While many Namibians celebrate their weddings the traditional way, for example in the north of the country, something is to be said for having your big day in Windhoek. In many cases, holding the wedding in the capital will make logistics much easier, for yourself as well as for your guests, especially if you expect people traveling from overseas or just other parts of Namibia to attend your celebration.
There is a number of wedding venues in and around Windhoek, and in this blog post I’d like to share a few. All photos were taken by me at actual weddings there.
Hotel Safari / Safari Court
Safari Hotel with its conference venue is on of the first choices for a wedding in Windhoek. The hotel is conveniently located, and there is ample parking space for you and your guests. If you wedding is big, with hundreds of guests, or smaller and intimate, one of their halls will be the right match for you.
Safari Court has a chapel where the wedding ceremony can take place, so your guests will not even have to leave the premises between ceremony and reception. Plenty of rooms are available for guests who are not from Windhoek, and you can also do your make-up/getting ready in style there. If you would like to give Safari Hotel a thought, you can get in touch with them here.
While Mission Lodge is not technically in Windhoek (it’s a drive of about 50km on the Khomas Hochland road to get there), I wouldn’t want to exclude it from this list. That is mostly because of the beautiful scenery this venue has to offer. The lodge is nestled in between the hills of the Khomas Hochland and has breathtaking views. Rooms are available, and camping is also an option. To contact the lodge just visit their Facebook page.
Midgard Country Estate
Another place that is close enough to Windhoek to fall into this category is Midgard. Originally the private estate of Carl List, it is now part of the O&L Leisure group, and popular as a getaway from Windhoek.
Midgard is a beautiful wedding venue with lots of space for your family and guests. The place offers plenty of beautiful spots for photos, notably the horse stables and some more corners around the estate. Just beware, the horses might think the bride’s bouquet is meant for them to eat! 😉
To find out more about Midgard, and to make an enquiry for your wedding, just head to their website here.
Windhoek Country Club Resort
Windhoek Country Club is another option if you want to just enjoy your wedding and not have to bother about anything. Plenty of recently renovated rooms, parking, a beautiful outdoor scenery – all checks. Their kitchen will cater for you and your guests, and the place is easy to reach.
Just like at Safari, almost any size of wedding can be accommodated, and there’s an infinite number of ways to transform their conference halls into your personal dream wedding venue.
Visit their website to get in touch.
Heja Game Lodge
Heja Lodge is a very popular wedding venue because of its location just a few kilometers out of Windhoek, its nice scenery and reasonable pricing. Your guests can stay over in one of the chalets, but it’s also just a drive of a few minutes back into town (just make sure there is a designated driver…).
A number of different venues is available, and you can have a closer look at the options on their website. On the same property as Heja Lodge is Archer’s Land – if you are looking for some group fun with your bridesmaids or groomsmen on the day after the wedding, this might be an interesting activity!
Hilton Windhoek Hotel
This list would not be complete without mentioning the Hilton. The stylish (relatively) new hotel in downtown Windhoek offers a number of different venues for your wedding.
The Sky Bar on the rooftop terrace offers a spectacular view of Windhoek and is perfect for a sundowner before your wedding reception starts. The experienced chefs will cater for your guests, and you just have to lean back and enjoy the impeccable service.
They have a section for event planning on their website, just have a look at it.
Decor in the images by Tamonika Events & Floral Expressions.
Of course there are many more options – if you want to organise your own catering the Roman Catholic Hall might be an option, or you might have a look at the Khomas Regional Council hall. And don’t forget – the most important thing is that you have all the people there that are important to you, and your dream wedding will come true.