Wedding Package 2019


Halliwell Country Inn is a historical landmark dating back to an estimated 1837. The first structure was a fortified wagon stop leading into the interior. Our chapel, was originally the “Smithy” where wagons were repaired and horses shod. Today, this gorgeous hotel sits beautifully elevated over the Karkloof Valley with 250 acres of rolling lawns. Our neighbours, The Halliwell Rest Home for Horses, share our space and provide for exceptional views of these gorgeous animals in one of the many paddocks adjoining our property.

The peace and tranquillity provide an exceptional base to provide bespoke experiences for couples to tailor make an experience fit for the modern bride. Our full service hotel offers accommodation sleeping 40 guests, a full Al La Carte restaurant, swimming pool and massive space, Exclusive in nature, this destination hotel will be sure to fulfil many childhood dreams of your very special day. Specialising in small intimate gatherings or larger weddings up to 300 guests, our unique venue will be sure to fulfil your specific needs.

Ceremonies can either take place in our expansive gardens or in the chapel. Our gardens are a photographers dream, as is our main building that provides an exceptional backdrop. The hotel fee includes both options. Our pool provides the perfect backdrop for canapés and space for entertaining your guests. Should the weather turn bad, the main building with open fireplaces provides an exceptional space for entertaining your guests in comfort.

The Chapel: Can be used for the ceremony and can seat 120 guests with standing room for another 30 guests.

Main Venue: This high roofed light and airy insulated building with a clear 450 square meters of wooden floor space, has it’s own kitchen, bar, ample toilets, heated if required and can be partitioned off to cater from 45 to 350 guests depending on your requirements. The hall has draped areas and windows with fairy lights built into the ceiling, variable lighting to create the right effects as the reception progresses and excellent acoustics. The standard décor in both the chapel and Main venue is certainly adequate, however provision is made for the easy addition of more elaborate draping, bunting, lighting etc.

Included in Venue

  • Option of garden/farm or chapel for your ceremony
  • Use of pool area & gazebo
  • Use of the Main Venue – this will also be available to you the day before from 7am to 6pm for set up.
  • 1. 8 meter Round tables and standard ancona chairs with white covers
  • Use of chapel’s benches, lectern, carpet for the aisle
  • Use of the Bridal day room for you and your bridesmaids to get ready
  • Complimentary honeymoon suite & breakfast for the bridal couple – subject to availability
  • Glasses & Barmen for 8 hours
  • Account or cash bar in the main venue, no other cool drinks or liquor allowed on site but clients may bring their own wine/champagne for a corkage charge of R55 per 750 mil bottle.

Venue Hire Rates– please read through carefully

No. of Guests Venue Rate
Up to 100 R17,500.00
101 to 150 R19,950.00
151 to 250 R23,950.00
251 to 320 R25,950.00

Prices are valid for 3 months from date of written quotation.

Smaller Weddings or luncheons that fall below 40 and can be held in our chapel, dining room or gazebo would have to be quoted accordingly.

Venue rates are based on an 8 hour wedding (this period commences  from the time the ceremony is due to start), for afternoon weddings if they exceed midnight there will be an hourly fee of R1,350.00 (or portion thereof) for every hour past midnight.

We will endeavor to have the Venue available from 7am to 6pm the day before your wedding to allow for set up.

We have a list of highly experienced professionals all eager to help you with the following:

Planning & co ordination, Wedding cake, Music, including DJ’s, Musicians or bands, Minister, Chaplin or Marriage Officers, Flower arrangements and bouquets, Draping, fairy lights and décor, Hair & make up & Photography and videographer.
However should you have your own preferred supplier you are welcome to use them.

Catering – We have 2 options

Option 1 – House Caterers

Catering by our expert and highly professional caterers who supply an array of delightful dishes for you to choose from either plated or buffet, our menus start from R295 per person, weddings of 150 or more depending on menu choice could be eligible for a reduced rate per person.

Our menu price also includes:

  • Standard crockery & cutlery
  • Table cloths in white/cream/black/silver or white & gold with matching linen napkins.
  • 4 x cocktail tables and cloths at the pool for juice/canopies, Buffet display, portioning of wedding cake, cruet sets for the tables
  • Waitrons for 8 hours
  • Set up and break down.
  • We can supply list of wonderful dishes that we know go well at weddings and what we do suggest is for you to put together your ideal menu from these dishes and let us quote accordingly.
  • We do get requests for special dietary or ethnic menus, where caterers specializing in these fields may be preferable, should you wish to go this route please discuss further with us.


Old Halliwell has large, comfortable guest rooms, all leading in from the garden with open fireplaces and private verandahs overlooking the Karkloof Valley.

We have a total of 14 rooms, which will sleep up to 32 guests although extra beds may be added and some rooms do sleep 4 and our Valley suits have spa baths. All of our room rates include breakfast.
There is also a number of other accommodation establishments within a short drive of Old Halliwell.
Baby sitters are available upon request.


Conveniently situated just 4kms from the N3, at the Lions River off ramp, Exit 114.
Or tarred road access from Howick 12 kms
4 ½ hours from Johannesburg Gauteng.
1 hour from Durban.
30 minutes from Pietermaritzburg.
10 minutes from Howick & Midmar Dam.

Breakages Deposit

A R1,500.00 deposit is required and held to cover any breakages & damage to linen, property etc or to cover plating charge if number of guests increase by day of wedding this is refunded or part there of 14 days after wedding date.

Payment Terms

To secure your booking date for the venue we require R9,000.00 which is a non-refundable deposit. It is advisable to secure your venue date early.
Confirmation of final number of guests, balance of venue and plating charge including the breakages deposit of R1,500.00 is to be paid no later than 21 days prior to wedding date. This is critical to the smooth running of the wedding. Late or delayed payments are not allowed.

It is advisable to book accommodation for you or your guests at the same time as booking the venue or soon thereafter.
Please note that rooms will not be held until the accommodation deposit is received.
To secure your accommodation a 50% deposit is required and normal cancellation terms apply.

We accept all major credit cards except American Express and Diners Club.
Full and final settlement of account (accommodation, bar tab, etc) to be paid on departure

Contact Details:
For any further information please do not hesitate to contact us or visit our website and  Facebook page!
Telephone: 033 330 2602 : Cell: 071 942 4130/ 082 510 6366
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A site visit is a must to see how beautiful our property is, there is nothing quite as charming in the Midland area.

Please drop in or phone for an appointment!