Posted on 21 Aug
A memorable day calls for an epic venue, and these spots on Vancouver Island promise to provide truly unforgettable settings. Here are three of our favorites, plus recommendations for three top-rated local vendors.
BIRD'S EYE COVE FARM - Located in the Cowichan Valley in Victoria amidst rolling hills, cliffs and tranquil ocean views, this 300-acre farm’s 1,710-square-foot timber frame barn can accommodate up to 150 guests.
Plus, the farm’s bounty of organic produce, eggs, Highland beef, Berkshire pork and preserves, can be incorporated into your wedding day menu.
NOISY ACRES GARDEN ESTATES - This Vancouver Island venue near Yellowpoint offers a naturally beautiful backyard setting rife with blooming flowers and lush foliage. Pre or post ceremony, guests (the venue accommodates up to 100) can explore the gorgeous grounds’ fire pit, gazebos, arbours, waterfalls, ponds and horseshoe and bocce pitches.
WICKANINNISH INN - Nestled in Tofino on the gorgeous, rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, the Wickaninnish Inn blends heritage and rustic elegance with untamed natural beauty. Flanked by ancient rainforest and the Pacific Ocean, Wickaninnish can be a true escape for you and your wedding guests—book them a West Coast Sacred Sea spa treatment at the Ancient Cedars Spa, surf lessons or a boat tour of Clayoquot Sound.
FARM GATE FOODS - Food is a key element of crafting an enjoyable wedding event—aside from the day’s more sentimental moments, it’s often the thing guests remember most. To ensure the food on your big day is flawless, call in Farm Gate Foods, they source locally-grown organic ingredients and apply them to family-style or plated wedding meals. Be sure to try their wild salmon cakes, smoked chicken and fennel sausage and ricotta donuts with fig syrup.
TWIST OF FATE CRAFT COCKTAILS - Put your faith in the cocktail-savvy team at Twist of Fate, which will arrive with a custom-built cedar-topped bar, high-quality glassware and at least two experienced pros to shake and blend cocktails and mocktails. Plus, these mixologists use premium local products, like Sheringham Distillery, De Vine Spirits, Phillips Brewery & Fermentorium, and Odd Society Spirits.
KVD PHOTOGRAPHY - Lauded for her amazing service and revered for her unique perspective, Prince George native Kaylyn Van Driesum’s portrait and photo stills are sure to capture memories you and your partner will treasure for years to come—and their importance is not lost on Kaylyn. “A wedding album is...the one thing that increases in value over time,” she writes on her webpage. “That’s why I choose to call it an investment.”