Hartford House

The Home of Good Conversation, Fine Wine and Classic Horses.

Award-winning hotel and restaurant situated at Summerhill Stud on the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal Midlands Meander, South Africa.

Weddings & Events

It's all in the detail!

South Africa’s first-choice wedding venue in the land’s favourite romantic hideaway, its historic surrounds, great style and unique ambiance, have seen Hartford “marry” generations of the same family. 

Your wedding is, in all probability, the single most important moment in your life, and Hartford has the capacity to make it a life-changing event.  There is only one mould for each Hartford nuptial occasion, which means we never repeat the same act twice.

Your wedding is a reflection of your own distinct personality, and it’s our job to ensure that shines through in the individuality of the occasion.  It’s what separates us from the crowd, and is perhaps the single-most significant reason why, decades after they first tied the knot, couples still return, year after year, to celebrate their anniversaries “at home”.

Our services include the complete co-ordination and arrangement of your wedding, (if you wish,) decoration of the venue (on request), the accompanying feast or banquet, floral, photographic and make-up arrangements, the hire of catering, seating and lighting equipment, cutlery, crockery, linen etc., as well as the engagement of musicians, bands and where necessary, an introduction to a minister of religion.

Of course, anything we can do for a wedding, applies to a birthday, anniversary or baptism, including the “stamp” of your personal signature. There is little we cannot do, other than invite you to put us to the test!

Our services and amenities include:

  • Customised menus by Chef Chris Papayannes
  • Dedicated function co-ordinator
  • Unsurpassed Midlands setting
  • State of the art audio visual equipment
  • High speed internet access
  • Preferred room rates for your guests or group
  • Award winning decor