Event Venues In Johannesburg For Small Events & Workshops

August 6, 2023

by Conor Walsh & Sofeeyah Lloyd 

If you’re hosting a small event or workshop in Johannesburg, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to event spaces. As South Africa’s commercial hub and most exciting city, Joburg is packed with modern event spaces.

However, choosing the best space for your event can be tricky – especially with so many options. And the wrong venue can spell disaster for any event. So, you need to know you’re making the right choice. 

So, we’ve used our years of experience organizing events big and small in Johannesburg to find the 10 best spots across the city from smaller events and workshops. 

If you’re still not sure, send us a message and we’ll help you plan every step of your event for guaranteed success.


54 on Bath

A stunning event venue situated in the prime business location of Rosebank, the 54 on Bath boasts 75 sleeping rooms, six dedicated event rooms. The Kentridge Suit accommodates 120pax theater-style space. 

The event spaces at 54 on Bath are part of a historic hotel in a striking red brick building. Throw in the Perrier-Jouet garden bar, Level 4 restaurant, rooftop pool area and you have the recipe for a fantastic small event or workshop. 


City Lodge Hotel Eastgate 

The City Lodge Hotel Eastgate is nestled between the O.R Tambo International Airport and Johannesburg’s city center. The hotel provides ideal spaces for your participants with 69 sleeping rooms, a dedicated events space for 44pax theater. Between meetings and hosting your event, you can relax in the beautiful landscaped gardens and pool area. Win-win.  

Eastgate’s classy but simple interior and hardwood furniture will leave your participants comfortable and relaxed – guaranteeing a productive event. 


Genesis WORX Hotel 

The Genesis WORX has 157 sleeping rooms, two specific event rooms, a boardroom and a conference room for 120pax theater. Located in the upmarket Fairmont suburb of Joburg, it has all the ingredients and location required for an event or workshop. 

From its rooms to event spaces, Genesis WORX is modern and spacious, with all the comforts and amenities required for you to focus on your event and unwind afterward. 


Premier Hotel Falstaff

Premier Hotel Falstaff is a four-star hotel and event venue in Johannesburg’s northern suburb of Morningside. It’s a short drive from Sandton CBD and close to plenty of business and shopping centers. 

A traditional interior set among a lush, relaxing garden space combines for a truly relaxing, distraction-free setting for your event.  

With 41 sleeping rooms, two event meeting rooms with the largest capacity of 30pax in theater, the Falstaff has everything you need for a professional and memorable small event. 


Garden Court Eastgate 

The Garden Court Hotel Eastgate is just 20 minutes from O.R. Tambo International Airport and Johannesburg CBD, and was specifically designed to host business events and travelers close to the city. The Garden Court includes 157 sleeping rooms, two event meeting rooms accommodating up to 50pax in theater. You can also arrange all the conference equipment you need to make your event outstanding. 

The Garden Court Eastgate’s design merges simplicity and modernity in a convenient location. Tastefully decorated rooms with hardwood furnishings and dedicated workspaces create the ideal setting for you and your participants to retreat to post-event. 


Intercontinental Johannesburg O.R Tambo Airport Hotel 

Just 3 minutes from Johannesburg’s international airport, the Intercontinental could serve as the most convenient event venue in Johannesburg if you have international participants flying in. With 138 sleeping rooms, nine meeting rooms with a maximum capacity of 80pax in theater. The hotel has more than enough features to cover your small event or business workshop. 

Upon arriving at the Intercontinental, participants will be taken aback by the incredibly modern design. The exterior and interior epitomize comfort, luxury, and professionalism – providing a sleek setting for any event. 


Garden Court Milpark 

Although a little further away from the airport, the Garden Court Milpark still allows you to host an unforgettable workshop. With 251 sleeping rooms, the hotel can accommodate all your guests with ease. You can choose between 6 meeting rooms with the largest seating 140pax in  theater style. 

Nestled among the big city high rises, the Garden Court Milpark is the perfect setting with a clean, simple design throughout the lobbies and rooms that convey trust and professionalism while remaining stylish and engaging.


City Lodge Hotel at O.R. Tambo International Airport 

The City Lodge Hotel boasts 365 sleeping rooms and six board meeting rooms just a three-minute drive from O.R Tambo International. Add in the excellent cafe, restaurant, bar, and pool bar, and you have a fantastic recipe for the perfect small-to-medium event venue in Johannesburg. There’s also a meeting room which can accommodate 40pax in a theater-style.  


Garden Court O.R Tambo International Airport 

With 253 sleeping rooms, nine meeting rooms with the largest seating, 80pax in theatre-style. The Garden Court has everything you need and more to run the perfect workshop and business event. The hotel also includes a garden and pool area, perfect for relaxing after a successful event. 

Meanwhile, the beautifully modern exterior sets the scene for an equally modern and sleek interior. Stepping into the lobby of the Garden Court, you’ll feel instantly ready to crush any event. 


African Pride Melrose Arch 

The African Pride, in Melrose, is an excellent event venue in one of Johannesburg’s nicest suburbs – with 11 meeting rooms, The Auditorium can seat 55pax theater.  This Marriot group hotel is a world-class setting for meetings, conferences, and workshops. With catering and business services available on request, the venue has everything you need for a small event or workshop. 

Designed to celebrate  the spirit of Johannesburg, the African Pride effortlessly combines traditional African design with modern comfort and luxury.


Riboville Boutique & Hotel 

Pulling into the driveway of The Riboville boutique hotel, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to an affluent countryside estate on the shores of a pristine lake This stunning hotel, located a short drive north of Johannesburg, merges urban luxury and country escape in a stunning setting. 

It also offers event organizers 157 sleeping rooms, two event meeting rooms, two breakaway rooms, and a 55pax largest capacity theater-style room all equipped with modern facilities. When your participants are ready to relax, they can head to the private cigar lounge, restaurant patio space, landscaped gardens, or the wine cellar.  


The Nicol Hotel 

If there was a concise way to describe the designs and experience of the Nicol Hotel, it would be: affordable luxury. With a clean-cut design, everything throughout the interior of this venue oozes stylish professionalism.  

The Nicol has 157 sleeping rooms, a 10pax boardroom, and a 100pax largest capacity theater. There is also a 50pax restaurant, and the venue is nicely located in the Bedfordview suburb, halfway between Johannesburg CBD and the airport. If you’re looking for an event venue that combines excellent meeting spaces with convenience and comfort, look no further. 


The Best Venues in Johannesburg for Small Events and Workshops

When it comes to the perfect small event and workshop venue in Johannesburg, you have an abundance of options. The above hotels and conference centers will help you create an event to wow your participants and convey confidence, professionalism, and trust. 

If you need some help picking the right one, contact us. We’ve been organizing events in Johannesburg since…. and can answer every question you could possibly have.

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