Wedding Locations in Victoria, BC
Looking for a unique place to get married in the Victoria area? There are plenty of hotels, inns, bed and breakfasts, resorts, parks, and everything else you can think of, and these are our ultimate favourites, for their beauty, location, creativity, and historic importance in our area.
Hatley Park National Historic Site Celebrate your beautiful wedding day in an exquisite castle, or garden on the 565 acre Hatley Estate. The magnificent castle staircase and heritage garden make a beautiful backdrop for your big day. Whether you picture yourself within a small intimate reception in the Italian Garden, a formal event inside Hatley Castle, or a lavish outdoor wedding in the Croquet garden, they can accommodate up to 250 guests. Their professional event staff and fine dining will ensure that your day is perfect in every way.
Abigail's Hotel Abigail's Hotel is the best location for small intimate weddings. Their wedding and reception facilities come complete with flowers, wedding cake, champagne, and wedding night accommodations, along with many other options and choices to meet your needs. Their wedding planner can help with all of the details.
St. Ann's Academy St. Ann's Academy is one of Victoria's premier historical landmarks. It is surrounded by heritage orchards and gardens, and considered an oasis in the centre of the city. Because of this, it makes for a perfect choice for your wedding. Not only is the detail gorgeous, it features a garden setting for photographs, areas for outdoor deremonies, perfect places for the reception, and secluded and larger areas. There are many flowerbeds, gazebos, canopies, and more. The indoor chapel, parlour, and foyer are also popular choices, with beauty shining through its 1858 architecture. The auditorium can accommodate up to 200 guests.
Church of Our Lord Church of Our Lord is one of the oldest Victoria church congregations. Their beautiful historic carpenter gothic interior, elaborate stained glass windows, bright, spacious interior of the Community Ministry Centre, and available wedding coordinator can help you with all of the details. They also have access to many other resources, including a list of talented musicians, including organists, pianists, and quartets.
The Fairmont Empress The Fairmont Empress majestically sits at the cornerstone of Victoria's sparkling Inner Harbour. As Vancouver Island's largest convention and events destination situated on Victoria's beautiful waterfront, it's no wonder it is a popular choice for weddings. With options such as fresh flowers, artisan wedding cakes, ice sculptures and servers in tailcoats, they are there to meet your needs. Choose from various venues, from grandiose to outdoors facilities.
Victoria Golf Club For more than a century, Victoria Golf Club has been offering its beauty in an Oceanside golf course that receives more attention than any other course in the country. Though their facilities take precedence for their members, they have a large clubhouse space available for weddings. Their maximum seating for a banquet is 140 people, depending on table configuration, with a stand-up cocktail style reception topping at 250 people. Prices differ depending on style of event and catering options. Hosted and nonghosted bars are options, and set-up, clean up, linens, staffing, etc are included. The cozy and romantic Fireside Lounge is available for dancing and can accommodate either a live band or canned music. They also have an in house microphone and podium available for use and ample parking available.
First Church of Christ Scientists The church is home to a gorgeous building site at Pandora and Chambers. The corner stone was laid on November 21st, 1919 and the building was completed and ready for occupancy on Sunday, August 20th, 1920. Since then, they have provided the community with a branch of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts.
Beaconsfield Inn The Four Points by Sheraton Victoria Gateway is located close to the Trans Canada Highway and a short 10 minute drive from downtown Victoria. It offers 117 guest rooms, which include Jacuzzi tubs, kitchenettes, and balconies, along with flat screen televisions, comfortable beds, and complimentary high-speed internet access. The hotel also features a heated pool, hot tub, sauna, and fitness centre, with over 5,000 square feet of meeting space. Notable is their West Shore Ballroom, the largest facility of its kind in Victoria. The 5,128 square foot ballroom can accommodate 350 guests for a served meal, or up to 500 guests for a reception-style event. It includes the latest audio visual technology, dance floors, tables, podiums, televisions, sound systems, projection screens, Wi-Fi internet access, and more. Catering is also available.
