Hartbeespoort is a popular getaway destination. With it's lush scenery and vast outdoor space, Harties is the ideal place to host large events, including weddings, birthdays, graduation parties and anniversary dinners. If you've got a big event coming up and aren't sure where to host the celebrations, keep reading to find your dream venue.
Three Oaks and an Aloe Boutique Hotel is a four-star luxury accommodation situated at the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountains. This world-class venue offers 17 fully-equipped conference rooms, ideal for business meetings, small conference events and team building sessions. The hotel is able to cater to up to 34 delegates, providing full catering and accommodation. There is also a paintball range on the premises, perfect for team building exercises.
Looking for a venue to host your next corporate getaway? Cradle Health Spa is the perfect spot to treat your teammates to a little pampering and lots of relaxation. Their conference venue caters for up to 40 guests seated and 80 guests for a cocktail-style event. Cradle Health Spa offers a variety of team building activities, wellness seminars and spa treatments as well. Take your corporate function from drab to fab by booking your event at Cradle Health Spa.
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Take the stress out of planning your wedding day by booking your venue and accommodation at Motozi Lodge. With a chapel, deck, reception hall, honeymoon suite and guest accommodation all on the premises, Motozi Lodge caters to your every need. Their venues can comfortably accommodate up to 180 guests, so you can happily invite all those second cousins and distant aunts.
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Fancy yourself a Tuscan-style wedding? Look no further than Green Leaves Wedding Venue and Conference Centre. This lush Italian-inspired venue will exceed all expectations for your big day. Their chapel and banquet hall can accommodate up to 180 guests and is ideal for weddings, as well as corporate meetings and events. Book sooner than later to avoid missing out on the wedding venue of your dreams.
Weddings are not a 'one size fits all' kind of affair. If you and your partner are looking to customise your special day fit to your every wish and desire, then La Montagne Guest Lodge is the venue for you. They cater to all sorts of weddings including micro pop-up ceremonies, elopements and same-sex weddings. Their open-air lapa can accommodate up to 200 people comfortably, however, smaller wedding parties are also welcome.
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Fancy yourself a royal wedding? Book yourself a spot at Camelotte Weddings & Accommodation! This Medieval-inspired village offers couples the opportunity to host a fabulous themed wedding or to simply amp up the romance on their big day. The chapel and castle reception hall can accommodate approximately 200 guests. There are also six bridal rooms available on the premises to ensure that you can get ready for the walk down the aisle in good time.
Nothing beats an outdoor wedding with a view. Leopard Lodge offers just that and so much more. Come and say your 'I do's' overlooking Hartbeespoort Dam and the magnificent Magaliesberg Mountain Range. Their venue can seat up to 200 guests. Leopard Lodge is also a fantastic venue to large functions such 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?
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The Nut Farm is one of the most romantic wedding venues and conference centres in Hartbeespoort. Their venue offers couples the chance to interact with and celebrate nature on their big day. It is also steeped in history, as the owners of the farm were married there themselves. Come and join a long traditional of successful, happy wedding days by booking yours at The Nut Farm.
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If you've been dreaming of a fairytale wedding, then Red Ivory is the ideal venue for your big day. This chic venue sits high on the slopes of the Magaliesberg Mountains, offering guests spectacular views of Hartbeespoort Dam below. Their tree top chapel seats up to 300 guests as well! And, if that wasn't enough to impress you, Red Ivory also boasts some of the finest wedding cuisine options in Harties. Expect your wedding day to be one for the books, because this is certainly no ordinary venue.
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Have you ever heard of the Muldersdrift wedding mile? The natural surrounds of this rural area play host to weddings all year round. Whether you are looking to have a small, intimate gathering or a full-on banquet reception, there’s sure to be a wedding venue in Muldersdrift ideal for you.
The Magaliesburg is similarly well known for its many wedding venues and conference centres. Thanks to the numerous hotels and guest lodges situated in and around the Magaliesberg mountain range, there are venues suited to every kind of occasion here. Let’s take a closer look at what kind of venues are available in both Muldersdrift and Magaliesburg to help you make that all-important decision.
Casalinga Organic Farm is the ideal small outdoor venue to host your big day. They have six function rooms available to throw an epic reception, catering to anything from 15 to 180 guests. They also offer various menus, suited to every taste and budget. Of course, you can book out one of the venues at Casalinga to host other types of events as well. They cater to birthdays, anniversaries, graduation parties and much more. Good food, great wine and a pristine location, what more could you ask for?
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Steynshoop Wedding Venue is one of the most romantic destinations in Magaliesburg. The hotel is backdropped by a spectacular view of the mountain range, offering couples the perfect wedding photographs and an all round unforgettable experience. Steynshoop also caters to small conferences of up to 60 people, providing all catering and accommodation needs. If you really want to inspire your team, this is the place to bring them to get the creative juices flowing.
Moon & Sixpence Wedding Venue is situated on the border between the Cradle of Humankind and Krugersdorp. They offer two unique wedding packages and can accommodate up to 200 people in either of their spectacular chapels. Prefer a garden setting for your big day? Their perfectly manicured lawns are the ideal spot to host an outdoor ceremony. Moon & Sixpence also caters to large corporate functions, events and conferences.
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De Hoek Country Hotel is a picturesque boutique hotel situated on the banks of the Magaliesburg River. The hotel's French-Continental inspired architecture adds an essence of sophistication and romance to any event. Take your pick from four unique wedding settings - the pond area, the bridge bistro, the garden or the grand marquee. The hotel also caters to engagement parties, bridal parties, baby showers, birthdays and much more. If you've always dreamed of hosting your wedding or any other special type of event in Magaliesburg, this is the place for you.
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It may seem strange to host a wedding reception at a craft beer distillery, but this isn't any ordinary brewery. Black Horse Brewery consider themselves experts at hosting small to medium events. Catering to up to 200 guests, this venue offers the perfect blend of indoor and outdoor space. The décor is a mix of industrial meets chic barn, creating a truly unique ambiance and look to make your day all that more special. Black Horse Brewery also has a 12-seater executive boardroom and conference centre fit to accommodate up to 40 delegates. We've never heard of a brewery this versatile, have you?
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Valley Lodge & Spa has an elegant indoor chapel and reception venue that can accommodate up to 100 guests with a dance floor. The thatched chapel features a dramatic red carpet down the centre aisle and stunning velvet high-backed chairs to ensure your guest's comfort. Fancy a crisp winter wedding? The banquet hall features a wood-burning fireplace to keep you and your guests toasty and warm. The hotel also hosts regular board meetings, conferences and large events.
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Imagine your dream wedding pictures. Now add a glorious waterfall to the background and a beautiful country garden setting. This is what Glenburn Lodge has to offer brides and grooms to be. They also offer luxurious bridal boudoirs to help you primp and pamper yourself before taking that big step down the aisle. There largest banqueting venue seats up to 300 people, ideal for large weddings and conferences. They also offer a range of team building activities including treasure hunts and a survivor boot camp.
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Toadbury Hall Hotel is one of the best known wedding venues and conference centres in Muldersdrift. They offer everything from intimate picnic weddings to elegant fine dining receptions. Paired with their exquisite garden settings and attention to detail, Toadbury Hall is a dream wedding venue. They've also got six conference venues available, catering to up to 220 guests with full catering and overnight accommodation provided for. Oh, and did we mention that the food here is simply to die for!
Oakfield Farm hosts the biannual Bridal Expo, offering brides and grooms to be the opportunity to meet and mingle with industry experts, suppliers and caterers. But that's not all! Oakfield Farm is also a wonderful venue to host your wedding ceremony and reception. They provide couples with a dedicated wedding coordinator to ensure that your big day runs as smoothly as possible. They also offer services and venues for matric farewells, conferences, festivals and team building events. It's a one-stop shop for all celebrations.
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Avianto is undoubtedly one of Muldersdrift's most popular wedding venues. With its Tuscan village exterior, superior service and on-site wedding suites, this is the ideal place to host your big day. If you've always wanted a destination wedding but don't have the budget for it, Avianto has all you need. They're experts in hospitality and cater to weddings big and small, conferences, private functions and large events. Fulfil all your dreams by booking your venue at Avianto as soon as possible.
Struggling to cut down a never-ending guest list? No worries! The Pelindaba venue at Misty Hills Country Hotel is able to comfortably seat up to 500 guests. For a more intimate setting you can host your special day in the Boma with a magnificent bonfire as the centrepiece. Misty Hills Country Hotel offers an authentic African bush experience just 30 minutes from the Johannesburg CBD. It is also located nearby the Cradle of Humankind, making it the perfect venue to host international delegates. Embrace the spirit of the African wild and book your event at Misty Hills Country Hotel.
Joburg West and the West Rand offers beautiful countryside wedding venues if you're looking to include a little bit of natural beauty to your special day. If you make your way to Muldersdrift, you'll find the Wedding Mile, which is just a main road filled with many lovely wedding venues, one right after the other. Keep reading to see what venues you can find in each suburb in Johannesburg West and in the West Rand. Each venue has it's own unique feel and ambiance and you're bound to find the ideal location that'll sit your style, vision and budget.
