Vancouver Island BC Wedding Venues
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 (feel free to ask me questions about these venues), plus some info and links to all of the venues. If you can’t find your dream venue, check out the links to other nearby areas above.
View the venues by location on this Google Map of Vancouver Island wedding venues.
Restaurants :: Bed & Breakfasts and Inns :: Hotels :: Other
Wineries, Cideries, and Farms
Bird’s Eye Cove Farm (Venue) – Duncan
Empress Acres (Venue) – Nanaimo
Astunning 69-acre farm with picturesque mountain and pastoral views. Vacation rental suite available.
Up to 175 guests. Beautiful spot for an outdoor ceremony and rustic reception, including a luxurious suite for the couple and camping for guests.
Ashley and William’s May 2016 ceremony and reception
Alison and Philip’s 2015 intimate afternoon ceremony
Catriona and Marco’s fun and creative summer 2015 wedding
Megan and Luke’s August 2014 wedding
Katie and Justin’s June 2014 wedding
Shauna and Dan’s April 2014 wedding ceremony
Nicole and Carlos’s September 2013 wedding
Robyn and Steve’s September 2012 beautiful DIY wedding
Up to 150 guests for ceremonies and receptions.
Up to 175 guests for receptions in a tent.
Beautiful rustic venue, including a chapel that seats 90. Proceeds go towards a non-profit that provides Horticultural Therapy and vocational training for people with physical, mental, and emotional challenges.
Elopements and weddings up to 50 guests.
Accessible by seaplane from Vancouver or a 30 minute boat ride from Tofino, the resort is an exclusive eco-safari destination, featuring a wide array of outdoor adventures from horseback riding to whale watching. Weddings can happen on a white sandy beach, in lush fern gardens, in a marquee tent, or inside or on the decks surrounding the Timber Cookhouse. “The greatest successes come at the hands of those inclined to work with our natural surroundings. Mixing old and new traditions, and combining contemporary elements with those found in nature is our specialty.”
Seated receptions for up to 150 guests and theatre-style seating for up to 180 guests.
Ceremonies and receptions up to 225 guests.
Various sites, including the visitor centre, courtyard, festival tent, lumber deck, and Nikkei Theatre tent.
Ceremonies and receptions with up to 300 guests, or 100 guests for a seated reception.
Lakefront beach or timber-framed barn ceremonies, plus receptions for up to 125 guests.
Gardens & Parks
Ladysmith Amphitheatre at Transfer Beach Park (Venue) – Ladysmith
Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park (Venue) – Parksville
Shawnigan Gardens (Venue) – Shawnigan Lake
The Crow and Gate Pub (Venue) – Nanaimo
Bed & Breakfasts and Inns
Weddings up to 40 people.
A Cottage & A Castle (Venue) – Chemainus
Crown Mansion Boutique Hotel and Villas (Venue) – Qualicum Beach
Dolphins Resort (Venue) – Campbell River
Ceremonies and receptions up to 150 guests.
Up to 50 guests for ceremonies and receptions.
Offers beach ceremonies and intimate receptions, featuring locally-sourced cuisine.
Panorama Bed and Breakfast (Venue) – Chemainus
Shawnigan Lake Rental (Venue) – Shawnigan Lake
Rental suite on the lake, available for backyard weddings of up to 60 guests. Note: images provided by owner.
A Snug Harbour Inn (Venue) – Ucluelet
Sun Lotus Guest House (Venue) – Duncan
Terrace Beach Resort (Venue) – Ucluelet
Hotels and Resorts
Up to 400 guests in various sized areas throughout the property.
The Bavarian Centre (Venue) – Port Alberni
Courtenay Fish and Game Club (Venue) – Courtenay
Pheasant Glen Golf Resort (Venue) – Qualicum Beach
Quw’utsun’ Cultural and Conference Centre (Venue) – Duncan