVille ’91 model) – R500
  • Helicopter landing pad – R1,000
  • Jumping castle – R300

4. Indaba Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre

  • Address: Cnr. William Nicol Drive & Pieter Wenning Road, Fourways, Johannesburg
  • Owner: John Mynhardt & Family
  • Price Range: R6,000 – R110,000
  • Type: Halls, Gardens
  • Capacity: 70 – 700 Guests
  • Highlights: In-house wedding coordinators, dance floor, red carpet, catering services, honeymoon suite
  • Bonus: N/A

Characterised by romantic ambience, luscious gardens and excellent services, Indaba Hotel & Spa is considered one of the most sought after wedding venues in Gauteng. The exquisitely charming hotel is established on 17 hectares of land and is 15km away from Sandton. Indaba Hotel’s charming rose garden is ideal for garden weddings as well as the outdoor wedding gazebo which overlooks two gorgeous dams. In order to help couples plan fairy tale weddings, the event centre has a team of dedicated wedding coordinators with many years of experience.

They also have a wellness sanctuary known as Mowana Spa where the bride and the groom can rejuvenate their bodies and revive their senses while preparing for the special day. Additionally, Indaba offers luxurious accommodations and facilities for wedding guests, as well as a complimentary honeymoon suite. As the best venue to say “I Do”, Indaba Hotel has many opulent reception venues for small and large wedding ceremonies. They include:

Garden Gazebo – R6,000

Features:

  • Standard draping
  • Maximum of 100 chair covers
  • PA system
  • Red carpet
  • Podium

Indaba Palace – R35,000

Features:

  • Maximum of 70 guests
  • Napkins and stretch chair covers
  • Cutlery and crockery
  • White tablecloths
  • Waiters and barmen
  • 4m x 5m dance floor

Ingidini Venue – R35,000

Features:

  • Maximum of 100 guests
  • 4m x 5m dance floor
  • Waiters and barmen
  • Cutlery and crockery
  • Napkins and stretch chair covers
  • White tablecloths

Injabulo Venue – R70,000

Features: 

  • Maximum of 400 guests
  • 7m x 7m dance floor
  • White tablecloths
  • Cutlery and crockery
  • Napkins and stretch chair covers
  • Waiters and barmen

Kgotla Venue – R110,000

Features:

  • Maximum of 700 guests
  • 10m x 10m dance floor
  • Cutlery and crockery
  • Waiters and barmen
  • White tablecloths
  • Napkins and stretch chair covers

List of Indaba Hotel & Spa’s Wedding Packages and Features

Indaba Wedding Package (R595 PP)

  • 2 change rooms for use on the wedding day
  • Fruit punch on arrival
  • Availability of bridal vehicle for 3hours within a 50km radius of the hotel
  • Red carpet
  • Barmen, waiters, manager on duty
  • Buffet menu: Full three-course buffet
  • Bottle of Robertson sparkling wine per table
  • Silver engraved cake lifter
  • White table cloth, napkins & stretch chair covers
  • Honeymoon Suite for the wedding night which includes snack platter and sparkling wine for the newlyweds with champagne breakfast

Executive Wedding Package (R675 PP)

  • Minimum of 80 guests
  • Executive Buffet menu: Full three-course buffet
  • White table cloth, napkins & stretch chair covers
  • Fruit punch on arrival
  • Two change rooms for use on the wedding day
  • Bridal vehicle available for 3hours within a 50km radius of the hotel
  • Two double rooms for the night of the wedding with champagne breakfast
  • Honeymoon Suite for the wedding night which includes snack platter and sparkling wine for the newlyweds with champagne breakfast
  • Complimentary double room accommodation with breakfast on the day of the couple’s first wedding anniversary and equally, African Skies Night Spa pamper journey for two at Mowana Spa
  • Bottle of Robertson sparkling wine per table
  • Red carpet
  • Silver engraved cake lifter
  • Barmen, waiters, manager on duty

