If location is what you are looking for, you will not find anywhere more breath taking! The wedding venue is set on the waters edge, with picturesque views in all directions. Nestled on a farm in the KwaZulu Natal midlands, we are surrounded by everything that is naturally beautiful. We have various sites for your wedding ceremony, the hayfield on the dam, the forest on the waters edge, the wooden deck or in our farm chapel… the choice is yours. Our country venue can accommodate up to 180 guests and our overnight accommodation sleeps 60 guests. Your wedding day should be a reflection of the bride and groom… as no two couples are the same, neither should your wedding be. And that’s what we’re here for… to help create your perfect day: to make it different, memorable, and unique. Your day will be tailored to suit all your wishes, so the wedding package is merely a guide. Please contact us to discuss the various options, and to determine a budget. accommodate up to 300 guests. Accommodation: We have overnight accommodation for the newlyweds in our Haycroft Honeymoon Suite, as well as The Gymkhana Clubhouse which sleeps up to 6, and Haycroft Cottage which sleeps 4.
The enchanting array of backdrops make Orchardleigh the perfect spot throughout the seasons, with stunning gardens for basking in the Summer sunshine and cosy open fires in Winter.
Within the grounds of the Orchardleigh Estate sit two magnificent Churches, for which you don’t need to be from the local Parish to marry, and Orchardleigh House is fully licenced to hold Civil Ceremonies for up to 144 guests. St Mary’s Church is perfectly situated on it’s own little Island and, due to its secluded spot, there is no electricity supply to the Church, so Wedding ceremonies are lit purely by candlelight – sounds rather magical doesn’t it…? St Mary’s is also the only Island Church in the World that has its very own helipad!
There is plenty of accommodation on the Estate, for up to 172 guests, with 44 opulent rooms in the main House and a variety of splendid Estate Lodges and Cottages. The cottages are also available to hire the evening before weddings, which is a super way of extending the celebrations.