Specialising in weddings, corporate & private events
Welcome to the story of Shepstone Gardens – a tale of how a family home blossomed into a magnificent venue where special occasions are nurtured into unforgettable moments to be cherished forever.
Where your dreams of “happily ever after” begin… On one of the most important days of your life, Shepstone Gardens will take care of your every need.
Consider us for your next end-of-year function, team-building day or classy client dinner. Shepstone Gardens provides a professional service for every occasion.
From christenings to retirement parties, 21st birthdays to centenary bean feasts, leave no milestone uncelebrated. We are also Kosher and Halal friendly.
View of Shepstone Gardens
putting a face to a name
Exotic and experienced, Karine brings first world standards to our venue.
Enthusiastically effervescent, Alex is dedicated to her clients and willing to go the extra mile.
Portia is calm, loving and wise.
She will make everything ok.
Marketing and Public Relations.
We are excited to have Rachel join the team and look forward to her sprinkling our venue with her own brand of magic dust.
A world of experience is what is required to look after our clients – and Nadia is more than qualified. Trust the process.
Mike is our logistics expert and helps to balance an office full of ladies – no small task…
It’s good to know that behind the scenes is a most talented lady who steers our ship with sound financial planning and a keen eye for details.
It’s a great privilege to run the most alluring venue in the country. And Ken is blessed to have such an amazing team to support him.
Feeling the love
words of inspiration
Hi Nadia We just wanted to say thank you so much for your assistance. We really enjoyed ourselves and your effort truly made our big day spectacular. The venue was immaculate and we have nothing but good memories of our big day. Thank you again Yours Faithfully Liyandza and Ndi 20th of January 2017
Hello Nadia, Baie baie dankie vir al jou en jou span se moeite met ons troudag, julle het dit uitstekend gedoen en alles was perfek. Baie baie dankie! Groete Neri en James
Dear Nadia We have just come back from an amazing honeymoon and are ready to begin our lives as a married couple. I would like to thank you for all your assistance and support in making our wedding day such a success. The staff was absolutely amazing on the day and our personal waiter took great care of us- he was brilliant! Henk the DJ was awesome and really got the party started. Thank you all once again for making our wedding day a very special one! We will definitely be keeping Shepstone Gardens in mind for any future celebrations. Kind regards, Lauren and Shumani 11th of November 2016
Hi Alex, I hope you are well! I know my mom has already spoken to you, but I just wanted to say a big thank you again from Deon and myself for ensuring that everything ran smoothly on our wedding day. There really was no stress and everything worked out perfectly! Thank you so much to you and your team for the hard work, you guys are amazing! Kind regards Simone Smit
Hi Karine, I just wanted to say that I am so grateful for having you during my preparations for my wedding. You are so professional and you are always on point! You were an absolute pleasure to work with and I will actually miss spending time with you (yes we practically spent a whole year together) Please can you thank everyone at the venue on our behalf, it was beautiful as always, the staff were professional and on point throughout the evening! All of our guests cannot stop talking about the wedding. I cannot thank you enough for making my dreams come true! Thank you Karine.
Hi Karine, We have been inundated with love and congratulations and are just overwhelmed by how perfect everything was. We would like to say a very special thanks to you - our day was absolutely spectacular and perfect. Everyone who attended our wedding has complimented how incredible the venue was and how everything was just so beautiful and organized. The waiters were absolutely phenomenal - a very large amount of our guests commented that this was the first wedding they have been to where the waiters are so prompt and really gave the guests that one on one experience. The waiters took the time to address our guests by name and find them outside when their drinks were ready for them on the tables. Absolutely blown away. You truly saw the vision that we had and the level of charm that we wanted in our wedding and we thank you for that. The reassurance that you gave me throughout the planning process as well as on the day was incredible. You are the best Karine and you made our day absolutely perfect. Thank you for everything - we will never forget a second of it.
