KwaZulu-Natal Wedding Venues

Explore the best Wedding Venues in KwaZulu-Natal and Durban chosen by real brides and wedding industry professionals. Click on the Request Quotes button below to contact our selection of top wedding venues or contact them individually.

 

 


Maximum Capacity: 250 Accommodation: Yes (72) Chapel: Yes

Embrace the Magic: Lythwood Lodge, An Enchanting Wedding Destination

Imagine a wedding venue where towering trees, rolling hills, expansive lawns, and captivating gardens set the stage for your special day. Lythwood Lodge, nestled in the enchanting KZN Midlands countryside, is that place. With its picturesque surroundings, wide open spaces, and fresh air, Lythwood ensures a truly memorable celebration that will leave you and your loved ones enchanted.

Step into Lythwood’s charming Chapel, a hidden gem that exudes rustic charm and timeless elegance. Natural light floods through large windows, casting a warm glow on the uneven white walls. Once an old dairy, this transformed space creates an extraordinary backdrop for exchanging your vows. The intimate atmosphere and rustic ambiance make it a place where love and romance intertwine. Click here to see more.

Lythwood is a beautiful venue tucked away in the KZN Midlands. It’s perfect for a sweet escape. The food is absolutely amazing – a 5-star standard. Their venue has beautiful views. The water feature at the Avellini tent really sets the tone for a happily ever after. The staff at Lythwood are amazing, they make you feel like you’re the very first bride they’ve ever hosted and ensure that your time with them is memorable. The wedding coordinator, John Ditchfield, makes you feel like a princess right at the centre of a ball. He is kind and very caring of everyone who sets foot at Lythwood. – Ntando

 

Maximum Capacity: 260 Accommodation: No Chapel: Yes

Eden Lassie is ideally situated in the Tala Valley,  just 70 km from Durban and a mere 27 km from Pietermarizburg. The Venue sits proudly in park-like gardens overlooking the magnificent farming area of the Tala Valley. The venue is now under new management as Judy the owner steps down and Dale from Daleliteful Décor takes over the management of the functions.

Eden Lassie’s verandah and deck overlooks a lake full of magnificent waterlilies and we have many varieties of birds. The perfectly manicured gardens have been established for over 40 years, creating the perfect backdrop for your photographs.

Eden Lassie is situated on a working beef ranch and plant nursery. The farmland allows for the perfect backdrop for country-style wedding photographs, including rustic farm buildings, so there is no need to go further afield!

Our Chapel is situated next to a beautiful water feature, which runs into the lake creating a peaceful setting. One side of the chapel has open arches that overlook the gardens giving the perfect garden wedding ambience. Both Eden Lassie’s main hall and chapel can seat up to 200 guests. Extra guests can be seated on the verandah and can still be part of the main wedding through the French doors.

I will be with you through the entire process of planning your wedding and will ensure your décor is on point. I take great pride in creating the perfect setting for your wedding and in association with CHC catering we can ensure your wedding is a dream come true. I invite you to come to view the venue and all we have to offer and let us create your perfect wedding. To view the venue please make an appointment. Click here to see more.

Thank you for bringing my fairy-tale vision to life! The finished product was even better than the dozens of photos I sent. You have an incredibly beautiful venue; your gardens are incomparable. Thank you for making our wedding Fantastic! – Suzanne and Paul Slabbert

Are you in search of the perfect wedding venue? We are delighted to introduce you to The Manor House, where your dreams of a magical wedding come true. Our versatile space is designed to cater to your every need, ensuring that your special day is nothing short of extraordinary. Whether you envision an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, we have the ideal indoor and outdoor areas to accommodate your desires.

Our dedicated team will work closely with you to create a bespoke experience, adapting our captivating spaces to meet your event needs. With several beautifully appointed areas to choose from, you can bring your creative vision to life and create a truly unforgettable occasion.

