Victoria BC Wedding Venues
This is an in-progress list of wedding venues in Greater Victoria. 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. Use the category links below to jump to a certain type of venue.
View the venues by location on this Google Map of Greater Victoria wedding venues.
If you can’t find something you love in Greater Victoria, check out other nearby areas using the menu above. There are lots of amazing venues on Vancouver Island and beyond.
Restaurants :: Bed & Breakfasts and Inns :: Hotels :: Other
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. Note: there are a lot of this style of venue farther up Vancouver Island, so be sure to check out the Vancouver Island Wedding Venues page too.
Capacity: up to 300 seated
Events: ceremonies, receptions, elopements
Spaces: cozy, private dining room;large, open bistro; barrel room; outside next to a pond or on hillside overlooking vineyard
Catering: full kitchen with custom menu and full service bar
Glenrosa Farm (Venue)
Megan and Joe’s August 2016 Sea Cider wedding
Kelsey and Jared’s August 2016 wedding ceremony and reception
Sara and Michael’s rainy September 2015 wedding at Sea Cider
Sarica and Mukul’s colourful August 2015 wedding at Sea Cider (with ceremony in the field)
Shannon and Eric’s August 2014 DIY wedding at Sea Cider
Kristin and Dylan’s June 2014 wedding
Megan and Devin’s June 2012 fun wedding
Ashley and Bryan’s August 2011 elegant wedding
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
Spaces: ceremonies usually take place on the ciderhouse deck with guests seated indoors; tent or ciderhouse reception and usually dancing in the ciderhouse
Catering: partnered with three 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.
Up to 50 guests.
I love a wedding at a different sort of venue, which tends to come along with some amazing, unique photo opportunities.
4o7 Events Venue (Venue)
Indoor venue with waterfront patio.
Ceremony capacity is 814 guests.
Reception – up to 80 seated or up to 150 cocktail
An elegant setting for intimate weddings. The garden is beautiful for summer ceremonies and the galleries are perfect for artistic portraits.
This isn’t a venue, but consider it if a friend/family member has a large yard. Backyards are the perfect place to put your own personal spin on the traditional wedding.
Here are some good sources of rental tents/seating/etc: Pedersens in Victoria, Black and White Party Rentals in Parksville. A great wedding planner is also a huge help for these types of weddings – check out Blue Lily Event Planning.
Brittany and Mark’s September 2016 backyard wedding
Eve and Jon’s August 2014 intimate backyard wedding
Claire and Pat’s May 2014 small and fun backyard wedding
Nicole and Andrew’s August 2012 elegant Galiano Island oceanfront backyard wedding
Courtenay and Patrick’s July 2012 beautiful Gordon Head backyard wedding
Jen and Sean’s July 2012 playful Mill Bay oceanfront backyard wedding
Deanna and Jay’s June 2012 intimate backyard wedding ceremony
Fort Common (Venue)
Capacity: 150 people. Downtown courtyard.
Ceremony – up to 80 seated; Reception seating varies
Reception – up to 80 seated or up to 300 cocktail
Penthouse reception – up to 80 guests
Gardens and Parks
A fancier spin on the rustic venue options above, or for ceremonies only at a low cost (see Saxe Point).
Wedding season of January 15th to March 31st. Stand-up ceremonies and receptions in the Spring Prelude indoor garden for up to 60 guests, and seated receptions in the Dining Room Restaurant.
Goldstream Provincial Park (Venue)
Perfect for amazing, non-wedding-style food. These venues tend to have a more urban feel and don’t need as much decorating as a ballroom might, but still offer shelter from the elements. These are typically used as reception-only venues.
Deep Cove Chalet (Venue)
Capacity is 125 guests. Luncheon weddings (indoor/outdoor ceremony and reception).
Reception – up to 50 seated
Reception – up to 250 seated, plus more intimate settings.
Union Pacific Coffee (Venue) – downtown Victoria
Bed & Breakfasts and Inns
These venues are best for smaller weddings and tend to be fancier than hotel ballrooms.
Capacity – 30 people
Beaconsfield Inn (Venue)
Up to 75 guests for ceremony and reception.
Camosun College (Wedding Info)
Up to 70 guests.
Ceremony – up to 180 guests; Reception – up to 120 seated or 200 cocktail, plus more intimate spaces
Ceremony and reception – up to 20 guests
The Latch Inn (Venue)
The Lodge at Weir’s Beach (Venue) – Metchosin
Sweet Serenity Retreat (Venue) – Sooke
Ceremonies and seated receptions for up to 400 guests.
Reception – up to 120 seated
Reception – up to 250 seated
Cora and Josh’s May 2015 geeky yet elegant reception
Jeff and Rod’s May 2014 wedding and reception
John and Barry’s June 2012 intimate wedding and dinner
Teal and Mollie’s April 2011 dinner reception and portraits
Pamela and Stephen’s April 2010 library elopement
Reception – up to 500 seated
Reception – up to 200 seated
Michelle and Cory’s November 2016 elopement
Deb and Alan’s October 2016 intimate hotel room wedding
Solmaz and Sasha’s summer 2015 elopement
Kirsten and Jamie’s August 2012 classy & fun wedding
Ainsley and Nathaniel’s September 2012 restaurant reception
Kyle and Kent’s December 2010 intimate wedding
Amy and Rachel’s June 2010 outdoor elopement
Up to 300 guests for ceremonies and cocktail receptions.
Ambrosia Conference and Event Centre (Venue)
Capital City Yacht Club (Venue)
Capacity – 75 guests, cocktail style. Available 5pm to midnight.
Capacity is 350 guests.
Esquimalt Navy Base
Several different buildings, most on the water with balconies and large windows. I believe you need to know someone in the military to use these spaces.
If you’re looking to have a very large wedding in Victoria, this is the place. Capacity is approximately 600 guests.
Metchosin Community House (Venue) – Metchosin
Prospect Lake Community Hall
St. Ann’s has a few spaces you can use for your ceremony: the classic chapel, an old-fashioned theatre, and the Novitiate Garden. Receptions can also be held in the garden, but must end early in the evening.
Strawberry Vale & District Community Club (Venue) – View Royal
Shannon and Sean’s August 2014 wedding reception
Jessica and Edward’s July 2013 wedding reception at the Union Club
Marla and Scott’s classy and fun May 2013 reception
Jessica and Steve’s October 2010 reception
Reception – up to 200 seated or 350 cocktail
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