South Africa
  • Gauteng (Johannesburg & Surrounds)
  • KwaZulu-Natal (Durban)
  • Western Cape (Cape Town)
  • Eastern Cape
  • Mpumalanga
  • North West
  • Free State
  • Northern Cape
  • Limpopo
Rest of Africa
  • Nigeria
  • Mozambique
  • Kenya
  • Zambia
  • Tanzania
Middle East &
Indian Ocean
  • Seychelles
  • United Arab Emirates

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White Weddings to Black Tie

Leading Durban Event Venues

Our 15 venues can be transformed to be event-suitable from white weddings to black-tie and all manner of business events. Relaxed breakaway rooms, elegant dining venues, classy cocktail affairs or large scale meetings and seminar spaces all under one-roof.  

The largest space at our Durban venue, the Great Ilanga is over 400 m2 and is suited to banquets, large seminars and events with a seating capacity of 500 people cinema style. Suites 1-5 can be used as one large venue ideal for exhibitions or sub-divided into five smaller rooms offering breakaway rooms or training classrooms for up to 60 people each. Sky venue has space for 150 in cocktail configuration.

Weddings & Special Events

Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani has a glamorous history hosting weddings and special events in Durban. Our stunning beachfront location, catering abilities and impeccable venues ensure an event to remember. Whether your event is grand or intimate, lavish or understated our spaces can be transformed for your special occasion.

Board Meeting

Durban’s beachfront not only allows business guests great downtime leisure opportunities, but also allows us to organize events on the beach. Themed lunches, group check ins or tea breaks can all be facilitated in a surfer’s paradise.

Room Name Sqm Cinema Schoolroom Banquet Cocktail Boardroom U-Shape
Boardroom 19m2 - - - - 10 -
Congella 95m2 60 50 40 80 - 25
East Ilanga 67.2m2 50 30 40 40 - 20
Great Ilanga 420.4m2 500 400 350 500 - 90
North Ilanga 67.2m2 50 30 40 40 - 20
Sky 293m2 - - 120 150 - -
Small Ilanga (D) 238.6m2 100 60 80 150 - -
South Ilanga 82m2 30 15 40 50 - 15
Suite 1 112.5m2 60 50 40 50 - 25
Suite 1-5 564m2 - - 400 500 - -
Suite 2 100m2 50 40 40 50 - 20
Suite 3 100m2 60 50 40 50 - 20
Suite 4 100m2 50 50 40 50 - 20
Suite 5 175m2 100 80 80 100 - 30
Tugela 292m2 200 150 150 200 - 50
Umgeni and Congela (D) 142m2 80 60 60 100 - -
Umgeni Room 42m2 30 20 20 30 - 20