Zimbabwe Wedding Venue Review: St Lucia Park Part 1

This post will probably be a two or even three part series on St Lucia Park. I once did a review on this same venue on this blog a couple of years back (see it here) but time has moved and i have also received a significant number of inquiries concerning this particular venue. I have personally had contact with this Zimbabwe wedding venue over a prolonged period of time. For nearly seven years i had major events at St Lucia Park some of them lasting as long 21 days (regional training).

St Lucia Park is not altogether strictly a wedding venue. It's a facility designed essentially for training/seminars/conferences. It however has a huge space occupied by more or less an all season garden. It is this space that has made weddings spectacular at St Lucia Park. The garden space makes garden weddings outstanding. The venue does not have a hall or auditorium big enough to fit typical wedding guest (100-500). This means you will need to hire a marquee to accommodate your guests.

There are key aspects that gives this venue a great advantage over many other wedding venues in Harare. St Lucia Park is by no means the best venue you can expect in Harare. It's a suitable venue of a reasonably high quality standard. It's vicinity to Harare as a center of commerce is a great advantage. It is however not close enough to the city center to attract gate crushers and excesses from your guests. In fact most couples who pick this venue hire transportation to ferry guests to and from the venue even though there is a reliable public transport system (Kombis) that drops your guests some 500 meters away from the venue.

Customer service at St Lucia Park is great. I have always enjoyed their alertness to client "demands".I personally think that's what makes the difference between a great venue and a very poor venue. If you intend to have your planning/organizing team or even a few guests from out of town to stay on the venue, St Lucia Park has descent accommodation. I have used it so many times on my last training job to host relatively high profile participants from all over Africa.  Read Part 2 of this review for practical details as to how to secure the venue (link to part 2 will be live tomorrow Tuesday 8pm Zim time).

In terms of customer service we give them a 4 out 5 rating. In terms of being suitable for hosting your best day overall we give St Lucia Park 3.9 out of 5

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