“Elegant Country Epitomised” – The Silver Sixpence wedding venue offers you the opportunity to be part of an exclusive group who have embraced the magic of “The Silver Sixpence” experience!
Allow yourself to be seduced by the beauty and tranquillity of rolling grasslands, forests, and lakes – providing you with the perfect setting for a romantic weekend wedding experience.
The Silver Sixpence Wedding Venue is tucked away in the hills of the Mpumalanga Highlands, near the popular trout fishing village of Dullstroom – 2,5 hours from Johannesburg.
The stunning Architecturally designed Venue and Lodges, with luxurious en-suite accommodation for 38 guests - including a romantic Honeymoon Suite with a beautiful well-appointed Bridal dressing room, a Micro-Brewery for a Friday night get-together, and the option of either a forest or Chapel ceremony ensures the realisation of all your wishes and dreams!
A weekend wedding at The Silver Sixpence gives you exclusive use of the 300 Hectare Estate – for the weekend - Friday to Sunday - so you enjoy your wedding for 3 days, not 8 hours!
The excitement and exhilaration begins the moment you arrive at The Silver Sixpence – the spectacular natural beauty, along with the peaceful seclusion and tranquillity of the surroundings allows you to immerse yourself in the transformation of the estate into your own personal fairy-tale wedding venue.
Fly-fishing, mountain biking, hiking, bird watching, or relaxing in front of a log fire - your guests will be spoilt for choice!
To fully appreciate this exceptional environment of beautifully maintained landscaped gardens, paddocks with Friesian Horses, trout dams, as well as blue-gum and pine forests, a site-visit is essential!
Our Microbrewery – The Old Oak Brewery - has proven to be the perfect “launch pad” on Friday evening for your weekend celebrations! Catch up with family and friends whilst enjoying our craft beer and a casual relaxed dinner! For those cooler evenings there is a large indoor fireplace as well as an outdoor fire pit and braai area.
We have a full liquor licence and our own unique craft beer is available in The Brewery on Friday night – along with our full bar list, - and, if requested, a keg or two of our craft beer can be available on Saturday too…(especially during the photo session time) in our quirky mobile wagon!
On Saturday morning, the dawning of your wedding day, wake up to the sound of birdsong, relaxed in the knowledge that you are already at your venue and can continue to enjoy the build-up to that magical moment when you walk down the aisle – either in the forest or our quaint country chapel!
Hairdressing and makeup in our well-appointed Bridal Dressing room adds to the excitement of the day!
Every bride is given a sixpence on her wedding day which is to be placed in her shoe... This age-old tradition ensures prosperity, health, and happiness for the newly married couple!
Arrive at your ceremony in our beautiful horse drawn carriage, and say your vows under a canopy of leaves in the forest, or candle chandeliers in our charming chapel.
After your ceremony, whilst you are having photographs taken, your guests can begin to enjoy the mouth-watering cuisine prepared by our in-house caterer. Canapés and refreshments are served on the patio and lawn in front of the large outdoor fireplace alongside the reception hall, and guests can entertain themselves by playing one of the lawn games, or fly-fishing in the nearby trout dam.
At the end of your photo session, the Chapel bell can be rung to remind guests they are at a wedding and need to enter the hall for the evening celebrations to begin!
Dance the night away under a sparkling galaxy of fairy lights and crystal chandeliers in our hall, with the cosy ambience of two large indoor fireplaces.
Our luxurious on-site accommodation (all rooms are en-suite) ensures that the family and close friends of the bridal couple don’t have far to walk after the party.
We currently have accommodation for 38 guests, including a complimentary romantic Honeymoon Suite adjacent to our beautiful bridal dressing room. All rooms are serviced by our dedicated staff.
Cairnfern Country Lodge – the manor house – has accommodation for 8 guests in 4 en-suite rooms, and has a large lounge where family and friends can relax in front of a large log fireplace before the festivities get underway. All the bedrooms open up onto a large veranda overlooking the Friesian horse paddocks.
The Paddocks accommodation (approximately 150m from the hall) consists of 6 suites – all with fireplaces – and is ideal for bridesmaids and groomsmen.
There are two lovely rooms alongside The Brewery – in close proximity to the hall.
The Carriage House – an authentic log cabin – is a cosy romantic cottage for two guests.
The Highland Suites, our lodge which is situated on top of the mountain – ideal for pre-wedding photos – accommodates 10 guests in 5 ultra-luxurious suites, each one being a separate unit, all of them having their own private entrance off a central garden courtyard and linked via a covered walkway/patio. Each individual suite has a balcony with magnificent views towards the escarpment, a small lounge area, fireplace, tea and coffee station, desk, twin beds, dressing area with dressing table, full bathroom (bath and separate shower) and heated towel rails.
Four of the suites are on ground level and the fifth suite is upstairs above the central lounge area. The lounge also has a fireplace, and is open plan with a fully equipped kitchen on one side and a dining table seating 10 on the other side. For outdoor entertaining, there is a braai and wooden deck in front of the lodge….the deck is built over the edge of the mountain with magnificent panoramic views! Enjoy an early morning cup of coffee on your private balcony or on the deck whilst watching the mist slowly dissipate – anticipating the excitement of the day ahead!
Within an 8Km radius, there is accommodation to suit all your guests – a 4 star hotel, B&B’s, and self-catering cottages.
There are four stocked dams for the fly-fishing enthusiast (stocked with rainbow trout) – ideal for the men who want to escape from the wedding preparations for a few hours! For the non-fishermen there are lovely forest and mountain walks (to a waterfall), or just relax under the trees or read on the patio!
A memorable wedding weekend celebration at the exclusive Silver Sixpence wedding venue is a truly magical beginning to your “Happily-Ever-After”!