The beauty of living and working in such a big and vibrant city is the fact that you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the perfect wedding venue as the backdrop for your special day. Whether you're looking for a space that exudes inner city urban chic, longing for an elegant countryside affair, or simply want to step back in time and add a dash of grandeur to your ceremony, Johannesburg will most definitely have the ideal space and event venue, no matter your taste and budget. Keep reading to see what wedding venues you'll find in each area of the city. Good luck in finding the perfect setting.

What Are You Looking For?

Johannesburg North & Midrand Venues
Johannesburg West
Johannesburg Central
Johannesburg East & Ekurhuleni
Johannesburg South

Johannesburg North & Midrand Venues

Johannesburg North and the Midrand are known for having some of the most beautful elegant and sophisticated wedding venues in the city. Think of breathtaking destinations such as the whimsical Summer Place; the rooftop stunner, UrbanTree; and the sophisticated Maslow Hotel, all in Sandton. Want to find a venue that offers a blank canvas where you can let your imagination run wild? We high suggest The Parks House of Events on 7 in Hyde Park. Randburg has a few gems of its own, namely the Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, Simply Wed and Morrells Boutique Estate.  There are plenty more where that came from, so be sure to click the link to see more beautiful venues in the North.

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Johannesburg West & West Rand Venues

Looking for something more relaxed out in the countryside? Then be sure to head out West and take a look at the selection of countryside settings available in this area of Johannesburg. Lanseria offers a few beauties including the Lanseria Country Estate, Toadbury Hall Wedding Venue, The Hertford and The River Cabin. And let's not forget about the Wedding Mile out in Muldersdrift, where you'll find Avianto, Oakfield Farm, Très Jolie, Moon & Sixpence, Everwood Country Weddings, and so many more. Also, you can go as far as the West Rand, which offers more exquisite wedding venues including Usambara, Makiti, Monte Vista, and Memoire Wedding & Function Venue. If a country wedding sounds right up your alley, then click on the link below to see what other spaces are available in the area.

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Avianto

Wedding Venue: Avianto

Johannesburg Central Venues

There's no better place to host a wedding than in the middle of our diverse, vibrant and busting inner city! Think along the lines of the Jozi skyline setting the scene for your rooftop wedding, saying your vows in a venue that will take back into a bygone era, or how about in an old building that offers an industrial style along with a stylish twist? There are so many lovely space to choose from in Maboneng, Braamfontein, Marshalltown, Parktown and Westcliff, just to name a few. A few destination worth mentioning and checking out includes Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, The Living Room, The Rand Club, Thunder Walker and The Turbine Hall.

Thunder Walker Venue

The Thunder Walker at the old Somerset House in Johannesburg. Imag from JoburgPlaces.com.

Johannesburg East & Ekurhuleni Venues

If you're looking for a wide variety of venue styles, then be sure to visit Johannesburg East and Ekurhuleni. Here, you'll find a wedding venue for any sort of setting your after, be it countryside or urban. This area consists of suburbs including Alberton, Springs, Edenvale, Germiston, Benono, Brakpan, Boksburg, Kempton Park and many more. This area overs a lot of places! A few venues that we need to mention here includes Riverside Country Estate, Nice To Meat You, the Birchwood Hotel, De Bron Wedding & Conference Venue and many others.

Riverside Country Estate

Wedding venue: Riverside Country Estate.

Johannesburg South

Now we make our way to the South and see what this beautiful countryside has to offer when it comes to wedding venues. Johannesburg South consists of suburbs including Aspen Lakes, Bassonia, Glenvista, Kibler Park, Oakdene, Ormonde and Turffontein. And a few venues to take a look at in this area includes Thornbirds Conference & Wedding Centre, the Art Farm Wedding Venue, Misty River, Jasmine Hills Country Venue and the Thabo Eco Hotel that's located within the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve.

Thaba Eco Hotel

Wedding venue: Thaba Eco Hotel.

Next on our journey through the City of Gold is Johannesburg South! Another big area, with many suburbs and plenty of interesting things to see, do and experience, Johannesburg South comprises of suburbs including Aspen Lakes, Ormonde, Mulbarton, Turffontein, Kibler Park and Glenvista, just to name a few. This area may be fast developing, but it still retains plenty of its natural beauty, complete with endless hills and many exclusive wildlife estates. There's plenty of cover in this guide to Johannesburg South, so click on the suburb your interested in exploring and let's go on an adventure!

What Are You Looking For?

