Situated close to the town of Ermelo, Mpumalanga, is a gorgeous wedding venue by the name of Kralinbergh. The Kralinbergh Estate has a proud heritage and is richly endowed with an air of enduring romance – the romance of generations and ages of yesteryear, exactly as newly united bridal couples would wish to view their own life of wedded bliss, when looking back one day.
At Kralinbergh Estate, we decided to embrace our heritage and connection to the Netherlands when we transformed the original homestead and surrounding oak-forested outdoor area into wonderful, dreamy wedding venue. Kralinbergh also offers a romantic, on-site honeymoon suite, plus additional guest accommodation in the original farmhouse, which boasts modern comforts whilst retaining its enduring, romantic 100-plus years’ heritage.
Kralinbergh Estate’s original landowner, a Dutch immigrant, was a practising physician, Dr Jurriaanse. After the good doctor’s invaluable medical contribution to wounded Boer patients during the Anglo-Boer War, he purchased land on which to farm in the region that was to become Mpumalanga, almost a century later. He named his farm “Kralingen”, after his beautiful hometown in the Netherlands.
Wanting to produce superior pork, Dr Jurriaanse decided to continue the Dutch agricultural practice of feeding pigs a diet rich in acorns. Consequently, he planted rows upon rows of oak trees at Kralingen, mainly to produce fodder for the piggery which he established on his farm.
Today, our guests and bridal parties still marvel at the abundance and beauty of the mature oak trees throughout Kralinbergh, where guests gather to consecrate unforgettable weddings and rejoice in celebration at one of our distinctive, dreamy wedding venues.
The farm was later renamed “Kralinbergh Estate”, now a warm, wonderful wedding venue that retains its heritage roots, as well as the tranquil ambience of nature and a working farm in a romantic, rural part of Mpumalanga Province.
Nowadays, there’s a marked trend to return to some of the old ways and practices, because they’re so evocative of times gone by. Additionally, modern couples are always on the lookout for unusually attractive wedding venues.
We’ve responded. We offer two farm-style wedding venues at Kralinbergh Estate – a spacious chapel for indoor ceremonies, and a natural outdoor forest chapel amidst the old oak and cedar trees, most of them planted more than 100 years ago and continuing an enduring, living legacy.
Since we want to ensure that your wedding plans are completed to perfection, without creating stress on your beautiful big day, we include the following items in all bridal packages and quotes:
• Honeymoon suite
• Tables and chairs for reception
• Crockery, cutlery, and glasses
• Waiters and bartenders
• One drink per person with pre-dinner snacks or with starters
• Corkage fee for 2 bottles of wine per table
• Optional cash bar available
To make your special day one for the ages, we’ve also included a list of local Mpumalanga and Ermelo vendors for bridal hairstyling and make-up, bridal gowns, photography and videography, floral arrangements, décor, and entertainment/music – simply click here for more details. We want you dream farm wedding, venue, and most special, romantic day to be perfect!
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