Wedding Venue: Netherwood

Netherwood is very well-known in Natal, and really speaks for itself! We have been in awe of the beautiful weddings that have been shot there by local photographers this year alone, and wanted to showcase this gorgeous venue for you ourselves. Two of our favourite weddings that have been shot at Netherwood recently include this one by Jacki Bruniquel and this one by Fiona Clair - go take a browse, they're stunning!

Where: Nottingham Road, KZN Midlands
Style of Venue: Contemporary
Contact: Mandy or Keri, +27 33 266 7132

Does Netherwood come with an indoor or outdoor chapel? 
Our indoor chapel seats up to 200 people. The walls are composed of glass and the pulpit of stone - this allows the natural beauty of the surroundings to pour in. On warm or windless days, these glass doors stack right open and people can wander around between the pews and the grassy lawns seamlessly. Our chapel really is a kind of hybrid of indoor and outdoor.

What does the venue package include?
Netherwood only has one wedding package since we only have one wedding per week. This includes use of the Lidgetts Grant Lodge for two nights which sleeps 20 people, a 150-seater chapel and a 250-seater venue hire, including tables, white tiffany chairs, base cutlery and crockery, white tablecloths and serviettes, cleaning staff. 

What are the catering options?
Netherwood works exclusively with a list of 5 preferred caterers. This list contains a range of styles and budgets, so there is a good selection for our brides and grooms to choose from.

Does the Netherwood venue include a honeymoon suite?
We have lovely self-catering cottages on the farm and also a beautiful en-suite bedroom in the manor house which is often used as a honeymoon suite, but we don't have a dedicated honeymoon suite on site. With an array of 4 and 5 star hotels at our doorstep, our bridal couples can go full glam and private or choose to stay with the party on our farm.

Is there a reception closing time? If the wedding goes over time, do you charge a fee?
Closing time is at 12:00. Thereafter a fee of R800 is charged per hour. Final cut off time is 2 AM. (2014 fee: R1000,00 an hour).

Does the venue come with a wedding planner? 
No, a wedding planner is not included.

What kind of size wedding can be held at Netherwood?
We can cater up to 250 people, but our most popular size is 150. Adding onto this, Netherwood's adaptable space is a huge draw card, as the curtains can close off sections of the venue for a more intimate wedding and for larger weddings, the curtains are drawn back.

What kind of bar is run at Netherwood?
Our bar is stocked to run both on a cash system and a tab system for the bridal couple. We do carry a house red and white wine but do not stock a full wine list. This can be tailored for each wedding - please contact us to see our wine list or to make special requests. A cash bar is run, unless a tab is put down by the bridal couple.

What rates can couples expect to pay? 
Please email us for the rates and wedding package for 2014.

Other good things to know about Netherwood?
Netherwood is located on a working farm so herds of cattle, chicken, llamas and wildlife like reedbuck, blesbuck and zebra roam around. This all adds to the authentic country charm. Guests have access to our 1000ha property, so can go for long walks and have access to a number of photo spots. The venue is easily accessible from both Joburg and Durban.

Photographs are from the Netherwood website, and are not subject to be used without permission. Photographers may include Alexis Diack, Bright Girl Photography, Carmen Roberts, Jacki Bruniquel, Kelly Daniels, Willem Oets, Michelle hibbert, Ocean Driven Media, Samantha Maber, Cellar Door Photography, Heather Fitchet, Tink, Shanna Jones, Custo Photography.

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