Garden and Outdoor Wedding Venues in and around Gauteng


Beside a river, in a garden, between mountains, or under a forest canopy, modern trends for wedding venues still advocate for natural scenery. So, if you’re thinking of enjoying the most special day of your life at an outdoor location, these are some of the most stunning garden, forest and outdoor wedding venues in or near Gauteng.

Shepstone Gardens outdoor wedding venue

Shepstone Gardens

Reminiscent of an enchanted garden straight from a fairytale, Shepstone Gardens is teeming with greenery and hints of the Victorian era. Located in the heart of Mountain View, Jozi-based brides won’t need to travel far to experience a wedding of dreamy proportions. The main house is part of a unique time in Johannesburg’s heritage and, built from local quartz estimated to be 350 million years old, both the bridal party and guests will feel like royalty amidst their own lavish castle.

The open-air Glass Marquee allows either the ceremony or reception to be as intimately part of the garden as possible, while also sheltering everyone from the elements. And though you’re immersed in the foliage, the venue is marked with a sense of opulence: elegant chandeliers, golden accents and grand pillars simply scream luxury. Depending on the needs of the happy couple, the venue offers either a full wedding planning service or just on-the-day coordination.

Guest Capacity: Up to 200 pax
Services offered: Wedding coordination, in-house DJ, staff, an in-house floral and decor team as well as a list of preferred wedding suppliers including catering, photographers and more
Where: 12 Hope Rd, Mountain View, Johannesburg

Oakfield Farm Outdoor Wedding Venue
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Oakfield Farm

Known for an easy-going-but-luxurious atmosphere, Oakfield Farm is a unique country venue situated in Muldersdrift, in close proximity to both Johannesburg and Pretoria. And – surrounded by 72 acres of gardens and fields, manicured lawns, pretty floral borders, neatly cropped hedge rows and statuesque trees – there’s no shortage of options for a picturesque ceremony.

Whether inside one of the chapels or outside in the leafy gardens, the set-up can be adjusted for small to large weddings. With decades of experience, the team at Oakfield Farm are adept at turning wedding dreams into reality. A professional wedding coordinator is available to make sure everything runs smoothly, promising a romantic ambiance, scrumptious food and wonderful service.

The farm is not only fit for weddings, but is perfect for every occasion, in every season and renowned for seamless event co-ordination.

Guest Capacity: Between 40 and 450 pax
Services offered: Function coordination, catering
Where: Plot 240, cnr Beyers Naude & Oakfield Farm Rd, Muldersdrift

Valverde Eco Hotel

Valverde Eco Hotel

The natural beauty of the landscape and the view over the Elandsdrift Valley serve as a perfect backdrop for weddings at Valverde Eco Hotel. With the property’s gardens, colourful flowers and fountains, every wedding is a spectacular occasion filled to the brim with natural elements and stunning photo opportunities.

Situated in the Muldersdrift area, Valverde is the perfect place to get married in the sun, with the breeze catching your veil in its beautiful Renaissance garden designed to impress wedding guests all year round with plenty of colour and blooms. Brides and grooms also need not worry about the weather stopping the celebration, as the hotel has a chapel ready and available to save the day, ensuring that nothing spoils the special day. Free reshoots for wedding photos in case of rain are also available, and wedding guests receive preferential rates on 25 guest rooms.

The hotel also hosts conferences and functions to suit all event needs. These include corporate functions, private parties, Matric farewells, Matric dances, and more.

Guest Capacity: Between 20 and 250 pax
Services offered: Accommodation, catering, decor, function coordination
Where: Beyers Naude Ext., Plot 5, Lammermoor

Everwood Country Weddings

Everwood Country Weddings

Everwood is an intimate garden venue in Muldersdrift, combining understated luxury with countryside pleasures. The ceremony can be held in the open-sided, glass-front chapel, set in lush rolling lawns under the shade of towering jacaranda and pine trees.

The team at Everwood Country Weddings promises “a wedding of your dreams” without breaking the bank.  The package includes welcome drinks in the garden, a three-course dinner in an elegant, fully draped banqueting hall, chilled sparkling wine, waiters, linen, napkins, decorations, flowers and centrepieces, a cupcake tower and a DJ.

Guest Capacity: Up to 250+ pax
Services offered:
Wedding coordination, catering
Where: Plot 138, Nooitgedacht, Muldersdrift

Premier Hotel Roodevalley

Premier Hotel Roodevalley

The Premier Hotel Roodevalley lies on the banks of the Pienaar’s River in Pretoria, surrounded by a nature reserve and a bird sanctuary. The hotel offers a relaxed bush setting within easy reach of Johannesburg and OR Tambo International Airport, complete with thatched roofs for a true African feel.

With both indoor and outdoor venues, it provides a natural setting surrounded by perfectly landscaped gardens for any memorable event, including weddings. The unique Garden Chapel has a breathtaking view of the Pienaar’s River and is the perfect setting for a romantic outdoor ceremony. Sunbird venue is perfect for an indoor ceremony with its charismatic thatched venue with large windows, looks out to the beautifully manicured gardens.

Cormorant Terrace, the indoor reception venue, boasts extensive windows as well which offer spectacular views of the great outdoors. While Kingfisher Terrace, more suitable for intimate events, is the ideal semi-outdoor reception venue that offers a natural and airy feel with exposed wood beams and a thatched roof, ultimately flowing out into the lush garden.

Guest Capacity: Up to 180 pax
Services offered: Standard decor, staff, menu tasting, complimentary rooms
Where: Plot 81, Kameeldrift East, Pretoria

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