The Laughing Forest Resort. Elysium, South Coast, Kwazulu-Natal


International Wedding Packages

Due to demand we have created an international wedding package directed at international brides. Most enquiries come from Australia, New Zealand and Europe, but also from the Middle East.


In our experience the people who have shown interest in having a wedding back home generally have most of their wedding guests back in South Africa the flight costs and exchange rate issues make it difficult for SA residents to attend a wedding outside Africa.


With our unique focus and understanding of the situation we make it easier to consider bringing your marriage ceremony back to South Africa. We have the experience and data calling makes the entire procedure a lot easier to manage, we also have recently married people or people with experience of our venue in select places which may be able to assist or assure you of the attention to detail offered on the day.


In short we can do it all, and for those that have immigrated it means your friends back home can join you on our special day. Your flight to SA, rings and clothing will be your biggest input.


  • Ceremony on the beach, or a grassed terrace overlooking the beach, a relaxed setting, on the beach but also in the bush.
  • Reception Hall, where you can party the night away.
  • Licensed bar area with prices that are very attractive.
  • Accommodation on site that can cater for 40 guests (sharing) and in walking distance, we have provision for another 100 people.
  • Our package includes everything outside of the flights, rings and clothing. Your wedding coordinator will send you a comprehensive quote on all detail and have several discussions to confirm requirements. The entire event is covered if necessary.


Look through our website and get a feel for things, glance at the short summary of included items and write down your special requests. Send an enquiry and start the process.


In short, the following items are addressed:

  • Chapel & Reception Hall
  • Music – (DJ for Reception and PA System for Ceremony)
  • Minister and Legal requirements
  • Photographer
  • Accommodation arrangements (First 35 guests sharing)
  • Honeymoon Suite (night of the wedding)
  • Bar and Barman
  • Décor for your tables
  • Bridal Bouquet, 1 x Bridesmaid bouquet.
  • Button hole flowers for Groom and 1 x Groomsman
  • Welcome Drinks after the Reception
  • Sparkling Wine (alcoholic or non alcoholic), on the tables for speeches
  • Security


Contact: debbie@laughingforest.co.za