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The Rosendal Country Retreat

The Rosendal Country Retreat


The Rosendal County Retreat is situated in Rosendal, a quaint hamlet in the Eastern Free State, surrounded by the Witteberge.
Experience a weekend of joyous celebration surrounded by the warmth of family and friends!

The Sandstone Chapel (ceremony)

Every stone in this chapel is carved using the same techniques used 100 years ago. The sought-after stones speak of workmanship, attention to detail and superior quality. The chapel can comfortably seat 120 guests on wooden benches. Weather permitting, your ceremony can also take place in the beautiful gardens! Seating on white, padded Wimbledon chairs.

The lounge (canapés)

The Lounge is part of the original old building, and is the ideal space to enjoy mouth-watering canapés and drinks. This is the perfect space to cut your wedding cake and spend some time with your guests before you leave for your photoshoot.
The space is extremely cosy with a fireplace, couches, tables and chairs. The stoep offers a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains.

The Gallery (reception option 1)

This old shed has been transformed into a modern glass and steel reception venue with ample light streaming from all sides with rolling mountain views on show from every angle. The backdrop of the bar features a custom tile installation by Wolkberg Casting Studios. Maximum capacity of 80 guests.

Ballroom (reception option 2)

Originating as a cheese factory many years ago, the larger one of our two venues is the perfect space for hosting a wedding reception for up to 120 guests. It features an imposing sandstone fireplace and thousands of fairy lights – creating a magical moody ambience! It also boasts a cosy lounge adjacent to the bar, as well as a patio with mesmerising mountain views.

Why choose The Rosendal Country Retreat?

Rosendal is a photographer’s paradise, a sanctuary where artists and writers find their inspiration!
Enjoy an exclusive weekend wedding at Rosendal Country Retreat with no other events scheduled, you are able to arrive early to decorate at your leisure. Our package includes an in-house event coordinator, ensuring a meticulously organized celebration.
Delight in meals prepared from scratch by our chefs (using the freshest ingredients).
A professional DJ will provide a customized musical ambiance for your ceremony, canapés, and reception, adding to the memorable experience of your special day.
Book your event and enjoy a 20% discount on all 12 self-catering units onsite, perfect for your nearest & dearest. All units feature premium amenities and treats.
Rosendal town has many more guesthouses available for your other guests.

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5 Anna Maria Johanna street, Rosendal, 9720, Free State