A beautiful venue for your perfect day
Wedding venue just 1.5 hrs from Johannesburg, in the Eastern Free State
Emanzini Resort offers so much versatility for your wedding, that you can truly have the wedding of your dreams – only limited by your imagination!
On a secluded part of the dam, is a small beach with soft beach sand on the waters edge, with a perfectly mowed section of grassed land behind it for guests to sit. Here we have had many tented weddings, with guests setting up their marquee right on the lawn at the waters edge. You couldn’t get more intimate and romantic than this! Think string lights, fairly lights and flowers on a balmy summers evening against the backdrop of the dam and mountain.
Marquees and Tented Weddings are very popular at Emanzini. We have two different areas to set up: At the beach or at the pool. The pool is a half-size Olympic pool where you can have floating candles and objects to create ambience. The pool also has a thatched lapa set up for bands and live music. There is also an outdoor bar at the pool which works well as your cash bar. You can set up your marquee right in the middle, seating up to 500 people. All of this can be made as beautiful and romantic as you want it to be. Our wedding team can advise, design and plan out all of your ideas for the big day.
Our hall is situated on the waters edge, and can seat up to 160 people. The hall is perfect to be fully draped as it does not have unusually high ceilings or beams. The hall looks out onto a wooden deck and chapel, with exquisite views of the mountain and dam. Our brides often choose to have the beach ceremony and guests walk up to the hall (50m) for the reception.
We have a commercial kitchen available for your own caterers. The kitchen is linked up with the hall so plating can be done easily and efficiently. There is also a separate area linking to the hall, should you like a buffet setup. Brides prefer to use their catering company of choice, and we will offer as much help as is needed in support of your caterers. We can also put you in touch with caterers who have worked with previous weddings.
The resort has so many places and locations for your photo shoot. Sandstone rocks and wild flowers, rolling fields, the waters edge, under the pine trees, or under the willows. The sunsets in this part of the country are breathtaking.
Guest Waiting Areas
After the ceremony, many guests would like to relax, and have a few snacks and drinks before the Bride and Groom arrive at the Reception. We have 3 different options for you, depending on the size of the wedding party and depending on the weather. We have a bar with patio on the waterfront. This can be decorated to suite the wedding theme and will be exclusive to the wedding party. We have an entrance area in front of the hall which is suited for unpleasant weather conditions and for those requiring a more intimate space (i.e. smaller weddings). The lapa at the pool can be used as a waiting area as it has seated areas and is under cover.
The resort has 12 chalets and in total, accommodation for 60 people. We have other accommodation options available in town through our B&B network (5 min drive) for as many as 300 people. These establishments range from 3-star to 5-star. Our full support is offered in assisting with these arrangements.
Other Wedding Planning Services
Not only do we work tirelessly to help you achieve the wedding of your dreams, but we also offer the following services with some of the best providers, at discounted rates (as much as 40% off):
Wedding Stationery, Invitations, Save the Dates, Table Menus, Seating List, Gifts, Flowers, Decor, Music, Catering, Entertainment, Photography, Hair & Makeup, Wedding Cars, Horsecarts, Boat.
Very Unique Weddings
We have created weddings to truly match the personality and style of the bridal couple. We have set up a Bohemian wedding nestled under pine trees, with fairy lights, lanterns and candles for an intimate wedding party of 20 people.
Wedding on a barge platform for small wedding groups. Wedding cruises and entrance by boat is all possible!
Traditional African Wedding
Our exclusive kraal venue is perfect for those wanting to capture the spirit of an African traditional wedding. Complete with Traditional Dancers and Musicians, this could be something you will never forget.
Tropical Hawaii Wedding
We have recreated a beach complete with tropical palms, flowers, beach sand and lanterns, for a Hawaii-themed wedding. Our pool can be transformed into an exotic waterway with marquee tent and bamboo hedging as a backdrop.
Please contact us for a formal quote or to discuss your ideas! Emanzini is situated just 1.5 hours from Johannesburg. We invite you to book a tour with us! We will be happy to make your wedding dreams come true!
The Wedding Team at Emanzini Resort
Dominique 074 246 2972
Marlene 082 329 2225
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