Nestling in the beautiful Byrne Valley and its own spectacular gardens and tranquil old world charm,
The Oaks is the ideal venue for your special day, offering a unique, scenic and unforgettable experience.
We are 1 hour 15 minutes from Durban and 45 minutes from Pietermaritzburg.
Close enough to travel from the city but far enough to forget the hustle and bustle. The perfect setting to enjoy your wedding in the country.
We have a beautiful gazebo in the garden that can be used for the ceremony. Your guests can be seated on white plastic chairs spreading out from this. Enjoy the tranquil setting while you exchange your vows witnessed by your guests.
Alternatively there is a beautiful little chapel 800m from us, on the edge of Byrne Village, St Mary Magdalene. There are also a few churches in Richmond itself, 15 minutes away.
Please note: our maximum for the ceremony & reception is 80 people
and for accommodation 60 people.
1) The hotel’s dining room. This seats 80 people comfortably. Waitresses will serve the meal.. If you wish your dancing to also be held in the dining room, seating will then not be as spacious. Another alternative for your dancing is to move to the bar and verandah area after dinner. This will be cooler in the summer months.
2) A tent/marquee on the lawn below the bar and verandah. This option would require you to have a buffet-style dinner served from the bar verandah area (not served by waitrons). Dancing can either be held on the bar verandah or on a dance floor in the tent/marquee.
For option number 2 there will be an additional charge for hiring of tents/ marquees, chairs and dance floor.
We encourage making an appointment to view our fabulous venue. We will gladly show you around and discuss your particular requirements and you can enjoy a complimentary lunch for two or just tea and cream scones if you prefer something lighter.