Known for their seamless event coordination, Bridal Expos, homely feel and uniqueness, Oakfield Farm is the place to suss out if you’re looking to have an elegant farm wedding. The stunning grounds will provide the perfect backdrop and setting for your wedding photos and, with their exceptional country-style cuisine and fantastic service, what more could you ask for?
The name of this venue doesn’t only sound magical, but is the perfect place to make special memories that will last a lifetime. There are two chapels onsite at Moon & Sixpence, namely The Farthing Chapel and The St Francis Chapel. Both venues have their individual charms, and offer a sophisticated affair with an exquisite, warm country feel. There is great food, friendly service and exquisite Florin Gardens to give you the perfect setting for an outdoor ceremony, if you choose to have one.
From an intimate wedding catering for 20 guests, to a big wedding of 200 guests, Valverde Eco Hotel is the perfect setting for your happily ever after. Each venue houses its own chapel and reception area for you to make your dream wedding come true. Depending on the vision for your wedding day, they cater for a variety of settings, from chapel, morning or picnic weddings to beautiful garden ceremonies. Choose from their King Hall with a spacious raised dance floor, fireplace and buffet area, or the Jasmine Chapel which overlooks the beautiful Elandsdrift Valley and Renaissance Garden complete with beautiful features and scenery.
Avianto has a unique charm about it. If you’ve ever attended a ceremony here, it’ll be hard to forget the elegance of their beautiful gardens, which form a breathtaking background for all your timeless wedding photos. With a selection of beautiful venues to choose from, (depending on the size of your wedding and what you have in mind) you are sure to find inspiration to bring your wedding dreams to life.
If you’re looking for elegance and romance with a country feel, then Makiti is definitely one of our top picks for you. Water fountains and delicate little ponds surrounded by green lawns, vibrant coloured flowers and majestic trees come together to create a fairytale setting. Makiti’s has several wedding venues, all with their own chapels. The Ballroom Venue (seats from 60 to 400 guests) is an airy thatched room, with beautiful chandeliers, soft drapes and fairy lights. If you are looking to have a winter wonderland wedding, you might want to consider the Sunset Venue with a high roof, big chandeliers and fireplaces that can be lit to keep you and your guests nice and toasty as the evening chill sets in.
Muldersdrift seems to have plenty gems when it comes to wedding venues. One of these has to be the exquisite and intimate, Memoire Wedding & Function Venue. This destination understands that your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life, and strives to offer you and your guests excellent service, style, grace, and opulence. They have a number of settings for you to choose from depending the vision you have and the size of your party.
If you’re thinking of having a wedding set among majestic trees and beautiful gardens, then be sure to check out the Black Eagle Hotel & Spa in Ruimsig. They have a range of stunning venues for you to choose from, whether you want something small and personal or a massive celebration. All of their functions are fully catered for, and they also offer an extensive bar service.
Not only is Ramkiki Restaurant, Conferences & Weddings the perfect setting for relaxed lunches and dinners with family and friends, but it's also a beautiful backdrop for special occasions and events. Weddings not being an exception! Take a stroll magnificent manicured gardens and get a feel for the venue. And if you have guests coming in from out of town, they do offer accommodation.
Situated on a five-hectare estate in Ruimsig, Trés Jolie offers couples a beautiful countryside wedding venue to hot their special day. Here, you can expect exquisite gardens, beautiful fountains and water features, along with a unique blend of African colonial architecture and European country living. There's a variety of venues available depending on what you envision your wedding day to look like. Say your vows at the stone chapel, embrace a lovely garden wedding, the Fountain Court is perfect for bigger weddings, and if you're planning something small, the Courtyard and Dining Room are ideal for intimate celebrations.
Offering amazing views of their top quality Gary Player designed 18-hole golf course, a variety of indoor and outdoor venues, as well as a team of friendly staff to ensure that your whole day is planned to the tee, the Ruimsig Country Club makes for an ideal location to host your wedding.
Situated on 23-hectares of a lovingly tended estate, The Hertford Country Hotel & Function Venue offers couples not only a stunning venue for their wedding day, but also beautiful overnight accommodation and delicious cuisine. This venue combines old-world charm and hospitality with modern conveniences. Perfect for hosting a wedding during any season of the year, The Hertford offers lovely features from the sweeping, romantic rose bushes and the stone facade to the roaring fireplaces.
For a blank canvas that you can transform however you wish, the forum│white light nestled in heart of Lanseria is just the space. Here, you can expect exceptional cuisine, unmatched service and event expertise, and breathtaking local country scenery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The term "brasserie" is of French origin, meaning a restaurant with a relaxed, open setting, usually serving beer with simple, wholesome meals. Not often a term we hear when referring to Joburg restaurants, brasseries are few and far between in this city of bistros, gastro pubs and restaurant chains. That's why we had to look a little further out into the lush expanses of the Cradle of Humankind to find exactly what we were looking for. Little surprise, what we came across were a number of stunning wedding venues, including Toadbury Hall Country Hotel. Here is where we found a true hidden gem in the form of a country-style, open deck brasserie named WildWood Restaurant.
WildWood Restaurant boasts a stunning view of the Crocodile River from their deck. This is the perfect spot to spend a leisurely afternoon with family and friends. There is also tons of open space for the kids to play, so you need not worry about keeping them entertained. The interior is elegant without being pretentious. With a flaming fireplace adjacent to the bar, this is an ideal winter evening retreat. However, WildWood Restaurant flourishes all year round, offering their patrons a divine selection of Mediterranean-inspired meals. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks, the restaurant caters to all palates, including the little ones who have their own separate menu.
The generous, classic breakfasts at WildWood are famed for their abundant flavour and variety of choices. Take your pick from a standard English breakfast with all the trimmings - eggs (scrambled, fried or poached), crisped bacon, tomato, pork sausages, black pudding and baked beans. Alternatively, you can opt for something a little lighter like the smashed avo toast or an omelette. We have it on good authority that WildWood's Eggs Benedict is pretty good too, so whatever you choose to tuck into should leave you satisfied and ready to tackle the day ahead.
Seeing as it is first and foremost a family-friendly venue, WildWood offers an array of sharing platters on their lunch menu, featuring firm favourites such as olives, roasted peppers, tzatziki, caramelised onions and dolmades. Complete your lunch with freshly baked ciabatta and a crisp bottle of chilled white wine. Not a wine drinker? Sample one of the restaurant's on tap craft beers supplied by Black Horse Brewery. With the stunning surrounds and on hand service, it couldn't get much better than this.
When last have you been on a picnic? Whether it's with your special someone or the whole brood, sharing a meal outdoors brings people closer. WildWood Restaurant is all about creating the best outdoor dining experience for you and your loved ones. Providing the decor, food and setup, they bring the magic of the kitchen right out onto the banks of the Crocodile River for you to enjoy in the peace and quiet. With five private picnic areas, you can rest assured that your romantic date, birthday party or family gathering will go undisturbed.
There are two gourmet picnic menus to choose from. One for the little ones, which includes mini beef burgers with potato chips, chicken strips with sweet barbecue mayo, mini cheese and biscuits, dry wors, mini fruit skewers, chocolate brownies, Danish pastries and mini fruit juices. A balance of sweet and savoury, this spread should impress even the fussiest of eaters.
The adult gourmet picnic is just as enticing. With chicken liver pate with cranberry and apple jelly, fresh ciabatta, roast beef with honey and mustard, lamb meatballs with tzatziki, yoghurt roast chicken, baby beef shawarma, roasted pumpkin, feta and chickpea salad, potato salad with mint and parsley, vegetable and herb quiche, fruit kebabs with a passion fruit coulis, chocolate brownies and a cheese platter with savoury biscuits!
Picnic baskets must be pre-ordered from the restaurant to accommodate for your number of guests and dietary requirements. Place your order here.
WildWood understands that some couples don't want a large, lavish wedding. Host an intimate picnic wedding for you and a close group of friends and family. But not just any old picnic, of course! Picture a Bedouin stretch tent, garden tables, director chairs and picnic blankets with cushions to bring spectacular style to your wedding. All this is partnered with decadent picnic-style cuisine served in quaint wicker baskets to complete your outdoor wedding reception. If you choose to have your picnic-style reception by moonlight, WildWood Restaurant will throw in streams of pretty fairy lights to enhance the romantic atmosphere. It's sure to be unforgettable.
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Details: Toadbury Hall, Plot 64, Beyers Naude Drive, Elandsdrift, Ext, Muldersdrift, Gauteng | 010 593 7523 | [email protected]
Have you ever thought of having an inner-city wedding? To some, getting hitched in Jozi CBD sounds like a mission when in reality, it's far from it. There is beauty to be found in the old industrial sites. From De Stijl architecture to the seven manmade wonders of Joburg, the city boasts some of the most eclectic and intriguing buildings on the continent. We're talking banquet halls fit for kings and Juliette balconies straight out of romantic movies. Getting married in town is a great alternative to having your big day out in the countryside. Plus it's something unique.
