Take in stunning Crater views from our stone-built terrace

Welcome and Reception


The ultimate destination wedding

A once-in-a-lifetime event calls for a once-in-a-lifetime setting, and the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage destination referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World, is a location unlike any other in Tanzania and perhaps the world. An enchanting river stone-built lodge seemingly fastened to the Crater rim by native vines, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge offers breath-taking views in every direction.

With a mesmerising expanse of plains, forests and lakes extending as far as the eye can see, the lodge is surrounded by prehistoric stillness and landscapes. Arched stone passages and timbered decks, walls adorned with cave paintings and lit by flickering torches, and an eternally lit fireplace offer a romantic backdrop for your wedding and honeymoon in Tanzania.

From English breakfasts and sundowner cocktails at the Crater’s edge to game drives across the Crater floor and evening receptions with authentic Maasai music and dance performances, your gathering will be distinguished by unforgettable moments. Exchange vows on a stone terrace with dramatic views. Host a sunset cocktail party on the lawn or celebrate your reception in the safari-style tent overlooking the Crater.

Whatever your vision, our wedding planner will help you design an event that exceeds all expectations.

Weddings Overview & Options

  • Safari-style reception tent accommodating up to 150 guests
  • Lawns and terraces for al fresco ceremonies and events
  • Wedding planner onsite
  • Customisable catering menus
  • Planning assistance for off-site wedding party outings, recreational activities and local tours
  • Group rates for wedding guests staying at the hotel
  • A traditional Maasai wedding with local chief, dancers and choir
  • Crater floor, bush or terrace wedding ceremony
  • Individually tailored ‘bush brunch' or ‘savannah barbecue'
  • Individually themed champagne reception - at the lodge or in the bush
  • Tailor-made wedding cake
  • Private candle-lit honeymoon dinner for two
  • Luxurious honeymoon suite supplied with wine and tropical fruit
  • Cultural dance performance for you and your guests
  • Photography and videography of your special day