We create beautiful weddings that leave you with priceless memories.

Francis and her creative team at De Ark Guest House in Lydenburg, Mpumalanga, has the experience, and decor, to make dreams a reality. She will listen, advise, plan and design a very personal wedding with flair. De Ark Guest House has all the on-location facilities you need for your wedding.

The fairy tale garden gazebo is transformed into an intimate chapel for the formal ceremony. The exquisitely decorated reception venue is decorated according to the theme in your colour scheme. We offer catering,  rose-filled garden, and the rich, wooded decor of the guest house for the photo shoot, ample guest accommodation and a very romantic honeymoon suite.

Francis has a flair for the exceptional and therefore no two weddings will ever be the same. She will take the time to listen to the dreams you envisaged for your special day and then give you a free visual quotation based on your budget. Become part of the De Ark Magic on your special day and value memories for life!


6 top reasons you can choose De Ark Guesthouse for a luxury wedding you can afford

When taking the most important vow of your life, it will be good to choose a place where you will fall head over heels in love all over again.

Romantic Venue

De Ark Guest House, although well known as an upmarket bed & breakfast in the Lowveld town of Lydenburg, is a wedding venue that is so much more. It’s a wonderful place reserved for romantics. This venue caters for weddings of all group sizes, from 20 people to 200. The venue is perfect for relaxation, a great place for the wedding party (and guests) to wind down and enjoy the gorgeous setting. Your wedding guests will be swept off their feet by the views of sheer opulence of your themed wedding displays.

De Ark wedding venue

Wedding Chapel

The romantic garden gazebo is definitely the choice for lovebirds. Located in the beautifully landscaped gardens with views of the magical lights, fragrant roses and a sparkling swimming pool, the De Ark Wedding Venue provides an unbelievable backdrop for the perfect summer wedding.

De Ark Chapel

 Honeymoon Suite

Your honeymoon choice? Easy – the richly decorated honeymoon suite is where you will receive the ultimate boutique experience. Designed and decorated for love and romance, there is a real ambience in the room and bathroom that will make you fall in love again. The bridal couple will have their own private area in the suite or on the balcony overlooking the garden, where breakfast can be served at a table set out. It doesn’t get much more romantic than this.

De Ark honeymoon suite

Personal Wedding Theme

Wedding packages include a choice of settings, such as the indoor function hall, the outdoor garden area amidst the landscaped gardens, or a custom designed celebration area, themed to the bride and grooms liking. The expert wedding team promise to help you channel your inner Greek goddess, or whatever your fantasy can conjure and will take over all the planning to make your wedding as stress-free as possible.

De Ark themed wedding

 Gourmet food

One of De Ark Guesthouses’ biggest attractions is its culinary culture, whether it is a small intimate wedding or celebrations for a crowd. The menu can include the hors 'd oeuvres while the guests wait for the photo session, full bar facilities to a 3-course meal for a wedding feast. The chef excels at making simple food taste extraordinary, and use quality ingredients and mix tradition with innovation to produce a finished product that in uncomplicated and delicious.

De Ark gourmet food

 Guest Accommodation

The bride, groom and guests can really get the best of both worlds. After the hustle and bustle of the celebration part, the guests can retire to one of 14 guest rooms on offer in this excellent guest house where you will wake up to the smell of breakfast. The rooms are all stylishly decorated with all the conveniences you expect from the affordable luxury accommodation.

De Ark accommodation

Whenever you choose to have your special day, the friendly De Ark Guesthouse hospitality and guaranteed logistical perfection will ensure that you have an incredible wedding that you will fondly remember forever.