Itinerary Rating: We are a family-run business in the heart of the Kwa-Zulu Natal Midlands, and we love inviting people to come and share our little corner of the world. We offer a variety of venue rooms and gorgeous gardens – the perfect canvas for bridal couples to create their unique special day. Our pets are a part of the family at Cranford, but unfortunately we cannot allow guests to bring their own along due to our own resident dogs and cats.
Other: Cranford Country Lodge is a haven to escape to from the hustle and bustle of the business world. Welcoming, relaxing and comfortable, the lodge boasts a mix of luxury B&B and self-catering cottages to suit your needs, accommodating a maximum of 60 guests depending on arrangements.
Other Activities: At Cranford there are so many activities to enjoy, not only are we situated in the heart of the Midlands Meander but we have fantastic facilities that are all on your doorstep! We have two big bass dams for fishing as well as a lovely swimming pool.
Points Of Interest: Midlands Meander, Mandela Capture Site and Museum, Midmar Dam, Karkloof Canopy Tours, Drakensberg (approximately two hours’ drive)
This stunning country lodge and wedding venue is fast becoming one of the leading Midlands wedding venues. Nestled in a picturesque valley near Curry’s Post, Cranford Country Lodge is the perfect setting for country-chic weddings. Your reception should be one to enjoy, our venue is tastefully decorated and the waitrons carefully trained to provide you and your guests with service excellence. Our Chef has worked locally and internationally in top award winning establishments. She is able to design menus to cover every budget 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. We can seat a maximum of 150 guests in our reception venues.
Stone and Thatched Chapel Wedding
Our beautiful stone and thatched Chapel seats 150 people and overlooks our largest bass dam. It is an open, thatched church built with natural stone found on the Cranford farm. It has a rustic charm and idyllic beauty perfect for any wedding ceremony.
“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.
Country Garden Wedding
If you love the Midlands countryside as much as we do, you might choose to have your ceremony in our beautiful gardens. Surrounded by the natural backdrop of the Midlands countryside, a garden wedding is perfectly suited to the spring, summer and autumn seasons. As part of our country garden wedding you also have the choice of our Lapa on the dam which can be draped to create a lovely outdoor ceremony.
Cranford Country Lodge has a great level area for marquee weddings. Marquee weddings offer the benefits of both an outdoor wedding and an indoor wedding, giving you the freedom to create something really spectacular. Please note that Marquee weddings are still limited to a capacity of 150 guests.
Budget: Please contact us to request our wedding package, which includes information on what our venue hire includes as well as wedding accommodation rates.
When to Go: All year round