Located in the heart of Sheffield Beach on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, The Manor House is a beautifully restored Cape Dutch property that has been transformed into an extraordinary eventing venue. Overlooking immaculate polo fields and surrounded by majestic trees and manicured gardens, our scenery provides picture-perfect settings for a range of special occasions.

We can accommodate intimate functions of up to 100 guests at The Manor House, or utilise the extended grounds to accommodate larger functions in excess of 1000 guests. No matter the size of your event, our professional, on-site event management team will ensure that everything runs smoothly from start to finish.

So whether you’re planning a corporate event, public function, or private celebration, The Manor House is the perfect venue for creating remarkable experiences. We invite you to get lost in the magnificence of it all – book your event with us today! Click here to see more.

 

A Wedding Day – an occasion when hopes and dreams, love and laughter, friends and family, past and future, come together in celebration. For a day of such significance, attention to every tiny detail is essential.  The Oyster Box, is synonymous with some of the best memories of our lives and provides the perfect venue for weddings, honeymoons and other important occasions.
“The hotel is an idyllic beach location with breath-taking views…five-star facilities, food and service,” says Ginny Eslick, The Oyster Box’s Wedding Co-ordinator. “Personal and meticulous consideration is given to each aspect of the wedding event to ensure that every detail…every wish, is taken into account.” With an extensive track record and experienced staff, The Oyster Box ensures the success of weddings of every size, traditional requirement and cultural consideration. Click here to see more.

Maximum Capacity: 200 Accommodation: Yes (36) Chapel: Yes

The Laughing Forest Wedding Venue is situated in Elysium on the KZN South Coast. (55 mins from Durban). Our venue is “in the bush” but also right on the beach in a beautiful 6 Acre garden. The perfect setting for your most important day.

There are three options for the ceremony:
(a) On the beach where you can feel the sand between your toes;
(b) The wedding chapel which is on a grassed terrace, that has stunning sea views; or (c) Indoor chapel where you are secure from the weather.

The Reception Hall caters for a maximum of 200 pax. All catering requirements are done in- house and we have a Buffet Menu from which you can choose your wedding menu. The menu can also be tailor made to your specific requirements. The Reception Hall comes fully draped with fairy lights or we can take the draping down for a more Rustic feel. All tables, white tablecloths, white napkins, chairs, cutlery, crockery & glassware are included in the venue hire. Click here to see more.

Having just returned home to the UK from my daughter’s wedding at this spectacular venue, it would be remiss of me not to write a positive review about The Laughing Forest. From Debbie and her husband, the owner/managers, to her amazing staff, to the venue, accommodation and lovely grounds, everything smacks perfection. Like myself, the wedding guests were blown away by the entire day. Thank you so much for making Jade and Jarrod’s day so memorable. – WayneCB

Maximum Capacity: 300 Accommodation: No Chapel: No

Here at the Mount Edgecombe Conference Centre, our main purpose is to help with the planning and preparations of your unique event, making it a stress-free and enjoyable day for the hosts as well as all your valued guests. Our aim is to provide the best trends and quality service for our clients and ensure the most competitive rates in the industry. This upmarket events venue comprises of two reception rooms, with a banquet-style seating capacity of 100 to 300 guests in the main auditorium, while the more private room can seat 70 guests banquet-style. The uniquely styled interior is designed and draped in white, dressed with chandeliers and fairy lights, which creates the ambience for a stylish and sophisticated event. This elegant venue comes fully set up according to your theme and colour scheme of choice. Our in-house Events management team will be there to advise you and prepare every detail of your special event, creating an experience beyond expectations.  Click here to see more.

