Have you ever thought of having an inner-city wedding? To some, getting hitched in Jozi CBD sounds like a mission and a half, when in reality it’s far from it. There is beauty in the old industrial sites found in town. From de stijl style buildings to the seven manmade wonders of Joburg, the city boasts some of the most diverse and brilliant architecture on the continent. We’re talking banquet halls fit for kings and night time scenery seen in some of the most romantic movies. Getting married in town is a brilliant alternative to having your big day out in the countryside… plus it’s something different and unique.
Let’s dive head-first into our favourite wedding venue, shall we? Situated in the heart of Johannesburg’s arts and culture precinct, Newtown, is Turbine Hall. From Ntemi Piliso Street, the building looks like an old, massive factory but once inside it reveals a thing of rustic beauty. Turbine Hall is a historically important and iconic building to the city. During the 1920s, this colossal structure served as one of the area’s largest steam-driven power stations. By the start of the swinging 60s, the city’s power demand had greatly surpassed the amount which the station could produce. It was decommissioned and kept as a backup power source.
History lessons aside, let’s get cracking on why we love it so much. Today, it is known as one of the most iconic venues in Newtown. Turbine Hall is home to the annual Turbine Art Fair and plays a big role in the Newtown art scene overall. Managed by Forum Company, Turbine Hall has all the bells and whistle needed when it comes to hosting events. From kitted out boardrooms for power meetings to massive halls for private weddings, it’s all under one humongous roof.
There are different sections that can cater to different wedding party sizes… from intimate parties of 60 people to huge do’s of 280 seated. Turbine Hall also has a fully applianced kitchen and an executive chef who can cater to all your culinary needs.
Do yourself a solid and go check Turbine Hall out when you’re looking for a wedding venue because we are convinced that you will be blown away by how amazing it is. It truly is the perfect backdrop for your picture perfect wedding. There are tons of information on their website so be sure to pay this beauty a visit.
By Shawn Greyling
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