Cranford Country Lodge

(33 reviews) 33 5
77 Old Main Road Curry's Post Midlands 3290
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About Cranford Country Lodge

77 Old Main Road, Curry's Post
Midlands, 3290

Cranford Country Lodge and Wedding Venue is the perfect setting for country-chic weddings. Nestled in a picturesque valley near Curry’s Post, in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands, we are surrounded by enchanting gardens, rolling hills and magical forests.

As a venue, we go the extra mile to create the event you have always dreamed of, offering elegant facilities that exude country charm, a team of experienced staff that provide service excellence, not to mention unprecedented natural backdrops that will impress you and your guests.

Along with our package we have provided you with a guide to other important considerations and information that we feel crucial for your special day. Our team at Cranford Country Lodge is readily available to provide you with helpful suggestions and other general information about the area and your wedding day. Please feel free to contact Cranford if you would like our wedding package.

Our beautiful chapel looks out onto the picturesque midlands countryside and seats 150 people. The view from the chapel overlooks our largest trout dam. It is an open thatched church with natural stone found on Cranford farm. Alternatively you could have your ceremony in our beautiful gardens. We have a charming lapa-area which is great for your pre-reception drinks. Cranford offers their brides and grooms a choice between two very different, yet equally unique reception venues. “The Barn” with its rustic open rafters, stone arches and fire places, has a wonderful country feel and is a fantastic space for a wedding reception. “The Great Room”, which was completed in April 2015, is equally as special. Its white roof and walls offer a ‘blank canvas’ on which you can create your dream wedding reception. The subtle, yet charming details make it a stylishly innovative and contemporary space. Your reception should be one to enjoy and both our venues have been tastefully decorated to suit a variety of tastes. 

We can seat a maximum of 150 guests in both of our reception halls. If your guest list exceeds 150 then we have a levelled area where a marquee can be set up overlooking the dam.

Our Chef has worked locally and internationally in top and award winning establishments. She is able to design menus to cover every budget and is able to entertain any preferences and dietary requirements, using the best ingredients available, her hands on attention guarantees a perfectly prepared meal for your function.

In addition we offer beautiful B&B accommodation and can sleep up to 60 guests on the property. The effortlessly styled rooms and cottages create a seamless balance between country-cottage and country-chic. If more accommodation is needed we can use all the neighbouring B&B's in the area.

Our enchanting landscapes, giant oak trees and grazing appaloosa’s provide the picturesque backdrop for a carefree wedding in the country. 

• If your guest list exceeds 150 then we have a levelled area where a marquee can be set up overlooking the dam. • Cranford Country Lodge has accommodation for 60 guests, which includes a Honeymoon Suite • The Bridal Suite is complementary to the Bridal Couple on the night of their wedding. • Beautiful stone and thatched chapel that overlooks our largest trout dam • Our thatched lapa is great for pre-reception drinks and the cutting of the cake. • Cranford offers their brides and grooms a choice between two very different, yet equally unique reception venues.

Facilities at Cranford Country Lodge

Venue Type :
Chapel on Premises
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Other Features :
Car Parking

Cranford Country Lodge Reviews (33)

Stunning facilities even better service!
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By Herbert Schroder, on 12 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 09 Sep 2018

This was a truly memorable experience! Vivienne was an absolute star! The staff was super friendly and always prepared to go the extra mile with a smile on the face. The amenities were well serviced... nothing was lost!

Wedding heaven
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By Rebecca & Robin, on 11 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Sep 2017

We had the amazing experience of getting married at Cranford Country Lodge. To say our day was magical would fall far from the truth! It was by far the best day of our lives all thanks to the team who made it all come together. We stayed the whole weekend and had a blast! So so special :-)

Perfect wedding at the perfect venue
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By Amber & Ryan, on 11 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 11 Nov 2017

We got married on the 11th November 2017. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect. As we are based in JHB the planning could be a tad tricky, however Cranford were fantastic in accommodating our every need, random pop-ins and visits. Cranford and Claire did a fantastic job in ensuring the wedding was perfect. The venue itself is beautiful, come rain or shine. The staff are lovely, super helpful and the rooms are homely and clean. Thank you Cranford, for the perfect wedding day. We will definitely be back soon.

Wedding weekend at Cranford
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By Sheena & Daniel, on 11 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 18 Nov 2017

Wow, so where do I begin. I had the most amazing wedding at this venue on the 18th of November 2017. I have no words, but WOW. I have to commend the incredible staff on the organisation on their part. Viv handled everything like a super star. She was everywhere at once, making magic happen in the background. Everyone of my guests LOVED the staff, the accommodation (every room unique, clean, homely and PERFECT).the food was amazing, the flow of events was perfect. I was so relaxed and taken care of. I wish i could go back and relive this weekend with Cranford and i cannot wait to visit again next year! It is a stunning venue, and no other place can compare. If you are looking for beauty and magic, then Cranford is the place.

