THABELA THABENG

WEDDING ESTATE

THABELA THABENG

WEDDING ESTATE

Thabela Wedding Estate and Guest Farm specializes in small,
elegant bush weddings where nature and romance come together
in a symphony of love, tranquillity, and the pristine African bush.

The estate offers you everything to make your special day
unforgettable. Located only one and a half hour from
Johannesburg, Thabela is truly a ‘Slice of Heaven’…the prefect
romantic getaway destination to spoil your guests and host your
dream wedding.

WHAT WE OFFER

♥ A lovely dining venue overlooking the spectacular Dome Valley (60 – 100 guests).

♥ Several self-catering chalets and lodges accommodating 85 guests.

♥ A unique Bush Chapel under shady trees to tie the knot.

♥ A romantic, secluded Honeymoon Chalet.

♥ A Bridal Lodge for the bride and bridesmaids to dress and prepare before the ceremony.

♥ Breath-taking natural settings to take wedding photos and videos.

♥ Several fun activities to keep your guests busy during their stay.

♥ A Teagarden which can provide breakfasts, sweat treats and light lunches to your guests during their stay.

WHAT WE OFFER

THE BUSH CHAPEL

Thabela’s quaint open-air Bush Chapel offers an authentic
one-with-nature experience.

Located under shady trees, it’s wooden benches, cobblestone pathways and stone pillars surrounds you with an earthy ambiance…

Saying ‘I do’ has
never been more
romantic…

THE VENUE

Thabela’s venue overlooks the beautiful Dome Valley and consists of four interlinked spaces:

  • An outside space that is covered
    by huge shady trees and is ideal for guests to mingle and enjoy canapès after the chapel ceremony, while the newlywed couple take photos.
  • A semi open-air space adjacent to the main hall that is ideal to use as a dance floor.
  • The main venue area inside with a long wooden bride and bridegroom table.
  • A buffet area adjacent to the main hall for serving the festive banquet.

THE VENUE

Seating: The entire venue
can seat 100 guests, 60 inside and 40 outside.
Our speaker system makes it possible for outside guests to follow all the proceedings and
speeches in the inside venue.

Seating: The entire venue can seat 100 guests,
60 inside and 40 outside.
Our speaker system makes it possible for outside guests to
follow all the proceedings and speeches in the inside venue.

INCLUDED IN
THE VENUE
FEE

• Full exclusivity of the estate and exclusive use of all the facilities such as the swimming pool, hiking routes, picnic areas, etc.
• The dining area consisting of three interlinked spaces and seating for 60 – 100 guests. Bride and bridegroom table.
• The open-air Bush Chapel with wooden benches, a pastor’s pulpit and registry table.
• Basic table configuration & set-up, if required
• Glassware, cutlery, crockery, white linen napkins
• Fairy lights for décor in the Chapel or Venue.
• Decorative easel for table placement or welcome message.
• Cake table, cake stand, cake knife & lifter. Gifts table.
• A podium and speaker’s cabinet with microphone for toasts and speeches.
• The buffet area with chafing dishes, crockery and utensils for serving.
• Dancefloor with optional disco light or mirror lights.
• A data projector, laptop and screen to create ambiance with special photos or videos of the couple.
• A speaker system and background music. You can bring your own DJ or book Thabela’s DJ.
• An administrative and coordinating team to assist with the planning and managing of the event.
• Setup and preparation of venue.
• Waiters to serve guests. Staff to assist with directing guests to parking, the chapel and dining areas.
• Assistance and troubleshooting during the function.
• Wedding signage and indicators.
• Access and transport to remote settings for wedding photos and videos.
• Back-up generator and contingency plans for rainy days.

INCLUDED IN THE VENUE FEE

CATERING & BANQUETING
MENUS

Thabela’s in-house Head Chef offers you
three delicious menu options for a festive buffet banquet. The menu options vary from R195 per person to R295 per person.

Typical starters:
 Roasted tomato and zucchini tart, pulled mozzarella, rocket salad and herb pesto.
 Roasted mixed peppers marinated in chimichurri and salad greens with couscous.
Typical main dishes:
 Garlic and rosemary roasted whole sirloin served with mushroom sauce.
 Spinach and ricotta stuffed chicken fillet with basil sauce.
 Roast hassle back potatoes with sautéed onions and chives.
 Baked cream of spinach, mushrooms and filo pastry.
 Butternut and biltong salad with whole grain mustard dressing.
 Coconut fragrant basmati rice.
Typical desserts:
 Amarula Cream Brulè.
 Mini cheesecakes and fresh berries.

CATERING & BANQUETING
MENUS

CATERING DETAILS

PRE-DINNER CANAPES:
We can supply platters with mouth-watering appetisers and light canapés for your guests to enjoy in the outside venue before the dinner ceremony.

DRINKS:
Thabela does not have an alcohol licence yet, and you will be required to provide your own wine and champagne at a corkage fee of R50 per bottle. We can provide refreshing non-alcoholic punches and fruit & herb flavoured water to your guests.

WEDDING CAKE:
Kindly supply your own wedding cake. A cake table, cake stand and cake lifter are included in the venue price.

COFFEE TABLE:
The Buffet Banquet can be concluded with a coffee table on request that offers guests filter coffee and a variety of teas after the meal.