Deluxe Wedding Package (R715 PP)

  • Minimum of 80 guests
  • Barmen, waiters, manager on duty
  • Silver engraved cake lifter
  • Two change rooms for use on the wedding day
  • Fruit punch on arrival
  • Red carpet
  • Deluxe Buffet menu: Full three-course buffet
  • Four double rooms for the night of the wedding with champagne breakfast
  • Honeymoon Suite for the wedding night which includes snack platter and sparkling wine for the newlyweds with champagne breakfast
  • Complimentary double room accommodation with breakfast on the day of the couple’s first wedding anniversary and equally, African Skies Night Spa pamper journey for two at Mowana Spa
  • White table cloth, napkins & stretch chair covers
  • Bottle of Robertson sparkling wine per table
  • Bridal vehicle available for 3hours within a 50km radius of the hotel

5. Monte Vista Wedding and Conference Venue 

  • Address: 72, R563, Protea Ridge, Krugersdorp, West Rand
  • Owner: Andriaan Van Rooyen
  • Price Range: R370 PP – R567 PP
  • Type: Chapel, Halls, Gardens
  • Capacity: 60 – 500 Guests
  • Highlights: Bridal suite, in-house professional florists, a professional photographer, draping with fairy lights over the dance floor
  • Bonus: N/A

Located close to the Muldersdrift Kromdraai areas, Monte Vista wedding venue creates a fairy tale nuptial ceremony for couples with an elegant chapel, stylish bridal suite, and breathtaking gardens. The chapel has a seating capacity of 180 people and is ideal for vintage, as well as contemporary styled ceremonies. The wedding venue offers self-catering services that will create a lasting memory. At Monte Vista, couples are usually mesmerized by the beauty of a spectacular sunset, fountains, gardens and grasslands that bring about picture-perfect moments.

With the wedding venue having in-house wedding coordinators, they offer all-inclusive packages as well as services that cater for all the needs of the intending couples. They make arrangements for a suitable DJ and equally provide florists whose creative designs and incredible décor layouts ensure that the ceremony will turn out to be perfect and treasured by the guests forever. Also, the venue has a sophisticated bridal suite with an en suite bathroom. Its special features include a coffee/tea bar, hot tub, beautiful cradle view that ushers the bride into a night of luxury. The bridal suite additionally has a cocktail area for breakfast that one can enjoy in the morning before departing for honeymoon.

Monte Vista Wedding Venue Special Offers and Packages

All-Inclusive Packages

  • Mondays to Thursdays – R370 per person
  • Fridays – R466 per person
  • Saturdays – R567 per person
  • Sundays – R430 per person

January to March Special Offer

  • R12,000 voucher that features;
  • Dry ice dance in the clouds effect
  • Bar tab
  • Engagement photoshoot
  • Uplight venue lighting effect

June to July Special Offer

  • R12,000 voucher that features;
  • Dry ice for the first dance in the clouds
  • R1,500 bar voucher
  • Uplighting for the venue
  • Week Weddings Special Offer
  • R37,000 for an all-inclusive wedding with about 100 guests
  • A professional photographer

NOTE: There are provisions for basic wedding requirements for the aforementioned packages and they include;

  • Chapel with sound system
  • Startup décors such as chair covers with tie-backs, napkins, 1 overlay or runner per table, table cloths, and candelabra centrepiece with candles or bullet vases
  • Draping with fairy lights over the dance floor
  • Scrumptious 3-course buffet or plated menu
  • Main table dressed in draping and fairy lights with standard crystal shades, as well as silver boats for floral arrangements (flowers are not inclusive)
  • Pre-reception drinks
  • JC Le Roux wine and juice for the guest tables
  • Bridal Suite accommodation

6. The Forest Walk Venue

  • Address: 48 Allan Road, Glen Austin AH, Midrand
  • Owner: N/A
  • Price Range: N/A
  • Type: Hall, Gardens
  • Capacity: 30 – 140 Guests
  • Highlights: Venue hire, in-house coordinator, in-house DJ, dry ice machine for the dance floor, fairy lights
  • Bonus: N/A

