Beautiful Wedding Venue in PretoriaPointers for Selecting a Stunning Wedding Venue in Gauteng
Choosing a wedding venue is one of the most important decisions you will make regarding your special day. If you live in Pretoria, it makes sense to look for a beautiful wedding venue in Pretoria rather than far away. Being close to the venue will make it easier for you to plan and ultimately have a memorable event. Below are a few important considerations when weighing up your options. Note that just having a beautiful wedding venue does not guarantee a successful event. The venue must meet certain requirements, which the Monument Function Centre, located at the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria, certainly does. How Many Guests?
Ultimately, whenever you request venue quotes, the organisers will want to know how many guests will attend. It is important for the menu, the parking, seating, equipment, and décor considerations. So, sit down and make a list of the people you want to invite and then consider who will most probably not be able to attend. Every venue has a minimum and maximum guest count. If you underestimate, it will be difficult to add more guests at the last moment. It is thus recommended to rather overestimate a little and if someone then decides to attend on short notice, you will at least have the seating and food to cater for the extra guest or two. The Monument Function Centre has several beautiful wedding venues to cater to different styles and numbers of guests. So, first get a broad estimate of the number of guests and then make the booking.
No Budget, No Wedding?
A wedding function is similar to a corporate, matric farewell or year-end function in the sense that you need to work with a budget. First determine what the ceiling amount is for the entire wedding. Then consider how much you can afford to spend on the actual reception and how much of that you can allocate to the venue hire, audio-visual equipment, catering, photographers, décor, etc. Also keep in mind that it is not wise to spend more than 50% of the total wedding budget on the venue hire, regardless of how beautiful it is. Hosting the event in Pretoria if you stay in Cullinan, Rayton, Centurion, Pretoria, or Hartbeespoort Dam makes a lot of sense, since you (and your guests) will save on travelling costs and the like, leaving you more money to spend on the venue hire.
View Photos of Venues
Use the Internet to find venues for hire and review the facilities offered, services, and the photos on the various websites. You will find that we offer an extensive range of venues in a most beautiful of settings. But, don’t take our word for it. Once you have viewed our photos, why not arrange to tour the venues to get a better idea of what to expect?
When Will You Marry?
Of course, it is essential to select the wedding date. A word of advice: unless you are in a hurry to get married, it is best to set the date at least six months in advance. Nine months would be even better, but don’t set it too far in the future. While still searching for the venue, remain flexible with the date. November and December are usually fully booked with year-end functions. If you plan to get married during the last three months of the year, we recommend booking well in advance. During the off-season periods, you can expect to get venues at better rates and with advance booking, you won’t have a crisis when it comes to availability of venues.
The Venue Creates the Ambience
A wedding is a romantic event and as such, you would want a venue that is beautiful and already sets a romantic tone. Whether you want a modern, rustic, country-style, Bushveld, open-air, eco-friendly, or scenic setting, you will appreciate our range of venues. Various colour options are available and with breath-taking views of Pretoria, our venues are perfectly suited to any size and style wedding reception. With the lush natural vegetation within a 340-ha nature reserve, the majestic Voortrekker Monument in the background and the Garden of Remembrance being additional attractions at the venue, you already have a romantic and unique ambience for an unforgettable wedding in Pretoria.