The beautiful views of the Game Reserve in KwaZulu will always stay a special memory for the bride and groom as well as the guests. Lake Eland provides more than just a venue and accommodation but life long memories in the beauty of the Oribi Gorge.
Wedding Ceremony Venue: The Chapel on the Hill
Once an old, rustic, stone dairy used by farmers, these ruins have been restored into a beautiful wooden and stone chapel. The chapel is situated on a hill, hence its name and is usually surrounded by a vast variety of antelope, zebra and wildebeest grazing the grassy plains. The chapel looks onto the game reserve, providing spectacular views for guests to admire before and after the service, as well as a stunning backdrop for photos.
The chapel seats 220 guests comfortably on wooden pews, with a raised platform in the front of the chapel where the bride and groom stand for the service. The inside allows guests to be captivated by the natural and rustic feel of the chapel, while embraced by the natural beauty all around.
Wedding Reception Venue: Oribi Hall
The Oribi Hall is situated adjacent to the Lake Eland Game Reserve reception, overlooking a small dam and a spectacular view of the game reserve. Wooden ceilings, windows and doorways provide a natural, rustic look, while large dimming chandeliers and a fireplace create a warm ambience in the evenings. The hall is the perfect venue for a day or night reception. This venue must really be seen to be appreciated.
The hall is equipped to seat 320 quests but we provide versatile draped curtains which can be used to reduce the size of the hall for any number of guests. A stage at the front of the hall can be used for the bridal party’s table, for speeches or it can be closed off with draping.
Outside the hall, a wooden deck overlooking the dam provides the perfect spot for guests to enjoy pre-drinks, while the bridal party has photographs, or it can be used for memorable group photographs with the sun setting as your backdrop.