the wedding venue

the Drakensberg
wedding of a lifetime

Experience the wedding of a lifetime as you say your vows amongst the serenity of a private forest, with the majesty of the Cathkin Peak and Champagne Castle view serving as a backdrop to your special day. With picturesque dams meeting lush green lawns, our self-catering cottages can accommodate up to twenty eight people staying on site for the event, with options of decor and various setting styles to match your wedding design.

Our attention focused and friendly staff will be on hand to assist with any special requests where possible, and a family friendly venue means that all guests are welcome.

SEASONAL weddings

Spring, summer, autumn
& winter weddings

As Berghaven Wedding Venue and Self Catering Cottages are open throughout the year, we can accomodate weddings surrounded by the warm yellow and orange colours of autumn, or the crisp fresh and temperate days of spring, with the bright colours of the Drakensberg flora creating a magical setting. Our property boasts beautiful scenic photography opportunities, veld grass, forest, gardens, fields of maize, wheat or soya to take photos in depending on the time of year.

Our prime location within the Champagne Valley also provides easy access to local picturesque locations, and helicopter rides, for magnificent photo shoots, or even group activities to enthrall guests with an adventure wedding getaway. With so much to offer the Central Drakensberg is the perfect place to have your dream wedding.

Other Functions


Our venue offers flexible spaces, and can facilitate a variety of functions or events such as family reunions, groups of golfers, yoga retreats and year end functions. All types of functions are all welcome, and we can sleep up to twenty eight people on site, with accommodation for over five hundred others within 10kms of the Berghaven property. The Champagne Valley also offers a vast array of caterers to choose from, providing a multitude of catering options for any event.

the venue amenities

what the
venue offers

Variety of Picturesque Spaces
Elegant Mountain Backdrop
Kids Playground
Private Forest Location
Penny Gum Foliage
Horse & Carriage
Bonfire & Wood
Car Guard
Set Up & Clean Up Staff*
* Full list of vendors for all necessary decor and equipment needed.

the cottages

comfort meets style,
with a personal touch

Enjoy your stay in the Drakensberg in one of our eleven uniquely styled and modern self-catering cottages, all offering fully furnished living spaces with dining and kitchen areas. With comfort in mind, our cottages provide space for families, couples, or smaller groups to share a relaxing holiday in the peace of a natural forest, in the heart of the Champagne Valley.

things to do

let your
adventures begin

The Champagne Valley offers a myriad of activities for all types of visitors, from exciting adventures to relaxed experiences for all age groups, delicious food venues and spectacular sight-seeing, Berghaven Wedding Venue and Self Catering Cottages serves as a starting point to making great memories on your holiday. Our prime location provides easy access to most activities, with others just a short drive away.

about Us

peace &

Nestled in the beautiful Champagne Valley, a World Heritage Site in the Central Drakensberg just 23km from Winterton, Berghaven Wedding Venue and Self Catering Cottages is a family run business. We focus on ‘the personal touch,’ offering guests lodging in cottages surrounded by some of the most magnificent mountain scenery in South Africa.