Pretoria Wedding Venues
Pretoria Wedding Venues for All Seasons and TastesPretoria is a beautiful city in which to get married. Even in winter, daytime weather is mild, whilst summer months are hot and balmy. Gardens, both public and private, are simply wonderful, lush and sub-tropical. This city is almost on the dividing line between the Highveld’s plains and grasslands and the edge of the Lowveld, with its distinctive bushveld vegetation.
If a strapless gown or an off-the-shoulder wedding dress is the style of which you’ve been dreaming, Pretoria’s climate and weather will allow you to wear it comfortably, without feeling too cold, almost throughout the year, irrespective of the prevailing season.
Old and New in Unison
It’s an old city, by South African standards, a successful marriage of old and new. Many buildings of historical and/or architectural significance have been preserved; several have heritage status. Despite Pretoria’s rich and illustrious past and ample evidence of it, expansion, development and growth has been exponential, a trend which seemingly continues unabated.
Our organisation, Monument Function Centre, has been fortunate to secure sites and premises which combine both of the cities characteristics, the old and the new, with modern amenities close to a couple of the nation’s finest historical structures.
Magnificent and Significant Sites
We operate and manage a number of function and event establishments situated in the Groenkloof/Voortrekker Monument Nature Reserve, adjacent to the Monument itself and a well-known, restored fort dating back to the Anglo-Boer War period, 1899 – 1902, the latter being the year when the Boers sensed the futility of continuing the war.
They accepted Britain’s peace terms. Their formal treaty was signed at one of Pretoria’s great historical homes, Melrose House, now a national museum which illustrates the style and grace in which well-heeled persons were accustomed to living in a bygone era.
Manschappen, our venue at the Fort Schanskop Museum, is best suited to hosting conferences, business meetings away from the office, training sessions, seminars and product launches, rather than as a wedding venue.
Wedding Venues in Pretoria
What could possibly be more romantic and memorable than tying the knot close to such noteworthy places? De Kroon Kamer (the Crown Room) is a dream wedding venue, where your invited guests sip their welcome drinks served under an ancient thorn tree at Fort Schanskop.
At night, the thorn tree is illuminated, creating an enchanting ambience under starry African skies. From the hillside heights of De Kroon Kamer, one overlooks the twinkling night lights of Pretoria, across a 180° panorama. It’s peaceful, tranquil and creates the impression that one is far removed from city hustle, bustle and noise.
Amphi Hall invites brides to transform their venue into the décor style or theme of their choice, although in essence it is somewhat less formal than De Kroon Kamer. Very large guest numbers can be accommodated with ease and in comfort. On-site parking space is plentiful, safe and secure, while the venue is easily accessible by road, rail or Gautrain rapid rail services.
Blikkantien is the third establishment which plays host to wedding parties. Set in the midst of verdant indigenous vegetation at the foot of the Voortrekker Monument, Blikkantien brings an old-world ambience to functions which are held here.
In the Region, Away from the City
In general, the Hartbeespoort region, and Villa Paradiso in particular, have become sought-after wedding destinations, and it’s not difficult to understand why this is so. Harties, its inhabitants and character, is welcoming, warm, friendly and ultimately hospitable, just the place and atmosphere which mirrors the fundamental nature of wedding celebrations and comfortable intimacy.
It’s a little further away from Pretoria’s city centre, but that’s not a problem, not even if your reception extends into the night. Villa Paradiso offers 60 double room accommodation units for guests who prefer to stay overnight, have a scrumptious breakfast at the 4-star hotel the next morning and take a leisurely drive home thereafter.
We’re well equipped and highly experienced in catering expertly for all types of occasions and events. In fact, a catering company is one of the longest established divisions in our group of establishments. So, large or small and intimate – no wedding party or other special function is beyond our capabilities at Hartbeespoort’s Villa Paradiso or the others venues, in Pretoria.
Our experience and knowledge extends far beyond catering, though. Amongst our personnel, we have specialised wedding co-ordinators who will take the worry and stress of the reception off your shoulders on your eagerly anticipated special day. All you need to do is arrive, look beautiful and enjoy your wedding day.