Wedding Venue in the Heart of the Midlands


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 Chapel seats 150 people and overlooks our largest bass dam. It is an open thatched church with natural stone found on Cranford farm amidst the trees.   


 Alternatively you could have your ceremony in our beautiful gardens.  

We have a charming lapa-area which is great for your pre-reception drinks and for the cutting of your cake. Let your guests enjoy champagne and canape's overlooking the trout dam while you have your photographs taken.


Cranford offers their brides and grooms a choice between two very different, yet equally unique reception venues. Your reception should be one to enjoy, our venue is tastefully decorated and the waitrons carefully trained to provide you and your guests' service excellence. We can seat a maximum of 150 guests in our reception halls. 

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” is Cranford's second reception venue and was completed in April 2015. 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. 

Cranford has a great levelled area for marquee weddings.

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




Cranford Country Lodge comprises of 26 Bedrooms, which includes a Honeymoon Suite, family suites and cottages, sleeping 60 guests depending on sleeping arrangements.

The Bridal Suite is complementary to the Bridal Couple on the night of their wedding.

Ideally we would prefer you take up all the room to ensure exclusivity on your special day, but we understand that this may not be practical. view accommodation page