"Originality consists in returning to the origin.” – Antony Gaudi
The ideal destination wedding venue
Smitsfield Venue offers the ideal backdrop for your special day, providing not only stunning accommodation options but also a versatile array of event possibilities, including beautiful weddings. Our venue is designed to turn your dreams into reality, making your celebration unforgettable. Whether you're envisioning an intimate gathering or a grand affair, Smitsfield Venue is the place where your most cherished moments come to life.
What we have to offer
The newly constructed venue was designed and built by the family themselves, and their exceptional attention to detail captures the perfect balance between an industrial, factory-like feel and the warmth of the countryside.
The iconic chapel at Smitsfield brings history and modernity together perfectly. The chapel was built in 1924 in remembrance of the Day of Reconicilliation, with ceder trees planted in a plus formation – the chapel at the center. Old oak trees surround this beautiful scene.
The majestic oak lanes surrounding the property at Smitsfield makes for a tranquil organic outdoor ceremony area. Seating up to 250 guests under the shaded oaks.
The natural poplar forest on the banks of the vaal river with a tranquil creek running through the forest, creates the most whimsical outdoor ceremony setting.
For the bride we have luxuriously decorated a bridal suite and salon, where we serve a champagne breakfast for the ladies as they prep for the big day.
The men are spoiled with a vintage sports bar inspired grooms lounge, a perfect backdrop for those classic cigar and whiskey prep moments. Designed to be part of the royal oak station to provide easy access from the rooms and lounging during the morning hours.
In keeping with the heritage theme, the skeletons of wooden goods and post railway carriages that remained on the farm have been luxuriously renovated into 15 lavish rooms, including the bridal suite.
Four stylishly decorated, modular suites with en suite bathrooms, provide tranquil and scenic views of the property. In total the blockhouses can accommodate 8 guests. The suites are fully equipped with wood burner, bar fridge, coffee facilities, microwave, airconditioner, hairdryer, heated towel rail, shower and toilet.