King’s Grant offers a unique setting that will capture the essence of your historical moment. Visit King’s Grant and….
Experience the charm and ambience of King’s Grant, the historical mission station now restored and converted into a delightful country lodge with a tranquil village atmosphere.
The quaint chapel, with a stately gothic-style spire above the bell-tower and original stained glass windows, stands at the heart of the village and is ideal for small and intimate ceremonies of up to 70 people.
After the ceremony, worn stone steps lead the way down to the St Isidor Mill where guests can enjoy after ceremony snacks whilst the photo shoot of the happy couple takes place.
For those of you who wish to get married ‘in a garden’, there are two options, however, please note that the weather is more suitable in the autumn and winter months. The chapel gardens provide the perfect setting for a small outdoor wedding where you can say your vows beneath an arbor of sweet scented flowers and then proceed into the chapel to sign the register. Or the indigenous gardens offer a lovely setting especially in autumn.
Aflame with the oranges and reds of the ‘krantz’ aloes set against the backdrop of a natural rock-face towering above a small stream, the opportunity for magnificent photographs presents itself in the late afternoon when the setting sun creates a warm golden glow across the sheets of rock.
A well-trodden red brick path leads the newlyweds through gardens filled with sweet scented flowers and fountains to the Tuscan style Banquet Hall with arched windows and barn doors opening on to the central courtyard – maximum number of guests is 200.
The majestic the ochre painted silo clothed in Virginia creeper stands guard at the far end of the courtyard gardens, window boxes overflow with brightly coloured flowers and a three tiered fountain around which guests can enjoy refreshments creates an atmosphere of joyous celebration.
Wander down a winding road and you will come across the old Brickwork buildings that provide couples with an alternative venue for a memorable ceremony or reception.
The rustic redbrick buildings stand on the edge of a small dam teeming with birdlife. Swallows skim the waters in search of food, waterfowl glide about and the call of the resident fish eagles adds a different dimension to the one experienced ‘up at the village’.
The venue has proven popular with those couples looking for an outdoor rustic venue with a difference and has been described by photographers as one of the most beautiful settings they have worked at.
The Brickwork buildings are suitable for a ceremony of up to 140 guests. Wedding receptions of up to 250-300 guests can be held in a hired marquee with the buildings being used as a venue to serve teas and eats.
The antiquity of the buildings, the gardens, lakes and the verdant farmlands offer unforgettable photographic opportunities. King’s Grant Country Retreat offers warm country hospitality, a tranquil atmosphere and personal service enabling the bridal couple to relax and enjoy their special occasion.
Accommodation for 26 – 30 guests in individually styled garden guest rooms.