Choosing to say your “I do’s” on Vancouver Island is a decision you will be thanking yourself for many years to come. There are a wide range of Vancouver Island wedding venues that will serve as the perfect backdrop to your special day, whether you have envisioned yourself getting married on a beautiful farm, on the beach, or in a stunning garden.
Vancouver Island is not only a wonderful place to host a wedding because of the wide range of venues available to choose from, but because you won’t have to travel far for a honeymoon or extended vacation. The views are breathtaking, the restaurant scene is impeccable, and there is an abundance of fun outdoor activities for you and your guests to partake in, regardless of the time of year.
The following list of six Vancouver Island wedding venues is far from exhaustive, but it should give you a better idea as to what to expect when looking for the best place to get hitched.
Merridale Ciderworks is located near Victoria, BC, and is considered one of the most stunning wedding venues on Vancouver Island. There are exquisite dining options made from local ingredients for the reception set in a cozy farm setting. With its unique fairy tale sculptures greeting wedding guests and the natural scenery from the orchards as a backdrop, Merridale Ciderworks is a must-see for any soon-to-be bride and groom.
Milner Gardens & Woodland in Qualicum Beach is the ideal spot for those looking for a beautiful seaside garden wedding site. In addition to being surrounding by the impressive gardens, Milner also offers breathtaking views of Georgia Strait and the coastal mountains. This location is one of the best when it comes to the photography opportunities and offers either the Grand Lawn for larger outdoor weddings, or the heritage house for more intimate ceremonies.
The Beach Club Resort
One of the most popular Vancouver Island wedding venues is the Beach Club Resort in Parksville. With its contemporary feel and oceanfront location, it is no wonder why this resort is the first choice for many. Brides and grooms looking to book the resort can hold up to 150 guests for a memorable beach wedding.
Royal Roads University
Royal Roads University offers the best spot for that castle wedding you always wanted. The 565-acre estate is located just 20 minutes from Victoria and will sweep guests off their feet right from the start. Opt to get married in the magnificent castle, or say your “I do’s” in the garden on Hatley Estate. Either way, you are sure to have the wedding of your dreams.
The farm and gardens that make up Providence Farm provide a stunning setting for any wedding ceremony and reception. Get married amongst the roses in St. Ann’s Garden, inside the beautiful open-air gazebo, or underneath the apple trees. There are also beautiful open spaces that serve as great spots for a reception or for your guests to gather before the official ceremony.
Butchart Gardens is not only one of the most popular attractions on all of Vancouver Island, but it is also a fantastic spot to commit yourself to the love of your life. Butchart Gardens also offers several different wedding packages and locations within the grounds, including the stunning Spring Prelude indoor garden.
Planning a wedding on Vancouver Island is an exciting but at times overwhelming process, if only because there are just too many great venues to choose from!
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