About the Venue

Be it your big day or a special occasion, The Secret Garden offers versatile indoor and outdoor facilities and personalised service to shape unforgettable memories.

Walking up to the venue the fountain and gazebo are set to provide couples with the option of an outdoor, garden ceremony. If you choose this space to say your vows, you and you’re your partner can say “I do” with loved ones seated around the gazebo with the changing sky of the sunset as your backdrop.

The venue itself is an exquisite reception hall accommodating 120 guests. With classic old-world warmth and rustic glam elements, the venue can be tailored to fit your specific wedding décor, style and aesthetic. The exposed brick fireplace and airy open ceilings create a barn-like setting while luxurious curtains, chandeliers and gold finishes add elegance and sophistication. Centred in the middle of the venue is the dancefloor ready to be washed with coloured lights and LEDs when the first dance is over.

Adjacent to the main hall is the contemporary manhattan style bar with an intimate seating area for those needing to lounge with a refreshment before heading back to the dancefloor. Tucked away behind the bar, the bathrooms are Parisian styled with silky vanilla wallpaper and achromatic art.

On the opposite side of the venue red floral wallpaper welcomes guests into the buffet area. Here hot meals are served in warming trays under warm candle light with the aromas of the kitchen seeping through the wooden doors.

Behind the venue the backyard and the infamous secret garden can be found. This intimate garden with fragrant flowers to envelope guests is the perfect spot to start your wedding ceremony. With benches under the shade of the ancient oak trees, the backyard offers the perfect outdoor sanctuary to welcome guests into the venue. While the bride and groom go off to take their wedding photos, pre-drinks and appetizers can be enjoyed by guests. Later the fire pit will create the perfect ambiance for friends and family to enjoy.

Imagine loved ones, an exquisite meal, candlelight, laughter, and music to dance the night away. Let us breathe life into the fairy-tale wedding you’ve been dreaming of.


Having gotten married in the very same garden, under the established oak tree, owners Nicol and Steve Bannister were inspired to share this idyllic spot back in 2009 and built The Secret Gardens Venue. Since then, more than 100 couples have said “I Do” in our gardens with loved ones as their witness.

The Secret Gardens Function Venue is situated in the quaint town of Heidelberg in the heart of the Suikerbosrand a mere 40 minute drive from Johannesburg with the hills of the Highveld as our backdrop.

Accommodating 120 guests, with dappled sunlight through oak trees, birds chirping and the sound of water flowing, The Secret Gardens is the ideal function venue.