South Africa has long prided itself on being a country that has overcome prejudices to welcome diverse races and religions, all under our signature sunny skies. Now, for the first time, Muslim weddings occurring in South Africa will be recognised by the state. On a historical level, these marriages will now be recorded on the National Population Register, ensuring that they receive legal status and recognition they deserve, and officers will be expected to register all marriages they officiate at in a single process. On a practical level, it now means that Muslim couples only need to have one wedding for their union to be recognized, and that the process of wedding planning, stressful for any bride, can now become that much easier. 

With a dedicated wedding specialist available at the Birchwood Hotel, you can be sure that your special day will become even less complicated, as every step, from getting quotations to cutting the cake, is managed carefully. Suitable for any type of ceremony or bride, the Birchwood offers an on-site Chapel, Honeymoon Suite and a range of banquets venues, and is also able to offer wedding reception venues and picturesque gardens, should you wish to have an outdoor wedding. With close to 2 decades of experience under Birchwood Hotel’s belt, you can relax in the knowledge that every care will be taken to ensure that your wedding package is suited to your unique financial, cultural and religious needs. When your beautiful day finally comes to an end, all that’s left for you to do is take a short shuttle to OR Tambo International Airport ( a mere 7 kilometres away), and set off on your well deserved honeymoon.