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Matobo Hills Lodge makes planning your Matobo Hills wedding easier than you ever imagined – whether you work with us directly or through your wedding planner. Many couples plan their entire Matobo wedding from a different city, and simply arrive in Matobo for their big day, with total confidence in our expertise.

A stunning location with revitalized charm and energy, Matobo Hills Lodge offers couples an iconic Zimbabwean wedding experience. Classical weddings in a serene environment surrounded by magnificent natural beauty and local wildlife.

Your Matobo Hills Lodge wedding professional will guide you through the wedding planning process from start to finish, and coordinate all events at the Lodge, from assisting with menu planning and creative room set-up to suggesting reputable vendors. During the rehearsal and on the big day, your wedding professional will be close at hand to support you and ensure every detail is customized to your desires.

 
From the moment you engage Matobo Hills Lodge, one of our on-site wedding professionals will be your dedicated contact to handle all of your wedding-planning needs. Working with you or your wedding consultant, your Matobo Hills Lodge wedding specialist will help reserve your dates, plan the schedule of events and coordinate your menu, décor and other details – designing the wedding of your dreams.
 

Wedding Details

When planning your celebration, every last detail is important – from floral arrangements and centerpieces to photography and menu design. Our skilled wedding professionals will coordinate all the events at the Lodge while connecting you with other reputable professionals who will expertly help execute your vision, creating the wedding of your dreams.

 

 

Photography

From the granite-stone pathways to the spectacular swimming pool located at the center of the lodge, each setting at Matobo Hills Lodge presents a picturesque backdrop for your wedding photography. Couples can pose among the granite boulders anywhere on the property, this is an opportunity to get superb photographs. Your wedding planner will work with you and suggest some reputable photographers that the lodge works with.

Flowers

The Lodge enjoys trusted relationships with reputable floral designers who can craft creative, contemporary arrangements for your wedding, tailoring the blooms, design and accessories to meet your needs and preferences. Our experienced staff can advise on how best to enhance your chosen venue with floral arrangements.

Entertainment

We would be happy to provide a list of entertainment services to enhance your wedding celebrations, including pianists, DJ and bands.

Lighting

Indoor venues at the lodge feature regular spotlight lighting.You may wish to hire extra lighting such as lanterns, fairy lights or any lighting effects for the DJ or Band. Your wedding professional will provide you with a list of regular lighting vendors used by the lodge.

Booking Conditions

Let Matobo Hills Lodge make your wedding day dreams come true in an elegant setting, where every detail is handled with impeccable care and imagination. Indoor spaces exude a calm, roof to floor windows providing views in every direction give you a real feeling of being among the granite boulders. Outdoors, terraces overlook the Maleme valley and directly onto some of Matobo’s largest mountains such as the iconic Mt Inungu and Mt Effifi

 

 

Its Easy to choose your wedding reception package

 

$15 per person.
self-catering

Self Catering Package

Includes :

  • Tables & chairs-Max 120 ppl
  • Crockery, cutlery, glasswear
  • Waiters & Bar Staff

Does not Include :

  • Decor
  • Table Cloths
  • Chair Covers
  • Sound Equipment
  • Food
$30 per person.
self-catering

Two-Course Dinner

Includes :

  • Tables & chairs-Max 120 ppl
  • Crockery, cutlery, glasswear
  • Buffet Main Course
  • Plated Dessert
  • Waiters & Bar Staff

Does not Include :

  • Decor
  • Table Cloths
  • Chair Covers
  • Sound Equipment
$40 per person.
self-catering

Three-Course Dinner

Includes :

  • Plated Starter
  • Buffet Main Course
  • Plated Dessert
  • Tables & chairs-Max 120 ppl
  • Crockery, cutlery, glasswear
  • Waiters & Bar Staff

Does not Include :

  • Decor
  • Table Cloths
  • Chair Covers
  • Sound Equipment
 

events

 

Moonlight Dinner on the rocks

(Two-Night Wedding Package) Gather friends and family in the for a memorable rehearsal dinner under the stars. For those enjoying a two night wedding experience the rehearsal braai (barbecue) on the rocks is a truly memorable experience. Heart-stopping views provide the perfect backdrop for an evening of fun with family and friends This unique, expansive venue offers the atmosphere of a real African dinner. Dinner starts at 4:30 p.m with drinks on the rocks.

Other options include doing a rehearsal dinner in the main indoor venue to get all the details just right for the reception the following evening.This is an informal event, a chance to meet, greet and have an enjoyable evening before the big night.
 

Pre-Wedding Preparations

Prior to the ceremony, the bride and her attendants can prepare for her walk down the aisle in her own private bridal suite.

Ceremony

Declare your vows under a thatched open venue adjacent to the swimming pool with 360-degree views of the Matobo Hills.
Our wedding professional can recommend an officiant for your ceremony, and can meet the needs of all denominations.

Cocktail & Dinner Reception

The grandeur of the granite reigns in the Ballroom, a formal venue with 18-foot high windows, and a marble bar, fully stocked and candle-lit at night for dramatic effect. The ballroom can accommodate 120 people. Each table offers a clear view of the stage and dance floor.

Adjacent to the Ballroom, the swimming pool area provides the ideal setting for guests to mingle over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. A big fire burns brightly for guests to gather round and add a romantic glow in the evenings.

The dance floor is accessible from any part of the room, creating a open, welcoming atmosphere for your guests. There is electrical plug points easily located for a band or DJ. Toilets are easily accessible from all parts of the ballroom.

Please note that the bar stops serving drinks at 2 a.m. Music stops playing at 2:30 a.m.
 

Post-Wedding Brunch

Celebrate the beginning of your life together with a post-wedding brunch for family and friends. The lodge offers a full buffet brunch,perfect for celebrating with loved ones and friends.

 
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