Idle Winds

Experience a Conference in the Country only 40 minutes drive from any point in Gauteng. Our tranquil surroundings and personal service will bring new life to any Conference, Launch or Seminar.

Grade

Tame

Disabled Friendly

Yes

Accommodation

Yes

Team Building Facilities

Yes

Family Friendly

Yes

Idle Winds located 40 minutes from Pretoria, Sandton and Krugersdorp; is the perfect place in the country, almost in the city. Idle Winds changed hands in 2006 and major renovations, refurbishment and new buildings ensued. Now in her 27th year, Idle Winds has grown and continues to thrive; enjoying new patronage and valuing the long-standing relationships formed over decades. “The devil is in the Detail”

Idle Winds is set in almost 9 hectares and the beautiful gardens, multiple venues and her friendly, long service staff is the perfect venue to ensure that your conferences, product launches, corporate functions, weddings and business meetings are conducted professionally and to specification.

The 58 en suite rooms are comfortable country style accommodation and include a Junior and Senior/Honeymoon suite. Each suite has a private patio and garden.
Enjoy a drink in either the restaurant bar, the gardens or in winter by the fire in the Wagon Wheel Pub.
Our prize winning restaurant is long established and offers superb cuisine, wonderful service and a well-stocked wine cellar. Romantic wedding venue:
Idle Winds is an exclusive wedding venue in Gauteng, specialising in hosting that special Wedding Day. Idle Winds offers a complete service including a chapel set in magnificent gardens, a choice of venue and a Guest Lodge.
Personalised attention and assistance in planning your function is our satisfaction. The expertise of our experienced wedding co-ordinators will help you create a memorable day.
The wedding ring, traditionally a plain gold band, is the oldest surviving symbol of marriage. The circle represents eternity and never ending love, and the gold, purity of intent. It is placed on the fourth finger of the left hand. If rings cannot be bought, it is legal to borrow them for the wedding.
The throwing of the Garter by the groom and the Bouquet by the bride is believed to bring good luck and marriage to whomever they are caught by.

About our wedding venue:
Our wedding venue is located 40 minutes from Pretoria, Sandton and Krugersdorp; is the perfect place in the country, almost in the city. Idle Winds changed hands in 2006 and major renovations, refurbishment and new buildings ensued. Now in her 27th year, Idle Winds has grown and continues to thrive; enjoying new patronage and valuing the long-standing relationships formed over decades. “The devil is in the Detail”
Idle Winds is set in almost 9 hectares and the beautiful gardens, multiple venues and her friendly, long service staff is the perfect venue to ensure that your conferences, product launches, corporate functions, weddings and business meetings are conducted professionally and to specification.

Ideal country conference centre:
Welcome to Idle Winds, where you can experience a Conference in the Country, only 30 minutes drive from any point in Gauteng. Our tranquil surroundings and personal service will bring new life to any Conference, Launch or Seminar. Read more about our Conference Packages

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Welcome to Idle Winds, within 40 minutes, you can experience your conference in the country. Our tranquil surroundings and personal service ensures the balance between business and pleasure.
Idle Winds can comfortably conference 500 people per day. All venues in the conference “village” are air conditioned and offer views of the grounds and gardens. Our Thatch Venue can conference 400 theatre style. Team building packages are available and it would be our pleasure to quote. Read more about our Conference Packages.

Idle Winds has a venue and a menu, a selection of linens as well as a choice of cutlery and crockery to suit any event, taste and budget.
The Thatch, overlooking the Rose Garden with a wood panelled bar, 9m high ceiling and chandeliers, can comfortably seat from 60 to 250 people with a dance floor. This versatile venue with its dedicated kitchen, has hosted beach parties, Venetian Balls, Oscar Nights, Mad Hatter parties and hundreds of weddings. The 4mx5m screen and data projector ensures a spacious conference venue for very large groups.

The Atrium is complete with its own bar and easy access to The Terrace, overlooking the Garden Chapel. Comfortably seats up to 50 people and is ideal for the smaller, more intimate occasion. A small wooden dance floor can be offered.
Jackie’s has direct access to the kitchen and ensures a private dining experience. Jackie’s can comfortably seat 26-30 guests.
The Wagon Inn with an open fireplace, dart board, pool table and an indoor/outdoor bar counter; offers a convivial, relaxed English Pub atmosphere. The Wagon Inn opens out into a lapa which comfortably seats 40-50 guests.
The Restaurant with a separate bar and 4 open fire places can be reserved for private functions. The main body of the restaurant seats 30-40 guests comfortably, while either of the 2 private annexes, offer intimate dining for a maximum of 10 guests each.
The Terrace adjacent to the Atrium and Restaurant, this thatched area overlooks the garden and aviary. Perfect for the smaller lunch and intimate wedding feast.
The Grounds and gardens are perfect for any outdoor exhibitions, team building events and certain themed functions.

Ideal country facility for Team building:
Facilitated team build packages are available. Our activities include: Fire walking, Quad bikes, Minute to Win It, Drumming, Gumboot Dancing, 6 Nations Cocktail Challenge, Giant Foosball and many more. Please contact our conference co-ordinator for details.

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Home Award winning country restaurant in Gauteng South Africa
Our restaurant is well known for international cuisine:
Established in 1989 and winner of many coveted awards, our restaurant makes every meal a relaxing experience.
Our cuisine is international and caters for all tastes. The menus are varied from time to time and include various mouth-watering meat and fish dishes as well as catering for vegetarians and the health conscious.
For the connoisseurs we have an excellent wine cellar with many interesting wines that are not necessarily on the wine list. We will be pleased to show you the cellar where you can make your own selection.
Select your favourite dessert (or desserts) from our famed buffet and round off your meal with coffee and liqueurs or Cognac from the large selection available. Idle Winds is always a popular destination for Sunday lunch. The same care and attention to creating a pleasantly memorable dining experience for our a la carte patrons is also present for delegates and guests attending a conference or function/wedding at Idle Winds.

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