Jozi has transformed into the hub of what is hip and happening in South Africa. With that, everyone has had to keep up – even wedding venues in Johannesburg! Don’t even think about hiring the local municipal hall – you now have some fabulous options to choose from!
When you are choosing wedding venues, try to compare the settings by thinking of elements such as the season, size of your wedding and price range. You will find that most wedding venues are much cheaper during the autumn and winter months
Finding and booking wedding venues should be on the top of your ‘to-do’ list as a bride-to-be. Wedding venues are very high in demand and if you are planning to get married during peak wedding season, securing your dream wedding venue is a big priority.
How to choose your wedding venue:
- Choose whether the ceremony and reception will be held at separate wedding venues or on the same premises. It would also help to establish how traditional you would want your wedding to be.
- Establish a rough amount of guests you would want to invite. Some wedding venues might have limitations as to how many guests they can cater for..
- Pay a visit to the venues if you can, the overall setting and ambiance will be able to give you a feeling of what you want
Top Wedding Venues Johannesburg:
Perfectly perched at the highest point in Braamfontein, Randlords is an exclusive Johannesburg wedding venue. The location on the 22nd floor of South Point Towers makes for breathtaking views during the day. This trendy venue comes alive at night and is ideal for weddings, cocktail parties and product launches. Randlords can cater to up to 200 guests and offers in-house catering and event coordination.
Situated in the heart of Kyalami just north of Johannesburg, Tintswalo at Waterfall is an exclusive 5-star boutique hotel. They offer delicious food and exceptional luxury for the bride and groom that loves that little bit extra! The beautiful double-volume spaces with its striking light fixtures and open plan design makes it a grand venue for any occasion. The hotel caters for up to 150 wedding guests, depending on the style of your wedding.
Tired of the hustle and bustle of the city? Now you can say your vows under an old Marula tree, or in the cool shade of a natural cave! Doesn’t that sound divine? Monate Game Lodge is nestled in manicured gardens on a 1839 hectare private reserve in the Limpopo province. Tables, chairs, crockery and cutlery, use of the game viewers to transport guests, as well as personalized welcome drinks, waiters, bar service and a 3-course Reception menu are included in the rates! Their package also includes Skukuza Lodge for the bridal party to get ready in on the day of the wedding, as well as for the honeymoon couple on the night of the wedding, complete with champagne, butler service and a romantic turndown!
The Garden Venue is a function and event location set in beautifully landscaped gardens in the Northriding Smallholdings, very close to the Northgate Dome. Whether you want to get married in a rustic cluster of olive trees or would like something completely different – you can choose any of the other romantic spots scattered over the three hectares of breathtaking gardens. This country-feel venue caters for guest numbers up to 300.
You won’t believe that this old-worldly, romantic venue is a mere 30 minute drive from Sandton! You will feel transported to the countryside, surrounded by lush gardens and nature. Romance, beauty, old-fashioned hospitality and nature come together to form the multi-award winning venue that is Oakfield Farm. Visit the charming forest chapel, stunning conservatory and magnificent glass-clad venues. Invite up to 350 guests to celebrate with you at this elegant venue.
Located near Lanseria, nestled in the Cradle of Humankind, Valverde Eco Hotel has a breathtaking spot for a garden ceremony, and 2 stylish venues, each with private parking and with its own chapel for the privacy of your guests! This venue is a photographer’s dream with an array of arches, benches, gazebos, a lavender field, Renaissance garden with pillars, quaint gates, water features, fountains and rose gardens! This will surely make for the perfect wedding photos!
Memoire offers the perfect intimate venue for your wedding ceremony, with various spectacular settings to choose from. This exquisite establishment, promises distinct quality and most of all excellent service and guarantees a memorable experience with style, grace and opulence. Memoire has four reception venues to choose from, allowing 100 to 300 guests.
A Heavens Gate wedding can be a classical fairy-tale or a story of rock n roll decadence. With extensive grounds, a covetable contacts book and an open mind, Heavens Gate provides an unforgettable setting. Heavens Gate is suitable for all styles of celebration because their wedding is a bespoke affair. Their extensive range of services and items for hire are designed to facilitate functions for all budgets. They can handle party sizes up to 150 guests.
Take big city glamour, mix in some country escape, add a twist of the bushveld, warm hospitality, excellent food, truly great value – and you’ll have Zulu Nyala Country Manor. Whether you’re dreaming of a fairytale ball or something small, warm and intimate, Zulu Nyala will tailor make the package to suit your budget.
For more Tips on Planning Your Special Day:
- Have you booked a photographer yet?
- Need Wedding Catering?
- Don’t forget about your Wedding Invitations!
- For some inspiration, look at our Wedding Pinterest Boards
All images via the venues’ websites