Vancouver Island, BC
Vancouver Island is known for its warm hospitality, breathtaking scenery, and amazing attractions, making it a top destination for any wedding or romantic getaway. It is located along Canada's West Coast, a Mecca of tranquil islands, pristine coastlines, and emerald forests, beaches that stretch for miles, majestic mountains with sun-catching glaciers, all within parklike settings. It offers everything you need for that perfect day, and here are some of our favorite resources to get you started.
Vancouver Island and BC Tourism This website provides you with everything you need to explore Victoria, Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Sunshine Coast of BC, including Sooke, Nanaimo, Campbell River, Port Hardy, Tofino, Comox Valley, Pacific Rim, Saltspring Island and Quadra Island. Information on Vancouver Island is abundant here, including Travel and Tourism, Accommodation, Attractions, Real Estate, Outdoor Adventure and Recreation; Golf, Skiing, Kayaking, Whale Watching, and more.
Vancouver Island Vacation Guide This free online travel guide pinpoints all of the details for your next trip to the coast, including info by region and season. Consider their long list of events and festivals, family ideas, culture planning, marine and land activities, spa and wellness, and more.
Vancouver Island Explore a long list of accommodations, culture and history sources, top dining options, driving routes, things to do and see, transportation maps, and various connections to free planning guides.
Arbutus Photography Arbutus Photography the fastest growing photography company in Victoria and on Vancouver Island. From their award winning website to the modern look and feel, along with many affordable options, they are an excellent choice for your big day. They also offer full and multi-day packages, as well as a wedding videographer. Videography packages are combined with photography packages, however, inquire for custom options.
Ocean Front Suites at Cowichan Bay The Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay is home to 56 spacious sweets with bedrooms, bathrooms, living and dining areas, and kitchenettes. It is located in the heart of Cowichan Valley, right between Victoria and Nanaimo. They offer a wide variety of wedding services and packages.
Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Empress Ranked as one of the top spas in Canada, the Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Empress offers many services, as well as a complimentary Spa Ritual, which includes a Finnish Steam Room, detoxifying hot Sauna, and soothing Hungarian Thermal Mineral Bath. Services can also be bundled with various wedding packages.
Sapphire Day Spa This Ayurvedic focused spa offers ancient eastern traditions mixed with current needs in the modern world. They provide an authentic spa experience devoted to the self-improvement and renewal that you need. Their services include using organic ingredients such as flowers, berries and herbs such as lotus, rose, cedar, sage, lavender, blueberries, sesame, saffron, mint and seaweed in our treatments, and offer Ayurvedic treatments, massage therapies and skin care.
Rook & Rose Floral Design Boutique Rook & Rose believes that your wedding day will be extra special with what they can offer. They can offer you ideas and concepts, or go with what you've already got planned. Their passionate designers will work closely with you to create the perfect floral accents for your big day. They also offer complementary in-store consultations to ensure that each and every detail can be carefully selected.
Beach Club Resort The Beach Club Resort is equipped to hold ceremonies and receptions for up to 150 guests. They have a beautiful beachfront location, experienced Sales and Catering Team and will work with you to personalize your ceremony, reception, catering menu and any special touches that will help you make your wedding day memorable.
Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa/strong> he Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa is set against the stunning backdrop of an award-winning golf course, and home to an elegant 4,629-square-foot Bear Mountain Ballroom that can seat up to 750 guests for reception style and easily divides into three spaces for more intimate banquets of up to 300.
Tigh-Na-Mara Resort Located in Parksville on Vancouver Island, Tigh-Na-Mara is a West Coast haven. The 22 acre Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre is an all-season destination with 192 unique log constructed accommodation units, three restaurants and an award-winning spa.The ocean-front location is perfect for any ceremony or reception.
Sante Spa Sante Spa at the Beacons Field Inn uses nature-inspired elements to bring you the services you deserve. The award-winning spa is close to downtown, and offers many spa treatments for relaxation, discovery, renewal and spiritual awakening. They use locally cultivated ingredients such as coastal sea kelp, northern clay, and lavender in their treatments, all centered around your well-being. They also offer packages for three or more people.
Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort's Spa Voted as "Best Spa" by Victoria's News Group's 'Best of the City Awards' for 15 consecutive years, the Spa at Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe is a European style spa, offering Eminence Organics facials, body wraps and scrubs, and Wilma Schumann anti-aging facials. They have many hydrotherapy treatments, nail treatments, waxing, and makeup application. They also specialize in weddings, including a group pedicure room, and make up application for you and your bridal party.
Hastings House Hastings House Country House Hotel is a small, waterfront country resort, restaurant, and spa. It sits on a luxurious 22 acres on the waterfront of Ganges Harbour, located on Salt Spring Island in BC. It delivers the perfect balance of fine dining, wellness, relaxation, and luxury amongst the natural beauty of BC.
Poet's Cove Resort and Spa Poet's Cove Resort and Spa is the premier luxury resort in the Gulf Islands. With its full service marina, it is tucked away on Pender Island in BC, set amid the natural beauty of the area. They offer many wedding options, including weddings for up to 100 people in the Seaglass Ballroom, outdoor receptions on the Garden Terrance or dockside, and smaller intimate ceremonies in the cottages and beach.
Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour The award winning Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour is home to a Marriott Certified Wedding Planner, qualified to coordinate weddings of all types, including ethnic and military weddings. They help with every detail, including budget, menu, tables, florists, photograph, and more. The elegant Pacific Ballroom is the perfect location for those looking for luxury, but any of the five modern meeting rooms can do the job, too.
Crown Isle Resort The Resort Centre and golf course at Crown Isle offer an array of function rooms offers you flexibility for intimate or grandiose wedding receptions. Our expert catering staff can tailor a menu suited to your specific needs, and they also house the latest in state-of-the-art audio/video equipment. There are also beautiful on-site accommodation for your guests
Alexander's Music Service Specializing in weddings, Alexander's Music Service is a high-end company with systems come equipped with basic lighting and a large library of music to accommodate the varied musical tastes of your guests. The duo acts as your Master of Ceremonies and help you plan and co-ordinate the Reception so the evening flows smoothly. Wedding packages include The Gold Package, Platinum Package, the Basic Ceremony Package and the Custom Ceremony Package. They also offer other custom packages.
Weddings West Weddings West is a Wedding Planning Directory dedicated to helping folks heading to Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba & Saskatchewan with their big day. Users can find all the "city-specific" businesses they need with their detailed Wedding Planning Directory.
Studio 7 Dance Club Located downtown in the old A&B sound building, the experienced instructors at Studio 7 teach American and International styles of ballroom dance through both private and group classes 6 days a week. They offer lessons to couples and groups with a wedding in mind, including that beautiful first dance choreographed to your special song. They also offer a wide variety of packages.
Details Special Event Planning and Decor The staff at Details Special Event planning know that the big day needs to be representative of you and your new life as a couple. You have the ideas, you know what you want, and they will help you plan a wedding that exceeds your dreams but not your budget. Whether your personal style is contemporary, classic, traditional, whimsical, romantic, they have everything need to combine with your gown, the atmosphere, the menu, and more. Packages are offered, including full and partial options.
Arthur Murray Dance Studio The Arthur Murray Dance School believes that making your first dance memorable is key. Their trained instructors will give you the knowledge and confidence you need in just a few fun easy lessons... and you'll shine in front of all of your guests!
Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa is perfect for small groups with a passion for adventure and relaxation. With over 2,000 square feet of versatile celebration space, including a seaside terrace and ocean view boardroom, The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa offers unique and intimate venues for groups as small as 6 or as large as 60.They also offer catering options.
Church and State Wines Church & State Wines Victoria is a magical place that has hosted intimate to large weddings and receptions. West coast architecture meets vineyard beauty in the beautiful Saanich Peninsula surrounded by vineyards, all around a 25-acre estate, 2 minutes from the famed Butchart Gardens. They are home to 22,000 sq. ft. on two floors, a wrap-around patio, and 25-acres of outdoor space.
Roy's Photography Nationally accredited by the Professional Photographers of Canada for the amazing wedding photography, Colleen Boak of Roy's Photography creates amd captures sophisticated images that her clients will enjoy forever. Her energetic, enthusiastic approach to photography helps her to capture beautiful artistic images of your wedding. She is open and available to meet all of your needs with various packages.
Poppy Photography Photographer Tamara is a gifted talent offering you everything you need and more for your wedding day. Basic sessions include 90 minutes of photography time, along with talent and digital enhanced photos for up to 5 people and a 11x14 print of your favorite image, an online viewing gallery of your images, a minimum of 25 edited images will be presented for viewing, and more! Contact for details regarding wedding packages.
Fetching Image Photography The team at Fetching Image Photography offer affordable all-inclusive package that include the rights for our clients to print their own images. Most packages include 8 hours of wedding day coverage/full day sessions, a minimum of 300 wedding images, a two hour engagement session with a minimum of 25 images, a personal online photo gallery, and a five dvd photo set. Inquire for more details on package options.
Lara Eichhorn Photography Lara Eichhorn brings poetry into her photos. She seeks a story, interesting emotion, personality, and joy, aiming for interesting compositions, colours, great light, and beauty. Her goal is to tell your unique love story. She is prompt and friendly, and wants her clients to be able to give a glowing recommendation of me to all of their friends, and really mean it.
Curtis Pelletier Photography Curtis Pelletier is committed to his art and his clients, seeking those perfect, one-of-a-kind images that reflect your personality and style. He uses a mix of photojournalism, candid, and fine-art portraiture style, working to document those important moments with the most interesting, truthful and beautiful perspective. Many packages are available.
Island Photobooth Island Photobooth is proud to be Vancouver Island's original photo booth rental service. Based in the Comox Valley and Victoria, BC, Island Photobooth serves the entire Big Island, Whistler, and the Lower Mainland. Their authentic Model 12 Classic and Model 12 Deluxe Photo Booths are in a class of their own and are featured at the Oscars, the Ellen Degeneres Show, and at A-list celebrity events around the world. The popular Model 12 booth has the look and feel of an authentic vintage photo booth yet features high-tech digital touch screen technology on the inside. The result: personalized custom graphics on the photos, ultra sharp prints and a super fast delivery time.
Bigtime Special Enterprises Premier DJ Service Bigtime Special Enterprises is a premiere DJ Service, Photo Booth and Equipment rental provider operating on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. They have an experienced team with the right know how and equipment to service your wedding, and guarantee you will have an event to remember.
Olympic View Golf Club Owned and operated by GolfBC, Olympic View Golf Club is located just 20 minutes from downtown Victoria on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and rated the #20 Best Golf Experience in Canada and USA West, Fairways and Greens Magazine 2006 and previously ranked within the Top 35 Public Golf Courses in Canada and Top 50 Golf Courses in Canada by the Golf Course Ranking Magazine and Score Golf Magazine. They are known for wonderful weddings, with a team of professionals pleased to assist you from the initial planning and pricing through to the event day coordination. Packages available.
Elephant Flowers Floral Design Elephant Flowers is a studio based floral design service in Victoria, BC, providing unique and memorable pieces for all occasions, including weddings. They understand that wedding flowers are all about you and your own personal style and taste, and want to work with you to detail what will work best with your wedding. Regardless if you have a large or small budget, are looking for elaborate or very simplistic, her guarantee is to have your wedding florals reflect you on your perfect day.
En Vied Events Owner and decorator Tricia brings over 10 years of experience in the Wedding Industry. Formally located in Winnipeg and known as Best Wedding Decor, she also serves Vancouver Island and the surrounding area. At En Vied Events exclusive attention to your wedding and decor vision is our pleasure. They specialize in full service decor that includes concept and design with set-up of all aspects of Wedding decor. We love creating custom backdrops, head table decor, guest table decor, and ceiling draping and decor. Their product line includes chair covers, crystal chiavari chairs, chair sashes, table linen, and a wide range of glass ware to create your custom design, adding more and staying on top of all of the newest trends.
Decorate Victoria with Huff ‘N Puff Party Stuff This special event decor company has everything you need, from gorgeous backdrops, elegant table decor and centerpieces, magical ceilings, and all of the details in between. Regardless of your theme, they have everything from simple and elegant to fantasy and fun. Using tulling, mini lights, ivy and flower garlands, fabrics, bow balloons and much more, their goal is to create a unique custom decor for the wedding of your dreams.
