16 of Victoria’s Most Beautiful Wedding Venues

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2. Bring your wedding dreams to life with the idyllic views of Villa Eyrie Resort. Whether you’re looking for an intimate or grand celebration, Villa Eyrie provides a charming blend of both. Commit to one another in the sky, with the sea below; basking in the panoramic views of the Olympic Mountains, Mount Baker, and the Saanich Inlet.

3. Torn between having a small wedding or a bigger one? Can’t decide between tieing the knot by the water, in a garden with a waterfall, or overlooking the Victoria’s picturesque harbour? Have no fear, for Victoria has a stunning hotel and wedding destination that does it all: the award-winning Inn at Laurel Point. Throw in skillful wedding planners and staff to look after you, several different wedding packages, and even deconstructed cake tastings to find that perfect flavour of buttercream, you can be confident that you and your guests will be in exceptional hands. 

4.  Let the beautiful Oak Bay Beach Hotel design your love story on your special day. A breathtaking luxury wedding venue, their outdoor ceremony site are called the Seaside Gardens, and it overlooks the Juan de Fuca Strait with unobstructed ocean views framed by snow-capped Mount Baker. Receptions are held in the David Foster Foundation Theatre – a grand, heritage room adorned with mahogany wood accents, hanging chandeliers, and floor to ceiling windows.

 

FRESH & CREATIVE

5. With over 3000 square feet of open-concept event space, the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson is an intriguing, stylish choice for your big day. Polished concrete floors, rugged concrete pillars, and high ceilings with exposed metal are just some of the features of this contemporary, urban space. The atmosphere can be tailored to hold the precise wedding or reception style that you’ve been envisioning.

6. Koi fish, an indoor-outdoor jungle oasis, fairy lights, and a rooftop garden terrace await you at the Parkside Hotel & Spa – an excellent choice for the creative and contemporary couple. From rooftop celebrations around the fire pit to family slideshow gatherings in the private theatre, their location—just steps from the Inner Harbour—has an inviting, “feels-like-home” type of charm.

7. Did you know the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria can be rented out as an event space? Hosting cocktail parties, receptions, and formal dinners, the Spencer Mansion of the AGGV can accommodate up to 80 people for a sit-down event, and up to 150 people for a cocktail reception. Aligning well with the artistic, heritage-loving types, The Spencer Mansion offers a period-restored dining room, reception room and ornately wood-paneled foyer. You can feel happy about where your wedding budget is going; all proceed go directly towards exhibitions and programming at the Gallery.

OUTDOOR

8. Feel the coastal breeze in your hair, and sand in your toes on the beautiful beach-y grounds of The Beach House.  If sand and ocean is not the scene you’re seeking, you can say “I do” perched on a grassy bluff overlooking Haro Straight and the San Juan Islands. Need an indoor space? The Beach House has you covered with an open-concept floor plan and plenty of banquet furniture on-site. 

9. Tie the knot in the magic and tranquility of over 9 acres of botanical garden space. With space for up to 100 guests, the Gardens at HCP brings a unique, colourful natural venue to Victoria’s catalogue of spaces, winning the Best Elopement Experience and Best Unique Wedding Venue – Finalist in 2019. Here, you can expect sparkling waters in the background, a fragrant eucalyptus tree in the foreground, and joyous birdsong accompanying your vows.

HISTORIC SITES

10. A marriage at Hatley Park National Historic Site, on Royal Roads University’s grounds would be nothing short from a fairytale wedding. Deemed a National Historic Site, Hatley Castle was built by James Dunsmuir, a wealthy coal barron who lived a privileged life on the grounds with his wife and ten children. Have your first dance in their historic Ball Room, celebrate your love in their heritage gardens, and gaze out at unparalleled ocean views. Here, the two of you will feel like true royalty.  

11. As one of the most historic hotels of Victoria, the Pendray Inn and Teahouse sets a beautiful stage to tie the knot at. Formerly known as the Gatsby Mansion, the Pendrays started to build their estate in 1890. Nowadays, the iconic building and grounds are known as the perfect venue to celebrate old-school romance. Bonus: you can spoil your guests with an elegant reception or meal vouchers at the on-site Pendray Tea House!

12. So many one-of-a-kind moments happen here, in British Columbia’s capital. For a truly unique outdoor space, look no further than Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site. Hold your ceremony on the cliff of Lower Battery, overlooking the historic Fisgard Lighthouse; or find the perfect grove of trees for a more intimate event. With attractive grounds and plenty of interesting buildings that guests can explore before or after the ceremony, your wedding will be one your party is talking about for years to come.

Cideries & Vineyards

13. Located just 20 minutes outside of Victoria, Church & State Wines is a spectacular outdoor wedding and event destination. Their full-time Events Team will make your special day as stress-free as possible, while their Events Manager will coordinate your catering and bartending needs. Two beautiful outdoor and one indoor ceremony sites are in their catalogue, all offering sweeping views of the vineyard and its surrounding wilderness.

14. Another highly sought-after wedding avenue in Greater Victoria is Sea Cider Farm + Ciderhouse. The breathtaking atmosphere is rural yet modern, rustic yet polished, with a variety of packages available and highly customizable style. With catering available by Truffles Catering, Toque, and Food for Thought Catering, and craft beverages provided by Sea Cider themselves, it’ll be the West Coast wedding of your dreams!

OFF THE BEATEN PATH – WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

15. Arbutus Cove is the perfect place in Victoria to hold wedding or engagement photos. A tranquil ocean-side escape, Arbutus Cove – appropriately named – is framed by over-arching red Arbutus trees watching over a rocky shoreline that extends into the sea. If you want an array of mountain shots as well, consider hiking up nearby Mount Douglas during sunset. 

16. We’re convinced that the world’s prettiest sunsets and sunrises can be seen along Dallas Road. Another great location for wedding and engagement photography, you can choose between grassy hills, rocky oceanside beaches, Ogden Point Breakwater, or even a staircase leading into the ocean. Your photographs will look effortless and timeless, capturing the humbling sensation you two may have felt during your first date.

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