This is an in-progress list of wedding venues in Cowichan Valley (Cobble Hill, Mill Bay, Duncan, Lake Cowichan, Chemainus, Maple Bay), Central Vancouver Island (Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Port Alberni), North Vancouver Island (Comox, Courtenay, Campbell River), and the Pacific Rim (Tofino, Port Alberni, Ucluelet).
I’ve included photos and links to weddings I’ve shot at the venues I’ve worked at (and the occasional photo from the venue owner), plus some info and links to all of the venues.
Scroll down to get a quick overview of all venues on Vancouver Island (excluding Greater Victoria). Use the category links below to jump to a page with more in-depth information on a certain type of venue.
Wineries, Cideries, and Farms
These venues are great for that rustic vibe, which can make an elegant event feel more organic and a fun event feel even more inviting. They’re perfect for having both ceremony and reception, along with a great portrait session, without even leaving the venue. Click here to see more in-depth info on these rustic venues on Vancouver Island.
I love a wedding at a different sort of venue, which tends to come along with some amazing, unique photo opportunities. These venues usually provide an interesting spot for portraits, along with the ceremony and/or reception Click here to see more in-depth info on these unique venues on Vancouver Island.
BC Forest Discovery Centre
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
Maritime Heritage Centre
McLean Mill National Historic Site
Mount Washington Alpine Resort
Strathcona Park Lodge and Outdoor Education Centre
Gardens and Parks
Gardens and parks are beautiful venues from spring to fall, and even during winter if you don’t mind the possibility of rain. Click here for more in-depth info on garden and park wedding venues on Vancouver Island.
Restaurant venues are great for non-traditional wedding food and they often come with a low or no rental fee. Click here for more in-depth info on restaurant wedding venues on Vancouver Island.
Bed & Breakfasts and Inns
Bed & breakfast and inns provide a cozier, less traditional alternative to hotels. Click here for more in-depth info on bed & breakfast and inn wedding venues on Vancouver Island.
The Cabins at Terrace Beach
A Cottage & A Castle
Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park
Haig-Brown Heritage House
Kiwi Cove Lodge
Long Beach Lodge Resort
Middle Beach Lodge
Panorama Bed and Breakfast
Seasons Above the Bay
Two Eagles Lodge
Hotels and Resorts
Hotels and resorts are a full-service option with catering, furnishings, and even a place for your guests to stay overnight. Click here for more in-depth info on hotel and resort wedding venues on Vancouver Island.
Anchor Inn and Suites
The Beach Club Resort
Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
Coast Bastion Inn
Crown Isle Resort
Grand Hotel Nanaimo
Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa
Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay
Pacific Sands Beach Resort
Quality Resort Bayside
Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort and Conference Centre
Below are venues that don’t fit into any of the categories above. These include golf clubs, community halls, and conference centres. Click here for more in-depth info on other wedding venues on Vancouver Island.
Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
The Bavarian Centre
Cottonwood Golf Course
Cowichan Exhibition Grounds
Duncan Meadows Golf Club
Eaglecrest Golf Club
Fairwinds Golf and Country Club
Nanaimo Hornets Rugby Club
Parksville Community Conference Centre
Pheasant Glen Golf Resort
Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course
Vancouver Island Conference Centre
Click on the links below for more in-depth info on the selected type of venue, including photos, details, and links to blogs posts for weddings I photographed there.
If you own or work for a venue that’s not listed here, feel free to get in touch with some info about it and I’ll add it.