Located between Pretoria and Johannesburg, The Forest Walk wedding venue is established in the heart of Glen Austin, Midrand, Gauteng. The green tranquil event centre has a 250m² thatched reception hall with a seating capacity of 140 guests. It also has a Boma area which can seat a maximum of 30 guests, as well as a chapel located between green forest trees for a great outdoor feeling. Hence, the venue provides a chapel, reception hall and Boma area among other items including standard cutlery, glassware & crockery. The Forest Walk also has an in-house coordinator and makes provision for white tablecloths and white chair covers.

They have three different prices for the venue hire depending on the wedding packages selected by the couple. For in-depth information about the wedding rate and bonuses, one can contact Forest Walk Venue through the email address; [email protected]. Their wedding packages have a variety of décor options and the price for the catering services is charged per person depending on the menu choice of the couple. Additionally, there’s availability of accommodation – The Orchards Guest House that is within walking distance at the event centre. The three wedding packages at Forest Walk Venue are the silver elegant package, rustic package, and winter wonderful package.

Winter Wonderful Package

Features:

  • Carousel draping on the roof with fairy lights
  • In-house DJ
  • Draping the side of reception hall with colour ambient lights
  • Dry ice machine for the dance floor
  • White table cloths
  • White linen napkins
  • White carpet for the wedding ceremony
  • Standard cutlery & crockery
  • Snowmachine as confetti in the chapel
  • Draping of main tables with fairy lights and white organza

Silver Elegant Package

Features: 

  • Silver underplates with silver napkins
  • In-house DJ
  • Glass flower vases
  • 3 small glass candle holders
  • Standard cutlery, glassware and crockery
  • White carousel draping with fairy lights in the reception hall
  • Ambient lights in the reception hall
  • White draping on the side of the chapel and reception hall
  • Tiffany chairs or chair covers with silver tie-backs

Rustic Forest Package

Features:

  • In-house DJ
  • Hessian runners and wooden underplates
  • 16 strings carousel draping with fairy lights on the roof
  • 3 glass candle holders with candles
  • White linen napkins
  • White resin tiffany chairs
  • White tablecloths
  • White chair covers and hessian tie-backs
  • Chinese lanterns on the roof of the chapel
  • Red or hessian covered carpet

7. Steynshoop Wedding Venue

  • Address: 2 Steynshoop Farm Hekpoort, Magaliesburg
  • Owner: N/A
  • Price Range: R45,900 – R83,900
  • Type: Chapel, Halls, Gardens
  • Capacity: 80 – 150 Guests
  • Highlights: Exclusive use of chapel and hall, in-house wedding coordinator, 3-course wedding reception meal, and 2 nights accommodation in the luxury honeymoon suite
  • Bonus: N/A

Opulent country hotel, Steynshoop Mountain Lodge boasts one of the most elegant wedding venues in Gauteng province. In addition to having a variety of self-catering facilities to choose from for accommodating wedding guests, the breathtaking venue features a honeymoon suite, wedding chapel, and wedding banquet. The traditionally styled chapel can seat 150 guests as it has a mezzanine section. Steynshoop wedding venue additionally has a large reception hall that is also thatched just like the chapel.

If the couple requires a tent, the wedding venue offers one, as the flat section of lawn between the chapel and the reception hall can easily serve as an open tent. Also in the venue, a smaller nuptial ceremony that can accommodate up to 80 guests can be hosted by the pool-side thatched garden gazebo which gives a scintillating view of the Magaliesburg Valley over the dams. The magnificent wedding venue situated in Magaliesburg is easily accessible. It’s over an hour’s drive from either Pretoria or Johannesburg. Below is a list of Steynshoop wedding packages and their prices.

