Gauteng Wedding Venues and Rail Travel Reminiscent of Bygone Times
You want to host your wedding at a truly magnificent, mansion-like, grand wedding venue, a place that is in keeping with your upmarket sense of style and occasion. However, if someone were to suggest guest house venues in Gauteng as highly recommended options, you might regard their suggestion with a considerable degree of misgiving and suspicion.
Who chooses a Gauteng guest house, typically occupied in part by a family and pets, as an upper class wedding venue? You would probably be justified in your doubts, unless you know about Castello di Monte, a picture perfect, world-class, five-star wedding and special occasion venue, located on the beautifully wooded slopes of Waterkloof Ridge in Pretoria, Gauteng.
Similarly, one would be mistaken in confusing travel on “ordinary” overnight or cross country trains with the memorable experience of undertaking an ultra-luxurious journey via Rovos Rail, which is this country’s most prestigious, privately operated, independent rail service.
Today, Rovos Rail owes its unique appeal to the memorable sense of the luxury, distinction, and splendour of rail travel in distant times, characteristics shared with the essence, atmosphere, and allure of Castello di Monte.
A Majestic Guest House Villa
Set amongst our own landscaped gardens, dotted with olive trees and blooming lavender, in keeping with authentic Tuscan/Mediterranean ambience, Castello di Monte is indeed more typical of a mansion than a usual Gauteng guest house.
Tasteful furnishings, opulent appointments, and décor elements reflect the grandeur of a bygone era, affluent lifestyle, and the luxuriously grand villas of 16th century Europe, right here, in the heart of Pretoria, Gauteng. Modern amenities are unobtrusively incorporated to ensure guests’ ultimate comfort, including air conditioning, underfloor heating, in-room DStv, fully stocked minibar, and the like.
Bridal Packages from One of The Best Wedding Venues
We offer three wedding packages at Castello di Monte, ensuring that bridal couples have a variety of options. It should be noted that we focus on exclusive, intimate weddings of up to 35 persons. The atmosphere is personal, true to the spirit of togetherness and celebration in the company of guests who truly matter to the couple.
- Package One – breakfast or lunch wedding. Ceremony and reception, or reception only.
- Package Two – late afternoon or evening wedding, which includes exclusive use of the entire villa, including its ceremony and reception venues.
- Package Three – wedding and reception take place elsewhere, but the bridal couple spends their first honeymoon night at Castello di Monte in the Honeymoon Suite or Terrace Room.
Whilst it is not included in one of our grand five-star wedding venue packages, you may consider combining your Gauteng wedding with a honeymoon aboard the luxurious Rovos Rail service, on one of their inimitable journeys to a distant destination in South Africa or beyond. It is one of the ultimate romantic experiences.