The Perfect Wedding

Here are 5 reasons why the Oaklands Country Estate should be at the top of your list when it comes to choosing an intimate venue for your dream wedding.

We’re often told that nothing is perfect, but every wedding planner knows that they are under pressure to deliver the perfect wedding to every couple on their big day. With its romantic setting and exceptional hospitality, Oaklands Country Estate gives planners and couples many reasons why it is the best place to host the wedding.


It’s Intimate


While larger weddings have become incredibly popular and can accommodate distant relatives and acquaintances, they do have several drawbacks. For one, the bride and groom end up breezing through the day, overwhelmed by the throngs of guests and end up spending very little time with their nearest and dearest.


Small intimate weddings are a memorable, heartfelt and true celebration of what it means to join two families together. Newlyweds are able to spend the day interacting with all of their guests, sharing real quality time with their loved ones.

At Oaklands, we can comfortably accommodate up to 60 guests.


It’s Beautiful


With the Drakensberg as your backdrop, how can you go wrong? Situated in Van Reenen, on the border of the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal, The Oaklands Country Manor Estate is scenic all-year-round and offers multiple options when it comes to choosing places to exchange your vows, host your guests and dance the night away.


We put family at the heart of everything we do, and with its warm intimate atmosphere you’ll feel like you’re really getting married at your family’s country home.

Take a look at our wedding gallery.



The Accommodation


Our boutique hotel offers hospitality like no other. We have a variety of rooms to accommodate couples, friends and families with children. Each of our rooms is warmly furnished and comes with a picturesque view, personal veranda and a fireplace, ensuring that your guests have a comfortable place to rest before and after the big day.

The Food


We are huge on serving honest, delicious, memorable food at Oaklands. Our chef, Kathy Romer-Lee, and her team make it their business to source the best ingredients that look good and taste even better. When it comes to your wedding, we go all out to ensure that your guests enjoy the menu of your choice.


We’re flexible


Unlike many wedding venues, we don’t like to offer rigid pre-planned packages to our guests. Our weddings are strictly bespoke. Weddings should reflect the people who are getting married, so our skilled team collaborate with the bride and groom to create a memorable day that reflects their vision.


And if you opt for a bigger wedding at another venue or want to stick around after your big day, you’ll be glad to know that Oaklands is a fantastic honeymoon venue. With loads of romantic activities, and a tranquil pace, it’s the perfect place to unwind after weeks of wedding planning and ease yourself into married life.


Book your unforgettable wedding in October, November or the 1st two weeks in December and save 15% off on accommodation.

Call us on 079 529 2314 or send us an email to find out more about what we can put together specially for you.