Package 1 For 50 Guests – R45,900

Features:

  • Harmony Hall (Reception/Banqueting)
  • Wedding chapel
  • Use of cash bar
  • Exclusive use of chapel and hall
  • Basic table setting
  • In-house wedding coordinator
  • 3-course wedding reception meal
  • R380 per extra guest
  • 2 nights accommodation in the luxury honeymoon suite
  • Charming environments for photoshoot

Package 2 For 100 Guest – R64,900

Features:

  • In-house wedding coordinator
  • Harmony Hall (Reception/Banqueting)
  • Wedding chapel
  • Use of cash bar
  • Basic table setting
  • Exclusive use of chapel and hall
  • Beautiful places for photoshoot
  • R380 per extra guest
  • 3-course wedding reception meal
  • 2 nights accommodation in the luxury honeymoon suite

Package 3 For 150 Guests – R83,900

Features:

  • Wedding chapel
  • Harmony Hall (Reception/Banqueting)
  • In-house wedding coordinator
  • Use of cash bar
  • Basic table setting
  • Beautiful environments for photoshoot
  • Exclusive use of chapel and hall
  • 3-course wedding reception meal
  • R380 per extra guest
  • 2 nights accommodation in the luxury honeymoon suite

NOTE: The wedding venue doesn’t make provision for flower arrangements, extras/drinks, photographer, décor, wedding cake, DJ, and sound equipment.

8. Thabong Wedding and Conference Venue  

  • Address: 22 Denne Road, Rand Collieries, Brakpan
  • Owner: N/A
  • Price Range: N/A
  • Type: Chapel, Halls, Gardens
  • Capacity: 40 – 500 Guests
  • Highlights: In-house chefs, fairy lights, full bar facilities, professional florists, honeymoon suite
  • Bonus: N/A

Another highly-rated wedding venue in Gauteng is Thabong Wedding & Conference Venue. Depending on the size of the dance floor requested, the fully draped and thatched event centre has a large reception hall that can seat a minimum of 120 guests and a maximum of 500 guests. Then for a smaller and intimate nuptial ceremony, Thabong small hall can accommodate between 40 and 120 guests. The venue also has a thatched roof elegant chapel seating up to 150 guests, as well as a unique bell tower. Its landscaped tropical garden has often been used for outdoor wedding ceremonies and can accommodate 160 guests.

The wedding venue is fully draped with fairy lights and has full bar facilities. Maintaining a hundred per cent customer satisfaction, the venue provides a wide range of décor items which allows the bride to choose from a variety of flower arrangements, centrepieces, table settings, chair covers and tie-backs. Also, the high-quality services of the in-house chefs ensure that the wedding guests have their choice of menus, giving them a special and unforgettable experience in the process. Furthermore, there’s availability of air-conditioned guest accommodation, as well as two luxury honeymoon suites at Thabong.

Their team of service providers make provisions for dining arrangements, DJ, professional photographer, wedding dresses, hair & make-up. Thabong Wedding and Conference Venue situated in Brakpan is a stone throw away from Carnival City. Their wedding packages, venue rates, as well as bonuses, haven’t yet been made public but they can be contacted on their website.

9. The Blades

  • Address: 75 Kameeldrift Road, Roodeplaat
  • Owner(s): Members of The Old Edwardian Boat Club
  • Price Range: N/A
  • Type: Chapel, Halls, Gardens
  • Capacity: 50 – 300 Guests
  • Highlights: Stunning waterfront venues, fairy lights, in-house wedding planner, catering services, venue hire
  • Bonus: N/A

The Blades wedding venue located in Roodeplaat, Gauteng is idyllic for countryside, gentle bushveld or waterfront wedding. The nuptial ceremony can be hosted either in the chapel or on the manicured lawns overlooking the Roodeplaat dam. There are three banquet halls in the venue available for the wedding reception. They can accommodate a minimum of 50 guests and a maximum of 300 guests. The Blades‘ stunning waterfront venues include Silver Goble Hall, Main Lawn, and Upper and Lower Deck. Its neutral and warm interiors befit any wedding theme while the fairy lights and elegant chandeliers sensationally transform the venues into enchanting ballrooms.

