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 fulfil 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.
Situated in an idyllic spot in Nottingham Rd KZN Midlands, Orchards Venue offer a prime, all weather location to host your wedding.
Orchards Venue ensures that you will have a stress free wedding by providing a dedicated wedding facilitator to assist you in arranging your special day.
Belinda and her team are committed to providing Brides and Grooms with a carefree, personalised and unique wedding experience.
We are passionate about our venue and each wedding couple we work with. Orchards Venue has also established great relationships with some of the best service providers in the industry.
Orchards provide exclusive use of our venue, use of the Bridal Home and we extend a grace period in the week leading up to your special day, allowing you ample time to set up and prepare.
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.
Rustic Luxury- An “Al-Fresco” Experience
Set amongst the rolling hills of the midlands, Orchards farm is the perfect backdrop for a laid back yet luxurious outdoor celebration.
Situated just below the chapel, our scenic outdoor meadow has seating for up to 160 guests on beautifully restored sun bleached benches. Complimenting the rustic feel with understated elegance, whimsical ceremonial blue mist doors are placed in the centre of hewn sentinals from the local forest. A classically styled wrought iron gazebo framed by the natural beauty of the surrounding trees and river inspire a romantically demure yet chic “Al Fresco” ceremony.
The meadow has year-round appeal and beauty, making it an ideal choice for any season.
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, frameless stack glass doors, wood fireplace, soft provencal landscaping and original brick feeding troughs 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 Home
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.
Please see “Accommodation” tab for the details and layout of the home.