2 April 2020

A sense of occasion

Special occasions deserve to be celebrated, and what better way to celebrate than by making unforgettable memories in beautiful Tanzania. Whether you want to tie the knot, share a once-in-a-lifetime anniversary experience with the one you love, or simply treat your family to a journey to remember, Gibb’s Farm is the place to do it. 

The traditions, history and romance of Gibb’s Farm make it ideal for a destination wedding, memorable honeymoon or a special occasion with the ones you love.

Weddings & renewing your vows

James Gibb married his wife Margaret here and to commemorate the occasion, they planted the lovely flowering Erythrina Abysinnica tree outside the Wedding House cottage.

Our expert and talented team will work with you to arrange every aspect of your wedding. Nuptials at Gibb’s Farm are fully customised to reflect your individual style and taste with East African touches. Your big day will be wrapped in timeless elegance and sealed in celebration, with every detail being taken care of.

Enquire with our team for the possibilities and to begin creating your memorable day.


Be swept up by the romance of an elopement at Gibb’s Farm with various choices for special moments:

An intimate ceremony at your favourite spot on the farm. Our team will ensure that that all the necessary paperwork is completed for you (registration of your nuptials 21 days in advance) as well as arranging witnesses, all legal marriage paperwork and a celebrant to oversee the union.

Add a romantic meal to the above, specially set up at a location of your choice with sparkling wine and a special cake to enjoy together.

For a truly special occasion in addition to the above, we can decorate a wedding arch for you with fresh farm flowers, craft a beautiful bouquet and add seating for up to 6 guests.


If you are planning an African safari honeymoon, Gibb’s Farm is a romantic destination. Each cottage is private and set within the abundant gardens. Enjoy peaceful walks together in the nearby forest, afternoon high tea or bike the back roads of Karatu. For a complete adventure, take an afternoon or day to explore Lake Manyara National Park or Ngorongoro Crater on one of our safari adventures.

Special Offer – A sense of romance for honeymooners

Honeymooners enjoy a complimentary couple’s massage in the comfort of their cottage and a signature romantic dinner set up in a secluded location.

VALID: Within 1 year of marriage. A minimum 2-night stay is required and proof of marriage may be requested.

Added romance

Create a romantic atmosphere with a variety of special moments and experiences at Gibb’s Farm:

PRIVATE TABLE: Choose a secluded spot in the main farmhouse, terrace or pergola. No charge for Full Board Guests

GARDEN PICNIC: A private picnic includes a delicious spread with either a rug and cushions or a safari table and chairs. This experience can be set up in your preferred spot on the farm.

HOT PICNIC: Served in your chosen spot on the farm by our team for a special meal together.

PROPOSAL: We would love to help with this special moment! Speak to us about a romantic set up on the farm and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne to celebrate.

Romantic Turndown – Set the mood with chocolate truffles, Champagne, lit fire and a bubble bath prepared with candles.

Farm locations for your special moment

Gibb’s Farm offers a wide variety of locations to make your occasion extra special.

Choose from an indoor dining room, two outside dining terraces, spacious gardens, idyllic farmyard, Tembo Fire, viewing and yoga platform as well as our pool terrace.

Catered celebrations

Our outstanding culinary team creates memorable meals to delight the most discerning palate. You and your guests will be treated to the healthy organic, farm-to-table cuisine suited to any occasion.

Beyond our extensive menu options, our chefs welcome the opportunity to work directly with you in creating a menu tailored to your individual taste. Our chef will consult with you personally to create a delicious wedding cake for your big day.

Menus & occasions at Gibb’s Farm

• Birthdays, weddings, ceremonies, anniversaries, family reunions and more.

• When staying on a Full Board basis, most catered celebrations are included in your stay.

• Custom menus are available for larger bookings, subject to availability and season.

Additional experiences

We believe in creating memories. Choose from the below extra special experiences to make special occasions all the more memorable: Tanzanian Choir, Trumpeters, Acoustic Musicians and DJ.

Contact our team and we will make your special occasion dreams come true.