An inside look at The Royal Elephant Hotel. If you are looking for a wedding venue in Pretoria this could be one for you!

How would you describe the style of your venue & what makes it so unique?

Royal Elephant is the ideal venue to make each bridal couple’s dreams come true! With a beautiful thatch chapel and various reception venues, the tranquillity, picturesque location and elegance of Royal Elephant, provides a natural yet very romantic atmosphere where wedding dreams come true!

Royal Elephant rests on the banks of the Hennops River in Centurion and exemplifies tasteful North African elegance combined with exceptional, discreetly personalised attention to detail. We have gathered inspiration, stories, recipes, furnishings, and embellishments that represent the essence of Moroccan living, hospitality and creativity over the ages.

Tell us about your venue & what brides 7 grooms-to-be can expect from having their wedding at your venue

Our wedding packages are designed to assist you in planning the perfect wedding ceremony and reception. On your wedding day, we will work hand-in-hand with you to ensure that all the arrangements are done in accordance with your wishes, minimising stress and allowing you the opportunity to enjoy the day and all its splendours!

The following services are included in our wedding packages:

  • The use of our beautiful Honeymoon Suite for preparation before the wedding and overnight stay for the bridal couple.
  • The use of a ceremony area and reception area
  • All tables, chairs, cutlery and crockery (standard linen: gold / off white table cloths)
  • Safe and Secure parking for your guests
  • The assistance of a function co-ordinator during the ceremony and a floor manager during the reception
  • A supplier list is available on request for additional services

Your wedding gift from us:

  • A platter to the bridal room, served while the bride is getting dressed.
  • A complimentary Royal Bridal Suite for the bridal couple on their wedding night.
  • Sparkling Wine Breakfast served the following morning

Our wedding packages are designed to assist you in planning the perfect wedding ceremony and reception. On your wedding day, we will work hand-in-hand with you to ensure that all the arrangements are done in accordance with your wishes, minimising stress and allowing you the opportunity to enjoy the day and all its splendours!

As a venue what is your favourite part of a wedding?

My favourite part of the wedding is when the bride walks down the aisle and the groom sees her for the first time and ceremony that is oh so romantic and both make me cry!

What advice would you give couples when selecting a venue for their big day

If you are planning an outdoor ceremony, the venue should have a good “Plan B”  in the event that the weather doesn’t play along on the day. Good food is also of the utmost importance and the venue should deliver food of outstanding quality.

 What advice would you give to couples who are planning their special day? 

Don’t sweat the small stuff. Remember, good food, good music and good company are the key ingredients to ensure a truly memorable wedding celebration. Wedding planning can and will be stressful. There are endless decisions to be made, the family drama to face and inevitable power struggles over the silliest stuff. However, there are more moments where you will literally feel like you are floating on cloud nine. Whether it’s the trip to meet with the florist or the menu tasting  these are the memories that you will carry with you for ever so remember to enjoy every moment!

Couples probably fall in love with different aspects of your venue, but what is your favourite feature of Royal Elephant?

The amazing food! With a menu exclusively created by our award-winning chef guests can expect a culinary feast!

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