Welcome to Collisheen Estate

Just thirty minutes from central Durban and an arm’s length from Ballito, Collisheen offers a perfect venue for weddings, conferences, banquets, launches, exhibitions, meetings, corporate training and events. Two venues complete with our private chapels, beautiful gardens, bridal salon and outdoor arena with water feature and landscaped gardens, make this the perfect venue for stylish weddings. Over the last 15 years, Collisheen Estate has earned through top class service and a high level of professionalism, an outstanding reputation as a wedding and functions venue. Our functions venue facilities are very flexible so please feel free to ask us should you have any special requests.

Collisheen has a bed & breakfast on the premises, and we are close to an extensive range of accommodation – from luxury country hotels to bed & breakfasts and self-catering facilities, should your guests want to stay over.

Take a step back in time to the land of the pioneers of early Natal and experience the peace and tranquility offered on an original sugar estate. The estate was established nearly a century ago by its founders Douglas Liege and Zillah Hulett. After a trip to Ireland, they decided to name the estate “Collisheen” in memory of a town they had visited and enjoyed. Through the years they ran Collisheen as a cattle and dairy farm, timber plantation, cotton plantation and of course, a sugar estate. The next generation, Neil and Morag Hulett, who took over the farming operation after Douglas’ untimely death, set and broke numerous world records on the conservation front, most importantly being the first people in the world to breed Cheetah successfully in captivity.

The third generation, Wayne, Shirleen and Jacqui took over the operation when Neil and Morag retired. After running the sugar operation for some years, Wayne and Shirleen decided to diversify and built the wedding and functions venue in 2000.

Located on a sugar farm and set amongst magnificent old trees, the estate offers private function facilities that are exclusively yours for your special day. Panoramic views of undulating sugar fields are complemented by the warm “family” hospitality of the staff at the estate – making this a private function facility like no other.

Orchid House

This wedding venue will have your guests in awe at the surrounding beauty and tranquillity and is sure to make your special day one to remember. Orchid House is a 150 square meter open-sided building which can accommodate up to 120 guests with a dance floor – perfect for a more intimate wedding or function. The Venue overlooks the picturesque garden, which is full of fairy light wonder.

The Boma

The Boma, our larger venue, is a 400 square metre open sided building which can accommodate up to 400 guests with a dance floor and a stage area, and is set in beautiful gardens which, at night, are transformed into a fairyland with lights in the trees and bridge. A private chapel, water feature and dark wood poles, with tiled roof structure is surrounded by seemingly endless space.


Collisheen Estate has two conference facilities that can accommodate between 20 and 400 delegates, depending on the seating configuration. Our conference facility comes fully equipped with everything you need to make your conference run smoothly and efficiently. We aim to please in every way, and if our conference facility does not cater for some of your needs, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.


Collisheen Estate’s bed & breakfast has been running for five years, and has been a welcome addition to the Collisheen family. We have converted Douglas Liege & Zillah Hulett’s original homestead into a three-room bed & breakfast, all en-suite. Loads of space and high ceilings are characteristic of homes built in the early 1900’s and Collisheen is no different.