Venture out of the city and to this countryside retreat in Central Drakensberg and not too far off from Harrismith, where breathtaking surroundings, excellent facilities and friendly, efficient service combine to create a welcoming atmosphere that will set the scene for a simply fabulous occasion. The services offered at Oaklands Country Manor are tailored to suit each guest’s requirements, and it is this that sets this wedding venue apart as the perfect venue for a truly memorable event.

As a wedding venue of choice in the foothills of the Drakensberg, Oaklands Country Manor has sweeping vistas of breath-taking scenery, an enchanting country atmosphere, fine cuisine and a range of venues to choose from.

Oaklands Country Manor specialise in intimate country style weddings, each one personalised to create a uniquely magical day for the couple and their guests. The venue is exclusively reserved for the wedding party, ensuring that no effort is spared in coordinating a day the couple will always remember.

Oaklands can accommodate weddings at any time of year, with October to March being the prime recommended season in the Drakensberg. Both the ceremony and reception can be hosted on the property at one of our stunning venues.

You will feel comfortable and at home at Oaklands for an enchanted weekend filled with celebration and laughter. With the pressure taken off you and your families by taking care of the finer details, providing you with a beautiful day filled with lasting memories.

Perfectly situated halfway between Gauteng and Durban, Oaklands has the makings of a unique and spectacular country wedding venue, boasting superb food, breath-taking views, and warm hospitality.

Oaklands Country Manor and its surrounding estate in the Van Reenen area are steeped in a rich history that dates back to the years preceding the First Boer War. It has seen a series of devoted owners who enjoyed varying degrees of success as the property served as a game farm, family estate and guest house over the years.

Wedding Venues

Oaklands is a small country hotel offering guests the unique opportunity of exclusivity for a destination wedding venue. Guests are encouraged to make Oaklands their home-away-from-home during the time spent with family and friends celebrating the joyous occasion of their wedding.

Oaklands wedding venue have several beautifully appointed weddin venue options available.

The Acorn Room Deck
This is the perfect venue for a ceremony under the vast African skies, boasting the most beautiful “big country” views of the Tantjiesberg mountains and pristine countryside, with the romance of the polo field and horses as a perfect backdrop to delight the senses.

The Oaklands Restaurant – up to 60 guests
The ideal venue for smaller more intimate weddings, the “heart” of Oaklands, this warm, character filled venue can accommodate up to 60 guests. The restaurant, veranda’s, bar and lounges are exclusively for the wedding guest’s enjoyment.

The Oaklands Hotel & Restaurant with Marquees – up to  100 guest
The ideal venue for weddings larger than 60 but smaller than 100, preferring to host the entire weekend and wedding on site.

The Waterfall Stone Barn – up to 150 guests
This classic Free State Stone Barn situated on Waterfall Farm, 4km’s from Oaklands, is ideal for larger weddings of up to 150 guests. Rick & Vicki Dillon, invite you to enjoy their family farm for your special day. The picturesque farm is situated at the foot of the magnificent Nelson’s Kop mountain, a famous landmark of the area. Both the ceremony and the wedding are accommodated on Waterfall Farm. The ceremony in either the “Old Shed” or under the big sky in the veld, and the wedding celebration in the authentic Stone Barn, once the milking shed on Waterfall Farm.