Weddings

Set in the heart of the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, Fern Hill Hotel is an idyllic setting for your wedding. With our 30 acres of park-like grounds and manicured gardens, it would be difficult to find a more suitable venue for your wedding – even more so once you see our very competitive rates.

Planning a wedding is often a stressful experience, but our highly trained staff and expert functions team have perfected the art of minimising stress during this your most important and memorable day of your life.

Fern Hill Hotel can cater for weddings up to a maximum of 250 people if you use our Fern Theatre for your reception. We do, however, have numerous venues for smaller, more intimate weddings. Outdoor weddings are our speciality, and our garden gazebo has been the backdrop for hundreds of couples saying their vows. Alternatively, our newly constructed Fern Hill Chapel is a picturesque venue capable of seating up to 200 guests. With large, contemporary stained-glass windows, concertina glass doors with views of the gardens and striking driftwood chandeliers, the Fern Hill Chapel makes for a memorable wedding service.

Our cost per head is based on the menu of your choosing, and we have dozens of menus for any budget. Fern Hill Hotel specialises in carveries when it comes to catering.

Special Accommodation Rates:

For guests and relatives travelling a distance to attend your wedding, we can offer a discounted bed and breakfast rate, subject to availability. This can be arranged with our functions department & we suggest that this be included with your wedding invitations.

Through our own agency, our functions department can arrange a variety of entertainment options, from hairdressers to DJs or a piper. Alternatively you are more than welcome to arrange your own entertainment. Our license allows for drinks and entertainment to continue until 24h00

Examples of additional charges:

  • R350.00 Red Carpet for hire

  • R8.00 per glass Non-alcoholic fruit punch

  • R10.00 per glass Alcoholic Punch (eg: Vodka)

  • R15.00 per can of mineral drink

  • R35.00 per jug of juice

  • R15.00 per organza overlay

  • R5.00 per organza tieback

  • R7.00 per chair cover

  • R30.00 corkage charge per bottle

  • R105.00 per bottle of sparkling wine


Please note we charge an additional R2000.00 per hour or part thereof for wedding receptions running past midnight.