Looking for the perfect wedding destination? Look no further than Victoria, British Columbia.
Victoria is a mecca of beauty, and there is no exception in some of the top destinations to get married there.
Here are our top locations for your big day, making your wedding photography in Victoria, BC absolutely stunning.
Royal Colwood Golf Club
The Royal Colwood Golf Club located in the heart of Victoria, BC, Canada. This semi-private golf club boasts gorgeous heritage trees and rolling parklands.
Large groups of up to 200 can be accommodated in their banquet facilities. The dining areas are among a natural environment, with lush fairways, mountainous Douglas Firs and Garry Oaks, all about beautiful gardens.
Sleeping Dog Farm and Retreat Centre
This intimate location is rurally located on the outskirts of Victoria. It is situated on five mountain and valley acres, with gorgeous views of of organic gardens and fruit trees.
The south-facing retreat can host your event at their Sanctuary, an acoustically-designed, 1100 sq ft round building (Mandala), which can accommodate up to 80 guests for your wedding ceremony and reception. Outdoor weddings are also an option, held in their lush gardens and ponds in the Sanctuary garden or in our Secret Garden.
They also can help with planning and offer a fully serviced (non-commercial) kitchen for your caterer to use prior to your event.
Accommodations are available for wedding guests in their Guesthouse and Bunkhouse.
Brentwood Bay Resort and Spa
Known as one of Victoria’s most luxurious oceanfront property, Brentwood Bay Resort and Spa is a wonderful choice for a wedding or honeymoon.
The luxurious OceanSuites allow you to relax in style and enjoy the ocean views. The best part is you can book all thirty-three luxurious OceanSuites for your special event.
Therapies include traditional spa fare, along with their signature Essence of Life Vinotherapy treatment.
Everything can be done in one location. Have your rehearsal dinner at SeaGrille—their west coast dining room enjoying local ingredients and homegrown wine. Have the ceremony inside or out, traditional or unconventional. And stay there for a honeymoon you’ll never forget.
250-544-2079 or 888-544-2079 www.brentwoodbayresort.com
Sooke Harbour House
If you’re looking for a location with years of experience, look no further than Sooke Harbour House, a longtime favourite for receptions and wedding ceremonies.
They have inhouse staff to make every detail perfect, specializing in excellent food and wine, wedding cakes, bridal flowers, and a wide range of other services.
The little white inn by the sea is flawless, bringing a homey feeling with a sense of elegance. They offer multiple indoor and outdoor wedding ceremony sites, along with several reception sites that will accommodate a range of groups from small intimate gathering to a large celebration.
Established in 1889, The Vancouver Club combines elegance and urban heritage, making it a perfect destination for your wedding. The Club is elegant and informal, distinguished and comfortable–with many options to suit your needs.
The Grand Ballroom is available for the event; they say no other venue could match the Club’s blend of elegance and urban heritage. The staff handles all of the details, no matter how major or minor. Catering and restaurants, as well as accommodations, are also available.
604 685 9321 vancouverclub.ca
St. Ann’s Academy
As one of Victoria’s premier historical landmarks, St. Ann’s Academy is an excellent venue of choice. It is surrounded by heritage orchards and gardens, and considered an oasis in the centre of the city.
It’s also home to a beautiful garden, including flowerbeds, gazebos, canopies, and more–the perfect setting for outdoor ceremonies and photographs, as well as the reception. There is an indoor chapel, parlour, and foyer, and can accommodate up to 200 guests.
Hotel Grand Pacific
Located right on Victoria’s inner harbour with beautiful ballrooms and views, the stylish and sophisticated setting of the Hotel Grand Pacific makes it a favorite among many. With their elegant celebrations, including spa packages for brides, nearby golfing for the grooms, and rehearsal dinners in their award-winning, four-diamond private dining room, they are a one-stop place for all your needs.
There are package options including photography and transportation, as well as an available on-site coordinator. They understand the importance of your big day, and are there to give you what you want, where you want it – for a day of pure joy.
Inn at Laurel Point
There’s a reason that the Inn at Laurel Point stands out from the rest. Perhaps it is found in the beauty it exhibits, especially through its spectacular harbour views. Or maybe in the hotel’s Japanese Gardens, complete with a waterfall and sprawling oasis. Possibly it has to do with their chef, who tends his own herb garden. And maybe a bit of the seabirds and herons that take up residence and Harbour Seals which are spotted from hotel room patios?
Regardless of why you choose it, it’s a great place for a wedding. They offer a customized venue that reflects you and your relationship. Their are plenty of options available, including getting married in the atrium with adjoining rooms for dancing and banquets.
Howard Johnson Hotel – Victoria
Located along the Galloping Goose Trail, minutes from Victoria’s Inner Harbour and the downtown core, the Howard Johnson Hotel in Victoria is a budget-friendly location that can reach all of your needs. They offer clean comfortable rooms with all the amenities, affordable rates, and award winning service.
In fact, this particular location has been the winner of the the Howard Johnson franchise 2006-2010 GOLD AWARD for service and quality. They offer large banquet space and catering is available for weddings, and other perks include a heated outdoor pool, indoor hot tub, and exercise facilities complete with treadmill and universal gym for your stay.