Truffles Catering Group Understanding that this is one of the most important days in your lives, Truffles Catering will listen to your desires and design an event with you that fulfills your vision and delights you and your guests. The options are endless; from venue to style to format to menu, they can tailor make your day to fit you and your budget, helping you celebrate this momentous occasion with flawless attention to detail. Details include food, venue, decor, bar, floral, cakes, services, and more. Every aspect is tailored to your specifications, needs and budget, and they also offer Early Booking Incentives.
Melting Moments Catering At Melting Moments Catering they will create your perfect menu and address all of your reception needs, including table & chair rentals, centrepieces, flowers, entertainment and more. Menu options include buffets, fiestas, pisanos, and other options, everything customizable.
Food For Thought Catering Established in 1989, Food for thought Catering has extensive experience in the creation of menus to meet all of your wedding needs. They understand that your wedding is a unique and special event and the catering should reflect this. At Food for Thought we offer a wide range of imaginative and interesting wedding cuisine, regardless of the flavors, tastes, and budget. They offer many options, including buffet, plated, BBQ, and cocktail choices, bartenders, on site set-up and tear down, themes, rental items such as chairs, linens, and other needs, and recommended venues and partners.
L A Limousines & Transportation L. A. Limousines has been serving Victoria and Vancouver Island for over 19 years. They are the largest, fully diversified ground transportation company on Vancouver Island, with a fleet comprised of late model Lincoln Town Car and Navigator SUV Sedans, Vans, Stretches and Navigator SUV Limousines. They also have the Islands only Luxury Limousine Buses with seating capacity for 20-26 passengers and are the first limousine company in British Columbia and the Island to offer a Hybrid Luxury Vehicle to serve their clients. Their Limousine Buses run on plant-based bio-diesel.
Victoria Bridal Boutique At Victoria Bridal Boutique, brides can find that perfect gowns, bridesmaids will discover what they are looking for, and mother and mother-in-laws won't leave empty handed. Their one on one approach allows thier clients to have the help they need in choosing the gown for their special occasion. They have a large selection of gowns to suit all budgets.
Shades of White Bridal Fashions Shade of White Bridal Fashions is a family owned business and has proudly served Vancouver Island for over 24 years. They are a small, local business with over 3,000 sq ft of attractive store space and 8 large dressing rooms. Offering Vancouver Island's largest selection of Bridal Fashions & Accessories, the owners share a combined 40+ years of Fashion Design & Business Experience between them; as well as a sincere passion for design, quality, detail and all things wedding and special occasion! They carry over a 20 different designer's collections and represent the lines in a variety of different colors, styles and sample sizes. They focus on the perfect balance of style, your needs, price points, and innovation… guaranteed to have the dress of your dreams.
Luz Bridal Boutique Luz Bridal Boutique has been serving Victoria since 1999. They carry an extraordinary selection of Wedding gowns, for the elegant and sophisticated look. They also carry bridesmaid's dresses and other evening wear, including a large selection of plus sized dresses. At Luz Bridal boutique their experienced consultants strive to make your wedding day planning experience joyful, stress-free and memorable, giving you the highest level of attention at each stage of the bridal gown process - from initial consultation to your final fitting. They also stock a large selection of veils, headpieces and accessories. They will steam and store your dress in a garment bag tailored specifically for your dress.
Ladybelle Bridal Company At Ladybelle Bridal, it is their mission to provide you with the most beautiful and affordable gowns on Vancouver Island. With over 15 different collections, they will have something that specifically fits your needs. Even better, they personally represent numerous designers exclusively on Vancouver Island, giving you plenty of unique options. Their team has the service and knowledge that will help make selecting your dress for your wedding or formal event a fun and memorable experience.
Carly's Bridal & Accessories Owner Carly Dertien has been designing and custom making Bridal Gowns and Accessories for the past 25 years, and now focuses on affordable one of a kind bridal gowns which are new, or "once loved" as well as all the accessories to go with them. The boutique features a large selection of Bridal Items, as well as an online shop. Everything can be custom made; if you don't see what you are looking for, she can create it. They stock a wide range of Bridal gowns, earrings, tiaras, jewelry, hand bags, purses, veils, just about everything you need to look fabulous on your wedding day, and offers consignments for the resale of your dress.