Winter Wedding Venues With Fireplaces To Keep You Warm


Who is embracing the season with a beautiful winter wedding? If you put your hand up, we have one question for you: have you thought of how you’re going to keep the cold at bay? Yes, some of us enjoy the refreshing chill and layers of clothing, but for others, it can be unbearable and a real damper. So, to keep you and your guests warm, check out these venues that have cosy fireplaces. Whether you are getting married in Johannesburg or Pretoria, we have you covered.

Winter Wedding

Johannesburg

Moon and Sixpence Country Venue – Muldersdrift

Situated on the Wedding Mile, Moon and Sixpence Country Venue offers a lovely venue if you are thinking of a garden wedding. The venue not only offers beautiful, secret hideaway gardens for your wedding photos and guests to appreciate, it also has two stunning settings for your special day. Take your pick from the Farthing Chapel & Hall nestled among the parterre gardens, lavender bushes and Mediterranean architecture, or the St Francis Chapel & Florin Hall complete with exposed wooden beams and exquisite surrounding gardens. Each venue is equipped with a fireplace to keep you and your guests warm.

Details: 011 659 7030 | info@moonandsixpence.co.za | www.moonandsixpence.co.za

Moon and Sixpence - Photo by Patrick Furter
Moon and Sixpence – Photo by Patrick Furter

Avianto – Muldersdrift

Another stunning wedding venue to consider on the Wedding Mile in Muldersdrift is the charming, romantic and elegant Avianto. They have two separate wedding venues, namely the Ballroom and the Banquet Hall. And no matter which venue you decide to use for your big day, each one has a fireplace to ensure that you and all your guests don’t feel the chill outside. Other than keeping everyone cosy, the crackling and flickering of the flames will create a snug and comfortable ambience. Who said that winter weddings have to be frosty?

Details: 011 668 3000 | info@avianto.co.za | www.avianto.co.za

Avianto
Avianto

Trés Jolie – Ruimsig

Escape the city and say your “I dos” out in the country at Tres Jolie in Ruimsig. The estate offers a choice of three venues depending on what you have in mind with regards to the theme and atmosphere. Once you have exchanged vows in the rustic yet elegant stone chapel (part of your venue hire), you can take the party to the Fountain Court or the Courtyard, both complete with roaring fireplaces, ceilings with exposed beams and beautiful wrought-iron candle chandeliers. This is perfect if you’re after a simple yet charming countryside winter wedding.

Details: 011 794 2473 | info@tresjolie.co.za | www.tresjolie.co.za

tres jolie
Image from Tres Jolie.

Makiti Wedding Venues

For a space where you can personalise your special day to the T, Makiti Wedding Venues offers couples a beautiful property to say their vows and celebrate becoming husband and wide. Before you arrive, set your budget, then make a booking to visit the property to explore your options and select one of their affordable wedding packages. For a Winter wedding, a lovely space would be their Sunset venue, which provides a charming setting designed to accommodate between 60 and 450 guests. The space boasts a beautiful brick and wood blend with the crisp white drapes, tall ceiling, fireplaces, and sleeper bar.

Details: www.makiti.co.za | info@makiti.co.za | 011 662 4904/5/6.

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Image from Makiti Wedding Venue.

Pretoria

African Pride Irene Country Lodge – Irene

With sweeping oak-tree lined lanes, beautiful country surroundings, stone façade buildings, luxurious décor and inviting fireplaces, African Pride Irene Country Lodge offers one of the most captivating settings for a winter wedding. You can also enjoy breathtaking views, overlooking lush meadows and one of Gauteng’s most stunning lakes. And if you want your guests to enjoy their country experience a little longer, why not consider booking a couple of English country manor-style en-suite rooms for an overnight stay after the reception?

Details: 012 667 6464 | lodge@irenecountrylodge.co.za | www.irenecountrylodge.co.za

Irene Country Lodge function

Casablanca Manor – Donkerhoek

Would you love to get married against the backdrop of the spectacular African bushveld and rolling hills? Want to say your vows in a quaint, white chapel? Or how about walking down the aisle into the middle of a dam to meet your soon-to-be husband? Casablanca Manor is a truly unique wedding venue, situated away from the hustle and bustle of lively Pretoria. After your ceremony, stroll down a forest walkway scattered with rose petals into an intimate reception where you can welcome your guests. Then continue the celebration in the Old Manor House, complete with hot fireplaces and gas heaters to add a spark of romance and warmth.

Details: 012 940 8184 | info@casablancamanor.co.za | www.casablancamanor.co.za

Casablanca Manor
Casablanca Manor

Woodlands Game Lodge & Wedding Venue – Boekenhoutskloof

South Africa is all about the bushveld and wildlife and if incorporating these elements into your special day is what you had in mind, then consider planning your wedding at the Woodlands Game Lodge. This venue is a nature lover’s dream come true. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have your wedding photos taken at scenic spots in the game reserve with their Photo Safari. And as for the reception venue, expect toasty fireplaces, picturesque views surrounding the lodge and more than enough space to make your dream wedding a reality.

Details: 012 808 2146 | info@woodlandslodge.co.za | www.woodlandslodge.co.za

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