He finally proposed and you said yes – congratulations! Now that you have a gorgeous ring on your finger, what’s the bet you’re eager to get into planning your special day but have no clue where to start? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Amongst all the plans that you need to get started on (from the photographer and videographer to the wedding dress and save-the-dates), the venue is the most important, so get started here by taking a look at our list of Pretoria wedding venues.

Woodlands Game Lodge & Conference Centre

How does hosting a wedding out in the bushveld sound? If you can’t think of a better setting other than on a game reserve for your special day, then make your way to the Woodlands Game Lodge on the Bobbejaansberg Nature Reserve. Surrounded by pristine bushveld, plenty of wildlife and the majestic Bobbejaansberg, this is just the backdrop if you’re a nature lover. And no matter what the season, the venue is designed to keep you and your guests cool in summer and warm in winter with a large fireplace.

Details: 34 Boekenhoutskloof 284 JR, KwaMlanga Road (R573) / +27 (012) 808 2146 / [email protected] /

Riverside Castle

Every woman wants her wedding day to be a fairytale come true. So, if it’s the fairytale wedding you want, then why not have your wedding at a stunning castle? The Riverside Castle is the epitome of romance and African tranquillity, located right where the Highveld becomes Bushveld in Zwavelpoort. The castle boasts stunning architecture and lavish gardens, offering the perfect setting for you to marry your Prince Charming as well as a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos. There are various venues for you to choose from, including the Chapel, the Conference Room and Main Reception Hall, the Bush Boma or set up in their stunning gardens.

Details: Plot 204, Portion 433, Graham Road, Zwavelpoort, Pretoria / +27 71 602 6285 or +27 (012) 809 2676 / [email protected] /

Rosemary Hill

Get away from the bustling city and say your ‘I dos’ out in the country at Rosemary Hill, which is situated on beautiful farmland just 10 minutes away from Pretoria East. Country weddings at Rosemary Hill are truly one-of-a-kind, so why not pay them a visit to suss out the venue and discuss what you had in mind for your big day. The wedding coordinators at the venue are able to customise your wedding ensuring that it’s exactly what you and your soon-to-be spouse envisioned for your wedding day while also making the planning process a memorable experience. For summer weddings, imagine your ceremony being held in the Pavilion located in the centre of their beautiful maze. And during the cooler months, how about a unique ceremony conducted in the Green House?

Details: 257 Mooiplaats, N4 East Exit 18, Pretoria / +27 (012) 802 0052 or +27 83 235 6857 / [email protected] /

Chez Charlene Wedding Venue

Complete with exquisite architecture, picturesque gardens and lavish fields where horses graze and trot, Chez Charlene Wedding & Conference Venue is a 5-star destination which ensures that perfection is the only option when it comes to your dream wedding. Their Banquet venue provides room for functions as big as 400 guests, while the Boutique venue is more suited for small, intimate gatherings of up to 100 guests. Each setting has its own 5-star chapel, convenient guest houses with private bridal suites as well as gorgeous gardens ideal for a little bit of relaxation before you walk down the aisle.

Details: +27 12 802 0791 / [email protected] /

Zambezi Point

No matter what theme you have in mind or what setting you’re looking for to host your nuptial ceremony, Zambezi Point will have just the venue to tie your vision together. From the Stone and Bush Chapels to their Garden Gazebo, African Boma and air-conditioned hall, there’s plenty of places for you to choose from. Their lovely garden and antique studio are the ideal backdrops for your wedding photos, and as for their catering – they offer a wide variety of menus to choose from to suit any taste and budget.   Details: Plot 121 Derdepoort, R513 Cullinan Road, Sefako Makgatho drive ext. East Pretoria / +27 (012) 808 3340 / [email protected] /

Diep In Die Berg

With a wide range of wedding packages and suppliers, nothing could be easier than planning your wedding at Diep In Die Berg, nestled on the slopes of Wapadrand. The venue offers couples luxurious function and wedding facilities, complemented by breathtaking gardens that blend into the unspoilt indigenous bush surrounding the venue. This location has two wedding venues, a chapel and also offers catering for 70 – 230 guests, all tailored to your specifications. There’s a variety of catering options available, from finger foods to a lavish banquet to suit all tastes.

Details: 929 Disselboom Street, Wapadrand, Pretoria / +27 (012) 807 4630 / [email protected] /

Duck & Dine

In search of a Pretoria wedding venue that’s unique and romantic? The Duck & Dine is an absolute gem, offering an unbelievable bohemian city hideaway that’s not only stunning but also won’t bust your budget. They boast three wedding venues, stone and garden chapels, beautiful artistic function settings, a romantic bridal suite and guestrooms, lovely gardens perfect for photos, sample safe parking, and much more. They also host a variety of other functions, such as birthday parties, year end functions, kitchen tea’s, 21st celebrations, farewells, and kiddies parties.

Details: +27 82 895 0561/ [email protected] /