Cranford Country Lodge

(41 reviews) 41 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, both of these venues can seat a maximum of 150 guests.

We can seat a maximum of 150 guests in both of our reception halls. 

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. 

• 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 (41)

Our Dream Wedding became a reality!
Venue Service

By Hayley and Ryan Blamire, on 14 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 25 May 2019

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful sunny Autumn day and breath-taking, picturesque landscape! Our Wedding day was just perfect! Claire coordinated our Wedding and was so lovely with always checking in with the Bridal parties making sure everything ran smoothly. The Cranford Team really went above and beyond making our dream Wedding become a reality. The staff were so friendly, helpful and efficient and made our Wedding stress-free for everyone! Cranford pay such attention to detail and made our Wedding guests feel so welcome with every room having personalised Welcome notes detailing the events of the Wedding weekend. Our Guests are still raving about what an amazing weekend they had! From the delicious food (catered for all dietary requirements), beautiful venue, great accommodation and friendly staff, Cranford really has the whole package and more! We highly recommend other couples to consider Cranford as your Dream Wedding venue, it's perfect in every way! :)

We really appreciate all the hard work Xxx
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By Natasha and Vincent, on 22 May 2019Date of Wedding - 16 Mar 2019

I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU for all you did to make our wedding everything we hoped for and more. Everything ran smoothly, the guests loved the food, you did everything we asked for and most of all made sure Vince and I were happy?? thanks Viv for being so organized and so amazing. We would definitely recommend Cranford to anyone else

Wedding Venue
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By Lynn, on 22 May 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Dec 2018

We had my daughter's wedding there on the 22nd December 2018. There are not enough words to describe the unbelievable experience. We had the best time and for a bride to say the next day “I would not have changed anything” tells a story. The venue itself was unbelievably beautiful. The reception area, Lapa and gardens were beautiful. Breakfast was awesome. A major player in making this such a beautiful wedding was the staff. We had the pleasure of dealing with Viv. Her friendliness, efficiency and attention to detail was nothing but amazing and we could not have gotten through the day without her. They handled everything in their stride, nothing was too much trouble and they made the wedding an absolute memorable occasion. Thank you Cranford!!

Wonderful Wedding Venue
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By Shelley & Ryan, on 22 May 2019Date of Wedding - 09 Mar 2019

We had our wedding at Cranford in March 2019, and the Cranford team went above and beyond to make it the most magical day. Beautiful setting, great accommodation and delicious food - we were so happy with how everything turned out. We highly recommend Cranford as the perfect venue for your special day!

Beyond my expectations
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By Nicole & Ross, on 22 May 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Apr 2019

My husband and I got married at Cranford on the 6th April and it was a truly amazing experience from start to finish. Viv, Sam and the rest of the staff went above and beyond accommodating all of our needs and paying special attention to detail. I will recommend Cranford to everyone I talk to about our wedding. We will definitely be back. Thank you Cranford team for a wonderful celebration and for helping making the experience so memorable for us and all of our guests!

African Dream
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By Melissa & Pascal, on 22 May 2019Date of Wedding - 27 Apr 2019

We celebrated our African Dream wedding on the 27th April. We could not recommend this venue enough, Claire and her team made the process so smooth and were so helpful. Everything from the organisation for the day, menu tasting, comfortable accommodation and amazing views - it made our day unbelievable. If you are looking at this venue for a wedding, you will not be disappointed! 5 stars all round!

Our dream wedding
Venue Service

By Marilise & Trevor, on 22 May 2019Date of Wedding - 30 Mar 2019

My husband and I got married at Cranford on the 30th March. It was a wonderful day filled with love, laughter and an abundance of joy. Claire and her team were phenomenal and made sure that everything was perfect. You really feel like part of the family which makes having your wedding there even more special. Our guests couldn’t stop talking about the lovely accommodation and breathtaking views. The food was fantastic and the staff were amazing. We would recommend Cranford to anyone looking for a beautiful venue with beautiful people. We’ll definitely be back soon for visit.

An absolutely perfect wedding venue
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By Linda & Michael, on 22 May 2019Date of Wedding - 11 May 2019

We were married at Cranford Country Lodge May 2019 and we were absolutely thrilled with so many aspects - the attention to detail, the comfortable, cosy and clean rooms, the facilities, the fantastic service from every single member of staff. The surroundings are breathtaking and picturesque and so the list goes on. No request was too much of an ask for the Cranford team. If you're looking for a wedding venue - Cranford has EVERYTHING you're looking for and so much more. Ask for Claire, she is fantastic and will help you with every detail of your weekend stay.

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.

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