Aspen Lakes
Bassonia
Ormonde
Turffontein
Glenvista
Oakdene
Kibler Park

Aspen Lakes

One of the affluent suburbs in the area, Aspen Lakes is quite a small, situated right between Mulbarton and Rietvlei. Although it's tiny, there are still a few must-visits in the area, including the 72 000 m² regional shopping centre, Mall of the South, which offers shoppers over 160 fabulous stores to browse and shop through, free Wi-Fi, and amazing restaurants to keep you energised and fueled during your shopping spree. Other points of interest in the area includes Fun Paintball if you're looking to have a blast with your family and friends, as well as the Golden City Shooting Club.

Mall of the South picture of the centre court, white features, windows, crowds

Image from Mall of the South.

Bassonia

Bassonia is also known as one of the affluent suburbs in Johannesburg South. Not only is it a lovely residential area for families of all shapes and sizes, it's also within close proximity to all the bustling parts of the city. Bassonia Rock is a beautiful residential estate that offers stunning views of the area. Residents and visitors travelling through the suburb can make a stop at the Bassonia Shopping Centre (previously known as the Comaro View Shopping Centre) to pick up a few groceries, or even grab a delicious steak dinner at Turn 'n Tender or some Mediterranean delights at Doppio Zero. and if you're looking for an authentic Thai experience of ultimate relaxation and satisfaction, check out Aura Thai Spa.

Ormonde

If there’s one thing Ormonde in the centre of Johannesburg is known for, it’s the family favourite, Gold Reef City! Just a stone’s throw from Newtown, this area is perfect if you’re looking to enjoy a day filled with thrills, excitement and a little bit of terror (think The Tower of Terror). Families, kids and thrill seekers alike flock to the Gold Reef City Theme Park over the weekends to get their dose of adrenaline and adventure. You can also get some insight into the history of Jozi by taking a heritage tour through the old gold mine situated in the heart of the theme park. For those who prefer the more relaxed side of life, there’s also the Gold Reef City Casino, where you can try your luck on the slot machines, enjoy a show at the Lyric Theatre, dine at one of the many restaurants the entertainment hub has to offer and much more.

Gold Reef City

Image from Gold Reef City.

Turffontein

What the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Turffontein? For us, it definitely has to be the thrilling and exciting Turffontein Racecourse! This is one of the city's hidden gem, offering visitors plenty of adrenaline-filled entertainment that comes along with a day at the races. There's plenty of annual events that you cannot miss! For a little more information about this absolute must, here's a whole list of reasons why you need to visit the Turffontein Racecourse. You'll also find the Sporting Football Club Johannesburg that hosts various sports events, the Rotunda Park perfect for those looking to get a little fresh air, and plenty of retail hot spots and restaurants to explore.

Glenvista

Glenista is a picturesque and peaceful suburb that's surrounded by plenty of fauna, flora and wildlife. It's a lovely area to raise a family. Other than its lovely natural surrounds, it does host a could of must-visits in the area. If you enjoy spending days on the tee, seeking to finally hit a hole in one, then the Glenvista Country Club is the ideal place to play a round of golf. Need to do a little shopping? Not a problem, just stop by the Glenvista Shopping Centre situated off the N12 highway. Here, you can do some grocery shopping at Woolworths, grab a coffee with your bestie at Aroma di Caffe, grab some curry to-go at The Curry Muncher Indian Spices & Take-away, or tuck into a cheesy pizza at Pizza Perfect.

glenvista country club

Image from the Glenvista Country Club.

Oakdene

Squeezed between Bassonia and Turffontein is Oakdene, ideally located merely 7km from the Johannesburg city centre, 5km from the ever-popular Gold Reef City, and a 20-minute drive from the O.R. Tambo Airport. This suburb makes a lovely area for families to reside in and also features many apartment complexes if you're looking for a smaller space along the feel of community. There are two shopping centres in the area, namely The Glen Shopping Centre which attracts visitors from all over the city, as well as Comaro Crossing Shopping Centre, which is the ideal stop if you're looking to do a quick pickup for tonight's dinner.

Kibler Park

If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city without actually leaving Johannesburg, then Kibler Park is the perfect suburb for you. Here, you'll find the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, fondly referred to as Johannesburg’s Jewel of the South. This reserve offers nature lovers 640 hectares of veld and koppies that homes plenty of wildlife, including zebra, red hartebeest, and black wildebeest. The reserve offers hikers a wide choice of hiking trails perfect for all fitness and experience levels. And for a quick weekend getaway, the Thaba Eco Hotel & Spa is the perfect escape.

Thabo Eco Hotel

Image from Thabo Eco Hotel.

