The Garden Venue

The Garden Venue

308 Boundary Road Northriding, North Riding 2194 South Africa
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3.5
#1 of 1 lodge in North Riding
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
The Garden Venue, tucked away in the heart of North Riding, proudly hosts weddings, corporate events and a variety of parties and functions with an exquisite hotel for accommodation. We are a multiple award-winning events venue known for our gorgeous gardens, cantilevering decks, floating pavilions, cascading Koi ponds, garden chapels and designer event halls. As one of Johannesburg's most popular event spaces, we offer 12 elegant function venues, 4 magical wedding chapels and 46 boutique hotel bedrooms, set in 8 acres of exquisite gardens. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a large celebration, we host events from 10 to 450 guests, offering superior service with diverse event packages that may include mouthwatering catering, trending decor, luxurious accommodation and so much more. With over 46 hotel rooms, spread across our Blueberry and Gardens hotel suites, each room is en suite, with double or single occupancy available. Boasting fantastic garden views, the exclusive hotel rooms combine classic style with contemporary flair. As a boutique hotel each room enjoys a different design element. Guests may choose between either our deluxe or standard rooms with king, queen or twin bed options. Beyond our standard and deluxe rooms, we also have 5 honeymoon suites. Wifi is free and all hotel rooms include coffee stations. The Garden Venue Hotel’s chefs present a sumptuous English and continental breakfast daily in our hotel breakfast restaurant. Our flexible, purpose-designed event venues can be tailored to your needs and are supported by professional event coordinators, audio visual technology and numerous other amenities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
24-hour security
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Safe
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Afrikaans, Romanian and 2 more
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hpelser2020 wrote a review Oct 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The rates that are charged is in line with all relevant hotels and accommodation, but there was no airconditioners in the rooms, neither the little necessities that other accommodations supply e..g little shampoos and conditioners. The rooms definitley does not meet the standard of the price we paid, if you had to measure it to other accommodations in the same price range. The breakfast was also not up to standards, our eggs was made in another room and the lady was not immediately available, so our eggs came after we ate most of our breakfast.
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Date of stay: October 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Gabriella M wrote a review Nov 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I had my wedding function here. Staff were very helpful in keeping up with all my requests. The food could have been a bit nicer but overall a good place to throw an event I was not disappointed with my choice. A little bit expensive especially given the fact that the DJ did not play the type of music we liked despite advising him. Overall we were all happy and had a good time.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Calvin van Niekerk, Marketing at The Garden Venue
Responded 22 Nov 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We always appreciate hearing feedback about the experience that we provide. Your comments have been shared with the relevant team for review. We hope to see you at The Garden Venue again soon!
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Alecia wrote a review Feb 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our mehndi function took place on the khoi pond and formalities and dance in the elephant venue. My only piece of advice is to make sure you are fully informed of inclusions and exclusions upfront befor bookinf to avoid confusion and complications when planning the event. Otherwise, the venue is stunning and the service staff are the heart and the highlight of the garden venue! they were so friendly and helpful, we really enjoyed our night with the staff and our guests loved the playful khoi jumping around. Would highly recommend them :)
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Calvin van Niekerk, Marketing at The Garden Venue
Responded 22 Feb 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad that we exceeded your expectations. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the property soon.
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Joyce Matsemela wrote a review Oct 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
On the 23rd of September, my husband and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary at The Garden venue and they blew us away with their service. It was truly magical and soooo romantic. The honeymoon suite was covered in flower petals and a bottle of champagne was ready for us when we arrived 👌 a huge THANK YOU to Andile and her team. The food was Devine, not forgetting our lovely candle lit dinner by the balcony. Faith at reception always friendly and attentive, and the kitchen staff were amazing. In a nutshell,we are a happy couple and compliments to The Garden Venue staff for never dropping the ball ✨️❤️✨️
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Calvin van Niekerk, Marketing at The Garden Venue
Responded 16 Oct 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad that we exceeded your expectations. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the property soon.
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Dineo M wrote a review Apr 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wedding day was perfect more than what was expected. With all the stress of the day The Garden venue team made sure the day is special. Thank you to Eitel, Kevin and Andile you were my A-Team. To Viola, you promised us a great experience and we got just that. The food was amazing and the guests could not stop talking about the food. My vision for the deco was spot on.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Calvin van Niekerk, Marketing at The Garden Venue
Responded 24 Apr 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are thrilled that we exceeded your expectations and that we could share in this special day. We wish you all the best for the future and hope to welcome you back to soon.
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Boitumelo M wrote a review Aug 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The venue is absolutely stunning and picture perfect for any occasion! My interaction was not a pleasant one with both senior Managers due to time slot mishandling. Simba the Coordinator saved the day, after I have completely given up on my event and the Venue. Through all the unpleasant exchanges with Managers, Simba kept reassuring me everything will be resolved until I completely relied on him as he seemed like the only staff member interested in meeting the clients 's need.

