Gauteng remains South Africa’s busiest and most cosmopolitan province. It is the base from which so many couples and friends start their South African adventure, and is a vibey epicentre for a wedding day that inspires even the most seasoned of wedding planners to new heights.
The capital city of Gauteng is Johannesburg, affectionately known as the City of Gold, which holds so much magical promise of unique venues and gorgeous urban backdrops for wedding photographs. However, there is a world of natural, historical and cultural loveliness in the places surrounding the big city too.
Whether you choose the city centre of Johannesburg, the vibrant townships surrounding it, or the gorgeous features of the countryside for your perfect Gauteng wedding venue, you will be spoilt for choice in Gauteng. Within the city itself, there are a number of venue choices; ranging from elegant villas, trendy estates, urban hotspots, and large warehouse-type spaces, to exclusive boutique hotels, where every whim is catered to in the minutest of detail. Northcliff, Lonehill, Sandton and even the CBD of Johannesburg are all brimming with wedding venue options.
For a cultural and colourful splash to your wedding, Soweto-based venues are certainly going to leave an impression and create a day to remember. The Cradle of Humankind is an incredible spot, renowned by many around the world as the origin of the first human beings. Here, your wedding will effectively combine natural beauty, a top-notch venue for your ceremony and reception, and lashings of the magic that comes with this prehistoric wonderland.
Johannesburg is the commercial epicentre of the country. As such, it is the headquarters and base of some of the country’s best wedding service providers. Bridal couples and wedding planners are assured of a range of decorators, caterers, dress designers, graphic designers, stationery outlets, photographers, musicians, and more.
The weather in Gauteng is particularly worth a mention. The many sunny, clear days mean that outdoor weddings are a hit here. This is also great news for the wedding photographers that want to take advantage of the good lighting and clear conditions. The dramatic afternoon storms of summer may sound like a hindrance but they are actually perfect for the ultimate dramatic backdrop.
Because Johannesburg is home to the OR Tambo International Airport, it is accessible for guests coming from different parts of South Africa or the world. In addition, it is ideal as a departure point for your international honeymoon.
Gauteng is the one-stop choice for couples or wedding planners that are looking for an array of excellent options all within the borders of one vibrant, bustling centre.
Happy Wedding Planning!