Bush Weddings

Shikwari is the perfect venue to host your rustic, relaxed bush wedding. There is something magical about being serenaded by the sounds of the bushveld as you say your vows under an African sky, with spectacular sunsets, unspoiled wilderness and great service.

For the ceremony itself, you can choose the deck boma, or a romantic spot under trees near the lodge or you may want to choose a rocky outcrop with views of the bushveld that stretch as far as you can see; or a bush clearing.

For the wedding reception, we are able to offer safari-style weddings and are well equipped to provide a delicious Reception dinner for you and your guests.

This may include a traditional braai (barbecue); or “out-of-Africa” elegance under a starry sky, or cocktails accompanied by a string quartet as the sun sinks beyond the horizon.  Traditional drummers, singers and dancers can also be arranged to perform at bush weddings ceremonies and receptions.

Whatever your preference, a wedding in the bush is a very romantic way of saying, “I do.”

Wedding Nitty Gritty!

Includes: For a wedding of up to 120 guests

  • On-site Wedding Planner
  • A delicious reception meal – your choice to the menu. Usually, a 3-course dinner but we can also offer lunch or high tea.
  • Welcome drinks – A signature drink will be devised by our Chef.
  • Tables round or rectangle, cutlery, table clothes,  glassware & serviettes
  • Plate Chargers
  • Coloured overlays to compliment your choice of colour, sashes or decoration on chairs
  • Chairs  – (covered plastic type with sash)
  • Supply of Perspex Ghost style, Tiffany style, Safari or Wimbledon style chairs @ extra cost.
  • Ceremony at the chosen area.
  • Bridal Suite. (Suite for the night and breakfast on your veranda next morning)
  • Flowers for Décor (extra for bouquets and corsages etc)
  • Décor including flowers at the ceremony in Bush or Lodge Gardens or in Lodge Great Room.
  • Exclusive use of the lodge means that only your guests may book accommodation for the wedding and that no other guests or events will be taking place (Please note: if the wedding is very small, under 50 guests, only the Shikwari Suites will be exclusive)

Not Included:

  • Canapes for premeal drinks – this is optional –  cost depends on the type of canapes.
  • Menu Cards
  • Wedding Cake – this may be made onsite
  • Entertainment, DJ, pianist  for the ceremony
  • Minister – we have a minister that will preside over weddings he is close by so won’t need accommodation. Or bridal couples own.
  • Bridal & bridesmaid bouquets, corsages & boutonnieres.
  • Tent
  • Delivery cost of hired items.  (This can only be determined on booking with the hire company)


Please email us  for more information and let us know  your needs, we would be honoured to arrange your special day

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