Extensive menu, accommodation and location options from our scenic wedding venue near Pretoria

At Idle Winds, our aim is to provide brides and grooms as well as their guests with a complete wedding experience. Our wedding venue offers you a wide selection of choices, from food to function and ceremony locations, in order to deliver an event that is tailored to your specifications and reflects who you are as a couple. Set in the countryside just 14kms from Fourways, you and your guests will be immersed in natural beauty. Featuring striking indigenous landscapes and manicured evergreen gardens, we offer bridal couples a truly unique backdrop to this momentous occasion. Couples can choose to have their ceremony in our charming chapel or create their own ceremony setting in the garden itself. We also offer a wide range of function venues for your reception, from a stunning chandelier-lit ballroom that seats up to 250 people to more intimate spaces that are ideal for smaller groups. In addition, we offer you and your guests the use of our comfortable and relaxing onsite-accommodation. This consists of 58 well-appointed double and twin-sized rooms and you also have the option to include a wedding breakfast in your package. Tailored menu options for your special day We know just how important it is that all the needs of you and your guests are accommodated for your event, which is why we offer customised menu options for all of our bridal couples. Our chefs and wait staff are happy to accommodate dietary specifications and develop menus that are the perfect accompaniment to your event. For more information about our venue, accommodation, menus or wedding packages, please do not hesitate to contact us today. Back to wedding venue near...

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How to incorporate romantic symbolism into your exclusive wedding venue

If you’re searching for the perfect exclusive wedding venue, come to Idle Winds and discover why the charming surroundings, magnificent environment and overall beauty of the location make it the ideal place to host your special day. Choosing a wedding venue is a big decision – everything about the location must be perfect and you need to feel as if it’s the right place to begin the rest of your life with your spouse. We know you’ll fall in love with Idle Winds and we’re proud to host many weddings here every year. We aren’t only a wedding venue; we also have experienced wedding co-ordinators who will work with you to ensure your special day is truly unforgettable while meeting your every specification. There are many ways to incorporate romantic symbolism into your wedding venue, including: Using roses for your flower arrangements, the bridesmaids’ bouquets and the bride’s bouquet. For centuries, roses have been considered a symbol of faithful and eternal love, as well as beauty. Roses come in a variety of colours so you can pick and choose according to what matches the colour scheme. Doves. You may have seen a couple release doves right after they are married; this is done because doves mate for life and are considered a symbol of eternal love. Whether you want to release a pair of live doves or use a dove symbol throughout your wedding venue, there are plenty of opportunities to get creative with this theme. Idle Winds is set in almost nine hectares of beautiful gardens and has multiple venues with friendly staff that ensure that everything is to your liking. With 58 en suite rooms and a Junior and Senior/Honeymoon suite, it’s the perfect place to host your wedding. To learn more about this exclusive wedding venue or for more information, please contact us...

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Here’s what you need from your wedding accommodation

Here’s what you need from your wedding accommodation   It’s quite rare for wedding guests (not to mention the bridal couple) to drive back home from the wedding venue after the ceremony and celebrations. Most venues offer overnight accommodation so that guests can stay for a night or two. With all the drinking and driving laws, it’s a good idea to encourage guests to book a room for the night (another benefit is that you can arrange a brunch for your guests for the following morning before everyone goes their separate ways and you head off to your honeymoon!). When you book your wedding accommodation, there are a few things you can expect from the hotel, guesthouse or lodge: Special effort for the bridal suite The bridal suite is where you and your man will spend your first night as husband and wife – it needs to be perfect! You can expect a spacious room with enough cupboard space for all your things. Many wedding venues will go the extra mile and get the room ready while you’re busy having the night of your life. A few things that can often be expected in the bridal suite include roses, champagne, chocolates, fluffy robes and a congratulations note from the venue. If you want to make sure these items are included in the room, however, it’s in your best interest to call and ask beforehand (or get one of your bridesmaids to call and ask for you). Accommodation for your guests You need to make sure your wedding venue has enough accommodation for wedding guests who will be staying for a night or two. The accommodation should include beds, bathroom facilities, towels and linen as well as a heating and cooling system (if you’re getting married during a particularly hot or cool time of year). Want to book a wedding venue in Gauteng that offers superb accommodation? Then check out Idle Winds...

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The benefits of choosing a countryside wedding venue in Gauteng this winter

The benefits of choosing a countryside wedding venue in Gauteng this winter Gone are the days when the most popular wedding venues in Gauteng were the ones in the middle of the bustling city. Today, more and more brides are booking their wedding days at country venues. Here’s why: Perfect wedding pictures Wedding photos in front of a nice chapel or at a nice park are good, but wedding pictures in a beautiful  and enchanting country-set garden are even better. When you book your big day at a wedding venue in the country, you will have a picturesque backdrop that will give you timeless wedding photos. Great getaway weekends Your wedding day goes by so quickly, often leaving you feeling like you should’ve spent more time with your cousins, varsity friends and family members from out-of-town. When you book a wedding venue in the countryside of Gauteng, you can encourage your guests to make a ‘weekend getaway’ out of the event. That way, you can spend time with them before all the formalities and wedding celebrations. Proximity to the city If you book a wedding venue near Gauteng – in Hartbeespoort or Muldersdrift, for instance – your guests can still drive back after the wedding. Many of these venues are a mere 45 minutes’ drive from Pretoria and Johannesburg, making it ideal for people who need to get back home the same night or the next morning. Just be sure to book a venue that offers enough accommodation, should your guests decide to stay the night. Looking for the perfect country wedding venue in Gauteng? Then visit Idle...

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Have a pre-wedding dinner at a country venue in Johannesburg

Have a pre-wedding dinner at a country venue in Johannesburg If you’ve already booked your date at a wedding venue in Johannesburg, bought the dress and picked out your wedding bouquet, it’s time to make sure all the other minor details are taken care of. Here are a few reasons why you should book a pre-wedding dinner before your wedding: Make sure everyone is on the same page As the bride, you know exactly what your wedding venue looks like and what you’ve got in mind for your big day. Your closest friends and family (in other words, the bridal party), may not be on the same page as you. Arranging a pre-wedding dinner is a great way to go through the final arrangements, show people the floor plan, point out where you want specific items or decorations and ensure that everyone knows the restaurant and venue staff. Get everyone comfortable Due to busy lifestyles and friends and family who live far away, it could happen that some of your closest pals and family members don’t know your bridesmaids (or even your fiancé!). The last thing you want on your wedding day is to have to introduce people to one another, so a pre-wedding dinner is the ideal time to get everyone acquainted and talking. Spend time with your loved ones As you’ve probably heard from other newlyweds – your wedding day goes by way too fast. Many of your guests will want to talk to you on your big day, but some of them (especially your close friends) may feel they need to give you a bit of space so that you can mingle, dance and show off your perfect dress and husband. A pre-wedding dinner gives you that extra bit of time with your close friends and family members before you become a wife! Book your pre-wedding dinner at the best wedding venue in Johannesburg – Idle...

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Why you should think about a winter wedding at a Johannesburg venue

Why you should think about a winter wedding at a Johannesburg venue If you ask any wedding venue in Johannesburg when their ‘peak season’ is, they’ll undoubtedly say spring and summer. While winter weddings are less heard about than summer weddings, they are becoming a bit more popular among brides. Here are a few reasons to consider a winter wedding: Out of the ordinary colours and decorations There are certain colours and themes that are popular each year for Weddings. But darker colours are also becoming trendy, and colours such as maroons, greys and burnt orange work particularly well with a winter wedding theme. The best part is that you’ll (probably) have wedding colours and decorations that none of your guests have seen before. Expect more guests Another advantage of having a winter wedding is that more of your friends and family will be able to attend. During summer, people are often on holiday, booking long weekends in the bush or near the coast. In winter, however, people are more likely to stay at home over weekends (there are also less long weekends during the winter months), which means you can count on more people attending your big day. Romantic ambience Winter is the perfect time to get married in Gauteng. The days are warm enough and the nights are cool and crisp. Spice up your wedding décor with slow burning fires, rose coloured candles and other romantic items. Looking for a place to get married this winter? Book a tour at Idle Winds – one of the best wedding venues in...

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