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We are thrilled to announce that we have scooped, not one but two, prestigious awards at the Ekurhuleni Reader’s Choice Awards as chosen by the people of Ekurhuleni, as the venue hire of choice held, at the Palace of Dreams at Emperor’s Palace in October.

The prestigious cocktail evening is held annually by Caxton, one of the largest publishers in South Africa and is based on votes from local Ekurhuleni 350 000 homes voting for their best local business or organisation in five award categories.

Birchwood Hotel won two awards in the Living in Ekurhuleni category; namely the Must-Hire Venue for Private Functions award, awarded to a local business catering to Ekurhuleni residents’ every day entertainment and service needs, and the Best Venue Hire award.

The aim of the Ekurhuleni Reader’s Choice Awards is to inspire the residents of Ekurhuleni and celebrate the growth and prosperity of local businesses, people and organisations. Readers were able to vote by filling in an entry form published in ten of Ekurhuleni’s local newspapers, entering them into a lucky draw and the chance to win great prizes.

Offering over 60 venues in our 52 hectares of beautiful gardens, we feel proud to be Ekurhuleni’s number one choice in venue hire and will continue to keep Ekurhuleni on the map as the busiest conferencing facility in the southern hemisphere.

We would like to thank Ekurhuleni locals, our patrons and Caxton for choosing us as the winner of these awards. We look forward to many more years of making all your private, conferencing and banqueting events memorable.

To find out more about our conferencing, banqueting and wedding packages, see our Services page or contact us on (011) 897 0000.

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