THABELA THABENG

WEDDING ESTATE

‘A slice of Heaven’

THABELA THABENG

WEDDING ESTATE

‘A slice of Heaven’

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.

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 Tea Garden which can provide breakfasts, sweat treats and light lunches to your guests during their stay.

THE BUSH CHAPEL

Tie the knot in Thabela’s quaint
open-air Bush Chapel.

Saying ‘I do’ has never been
more romantic…

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

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.

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

• A supportive team to help plan and manage
the event.
• The open-air Bush Chapel, a pastor’s pulpit
and registry table.
• Setup, clean-up and preparation of venue.
• Glassware, cutlery & crockery.
• Easels and blackboards for directions.
• Cake table, cake stand, cake knife & lifter.
• Gifts table.
• A podium & speaker’s cabinet with microphone.
• Dancefloor with optional disco light or
mirror lights.
• A data projector, laptop and screen for photos or videos.
• A speaker system and background music.
• Waiters to serve guests.
• Staff to direct guests to parking and dining areas.
• Assistance and troubleshooting during the function.
• Roadside wedding signage and indicators.
• Transport to remote settings for wedding photos and videos.
• Back-up generator and contingency plans for rainy days.

Love is the
sweetest
answer to life.

CATERING

We have two tasty and elegant catering options available:

1. Finger Food:

You can opt for platters with a variety of mouth-watering finger food, ideal for functions where guests mingle and eat simultaneously. Per-person prices vary between R65 – R190 per person, depending on how many items you choose to serve.

2. Buffet:

You can opt for a sit-down dinner and offer your guests an attractive buffet with tasty meat dishes, colourful veggies and salads as well as delectable dessert options. Per-person prices vary between R190 – R350.

Kindly select your choices from our Finger Food and Buffet Menus at least 4 weeks before the wedding, to enable us to quote you.

DRINKS

• Champagne and fruit juice station:

An attractive display of fresh sliced fruit, fruit juices, champagne and glasses. Guests can mix their own champagne cocktails if they wish to.
R50 per person.

• Coffee and tea station:

Self-help station with coffee, tea, milk, sugar & cups.
R20 per person.

• Welcome drinks:

Decorated, refreshing, colourful welcome drinks.
R20 per person (contains alcohol),
R15 per person (alcohol free)

• Water, lemon & ice on the tables:
R12 per person

• Cash Bar:
Open September 2021
(variety of beers, ciders, wine and more).

FLOWERS AND DÉCOR

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.

‘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.

BRIDAL LODGE

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

We can 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’.

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 can decorate and furnish it with
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 must do is arrive and enjoy the time of your life with the love of your life!

GUEST

ACCOMMODATION

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.

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.

Approximately 60 guests can be accommodated on the estate.

PRICING & HOURS

VENUE FEE:
Fifty and more guests: R10 000
Less than fifty guests: R7000
Less than 30 guests: R4000
To secure your date a 50% deposit of the venue fee
is required upon booking and the balance one
month before the wedding.

A breakages deposit of R1500 is payable.

After midnight surcharges apply at R750 per hour.

Pricing of catering, décor, special requests and gifts is determined by your needs and preferences.

HOURS:
Thabela’s Tea Garden (outside) is open from 8h00 until after lunch. Weddings can be scheduled from 15h00 onwards to ensure privacy and exclusivity of the venue.

Most setup and preparations can start inside from 10h00 onwards.

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