Shalwyn Venue & Conference Centre beckons…
Located on our family run sugar cane farm, Shalwyn, in Tala Valley , Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Situated 20 minutes from Pietermaritzburg, 45 minutes from Durban, pure country bliss is not out of reach. Cradled among the lush sugar cane fields of the Tala Valley, this lovely wedding venue
has all the charm of a country retreat where you just know your wedding will be a stress free success.
The venue is located on a working sugar cane farm and nursery. Indigenous gardens surround the main building attracting butterflies and birds aplenty. A large wooden, wrap around deck commands views over endless hills of sugar cane and in the distance, you can catch a glimpse of the dams abundant with duck and herons going about their business. In the late afternoon, the sun casts a golden glow over a picturesque jetty, ideal for those timeless photographs.
Despite this beautiful setting, the best thing about Shalwyn is its versatility. This potato shed turned elegantly rustic wedding venue can seat 50 to 300 people. Its high ceilings adorned with handmade wooden chandeliers lend an air of grandeur creating an impressive canvas where a bride to be can go to town on personalizing the venue to her own décor tastes. With the use of cleverly placed screens or drapes, unneeded space can be cordoned off to make the perfect setting for a more intimate wedding.
On a hot summers’ day, the stackable, concertina doors are opened wide to let the cool breeze drift in. Two oversize fireplaces in the centre of the room keep the cold at bay on chilly winter evenings.
The chapel overlooks the same views as the deck and can seat up to 180 people. For those who prefer a garden service, outside ceremonies can also be arranged, and more recently our enchanted forest has been rehabilitated. It is the most serene setting, accentuated by the stream that flows past…
Shalwyn is run by its owners who take great pride in the service they offer. Leanne together with the team from Hamblin’s Catering, understand that this day is special and that it only happens once. To them, attention to detail is paramount and this enterprising team will walk you through the wedding process to ensure your wedding day is memorable, stress free and displays your personal touch. They are consummate professionals and no compromises will be made when it comes to service excellence.
Because it is situated out in the countryside, your wedding need not be cut short by a midnight curfew. It is completely up to you if you want to party the night away or get an early night before your much awaited honeymoon.
Now, all there is left to do is to give them a call to start the stress-free wedding planning process! 0732968131