IMKA’S 5 TIPS ON CHOSING A WEDDING VENUE. Imka Bester recently held her dream wedding at Glenburn Lodge in Muldersdrift and as a lifestyle blogger she shares some invaluable advice on chosing your perfect wedding venue. On her blog glamorousglitter.co.za she shares her beautiful day, complete with stunning photos taken by Christo Van Deventer Photography.
IMKA’S 5 TIPS ON CHOSING A WEDDING VENUE:
- Consider the size of the venue. Even though the venue says max capacity is 120, consider whether your guests will be squeezed into a venue and will fit chock-en-blok soos sardyntjies. I suggest booking a venue with a larger capacity to ensure the guests have enough space to move around and be comfortable.
- What is the rental fee and what is included in this rental fee. Allow extra money in your budget if extra decor needs to be arranged.
- Can I hold my ceremony there too? At Glenburn, they have a beautiful chapel with the most stunning view of the mountains!
- Is there enough parking for guests?
- Ensure that the guests can access the venue with ease. If your guests need to cross a river and a 4×4 to access the site, you will be left with guests either not attending, or a bunch of grumpy guests with ruined shoes and outfits.
“The service we received from the staff on the day was nothing but spectacular, says Ms Bester. “From a delicious breakfast buffet to someone attending to us hand and foot, ensuring we had something to eat before the ceremony and that our room was beautiful and clean after the wedding. Our room was decorated with red rose petals, a lovely arrangement with stunning red roses, a bottle of champagne and plates filled with food! I even received a mini survival kit for those bridal emergencies and I only had to use it on my bridesmaids!”
Glenburn Lodge has a Belgium chef and Ms Bester loved the way he prepared their wedding feast: “John and I decided to take time to eat the food at the wedding and we were not disappointed. The Kingklip was the best I have ever had and our guests’s plates were overflowing with seconds, and some even going back for thirds! The desserts were delicious too and I can honestly say that I had dessert seconds and thirds and fourths.”
We wish Imka and John all the blessings in the world for their future together!