Travel & Tourism 2023

29 | Luxlife Magazine Most Extraordinary Wedding & Corporate Venue 2023 - Gauteng The Moon and Sixpence is a popular wedding venue located in the heart of the picturesque countryside of Zwartkop, Muldersdrift, on the border of the Cradle of Mankind, near Johannesburg in South Africa. Its popularity has increased to such an extent that the company has been recognised as the Most Extraordinary Wedding & Corporate Venue 2023 in Gauteng. Having developed a global reputation, The Moon and Sixpence is well-known for its beautiful gardens, stunning views, and luxurious facilities, making it a perfect location for a wedding ceremony and reception. Situated on an eight-hectare estate, surrounded by lush gardens and tall pin-oak trees, the venue appeals to almost any happy couple who are looking to tie the knot. Whilst there are many aspects which are attractive to couples looking to get married, it is the main building that really stands out. This area houses the offices and food preparation area, and it is a country house that offers classic and modern architecture. As part of the wedding package and offers, there is the option to explore two stunning venues, each with its own chapel, secure parking, garden, and reception hall. That is what is appealing to people looking to travel abroad or internally in South Africa to get married. They have a variety of options to choose from. Here’s a little about each venue. The Florin Hall has several beautifully manicured gardens, as well as an expansive lawn with water features, and an open-air chapel. These areas provide a perfect backdrop for outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions. In addition, the well-established gardens offer a magical atmosphere for guests. The St. Francis Chapel is thatched with stained-glass windows and is reminiscent of Anne Hathaway’s cottage. However, in Florin Hall, there is also a fireplace for winter nights and air-conditioning for warm summer evenings. Lastly, it is finished off with beautiful chandeliers, draping, and fairy lights. On the other end of the scale, the venue’s Farthing Hall venue is more formal, with parterre gardens and a stunning double-storey chapel. As part of a long-standing tradition, brides love cutting their wedding cake at the circular swimming pool with their guests surrounding them. The hall is light and breezy and adorned with fairy lights, whilst there is also a fireplace for cooler evenings. That’s why couples love to choose this wedding venue, as they are spoilt for choice. However, it is not just the venue which is so appealing to potential clients. The Moon and Sixpence also offers a range of wedding packages to cater to different needs and budgets. These packages include various services, such as venue hire, catering, décor options, and entertainment referrals. In addition, it has an experienced team of wedding planners who can assist couples in planning their perfect wedding day. Now onto the important part – the food. Providing experienced and specialist chefs, the venue’s restaurant offers delicious cuisine and fine wines, and the area is often used for smaller and intimate wedding receptions. Using their expertise, the chefs use the freshest locally sourced ingredients to create mouth-watering dishes that delight guests. There is not just a standard set up in terms of accommodation either. The venue’s luxury standard rooms are set in a village-style setup, offering even more delightful photographic opportunities, and accommodating up to 40 guests. For happy couples, there are two bridal suites available and also dressing rooms for the grooms who can get ready at the venue, meaning they don’t need to travel in a crumpled suit. Furthermore, Wi-Fi, a bar fridge, air-conditioning, ensuite bath, and shower are available. For those needing to relax, there are also limited spa treatments which can be arranged in the accommodation village. In addition to its stunning facilities, The Moon and Sixpence also offers a range of activities for guests in the surrounding area to enjoy during their stay. These include game-viewing, hiking, bird-watching, fishing, and horseback riding. In addition, the venue is 12km from shopping centres, movie theatres, various restaurants, a casino, and golf courses. During weekends, athletes enjoy jogging and cycling nearby. Lanseria International Airport is 11 km from the venue, and makes it possible for you to fly out to Cape Town or our famous Kruger National Park. Ultimately, The Moon and Sixpence is a beautiful wedding venue with two different and stylish reception venues, a unique blend of natural beauty, and luxurious facilities. As part of the service, the wedding planner on-site organises everything you need for your wedding, making it the ideal location for a perfect wedding day. As part of an added titbit, on top of all these stunning facilities, the current exchange rate makes South African weddings very affordable to UK citizens. If you’re interested in getting married in South Africa, it’s certainly worth getting in contact. Company: The Moon and Sixpence Web Address: