Weddings at Dunkeld Country & Equestrian Estate

When it comes to treating guests to new adventures and an unforgettable wedding celebration, nothing quite compares to Dunkeld Country & Equestrian Estate.

From saying your I Do’s in the magical forest setting, to bespoke canapés in the Jazz Bar, and even being transported in a horse drawn carriage, not only is a wedding at Dunkeld truly what fairytales
are made of but a wedding here offers a sensory overload that will hold place in your guests’ memories for years to come. We believe that there are few milestones as momentous as the union
of two partners through matrimony, and it is this belief that drives us to make ours the ideal location to bring your dream wedding to life, whether your vision is a lavish formal affair or a relaxed rustic celebration.

Just a short 2,5-hour drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, Dullstroom offers all of the charm of a destination wedding without the costly or timely travel for the experience. Not to mention a breathtaking setting for wedding photographs that you will truly treasure forever.

DIVERSE, YET DREAMY SCENERY

Dunkeld Country & Equestrian Estate is surrounded by breathtaking views. Highlights include the skyscraping forest, with trees so grand it’s our most popular wedding ceremony setting. What better backdrop to make your lifetime commitment of love than beneath the bustling evergreen trees?
An estate in Dullstroom wouldn’t be true to charm without pristine fly-fishing lakes, of which we have 23 meticulously cared for, our fly-fishing dams are stocked year-round with rainbow trout and conveniently located within walking distance from your accommodation.

Dullstroom provides an opportunity to record, amidst its beautiful hills and marshy valleys, some of the more difficult and exclusive Highveld bird species, all of which can be spotted throughout our manicured gardens. While soothing sounds of horse hooves fill the air, thanks to our Warmblood Stud and Equestrian Centre, which is positioned in the heart of the Estate and is home to 20 gorgeous warmbloods.

Aside from your ceremony we offer a multitude of activities for your guests, from MTB trails, to horse riding, and even quad biking to name a few. All of our activities may be arranged for private groups. Highlands Gate, one of South Africa’s top 10 golf courses is a mere 15-minute drive from the Estate, and always proves popular with the Groom and his Groomsmen.

ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES

When it comes to wedding venues in South Africa, we recognise that you’re spoilt for choice. But Dunkeld Country & Equestrian Estate offers not only a picturesque destination but also an experienced team whose main concern is that your perfect day runs seamlessly from start to finish. To give you the attention to detail you deserve, we are able to fully customise each of our venues for you. This ensures you have your dream setting either in the forest, the chapel, the hall, and our Jazz Bar. We can comfortably host up to 120 guests in these locations, however we are able to quote on marquee tents for larger weddings. 

Our wedding package is fully customisable and includes decor details to bring your reception vision to life. It also includes waitering staff, and touches for the bride and groom such as spa treatments and a champagne breakfast in our 1883 Restaurant, to make the occasion as memorable as possible. Welcome drinks and light snacks for your guests whilst the bridal party has photos taken, as well as reception meals for all of your guests are  also included, and we pride ourselves on adapting to whatever your needs for the special day might be. We have a variety of on-site luxurious accommodation options and are pleased to offer all of your wedding guests a 20% discount on our seasonal rates. Please note that standard terms and conditions apply here, and should you have questions, our helpful team will gladly take you through them.

CATERING

When it comes to catering on your wedding day, we know that you’ll already have enough on your plate, which is why we take care of it all for you. We have a wide variety of delicious options available for you to select and build your own bespoke menu to ensure that your guests can feast and be merry.

All of our dishes are made with love with as many locally-sourced ingredients as possible. We pride ourselves on giving you a wide variety of options to meet your taste buds. Choose between preselected plated starters, designed with seasonal ingredients in mind.

For the main course we are able to assist with either a farm-to-table buffet or prepared dish options. Both of which will cater to any of your guests’ specific dietary requirements. Again, we are proud to use local produce and ingredients on our menu.

And for that final sweet tooth, we encourage you to choose a couple of our crowd-pleasing preselected dessert options. Food is an integral part of sparking joy and bringing people together. Our aim is to do just that, and to have your guests feeling delighted,satisfied, and ready to hit the dancefloor!