Kate, 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 us about your venue and what you offer
Crystal Barn Country Estate is a wedding and function venue, guest house and restaurant set on a beautiful dam in Fort Nottingham, 10 minutes outside Nottingham Road. We have accommodation for 24 guests on the property and various other accommodation options in close proximity. The business is owner run and we are all about attention to detail and making each of our couples wedding days’ unique.
Crystal Barn wedding venue stands majestically on the edge of a beautiful dam with palatial Indian doors, ancient carved columns and windows, and is adorned with 22 vintage crystal chandeliers. We have a number of ceremony options including a gorgeous forest site set on our dam, an ornate chapel with wooden benches and ancient wooden indian windows and a number of stunning garden options.
We offer inhouse catering and bar services including all waitering and bar staff and a professional wedding coordinator to run your wedding on the day and assist with advice during the planning process. We have inhouse décor and floral experts should you wish to make use of them as well as a list of our preferred suppliers which includes KZN’s top wedding suppliers.
Our Honeymoon suite is included in the wedding package and offers stunning views of the dam, a huge space with long mirrors for hair and make-up and an upstairs ensuite loft room for the Bride and Groom.
How did you get into the wedding industry?
I was in the process of launching an events company when a friend offered me The Wedding Company South Africa. That was five years ago. We leased the business of Crystal Barn Country Estate a year ago and have recently gone into business with the new owners of our stunning venue as shareholders.
How long have you been doing this for?