The term ‘wedding postponed’ is one of those really cheerless phrases that have a lot in common with forlorn terminology like ‘sad puppy’ or ‘sugar-free cake’. This is mainly because the ‘postponed’ bit tells you that things were already in the works.
There was a shiny, happy couple somewhere out there, all starry-eyed and bushy-tailed, getting super excited about their Big Day and working their way down a really complicated Pinterest wormhole as they dreamed their ultimate nuptial celebration into being.
And then COVID-19 dropped into the mix like a cartoon anvil. Can we get a collective oooooof?
As much as we all understand the need for social distancing and all the lockdown measures that are still in place to curb the spread of the virus and safeguard the most vulnerable members of our society, it has to be said that it’s a huge bummer. Especially when you were getting ready to get hitched in the most fabulous way possible.
Happily, Hazendal is ready to come to the rescue of wistful would-be bridal couples with a brand-new, specially tailored wedding package that has been crafted with the needs of COVID-jilted romantics in mind.
Yes, that’s right! We’ve taken a good long look at all the current and potential lockdown restrictions that can come into play in 2021, and created the Intimate Celebrations Wedding Package which circumvents all the ifs, buts and maybes very neatly.
Here’s the skinny!
What does the law say about wedding celebrations during COVID-19 lockdown in RSA?
Depending on the level of lockdown, there can be two different factors at play, namely:
- Venues are only allowed to have 50% of their capacity filled with guests.
- Venues are only allowed to have a maximum of 50 or 100 people gathered regardless of the size of the space. (The rules do change, so always check beforehand!)
So, to sidestep all this, Hazendal Intimate Celebrations are tailored for groups of 20 guests and take place in our utterly magnificent new venue, The Glasshouse.
Feeling intrigued? Here are a few good reasons to opt in on an Intimate Celebrations Wedding Package at Hazendal in 2021:
You can stop planning right now
By the time your wedding has been postponed a handful of times, you often get to the point where you want to throw in the towel, and we couldn’t have that! When times are tough and celebrations are few, romance and love and all those lovely things have to prevail. This is why we created this dainty wedding package to be as easy as pie.
Ladies and gents, if ever there was a fuss-free, yet completely exquisite ‘plug and play’ wedding celebration, this would be it.
Get this - when you opt in on this stellar nuptial shindig, it comes part and parcel with flowers (floral arch, bridal bouquet, and boutonniere); the services of a majorly talented photographer (Darren Bester); as well as the services of an on-site officiant who will conduct your ceremony, issue the marriage certificate and proof thereof, and register your marriage with the Department of Home Affairs.
So, that’s all the admin taken care of. But weddings are more than just a list of must-do’s and I do’s, of course. It also has to be pretty! And tasty…
Fear not, the Hazendal team has taken this into account and will come to the party (literally and figuratively speaking) with an on-site professional wedding coordinator who will assist you in curating and styling your event, as well as in-house sound and lighting to ensure that everything goes off without a hitch while you get hitched.
As for eats and treats, gourmet picnic baskets will be made up for the enjoyment of your guests on the day. Think freshly baked artisan breads, salted farm butter, hummus, potted snoek pâté, charcuterie, dukkha roast chicken, crunchy Asian salad, Russian Olivier potato salad, cheeses, preserves and a delectable selection of sweet desserts from the Babushka Deli pastry chef.
All this yum can be enjoyed in the private garden of The Glasshouse, along with handcrafted mocktails or cocktails (depending on lockdown levels and legislative precautions at the time).
It’s gorgeously glam at a fraction of the cost
Another great benefit of opting in on the Intimate Celebrations Wedding Package is the fact that you will get the full Hazendal experience at a fraction of the cost, but with all the bells and whistles we normally bring to the table.
There is a reason why our team of event planners are known as every bride’s best friend. They really, really love (and get) weddings, and they excel at making these special occasions picture-perfect, stress-free and memorable.
When you sign up for an Intimate Celebrations Wedding Package in 2021, you will be on the receiving end of all this passion and experience, but at a truly great rate because the guest numbers are smaller.
The Glasshouse is absolute perfection
This striking location features cutting-edge contemporary design, set amidst its own private garden, bathed in natural light. It also comes fully equipped with intelligent climate control and extraordinary lighting capabilities. In short, it's a mesmerising private space that doesn’t need a lot of faffing to look lavishly elegant.
The short of the long
If you are ready to tie the knot, you really don’t have to wait any longer. The Hazendal events team is ready to smooth the way for a beautiful day of intimate celebration with your nearest and dearest.