A beautiful venue for your perfect day

Wedding venue just 1.5 hrs from Johannesburg, in the Eastern Free State

The Venue

Emanzini Resort offers so much versatility for your wedding, that you can truly have the wedding of your dreams – only limited by your imagination!

Beach Wedding
On a secluded part of the dam, is a small beach 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.

Tented Wedding
Marquees and stretch tented weddings are very popular at Emanzini on the waterfront.The area is large enough for a marquee of 500 guests.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 200 guests.The hall is perfect for full drapes with no high ceilings. The hall looks out onto the water and the Ceremonial Dome. The hall looks out onto a wooden deck with dome for ceremonies, with exquisite views of the mountain and dam. Our brides often choose to have the beach ceremony and guests walk up to the hall (20m) for the reception.

Catering Facility
We have a 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.

Wedding Photos
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). 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:

We have a Boat that collects the Brides and bridal party for a drive past the wedding venue area. Own music can be requested.Bridal party will be disembark at the ceremony.

Very Unique Weddings

Traditional African Wedding
Our exclusive kraal venue is perfect for those wanting to capture the spirit of an African traditional wedding, this could be something you will never forget.

The Wedding Team at Emanzini Resort
Marlene 082 329 2225
Or email emanzinicountryresort@mweb.co.za