Surely you have heard by now that the ever-popular Lusito Land Festival is back! It'll be taking place from 20 - 22 April 2019 and again from 26 - 28 April 2019 at the Cayman Road venue in Johannesburg South. Not only can you expect plenty of family-friendly fun, but you can also enjoy all things Portuguese, from traditional Portuguese folk dancing and community artists, to delectable edibles. It's going to be an amazing festival! plus, we can now give you an inside look at the entertainment planned for the first weekend of this iconic Jozi festival...

Expect Epic Music

For your musical entertainment, festival goers will be enthralled with this year's lineup of live acts, which covers a wide range genres and artists.

Weekend one will feature:

This year, there will also be an awesome '80s rock show celebrating and paying tribute to the best alternative rock bands of the decade! The Hey Now, HEY NOW NOW band will take to the Lusito Land stage on Saturday, 20 April 2019 for a two-hour show jam-packed with '80s alternative music, taking you on a nostalgic trip down Memory Lane.

Lots Of Fun For Everyone

There's plenty of entertainment in store for all ages! The family can enjoy a two-hour show featuring South Africa’s top 10 wrestlers in an international-standard wrestling ring.  The little ones can also be part of the wrestling fun by safely showing off their smackdown skills under the watchful eye of a ring master. An autograph session plus photos with the wrestlers will be available after the show.

And of course, Lusito Land is not Lusito Land without their thrilling and exciting funfair! The fairground will be jam-packed with all sorts of exhilarating rides perfect for all ages. Make sure you get your ride tickets at the funfair ticket office before heading off to the queues.

And this year, there will be something for the animal loving guests. The Joy Dogs will be at Lusito Land, where festival goers can meet talented canines and be entertained while they show off some of their tricks.

The festival grounds have recently undergone a revamp with freshly-planted luscious grass all over the venue to ensure comfort. With this year's event being their biggest yet, you definitely don't want to miss out.

There's Also A Little Bit Of Charity

The Lusito Land Festival goes beyond having the best musical acts or giving visitors an authentic taste of Portuguese food and culture. It is an event that aims to raise awareness about differently abled people and make these people more visible to society at large. In true spirit of the cause there will be a fun 5km walk for the disabled on Sunday, 28 April 2019 from 08:00 with an entry fee of R150 per person, that also covers your entrance into the festival.

Where To Get Tickets

Tickets for the Lusito Land Festival can be purchased at Computicket.

 Ticket pricing:

Where Is It?

Lusito Land 2019 will be taking place at 25 Cayman Road, Alewynspoort, Johannesburg South.

For More Information

For more information, visit www.lusitoland.co.za.

Don't forget to check them out on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

What Is It?

For a little bit of family fun while contributing to a wonderful cause, make sure you don't miss the first-ever Family Mud Challenge, brought to you by CANSA! There aren't too many details on this event just yet, so be sure to follow CANSA East Rand on Facebook to keep in loop with the latest information, details and updates. It's going to be a fun event that'll roll fitness, family fun and fundraising into one amazing day out.

When Is It?

Sunday, 03 March 2019 from 08:00 - 16:00.

Where Is It?

Rietvlei Zoo Farm, 101 Swartkoppies Road, Mulbarton, Johannesburg South.

How Much Is It?

Tickets will go on sale at the end of January 2019.

For More Information

For more information about this event, keep an eye on their Facebook event page! More details are soon to follow.

Bowling & Movies

When was the last time you went ten-pin bowling? Not too sure? Well, grab the gang and head to the bowling alley at Gold Reef City. With 12 state of the art ten pin bowling lanes, the alley offers cosmic bowling under UV lights that will add excitement to your matches. Once you're done bowling, head to [email protected] Reef City. Tsogo Sun Rewards cardholders can score 30% off their tickets!

Gold Reed City Bowling

Source: Gold Reef City

Kids Will Enjoy The Magic Company

Let the kids enjoy some gaming of their own at The Magic Company. Sporting a newly remodeled, bright and exciting look, this spot is great fun for both young and the young at heart. There are plenty of fun activities and, of course, the latest and classic arcade games. Play as many games as you want and collect as many tickets as you can, then pop by the Prize Shop to exchange your tickets for some prizes.

Gold Reef City Magic Company

Gaming Galore

Experience the thrill of it all as you take on the house and dance with Lady Luck. The gaming area is fitted with food stands, a bar, and friendly staff that will warm up the coldest winter days. And if you don't feel like taking a drive home, why not book yourself a comfortable room at the Southern Sun Gold Reef City hotel or Gold Reef City Theme Park Hotel? Also, please remember to gamble responsibly.

