Fordoun Village

The new Fordoun Farm Village is built with the purpose of tapping into the Agri Tourism, leisure and wedding market, and at the same time growing our conferencing market. With panoramic views of the Drakensberg Mountains, in a tranquil country setting, the feeling of relaxation and romance is almost tangible. 8 luxurious self-catering chalets provide ample accommodation for 32 guests. The new Multi Functional Venue is a state of the art facility, combining a breathtaking wow affect while at the same time offering practicality and convenience to the guest.

Although the Farm Village is separate to the original Hotel, Restaurant and Spa, there is a lot of synergy between the two establishments. Adults staying at the Farm Village will have access to the facilities up at the Hotel and this will work both ways. The Farm Village will be family orientated with activities for children being a continuous focus for us!

Please note the self-catering chalets are not graded as per the hotel.

Situated on one of the oldest farms in the Natal Midlands. The Fordoun Spa, Boutique Hotel and Restaurant have been established by the Bates Family out of the Old Dairy and Farmyard Buildings with the newest Fordoun Farm Village forming the perfect foundation for a Midlands Meander wedding venue. Some of the Buildings are in stone dating back to the late 1860’s in which the Byrne Settler William Taylor lived and farmed. As most of the original settlers came from Perthshire, the names of many farms in the area are Scottish. Fordoun is named after a loch in Scotland.

With panoramic views of the Drakensberg, in a tranquil country setting the feeling of romance is almost tangible.  Easily accessible from both Durban and Gauteng, Fordoun Farm Village has all the makings of one of the most spectacular wedding venues; boasting superb facilities, accommodation and activities to ensure an unforgettable, stress free wedding experience.

Our stunning new venue and chapel are ideal for an elegant stylish country wedding accommodating up to 200 guests.  The newly renovated barn situated at the Fordoun Farm Village with breath-taking views of the majestic Drakensburg Mountains, is equipped with a kitchen, reception, a serving area, lounge, two bars, a dance area, stage fireplace and toilets making it a stunning Midlands Meander wedding venue.

The venue hire fee includes the following: The venue hire fee does not include the following:
–          Tables
–          Chairs
–          Cutlery
–          Crockery
–          Glassware
–          Table setting
–          Preparation of hall according to your choice
–          Co-ordinator on your wedding day
–          Waiters
–          Ice
–          Barmen and
–          The bridal suite for one night.
–          Catering
–          Décor
–          Flowers
–          Alcohol
–          DJ and photographers
–          Guest accommodation (there is space for 44 guests in the Hotel and 32 guests in the Self-Catering Chalets).


With the hotel being able to offer superb cuisine, magnificent garden and interior settings for wedding photographs, a comprehensive menu of spa offerings and facilities, and exclusive accommodation in individually appointed rooms and self-catering chalets, we are able to ensure that your magical event runs like clockwork.

We are also the ideal venue for bridal showers and honeymooners.

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