My sincere thanks for a beautiful venue, as everything was done to perfection, not to mention, the food for which we were concerned about, was delicious, as all guests enjoyed and had good compliments of it. From my side, in appreciation of all your good efforts and personal attention, you may keep the deposit as a gift from Vino and I. Maybe for future, an ice making machine, will add more value to your venue. Thanks again. – Kenny

Maximum Capacity: 100 Accommodation: Yes (20) Chapel: No

Is your idea of the perfect wedding a barefoot, feet in the sand, chilled, relaxed kind of experience? Or are you looking for an intimate beach venue to host only your nearest and dearest, and want to go all out on laid back luxury and spoil those you want to celebrate with you?

Picture the guests as they watch the bride walking towards her groom. Salty sea air blowing gently through her hair, and the glow of sunlight making her glow with radiance. It’s hard not to imagine saying “I Do” while surrounded by the Indian ocean waves. A sense of serenity and exquisite cuisine, with a touch of effortless sophistication. Situated right on the beach in Salt Rock, on the Dolphin Coast. Click here to see more.

Henry and I would like to thank you for allowing us to have one of the best wedding experiences ever. From our initial meeting, to the wedding weekend and even to the days after we were treated with absolute kindness and respect. The reception, accommodation, food and service were amazing and deserve a 10/10. Thobani, you and the entire team, went out of your way to ensure that we were well taken care of and the experience was unforgettable. Please extend our sincerest thanks to everyone involved. – Henry & Janeen

Maximum Capacity: 400 & 120 Accommodation: No Chapel: Yes

Just thirty minutes from central Durban and an arm’s length from Ballito, Collisheen offers a perfect venue for weddings and functions. We cater for everything including conferences, banquets, launches, exhibitions, meetings, corporate training and events. Collisheen Estate boasts two venues, complete with our private chapels, beautiful gardens, bridal salon and outdoor arena as well as a water feature and landscaped gardens., The perfect venue for stylish weddings and functions. Over the last 20 years, Collisheen Estate has earned an outstanding reputation as a wedding and function venue. We pride ourselves on top-class service and a high level of professionalism. Our functions venue facilities are very flexible so please feel free to ask us should you have any special requests.

Collisheen Estate, being just outside Ballito, is close to an extensive range of accommodation – from luxury country hotels to bed & breakfasts and self-catering facilities,

Located on a sugar farm and set amongst magnificent old trees, the estate offers private function facilities that are exclusively yours for your special day. Panoramic views of undulating sugar fields are complemented by the warm “family” hospitality of the staff at the estate – making this a private function facility like no other.  Click here to see more.

 

Top Wedding Venues in KZN and South Africa

  • Collisheen Estate
  • The Laughing Forest
  • The Canelands
  • Mount Edgecombe Conference Centre
  • Oysterbox
  • Manor House Venue
  • Lythwood Lodge
  • Eden Lassie Weddings and Functions
  • Blue Marlin Hotel
  • Jozini Tiger Lodge
  • Zimbali Lodge
  • Zulu Nyala
  • The Capital Zimbali


Choosing a Wedding Venue in KwaZulu-Natal

This is probably your very first step on your wedding planning journey! Booking a venue 12 to 9 months before your wedding means your search will have to start even before that. Your venue will take a large portion of your budget, so this might be an unnerving choice to make.

See some of KwaZulu-Natal’s top wedding venues. Click on their website address to send an enquiry email.

KwaZulu-Natal, a coastal South African province, is known for its beaches, mountains and savannah populated by big game. Generally, the coast is subtropical with inland regions becoming progressively cooler.

Once you have chosen a breathtaking venue it will be much easier to turn it into your envisioned perfect day. But there will be restrictions that will nudge your decision towards the right place.

What is the capacity of the venue?
Are they available on your preferred date?
How far would your guests need to travel?
Is there accommodation nearby?
Is there a Plan B in case of cold/rainy weather?

Most venues offer different wedding packages so keep an eye out for them to see what is included. Make sure you understand the fine print and the after-hour charges. Open and clear communication between you and the venue management team is crucial to ensure both parties understand requirements and preferences.

We wish you all the best with your venue search and we hope you find your dream venue on our list!

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