CATERING DEPOSIT:
Final guest numbers and a 50% deposit for the catering is required one month before the wedding and the balance one week before the wedding.

CATERING DETAILS

FLOWERS AND DECOR

Brides are welcome to appoint their own flower and décor artist or make use of our specialist flower and décor service. The price of the service will be determined by the nature of the flowers and décor.

Our wedding planning team will provide you with a range of beautiful and creative décor ideas. When we plan your wedding, YOU are the most important person! We will do everything to ensure your unique taste and wishes are cared for.

 

FLOWERS AND DECOR

‘Love is the ultimate beautifying element in design.’

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS

Thabela offers you a wide variety of breath-taking natural scenery to create stunning videos and photos of your special day. From huge pecan nut orchards to beautiful mountain and river settings, the scenic options are limitless.

Brides can appoint their own photographer or make use of Thabela’s expert Wedding Photographer and Videographer.

The price of the photo service is negotiated with the photographer / videographer himself and will be determined by what is included in the photo and video package.

THE BRIDAL LODGE

The 8-sleeper Bridal Lodge at Thabela
provides the bride and bridesmaids
with comfortable overnight and
preparation facilities.

We furnish the bridal suite with
flowers, fairy lights, luxury chocolates,
bath foam and aromatic gifts to
make your big day extra special.

A series of lovely Bridesmaids Gift
Packages are available on request to
spoil them and say, ‘thank you’.

Bridal suite with extra goodies: R950
Bridesmaid’s rooms: R550 per person

THE
HONEYMOON
CHALET

Thabela’s honeymoon chalet (‘Little Haven’ Chalet) is a true romantic and secluded haven to celebrate and spend your first days together.

THE
HONEYMOON
CHALET

Thabela’s honeymoon chalet (‘Little Haven’ Chalet) is a true romantic and secluded haven to celebrate and spend your first days together.

We decorate and furnish it will everything you need to
make your stay and arrival unforgettable:
fairy lights, champagne and flutes, soft lighting, candles,
decadent chocolates, drinks and snacks in the fridge…
all you have to do is arrive and enjoy the time of your life,
with the love of your life!
R1450 per night, goodies included.

We decorate and furnish it will everything you need to
make your stay and arrival unforgettable:
fairy lights, champagne and flutes, soft lighting, candles,
decadent chocolates, drinks and snacks in the fridge…
all you have to do is arrive and enjoy the time of your life,
with the love of your life!
R1450 per night, goodies included.

GUEST
ACCOMMODATION

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Guests can make the most of their stay by doing some of the fun activities offered by Thabela such as river tubing, hiking, bird watching, kayaking or simply relaxing at the swimming pool.

Thabela’s unique mountain and valley chalets and lodges are distributed in various secluded locations on the estate. With spectacular views over the valleys and gorges, they offer your guests an opportunity to break away, relax and commune with nature.

The accommodation options include 2-sleepers, 4-sleepers, 6-sleepers and a 10-sleeper lodge.  Guests can view and book the options on Thabela’s website. Approximately 80 guests can be accommodated on the estate (including the Bridal Lodge and Honeymoon chalet). View rates and book here.

WEDDING
PACKAGES

When you book your wedding with us, you and your guests can enjoy the entire 350-hectare estate for the celebrations.

This turns your wedding
into an adventurous fun-and-social event where friends and family can spend quality time together while enjoying fun activities such as swimming, hiking, tubing or kayaking …or leisurely  savour a bite in the lovely Milk & Honey Tea Garden that overlooks the Dome Valley.

Maximum guests:
We specialize in intimate weddings of no more than
60 – 100 guests.

WEDDING
PACKAGES

WEEKEND PACKAGE:

Guests book in: 14h00 Friday
Guests book out: 11h00 Sunday

Wedding ceremony / celebration hours:
Saturday from 15h00 until midnight.

Weekend Package venue hire:

R12 000,00

A breakages deposit of R3000 is payable.

After midnight surcharges apply at R1000 per hour.

 

SECURE YOUR DATE

To secure your date and availability
of the chalets and lodges,
it is imperative that you book
your date as early as possible,
preferably one year in advance.

Viewing of the venue and facilities on
appointment only from 8h00 – 17h00,
Tuesday to Saturday.

Book your appointment with our Front of House Manager,
Chantel de Meyer
Tel 060 923 2265 or 056 818 1116
e-mail info@thabelathabeng.co. za

Your secured date will be reserved for 14 calendar days
and thereafter opened to other clients,
should confirmation not be given.

To secure your date a 50% deposit of the
venue fee is required upon booking
and the balance one month before the
wedding.

FIND US HERE

S 26° 51ʹ 38"
E 27
° 17ʹ 14"

We are 100 kms from Johannesburg.

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BOOK NOW

Enquiries and booking requests 8h00 - 17h00:

Chantel: 060 923 2265 or 056 8181116

If no answer contact Hanri (8h00 -17h00): 083 280 3283

Email: info@thabelathabeng.co.za

ACTIVITIES

Hiking
Mountain Biking
River tubing
Rock climbing
Obstacle course
Abseiling
'Hike & Braai'
'Discover the Dome' talk
Birding
Stargazing
Fly fishing