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Harare wedding venue review – Thorntree Lodge

I was told by venue staff that the venue offers numerous ceremony areas along the river…waterfront wedding ceremonies.

Thorntree LodgeHave you considered Thorntree Lodge for your wedding or function? I was recently out at Thorntree Lodge at the invitation of the venue management. Thorntree Lodge is located in Glen Lorne along Enterprise Road and has been in the weddings business for sometime now. This visitation came at the right time as we have been considering having a look at what’s on offer at the venue.

First off, the trip was no disappointment. I got to look around the venue and take the accompanying shots in this review (see slideshow). This was no guided tour, I had the liberty to visit every corner of the venue by myself and prepare my notes for this review.

Often when you are driving past Thorntree Lodge along Enterprise Road you hardly imagine how inviting the venue grounds become once inside. The venue presents an amazing sense of serenity many thanks to a fully fledged meandering river that runs across the property. I was told this river is called  Rumbabvu or Mukuvisi River which happens to be the same river that pass through at least more venue in the area.


The River presents one of the most amazing opportunities when it comes to a water front ceremony. I was told by venue staff that the venue offers numerous locations along the river and elsewhere on the property that can be used for your ceremony. This is one venue that I recommend you take your photographer along when deciding on the ceremony venue on the property. The river backdrop gives an amazing opportunity to get the best out of the venue with an experienced photographer.


Thorntree Lodge has an elevated platform some short distance from the waterfront which was once used as a tennis court but now serves as a reception area for your wedding. This location comes with its own neatly done fixed ablutions that are easily accessible. At the time of my visit plans were afoot to create a erect  a permanent Marquee at this reception area. The reception area can accommodate up to 500 guests. You really have two options at Thorntree Lodge for your reception i.e Marquee reception or open air reception. According to the venue an open air reception is suitable for up to 200 guests. This information is contained in the downloadable package below

General Comments

Thorntree Lodge is an upmarket and exclusive venue. It fits the bill of what one can expect in the Glen Lorne or Umwinsindale area of Harare – the hot spots for high-end wedding venues. If you are in love with the natural countryside type outdoors this is a venue to consider. The waterfront is what really what places Thorntree Lodge ahead of many other venues in this area.

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