Hogsback Country Weddings
Just Imagine getting married at the foot of a waterfall, or the edge of a cliff, or in the forest, or on a giant labyrinth, or in a tiny stone chapel!!! Truly unforgettable!
Hogsback Country Weddings offers you personalised, all-inclusive packages that are tailor-made to suit your taste and budget. We have a variety of Ceremony & Reception Venues, Decor/Styling, and Wedding Services that will provide you with all that you need to create your Dream Country Wedding.
One of the most scenic & inspirational destinations in South Africa – Hogsback, is an idyllic setting for your Country Wedding. Well-known for its pristine indigenous forests, clear mountain streams and waterfalls…Nature has indeed provided the perfect backdrop for your Destination Wedding.
Surrounded by spectacular views and indigenous forest, ‘The Edge’ is a small retreat with 20 self-catering cottages (some perched on the edge of the cliff) and 10 en-suite rooms (sleeping a total of 76 guests), all set in 20 acres of beautiful gardens. Extra accommodation: If needed, we can also arrange extra accommodation within a few kilometers of ‘The Edge’.
The Vula Vista Venue
Our Vula Vista Venue has a spectacular view over the garden, the labyrinth the Tyhume Valley and for a 100 miles beyond! This venue can cater for up to 80 seated guests. Or up to 120 if use is also made of our deck which can be enclosed. If a dancing area is required the venue can seat approximately 60 to 70 guests, or an extra 30 if use is made of the deck. The venue is light and spacious and it has a large log fireplace, ample ventilation and excellent lighting. There is a separate bar and buffet area. The venue has a lovely wooden deck which can be enclosed with canvas blinds. Steps lead down to a terraced lawn.
Since our aim at ‘The Edge’ is to provide a gentle, peaceful and relaxing environment for our guests, we regretfully can only accept functions that will not disturb the tranquil environment we wish to preserve. ‘The Edge’ is therefore more suitable for smaller, daytime weddings, and evening weddings where loud music is not that important!
Please note: Unless your wedding party has booked out all our accommodation at The Edge, we unfortunately cannot allow loud music after 11pm.
Our Labyrinth is one of the largest in the world, and couples sometimes choose to use it as part of their wedding ceremony.
The Courtyard is partly covered by the rustic, tin-barn styled pizza-area. It flows out from the restaurant and pub and there is also an elevated verandah/deck that is perfect for use as a stage. A lovely setting for informal rehearsal dinners, engagement parties and fire-pit evenings or braais.
Costs of the wedding venue:
Price includes the hire of the venue, chairs, rectangular tables, white tablecloths and serviettes, white chair covers, crockery, cutlery and glassware, as well as barmen and waitresses.
It does not include, for example, the minister, the chapel, photographer, DJ, and any other special décor such as other colour table cloths and serviettes, overlays, flowers, candles, any music, draping, fairy lights, etc.
DISCOUNTED VENUE HIRE If all the wedding guests stay at The Edge, then the venue hire may be negotiated. Kindly click here for packages and discounts or please contact Leigh for more detailed information and quotes.
* We give the bridal couple a gift of one free night in one of our lovely Honeymoon cottages.
The hire of venue charge is taken as a non-refundable deposit to secure your date. Please note that a cancellation on your behalf will forfeit your deposit.
We offer a wide range of superb wedding meal options, to suit every taste and budget… from the traditional 3 course plated meal, to more informal long-table dinners or even picnics on the lawn. Our prices include experienced waitrons to serve your guests. Please click HERE to see our current wedding menu, and remember that you could also design your own menu.
Should you want canapés or finger snacks before your reception, or if you think it will be a very late evening and you would require a cheese board or some late-night pizzas, the price would be adjusted accordingly.
Please discuss any special dietary requirements with us in advance.
We are fully licensed and also have a good wine cellar from which we can supply an interesting range of wines and sparkling wines/champagne at reasonable prices. We can also recommend wines to complement your menu.
Please note that a service fee of 10% on the restaurant and bar tab will be added to your final account as staff gratuity.
Leigh Smith is our wedding planner & coordinator and to help take the stress out of organizing your big day in Hogsback. She has experience in planning national and international destination weddings. Contact her for all your decor requirements to make your day simply magical. 083 293 6187 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
OTHER SERVICES that we offer include:
INVITATIONS & OTHER STATIONERY
TREE OF LOVE PLANTINGS
HAIR & MAKE-UP
Should you wish to make use of any of these services, kindly contact Leigh with the specifics of your requirements so that she can draw up a quote for you.
Set in the forest, this pristine waterfall is like Nature’s own cathedral ….the perfect backdrop for your fairy-tale Wedding Ceremony.
An old stone bridge with a circular platform serves as an elevated chancel for the Wedding Couple and Marriage Officiant.
Guests are seated on rustic wooden benches or chairs – with a glorious view of the wedding party and waterfall.
The property, Hogrock Falls, is easy to access (on the main road, about 4.5 km from The Edge) and has off-street parking available. The waterfall is situated in a stunning little krans which is accessed by a short pathway.
St. Patrick’s Chapel
This intimate stone and thatch chapel in Hogsback is available for wedding ceremonies, and is approximately 4 km from ‘The Edge’.