KARINE! Is it weird to say I miss you already! Thank you so so so so so much for everything! All your suppliers are amazing and professional, I love them all! Thank you so much for making everything so perfect for us, we couldn’t have wished for a better day. It was a real life fairy-tale! I know I can truly say I love you guys tooo much, I felt like I was at a family member’s home, and it was so loving and intimate and fun! I loved every moment, and I know my guests had a ball. Please never change Shepstone, it’s an amazing place! I wish I could get married all over again :-D I cannot thank you guys enough, and don’t temp me, I will be there for champs every weekend hahaha. Thank you so Karine, you are an amazing person, you kept me calm and I love your face tooo much, I literally would have died without you! ALL OUR LOVE, Mr & Mrs Hand
Thank YOU Dear Darling Alex & Ken Kevin and I have not stopped talking about our magical day. It was absolutely perfect in absolutely every way. Alex, your tireless care and commitment to making our day special was beyond incredible. Nothing was too big or too small for you. I felt really reassured to be in your very capable hands. Thank you for staying so late on the day to make sure all went smoothly. I appreciate ever little thing you did from carrying tables to helping me make sure we had the best drinks menu possible. Ken you have a real winner there. Look after her. I will miss your big smile Alex! I have an awesome picture of you walking closely behind me as I'm walking down the aisle. A fond memory of an awesome human being. Ken, from the minute we met you we appreciated the warmth and welcome manner in which you invited us in. Thank you for taking my demands on the chin. Your venue is absolutely spectacular and your hard work in keeping it immaculate is what makes it world class. Pls thank all the wonderful staff that worked on our day - especially the lovely gentleman that was tasked with keeping my drink full. ;-). I sadly can't remember his name but I'd appreciate if you could let him know his smiling face and wonderful attitude made a real difference to our day. To the point where we were putting guests in an uber he was next to my side! Thank you again both for everything. I will miss Shepstone Gardens and always remember you both fondly. Take care. xxx
Thank you Alex and your amazing team. Your venue is absolutely stunning and my wedding day was amazing.
Dear Ken, Alex, Luche, Terri, Henk and your Teams, I have an overwhelming sense of gratitude to each and every one of you for making Conway and Mallory's special day marvellous, magical and memorable. We certainly had our fair share of pre-wedding challenges but you ALL rose to the occasion by efficiently problem solving and smoothly getting everything back on track. I must admit that I was not overly impressed with the weather when I woke on Sunday morning but, in hind sight, it was a blessing in disguise as moving the reception indoors (good call, Alex) allowed the music volume to increase and the dancing to turn the happy, festive occasion into a highly enjoyable party! I saw friends on the dance floor who have never danced at any function ever before …. Well done Henk. The décor, flowers and layout of the Reception Hall were magnificent … Those fairly lights are a real winner. Your waiting staff are an absolute joy … From Michael, Sibusiso and the waitrons and barmen, to the incredibly helpful gentleman who was washing the floor when I arrived, there was not one member of staff who was not smiling, professional, attentive and eager to assist. Sibongile (I hope I have spelt his name correctly) who took care of the main table was amazingly attentive – unobtrusively keeping our glasses filled throughout the day. Even during the picture session, under the glass marquee, we were continually served drinks and never felt neglected for a moment. The feedback we have had from our guests has been wonderful, they all enjoyed themselves immensely and sung praises for all aspects of the day!! To all of you, a heartfelt THANK YOU. Please would you convey our thanks and appreciation to every staff member who played a part in making the day the enormous success it clearly was! With appreciation and kind regards
Thank you so much Karine for a truly beautiful and magical wedding! We had an amazing day and the praise for SG has not stopped! We are so very happy and feel so blessed to have worked with you. Honestly! Thank you SO much. Warmest regards, Lindiwe & Tom
Hi Karine and Team Thank you so so much for your kind message and for making our special day absolutely perfect!!! We are so super happy we chose Shepstone Gardens as our venue and loved working with you too, thank you again for everything.... Yes our family and guests had the best time and everyone could not of been better looked after!!! Warmest wishes and much love,
My mother & I would just like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for Friday. You and your team made it such a beautiful ceremony. What an amazing group of people at Shepstone Gardens. We are truly grateful for all you did. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Hi Nadia Thank you so much for everything and for all your help. Chirag and I really appreciate it. Shepstone Gardens is such a beautiful place. Thank you again for all your help into making our dream wedding a reality. Kind Regards Chirag and Chandeni 16th of April 2016
Hi Nadia. Thank you for the incredibly kind words. And thank you for the absolutely unforgettable experience at Shepstone Gardens. I am not sure if you heard my speech, but what I said in it still rings true. Without your input and guidance, and all your help on the day, there wouldn't have been a wedding and so I just want to thank you. Kind Regards Sheldon and Jenna Nyce 2nd of April 2016
