Weddings at Imla Guest Farm
Welcome to IMLA Luxury Guest Farm, between Ficksburg and Clocolan in the breath-taking Eastern Free State! Imla, a place where strangers and friends become family and memories are made.
The cornerstone of everything IMLA, flows for its Hebrew meaning: "Whom God will replenish, whom God will fill up.”
Experience the warmth of the Eastern Free State’s hospitality on a commercial and dynamic farm (Since 1895)
Situated in the picturesque Eastern Free State, nestled between Sandstone Mountains, Imla offers an abundant of choices for the perfect wedding. The beautifully restored sandstone house dating from the 1800's has a romantic & royal ambiance. The luxurious rooms are all beautifully decorated with crisp white cotton linen and king size beds.
Fall in love with the historical Chapel on the farm. The Honeymoon Suite is perfect for the bride to get dressed on her big day. Choose from a variety of options for your personalised menu.
Every bride is unique, and we pride ourselves on our customised service according to every couple’s specific requirements!
IMLA Guest Farm offers luxury accommodation for the family and friends. The rooms are all beautifully decorated with crisp white cotton linen. Our comfortable and well-equipped accommodation for guests include the following types of rooms:
3 x Luxury Rooms:
King size bed with an an-suite bathroom including a bath & shower.
The room has a fireplace, electrical fan, electrical blankets, coffee station &
2 x Standard Rooms:
King size bed, electrical fan, electrical blankets, coffee station & hairdryer. These 2 rooms make use of a full joint bathroom and extra private toilet in the house. Used in conjunction with the luxury rooms, these two rooms are perfect for families with children.
1 x Family Apartment:
2 Rooms in this family apartment with a king size bed and a double bed. A full bathroom, electrical blankets, balcony, private entrance, electrical fan, coffee station and hairdryer.
3 x Comfort Rooms:
King size bed with an-suite bathroom with shower. Electrical fan, electrical blankets, coffee station, and hairdryer.
Self Catering Cottage:
The beautiful thatched roof cottage consists of 3 rooms whereof 2 double rooms with king size beds and 1 room with 3 single beds. King size bed, electrical fan, electric blankets, and hairdryer. An open plan kitchenette with sitting-dining room makes this the perfect choice for a big family!
The Honeymoon Suite... a surprise!
IMLA also has 3 newly renovated luxury ECONO rooms with 2 of these rooms have 3 single beds each and can sleep 6, and 1 has 1 double bed and one single bed. Separate shower facilities are available for these 3 beautiful rooms.
IMLA can comfortably sleep a total of 47 people in the main guesthouse, extrarooms & cottage but has even more rooms available at Goewerneurskop farm. Goewerneurskop is part of IMLA and has a separate sandstone Lapa about 8 km from Waterfall farm, where Imla is located. The Lapa has 4 double rooms with an-suite bathrooms and can sleep 13. This beautiful self-catering option is equipped with braai facilities, a swimming pool and is perfect for the groom and following.
For extra accommodation IMLA now also has a beautiful camping facility in the mountain, perfect for tents and caravans with shower facilities.
These prices are our basic pricing guideline but can be changed according to your specific menu requests. Kindly discuss any alternative requests with our wedding coordinator. We like to design the menu according to each bride & groom couple specific desire and request.
Our Friday night pre-wedding dinner will certainly be something to look forward to. This is the time to spend quality time with your friends and family before your big day!
Wedding day breakfast and lunch, as well as Sunday morning (or the morning after the wedding), will be served in the dining room at additional fee as per on-site menu
The use of our Chapel or garden, for the wedding ceremony. This includes wooden bench seating for 150 guests, a podium, a registration table, and two chairs as well as an electricity point if needed. For garden ceremonies, we offer our wedding arch.
Venue hire includes the use of the following:
The honeymoon suite for the wedding night. Our beautiful wooden tables that can seat up to 12 people per table & chairs up to 150. You are welcome to invite more than 150 guests and we will gladly hire in extra chairs at R35 per person. Please discuss your specific needs with our friendly coordinator.
Champaign, wine & bar glasses
Waiters to serve the food
Standard cutlery and plates for the function,
All the above included for R22,500
Hire our Sandstone Chapel or “Bush Capel” at R2500
Lights in Hall for function at R2500
Photographer at R5000
Rates per person sharing per night of various accommodation options at IMLA.
