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
iNsingizi is a family owned lodge which the Dohne family started as a means of helping with unemployment in the area and it has grown from that. We now employ 25 people in the spa and lodge.
iNsingizi is not only a fabulous wedding venue but has a wonderful spa where relaxation is paramount! The conference venue is ideal for smaller companies looking for something and somewhere off the beaten track.
iNsingizi is situated between Durban and Pietermaritzburg and is perfectly situated for a wedding with guests coming from either city. We are also ideally situated for couples on the South Coast looking for somewhere not too far from home.
The lodge is set in a small game reserve surrounded by cane fields and pastures which gives a large number of fabulous spots for the perfect photo. Our chapel over a dam is truly unique and gives the feeling of being completely outdoors but being protected by the weather. The venue is ideal for a couple looking for a little bit of Africa not too far from home. Our awesome trails and tracks provide a perfect stress release if you don’t feel like a massage in a wonderful spa.
We pride ourselves in 5 star service and have just backed this up by winning the National Lilizela Tourism Award for Service Excellence in a 3 star lodge The best way to truly understand why more and more couples are choosing to get married under iNsingizi stars is to come and see it for yourselves.
How did you get into the wedding industry?
I was employed by iNsingizi as their GM and marketing manager and with that came the joy of ensuring every couple that choose iNsingizi have the wedding of their dreams!
How long have you been doing this for?
What do you love most about your job?
I am passionate about people and making them happy is something I strive for on a daily basis!
What differentiates your business and makes you stand out? What are you known for?
Our wonderfully relaxed style and attention to detail. Winning the National SA Tourism Award for Service Excellence has really made us more aware of the importance of getting the little things right. Every day is a new day to make someone feel they are special and we make sure our guests know that they are important and that their personalities will shine through in any wedding or function we host.
What can visitors to the Midlands Bridal Fair expect to see from you at the fair?
A montage of great weddings playing on our HD big-screens as well as friendly faces ready to answer all of your questions and help you in any way we can.
What advice would you give Brides- and/or Grooms-to be?
Let us sweat the small stuff! Get the planning done early and take time to enjoy the day, after all it is all about you.