ORCHARDS WEDDING VENUE
|ORCHARDS WEDDING VENUE
|Contact Person:||Jen Pretorius|
083 571 4648
|Address:||Lidgetton West, Midlands, KwaZulu-Natal
GPS Coordinates: 29.405964 S, 30.085658 E
WELCOME TO ORCHARDS WEDDING VENUE
Orchards is an elegant and romantic wedding venue situated in the rolling hills of the Caversham Valley in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.
The wedding chapel, nestled in the Orchard, affords stunning views of the lush, green fields, scattered with hay bales, setting the scene for a truly romantic country wedding with a difference. The thatched, country-chic ambience permeates throughout the Guest Lodge, converted stables and wedding venue, all of which spills down to the bubbling stream gently meandering through the property.
Terry and Tessa Bouwer ( who managed Umngazi River Bungalows for many years ) found this countryside gem and have lovingly crafted a flexible, family-run venue whilst maintaining the beauty and intimacy of this setting. Orchards is in a unique position to offer and facilitate a wonderful array of customised wedding plans and requests to make your day as memorable and blessed as you ever could wish.
At Orchards you can tailor-make the wedding of your dreams. With our diverse team and picturesque venue, set in beautiful surrounds, you can let your imagination run wild and we will fulfill your every desire. Be it a formal, casual, or BoHo wedding theme, Orchards has the setting and scenery to encapsulate your vision.
A photographer’s dream, the creative juices will flow at Orchards. Gnarled old fruit trees, a babbling brook, textured walls, stone stairs, beautiful gardens and rolling hills are just some of the features that enhance Orchard’s photogenic beauty. The natural lighting and contrasting colours of the area will blanket those special wedding memories with an enchanting aura.
OUR WEDDING PACKAGE CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING:
Our beautiful stone and wood chapel nestles in the Orchards and affords stunning views over the neighbouring fields. The large wooden windows, set into the hand-laid stone work, frame the rolling hills all adding to the romance and vistas, creating the perfect backdrop against which to savour that first married kiss.
The chapel seats 140 people on pews, with extra seating available and standing room at the rear, provides ample space for your family and friends to witness your vows.
A rustic, converted stable, full of olde world charm, is perfect for those post-wedding refreshments. Silver buckets of ice and chilled champagne will help to still those wedding butterflies and ease you and your guests into the festivities of the night. It’s a warm and intimate space for your guests to mingle in whilst your wedding photos are crafted on the Orchards’ grounds.
Exposed beams, wooden shutters, soft Provencal landscaping and wrought iron furniture all create the perfect ambiance in which to spend a couple of hours before the main celebrations and speeches start.
The paved deck area, leads onto a beautiful swimming pool with bull-nose coping and perennial water features. This all sets the scene for breath-taking views through the stack glass doors.
Decorated in subdued shades of grey with screed floors, an enormous stone clad fireplace, and white Tiffany chairs, the “barn like” venue adapts itself to any bride’s tastes.
Orchards venue is fitted with the following features:
- Fully stocked Bar
- Fitted Kitchen
- Male, Female and Disabled bathrooms
- All crockery and cutlery needed for 200 guests
- A room specifically allocated to the bride and her ladies
- Plenty of extra storage space
Bridal Party House
The double-story thatched home is ideally located just a short stroll from the chapel and wedding venue.
The bridal home is provided to the bridal party for the Friday and Saturday nights and allows for very flexible departure times on the Sunday. There will be no rushing the newly-weds on their first married morning as we allow you plenty of time to savour each other’s love and laugh out loud at those memories of the First Dance, the Best Man’s speech and that lucky cousin who (finally) caught the bouquet.
- 5 en suite bedrooms (including the Honeymoon Suite )
- 1 extra double bedroom
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Self-catering pub area
- Lounge (with enormous stone fireplace)
- Dining room (with fireplace)
- Outdoor area with braai overlooking the River.
ACCOMMODATION CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING:
Main House: Ground Floor
- Bed 1: Double room : 2x Single Beds
- Bath 1: En suite with Bath, Basin and Shower
Main House: First Floor
- Bed 2: Honeymoon Suite: King Size Bed
- Bath 2: En suite with Bath , Double Basins and Double Shower
- Bed 3: Double Room: 2 x Single Beds or King, plus 1 x single/ child’s bed
- Bath 3: En suite with Bath , Basin and Shower
- Bed 4: 2 x Single beds
Cottage: Ground Floor
- Bed 5: 1 x Queen sized bed, 1 x Double bed
- Bath 5: En suite with Basin and Shower
Cottage: First Floor
- Bed 6: King size or 2 x single beds
- Bath 6: En suite with Basin and Bath