BUSH WEDDINGS

Here at Shikwari, weddings are all about you! We would like you to have the best time with friends & family and all you have dreamed of.

No set anything here – from any décor style and choice of menu; it is all bespoke and at a reasonable rate.

Below there is info on the smallest wedding maybe for a second time around or to reaffirm your vows or the larger zhoosh wedding where the sky is the limit.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Luxury Style Package

Option 1: For 100 Guests. Weekend Wedding

 

  • Bride & Groom stay at the lodge the night before with dinner & after at no cost with a continental breakfast the next morning.
  • Guests may book 9 of the rooms for the wedding day at 50% of the rack rate.
  • R650.00 per guest – includes 3-course buffet dinner or lunch (your choice of 2 in each course),
  • Décor for an outdoor ceremony & reception choice of meal & flowers for those areas,
  • Bedouin Tent in beige & white floor,
  • 2 tier Wedding Cake – flavour and colour of your choice.
  • All tableware, Cloth serviettes & Table Clothes & overlay, tables & special chairs- (Safari, Wimbledon or Tiffany Chairs)
  • Candles for tables
  • Exclusive use of the lodge.

Budget Style Package

Option 2: For 20 – 50 guests 1-day wedding (no overnight accommodation except for the bridal couple at no cost and guests who book on our website)
  • Wedding for Lunch & Ceremony from 10 am – 3 pm or Dinners from 4 pm – 9 pm
  • Includes an ordinary tent on fake grass floor in the bush and outdoor ceremony with Wedding arbour,
  • 2 course Braai dinner or lunch (choice of two meats, 2 salads plus a choice of starch. Single tier Wedding Cake & Ice Cream.
  • Tableware, Table clothes, paper serviettes,
  • Tables & plastic chairs with sash.
  • Flowers will be daisies, sunflowers, more budget flowers. in jam jars.
  • Candles only for an early evening wedding.
  • There will be upmarket porta-toilets with basins for this option.
  • Not near the lodge so no exclusive use.
Option 3: For 20-50 guests at Lodge – Weekend wedding
  • Small weddings at the lodge are charged at R450.00 per guest. Bride & Groom are not charged.
  • 2 course Braai dinner or lunch (choice of two meats, 2 salads plus a choice of starch. Single tier Wedding Cake & Ice Cream.
  • Tableware, Glassware Table clothes, Paper Serviettes,
  • Tables & plastic chairs with sash.
  • Flowers will be daisies, sunflowers, more budget flowers. in jam jars.
  • Candles only for an early evening wedding
  • The lodge and surrounding area would be for the exclusive use of the wedding.
  • Accommodation for Bridal couple & 18 special guests; we can book more rooms down the road for others

Not Included:

  • Photographer/Video
  • Wedding Make up & Hairdresser
  • Wedding Car – Vintage cars can be sourced at extra cost for 5 hours.
  • Bouquet for the bride, Posies for bridesmaids, Corsages for parents & grandparents, Buttonholes for men by Florist
  • Entertainment, DJ or band, and/or pianist for ceremony Suppliers can be sourced by us.
  • Supply of other more designer types of chairs as follows carry an extra cost usually around an extra R 50 – R 100 per chair: > Perspex Ghost style, or Tiffany-style (Gold or Black or Silver), > Safari/Directors > Wimbledon style chairs (white slatted).
  • Menu Cards & Seating Plan may be outsourced in Hoedspruit.
  • Celebrants for the ceremony – It is necessary to see or speak to the celebrant beforehand so they can arrange your marriage certificate.
  • Religious Minister is available or book your own minister
  • Marriage Officer for a non-religious ceremony (Rabbi or other religious wedding officials).
  • Anything not mentioned in the Options.

Staff Required For Weddings

  • For up to 50 guests you will need 6 servers – one for every 8 guests or part thereof on a table.
  • This is our level any change from this may impact service.
  • 4 Kitchen staff
  • 1 barmen & 2 bar waiters.
  • Tips
  • Our staff will be added on to the bar bill & payment is required in cash at end of service (usually from10% of the total foodservice bill to be shared out) Perhaps have your best man or a family member to sort this out for you.
  • Normal Weddings Times: 10 am – 3 pm, 2 pm – 6 pm, 5 pm – 12 Midnight
  • Please see staff overtime up to 2hrs this will not be for all staff and the bar will be closed after midnight.
  • Please make required orders before closing

 Note: We only allow confetti from Petalmania   |   Tel: 076 872 7734   |   www.petalmania.co.za

Strict Covid-19 rules will apply should this still be necessary.

You are assured of total sanitization of all surfaces in our rooms etc.

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