Our beautiful bush wedding venue is situated on a small private game farm just 20 minutes outside Pietermaritzburg, KZN. We strive to provide a unique weekend wedding experience where guests and couples leave the farm feeling like family. With breathtaking views overlooking Albert Falls Dam, this is the perfect Venue for your most special day, get away, events & so much more.
Kirstenvale Wedding Venue
At the moment we are Brand New! Our website is "under construction" & with changes everyday in our beautiful country with Curfews & Regulations, things are a little upside down! But we are OPEN & ready to welcome you into our Hideaway in the bush right here in KZN!
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Our Beautiful Journey
As 4 young professionals, we asked for a chance to turn Ukuthula Lodge around. The agreement was that we had 3 years that the farm would be off the market and in that time we would take over full running responsibility, cover the costs of the farm and try make a success of it.
We started our venture out bright eyed and bushy tailed, made small adjustments and thought we were just starting to get the hang of it, heads barely above water, when good old Covid hit, throwing a spanner in the works to say the least. With no financial support or help from the government, we kept our staff fed and paid through our main stream occupations, we all knew Ukuthula was going to be a labor of love, especially in the beginning, but Covid pushed this to the extremes. On the bright side, this "break" gave us the opportunity to take a step back and re-assess our future.
We decided the best way forward was to revamp the old Buffalo Boma into what is going to be a mainstream wedding venue with such great a bush feel. And of course, with a feature bar that will blow your socks off!
Our viewing deck was converted into a chapel for our ceremonies to be held, and also as a backup option to an outdoor ceremony site in case the weather turns or for smaller more intimate weddings. Kirstenvale added a authentic bush bar to the deck to allow for a perfect relaxing canape setting and champagne overlooking the Albert Falls Dam. Our aim is to provide the perfect setting with top class service from the start with a warm welcome family feel. Arrive Excited & leave happy & fulfilled. Please allow us to share our dream with you.