This is an illustrated list of rustic wedding venues in Victoria, BC, including wineries, cideries, and farms. I’ve included links to the venues and their wedding information pages, along with links to blog posts from weddings I’ve photographed there.
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.
Bilston Creek Farm
Bilston Creek Farm is surrounded by lavender fields and forest. Have your ceremony outdoors among the trees, cocktail hour at the Orchard Pub, and your reception outside and in the timber-frame barn. Guests can stay over in the farmhouse and safari tents.
Church and State Winery
Church and State is an elegant spin on the rustic venue, featuring a large, modern bistro, along with a big field for ceremonies and beautiful vineyard for photos.
Capacity: up to 300
Events: ceremonies, receptions, elopements
Spaces: cozy, private dining room; large, open bistro; barrel room; ceremonies outside next to a pond or on hillside overlooking vineyard
Catering: full kitchen with custom menu and full service bar
Photography notes: check out the huge tree across from the main entrance for portraits
Deep Cove Winery
Deep Cove winery features a large, bright event space nestled among a picturesque vineyard and forest.
Kildara Farm is a beautiful farm in Deep Cove with an ocean view, orchard, English country gardens, and various event spaces.
Events: ceremonies, receptions
Spaces: outdoor ceremonies, newly renovated barn for receptions, barn loft for getting ready
Catering: bring your own caterer
Photography Notes: really pretty light upstairs (and a break from summer heat) in the barn for getting ready or portraits. Lots of variety for outdoor portraits.
Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Check out Botanica and Bloom’s great blog post about Sea Cider, which includes a video tour.
Capacity: up to 50 seated or 100 cocktail in Ciderhouse; up to 120 seated or 160 cocktail in marquis tent
Events: ceremonies, receptions
Season: tent from mid-April to mid-October; ciderhouse year-round – they’re working on adding a structure for year-round weddings
Spaces: ceremonies usually take place on the ciderhouse deck with guests seated indoors or in their forest ceremony space; tent or ciderhouse reception and usually dancing in the ciderhouse
Catering: partnered with four great catering companies; provides cider in the ciderhouse and bring your own drinks/license in the tent
Services: day of co-ordination and help with planning; beverage services; set-up and clean-up
Photography notes: Plenty of great outdoor spaces for portraits from the orchard to the forest; lighting in the ciderhouse is unflattering, but can be adjusted and DJ lights look awesome for dancing.
Starling Lane Vineyard
“The Starling Lane Vineyard site is a fabulous and most picturesque ceremony setting. You may choose from several ceremony settings at key locations on the site. There are also both indoor and outdoor reception spaces for you to use.”