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LGBTQ+ Friendly Wedding Venues In Johannesburg

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Finding the perfect wedding venue as a queer couple can be daunting. Unfortunately, not all wedding venues in Johannesburg allow gay weddings. We’ve tried to make things a little easier by rounding up some venues that proudly support gay marriage and would love to be your top pick for your big day. Here goes …

Scouting LGBTQ+ friendly wedding venues in Johannesburg? These establishments will be happy to cater for all your wedding needs.

Valverde Wedding Venue

Valverde has proudly been wedding hosts for all denomination of couples since the Civil Union Act in 2006.

Plusses include wonderful exteriors and interiors for photo shoots, a money back guarantee, free food tasting for prospective clients, a menu inclusive of table décor, payment plans, guest rooms with special rates for wedding guests, a generator so load shedding doesn’t affect the ceremony, an on-site spa and more!

Valverde is the winner of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Service Excellence and offers specials on morning weddings, cocktail type weddings, picnic weddings, Sunday lunch weddings, garden ceremonies, self-catering weddings and traditional weddings.

For more information

  • Address: Beyers Naude Ext, Plot 5, Lammermoor
  • Tel: 010 591 6840
  • Email: [email protected]

The Nut Farm

The Nut Farm is an exquisite LGBTQ+ friendly wedding venue, set in the heart of a pecan nut orchard in Hartebeespoort. You are encouraged to let the stress of city living melt away without having to drive to the ends of the earth. The Nut Farm features a double-volume reception hall, exterior entertainment settings, mobile bars and breathtaking country views of the Magaliesberg mountain ranges. All these are perfect ingredients for a fairytale wedding.

For more information:

  • Address: Plot R33a, Remhoogte, Skeerpoort, Hartebeespoort, 0232
  • Tel: 010 446 7694
  • Whatsapp: 061 064 6612
  • Email: [email protected]
LGBTQI+ Friendly Wedding Venues

Picture by Maico Pereira.

Trés Jolie

A great gay plus-friendly wedding reception option is Trés Jolie, a country wedding venue on five hectares in Ruimsig, Gauteng. Tranquility is the name of the game here with landscaped gardens, water features and blend of African and European cultural values.


Featuring a stone chapel that gives a sense of old world charm with its arch windows, iron chandeliers, railway sleeper doors and balustrades, the space suits up to 200 people, and is included in the venue hire.

For those preferring an outdoor venue, the gardens offer a splendid option with huge trees and a canopy draped with white chiffon – a vision of sophistication.

Fountain Court

Guests are welcomed into the baronial hall with visions of wrought iron balconies and chandeliers hanging from exposed beams. Mention must be made a large fireplace and fairy lights in the roof. Think enticing fantasy, or country romance if you’d prefer.

To top it off are massive pole rafters, iron balustrades and a corrugated roof. Not forgetting the fountain after which the venue is named!


This smaller boutique venue allows for more intimacy, suitable for 80 guests, with paint effects and a walled enclosure.

Dining room

Just off the main restaurant and able to hold 30 guests, this venue is perfect for providing the wedding feast of your dreams!

Flowers and décor

Eliminate the stress of sourcing your own and allow Trés Jolie to help with a budget-friendly in-house décor crew. We have our own underplates, candleholders, tablecloths and overplays from which to choose.

For more information:

  • Address: Plot 22, Peter Road, Ruimsig (between Honeydew and Muldersdrift)
  • Tel: 010 500 2864
  • Cell: 060 618 1255 / 072 851 4269
  • Email: [email protected]

Shepstone Gardens

As per their website, Shepstone Gardens "proudly welcomes gay weddings with open arms and a warm heart."

If ever we’ve seen a spectacular wedding venue, this has got to be one of them. Shepstone Gardens is truly a fairytale brought to life. Their professional and experienced coordinators offer planning packages to suit you, and work closely with preferred vendors, but always manage to give you the freedom to create your own tailor-made wedding.

For More Information

For more information about Shepstone Gardens, visit

You can also contact them on 011 728 6738 or [email protected].

Don't forget to follow them on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the latest news, events, offers and information.

You can find Stepstone Gardens at 10 Hope Road, Mountain View, Johannesburg.

Leopard Lodge

Nothing beats an outdoor wedding with a view. Leopard Lodge offers just that and so much more. Come and say your 'I dos' at this proudly gay friendly venue overlooking Hartbeespoort Dam and the magnificent Magaliesberg Mountain Range. Their venue can seat up to 200 guests. Leopard Lodge is also a fantastic venue for large functions such as family reunions, birthdays, matric farewells and cocktail evenings. The venue offers a variety of menus to suit your occasion, as well as an extensive wine list and fully licensed bar. What more could you need to pull off the perfect celebration?

Visit Leopard Lodge.


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Written by Simon Matthews.

Are there any LGBTQ+ friendly wedding venues we've missed? Please let us know in the comments. Want more wedding inspiration, guidance and info? Check out our wedding guide for everything you need to get married in Gauteng!


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