Collen & Kedibone

Hi K

Trust that you are well.

We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  We had fun and we enjoyed ourselves, so did the guests.  Everyone is raving about the wedding from venue, decor, food and everything else.

Usambara was the 3rd venue we visited.  The first thing that attracted me to the venue was your warmth and genuine respect for people.

You made our journey a pleasant one from the day we met you until the wedding day. Thank you for always going over and above for us. I cannot remember a day where we asked you for something and you said no.

May God bless you and may he grant you all your heart desires 🙏🏽💞🌹🫂


Good morning to all

Take all are well?

Just a heartfelt thank you for an amazing function on Saturday. All our guest thoroughly enjoyed the party and only had great feedback and comments.

Karen, baie dankie, jy het uit jou pad gegaan om alles seep glad te laat verloop. My “control freak” persoonlikheid maak dit maar moeilik om alles oor te gee in iemand anders se hande, maar jy het my wildste drome oortref en die keer kon ek kuier en ook myself geniet en saam met die gaste kuier.

Taryn, thank you so much for making the hall look so beautiful. Everything was spot on, and the focal point was gorgeous. Can’t wait for the photos to keep the memories alive.

Johan, baie dankie dat jy die koeke weer “nuwe lewe”gegee het. Jy kon hulle weer opkikker en pragtig laat lyk, ek is jou ewig dankbaar. Die kos was heerlik, en al ons gaste kon nie uitgepraat raak daaroor nie. Jy het uit jou pad gegaan om ons lactose en halaal gaste te akkommadeer en hulle was ook baie beiindruk met al die moeite wat jy vir hulle gedoen het.

Chad, thank you for keeping up with all the backwards and forwards with the accommodation. All the guests were pleasantly surprised with their comfortable rooms.

Thank you to all. You are an amazing team to work with, and made it a very easy and pleasant experience……. Even for a control freak.

Hope you all have a great day and week.

Warm regards

Adrien & Richenda

Hi Karen,

I hope you are well!

Just wanted to say thank you so much to you, Ivy and Francinah for coordinating everything so perfectly on the day! 🤗 We truly had the best day and exactly everything we had imagined and more. And thank you for all the organizing leading up to the wedding, for the constant communication and our impromptu meetings, we really appreciate it 😊

Thank you again for making our dream wedding come true 🤗❤️


Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for a beautiful function🤗

Everything looked amazing and the guests loved the calmness of the venue💐

Itani & Lindiwe

Hey Karen, ❤️❤️❤️  We had the best day ever and it’s all thanks to your hard work and support. We just wanted to send our appreciation to you and your team at Usambara 🌸🌸🌸 thank you for creating the most beautiful day for us. Our guests keep asking for another wedding 😂😂😂😂. Thank you once again, love Lindiwe and Itani ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️


Good evening,

Firstly, I want to thank you for letting me host my 70th birthday at your venue.  It was great!

I would like to thank the following people:

  1. Karen, a big thank you to you for assisting me from me booking the venue to the night of the party.  Organising the mock setup, the changing of the floor plan and moving tables on the morning of the event. You are an amazing super star.
  1. Johan and Steven, you two are amazing!  From contacting me about Bianca with what she can eat with her Immune sickness, catering for her.  She was so happy and surprised that she could eat the food you made for her.  She also said that never had she experienced a place where she could eat from the starter right through to having a desert that she could eat.  She also sends a big hug to you guys. From having gluten free, pescatarian and vegetarians you ticked all the boxes with the food for everybody. People are still talking about how amazing and tasteful the food were.
  1. The staff on the night were amazing.  Friendly and smiling all the time.  You have great staff! A huge thank you to them as well.
  1. The Barman was amazing.  Always helping everyone with a smiling face.  Thank you to him as well!

And to conclude this mail all I want to say is that you are all AMAZING! I am definitely recommending Usambara as a top venue to have your functions.

Keep it up.

Kind regards

Lorraine Nel


Bongani & Lungile

Good evening, Karen.

We would like to thank you for all you have done for us from our venue viewing, preparations till our big day.

Thank you for always dealing with us with a warm smile. Your humility and genuine nature have really warmed my heart.

You dealt with us with such great patience, while we chopped and changed from 90 guests to 150, revised invoices flying back and forth, not once did you lose your patience with us but instead even assist us when you were on leave or after hours always making sure you negotiate the best rates for us with Cecille.

