One of the Midland’s most romantic and unique wedding venues, Bellwood is situated on 650 hectares of rolling green hills and valleys in the foothills of the Drakensburgs.

The backdrop of water, 50 year old avenues of trees and the choice of our Old Barn Chapel or the romantic Forest Chapel offers an infinity of priceless photo opportunities.

Designed with relaxation, romance and lifestyle in mind, Bellwood provides an exclusive venue to share your wedding day with family and friends. Create a lasting impression for your wedding day with the breathtaking outlook from our beautifully appointed wedding venue positioned on the banks of the dam.

Bellwood Wedding Venue caters for intimate weddings of 60 guests up to lavish weddings of 250 guests.

With the choice of two unique chapels, Bellwood allows you to have the wedding you have always dreamed of. Whether your dream is to have an intimate ceremony under a lush forest canopy or a ceremony in an old stone chapel.

The Old Barn Chapel is the original milking shed built in 1899 and has been lovingly restored as a wedding chapel providing a rustic ambience of serenity and peace for 170 guests.

Our Forest Chapel is set under a canopy of lush pine forest with terraced log seating for 180 guests. Drinks and canapés, tea and coffee may be served whilst your guests enjoy the stunning the stunning views down into the valley.

Bellwood has the additional benefit of providing accommodation for up to 72 guests in our Self-Catering Cottages simplifying logistics and all situated just a short stroll along the banks of the dam to the venue. Our Honeymoon Cottage provides a romantic end to a perfect day separate from the dam cottages so it is your choice when you leave your own party.

For your special day, Bellwood provides:

  • The choice of the Old Barn Chapel or the Forest Chapel for civil or religious ceremonies gives the both a choice of venue and a contingency plan should the weather not cooperate.
  • The Reception Hall accommodating 60 – 250 guests
  • Round or rectangular tables and chairs
  • Professionally equipped kitchen
  • Cold room
  • Fully equipped bar
  • Large open fire place
  • Air conditioning/heating
  • Covered verandah overlooking the dam
  • Backup generator capable of powering all the cottages and the wedding venue itself.

In addition you will be provided with:

  • A list of approved caterers and bar services
  • Names of recommended wedding co-ordinators
  • Names of local ministers
  • Names of recommended local florists, photographers and hairdressers
  • Covered verandah overlooking the dam

I would just like to thank you & your amazing team at Bellwood for a successful wedding this past weekend. Stacey & Matt had a rip-roaring experience with large smiles on their faces! Thank you to the A - team for a happy weekend! Everyone was super helpful & a pleasure to work with.

Emily Lockhart
Underberg, Kzn

Sending a huge thank you to Bellwood for making our dream wedding a reality. Staff were phenomenal!

Catherine Meyer
Greytown, Kzn.

A truly stunning venue, friendly accommodating people, Thank you, Messenger family & staff, everything from the start was absolutely amazing.

Bruce Francis
Mooi River, Kzn

Every single guest said it was the best wedding ever!! Thank you! Such amazing, customised service.

Don & Ray
Lester Park, Kzn

I always wished for a rustic but elegant wedding & you guys made that possible for me. Our weekend was so magical that even now, I think about that day & get emotional, BIG HUGS from me to the staff.

Robyn Bishenden
Sandton, Gauteng

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