Dear Nadia, Thank you so much for your wonderful blessing and kind words. It was such a special day and we are so grateful to you and your whole team for making it such a memorable occasion for us. Shepstone is such a beautiful and unique venue and it meant a lot to us to have our wedding day there. We also appreciate your incredible calm demeanour in dealing with our families and all the little details and ensuring that the day ran smoothly. Thanks again for everything! Warmest Regards, Janna and Martyn Balham
Hiiii Nadia, I hope this email finds you well and that we left Shepstone Gardens in one piece ;) We would like to say a HUUUUGE THANK YOU to all of you at Shepstone Gardens for making this event such a success and such a dream to put together. From the get go it has been an absolute pleasure in our dealings with you, and your staff last night were absolutely incredible. Everyone was so friendly and willing to always help, which makes our job a whole lot easier. Sandile specifically is a gem so please relay a big thank you to him and of course your whole team. Mike and Blessing and the whole team are just divine!! We cannot thank you enough!! I look forward to your feedback and hope the bar sales were pleasing ;) Next time we must order in more tequila it would seem haha! We would also love to chat about other dates we have in mind for the year - so please let me know if you are open to this. Kindest regards, Nicci Campbell
Dear Vaughn and Nadia, Our hearts are filled with pride today! You have made our night sooooooo special and we are so very grateful! Thank you for everything you have done for us! We can’t thank you enough!!! Wouter Nel Air Mauritius Sales and Marketing Manager Southern Africa
Hi Nadia YOU ARE AMAZING! YOUR TEAM was phenomenal especially Nqobile and Sandile. Thank you Warm regards Carla da Silva Air Mauritius Regional Manager Africa and Latin America
Good morning Nadia. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and Shepstone Gardens for giving us such a memorable wedding. It was the most beautiful day of my life. You and the rest of your staff were on point with every single thing. There is not a single thing to complain about. .. It was simply perfect. Thank you for all your hard work! Regards Luyanda and Vuyo Nakedi
Hi Nadia, I wanted to thank you for being so fantastic during the whole process of the wedding! From the planning till the wedding day you were amazing! Wouldn't have been able to do everything without your help! I had such a spectacular day! Honestly the wedding of my dreams! Thank you so so much! Lots of love Paige
Ons wil net graag sê BAIE dankie vir jou en jou span se harde werk en al die moeite wat julle ingesit het om die dag vir ons spesiaal te maak. Mens droom altyd van kleins af oor jou sprokies troue, maar my drome kan nie naastenby kom by wat julle vir ons gegee het op daardie dag nie. Alles was perfek en alles het so glad verloop. Die mense kan nie ophou praat oor hoe stunning die venue was nie. Baie dankie dat jy soveel stres van my skouers afgehaal het en altyd daar was dat ek op jou knoppie kon druk, gee nie om hoe simple dit was nie. Oja voor ek vergeet, jou harde gesoek na die mans se "thank you gifts" het regtig af betaal, die mans was MAL daaroor.
Dearest Karine, Ken, Nadia and the entire Shepstone Team, You all did such an amazing job at making our wedding the best day possible! It was the most amazing wedding and a fantastic party. Family members and friends can still not stop posting or telling us how much they enjoyed it, how beautiful the venue is, and how they couldn't get over how well everything was done. This was not only due to mine and Dev's vision but due to the fact that we made an awesome team together and everything sort of fell into place! We thank you from the bottom of our now matrimonially joined heart for making our dream wedding come true! Warmest regards, Devlin and Kelly Padayachee
Morning Rachel Thanks for everything last night, you were a superstar. You are really a professional wedding Coordinator and a wedding planner, you and all the people at Shepstone Gardens saved the day and make it a night Shiona and I will never forget. Thanks again for going the extra mile for us. From the newly weds...
Hi Rachel I would just like to say a huge thank you for an amazing event yesterday. Everything was perfect and ran so smoothly- you were a pleasure to work with. I would also like to take the opportunity to mention how fantastic the staff were, their service was impeccable and I would like to especially mention Golding, Nqobile and Sibusiso. Nothing was too much to ask of them- they were very friendly and helpful, even helped us to our cars in the rain with umbrellas while carrying our bags. Thank you once again- all of our guests were blown away by the venue and are all raving about it today.
Baie dankie vir die puik en professionele wyse waarop hierdie geleentheid hanteer is. Al die vooraf reëlings, sowel as die koördinering op die dag was fantasties. Dankie, dankie, dankie!
Thank you once again for the most amazing wedding. Having working in PR for just over a decade, I can safely say that working with Shepstone Gardens was an absolute pleasure and the best experience I have ever had working with a venue. Ken, thank you for recommending The Culinary Workshop and for the special deal you put together for us. You really made my dream wedding come true. Alex, you are amazing. Everything about your energy is wonderful. You are a true asset to the SheppieG family.
