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  • We are situated in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, on the Midlands Meander.
  • Address: The Gallery Wedding Venue, Currys Post Road, Nottingham Road, KZN, South Africa.
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  • 2024: R35700
    2025: R37470
  • This excludes Heaters, Firewood, Generator Fuel and Waiters/Clearers.
  • We require a 35% deposit to secure the wedding date.
  • The remaining amount is required two weeks prior to the wedding (There is also a R5000 breakages deposit required at this stage, which is refundable after the wedding – less anything that is broken/damaged/used during the stay).
  • Cancellation Policy – If cancelled 0 to 12 Weeks before the wedding date: 100% of the deposit paid will be charged. If cancelled 13 Weeks (or more) before the wedding date: 50% of the deposit paid will be charged.
  • If Social Gatherings are not allowed on your Wedding Date due to Covid-19 – we do allow you to shift your Wedding Date out to a later Date without penalty. If full cancellation, the cancellation policy above will still be in place.
  • Accommodation – www.farsidefarm.co.za
    • 6 Umbrella heaters – R650 each
    • 2 Large fire-places (The Gallery) – R350 per fireplace
    • Generator Fuel – R250 per hour
  • Waiters/clearers are charged dependent on guest numbers: R840 per 20 Guests & a singular transport fee of R650. If meals are plated/served (not buffet) one of these waiters will be upgraded to a floor manager waiter for an extra R390.
  • Our venue caters for up to 150 guests.
    • The Piazza can seat up to 150 guests for the Reception.
    • The Gallery can seat up to 100 guests for the Reception.
      • Whichever venue is not used will become a satellite space for the dance floor, cocktail tables and buffet (if needed).
  • We allow bookings two years in advance.
  • 4 Magnificent interlinked venues for up to 150 guests.
    • The Gallery | The Lawn | The Piazza | The Pavilion.
  • Exclusivity Of The Venues and Property.
  • Mirror and easel for bridal hair and makeup.
  • Nguni cattle on display for guest arrival.
  • Road signage.
  • Antique signing table.
  • Bridal chairs.
  • Stage for speeches.
  • 8am to 6pm setup time on the day prior to the wedding.
  • A selection of table configurations (wooden, longs, squares and ovals).
  • White reception chairs.
  • White Wimbledon ceremony chairs.
  • Floor plan seating layout design.
  • Cocktail tables.
  • Table cloths.
  • Fabric napkins.
  • Cake table and cloth.
  • DJ table and cloth.
  • Two Wooden Easels for Welcome and Table Seating Boards.
  • Wooden lectern for ceremony.
  • Wooden lectern for reception.
  • Crockery, cutlery & glassware.
  • Full bar service and barman (drink/liquor costs not included).
  • Venue manager.
  • Cleaners.
  • Backup generator (Fuel/Running Costs not included – R250 per hour).
  • We do not offer seasonal or weekday rates.
  • We have 8 rooms available on site for the bridal party.
    • Four in the Manor House.
    • Two in the Dam Cottage.
    • Two in the Stable Cottage. (The one room is a double bunk bed with premium mattresses and wooden frame).
  • Accommodation Information and Rates can be found at www.farsidefarm.co.za
    • Accommodation does need to be paid in full at least two weeks prior to the wedding. You can settle this yourselves, or we can bill your guests directly for self payment.
  • Recommended Close-by Guest Accommodation can be found at the following link: www.thegalleryweddings.co.za/guestaccommodation/
  • Yes, the day before, the day of, and morning after your wedding are booked off for your use only.
  • If 6 of the 8 rooms on the property are taken for two nights, we do provide the bridal couple with their room free of charge on the wedding night.
  • No it does not, we allow external catering (we don’t do in-house catering)
    • Recommended suppliers can be found at the following link: www.thegalleryweddings.co.za/suppliers/
      • Catering does need to be provided by a certified caterer for Health and Safety reasons.
      • If you use a caterer that is not on this suppliers list, there is a R2500 surcharge for use of the facilities.
  • We do allow external catering (we don’t do in-house catering).
    • Recommended suppliers can be found at the following link: www.thegalleryweddings.co.za/suppliers/
      • Catering does need to be provided by a certified caterer for Health and Safety reasons.
