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 🙂

Regards

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.

Regards

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

Leana

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

Melardi

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.

Regards

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!
Tsholo🎶Tsholo🥂🥂

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.

Regards,

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