Best day of my life
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By Melissa, on 11 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 13 Dec 2017

My husband and I decided to renew our vows since two years after getting hitched in court attended only by our parents. We arranged the ceremony and reception all the way from Australia where we now live so you can imagine the stress levels! The team at Cranford were an absolute dream to work with and whenever you need assistance, they were always one step ahead! Shows how experienced they are in this wedding business. The whole event went by so smoothly and I can only attribute this fact to Viv - Thank you for your patience and guidance! You are a star. The venue is stunning. Guests raved on about it, my photographer almost died and went to heaven a few times. It's true that you cannot bank on the weather in the Midlands. We had a sunny outdoor ceremony and pre-drinks and reception were literally held in a cloud! BUT that's what makes the midlands such a perfect choice for a wedding. No where else will get that scenery and light. AND THE FOOD - best wedding food I have ever had (and I ate a lot). The chicken breast were absolutely tender and the desert was out of this world (the white chocolate cheese cake was a winner). Seriously amazing venue and staff. You cannot go wrong with Cranford

Everything was sensational!
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By Mike and Jen, on 11 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 20 Dec 2017

We constantly reminisce about our wedding day at Cranford, which felt like the most sensational dream. The entire lead up to the day and the wedding day, especially, was by far the most spectacular moment(s) in our lives. We had the BEST time and couldn’t have wished for it to have been any better. It was nothing short of perfect thanks for all of your help Alex. We are so incredibly grateful for your huge effort and for your genuine kindness. You made everything feel so natural and easy which was exactly how we wanted the celebrations to feel :) Our friends and family often talk about the wedding and what a brilliant time they all had! We had a few friends who also said that ours was one of the best weddings they have been to which was amazing to hear and a massive complement too :) A true testament to the magnificent day we had certainly was enhanced by the spectacular setting and the great group of friends and family that were there celebrating with us. The setting, the food, the chapel, the organization - everything about Cranford and our wedding was spectacular. We hope many more people get to enjoy their very special day with you all too.

Thank you for making our fairytale wedding happen
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By Kirsty and Craig, on 11 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 14 Mar 2016

I do not think words could ever express our gratitude for everything you did to make our wedding everything we ever dreamed of, and more! No detail was forgotten and you all far exceeded our expectations. From our first walk through your lodge, to the planning phase, to the collection of the last few things after the wedding, you guys were great! Everything that Cranford had a hand in ran so smoothly. The accommodation was handled so well. Even the bookings for some of our difficult guests were dealt with smoothly and so professionally. Claire, it was an absolute pleasure to work with you. Claire, I will forever remember your ability to calm and reassure me, which is something that every bride needs!!! You really are a bride whisperer. Your bubbly personality and your attention to detail and advice for the day was invaluable, which I truly appreciate. The day ran so smoothly which is due to the professional manner that the Cranford team adopt. The waitresses and barmen were so friendly and got the food out so quickly. Debbie, the food was amazing. We had so many comments on how divine it was. Craig even ate his veggies ;) The suppliers which you recommended were brilliant, other than the make-up hiccup. Matt is a brilliant photographer and we are really looking forward to seeing his photos. Allan was great and made sure that everyone had a great time. And Ian, the piper, was also a pleasure! The venue grounds are something fairytales are made of, but the Cranford Country Lodge team is where the true magic happens, turning dream weddings into reality.

Thanks Claire
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By Jenna & Dane, on 11 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 02 Apr 2016

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your team at Cranford. You went above and beyond to provide me with whatever I needed. Your service was impeccable and you all made the weekend really wonderful. Thank-you for all your hard work!! Thanks Claire. And once again, thank-you for making my day go down without a hitch!

Everything was perfect!
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By Michela & Waynne, on 11 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 14 May 2016

We had such an amazing day, everything was perfect! You and the rest of the team at Cranford were truly fantastic - we have received so many compliments from our guests about the venue. Planning the wedding from London was tricky at times but you made everything so much easier for us - we couldn't have asked for a better venue and team so thank you! We will definitely be sure to pop into Cranford in the near future so hopefully see you all soon.

Thank you
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By Justine & Tyron, on 11 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 10 Jun 2017

I don't think there are enough words to thank you, Cranford and every single staff member for making our special day absolutely flawless and incredible! The food was out of this world delicious and came out so well timed, the entire day ran so smoothly and absolutely anything we needed was catered for. The bar staff Joe, Tenson and Daniel were FANTASTIC and had the guests laughing and enjoying themselves from the second they arrived. To all the staff behind the scenes, THANK YOU, we know without all your extremely hard work we would not have the day we did! Claire, you were amazing! You were around the entire time and went above and beyond for us. I loved every single second of our day and I cannot thank you enough for it all!!

You really do make dream weddings come true.
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By Steve and Paula, on 11 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 09 Sep 2017

We had the perfect wedding day and could not have asked for a better venue with such friendly and well organized staff. Every fine detail had already been thought of and taken care of before I even realized and you Claire were always one step ahead of me and always so very calm, friendly and helpful. You really do have a fantastic venue and a wonderful team of people which made our special day so stress free and enjoyable for all. All our guests were very impressed with their accommodation and their welcome to Cranford on their arrival. We definitely chose the best venue in the Midlands and thank you all so very much for making our special day a perfect one that we will always remember with happy happy hearts.

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By Chanel & Clint Masson, on 05 Dec 2014

We were married at Cranford Country Lodge - what am amazing day! Everything went perfectly, the Cranford Team were wonderful - like little elves that got everything done without actually looking like they were doing anything. The venue was wonderful, the event management was great, the food was excellent and the service was phenomenally excellent. We could not have chosen better for our special day - thank you to everyone at Cranford who made such a special day so beautiful! Chanel & Clint Masson – 7th May 2014

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