Tsogo Sun proudly supports the National Responsible Gambling Programme. Only persons over 18 are permitted to gamble. National problem gambling toll free counselling line 0800 006 008 or send a "Please call me" or sms to 076 675 0710.

Gold Reef City Gaming

Plenty Of Awesome Restaurants

With several restaurants to choose from, such as Vigour & Verve and Calisto's, there is something for everyone. If you join the Tsogo Sun Rewards programme at Gold Reef City you will score 10% off your bill at participating restaurants. And if you need just a quick bite before you get back to all the entertainment, there are many fast food spots to choose from.

Gold Reef City Restaurants

Source: Gold Reef City

Thrills at the Theme Park

During off-peak season the Gold Reef City Theme Park sees less foot traffic, meaning you can go on the Anaconda as many times as you want to. You can also expect tasty treats, hot dogs and burgers on sale too! With 16 thrill rides, 14 dedicated rides for the little ones, a Jump City Trampoline Park, the only authentic underground mine tour in Johannesburg, 12 dining options, seven retail stores, plus 15 other attractions, there won't be a dull moment on your radar when you visit this winter wonderland.

Gold Reef City

Theatrical Musts

Feel like a little bit of theatre? Then be sure to check out what will be taking centre state at the Lyric Theatre this winter. One show that'll definitely keep the cold at bay is Ignited, a fiery new extravaganza that'll certainly warm you up with amazing dance performances and music. It'll be taking stage from Friday, 24 May 2019 until Sunday, 16 June 2019. Tickets cost R100 per person and can be bought at www.goldreefcity.co.za or Computicket. Click here to find out more about this show.

Gold Reef City

For More Information

For more information on Gold Reef City and their winter lineup, visit www.tsogosun.com.

You can also contact them on 011 248 5000.

Also, give them a like or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with the latest offers, shows and entertainment.

What Is It?

The 2019 Lusito Land Festival is fast approaching, and lovers of Portuguese cuisine and culture are in for a treat at Cayman Road, Alewynspoort. This popular festival promises to be a celebration of exceptional food, music and fun. There's entertainment for all ages, from Portuguese folk dancing and top local artists to mouth-watering food, all celebrated at leisure under an African sky.

Lusito Land

The easy-to-access venue is a superb, safe and central location with loads of secure parking, clean facilities and a family friendly fun fair to keep the ‘crianças’ busy. This event is hosted by the Lusito Association, a non-profit organisation for Children with Disabilities. Over the last 37 years, it has evolved into a festival celebrated by the many cultures that make up Johannesburg and Gauteng. The Portuguese tradition has however been sustained in the wonderful traditional flavours of the fine cuisine that is an important facet of the Portuguese heritage.

Lusito Land

The Lineup!

For your musical entertainment, festival goers will be enthralled with this year’s lineup of live acts, which covers a wide range of genres and artists.

Weekend one will feature:

This year, there will also be an awesome ’80s rock show celebrating and paying tribute to the best alternative rock bands of the decade! The Hey Now, HEY NOW NOW band will take to the Lusito Land stage on Saturday, 20 April 2019 for a two-hour show jam-packed with ’80s alternative music, taking you on a nostalgic trip down Memory Lane.

Lusito Land

There’s plenty of other thrilling entertainment in store for all ages! The family can enjoy a two-hour show featuring South Africa’s top 10 wrestlers in an international-standard wrestling ring.  The little ones can also be part of the wrestling fun by safely showing off their smackdown skills under the watchful eye of a ring master. An autograph session plus photos with the wrestlers will be available after the show.

And of course, Lusito Land is not Lusito Land without their thrilling and exciting funfair! The fairground will be jam-packed with all sorts of exhilarating rides perfect for all ages. Make sure you get your ride tickets at the funfair ticket office before heading off to the queues.

Lusito Land

And this year, there will be something for the animal loving guests. The Joy Dogs will be at Lusito Land, where festival goers can meet talented canines and be entertained while they show off some of their tricks.

The Lusito Land Festival goes beyond having the best musical acts or giving visitors an authentic taste of Portuguese food and culture. It is an event that aims to raise awareness about differently abled people and make these people more visible to society at large. In true spirit of the cause there will be a fun 5km walk for the disabled on Sunday, 28 April 2019 from 08:00 with an entry fee of R150 per person, that also covers your entrance into the festival.

Lusito Land

When Is It?

The Lusito Land Festival will be taking place over two weekends:

Where Is It?

25 Cayman Road, Alewynspoort, Johannesburg South.

How Much Is It?

Tickets for the Lusito Land Festival can be purchased at Computicket.

 Ticket pricing:

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit their website.

You can also check them out on Facebook and Twitter.