You kept us on track and informed with all food tastings and all information we needed towards making our special day a success. You are such an incredible human being and cut for the career you have chosen because you have love for people.

You never once made me doubt calling you because I knew my phone call was always received well and I would get efficient assistance and constantly. Your level of professionalism is on another level Karen.

On our wedding day you made sure things happened according to plan and when the weather wasn’t favorable, you too came to the bridal suite to assure me that all will go well, and that the back-up chapel would be prepared. You have such a tranquil and kind spirit.

When i think of all the highlight our wedding day, you definitely form part of them. Thank you for being the best wedding planner and coordinator, i believe our wedding wouldn’t have been that beautiful and peaceful without all the help, planning, sacrifices, passion that you put into it.

You are the best wedding planner and co ordinator and I will definitely recommend Usambara to all my family, friends and colleagues for any events because of the great service you provided us with.

A beautiful venue means nothing without good service and that’s where you fit in, you made Usambara extra special by your excellent service and ability to communicate well with clients.

*Please send a special thanks to Francina for escorting us in the rain that day.

We love you and keep up the great work. If I ever do a 40th birthday, I am coming back home to Usambara.

Thank you once again.

Kind regards,

Lungile Qwanti

Boemo & Malebo

Dear Karen.

I am writing to thank you for the quality of service provided by Usambara Venue. We sincerely appreciate your efficient, gracious customer service, the level of detail and accountability you have demonstrated at each phase, and the way you conduct business as a whole.

My husband and I will continue to recommend your services to everyone and anyone looking for a venue for any event. My family could not be more satisfied with your work.

I would also like to single out one employee on the day of my wedding; Ms Ivy who was, according to me, the superhero of the day. My wedding day was absolutely perfect because she made sure, alongside my MC, that everything went according to plan and that people knew where to go and what to do. She is kind, understanding, thoughtful, knows exactly what to do and her people’s skills are absolutely impeccable. Ms Ivy is definitely an asset to Usambara.

Kind regards

Mr & Mrs Boemo Dikhutswe

Joanne Gossman

Good day Karen.


Just an email to say the following-


A big Thank you to you for all your time and efforts with all the arrangements to make this happen. Layout of venue was Well done! THANK YOU


Then, Taryn for the beautiful table settings.

Absolutely stunning as always.

Was awesome to work with her and the staff.


To the chefs and kitchen staff, Johan.

The food was delicious.

The Starters was out of this world.

The tender beef and tender chicken were delicious. It was complimented by all that attended the evening.

The deserts, my we so enjoyed.

Thank you for your assistance with menu choice. DELICIOUS 😋!

Thank you again.


We will be back!




Meshan & Camille

Hi Karen… Hope u well. I just want to say thank you for all your help and hard work… You and your team really made our day a reality. It was beautiful 😍


Hi Karen


Thank you very much for an amazing year end function on Friday.


It was an absolute pleasure from the start of the arrangements up until the function date.


You and your staff are truly remarkable, the food was amazing, the venue couldn’t have looked prettier and everybody (you, Ivy, Nicholas, Harris, Darlington – and forgive me for not remembering all the names) were so professional, courteous and exceptionally hospitable.


We could not have asked for a better way to celebrate another year with staff.


Please do extend our sincere thanks to everyone involved.  A special thanks to you and the lovely Ivy!

Have a blessed festive season.


Many thanks


Karen moet vir jou, Steven, Nicolaus en AL die kelners en staff wat die dag extra special gemaak het Baie Dankie se. Usambara in ‘n klas van sy eie!!!!


Kerwin & Ady

Good morning, Karen, just want to extend a huge thank you to yourself, Cecile, Gerhardus and all involved who helped to make our day so beautiful. It was absolutely perfect. Thank you so much for accommodating us and for all your hard work. 🎈🎈

Lesedi & Zanele

To Karen

My lady you have been such a pleasure to work with and thank you so much for going all out in making sure our wedding day was super special – you are such a Gem, very professional and well organized.

Francinah darling you were such a pleasure to work with thank you.

*The food wow wow mouth-watering.

*Gerhardus – Gsbar worked professionally with us too thank you for handling things.

Thank you so much to the Team as a whole. I’m truly honoured 🥰🙏🏽. My wedding was indeed a Dream – I will definitely recommend Usambara.

Thank you so much, once again.

Tshepang & Bohlale

Thank you for making my day so beautiful.

Usambara is such a beautiful place with very lovely and professional people working there.

