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Wedding in Johannesburg
Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa and although it is in the smallest province, Gauteng, it has the most number of people living in it. This follows that there will be more weddings here (with the possible exception of the Western Cape) with huge demand for wedding venues. Weddings in Johannesburg are big business and the growth of the wedding industry has resulted in many specialised wedding and conference venues opening their doors over the last few years.
Best Time of Year for Your Wedding in Johannesburg
Many people would argue that Johannesburg has the best climate in South Africa with dry cold winters and hot summers with the normal pattern being a spectacular thunderstorm in the late afternoon and then clearing up into still, warm evenings.
The winter days are normally warm and sunny with cold nights. Many wedding venues run winter specials, so if you shop around you may be lucky to find that you can hold your wedding at a beautiful venue at a substantial discount. Spring and summer are the more popular time to be married with many venues offering outdoor ceremonies.
How to Choose your Wedding Venue in Johannesburg
To make it easier for you to find a perfect wedding venue, we have divided our Gauteng wedding venues into bush, country and city wedding venues. Many of the country wedding venues are situated in the Muldersdrift area of Johannesburg and offer every facility you may need. Different types of venues offer the Italian influence of Avianto to the Cape Dutch influence of Bergvallei. Moon and Sixpence is a venue that has a choice of two chapels and two different style wedding venues. They also offer accommodation for the bridal party and guests.
In the Cradle of Humankind which is a UNESCO site, we have Forum Homini and The Cradle who both offer weddings in this very special place. Bush wedding venues such as the beautiful Blaauwpoort and Makiti are situated in this area and offer a true bush experience close to the city.
Midrand is very conveniently situated to Pretoria and Johannesburg and there are many wedding venues here. City venues like Gallagher Estates and Accolades can cater for very large weddings as well as smaller ones. River Place on the Hennops River is a beautiful venue for your country wedding, and has accommodation for your guests to stay over. The Bridge is another gorgeous venue situated on a river so offers a lovely outlook.
For true city weddings, The Pyramid is perfect. The Westcliff is a beautiful wedding venue overlooking the city all the way to the Magaliesberg. In October and November it is magical when the jacarandas are in full bloom and there is a sea of purple as far as the eye can see. Yellowwood Chapel is a city venue in Randburg and is another venue that can be considered for your wedding.
Johannesburg has a large range of wedding venues to choose from, and there is something for everyone, whether you are concerned by price or the situation of the venue.