Hotel Grand Pacific The stylish and sophisticated setting of the Hotel Grand Pacific makes it a favorite among many. They specialize in elegant celebrations, and include packages for bridal treatments in their spas, golf for the groomsmen nearby, and rehearsal dinners in their award-winning, four-diamond private dining room. They can also host the ceremony, or just the reception. For transportation options from the ceremony or photography sessions to the hall, you can request their beautifully decorated horse-drawn carriage, classic transport in a Royals Royce. Hotel Grand Pacific offers everything with a personal wedding coordinator, taking you through the process each step of the way, and ensuring every detail and request is met.
Royal Colwood Golf Club This a private golf club, located in Victoria, is a traditional style parklands championship course set amongst a beautiful landscape of 450 year old douglas firs and majestic garry oaks. They also offer complete Dining and Banquet Service to Members and non-Members, with many options from simple to extravagant. The Club can accommodate functions up to 200 people, which is dependent on the set up and style of service that is needed. The views from the gardens are breathtaking, making this a top choice for photography as well.
The Westin Bear Mountain Resort and Golf Club The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa is located in Victoria and provides the perfect balance of secluded luxury with a rural mountainside resort. Located just minutes from downtown Victoria it is home to style, sophistication and elegance. Their weddings are done impeccably, with a friendly and knowledgeable staff that takes care of every last detail. Its location also provides the best backdrop for wedding photography.
Cottage Pirouette Bed & Breakfast Cottage Pirouette Bed and Breakfast is located a short 6 minute drive from the heart of Victoria. The quiet region of Saxe Point features an inn with 6 guest rooms, affordable rates, and warm hospitality. The innkeeper was born and raised in Victoria, and can offer history and information from a local person's perspective. Close to Fleming Beach, historical Macaulay Point, and Saxe Point Park, these make for excellent wedding venues, each with breath-taking views of Juan de fuca Strait and the Olympic Mountains. Since 2009, they have taken wedding bookings for up to 30 people in the gardens, doing all of the details for you and providing you with an unforgettable experience.
Unity Church of Victoria Their aim is to make a positive difference in the lives of their congregants and encourage them to make a positive difference in the world around us. They invite people of all faiths, and ministers and LUTs are available for weddings.
Gazebo Bed and Breakfast This Victoria bed and breakfast combines traditional character with modern amenities. The cottage and guest room suites each feature a private entrance, ensuite with double whirlpool bath and shower, televisions and other electronics, king, queen and twin-sized beds, and access to a fireplace, telephone, refrigerator, and WiFi. Visitors have free computer use, telephone calls, movies, parking, and, of course, a full-inclusive breakfast. Packages are also available for spa massages and getaways. They are located amidst the many gardens and wineries, as well as beaches, whale watching, and parks. They offer a honeymoon package, including a minimum of five nights, a cheese and fruit tray, a bottle of sparkling wine, local Victoria chocolates, and fresh flowers.
Ambrosia Conference & Event Centre If you're seeking local food and catering, personalized custom service, a fully licensed bar, up to 200 guets, and more, without all of the extra frills, consider the Ambrosia Conference & Event Centre is Victoria's best choice for local food catering & great events. The large venue allows for a lot of customization, if you are looking for the conference room route with the details to be brought in.
Craigdarroch Castle Built between 1887-1890, this legendary Victorian mansion is situated on a hill overlooking the City of Victoria. Though it is a tourist destination, they also offer facility rental to individuals or businesses interested in putting on private functions. You can also rent the full castle, which fits 200 people. There are many different wedding options and reception packages available.
Ballingall Islets Nature Park, Galiano Island, Gulf Islands BC For those who love the outdoors, consider the beauty of Ballingall Islets Nature Park. It lies at the western end of the chain of small islands that lie off the southern shore of Galiano Island in the Gulf Islands. Filled with beauty and the glory of Western Canada, it is the perfect location for a wedding in touch with nature. There is also the nearby Galiano Inn Oceanfront Inn and Spa the perfect location thanks to its balance of casual elegance of a West Coast retreat, with the warmth of a Mediterranean climate.