I really thank you and each and every staff member 💞

Emmanuel & Sally

Good Morning Karen

Thank you for your assistance from the beginning to the end of my wedding, your quick responses really made the planning arrangements easier.

Thank you


Kalay – Brandon & Kimay

Karen, my family and I want to extend our gratitude for taking an ordinary wedding and turning into a fairy-tale wedding. You guys were amazing.

Lettie Fouche Dames Klub

Karen baie baie dankie. Almal was in hulle skik met die saal, die dekor, die tuin en die kos. Usambara oortref hom net elke keer self as ons daar ‘n funksie het. Uit my hart uit dankie. 🤗🌹❤️

Vuwani Secondary School

Good morning, Karen. On behalf of my school and committee members… We would like to send our sincere gratitude. Thank you for your patience with us and cooperation.

We are 💯 pleased with the service. Everything was excellent 👏👏👏


Gabriel & Mameela

Hi Karen, hope you are well. Thank you so much for all your assistance with our wedding, it was beautiful!!! Everyone was saying how beautiful the venue is, they loved the gardens and forest and have sent messages and emails wanting details 🥰


Monnas Choir Gala

Good Morning

I just wanted to say a great big thank you to the management and staff of Usambara.

You assisted in making our event so much more memorable. A huge thank you to Karen and Taryn for going the extra mile, always being helpful and professional. They sure went out of their way to meet our every need. Thank you to these wonderful ladies!

A big shout out to Ivy who assisted in making sure things run smoothly. She surely managed everything and was helpful in every possible way.

Thank you all.  Looking forward to next year!

Best regards


Northcliff High School

Hi Karen

Thank you so much for the amazing organization, food and service we had at our ball on Friday night.  I have received so many compliments on the décor, delicious food and what a great evening everyone had.  Please extend our thanks to your staff, and especially Ivy.

We are looking forward to another successful evening next year.

Kind regards

Jo Coetzer

Northcliff High School

Luke & Shanea

Good morning, Karen thanks for your professional presentation, the food everyone enjoyed it so much. We were so proud as a family to have the wedding at your venue. You done us proud. Thank you so much for everything. Be blessed. Terrence & Family

Gaba & Zama

Good day Karen

I just wanted to send a heartfelt THANK YOU for making my special day super beautiful and special 🥰🌸 you took my dream and executed it perfectly! Thank you for your patience, guidance and support. I couldn’t have asked for a better coordinator! Thank you💐🤗

Darlington was on point, he knew what to play and took requests on the spot, His song selection kept everyone on their feet and some weeping (something inside so strong) he knows!!!

Taryn To the T events, My décor exceeded my expectations, it was clean , light ,classy and all sorts of elegance.

Forest chapel is out of this world, it makes a person wants to get married every day

Il choose Usambara over and over, Best venue ever.


The Khoza’s


Mantho – Tshwanelo Graduation

Hi Cecile , thank you so much for Saturday

Everything was proper , the venue 👌🏼, the food 👌🏼👌🏼the hospitality 👌🏼👌🏼

We are happy 🙏🏽😍😍

Hloni & Qiniso

Good morning Cecile.

Firstly we would  take this opportunity and extend my utmost gratitude to you, you have made the most important day of our lives so Special from each and every one in your Team gave us their best, from the Viewing to the quotation to the accommodations to the Decor & photographers recommendations to the actual day everything was PERFECTION … Karen was the best thing we could ever get for our wedding day she made sure we didn’t stress about anything and we enjoy our day to the fullest . Thank you thank you thank you so much. May the wonderful God continue to bless your heart and business.

Warrick & Jade

Thank you so much Karen. Everything was absolutely beautiful.

James & Jodi

Good morning Karen

Thank you again for making our day so special. We thank the Lord for you and your team at Usambara. It could not have been as special as it was without your help. We really appreciate you all and will remember your kindness to us in the time leading up to our special day.

All the best.

Kind regards

James and Jodi Howard

Dirk & Marilize

So baie dankie Karen. Julle almal veral jy was amazing!!!

Jerry & Victoria

Hi Karen


I would like to say Usambara and its services were perfect for our wedding. In a situation where bride and groom are not sure what to expect on their wedding day but knew that they want it perfect Usambara was that support system they needed.

Venue – Was 100% and is maintained regulary.

Karen – The service you gave us to make sure that all things are ready for the wedding. You also worked well with my decor company to arrange decor for the day.

Food – Wow food was so nice. Steven and his team did a great job!!

