If you’re looking for the serenity of the countryside with the convenience of the city location, then take a peek just outside the city limits to find the perfect location for the nuptials. Here are some of the best wedding venues close to Joburg.
6 Wedding Venues near Johannesburg
- Sorex Estate
Based on a 6Ha estate in Centurion(just outside Johannesburg) within idyllic surroundings, this gorgeous regal estate promises phenomenal service and personal attention to detail. The ceremony can be held in the beautiful Rex Church with Kings Hall seating up to 400 guests, while Queens Hall and the Stone Theatre/Log Room provide a really magical setting for the special day. Here you can enjoy panoramic views of the Hennops River on one side with neatly manicured lawns on the other side. Sorex Estate is as close to a fairytale castle that you can get.
Capacity: This venue close to Johannesburg caters from 120 up to 400 guests.
Accommodation: There are no rooms available for accommodation – but a number of accomadation options close by.
- Twenty Three on Riverside
This venue is set within the Oori Nature Reserve on the banks of the Crocodile River with picturesque views of the Magaliesburg Mountains – all only 15 minutes from Lanseria Airport. This gorgeous site is based in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, with exclusivity and privacy to make this an intimate wedding experience. The ceremony can take place in the beautiful garden chapel on rolling lawns alongside the riverbank. For the reception, consider a simple garden wedding with picnic blankets or make use of the stunning banqueting hall accommodating 120 guests.
Capacity: This wedding venue close to Johannesburg offer facilities for up to 120 guests and can arrange marquee hire for larger weddings.
Accommodation: There are both B&B Accommodation as well as Self Catering Accommodation available onsite for wedding guests and the bridal party.
- The Nutcracker Country Estate
If you’re looking for the perfect country wedding venue then The Nutcracker Country Wedding Venue is the ideal location. This is an exquisite tranquil weekend wedding venue situated on the banks of the Vaal River, 90 minutes from Johannesburg. Offering all that is needed for the perfect wedding, The Nutcracker is for the exclusive use of the bride and groom and their guests for the entire weekend.
Capacity: This wedding venue facilitates up to 150 guests. The wedding ceremony can either be held in an exquisite chapel or on the lush lawns of the venue.
Accommodation: The Farm Homestead comfortably accommodates 10 people and is suitable for the bridal party and/or immediate family. Then 10 Double En-Suite Bedrooms adjacent to the restaurant area for further guests (sleeping 20 in total)
- Diamond 4
This weddign venue is very close to Johanesburg (37km from Joburg and 27km from Lanseria Airport) boasts 21Ha of expansive landscape with a wedding hall that can accommodate anything from 80 to 600 guests. There are both indoor and outdoor chapel areas and the venue is exclusive-use for the bridal party. Diamond 4 offers a range of wedding services including catering, décor, flower arranging, award-winning cake decoration and incredible lighting. Beautiful gardens, relaxing ambience and a stunning setting make for the perfect wedding space.
Capacity: This wedding venue just 37km from Johannesburg can can accommodate up to 600 guests.
Accommodation: There is a number of offsite accommodation options very close to the venue.
- Oakfield Farm
Peace and tranquillity abound at this country venue which is renowned for seamless event co-ordination. It has an easy-going vibe complemented by exquisite grounds, wholesome cuisine and excellent service. Opt for an outdoor ceremony in the landscaped gardens or a more traditional option in the chapels. A dedicated wedding co-ordinator is available to make every wedding dream a reality. There is farm-style accommodation, complete with crisp linen, fluffy towels and tasteful décor, providing a home-away-from-home experience. There is a guesthouse suited to the bridal party as well as three fully-serviced luxury bridal suites. With 22 years industry experience, the Oakfield Farm team knows what you want before you do!
Capacity: The Summerhouse is perfect for 80 to 120 guests and the larger Homestead is perfect for up to 350 guests.
Venue Hire Cost: Oakfield Farm offers a variety of packages depending on season and day of the week. They also offer a sliding scale, so the more guests you invite, the cheaper the per head cost becomes. For example for 120 guests you will be paying R570 per person for a Saturday in December and for 350 guests you will be paying R500 per person for the same date.
Accommodation: There is a guesthouse and three bridal suites onsite. Your wedding guests therefore may need to overnight at alternative accommodation.
- Idlewild Country Estate
The beautifully landscaped lawns and panoramic views are suited to an outdoor wedding for more than 250 guests. Overlooking Rietvleidam Nature Reserve, Idlewild Nature Reserve is a majestic, newly-built site that has quickly gained a reputation as a fantastic wedding venue close to Johannesburg. It is only a 20-inute drive from OR Tambo International Airport, making it perfect for long-distance friends and family to attend. The venue also boasts a ‘green’ status, with most of the building materials recycled from the farm or natural products, and specialised insulation techniques to reduce the need for artificial coolers.
Capacity: Available to host up to 250 guests per wedding.
Accommodation: There are no rooms at the venue, but plenty off site accommodation options for your wedding guests.
For ideas for even further afield, have a read through 10 Unique Wedding Venues for more inspiration.