Destination wedding venue, specializing in weekend weddings. Situated in the highveld of Mpumalanga 2.5 hours drive from Pta or Jhb, on a farm to the east of Ermelo.
With over 100 hectares of farmland along the stunning Vaal River, Smitsfield Venue offers a picturesque setting for your special day. Enjoy exclusive weekend weddings, ample setup time, no rush, and a stress-free wedding experience.
Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of our venues at Smitsfield.
- Step into our historic chapel, constructed in 1924, seating up to 280 guests. The chapel’s open walls and crystal chandeliers create a romantic ambiance.
- For a whimsical forest ceremony, our Poplar Forest, overlooking a ravine, is the perfect choice (additional setup charge applies).
- Exchange vows under the majestic oak tree canopy, planted over 60 years ago, providing a natural and organic setting.
Our newly constructed reception hall, inspired by the industrial factory style of the 1900s, features a stunning glass entrance, diamond-like timber trusses, and a shimmering chandelier. The venue offers a clean palette that complements various wedding styles, from classic to modern, rustic to simplistic. The venue can accommodate up to 350 guests.
Smitsfield offers a unique accommodation experience, with restored wooden train carriages dating from the 1950s and modern container-like suites. We can accommodate 38 guests on the property. Breakfast is included for all guests staying at the venue, adding value to a full weekend wedding experience.
For the bride and groom, we have luxuriously decorated a bridal suite and salon in a restored train carriage, where we serve a champagne breakfast for the ladies as they prep for the big day. The men are spoiled with a vintage sports bar-inspired groom’s lounge, a perfect backdrop for those classic cigar and whiskey prep moments.
Our in-house catering has been carefully curated to complement country cuisine, offering an inclusive 5-course dining experience with the option of plated, buffet, or family-style serving. We also offer various catering options for a pre-wedding function from traditional spit braai to gourmet pizza and wine evenings.