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Peep My Favorite Kenya Wedding for 100 Guests This Year

In April, I had the pleasure of meeting Tim who was looking to plan and have his wedding at La Mada Hotel in Nairobi.

This hotel nestled in a thick forest setting on Thika road is gorgeous with a countryside vibe reminiscent of a time past when modernity wasn’t so rampant. 

Now, we have tons of new hotels opening in and around the city with contemporary architecture and interiors.

Our groom envisioned a simple Kenya wedding for 100 guests with a set up for the vows exchange area and indoor reception on a beautiful vintage patio space.

All he wanted? Simple elegant decor, event furniture and props to bring the spaces to life ( and to wow Dede, his beautiful bride from Burundi).

The vows exchange

On the morning of the wedding, there was a massive downpour that delayed our set up by about two hours.

But mercifully it dissipated and we continued with the set up. Thank heavens!

For the main ceremony section where Tim and Dede were to solemnize their union, we had green and white coloring to blend with the lush green forest cover engulfing the hotel’s outdoors.

This was actually the first area that would greet guests when they arrived. It was adjacent to the parking and prominent to the view hence our focus was on ensuring we got it right.

We decorated this wooden arch with minimal florals and white fabric and placed the nicely draped pulpit table in the centre right in front of it.

Kenya wedding for 100 guests

For furniture, we had an exquisite arrangement of pristine white foldable chairs with an aisle in the centre. 

 …and to complete this setting, we had the signing table draped in rustic linen with a green and white floral in one corner of the table.

Oh, we also had a box of petals ready and set aside for when Dede was ready to walk down the aisle. 

Reception for Kenya wedding for 100 guests

Here, we had a restaurant style set up with round tables in white linen and bentwood chairs. The hotel provided all the tables and linens for the entire setup.

Centrepieces had lots of greenery and pops of white roses and to enhance the coloring we laid them against green overlays.

The greenery at the patio and the added one from our florals gave an abundance of freshness enhancing the beauty of nature, one of the best things about this venue.

Timothy had created a seating plan from the guest list to ensure everybody got to either sit with their family, friends or favorite squad!

To ensure this plan worked out well, we numbered each table and ensured it had seats for eight guests. Then Timothy created the seating plan with each guest assigned to a table.

Additionally, we had raffia fringe boho placemats and menu cards to define and personalize each place setting.

So on arrival all each guest had to do was search their name on the seating chart to trace the table number assigned.

Finally, the lighting crew embellished the space with overhead fairy lights stretched from end to end with complementary mood lighting along the walls.

The menu

The hotel created an elaborate serving section to deliver a sumptuous full course buffet menu. 

Guests referred to their menu cards to aid their selection.

The layout featured several rectangle tables with a wide variety of food options.

Additionally, this set up had various access point to ensure guests weren’t held up in line trying to get to their food choices.

Cake display

The wedding cake display was simple with a catchy nude tiered cake and two whole other cakes for each side of the family.

We set the cake on a carved round wooden board and set two floating glass candles on either side.

The cake display table decor featured a white table linen cover and olive green runner.

All in all, I can’t tell you how much my team and I enjoyed styling and delivering decor for this simple Kenyan wedding for 100 guests.

So, how much does a simple wedding cost in Kenya? It all depends on the elements required and certain factors.

For instance a similar wedding at Hemmingways and one at KCB Sport Grounds can have totally different costs. However, if we’re to peg costs, it can be as lows Kshs. 130,000 to as much as Kshs, 1,500,000.

Want to work with us? We’re event planners in Nairobi happy to help you deliver on those special moments in your life.

To make a booking or ask for a quote, call/Whatsapp us on 0721 771185 or email:, and we’ll revert ASAP.

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