South Africa - the ideal lush tropical garden wedding destination.
Designed as a boutique venue, Shepstone Gardens is the ideal destination for anyone looking for something out of the ordinary and truly unforgettable: rare indigenous plants and flowers are in abundance, and cascading water flows through seventeen clearwater stone Koi ponds.
Developed over two acres from a 19th century home, the venue stands as a testament to the aesthetic sensibilities of the artisans, gardeners and stone craftsmen who have dedicated their lives to the construction of this landmark. The venue is one of the original Witwatersrand Ridge houses commissioned by the Modderfontein Dynamite Company at the turn of the 20th century. The original house was built from the local quartz (estimated at 350 million years old) by Afrikaans prisoners captured during the Anglo-Boer War. Mahatma Ghandi, the Indian civil rights advocate, was himself involved in a dispute between the dynamite company and the prisoners as he was a close friend of the local architect.
All additions have been made in keeping with the style of the original Herbert Baker architecture. Shepstone Gardens is a wedding venue unlike any other - a haven of botanical tranquility that transports you into another world; your dream come true.
Take a walk along mountain paths that reveal a myriad of floral delights. Take in the view. It will take your breath away. Dance the night away with the people who mean the most to you, and in the arms of your lover.
We had such an amazing time on the 24th of October. It was absolutely our dream wedding. Thank you for the amazing effort that you have put in ensuring that the event runs smoothly. Your attention to detail is so impressive. You have such a wonderful personality, so warm and inviting. The fact that you were so professional also made it so easy for us to fully trust you with the running of the day and relieved us of strain that would otherwise have been on us on the day of the wedding.
Our families and friends were happy to share our special day and really enjoyed the amazingly manicured gardens. We couldn't have asked for a better venue and a better coordinator. It was everything we wanted and more to celebrate our love. It made a great milestone in our love story that much more memorable.
Thank you for the great service.
I wanted to thank you for being so fantastic during the whole process of the wedding! From the planning till the wedding day you were amazing! Wouldn't have been able to do everything without your help!
I had such a spectacular day! Honestly the wedding of my dreams! Thank you so so much!