Weddings and Honeymoons

Weddings and Honeymoons

Say 'Yes' in Your Own Personal Paradise

Exquisitely located against the unparalleled backdrop of the rolling savannah and the blue-grey haze of the distant Oloolola Escarpment, Olare Mara Kempinski offers the perfect wedding venue and can be hired in its entirety for the bridal party.

Our team excels in wedding planning and can offer a wide range of menus along exotic or cultural themes. Our chef will also be delighted to provide a wedding cake designed to your personal specification, while our spa team excels in pre-wedding pampering. Weddings or blessings can be staged in the bush, by the river or in the camp – the choice is yours. Traditional Maasai singers and dancers can also be provided. Alternatively the bride may like to arrive accompanied by a Maasai guard of honour – or even on horseback. Share your dreams with us – and we’ll make them happen.

If you’d like to explore the possibilities of a safari wedding, simply contact our staff well in advance so that all the necessary arrangements can be made for the provision of registrar and documentation.

A wedding or blessing is a special event indeed. So you’ll want to have our entire camp to yourselves. Booking the camp exclusively allows you to host a maximum 14 guests, including the happy couple themselves. We offer an ‘camp exclusive-use rate’ which includes your accommodation, all meals and drinks (including selected alcoholic drinks), twice daily game drives (morning, afternoon, evening or night), sundowner cocktails nightly (in camp or in the wilderness) transfers from the nearest airstrip, wireless internet, laundry service and all taxes.
Note: a Kenyan wedding ceremony can only take place after you have spent a minimum of four days in Kenya and you should allow at least two working days in Nairobi so as to ensure that all the paperwork is in order. For further details on the exact administrative requirements for non-Kenyan citizens who would like to obtain a marriage license please check with your local Kenyan Embassy or Consulate. Alternatively contact the Kenya Marriage Registrar’s Office in Nairobi.

The Olare Mara Kempinski Wedding Portfolio
The Olare Mara Kempinski wedding portfolio will typically cover three nights’ full-board accommodation (including all beverages alcoholic or otherwise). Additionally we can provide:

  • A Maasai-inspired wedding arch for the ceremony
  • Camp decorations to tie in with your wedding theme (rose petals, candles, wedding garlands – the choice is yours).
  • A Maasai choir, Maasai guard of honour, the attendance of a group of Maasai elders, Maasai dancers
  • Champagne and canapés after the ceremony
  • A wedding cake to your specification
  • A wedding banquet
  • A dedicated vehicle for the use of the bride and groom
  • Honeymoon suite and gourmet breakfast for the newly weds.
  • Bouquet, button-holes and corsage sprays
  • Photographer/video
  • Dancing poolside
  • Transport and overnight accommodation for your registrar or celebrant

Pre-wedding events
Planning a bachelor or bachelorette party? If so you’ve found the ideal venue in the Olare Mara Kempinski. Our wedding planning team can offer everything from lantern-lit suppers in the wilderness, to pool-side cocktail parties. We can also provide pre-wedding spa pampering (for the ladies) and adventure game drives or game tracking walks (for the gentlemen).

The Olare Mara honeymoon, pure romance
Honeymoon venues don’t come much more romantic than ours. The extensive honeymoon suite features a four-poster bed, traditional safari furnishings, a sumptuous bathroom, and a private patio with panoramic views and private plunge pool. Our staff also delight in arranging private lantern-lit bush dinners or sundowners just for two.

Steal away to the seclusion of Olare Mara Kempinski… and enjoy a really wild honeymoon