Accommodation – Big up to Chad and his team, we left somethings at the rooms and found them in good shape. 

Not forgetting the Epicsound DJ – he was fantastic!!!! 

Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!


Immanuel & Grace

Evening Karin, we as the  Mukosi family we want to thank you and your team for hosting and making sure our traditional was a success

Moso Consult

Thank you for assisting with making our year end function special! Everyone’s been raving about it

Kgomotso & Thulisile

Thank you for everything, it was all like a dream💕



Good morning Karen! Thank you very much for the hard work you did yesterday which made the event a great success. You really helped us a lot

Tavonga & Mishal

Thank you for the awesome work much appreciated.

Obakeng & Matha

Thank you so much we really enjoyed. Your team was amazing 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼…

Abbidion & Gugu

Good morning Karen

I would like to thank you for the hard work and commitment in making our day a success. You were amazing from the first time we met. Thank you for being an amazing being and for offering top of the range service.

Send my gratitude to the rest of the team. We will be back soon. ❤️❤️❤️

Thea 16th Birthday

Hi Karen. Bruce, Thea and I would like to thank u so much!! Everything was perfect and everyone had an amazing time

Tshepo & Jodene

Thank you again for making our day magical! ♥️

Naeem & Nazeerah

Thank you very much for everything. Honestly the day was perfect, and you guys were absolutely amazing. ♥️

I’m so glad I chose to have my wedding at Usambara. Your service and professionalism are amazing. Thank you. Thank you 🙋🏻‍♀‍

Theo & Carissa

Ons wil net baie dankie sê vir al die reelings van gister. Dit was so n spesiale dag en so lekker.

Maratong Weddings


Good morning Karen.

I’d like to thank you and your team for an amazing experience over the weekend. And thank you for your patience and for loving what you do, it showed.

A special thank you goes to Ivy. What an amazing lady. So patient and kind. She went the extra mile to make things happen for us. 💐

Vuyani & Mabotsi

Thank you so much Karen.

You guys are amazing hosts

Zoe & Sarah

Hey Karen my husband and I would like to thank your team for such an amazing service and patience with us on Friday, thank you very much everything was beautiful indeed ❤️😘🙏🏾

Bertie & Alda

Hi Karen baie Dankie vir jou reelings en die gasvryheid. Sou nie sonder jou en Usambara moontlik gewees het nie. Sal julle enige tyd aan beveel.

Baie Dankie

Tyron & Andrea

Hi Karen,

Once again, thank you for everything🙏🏼.

Ivy was absolutely amazing, she made sure that everyone was well taken care of at all times ❤️

We are so so happy we chose to celebrate our special day at your amazing venue 🙏🏼

Manaba & Zinhle

Thank you Karen, and thanks for being part of our journey and making our dream a reality 💕

Pule & Nina

Good morning Karen

We had a blast still exhausted, thank you to the Usambara team for making our day extra ordinary, it looked like heaven everything was on point, it was perfect 🥰 Thank you so much to the Usambara team you guys are the best 👌

Sizwe & Lerato

Our special day was everything we wished for and more. Thank you so much to Karen and team for all the effort in making our day special. The food was delicious, the venue beyond beautiful both the chapel and reception venue. Not to mention the gardens😍. The hospitality of all that coordinated on the day making sure everything was perfect is greatly appreciated. We were really impressed! Thank you 🙌🏾😀

Lerato and Sizwe

The Gateway School

Beste Cecile, Karen, Taryn en al die kelners,

Baie dankie vir ‘n wonderlike afskeid wat ons weer eens by Usambara kon hou.  Die kinders het die pragtige tuin baie geniet, die kos was heerlik en die nagereg ‘n groot gunsteling.  Dankie aan die kelners vir hul goeie diens, vriendelikheid en warmte.

Ons hoop om jul volgende jaar weer te sien!

Vriendelike groete

Mercia Louw, die leerders en onderwysers van The Gateway Skool


Thanks a million times for everything Karen,  you outdid yourselves yesterday,  my day was special and I’m truly grateful 💐💝

Brian & Berlize

Hallo Karen

Ek wil net baie dankie sê vir jou advis, onderstening en moeite met die beplanning van Berlize en Brian se troue.

Ook aan jou en jou personeel vir julle uitstekende diens tydens die troue laas Saterdag, dit was `n groot sukses.

Ons kan verseker Usambara aanbeveel, indien mense n suksesvolle en aangename troue wil beleef, ook is die omgewing baie mooi.

Groete, en alles van die beste.


