Located in the pristine, open planes and woodland hills of the Dargle Valley, nestled between the Inhlosane Mountain range and natural pine forests lies the family-run Dargle Forest Lodge and Wedding Venue. A back to nature/back to simplicity, cabin-style retreat, just a short, scenic drive from the Midlands Meander offering a glass chapel and a barn-inspired venue to seat 150 guests. An idyllic place to connect with your loved ones or celebrate your special day surrounded by panoramic views.


Dargle Forest Lodge is the combined dream of farm owners Bridgette and Sean. After stumbling upon land in 2015, they immediately saw its potential and decided to share this piece of paradise with other like-minded people and families. They have, in a very short two years, turned an overgrown, derelict, small farm into what it is today and are continuing to develop it.

Bridgette is a passionate traveller, having spent years abroad. She has a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry and also currently owns a lodge on the Wild Coast. Sean is a Midlands local, having grown up in Nottingham Road. He is an auto mechanic by trade and can fix just about anything you throw at him. Setting up this nature-inspired lodge and the breathtaking wedding venue was their dream from day one.

Bridgette and Sean have two children and adore the ‘farm life’ they have created. They invite everyone who enjoys the outdoors, peace, and serenity of nature to come and experience the panoramic views of the Dargle Valley, the perfect place to explore the rest of the Midlands.