Let's dive head-first into our favourite wedding venue, shall we? Situated in the heart of Johannesburg's art and culture precinct, Newtown, is Turbine Hall. From Ntemi Piliso Street, the building looks like a massive old factory but once inside, it unfolds as a thing of industrial beauty. Turbine Hall is a historically important building. This colossal structure served as one of the city's largest steam-driven power stations the 1920s. By the start of the swinging 60s, the city's power demand had greatly surpassed the amount which the station could produce. It was decommissioned and kept as a backup power source.
History lesson aside, let's get cracking about why we love it so much. Today, Turbine Hall is home to the annual Turbine Art Fair and plays a significant role in the Newtown art scene. Managed by Forum Company, Turbine Hall has all the bells and whistles when it comes to hosting events and offers massive halls for private weddings under one humongous roof.
There are different sections that can cater to different wedding-party sizes, from intimate groups of 60 people to huge celebrations of 280 seated. Turbine Hall also has a fully equipped kitchen and an executive chef who can cater to all your culinary needs.
Do yourself a favour and check Turbine Hall out — we're convinced you'll be blown away by how amazing it is and how it'll create the perfect backdrop for your picture-perfect wedding. For more information, click here.
By Shawn Greyling
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When mentioning rooftop venues in Joburg Randlords will always pop up – and for good reason. Situated on De Korte Street in Braamfontein and managed by South Point, Randlords has a rooftop bar and venue on the 22nd floor. The venue can seat 140 people and has secure basement parking for 200 cars. Randlords also offers tasty tapas and a beautiful wine selection.
Known as Johannesburg's art hotel, the 12 Decades Art Hotel has a handful of venues to choose from. The most popular spot for getting hitched would be the rooftop bar at Main Street Life. The venue can seat 250 people and is the perfect inner city sanctuary to exchange vows and entertain at. Indoor parking is available to all Main Street Life guests.
Somewhere along Kramer Road in Sandton, Levelthree stands out as the go-to rooftop venue in the area. Levelthree can seat up to 300 guests. The upstairs deck wraps around the building and makes for a perfect 360° view of Sandton and the City of Johannesburg. Levelthree also has an accredited list of caterers situated in the northern suburbs.
Around the corner from Marshaltown, The Reef Hotel stands 120 rooms strong and rocks a 360° view of the city from its rooftop. The venue is perfect for that inner-city matrimony that's set to last a lifetime. There is nothing cooler than tying the knot on a rooftop in the city of gold and the Reef Hotel offers exactly that, plus room for up to 120 of your closest friends and family to celebrate with you.
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If you love warm tones of burnt orange, yellow hues, deep reds and golden accents, then autumn is the perfect season to have your wedding. The warmth of the colours of the turning leaves and the soft sunshine will result in striking photographs.
The temperatures are moderate with warm afternoons and cooler evenings. However, if you're not a fan of cool weather or early sunsets, you'll need to push to have an earlier ceremony. Some autumn nights can get surprisingly chilly enough to require blankets and heaters — this would need to be included in your budget. Luckily, venues around the city do offer fireplaces.
Winter has its own kind of romance and the option of more dramatic outfits. With the cold, think a long-sleeved wedding dress, in cream velvet perhaps, a cosy venue with a fireplace and comfort food.
A great bonus with winter weddings is that it's much easier to secure a venue as the warmer seasons tend to be more popular. A little birdie tells us some venues and suppliers offer off-season/winter specials, so you can save on the venue and splurge on something else. But if you don't like the idea of a mostly indoor wedding and grey skies then it's best to avoid a winter wedding.
With a spring wedding, you know there won't be a shortage of beautiful multicoloured flowers for your bouquet and for the tables, and warm temperatures, perfect for a sleeveless wedding gown.
With spring you also get pre-season deals on wedding venues and some suppliers will still be offering off-season rates and continuing their winter deals. So you miss the gloomy weather and still spring into your marriage with some nifty savings. But there could be unpredictable rain, so be prepared with an indoor backup plan if you intend having the ceremony outside.
The summer season is the most popular as people love high temperatures and bright sunshine. Guests are likely to arrive in party mode and ready to celebrate your love and future together. Our summer is also near the festive season so you could even plan a wedding away or during the week – whichever suits you best.
The downside to summer weddings is that you have to book your venue way in advance. Also, the summer heat is not ideal for everyone so your budget must include ways to keep your guests cool and comfortable. Being peak season, keep an eye on your budget – everything is pricer and you don't want to start your marriage on a broke note.
So that's our input about the seasons and now all that's left is to wish you a beautiful wedding day and many wonderful years of marriage!