When it comes to your wedding, choosing a venue for the ceremony and reception is no easy task. Would you like to be wed by the sea, in a sea of flowers or in the majestic company of architectural masterpieces? For some inspiration, scroll through these ideas and follow our wedding Pinterest board.
Sea Side - An Ocean of Love
Let the ocean breeze carry your vows to your friends and family. Say your "I do's" in front of a stunning backdrop of wind, water and surrounding islands at the Best Western Premier Prestige Oceanfront Resorts in Sooke. Alternatively, stay in Victoria and arrange for a horse-drawn carriage to sweep you off to your ceremony. Get wed overlooking the ocean at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel or call in Canada's Most Romantic City as a witness at the Inn at Laurel Point, the Fairmont Empress or the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa. Wherever you decide to host your ceremony, the stunning ocean views are bound to have your family tearing up before you even walk down the aisle.
Gardens of Paradise - Let Your Love Bloom
Get lost in the beauty of Victoria's lush gardens. Surrounded by blooming cherry trees and fragrant tulips, hold your ceremony in the colourful Spring Prelude indoor garden at Butchart Gardens and celebrate with a delicious menu of local cuisine. For an outdoor garden wedding, enjoy the intimacy of Abkhazi Gardens, secluded yet only minutes from downtown Victoria, or pick one of several perfect onsite locations at the Gardens at HCP. If you'd like something a little different, a little exotic and absolutely lovely, hold your ceremony at the Butterfly Gardens.
Historic Character Locations - Made to Last
Home to beautiful castles and historic landmarks, Victoria is the perfect setting for a truly Victorian wedding. If you're looking to get married in a church, step into Christ Church Cathedral and enter the next chapter in your life with classic elegance. Alternatively, step back in time with a ceremony at Point Ellice House or St. Ann's Academy. For the most stunning of all weddings, consider the intimacy of the English Inn, the historic charm of Craigdarroch Castle or the grandeur of Hatley Castle.
Picturesque Retreat - Love Knows no Borders
Spend your day with family and friends in a location so beautiful that nobody will want to run off for a quick trip to Starbucks. Settle the beer and wine debate once and for all with a stunning selection of ciders at Merridale's beautiful orchard or the Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse. Or just celebrate with wine so good that you'll have everyone convinced that Church & State Wines was the perfect venue for your big day. If you're looking for a more secluded experience, get married at the Sooke Harbour House or find a cute chapel on Salt Spring Island for the ceremony before holding your reception at Hastings House.