Known for its mild all year round climate, Kwazulu-Natal offers a wide variety of options for weddings. From beaches and the warm Indian Ocean current to the majestic mountains of the Drakensberg, coastal forests, national parks, private game reserves, five star hotels and lodges, golf estates and multiple wedding venues, there is something to suit every taste and pocket.
The Natal Midlands between the Drakensberg and the coast is a place of tranquil valleys, dams and lakes. Although the winter temperatures can be colder than the coast, the good news is that it is less humid. Most of the game parks boast the Big Five.
Several of the wedding venues around KZN are showcased by holding Bridal fairs where brides can come and see the venue as well as to meet wedding suppliers and event companies.
This beautiful wedding venue makes for beautiful lifelong memories
Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Spa Resort in the Southern Drakensberg is your dream setting for a beautiful country style wedding.
With the breath taking Drakensberg Mountains, its big skies, bubbling streams and exquisite grasslands as a backdrop, this is the perfect setting for the wedding photographs that will become family heirlooms and spark special memories for decades to come.
At Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Spa Resort, we know that on a special day such as this, every detail is important. You can exchange vows at the Ibis chapel or the wedding gazebo by the river before enjoying a reception at our newly refurbed Rhino conference room.
One of the largest resorts in the Southern Drakensberg, we can cater for and accommodate up to 150 wedding guests. We are able to offer you a variety of packages, for both intimate and large receptions and functions as well as traditional and contemporary weddings.
To ensure that you can take in the wonder of your surrounds and enjoy your special day to the fullest, we have a professional team at the resort to assist you in planning your wedding down to the last detail.
We’re there to tailor make your wedding arrangements to suit your taste and your budget with special touches like delicious food and personal service. As part of your wedding package, we offer discounted accommodation for friends and family coming from far and wide.
The Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Spa Resort has the experience, expertise and understanding to ensure that both your big day and your honeymoon are unforgettable. We offer a night’s free accommodation for the bride and groom inclusive of a romantic rose petal turn down
For more information visit https://www.goodersonleisure.co.za/
Gracelands Farm – For our family, who live and breathe weddings and who have been involved with weddings for the past 12 years in various forms, it’s always been a dream to one day pool our passions and skills together into a beautiful place and really give Durban brides a “new experience” when it comes to wedding venue hunting and so Gracelands Farm was born!
We wanted to create a venue that hasn’t yet been created in KZN, with a package that stands second to none and with a passion that can’t be learnt, really focusing on giving KZN couples the chance to have a wedding with a difference!
Gracelands Farm is set in a conservancy valley at the foot of a majestic mountain. Our venue, former poultry farm now elegant farmstyle wedding and function venue can seat 120 guests, with a variety of outdoor locations for your ceremony. Our trendy Desert Garden, Mediterranean style pergola or our personal favourite a ceremony under our huge 45 year old avo tree! We also have wide open spaces- perfect for marquee weddings for up to 200 people.
We have teamed up with one of Durban’s greatest catering companies- Bleu Berri Concept Catering and together their family joined ours on what is sure to be a wedding journey of a life time, they serve up wholesome, farmstyle, “made with love” food with the concept “Farm to Plate” that will leave a nostalgic smile on your face.
We have our own in-house florist , Sav from Flower & Fern Florist who is passionate about all things wedding and floristry. She has a creative eye and a natural talent to create floral arrangements for any occasion!
We are spoilt to have our very own on site bakery! Rebecca is the owner and cake designer at The Slice Bakery & Biscuitry, she creates incredible edible treats and divine wedding cakes, with over 20 cake flavours to choose from, you will be spoiled for choice!
We have also included an incredible DJ service into our package we have our own in-house Sound engineer and lighting technician
Ryno from MIXX Sound & Lighting together with his team will ensure your wedding day beats to its own drum! He has worked with the likes of the SABC, Gearhouse and has been involved in many weddings, concerts and conferences
All our weddings and events at Gracelands Farm are managed by our in house coordinators- Hello Bride, an incredible unique wedding Coordination service based in Durban.
We hope Gracelands Farm is all you are looking for in a KZN wedding venue and we can’t wait to walk this incredible road of planning your wedding and making your dreams come true!
For more information or to book your private tour , please feel free to contact us on
Outer West Durban
“Bigger isn’t always better” is the buzzword for 2020 wedding trends and sees couples opting for more intimate, budget-friendly and memorable ways of tying the knot. Perfectly suited to accommodating this trend, iNsingizi Lodge & Spa in Mid-Illovo offers two breathtaking venues, a boma, and a bar catering for up to 120 guests set amidst the backdrop of the beautiful indigenous fauna and flora of the area.
INSINGIZI LODGE & SPA MICRO-WEDDINGS
A micro-wedding consists of anywhere between 25 and 150 guests and usually is arranged to be simple and short in duration; ensuring there is minimal wedding planning stress and generally a more relaxed atmosphere from start to finish. Other perks in opting for this trend include spending more time with your guests to really enjoy your special day and “reinventing” the traditional without fear of judgement ~ all at a reduced budget ~ which means you can treat your closest family and friends to a few added extras!
PERSONALISED, STRESS-FREE PLANNING
Before choosing iNsingizi Lodge & Spa as your dream wedding venue we ask our brides and grooms to think about a few vital factors to help us ensure we offer them an experience they will remember forever.
- How many family and friends would YOUR ideal guest list contain?
- How many people would you feel comfortable standing in front of?
- What is the most important aspect of your wedding for you and your fiancé? This helps us determine a focus point from which to work from in order to ensure each wedding is as unique as the couple.
Get married on your terms in the African bush by booking your wedding with iNsingizi Lodge & Spa in the rolling hills of Mid-Illovo, KZN.