Flamingo Bay Weddings

We are a fabulous venue for a wedding, with nature’s greatest gift, our unique tidal bay as a backdrop. Our friendly staff will ensure that they provide a professional, warm and stress free environment for your special day. They will bring to fruition all you planned, leaving you free to indulge yourself and enjoy your special day to the full.

Unfortunately Flamingo Bay cannot cater for weddings if you are not staying at the lodge. No outside weddings are catered for to protect the privacy of lodge guests.

CEREMONY VENUES:

Pool deck:
A spring tide wedding on the Flamingo pool deck is the most amazing wedding setting. At this time the high tide water flows right up to the edge of the pool and the sun sets immediately in front of you, a golden pathway across the water.
The entire area decorated with palm fronds, the pool lit with floating candles & flower boats this is the fairytale wedding venue. Guests can see and follow the wedding proceedings clearly from chairs surrounding the pool.

Upper Pool Balcony:
The pool balcony overlooks the magnificent Inhambane Bay. If you have a small party this is a breathtaking and romantic setting to seal your nuptials. If the party is larger than comfortably fits on the balcony the guests are able to gather around the pool and still enjoy the full proceedings.

Aboard the yacht:
Sail the Inhambane Estuary on our 36 foot catamaran and perform the ceremony at sea. This venue is for smaller groups only, maximum 12 people.

Private Conference Venue:
This air conditioned venue is 100% private. The room can be draped and dressed as per the couples wishes to bring that special atmosphere to your wedding.

RECEPTION VENUES:

Al fresco around the pool: (Max 40 pax)
This breathtaking venue overlooking the Inhambane Bay is stylish, elegant yet unpretentious. It is a venue of visual peace and tranquility to celebrate your joyous occasion. Embrace the tropical ambiance and celebrate your dream day.

Main Restaurant: (Max 50 pax)
Conference Room:  (Max 60 pax)
A closed, air conditioned venue that offers most privacy. This room can be decorated and dressed to suit the couple.

Venue includes the following:

Standard Tables, Chairs & Linen
Square tables: 1m x 1m (seats 4)
Round tables (seats 10)
Chairs (no chair covers available)
White linen table cloths.
White linen serviettes
Standard Cutlery
Standard Crockery
Standard Glassware
Gift table
Cake table
Flamingo’s standard Music system (Computer / CD’s and Speakers)
Wooden dance floor
Waiter & Bar Service until 24h00 (provided that the whole lodge is booked out)
Flamingo Bay Staff to set-up and clean-up venues.

Additional charges:

DJ
Wedding cake
Priest
Local church choir
Hire of Marimba and steel drum band or other local musicians
Accommodation & meals for musicians brought in
Local Decorations

PRIEST / WEDDING CEREMONY PERFORMER:
A couple is not able to get officially married here in Mozambique unless they are resident in the country. It is therefore wise to get the legalities performed in your home country.

Missionary:
We can assist in sourcing a priest to do the ceremony as they are usually missionaries who often move around the area quite a bit. Please let our office know if you would like to have the ceremony done by a local priest..

Friend:
Many couples use family members or friends to conduct the ceremony. This is always very personal and the advantage is that the ceremony can be written by the couple getting married.

Lodge Manager:
The Manager will conduct the ceremony as per your request.

PHOTOGRAPHER:
There cannot be  a more beautiful photographic setting for a wedding couple than Flamingo Bay.

Your photographer will be given a 20% discounted rate on Dinner Bed and Breakfast for a maximum of 3 nights.

Should you not have already chosen a photographer please contact our office for possible suggestions.

FLOWERS & DECOR

Flowers need to be flown in from Johannesburg. Please enquire from Head Office regarding flight times and schedules.
Flamingo Bay does not take any responsibility for the arrangement of flowers, this should be done by the wedding party.
Import fees might be applicable at the airport, and an invoice needs to accompany the flowers because they need to be declared at customs, Inhambane. Duty might be payable.

Local materials e.g. shells, drift wood, sand, curios can be used very effectively in place of flowers These can be used for table decorations etc.
Palm fronds are readily available locally and the traditional way of enhancing a wedding venue. Strips of palm can be used as table decoration.
(Please discuss specifications with the Lodge Manager, as fees might be applicable)

Flower petals & bubbles are a good alternative to the traditional throwing of good luck confetti

MUSIC:

The local, rural church choir can be arranged to sing during the ceremony. The songs are normally either Portuguese or Bitonga, the local language spoken in the area. They will charge a nominal fee.
A local musician or DJ can be arranged and will be charged accordingly.
Marimba and steel drum band: Maximum 2 hours.  To be charged accordingly.
Music will be turned down at 22h00 to avoid disturbing other Lodge guests. If the wedding party takes the entire lodge the music can be played loudly until the party ends.
Should you wish to bring your own DJ, he would have to supply his own equipment, as we only have a CD player.

BAR:
We require the client to brief us regarding their bar requirements for the provision of specific Wine and Champagne as orders need to be placed at least 8 weeks prior to the wedding to allow the lodge time to import any special requests not available locally.

Open Bar includes wine, malts, beers and soft drinks, and any limits set will be controlled by the manager on duty, and needs to be signed off by the person responsible for the account.
Cash bar for guests to settle directly.

Should waiters and bar staff work later than 24:00 their services will be charged at the standard overtime rate
Bar prices are subject to currency fluctuations & change without notice, an updated price list is available from the lodge upon request.
No Wine, Malts, Spirits, Beers, Soft drinks or Champagnes may be brought onto the premises.
Any changes to the bar requirements must please be done in writing

WELCOME DRINKS
Welcome Drinks are included in the venue fee for the guests arriving at the reception venue.
Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic options are available.

Nonalcoholic Options:
Fruit  Juice  (variety of flavours)
Home Made Ice Tea

Alcoholic Options
Orange Juice with Sparkling Wine
R&R (Rum & Raspberry cocktail)

WEDDING CAKE:
A simple wedding cake can be made at the lodge at an extra charge, to be discussed with the Food and Beverage Manager
Should you require a more professional cake this will have to be brought with you.

MENU’S:
Menus are designed around your requests and preferences.  We are able to offer a Table d’hôte, Full Buffet and Set Menu.  Please discuss your ideas directly with the Lodge and the Food and Beverage Managers when you visit for a site inspection. Menus will be confirmed 60 days prior to the wedding.  The menu will be at no extra cost involved if the guests are booked on a Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Package

COMPLIMENTARY TO WEDDING COUPLE:

50% of the cost of accommodation only, maximum 2 people for 2 nights during your site inspection,  and will be deducted from the final wedding account

20% discount on Accommodation package should 20-40 guests be staying at the Lodge for a minimum of 3 nights.

1 Night free accommodation to Wedding Couple the night of the wedding.

PLEASE NOTE:

Any damage or breakages to Flamingo property will be charged for on the main wedding account
Any personal items left at the venue are done so at the owners own risk.
No Children are allowed under the age of 16
No permanent alterations to the building are allowed, e.g. hanging hooks or nails in the walls, roof or frames without permission from management.
Any candles provided may not be placed directly onto the table cloths. They must be in suitable candleholders wide enough to catch the wax so that no damage is done to the linen.
Non-biodegradable objects i.e. paper confetti, & streamers are not allowed, help us keep our environment litter free.

PAYMENT REQUIREMENTS:
Bookings are secured by the payment of:
a! 25% non-refundable deposit payable 7 days from date of booking
including estimated extra costs of open bar bill, hire of equipment , venue, musician, meal surcharge etc
b/ Full payment due 21 days prior to departure
We accept payment in cash (any major currency) Visa or Master card,  and Bank transfers