If you dream of a fairy-tale destination wedding away from the hustle-bustle, Wits End’s wedding venue is the ideal setting for you. Wits End Resort is situated in one of the most beautiful areas of South Africa in the heart of the Champagne Valley in the Central Drakensberg. Our reception venue is reminiscent of a spacious stone farmhouse, with soaring ceilings, exposed beams and a grand stone fireplace. French doors open out onto a wide veranda overlooking a tranquil lake and acres of unspoiled rolling mountain grasslands not to mention the breath-taking mountain views that are on display throughout the property. The chapel, with its handcrafted doors made of local pin oak framed by reclaimed stained glass windows, has a large feature window behind the altar which overlooks our lake and the rolling hills beyond. The resort also boasts nine comfortable self-catering chalets. Wits End’s dedicated staff will ensure that every detail of your special day is exactly as you imagined it…
Wits End is fast becoming the wedding venue of choice in the Central Drakensberg. This is because our wedding package includes practically all the basics that you could require for your wedding as well as a wedding co-ordination team to put it all together. All you will need to arrange are the personalised touches.
Our purpose-built reception venue and adjacent chapel can each seat up to 150 guests. Furthermore, there is accommodation for 60 people in 9 fully equipped chalets. The wide stone pillared veranda off the reception venue is a popular spot for post ceremony drinks and snacks. The stone fireplace means that a cosy winter wedding is also a lovely possibility.
The LAPA at the rock pool area offers an ideal venue for a pre-wedding gathering. There is a large built-in braai, a wood-fired pizza oven as well as an attached service kitchen for your exclusive use and convenience.
As you will no doubt now have realised there is an abundance of excellent photo opportunities in this exquisite part of the world, both at Wits End, and in the surrounding areas, which means that as an added bonus there is no need to waste time travelling for your photos.
Enjoy the distinction of a destination wedding without the hassle of bringing it all together yourself. At Wits End our friendly and accommodating staff will assist you with every detail of your unique and perfect day. Our wedding package includes: the venue for up to 150 guests, standard tables and chairs with white tablecloths and white chair covers, crockery and cutlery, wine and champagne glasses, venue draping, background music, a PA system, self-service bar with barman, set-up of the venue before the wedding and cleaning the venue afterwards plus 2 nights’ accommodation for up to 60 guests. In fact, all that you need to do is add your personalised touches which we will be more than happy to help you source and arrange locally. (Items not included: extra draping, non-standard tables and chairs, table overlays, chair tie backs, table decorations and flowers, under plates, Dj, photographer, videographer etc.)
The use of the chapel, including set-up, is an extra R 2,000.00. Subject to the weather, you could also make the most of the spectacular natural setting and choose to exchange your vows at one of the many outdoor sites on the property. Location and set-up for an outdoor ceremony will need to be discussed on an individual basis with our wedding planning team.
With regards to the catering, we have our own specialized wedding chefs who will create a menu to meet your specific requirement. You can either choose whatever options suit you from our list of suggestions or design your own menu. We also allow you to use your own professional caterer subject to our approval.
We provide a list of other vendors, including personalized decor, flowers, photographers, hairdresser, DJ, wedding cake etc.
Hire of the venue with all standard items – R 12,500.00
Chapel hire – R 2,000.00 (includes seating with chair covers for up to 150 guests)
Outdoor wedding- Setup costs depend on location and individual requirements.
The accommodation must be taken in conjunction with the wedding. Contact our office to discuss costs. The maximum on-site accommodation available is for 61 people in 9 chalets of various sizes.
The catering- Please contact us to discuss your needs and we will direct you to our designated caterers to get a quote.