Kenny & Diddy

Thank you thank you thank you…

It was our perfect wedding.

Luke & Maxine

Hi Karen, thank you so much once again for your assistance with our wedding day. Your attention to detail and wonderful service. Our day was very special, beautiful and everything ran smoothly. Everybody also complimented and enjoyed the food 👌🏽

Walter & Chante

 Evening Karen,

I trust all is well.

We would like to say thank you very much for all the arrangements and finalities of our wedding day.

We are truly appreciative of your level of service.

I wish you nothing but the best for your future and may you continue to be blessed.

Kind Regards,

Walter & Chante Rebelo

Tebogo & Mishack

Hi Karen and Usambara Venue

Thank you very much for your service, everything was perfect, the guests and ourselves were very impressed with everything. It was a very lovely day.

We’ll be back 🙂


Tebogo and Mishack

Tjaardt & Anjonell

Good Morning Karen

From myself & Angie, we would just like to say thank you for everything you have done for us in this last 2 years for the wedding.

Going the extra mile for us and with everything that went wrong, you and your team were always there to help us out and to make sure everything went smooth…

The wedding and venue on the day was amazing and I will definitely recommend Usambara Venue to all…

Karen once again thank you for everything 😊

Steven, I also have to mention that the food was amazing everybody enjoyed the food and for myself and Angie which is very picky with food, it was perfect for us …

Thank you

Ntakadzeni & Katametsi

We got married 24 April and I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding venue. Karen is amazing and was so helpful the entire way through. Thank you very much for your insights. My husband and I are really happy with the venue. Looking back, we could not have asked for a better wedding venue. Seeing the venue on the day of our wedding was breath-taking. Thank you again.

Kabelo & Bonisiwe

We had the most amazing experience at Usambara. The gardens are absolutely gorgeous and serene. No words can explain how gorgeous it is. The Magali venue was nice and intimate, we absolutely loved it!

The staff, OMW amazing! They are very kind and helpful. They are very proactive. I’m 100% happy with their service.

Our wedding couldn’t have been more perfect. We are grateful to the team for helping us have our dream wedding.

Neo & Dikeledi

Neo and I, are still in awe when we look back on everything you did for us before, during and after the wedding. Without your help our special day would not have been the picture-perfect event we always dreamed of. Your planning, preparation, and attention to detail was amazing. Thank you so much.

From get go when I booked a viewing, the Usambara team speedily provided me with video’s and photos of their different chapels and reception venues. I fell in love with the venue right that moment

The admin to secure a date , payment schedules were all explained to me in detail and Cecile always assured me that should COVID lockdown restrictions exist at the time of my planned wedding, the venue will be available to host my postponed wedding to a future date.

I remember calling Karen beginning of 2021, to start with the planning of my wedding. She was so optimistic and excited. To be honest with you, I was doubtful since were in level 3 lockdown. I thought I going to be one of the Brides that have to unfortunately postpone their wedding.

Karen you are heaven sent, I love the fact that you and your team have a list of trusted and reliable suppliers. I mean every service I needed were centrally available, I didn’t have to source services from outside suppliers.

This is good service; I proudly and gladly used these services from Usambara:

Pastor Callie – Very professional, organized Pastor Callie, who blessed our wedding ceremony and we thank him so much. The meeting at his office to guide us on what to expect for the sermon and this also helped us guide our Parents. The sermon you delivered had valuable key take-away points for every individual who was there to witness our ceremony.

Taryn Weare – The owner of To-the T deco, she’s an angel. Took into account and consideration all of Neo’s and myself ideas and put them to life. She pays attention to all big or small deco elements. I loved how the forest chapel looked and how exquisite the reception venue was.

EpicSound DJ – DJ Darlington, gave us the best Demo, with lights, fog dance floor. We had a meeting to discuss our song selections and he executed this role like a champ. We requested a AMAPIANO playlist and man he delivered. I picked up my dress and I was in the dance floor with our guest. We had proper fun with the music. Another goodie we received a Bridal suite from Epic Sound as part of the DJ Package. Yaaay!

