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Wedding Venue in East London

At Gonubie-Manor we understand that every wedding should be different and we go out of our way to make sure that your wedding day is extra special. Gonubie-Manor is situated just outside of East London on the banks of the Gonubie River. We provide a beautiful country feel, in an immaculately sculptured garden. We have become East London’s premier wedding venue.

Our Wedding Reception Venues

At Gonubie-Manor you have the choice of two venues. The Beta hall seats up to 160 guests comfortably and the Alpha venue seats up to 450 guests. Both these venues are air conditioned. Both venues have entrance lobbies. Both are decorated in neutral colours and have extensive draping possibilities. Essentially we have a blank canvass that we can use to create the ambience that you require.

Your Ceremony

We have two outdoor areas which are very different and yet very special for your occasion. The one lies between the very large glass frontage to our 600 sqm large hall and a water feature on the right. Right in the middle is a beautiful lawn structure that accommodates up to 500 people. You may want to enjoy your ceremony in the open air or you may wish for us to erect a bedouin tent to give your guests some shelter. No request is too big or too small.

If you rather hanker for a more traditional setting then you could conduct your ceremony in front of the old manor house. The thatched, sandstone manor house has a distinct Herbert Baker design feel to it. The setting will transport your guests back in time. An exquisite setting for your ceremony.

Photo Opportunities

Your photographer is going to love our venue. We have so many varied backdrops to create awesome wedding pictures to suit every taste. Of course there is the manor house, built in the 1800’s, which is very special and unique. The original manor house was built to stand the test of time.

Around the pool there is more than a touch of the “Lost City”. The rock art setting provides a unique and interesting background.

We also have an old ox wagon on site which makes for a great backdrop. Our Alpine Cottages transport one to a fantasy place and of course the dam also makes for a tranquil background.

Your photographer will find plenty of inspiration to make the recording of your day spectacular.

Accommodation

If you have a number of out of town guests we offer a number of accommodation options. From our two star semi self catering Alpine Units, four and six sleeper units, some double rooms and now our luxury Umlambo Units, there is a bed for all price ranges and comfort levels. All are immaculately clean.

Decor

At Gonubie-Manor we offer a variety of decor options. Draping, chair covers, stage to elevate brides and grooms, chandeliers, table cloths and table covers, chair tie-backs, candle stands, special chairs (thrones) for bride and grooms. We drape outside areas where appropriate and generally are well experienced at creating a fantasy canvass for your perfect wedding. Style and elegance rules the day.

Catering

Our cuisine is a fusion of South African flavours with both modern and old fashion trends. We have a number of menu options available, for you to choose from, dependent on your budget.

We are happy to accommodate your specific requirements into your menu selection. We have catered for school groups, serving hot dogs as a snack to seven star corporate functions with five star meals. Nothing scares our experienced team. So if it’s a 5 course meal you require or a more traditional dish we are happy to discuss your requirements.