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South Africa House Guest Lodge

Wainwright, Alberta View map
5.0 out of 5 rating 6 reviews
10 to 170 Guests

About

South Africa House Guest Lodge is a charming wedding venue located in Wainwright, Alberta. Owned and operated by Elmari and Gordon Anderson, the pair immigrated from their native South Africa to Canada in 1997. Since then, they have gone on to establish this stunning venue, transforming it into an ideal wedding destination. The duo opens its doors to excited nearly-wedded couples seeking to host an unforgettable nuptial celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

The property exudes an enchanting atmosphere through its uniquely designed facilities, idyllic for hosting special events. The quaint lodge features a cozy fireplace and is stunningly decorated with authentic South African-inspired decor. Attached to the main building is a tranquil backyard patio area along with a lush garden area for relaxing. A spacious outdoor ceremony space sits beside the lodge. This prime location has room for up to 160 guests. For the couple and their entourages’ benefit, get-ready rooms are available on-site. They provide privacy and a host of helpful and necessary amenities to help everyone feel prepared for the big occasion.

Services Offered

At South Africa House Guest Lodge, your events’ success is of the utmost priority. Elmari and Gordon are prepared to go above and beyond to ensure you are provided a streamlined and ultimately stress-free experience throughout. Together with their committed staff, these experts are happy to perform all of your setup and clean up needs come the big day. This ensures you and yours can keep your focus on the important things, like tying the knot and making priceless memories. Some of the events commonly held here include:

  • Engagement parties
  • Bridal parties
  • Rehearsal dinners
  • Wedding ceremonies
  • Receptions

Accommodation

After exchanging vows and enjoying an unforgettable night of wedding festivities, newlyweds can spend the evening in the luxurious bridal suite. Five other comfortable high-end suites can be used by guests should they require overnight accommodations as well. Inside of which feature queen-sized beds, air conditioning, wifi internet, among many other useful amenities.

Highlights

Availability

Type

Country club, inn/B&B, loft

Style

Country, garden, glamorous, modern, rustic, vintage

Event Services

Accommodations, bridal suite, lighting / sound

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$1,000

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail reception

What bar services do you provide?

Cash bar
Open bar
Outside alcohol

What event items are available?

Chairs

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair access

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$700

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Lighting/sound
Parking
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    Lauren G. Married on 17/07/2021
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    Absolutely Magical Venue

    The South Africa House is an absolutely incredible venue for any type of event. We recently held our wedding ceremony and reception there and we were so impressed. The House, ceremony location, and everything in between provided an absolutely magical setting for our special day and Elmari and Anira were so welcoming, accommodating, and responsive throughout the entire experience. Wainwright is incredibly lucky to have such an amazing venue like this. I would recommend the South Africa House to absolutely everyone.

    South Africa House Guest Lodge's reply:

    Thank you to you both! We are so excited for your future together and appreciate all your kind words!
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    Kelsey H. Married on 01/09/2018
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    Amazing venue!

    The Andersons went above and beyond to make our wedding perfect! They were so well organized, prompt and friendly to deal with, and planted the most beautiful flowers for us.
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    Robyn A. Married on 16/09/2017
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    A Dream Come True Venue

    The South Africa House Guest Lodge was the most incredible venue for our wedding. They were every accommodating and did everything possible to make our dreams come true. The venue far exceeded our expectations from the breath taking tree covered ceremony area to the exquisite bar and ample space cocktail hour. We could not have asked for anything more. This is all not even to mention the Lodge itself! The girls and I got ready in the Lodge and it was a perfect place for all of us to get ready together with tons of space to move. There is tons of counter space, mirrors, and lighting that make it the best space to get ready. The whole wedding party was also able to stay at the Lodge the night of the wedding which was so much fun. We highly recommend the South Africa House Guest Lodge for a wedding venue and accommodations for the wedding party! Absolutely wonderful.

    South Africa House Guest Lodge's reply:

    Lovely having you two brighten up our ceremony spot!

    Thanks for all the love and laughter the day brought xo
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    Brady B. Married on 01/07/2021
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    The perfect wedding venue

    The South Africa Guest Lodge provided the perfect space for our wedding. The lodge itself is breathtaking, and the ceremony spot is a hidden gem. Without seeing it, a person would not think such an incredible space exists in Wainwright. The lodge managers are also the friendliest and easiest people to deal with, and were great hosts to accommodate our needs. We highly recommend this venue for any prospective newlyweds
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    Wedding weekend

    It was a perfect house for our weekend wedding. We even had dinner For 30 in the living room, it fit very well. The house was very clean and even though it is in the city limits it feels like you’re in the country side. Very private, treed lot.

    South Africa House Guest Lodge's reply:

    Thanks Kate! It was a pleasure having you all enjoy your very special day at our little venue!

    All the best.
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    Keoma G. Married on 20/07/2019
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    Highly Recommend!

    The South Africa House is a stunning venue! Anira & family made our day unique and memorable. Having everything prepared and set up for the wedding made it so much less stressful and more enjoyable.

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