Baie dankie vir die reelings en bystand met my kinders se troue. Dit was ONGELOOFLIK mooi, ek kry verskriklik baie positiewe terugvoer van die gaste! Marlene & Tienie • wedding • 28 November 2015
We had an amazing time. Thank you to your staff for the polite and efficient service that we received. Thank you for all your time an effort in making our occasion a success. We really appreciate everything that you did for us.
"Thank you so much for all your amazing planning for the wedding. Everything was magical and I would not have changed a thing... The flowers and décor were sublime and everyone has said how amazing and magical the venue was." Debbie
I just wanted to say a huge thanks for all the patience and effort you afforded us for last night’s event. Please also extend my thanks to Mike and the team of waiters and waitresses who made last night’s event a success and patiently waited fo us to depart. Warmest of regards, Taryn
We had such an amazing time on the 24th of October. It was absolutely our dream wedding. Thank you for the amazing effort that you have put in ensuring that the event runs smoothly. Your attention to detail is so impressive. You have such a wonderful personality, so warm and inviting. The fact that you were so professional also made it so easy for us to fully trust you with the running of the day and relieved us of strain that would otherwise have been on us on the day of the wedding. Our families and friends were happy to share our special day and really enjoyed the amazingly manicured gardens. We couldn't have asked for a better venue and a better OTD coordinator. It was everything we wanted and more to celebrate our love. It made a great milestone in our love story that much more memorable. Warmest Regards, Phumi and Wilson
Thank you for making sure the day went smoothly, for all your hard work and making sure I got my fairy-tale wedding. The day was absolutely perfect - there is nothing I would change!
Thank you so much for all your help, patience and assistance. It was also more than great to work with you and your team - they were great and extremely professional. I hope we can work together soon again.
Nadia, I just wanted to thank you for everything you did to make our wedding day such a special day! For a control freak like me to hand over control of my wedding to someone else was a very scary idea, until I met you and knew we were in the best hands possible :) Thank you for being our friend , advisor and inspiration - We loved every moment of our wedding day and know that without all your hard work in the build up to the wedding, and on the day, it would not have been nearly as magical a day as it was! Shepstone was the perfect venue, and your staff were incredible! Will definitely keep in touch!
I just wanted to thank you guys for all the help in planning our function. It's was absolutely perfect!!! (wifey's exact words). Special thanks to Rachel for being so awesome to work with! Super efficient, helpful, great recommendations on all suppliers and vendors, and extremely pleasant! And of course Ken for allowing us to use the venue to shoot! The pictures came out absolutely amazing!
On behalf of Franco and myself I would like to say a very big thank you to you and your team. Our day could not have been more perfect! Thank you for keeping us updated, for keeping me calm, for helping our day and weeks leading up to the day run so smoothly! The venue, the organisation, the co-ordination, the attention to detail: simply amazing. Our guests were blown away by the beauty of your venue, I too did not realise how stunning Shepstone would be as the sun stared to set… Wow. Nadia you are a star! Thanks again for everything! 5 Stars from us all the way!
Thanks for all your help with this event. The client was so happy and we have been getting fantastic feedback! They were completely blown away by the venue. I look forward to the next one soon...
I would just like to thank you so much from the both of us. We had such an incredible time because our day was perfect thanks to your attention to detail and behind the scenes hard work. You were always positive throughout his whole year of planning and were a joy to plan our wedding with.
Wow! Nadia. You said I brought you to tears! Well.... your words just did. Words can't express the thanks I have for you. For your team. I am so grateful. It takes a lot for me to trust and let go and you made me feel so comfortable in that yesterday. My expectations were far exceeded. You are amazing and we are very lucky that we had you to make our day perfect! So thank you!
Thank you for making our day run so perfectly!!! It was more than we could have ever dreamed of. :)
Firstly a huge thank you from both of us. The day was so special and I couldn't have chosen a better venue and planner! You made the day flow so well and I was truly blessed that you were a part of our special day.
Vreeslik baie dankie vir die mooi wense en alles wat jy vir ons gedoen het. Dit was ‘n amazing dag en ons sou niks wou verander nie! Almal het dit vreeslik geniet en die diens was wonderlik.
Thank you for all your support. Thank you for the setup and your contribution to the organisation of the day. We could not have asked for a more beautiful setting and venue. Thank you for your patience with my delay in getting all the information to you. Thank you for the beautiful wishes and blessings.