The on-trend scene in Joburg is ever growing, with the art and culture scene exploding. This makes the heart of the city a very popular destination for modern South African coupled to get married. With new and improved function venues popping up all over the place, you don’t have to even think about getting married in the local municipal hall – your options are so much better now! Here are some of the great wedding venues in Johannesburg!
Depending on the size of your wedding, venues are normally split into two sections, the ceremony, and the reception hall. Some couples might choose two different venues for these events to take place. If you are planning to have both your traditional wedding and white wedding, you will probably need to look at different venues. A high-end city venue might be better suited to the after-party and not so much for the ceremonial procedures.
Remember to start looking for venues soon! Because these venues are so high in demand, especially during peak wedding season, they might be booked out far in advance. So start looking around and check availability dates as soon as you can. Here are some great tips to consider when looking for a wedding venue.
Hottest Wedding Venues in Johannesburg:
Randlords – Rooftop City Venue
Who doesn’t want to have a wedding celebration on a rooftop overlooking the stunning Johannesburg cityscape? Perfectly perched at the highest point in Braamfontein, Randlords
is an exclusive events venue, located on the 22nd floor of South Point Towers. Breathtaking during the day, the venue comes alive at night and is ideal for trendy weddings, cocktail parties, and product launches. Randlords can cater to up to 200 guests
and offers in-house catering
26 Degrees South – Modern Bush Lodge
This venue is a modern, eclectic interpretation of an African bush lodge, based in Muldersdrift. If you are looking for a unique venue that combines both the natural setting of the African bushveld with a modern twist, 26 Degrees South
is the venue for you. The stunning contemporary African art and iconic beaded decorations make a great backdrop for some amazing wedding photos – Have a look at this photoshoot
! The banqueting hall offers indoor space for 150 people
, or if you prefer an outdoor wedding, the outside deck can host up to 200 people.
Oakfield – Farm Venue
is an acclaimed, multi-award winning venue where romance, beauty, old-fashioned hospitality and excellence come together a mere 30 minutes from Sandton and Centurion. Visit the charming forest chapel, stunning conservatory and magnificent glass-clad venues. Invite up to 350 guests
to celebrate with you at this elegant venue. Be inspired by these wedding photos at Oakfield Farm
Fox Junction – Large Industrial Venue
Located in the iconic factory district known as The Sheds, the charming and unique Fox Junction Events Venue
is a large and very modern industrial setting to host your wedding. The heritage building has been refurbished and converted into an amazing open-space venue. The adjoining Good Luck Bar offers a great after-party area for your guests to relax. If you are looking for the perfect industrial wedding venue in Johannesburg, look no further. Fox Junction offers different venue spaces suitable for more than 600 guests.
Summer Place – Exclusive Conference Center
If you are looking for an extravagant, luxury venue to host your wedding, Summer Place
in Sandton should be on your list. From the stunning manicured lawns & gardens to the gorgeous water features – everything at Summer Place embodies classic design and elegance. The Apollo Room can host between 200 – 350 guests
, whilst the Summer House caters to smaller groups
and more intimate weddings. Summer Place offers in-house catering or a recommended list of accredited caterers.
Tips for Choosing a Wedding Venue:
- Choose whether the ceremony and reception will be held at separate wedding venues or on the same premises. It would also help to establish how traditional you would want your wedding to be.
- Establish a rough amount of guests you would want to invite. Some wedding venues might have limitations as to how many guests they can cater for and this might eliminate some of your venue options.
- Pay a visit to the venues if you can, the overall setting and ambiance will be able to give you a feeling of what you want.