Rates on accommodation:
3 x Luxury Rooms (sleeps 6 guests in total): R730 p/p
2 x Interleading Rooms (sleeps 4 guests in total): R560 p/p
1 x Family Apartment (sleeps 4 guests in total): R1300 per unit per night
3 x Comfort Rooms (sleeps 8 guests in total) R675 p/p
1 x Rondavel (sleeps 7 guests in total) R2 950 per unit per night
1 x Bosduif Huisie (sleeps 5 guests) R2 950 per unit per night
3 x Economy rooms (sleeps 8 in total) R375 p/p
Price for the LAPA at Goewerneurskop is R575 per person and is completely self-catering.
We offer a 5 % discount will be given if the whole guest house is booked for 1 night and a 10 % discount will be given if booked for 2 nights.
Meal prices for guests staying in the guesthouse: - As per menu at Guesthouse
We understand that each bride has her individual style and therefor décor items are not included or provided. Items should be supplied or hired by the client at the client's own cost. Cleaning of hired items is the responsibility of the client. Due to our impeccable reputation of excellent food, IMLA will unfortunately not allow outside caterers.
IMLA will provide a cash bar and corkage fee of R35 will be charged for table
Wine & Champagne. (No cooler boxes allowed!!!)
Our menu list is interchangeable to accommodate your personal requirements.
Should your number of guests on the day of your wedding exceed the number confirmed, you will be charged for the additional guests at the confirmed menu price.
Guests attending the wedding that will require special dietary requirements will be charged the selected menu price plus an additional R75 per head.
Kindly communicate to our wedding coordinator if Halaal & Kosher meals are required.
We have a charity project, Lethoteng, feeding 110 kids per day and all leftover food will be donated and cannot be taken by the client. For more on our charity, visit http://www.imla.farm/community or like our Facebook page, Lethoteng Community Centre.
We require clients to brief us regarding their requirements for the provision of a full bar, wine, malt, soft drink bar. Clients are welcome to set a limit on the total expenditure of their account.
Each client must arrange with an external supplier to provide a music system for the function
The quotation is only considered accepted once the contract is signed and the non-refundable deposit of R15000 is paid. Only electronic transfer and cash will be accepted. The venue is exclusively booked per wedding.
The balance is payable 14 days prior to the function. Please note that the final number of guests cannot be changed after that. This number includes your entire entertainment crew like photographer etc.
A breakage deposit of R1 500 is also required and will be refunded 10 days after the wedding should all glasses and décor items be undamaged.
Activities like hiking and fishing, 4 x 4 trails, mountain biking etc. must be previously arranged and charges will apply.
Prices are subject to change due to supplier cost or seasonal fluctuations. Clients will be notified well in advance.
Please note that no smoking will be allowed inside the guest house, chapel and reception hall.
Only organic confetti will be allowed to ensure we don't harm the beautiful natural surroundings for the Eastern Free State.
All arrangements for setup must be confirmed in advance and can commence the day before the event during office hours.
Clearing away of decor can commence on the Monday following the function
IMLA Guest Farm will take the required precaution for the safety of personal items and equipment but will not be responsible for any damage, loss or injury. IMLA
Guest Farm is a commercial farm with several dams and farm equipment and can not be held liable for injury to children that move around without supervision.
Palm Photography François: 083 643 0804
Tania Allen Photography: 076 685 3133
Wiaan Coffee Photography: 083 391 0553
Magic Photography: 082 210 3960
Snap Photography: 084 833 44 53
Elzani Vermooten (Fxb): 083 826 7043
Zane Groenewald: 071 1800 744 (Venue Photographer)
Anja du Preez: 078 244 1664
Décor & Function:
Party Hire (Bethlehem): 058 303 0109
Elize Olivier Party Hire: 082 218 1110
Bling's Party Hire, Linde: 084 662 2348
Party Hire In Bloemfontein, Marelize: 051 436 4783
Hernel Party Hire in Reitz: 082 820 4159
JC's Events (Bloemfontein): 076 861 1781
Stijlvol Decor Bloemfontein: 083 633 7316
Crown Catering: 083 533 1667
Tash Of Style Glass Decor: 082 556 9017
Lighticle Naked Bulbs: 084 772 2503 firstname.lastname@example.org
Elegant Drapings Esmari: 076 529 7884
Candles Mariza: email@example.com
Christelle Wood Tables: 083 629 9337
The Fairy Light - Jan- Louis: 0832516294
Lindi von Maltitz: 083 457 8278
Frans Kruger: 082 335 1388
Dancor Rose Farm: 058 863 1864
Annelie Van Rooyen: 082 300 6345
Lielie: 074 888 6141
Phillip van Staden: 071 492 0032
Peet Van Rooyen: 082 925 4189