The Venue

Tucked away in the small idyllic town of Heidelberg in the Suikerbosrand, with open ceilings, rustic-glam decor and lush gardens, the Secret Gardens accommodates 120 guests. Our experienced team looks forward to welcoming you, be it for an intimate wedding reception or a lavish birthday function. We pride ourselves in our personal service, and this is what makes us unique. The Secret Garden will take the time to put your personal stamp on the occasion, our dedication and attention to detail will ensure you have a beautiful function. 


The Secret Garden has picturesque manicured gardens, boasting an outdoor gazebo, romantic fountain and a glamorous interior with an antique edge. Set in the heart of the Suikerbosrand, the abundance of flora, old Victorian style buildings and idyllic views of the Orange Free State hills on the horizon are sure to set the perfect backdrop for your special day. Aside from many prime photoshoot spots in Heidelberg, our lush gardens provide all-year-round photo opportunities for our guests. 

We would like to invite all future brides & grooms to visit and explore our beautiful venue for themselves. With Nicol as your wedding planner, you can rest assured your big day will be unforgettable. We strive to fulfil your every need and go out of our way to help you create exceptional memories to cherish for a lifetime.


Be it an extravagant birthday party, baby shower, engagement party or family reunion, The Secret Garden offers a magnificent venue where special occasions can be celebrated surrounded by family and friends. Whether you are eager to dance the night away, enjoy high tea or have the banqueting hall set-up for a year-end dinner function, we can accommodate all types of functions. The options really are endless. 

We have a variety of spaces to choose from to ensure your function or occasion is perfectly catered for. With personalized, unhurried service, we aim to create different settings for each and every unique occasion or function ensuring a tailor-made package based on your requirements including catering and décor, suited to your budget. With Nicol’s experience and compassion expect everything from décor to catering and everything in between to be taken care of.


With elegant décor and all the necessary technological requirements The Secret Gardens can be used for corporate events and conferences of all types. Our venue offers the perfect getaway location for conferences out of the hustle and bustle of the city. Be it a conference, staff party, end-of-year function or corporate event, at The Secret Gardens you can expect outstanding professional service.

From microphones and sound systems to projectors, flip charts and WiFi availability, we are set up to host conferences of up to 120 delegates. With both a fireplace and air-conditioning, we can accommodate both summer and winter conferences. We have a range of menu options to choose from and can arrange waiters. No matter what the requirements, we can easily set up the space for your unique corporate function to ensure your guests feel comfortable and relaxed for however long the duration of the event or conference.