St Ives Lodge and Venue is situated in the heart of the Lions River Valley in the KZN Midlands. St Ives is a Family run establishment and a lot of love is put into all that we do! No dirt Roads and Easy for your guests to find!The 140-hectare Estate is family Owned & Managed setting it apart from the Rest with a personal touch invested in all aspects of the Estate
This 140-hectare Family Owned & Managed Estate offers something for everyone. The Lodge sleeps 48 guests with Wild Animals Roaming the Grounds & the Picturesque Dams, A Unique and Elegant Wedding Venue set on raised decks overlooking the Lake, with an In house event Planning Team to assist in making your Every dream a Reality, As well as Conference and Functions Facilities. Not to mention the Delicious Food, A BOMA Bar( equipped with a Kids play area), This amazing Culmination is a Recipe for Great Success and a Place where our Guests can retreat to and call home.
St Ives Oozes Elegance & Boasts a Timeless Chapel unlike any other, designed to perfection with exposed White Trusses, Exquisite Chrystal Chandeliers and Glass Windows overlooking the Largest and Most Beautiful of its 3 lakes & The wildlife that Roam the estate such as Zebra, wildebeest & Other Antelope.
Out Door Ceremony Option
A Garden Wedding Venue is set on the Side of the Lake & can be used for either the Ceremony, or as the perfect venue for a Cocktail hour where guests can relax and enjoy canapés with views that are out of this world and command admiration from all that experience them.
On-site Events Manager & Experienced Team
An On-site Events Manager and her team will eliminate all stress & will assist and Guide you at each stage of planning towards your Wedding Day. Attention is given to every detail with no request to big or too small.
The Rholand's Banqueting Hall comes complete with a Fireplace to create a Romantic Ambience, Glass Stacker doors and a raised deck overlooking the Lake and the Valleys abundant with Wildlife. This Venue seats up to 100-150 people.
The Decks offer a unique outdoor/indoor wedding style reception venue. These raised decks can seat up to 250 people and over look the largest lake and wildlife on the estate. There are drop down blinds & heaters in the case of inclement weather..
We truly believe that this is Our Recipe to success.. Chef Jeff is able to tailor a menu to your unique tastes and also try to accommodate a budget when required. With Years of experience, we have realised that doing all the Catering in-house allows us to ensure consistent and delicious food every time, and allows us to provide Great Value for your money.
On Site Accommodation
The Lodge can accommodate up to 46 people sharing and is the perfect place to relax for the weekend..