The four-star hotel is situated on 10 hectares of land and is 50 minutes drive from Johannesburg, as well as 40 minutes drive from Tambo International Airport. They also have on ground experienced wedding planners. The venue’s breathtaking natural environment provides a perfect setting for wedding photography. The venue can only be used for 9 hours on the wedding day and if the couple opts for an evening ceremony that will last until 01h00, an overtime fee of R3,000 will be charged. For more information on the wedding rate, The Blades can be contacted via email – [email protected]blades.co.za. The wedding packages consist of venue hire, accommodation, and catering services. The venue hire available at the event centre include:

  • Hot chocolate station (winter) or lemonade station (summer)
  • Honeymoon Suite
  • Arch for the ceremony (round or square)
  • Wooden podium
  • Cutlery, crockery, and glassware
  • Cake table, buffet table, DJ table, gift table, registry table with standard white linen
  • Tiffany chairs
  • 10 seater banquet round tables with white damask linen
  • Plain white linen serviettes

10. Trés Jolie

  • Address: Plot 22, Peter Road, Ruimsig, Roodepoort
  • Owner: N/A
  • Price Range: N/A
  • Type: Chapel, Halls, Gardens, Courtyard Venue
  • Capacity: 30 – 240 guests
  • Highlights: In door and outdoor chapel areas, in-house wedding coordinators, professional florists, dance floor, and rock clad fireplace
  • Bonus: Discounts on venue hire

Established in September 2005, Trés Jolie which means “Very Pretty”, is a beautiful place to have a nuptial ceremony. The country wedding venue is situated in a tranquil estate in Ruimsig, Gauteng. Its beautiful gardens landscaped with fountains create exquisite settings for photoshoots. Trés Jolie features a unique blend of African colonial architecture and European country living as its chapel was built with stone pillars. The chapel’s elegant look is further elaborated with railway sleeper doors, wrought iron chandeliers, and balustrades. It can comfortably seat between 60 and 150 guests.

Also, the stone chapel can be redesigned to have a maximum seating capacity of 200 guests, if need be. For a small intimate wedding of about 30 guests, the event centre has a semi-private dining room that overlooks the garden. Thus, creating an indoor-outdoor experience. Its courtyard venue, which is also a perfect place for an intimate wedding, can accommodate up to 80 guests with a dance floor and 90 guests without a dance floor. Additionally, Trés Jolie’s fountain court venue can seat between 80 and 240 guests while its gardens are ideal for an outdoor ceremony as it has an outdoor chapel that nestles in between flowerbeds with a red carpet.

The venue creates an ultimate, magic feeling with its features of a rock clad fireplace, fairy lights on the roof, as well as wrought iron candle chandeliers. Widely cosidered as one of the best wedding venues in Gauteng, the event centre has a team of special and dedicated staff including wedding coordinators who assist couples create a dream wedding. With flowers and décor rated among the most expensive and stressful aspects of wedding planning, the event centre offers the services of a professional florist, ensuring that the wedding is beautifully styled.

Furthermore, there are diverse kinds of décor items available in the venue. As such, couples can select from a variety of candelabra and other candle holders, table runners or overlays, tablecloths, and underplates. These items amongst others including suites for the bride and groom can be hired at the venue at amazing discounts. On selected dates, the rates can be as low as R1,000. For information regarding the wedding packages and bonuses, Trés Jolie can be contacted via email – [email protected].

Recap of The 10 Most Sought After Wedding Venues in Gauteng 

1. Chez Charlene

2. Velmoré Hotel & Spa

3. Diamond 4 Wedding & Function Venue

4. Indaba Hotel, Spa & Conference Centre

5. Monte Vista Wedding and Conference Venue

6. The Forest Walk Venue

7. Steynshoop Wedding Venue

8. Thabong Wedding and Conference Venue

9. The Blades

10. Trés Jolie

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