Welcome! I thought I would kickstart Mendola’s exciting new blog platform by introducing myself. My name is Chantelle and I have been a part of the wedding industry for many years, mainly as a photographer. I have had the privilege of working with many wedding venues in the Midlands but this one holds a very special place in my heart, not only because of it’s superb space and feel but because of the special people running it. The owner Claire is very hands on and sees to it that every one of her brides gets the best treatment on their big day and the manager and house chef Tony creates the most amazing food Hilton has to offer! It is so conveniently situated not far out of Pietermaritzburg and the picturesque little town of Hilton has an array of affordable Bed and Breakfast options as well as the modern Anew Hotel Hilton just down the road for your guests, and the venue itself has tasteful 4 sleeper cottages for the bridal party to settle into after the evening’s celebrations. The garden provides intimate ceremonies and the hall is so stunningly put together that there isn’t even need for much decor to make your reception look and feel like a five star celebration. With the forests of trees down the Hilton College road and quaint little farm settings the photo possibilities are endless! Take a look:

With experience in everything bridal I am so excited to share some tips and tricks with you as well as sing praise for this beautiful venue well worth consideration for anyone thinking of getting married in the Midlands area!

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