Cpho Mdawe Photography – Sipho is multi-talented. He’s not only a photographer, but on my wedding day he was checking my make-up, my bridal suite was picture ready, his assistant and wife Nhlanhla was so kind to help with my dress and my shoes. Sipho was on my side, he made sure that I’m happy with everything. At some point he put people in their place, hahahaha not in a bad way though. I honestly believe that he helped me navigate my day so much better, and Myself and Neo are thankful for this. He went over and above the Photography call. I honestly think I underpaid his company because Sipho was meant to photograph and videography the wedding as per our agreed contract. But on the day he delivered more, something that was not part of the contract, something I never expected. He just did it out of his own will and kindness, that’s what I call UBUNTU.. Sipho and team you were exceptional and held our hands throughout the wedding day.

Karen, A big Thank you. We had a small/minor challenge that I won’t mention on this platform and you found an alternative solution for us. It’s not always that you find someone, with this rare quality that you have, you genuinely care and you always go the extra mile for your clients. We really had pleasant engagements with the teams overall. The food and drinks were of good quality, and the guests enjoyed the meals.

Thank you A – Team for making our dream wedding come true

With love,

Dikeledi and Neo

David & Jacqueline

Dear team Usambara . David and I would like to thank you for the incredible service we received for our special day and the ridiculous roller-coaster of a journey leading up to it.

Karen and Chad were phenomenal from the get go and no request asked or suggested was overlooked. We are so blessed to have been given this team.

Food was phenomenal. DJ was on par and the bar team worked together to ensure no mistakes.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

The Sepulvedas

Tsoso & Lerato

Usambara wedding venue:

From the first email, it was very clear we were dealing with professionals and people who love their jobs. Planning a wedding during a pandemic was so stressful but the team at Usambara made it so easy. Not a single period did my husband and I worry about how things would pan out on the day. We were hoping for a beautiful day but on the day, the team had put together the wedding of our dreams. The food top class, the service, top class no complaints, the DJ was top class and most importantly the venue is scenic. Thank you for treating us like family. Thank you to Karen, Michelle, Chad, Melissa, Francina and the rest of the team. It’s been a little over a week and all our guests are still gushing over your work. May our good Lord continue to bless your work and wishing you success, good health and fulfilment. With Love, now Mrs Lerato and Mr Tsoso Skele.❤

Obriel & Elizabeth

“A HUGE Thank You to Usambara for making our day most incredible! From the pre-preps, right through to the last-minute check ins and finally the big day itself – you made it all just such a breeze! You have an amazingly hands-on team. We’d do it all again for such great service, not forgetting a magnificent venue to top it all off!✨

To Many More Beautiful Memories!🥂♥️”

Petrus & Rebecca

Good morning Karen,

We really enjoyed ourselves thank you. We can say this was our perfect, perfect, perfect wedding.

Thank you again to you and staff for the great service. Francina did a great job as well, even our Pastor wants to come with us just to say thank you. Not forgetting Darlington on the sound. He made everyone happy.

And yourself Karen, you made us feel at home. From the first day we met until the end. You were patient with us and the continuous communication was great. We are happy to have had our wedding at Usambara.

Thank you.


Rebecca and Petrus Sebeela

Mr & Mrs Molefe

We are so happy and thankful that you and your team blessed us with your help for our wedding day. Your dedication made our day a very special one.

Thank you and your team for your effort.

From Mr & Mrs Molefe

Fanual & Faith

Good morning Karen. l and Faith would love to thank you so much for a fabulous day and make our wedding so special everything was so amazing, so wonderful. Thank you very much. Fanual & Faith

Faith & Phasha

Hi Karen, thanks again for your great service. We enjoyed our special day and the food was great 👌

Vhahanwele & Penny

Thank you for making our day beautiful , everything was well organized , your service is excellent

Pardon & Moreblessing

Thank you so much for making our wedding day such a memorable occasion. We have had endless comments about how the venue was and many people commented on the attentiveness of the staff, the decor and the high quality of the food. We have fantastic memories to see us into married life , thanks for your part in that. -Pardon and Moreblessing


Good day Karen,

Thank you for your amazing service.  Your food was exceptional, and everyone enjoyed the farewell.

We would definitely recommend you to all our friends.

Melardi Grobler

Goeie middag Karen

Ek wil graag van hierdie geleentheid gebruik maak om vir almal by Usambare te sê: Baie baie dankie vir ‘n onvergeetlike aand vir ons matriek leerders.

Almal het die funksie geniet en hulle kan nie ophou praat oor hoe lekker die kos was nie.

Baie dankie vir julle fantastiese diens en vriendelikheid.

Vriendelike groete


Cleo & Gladwin

On behalf of myself and husband we give a big thank you to the staff of Usambara and everyone that contributed in making our wedding so special and memorable.

