Jon & Wade, welcome to the Midlands Bridal Fair 2017 in KZN. We are so excited to introduce you and your venue to our Brides- and Grooms-to-be!
Tell people about your venue and what you offer
Be charmed by the elegant, yet warm, Calderwood Hall.
Delight in the pretty and tranquil thatched, stained glass Chapel. Enjoy our draped, chandeliered reception venue. Relax in our indoor/outdoor pavilion amongst the trees overlooking the dam. Stay a while and enjoy the calm country ambience in our comfortable accommodation. Dream a little, as here you will make memories.
We’re everything you need and more…
The Edwardian Calderwood Hall Manor House stands in the pristine countryside of Boston like a memory from a by-gone era.
Our pretty and tranquil thatched stained glass Chapel seats 150 guests. As an alternative to the Chapel, you can use the forest next to the dam or even the Arbour in the front garden.
Our inviting Jardine Function Centre seats 250 guests comfortably whilst still allowing for a dance floor. It has a large outdoor verandah area overlooking the beautiful mountains and surrounding forests.
Our Pavilion is a casual lounge area and it is great for guests to relax in on Friday and Saturday or for the pre-wedding Braai Dinner. Its even open for those late-nighters who want to move over after the Jardine Centre has closed to warm up around the fire pit.
Our accommodation has been graded as AA Highly recommended and as we can sleep 77 guests. We are popular for those ‘stay-over” weekend weddings. Our Manor House has five oversized luxury en-suite bedrooms, all exquisitely themed for guests and set in the beautiful gardens are a further 24 en-suite garden rooms located a little further from the Manor House.
How long have you been doing this for?
More than 10 years.
What do you love most about your job?
We love to share our extensive knowledge in organising weddings, and look forward to being part of your special day – an important milestone – the start of your lives together.
What differentiates your business and makes you stand out? What are you known for?
Over the years, we have built up a strong reputation for quality catering and function management and coordination. Guests can look forward to tasty food, beautifully presented, and a quiet, no fuss, management style.
Any client testimonial/s you’d like to share?
“From the day we arrived you guys went above and beyond, the food was outstanding every meal and Calderwood as a venue was just exceptional. I really didn’t want to leave. Thank you all for making our dream wedding a reality we are eternally grateful. Wade the food on the day was AMAZING everyone loved every course. I just can’t sing your praises enough. You are amazing special people who made organising a wedding from aboard such a pleasure.” – Bridgette & Matthew
“Thank you for an absolutely amazing wedding, Wade! You went out of your way for us, we could not have wished for anything better! Your food and hospitality was top class. THANK YOU!” – Theodora Potgieter Brown
“From the venue to the food and hospitality we could not fault you on a single thing, everything was perfect! Thank you so much for everything, you guys are incredible.” – Tyler Trenam
“The wedding was absolutely stunning, the food was great and the staff were all so friendly. The venue itself is like being teleported into another time, truly amazing! Needless to stay we were sad to leave on Sunday and return to the real world.” – Viv Holwill
Tell us what inspires you. Any websites, people or companies that you follow?
We are inspired be the different weddings we host at Calderwood as our venue allows for the Bride and Groom to reflect their personal styles in the reception. You will not be limited by what we can do, but rather what you want to make this special day and this inspires us to give each bride the wedding that she dreamt of…
What advice would you give Brides- and/or Grooms-to be?
Planning your wedding is a very special time for you and one that should be exciting and fun and filled with beautiful memories.