      • If you use a caterer that is not on this suppliers list, there is a R2500 surcharge for use of the facilities.
  • A large empty room 8x6m is provided to the caterer. They will be required to bring in all equipment needed to deliver their service.
    • If you are doing a buffet please make sure the caterer also provides the chafing dishes and utensils to serve from them. This is a good crosscheck.
    • Caterers are not allowed to cook through the night before the wedding day. The venue gets locked up at 18h00 the day before the wedding with suppliers returning the morning of the wedding from 08h00.
    • A photo of the room can be found here: Catering Area
  • Yes, waiters/clearers are charged over and above the venue rental at R840 per 20 Guests for an 9 hour shift (starting 30minutes before ceremony), and a one-time collective transportation fee of R650. If meals are plated/ served (not buffet) one of these waiters will be upgraded to a floor manager waiter for an extra R390. Venue waiters are non-negotiable.
  • We do not allow waiters from Caterers due to the quality of waitstaff being subpar, and their lack of knowledge of the venue. Our waiters will work with your chosen caterer, are well trained, and can do all tasks required – from buffet service to roaming canapes. This also ensures you are not being double charged by your caterer for kitchen staff acting as waiters sporadically.
  • Yes we can! We do also supply an urn, tea cups, saucers and teaspoons, as well as a table.
  • We can do platters for the bridal party as a late morning snack before the wedding formalities. Options will be provided.
  • Yes! However only natural/biodegradable confetti – for example: petals, leaves or bubbles.
  • We do not provide any supplementary wedding services (with exception to the bar service which is included in the rate).
  • Recommended suppliers can be found at the following link: www.thegalleryweddings.co.za/suppliers/
    • These suppliers are recommendations, however you are welcome to use whoever your like.
  • Catering does need to be provided by a certified caterer for Health and Safety reasons.
    • If you use a caterer that is not on this suppliers list, there is a R2500 surcharge for use of the facilities.
  • The following suppliers are typically required:
    • Catering.
    • Hair & Makeup.
    • Decor.
    • Cake.
    • DJ.
    • Marriage Officer.
    • Photographer.
  • Recommended suppliers can be found at the following link: www.thegalleryweddings.co.za/suppliers/
  • Catering does need to be provided by a certified caterer for Health and Safety reasons.
    • If you use a caterer that is not on this suppliers list, there is a R2500 surcharge for use of the facilities.
  • The venue opens at 08h00 on the morning of the wedding, and closes at midnight (or 10 hours after the scheduled ceremony start time – whichever comes first). We can continue until 02h00, however there is a surcharge of R1500 per hour of overtime , and music will need to be reduced to 50% volume after 00h00.

  • The venue will be available to suppliers the day before the wedding from 08h00 to 18h00, and the morning of the wedding from 08h00.
  • The day after the wedding is reserved for removing all items.
  • We have a manager on site that looks after all of the wedding venue’s responsibilities. Should you want someone to assist you on the day with time keeping for the wedding party and other suppliers – we do advise hiring a wedding coordinator.
  • We only allow wines and champagne to be brought in, however there is a corkage fee. You will provide us with the wine and we will chill and serve it. On departure we will count how many bottles have been opened and charge accordingly:
    • R50 per Wine/Sparkling Wine Bottle.
    • R125 per International Champagne Bottle.
  • All other drinks are to be organised through the venue. Not Caterers. Let us know what you would like.
  • The bar can be run on a tab or we can accept direct payments from your guests.
  • If you decide on a tab we will run up to an agreed amount which we will agree upon closer to the wedding – on the day we will notify you once this limit has been reached.
    • We can also do a hybrid bar, where everything is on tab except for spirits and shooters which can be paid for by cash or card by your guests.
  • Yes we do accept credit cards.
  • Yes we do accept cash payments.
  • We do not have a sound system. This will need to be brought in by your chosen DJ, which is a standard procedure (they use their own equipment).
  • Yes we do.
  • We do have a generator that powers the entire property. Cost is R250 per hour of use.
  • Yes, we place road signage from the main road directing guests to the venue parking.
  • Wedding guests are not allowed in the Manor House. There is a separate entrance and parking for wedding guests, which provides access to the wedding venue/s. The Manor House is accessible to the Bridal Party, Direct Family and Guests sleeping over.