• Vow renewal ceremony

The perfect venue for vow renewals

Posted by Mariette on Wed June 26, 2024 in Celebrations.

Sodwana Bay Lodge is renowned for celebrations of any kind, which is why we’d love to host you for your vow renewal ceremony. Our spectacular venue is hard to beat.

If you’ve decided to renew your vows: congrats! There are many reasons to reaffirm your love and commitment to your spouse – be it 5, 10, 30 or 50 years. Main thing is, you want to celebrate the fact that you'd do it all over again in a heartbeat.

Vow renewal celebrations tend to be small and intimate and because Sodwana Bay Lodge is renowned for celebrations of any kind, we’d love to host you. We love the trend that the couple's closest friends and their children participate in the celebration. Perhaps even with the original maid of honour and best man.

That said, the beauty of a vow renewal ceremony is that you can structure it as an elaborate affair or a low-key event. There are no rules or restrictions. You also simply may want your second honeymoon at Sodwana Bay Lodge!

Unlike a wedding, a vow renewal is not a legal ceremony. The ceremony is simply to reconfirm an already legal marriage. So the only documentation that a person conducting the ceremony would request is to see your original marriage licence.

Whether you need a lot of wow or a more toned-down event, both the lodge and its onsite restaurant Leatherbacks cater for all requirements. Select a time which makes the ceremony the most meaningful (i.e. when your children can be present, or a special date).

For this ceremony you have more leeway to invite only those you feel deserve to be there to witness your reaffirmation of love. And the officiant can be non-denominational, interfaith, cross-cultural – in short anyone you trust. You’d want the person conducting it to value your marriage and express it through the ceremony in an eloquent, purposeful way. Take time to find the perfect fit so that the ceremony is that much more special.

Each couple that considers a vow renewal has their own personal reason for choosing to do so. We at Sodwana Bay Lodge just love the romanticism of it all and can’t wait to make your special day even more special.