To Steven you have been a great host and out done yourself in making sure the day is everything we hoped for and more. I must say it was better than we ever expected it to be. You have an amazing talent and quality in people skills and event management. May God enlarge you in your field and bless you exceedingly and abundantly.

To Karen, you have done an amazing job on the admin side and behind the scenes. We have been well served and our guest still can’t stop talking on the service they received. We did not encounter any fault with our booking, and everything was just the way we requested it to be. You rock.

To Johan, WOW WOW WOW you and your team did a stunning job with the decor in fact you outdone yourself. The venue looked amazing. Elegance was all I saw in that venue. I could not have asked for a better decor designer. You exceeded our expectations. Thank you to you in Steven in the way you guys served the guests. Done in pure friendliness yet still so professional. You have an amazing talent and gift and certainly can go far with that gifting. So may God increase the gift on your life and may He increase you in your field.

To Cecile, thank you for always being so accommodative with new dates and for your hospitality. You have been very kind and always showed a sense of care when it came to arranging new dates. You have been awesome.

To all the staff a massive thank you…

From Cleo and Gladwin

Faadil & Saffiya

My family & I cannot thank you all enough for an AMAZING function. Every guest had only the best to say about every single aspect of the day, from the venue, the gardens, the decor and so much more. It was grand yet relaxed as people felt comfortable enough to remove their shoes & enjoy just relaxing and socializing with long lost friends n family. We could not have asked for better. Our day turned out as grand as it did only because of your team’s hard work and effort. We are truly grateful and hope to see u soon for yet another awesome function.

Juan & Wendy

Dear Cecile , Karen , Johan, Steven & Team 

Juan and I just wanted to thank  you for making our wedding day the most unforgettable day of our lives! Our ceremony was even more beautiful than I could ever have imagined it! Our special day would not have been possible without you. The details: Flowers , decor ,food  and the venue were perfect ! so thank you for all your hard work, time and expertise! We had a lot of stressful moments with lockdown looming in on us , and you made it happen ! We are so grateful to have shared our special day with family & friends . 

It will be a day we remember for the rest of our lives.

THANK YOU so much!


Thobisile & Bongani


We would like to thank Usambara for hosting us for our wedding, It was beautiful we enjoyed every moment of it.

Thank you for helping us during the preparations and coordinating everything, it was perfect. The planning, the ushers, the waiters/waitresses they were on point.

Our guests really enjoyed themselves, the food was on point.

The DJ oh man! he really delivered, everything accordingly. We are really grateful.


Thobisile & Bongani






Lestor & Angelique

Good morning Cecile, Steven, Karen and the rest of the amazing Usambara team,

Our heartfelt, sincere and HUGE thank you to all of you on behalf of myself and Lestor for everything you have all done for us on our special day.

We met with Colbert on our first visit to the venue and it was so lovely to see him coordinate our wedding on the day as well.

Thank you for the warm welcome and for always being a phone call, email or WhatsApp message away whenever we needed you guys.

You have shown us that it’s not just all about the money / business, but about being a family and working together.

Everything was 5 star service, the food, decor, the DJ… not only did we have a great time but we have had great feedback from all our guests.

I highly recommend Usambara to anyone who is looking for a wedding venue to host their special day.

A special thank you to:

Johan *The flower guy* – flowers and decor

Bianca *Perfect touch* – stationary

Ilze *Angel cakes* – cake

Colbert our coordinator

Darlington *Epic sound* – DJ

We have certainly been blessed with the best!

Thank you thank you THANK YOU ❤







Kudakwashe & Rachael

We  would like to thank Usambara for taking care of us and our special day.  We are forever grateful and will cherish the memories.

Thank you, Karen for the amazing service along with Steven, you guys we are so chaffed.

Thank you all.


Alex & Yolanda


Hi Usambara

I can’t thank you enough for the most amazing gift, which was winning the wedding competition. As far as the arrangements went, I have this to say:

Everyone was professional, and very pleasant

The arrangements were of a high standard and made as per our requirements:

Food was great

The décor was stunning

Flower arrangements – perfection

“I felt like a princess”, says my wife- and thus, you made her dream come true

Music was good, not too loud and the DJ paid attention to the dance floor and changed the song early if there were no takers

The grounds are exceptional making it the best venue, in my opinion

The honeymoon suite was comfortable and spacious

Steven and Karen went out of their way to ensure that all went smoothly.  I highly recommend Usambara for any event where one and one’s guests need to feel special





Tsholo & Tsholo

A personal message to say
🌸THANK YOU 🌸 extends our gratitude!!
For your presence, presents and unwavering support. October the 4th will forever be a memory deeply embedded in our hearts, and a constant reminder that no man is an island.”We are because you are”. let me not shy away from letting you know how beautiful you looked. Being well dressed is humble form of politeness 🌱 God bless you and your loved ones!

