Every bride-to-be knows that planning a wedding is no walk in the park. From setting a budget to choosing the perfect dress and ensuring every detail is just right, it can be a nerve-wracking experience. But fear not, because we have the solution you’ve been dreaming of – a destination wedding in the picturesque Central Drakensberg.


The Perfect Location

Nestled halfway between Johannesburg and Durban, The Nest Hotel is situated in the enchanting Champagne Valley of the Central Drakensberg. Not only is it easily accessible, but it also offers a breathtaking backdrop with Cathkin Peak and the rolling hills of the Drakensberg. There’s no doubt that this is where you should say your “I do’s” and create memories to cherish for a lifetime.


Your Early-Stage Wedding Checklist

  • To make your dream mountain wedding a reality, we’ve compiled a checklist to guide you through the early stages:
  • Set Your Budget: Determine your budget and stick to it. Knowing your financial boundaries will help you make informed decisions throughout the planning process.
  • Choose the Perfect Date: Select a wedding date and consider the weather for that time of year. Drakensberg’s climate can be unpredictable, so plan accordingly.
  • Find Your Venue: Research and book a venue that aligns with your vision. While outdoor weddings are romantic, having a backup plan for inclement weather is essential.
  • Guest List Planning: Create your guest list.
  • Legal Documents: Ensure your legal documents, including the marriage license and prenuptial contract, are in order.
  • Select Your Wedding Attire: Decide whether you’ll purchase, hire or have your wedding dress made. Don’t forget to coordinate outfits for your bridesmaids and groomsmen.
  • Capture the Moments: Choose a skilled photographer and videographer to immortalize your special day.
  • Book the Marriage Official: Secure the services of a marriage official to officiate your ceremony.


Time to Celebrate!

With the basics covered, it’s time to send out those invitations and share the joy of your upcoming celebration. At The Nest Hotel, we offer a comprehensive wedding package, including both indoor and outdoor venues for your ceremony and reception. Our cozy accommodations, delicious meals, and dedicated staff are committed to ensuring your special day is an unforgettable experience.


We look forward to hosting your wedding at The Nest Hotel. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for more information on our special package rates tailored to meet your unique requirements. Your dream mountain wedding awaits, and we can’t wait to be a part of it!