Winners of numerous awards from our inception on 1st March 1995 and most recently the 2012 Gauteng In-House Wedding planner of the year. We are proud of the fairytale world of luxury that we have on offer for our bridal couples. We are well known for our scrumptious home cooking, top class service, diversity and range of innovative ideas. We are always happy to work with couples to achieve the perfect look for both traditional and cultural weddings.
OUR EXCLUSIVE MANOR HOME IS YOURS FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR WEDDING
An Ascot Mews wedding means a wonderful, private venue with superb food and fantastic friendly service. The experience and attention to detail of our team will guarantee a truly exceptional and wonderful wedding. We take care of every detail enabling you to relax and enjoy your special day. Ascot Mews will become your private residence, your dream home for your wedding, so you can entertain in style. Secured parking available for all your guests on the premises of Ascot Mews.
The Copper Leopard function room
A picturesque function room that is ablaze with warm welcoming light and together with the high pitched thatch roof, rustic warmth is radiated from the brickwork and earthy woodwork in the room to create a unique atmosphere. This is a stylish room by day and simply magical by night.
Tucked into the corner of the Copper Leopard is a fully stocked bar, fireplace and rock pool. The room can accommodate between 150 and 200 guests, depending on the need for a dance floor.
The Duck Pond breakfast function room
An intimate warm room that is thatched and carpeted and seats a maximum of 50 guests. It is exclusively used for morning wedding breakfast receptions. The space does not allow for dancing but the room leads onto a picturesque courtyard garden complete with a duck pond which is ideal for photography and socializing. As each of our weddings have the exclusive use of the venue for the duration of their wedding we only host one wedding at a time thus this room can only be used for a morning reception.
THE GRETNA GREEN CHAPEL
The Gretna Green Chapel offers and intimate, romantic and beautiful thatched wedding chapel. Inside we can seat up to 200 guests and the walls are arched with low sloping thatched arms giving a wonderful view and atmosphere of the natural life beyond the walls of the chapel. The rafters are fashioned from whole trees and the view for each guest is a peaceful view of our gardens and koi pond which is surrounded by a semi circular driveway, this ensures that the entrance of the bride is a spectacular moment in the day.
The Gretna Green Chapel is a perfect setting for your wedding ceremony with an historic link to a little border town in Scotland. From 1754 English law declared that any person under the age of 18 needed parental consent to be married but this did not apply in Scotland where young eloping couples would dash to the border and the blacksmith shops and inns, this then formed the backdrop for many a weddings performed in great haste lest the parents were in hot pursuit of the couple. The town of Gretna Green now honours our little chapel in name and is the perfect enchanting setting for a romantic wedding.
WEDDING PLANNING TEAM
What couple doesn’t expect their wedding day to be the most magical day of their lives? With our skilled team of professionals we can turn your fantasy into reality. We approach all our weddings as a combined effort with our couples and offer personalised advice on everything from menus and music to flowers and décor. We make certain that every element of the day comes together with style and efficiency, ensuring an effortless flow of the wedding day which continues to be our commitment to excellence.
Our wedding planning team’s signature is personalised attention to detail and creativity. We have access to our own decor needs as well as the very best suppliers. Our staff prides themselves in understanding the latest in wedding trends and ideas. No task is to big or to small for us to handle, rather an exciting challenge. We oversee an average of 90 weddings a year and will therefore be able to assist you with all your special requirements to make your day affordable and a stress free occasion, allowing you to do what you are suppose to do, enjoy your very special day.
The backdrop for your wedding photography in our gardens is truly beautiful. We have lovingly restored the gardens which our couples often refer to as an ‘amazing secret garden’ . No matter what time of year you choose to celebrate your wedding you are guaranteed that your wedding images will be alive and spectacular.
For the very rare rainy day the grand entrance hall of the Manor House provides a sweeping marble staircase, wrought iron banisters and a magnificent chandelier as a stage to your memorable images. Many of our couples, no matter the weather, choose to use this beautiful space for their photographs.
Your guests are most welcome to book our accommodation, to avoid disappointment it is suggested that this is done as soon as possible as the Lodge is inclined to fill up rather quickly. Our gift to all couples on your wedding night is the use of our beautifully appointed honeymoon suite tucked away at the top of the Manor House.
Ascot Mews Wedding Services at a glance:
– Exclusive use of the entire manor house (provided all rooms are booked), lovely gardens and a pool for the use of guests resident at Ascot Mews.
– Finishing’s and accessories of the finest quality
– A beautiful banqueting Lapa,/Venue perfect for up to 200 guests
– 5 star banqueting
– A traditionally furnished reception room for an intimate pre-wedding evening dinner
– Beautifully appointed bedroom suites including a beautifully appointed Bridal Suite
– Licensed for civil ceremonies indoors and out
– Web-cam broadcast for Ceremony
– Every detail taken care of by our professional service specialists
– Unique stress-free wedding planning and guest management
ASCOT MEWS AND ABIA (Africa Bridal Industry Academy)
Ascot Mews is registered with ABIA (Africa Bridal Industry Academy) and therefore you, our bridal couple, will also have the advantage of making use of ABIA’s database on their website. Have a look at www.abiaweddings.co.za, this website contains an informative and easy to use directory of recommended suppliers who have been nominated by brides over the last three years. Along with the usual business information, our bridal couples will also be able to view all ABIA suppliers Accreditation levels as well as ABIA Awards and Bridal Ratings.
All our bridal couples are automatically registered with ABIA and this give you the opportunity to rate not only the services you may have made use of through their site for your wedding but Ascot Mews as well. This is an amazing facility as it gives our couples an up to date rating on service providers as well as providing you with the opportunity to enter your scores for quality of product, service, value for money and attitude of staff which are then submitted directly into the ABIA database. Ascot Mew’s rating categories are Reception Venue and In-house wedding planner.