Neo & Eugene Testimonial

Good day
I hope this email finds everyone well
This email may be a bit delayed but we all know that sometimes it can be a bit hectic after a wedding with family especially in this December season but I wanted to write this email in a my own private space so that I can express our greatest gratitude.
14 December 2019, I must say we had an amazing “out of this world” wedding. Looking back at the videos and pictures makes us feel like we were in paradise ☺
For the above reason, we would like to say thank you to Usambara and its whole team.
The treatment received from the whole team was just so special, from the start of the wedding preparations to the day after the wedding.
Cecile, thank you for the warm welcome and constant follow ups and updates. You keeping in touch and checking on us made us feel like we are the most important people 🤗 and thank you so much for that.
One thing I won’t forget that really touched me is when me and Eugene came to discuss decor arrangements with Steven and Johan and you called and asked to speak to me. On the call you apologised for not being present as you were not feeling well and further to that offered to still come if I really needed you. That is the kind of humanity you have in you that will definitely continue to make a success our of Usambara. God bless you for your beautiful self.
Steven and Johan, thank you for the wonderful decor and flower work. I almost cried when I saw my bouquet, it was extremely beautiful. You are both extremely friendly and sincere. You both make a great team 👌😉
Karen, thank you for the wonderful food tasting session and thank you Mitchelle for the beer arrangements, especially allowing us to bring in our own alcohol. When the MC said “open bar” i must say that was a spectacular moment for me and Eugene 😅 knowing very well that our guests love “FREE” alcohol 🙈
Colbert and the rest of the staff (accommodation staff and the staff who to took care of my wedding proceedings), thank you so much for your friendly and professional service.
The accommodation service was just that word- accommodative 😊 clean, fresh and top class. We slept and woke up feeling so amazing and happy. Breakfast was super amazing. Oooh my my my… the bridal suite is was the best part. Beautiful room that made me feel like a queen 😊
Thank you DJ for the beautiful music and I’ll also include our thanks to the wonderful service given by Pastor Callie.
Everyone was just so Kind, professional, thoughtful, patient, practical, creative and always available to assist.
Having said all the above, we had an amazing, elegant, magnificent and perfect wedding. We had no downfall at all. For me, I had the kind of wedding a little would dream of and even more.
I wish you all well and pray to God that he may continue to bless your work and may you all have a prosperous life ahead.
Thank you once again and we love you all.
Kindest regards

Neo and Eugene

Claudia & Carl Testimonial

Hi Usambara Team

Today I write this letter of gratitude to the Cecilia & the Usambara team. Thank you to the team for organising my special day. It was everything a bride could have imagined.
I just wanted to thank you guys for the excellent service provided for the wedding. We received only positive comments about the venue, staff, food, dj. We were very happy to give recommendations to the people that attended who asked us about the flower décor and venue. The food was amazing and everyone asked about the caterer.

Special thank you to Johan he has been amazing from the beginning with regards to the flowers and got my vision. His work is excellent and always willing to assist with a friendly smile. I will definitely recommend him to Nedbank Corporate.

Cecilia Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my day a day to remember!

Claudia & Carl

Lizanne & Severin Testimonial

Hi Steven

Just want to say a HUGE thank you from Severin and myself!

All our guests raved over the décor and food!

Your staff was extremely professional and accommodating and delivered on everything!!!!!

Thank you so sooooo much, we had a very good experience with you and your team and will recommend you to anyone!

Severin said that you asked for a few pics for your page.


Lizanne & Severin

Aradhna & Sasheen Testimonial

Dear Cecile, Steven, Johan, Karen, Colbert and the whole Usambara team

We would like to thank you for the wonderful wedding on 7 September. The venue is absolutely beautiful and working with you all was very easy and everything worked out perfectly.

Johan, the mandap was stunning and exceeded all our expectations! It looks absolutely beautiful in all the photos.

The whole organizing team of Usambara and the chefs – everything was amazing. We loved every minute of the day and you all made it stress free and wonderful for us.

Thank you so much again.

We will definitely recommend the venue!

Thank you!

Aradhna & Sasheen