Your wedding is probably one of the things you grew up dreaming and finally, you got that partner of your dream and y’all are excited about it all. Now the stress of having to plan your wedding comes (especially if you aren’t using a wedding planner), you realize there’s so much to do and usually in a short space of time. Well I haven’t been personally through this stress yet but I’ve seen the frustration after having been a wedding consultant. Anyways, your wedding should be one of the most beautiful days in your life and the locale or wedding venue counts and that is why this post will guide you to some of the best wedding destinations in the Kingdom. And honestly, when working on this one, I was moved to consider tying that knot sooner than expected (wink wink).
Set in a tranquil estate of over 20 000 hectares, Simunye Country Club is one of a kind in the Kingdom with the vast experiences it has to offer, from sugar cane production (which employs over 6000 people by the way), breath-taking accommodation facilities and most importantly, one of the most dream wedding venues (which is what this post is about). Offering both indoor and outdoor wedding setups, with various packages to suit everyone’s budget. The indoor facility accommodates up to at least 50 guests, while their outdoor garden wedding can accommodate a whopping 150 guests.
Besides the stunning environment, the reason why Simunye Country Club may be your number one choice, is because of the environments pleasantly humid climatic conditions which therefore makes it the perfect year-round wedding destination.
One of the things HOF is popularly known for is being thee top entertainment spot in the land but to the surprise of many, it also offers one of the best wedding destination venue in the land. Whether you want a private (intimate) wedding or open wedding, large or small; HOF offers unique experiences such as the Soapstone Courtyard, the Secret Circle (private garden) and the Lawns (outside ambience), these sure are breathtaking and are made for everyone with varying taste and preference for their wedding as well as budgets.
Temvelo Nursery and Garden
Set in a private property 10 minutes’ drive away from Manzini town area, this marvelous facility offers a heaven experience kind of wedding, one that would truly gratify your deepest wedding fantasies. On entrance to the garden venue, you are welcomed by a gorgeous flower nursery. Offering one of the most affordable facilities, it also has a private lodging facility which is usually useful for your bridesmaids. Worth mentioning, is that the venue has a private kitchen which you can use for your catering.
Located 5km from Mbabane along the Manzini – Mbabane highway, in the grand Ezulwini Valley with a peaceful atmosphere and beautiful scenery in lush garden, catering for accommodation and most importantly event venues. Emafini meets the demands of indoor wedding desires coupled with a breath-taking outdoor experience.
Indeed one of the best, with that #OPW (our perfect wedding) experience from their breathtaking landscape that truly makes up for the most perfect wedding photography. And the great part is that the Lodge offers you the option to rent their 250 seater marquee at a fee. Brookside is strategically located in Malkerns, just 10 minutes’ drive from Ezulwini Valley.
My personal favorite. I remember attending a friend’s wedding at this venue some time back, I swear I thought we were in heaven. Summerfield has redefined everything with it’s one of a kind offerings. The garden has a WIND-CHIME wedding gazebo that caters for multiple needs including large and small (intimate) weddings; the gazebo is at the edge of the lake, overlooking a charming picturesque waterfall and caters for groups of 20 to 120 people. Summerfield has really gone a long way to brand themselves as the country’s premier wedding venue through their startling and serene environment. They also have a special GARDEN wedding venue set on a lakeside garden and comes with a Victorian gazebo, accommodating 250 special guests. It gets even better because Summerfield has customized wedding planning packages done in-house. The garden wedding package includes perks such as floral arrangements, aisle carpet, decorated wedding arch, umbrellas, podium and a gazebo. You also have the option to have your reception at their amazing Lakeside Restaurant where you are serenaded with nothing but the best delicious meals from some of the top chefs through a buffet menu.
7. Bushbaby Lodge (also called Nkonyeni Lodge)
And I almost forgot this heavenly delight. Nkonyeni is set out in the tranquil Nkonyeni Golf Estate, one of Swaziland’s finest estates. Though with a lot to offer, the Lodge has an amazing attraction with a beautiful scenery particularly for outdoor weddings.
There you have it, this list will provide you a guide on where to look when considering tying the knot with the love of your life.