The day of the event came and Simba and his Team Notsikelelo and DJ Eddie blew my mind away. They completely made my day and exceeded my expectations. Simba kept his promise and made my day with his Team. He completely wiped the bad experience I had with senior Managers and made my event extraordinary! Thank you once more Simba your kindness and gently nature, your ultimate respect towards Client is unmatched! Keep up the good work!

Satisfied Client
Tumi!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Calvin van Niekerk, Marketing at The Garden Venue
Responded 02 Sept 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! I am glad that Simba managed to exceed your expectations and that your event was a huge success. The challenges with the rest of the team will surely be addressed. Were looking forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Keletso K wrote a review Apr 2024
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The service has been awful from day 1. Lack of communication, not responding to calls and texts. Once you pay the deposit you should forget about a guy called Lovemore. He will never be in contact with you again. Then you are handed to a clueless coordinator who you get to sit down with and discuss table setting, menu and drinks to which on the day of the event none of what was discussed was there. I’m appalled and am certainly not a returning customer. Bye
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Date of stay: April 2024
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Am too disgruntled to comment
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Paul C wrote a review Feb 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We went with our friends to view The Garden Venue at an open day as a forerunner to their wedding in April, where we will be Best Man and Matron of Honour. Lynette from the complex was our chaperone and guide and was very friendly and helpful. As part of the open day there was a free lunch, with drinks, all of which were excellent. The drinks were also unlimited with beer, wine and cocktails available. We also viewed all the various wedding chapels and in the end chose a different one to the one they had originally chosen. The whole of The Garden Venue is peaceful, tranquil and beautiful and easy to get to from the North Western side of Johannesburg. We're now looking forward to the wedding in April.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Calvin van Niekerk, Marketing at The Garden Venue
Responded 09 Feb 2023
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad that we exceeded your expectations. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the property soon.
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Saphokazi P wrote a review Apr 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just wanted to thank you all for a fairytale wedding. You guys took care of every detail and we loved every second of my sister's special day.

I can’t tell you how many people said what a beautiful setting Ever After is. Your supreme organisational skills took the stress out of everything!

Thank you To all the Team, sister Faith really took care of us went an extra mile helped with the dressing of the kids made sure everything is done on time.yooooh Mr Dj kept every one on dance floor, the chef delicious food. The whole team is the best 👌 job well done...

Garden venue all the way you won't regret.!!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Calvin van Niekerk, Marketing at The Garden Venue
Responded 03 May 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are thrilled that we exceeded your expectations. Thank you for choosing us to be a part of this special day. We hope to welcome you back to The Garden Venue soon.
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NikiD wrote a review Jun 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
On behalf of myself and my husband, Jason we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to The Garden Venue for the most outstanding assistance and coordination of our wedding. I just cannot begin to describe the fairytale wedding they created for me. I mean every girl wants the perfect wedding and I got mine. I experienced the most kind-hearted staff and from day one of looking at my potential wedding venue I knew there was just something about this place that made me decide to have my wedding there. On a special note my wedding coordinator Faith was amazing and made sure everything was in place from the day of booking until my wedding until the end of our reception and of course making our honeymoon suite just so romantic. Faith, without you my anxiety levels would have been high but you helped me keep through the whole process. I also believe she has a baby so making extra time for me just proves her passion for creating perfect weddings for beautiful brides. Blessing our floor manager was a real blessing. She even managed to get Jägermeister off my dress after a slight accident. All the staff were incredible. I just want to thank everyone at The Garden Venue for treating me like a queen and making my whole wedding from start to finish a magical one. I will be seeing you in the future for either a baby shower or a gender reveal. I will definitely recommend you in the future to anyone who wants to be blown away by magic at their own wedding.
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: This venue not only caters for weddings and corporate events but baby showers and gender reveal to.
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Responded 15 Jun 2023
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad that we exceeded your expectations. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Keletso K wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Am too disgruntled to comment "
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Justin Slo R wrote a tip Dec 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The place is busy so book early to avoid disappointment , as the venues has lots of activities going on everyday with no exceptions of during"
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FarAway20652853229 wrote a tip Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rest assured you will have the most amazing day ever! Guaranteed ✅"
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NikiD wrote a tip Jun 2023
Johannesburg, South Africa40 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This venue not only caters for weddings and corporate events but baby showers and gender reveal to."
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Felicia M wrote a tip Dec 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The groomsmen room was abit small compared to the bridesmaids. So they should make all rooms equal "
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,059 - R 1,652 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgNorth Riding
NUMBER OF ROOMS
46
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Garden Venue
Which popular attractions are close to The Garden Venue?
Nearby attractions include Blueberry Square Shopping Centre (0.8 km) and Le Petit Chef : Au Naturel (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Garden Venue?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Garden Venue?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Garden Venue?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Garden Venue?
Conveniently located restaurants include Olive 'n Twist, Senhore José, and The Windjammer.
Does The Garden Venue have airport transportation?
Yes, The Garden Venue offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Garden Venue?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Garden Venue offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Garden Venue?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Romanian, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to The Garden Venue?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nelson Mandela Foundation (15.7 km) and Boer War Blockhouse (13.7 km).
Is The Garden Venue accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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