If you dream of a fairy-tale destination wedding away from the hustle & bustle our Wits End wedding venue and adjacent chapel is the ideal setting. We are fast becoming the wedding venue of choice in the Central Drakensberg as we not only offer the functions centre, chapel and accommodation all on one site but also offer many of the add-ons as part of the package. In fact, for your dream wedding, all you need to add is your personalized items and you and your guests. Situated in one of the most beautiful areas of South Africa in the heart of the Champagne Valley, Central Drakensberg with breathtaking mountain views, our purpose built reception venue & on-site chapel each can seat up to 150 guests with on-site accommodation for 60 in 9 fully equipped chalets. The venue is reminiscent of a spacious stone farmhouse, with soaring ceilings and exposed beams, flowing onto a wide veranda overlooking a tranquil lake and acres of unspoiled rolling mountain grasslands. A grand stone fireplace means that a cozy ” winter wonderland” wedding is also a lovely possibility. The chapel with handcrafted doors , and framed by 2 reclaimed stained glass windows, has a large picture window overlooking our lake and the hills beyond.
The “lapha” 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 realized 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.
The venue and adjacent chapel both seat 150 guests and we have on site accommodation for 61 people. Our venue and chapel package includes all the basics for your wedding,full draping & fairy lights, tables and chairs with table cloths and chair covers, crockery & cutlery, PA system ; you just need to add your personal touches and your guests.
With regards to the catering, we provide a list of our approved specialized wedding caterers, who will create a menu to meet your specific requirements,or 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.
Venue hire with all standard items – R 18,500.00
Chapel hire or outdoor wedding set up – R 2,500.00. This includes seating with chair covers for up to 150 guests or if you choose an outdoor ceremony covered straw bales. The chapel will be a backup if the weather turns bad.
We have on site accommodation for 61 people in 9 comfortably appointed chalets ranging from 4 & 6 sleeper chalet suites (chalet with 2 & 3 bedrooms en suite), 6 sleeper family chalets ( 3 bedrooms 1 bathroom) and 8 sleeper group chalets ( 4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms).
We offer the chalet accommodation for your exclusive use. Please contact Estelle at Wits End to discuss the options ( 036 4681133). We do offer preferred rates if the whole resort is booked for the wedding, and exclusive use of the resort and facilities for the week end. If you wish to party till late then time and noise restrictions will apply.