The venue hire quoted is for exclusive use of our venue for the entire day. A non-refundable venue hire charge of R3300-00 is required in order to secure the Chapel and Banquet Hall. Please note that until such time as the venue hire is paid in full for the date of your wedding, it remains as a provisional booking.
The hire of the venue includes the reservation of the 11 guestrooms on a bed and breakfast basis for the night of the wedding, inclusive of a 10% discount. However, although we hold you responsible for the cost of these rooms, we do not require payment for them prior to the wedding. These rooms are normally booked and paid for either by family or friends attending the wedding. Should any of them not be filled for the night of the wedding, you would then be liable for payment of these costs.
Venue Hire includes:
- Booking of 11 guestrooms on a Bed and Breakfast basis for the night of the wedding, inclusive of a 10% discount
- Complimentary Bridal Suite, two small congratulatory bottles of champagne plus chocolates, breakfast served, in private, on your patio or in the room
- Use of the Chapel and Banquet Hall
- Six trestle tables
- Setting of tables
- Sweeping of the venue after flower arrangers have completed arrangements
- Cleaning of the venue after take down of the decor
- Secure Parking and Security guard
Venue Hire excludes:
- Tables, chairs and chair covers
- Table linen, cutlery and crockery
- Table decorations
- Floral arrangements
- Decorations and Draping
- Menus, seating plan & Guest gifts
- Music and Entertainment
- Baby sitting requirements
Should there be anything else, other than the points set out below, that you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to consult us as we are committed to ensuring that your wedding day goes as smoothly and as enjoyably as possible.
This must be arranged one month in advance. This service cannot be provided at short notice.
We offer Bar facilities for weddings of up to 100 people. For larger weddings we subcontract to a Pietermaritzburg based company.
Bar facilities can be offered in the following ways:
- Full Bar This can have a monetary limit
- Limited Bar This can cover a monetary limit and/or the drinks that can be offered
- Cash Bar A full or limited bar can be available
Bar requirements are to be confirmed at least one month prior to your wedding. Should you wish to bring in your own wines, a corkage fee of R25-00 per bottle will be charged
Breakages/ Damage to Premises:
All breakages of any moveable or non-moveable assets will be for the final account of the Bride and Groom i.e. glasses, crockery, ornaments, light fittings etc. Any special cleaning requirements e.g. cleaning of carpets, chairs, sofas etc will be added to the final account. Normal cleaning is excluded.
We recommend the services of a ‘wedding cake artist’ resident in the Ixopo area.
In the event of cancellation, the deposit will be forfeited. Should you wish to reschedule your wedding date within four months of the date, a ‘short notice’ fee of R1500-00 will be liable as it is unlikely that we will be able to rebook the venue. Any booking changes prior to four months in advance will not attract any extra charges.
We offer a special wedding menu for weddings of up to 70 people. Over and above that number, we have three professional catering companies with whom we work. The menus offered would be drawn up in consultation with the bride and groom.
All decorations such as candles, candelabras etc must be provided by the bride. These are to be done the day prior to the wedding. No drilling into walls is allowed.
We are able to recommend, with confidence, two floral artists resident in the Ixopo area. Their services would include bouquets, buttonholes, table-centerpieces as well as the arrangements in the Chapel and Banquet Hall.
Hair and Beauty:
Arrangements can be made for the on site services of a team from Pietermaritzburg based ‘Andrew Henry Hair and Beauty’ a professional Redken Hair and Beauty Salon. We also recommend a local hairdressing salon as well as a local beauty therapist. Should you wish to include this as part of your package, please do not hesitate to contact us for an up-to-date price list.
Music and Entertainment:
We are able to recommend two companies, who have done a number of weddings and functions at King’s Grant, for the hire of the music for your reception.
We are able to put you in touch with a suitable minister
We have the contact details of a number of highly professional photographers who have done weddings at King’s Grant
Wedding Times - The following options are available
Morning weddings The starting time will depend entirely on whether you wish to have a ‘Tea’ or a ‘Brunch’ Wedding. Usual starting time would be between 08h30 and 09h30 and closure would be between 14h00 and 15h00.
Lunch Weddings starting time would be between 11h00 and 12h00, with closure by 17h00
Evening Weddings starting time for the wedding would be between 14h00 and 15h00 with closure by 24h00
The various closing times for weddings are as above. However, should the reception continue past the specific time, a service fee of R200-00 per hour would be charged for the Morning and Lunch-time weddings and R500-00 per hour for the Evening Weddings. Final closing time for Evening Weddings, by which time all guests need to have departed, is 03h00. The bar would strictly close no later than 02h00.
A rooming list must be provided no later than one week before the wedding. Confirmation of approximate check in times would be appreciated.
Equipment, flowers, Decorations etc to be removed by 16h00 on the day after the wedding, unless prior arrangements made with management.
Settlement of account:
Payment of the account can be either in the form of cash, bank transfer or by credit card. Banking details available on request.
A service contract, detailing all requirements will be signed between the parties on booking of the venue. This is done purely to ensure no unnecessary misunderstandings occur. We would like to ensure that your special day is totally free of any cares or concerns.