Free State Weddings
Get married in the Free State / To stand spellbound by blue skies, horizons that extend forever, rolling hills, sandstone mountains and golden fields is to find oneself in the heart of the country - in the Free State. To choose this region as the location for one’s wedding is to rest assured that, regardless of whether or not wedding arrangements go according to plan, one is certain of sunshine-kissed settings and gorgeous scenery. [cont.]
Lying wedged between the Orange and Vaal Rivers and landlocked in the sense that it is entirely surrounded by other provinces, the Free State is largely a rural province - its towns widely dispersed over a golden landscape that stretches over 129 464 km. Despite this apparent barrenness, it has an extensive network of nature parks, game reserves and game farms and the Golden Gate national park.
Bloemfontein, the city of Roses and one of the friendliest cities in South Africa is the capital, lying roughly in the middle of the province with a ‘no stress’ attitude and some wonderful choices for wedding photography sessions, including Orchid House, the Oliewenhuis Art Gallery and the Botanical Gardens. One can’t go wrong with the little ‘dorps’ that lie in the Free State’s Thabo Mofutsanyana and Northern regions. Picturesque towns like Rosendal and Clarens, which lie between the Maluti Mountains and the Rooiberge and have fast become a magnet for artists, is a truly beautiful setting in which to get married, as are Ficksburg and Fouriesburg with farm venues that offer spectacular scenery - perfect for wedding photographs! [hide]
Free State Wedding Venues
Wedding reception venues in Bloemfontein and the Free State range from 4- and 5- star hotels to custom-built function and wedding venues. To find a wedding reception venue in the Free State, select a town / suburb in the drop down menu or from the detailed lists below: