The Oyster Box


A Wedding Day – an occasion when hopes and dreams, love and laughter, friends and family, past and future, come together in celebration.

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.
“We offer a ‘one-stop’ service, working hand-in-hand with the hotel team and suppliers to ensure that absolutely nothing is left to chance.  Throughout the journey towards the ‘Big Day’, I’m there to offer couples a sense of safety and comfort, and to help reduce the stress that invariably goes along with planning a wedding.”
Whether catering for 10 or 120 guests, weddings at The Oyster Box are fun, personal and intimate… everything you could wish for on your special day! And don’t be surprised to see Skabenga, the resident cat, sitting (or lying) on the red carpet to welcome you and your guests on your arrival.  Skabenga knows just when to turn on that feline charm …and can’t resist the sight of a red carpet!
Eslick says she sees herself as the ‘conductor of the orchestra’, pulling the various threads of the event together and ensuring that everybody is in harmony with each other to create the perfect symphony.
The journey to the wedding day at The Oyster Box begins long before the big day itself, with many a first date and proposal having taken place at one of the country’s most  sought-after venues. Equally popular for engagement and Kitchen Tea parties, as well as many other pre- and post-wedding celebrations, The Oyster Box offers a range of five locations, each with its own distinctive decorative style and the ability to cater for individual preferences and requirements. 
The Pearl Room, with its mirrored walls and exquisite hand-blown crystal Venetian chandeliers has an air of luxury and opulence and can accommodate 120 people.  The Shell Room, Durban July, Union Castle and Colony Rooms are perfect for smaller and more intimate gatherings. 
The draped Victorian gazebo, bejewelled with fresh flowers in the lush, tropical garden courtyard, can be hired at an additional cost for private ceremonies.  Throughout the hotel picture-perfect settings create idyllic backdrops for capturing each and every moment of that perfect wedding day.
Marking the perfect end… to the perfect day, bask in the luxury of a host of special extras on your wedding night. A complimentary bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, monogrammed gowns, a rose petal turn-down, breakfast in bed and a complimentary selection of DVD’s in your room.  
The pampering and luxury continues in privacy for the wedding couple or with friends and guests before and after the ‘Big Day’, in The Spa at The Oyster Box.  With six treatment rooms, a Hydrotherapy Bath, beauty treatments for men and women, an authentic Oriental Hamamm, state-of-the-art private gym and a plunge pool with garden views, the Spa is the perfect spot for everything from the Kitchen Tea party to honeymoon pampering.
The Oyster Box – is one of Africa’s most distinguished hotels.  With an abundance of elegance and charm, it stands majestically on Umhlanga’s prestigious beachfront, with lush landscaped gardens and direct beach access. The hotel is conveniently situated in relation to the KZN Midlands and the Drakensberg Mountains, as well as world-renowned game parks and historic battlefields. The hotel boasts 86 luxurious rooms and suites and a magnificent Presidential Suite, each individually created to blend colonial charm with modern convenience.  Renowned for its generous hospitality, attentive service and exceptional cuisine, The Oyster Box offers a variety of superb restaurants and cocktail bars for fine dining or more casual occasions. 


Contact Person: Ginny Eslick
Email: [email protected]
Contact Number: +27 (0)31 514 5000
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