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What to keep in mind when choosing a wedding venue

While each and every wedding-related decision plays a part in curating your big day, there are a number of choices that make a bigger impact than others, one of those being your venue. To help you navigate this very important wedding-planning decision, we have curated this blog post.

From starting early (aim to begin your search at least a year out) to selecting a location that suits your wedding style (are you planning a classic, bohemian, or rustic event), these criteria will ultimately help you decide on any prospective venues. They'll help you formulate questions ahead of any venue tours—and should also serve as a final checklist before you sign any contracts. In the end, it's all about making sure that the venue you choose ticks all of the boxes.

The venue you choose should also fit into your budget. While not all of these elements revolve around money management, you'll notice that many are designed to help you get the most bang for your buck. That means paying attention to venue package types and its overall capacity.


When choosing a venue for your wedding day, it is important that you are aware of your venue's accessibility.

Can it be easily reached or is it way out of the way? Will directions be straightforward enough for out-of-town guests (who are unfamiliar with the area) to make sense of? Late guests are never fun, and we know you won't be responding to any messages before walking down the aisle.

Glencairn Farm is situated under 3 hours from Durban (including King Shaka International Airport) and just over 6 hours from Johannesburg.


Choosing a space that "meshes with your vision" is priority number one. Ultimately, your venue's style comes down to personal preference—and who you are as a bride.

Are you planning an event ripe with rustic décor? Glencairn Farm would be the ideal location for you. Situated at the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg Mountains, with panoramic views, and massive sheds that allow the perfect blank canvas for you to create your dream style.


Capacity limits can make or break a venue—you obviously can't cram 300 people into a space that's designed to accommodate 150. The reverse is just as problematic. At Glencairn Weddings, you are able to host 300 people at your wedding. We also have on-site accommodation that can sleep just over 100 people in beds.


Some sites don't provide full service—think catering, bar, and staffing—which typically results in a lower-cost package (this is best for duos on a budget). At Glencairn Weddings, we offer 2 Wedding Packages. We know that you would love to read more on what we have to offer. Our packages include the option to hire our chairs, decor, tables & more. We have it all at Glencairn Farm.


Being located in the Southern Drakensberg, there is plenty to do in and around Glencairn Farm. We have beautiful trails for your guests to run, walk or hike on the morning of your wedding.

Whether you're a paddler, a fisherman or just enjoy the plain outdoors, the nearby rivers and dams will be an absolute treat.

On site, we have a children's 'jungle-gym' to allow the 'younglings' to blow off some steam & be entertained.

Did we mention our spacious braai area, which is perfect for guests to enjoy the evening before the formalities?

All this & so much more awaits you at Glencairn Weddings.

The Emanuels Wedding | Photos by Jade Shelton Photography | @HazeCreatives

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