I’m a Vancouver Wedding Photographer who has been given the opportunity to travel all throughout the world to document such beautiful and touching love stories. However, some of my favorites will always hold a close place to home. That is Vancouver Island of course. Vancouver Island is off of Canada’s Pacific Coast. Along with shops and restaurants, it also has some of the most beautiful Vancouver Island wedding venues. It is here that brings plenty of locals and travelers tie the knot on such a gorgeous island. With the number of choices nowadays for wedding venues, how do you choose? While I haven’t photographed at every wedding venue known to man, there are a few Vancouver Island wedding venues that I would highly recommend you consider checking out for your big day. Below are my Top 5 Wedding Venues on Vancouver Island coming from a Vancouver Wedding Photographer.
Milner Gardens & Woodlands | Qualicum Beach
First, we have Milner Gardens & Woodlands. A gorgeous seaside garden on Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island. The beautiful property is over 70 acres of pure forest and gardens and is the ultimate wedding venue for outdoorsy lovers. If you are a couple looking for having the perfect blend of ocean views and lush greenery and gardens, then Milner Gardens may be the ultimate wedding day destination.
Cost & Amenities For Your Milner Gardens & Woodlands Wedding
One of the many reasons many couples choose to have a Milner Gardens & Woodlands wedding is the amenities they offer for the cost. A full wedding package for a Milner Gardens & Woodlands wedding is around $1400. However, I recommend inquiring beforehand to get a more accurate representation of what your wedding day will cost.
As for amenities, included in that $1,400 cost are:
- Access to the grounds between 9 am – 5 pm
- One-hour rehearsal the afternoon prior
- On-Site Dressing Areas for wedding party
- Chair rentals for the Grand Lawn
- Parking and Shuttle Services
- On-Site Wedding Planner & Coordinator
You can view more about Milner Garden’s packages, pricing & amenities here!
Maddy & Matt’s Intimate Wedding at Milner Gardens & Woodlands
If you want more of an inside glimpse of what a wedding looks like at this gorgeous Vancouver Island wedding venue, then I highly recommend taking a look at Maddy & Matt’s intimate wedding day here.
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Cedar Haven | Sooke, BC
Cedar Haven is a private property woodland Vancouver Island wedding venue in Sooke, BC. This area of Vancouver Island is known as “where the rainforest meets the sea” and if that isn’t intriguing enough, then I don’t know what is. Cedar Haven is nestled in the old-growth rainforest and is one of the most unique Vancouver Island wedding venues I have ever seen. Cedar Haven has been hosting weddings since 2017, even hosting the owners, Sarah and Bruce’s, wedding back in 2000. This Vancouver Island wedding venue really brings in the “wow” factor. With its tranquil feel, you feel one with nature, and is a completely unique experience to any other wedding venue that I have seen.
You’re able to have your ceremony surrounded by towering trees and twinkling lights along with an outdoor tented wedding reception on the lawn facing the woods. Cedar Haven is one of those one-of-a-kind wedding venues that if you’re looking for a more organic fairytale-esque wedding, this is just the place for you. Cedar Haven is beautiful on its own making it easy if you’re a couple wanting little to no effort when it comes to decor. You’re able to let this Vancouver Island wedding venue speak for itself or have the option to decorate it as you please.
Amenities For Your Cedar Haven Vancouver Island Wedding
A great thing about Cedar Haven is that they offer their couples some of the best amenities for your Vancouver Island wedding. Some of the amenities that they include for their couples looking to have a Cedar Haven wedding are:
- White Fabric Arch
- On-Site Getting Ready Suites
- ADA Accessibility
- On-Site Coordination Staff
- 16 bench seats that will accommodate 110 guests,
- 16 Aisle Hooks For Decor & 6 Carriage Lamps
- Signing Table and Chair
- Power and Water On-Site
- Fridge, Sink, Tea & Coffee Making Equipment
- On-Site Restrooms
- On-Site Parking and Parking Assistants
Cost For Your Cedar Haven Vancouver Island Wedding
At this time, Cedar Haven does not disclose how much their Vancouver Island wedding venue costs on their site. However, I recommend reaching out to them directly to get a customized quote for your Vancouver Island wedding!
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Noisy Acres Garden Estates | Ladysmith, BC
Noisy Acres Garden Estates is a rustic Vancouver Island wedding venue sitting in-between Ladysmith and Nanaimo. This Vancouver Island wedding venue has seven acres of gardens, pathways, and waterfalls. You will immediately immerse yourself in the estate’s natural beauty and it clearly will take your breath away. With over 10 years of experience hosting weddings, Noisy Acres Garden Estates prides itself on creating a top-quality and unique experience for each and every one of its guests.
Noisy Acres Garden Estates absolutely does not lack scenic photo opportunities, so if you’re looking to invest in your wedding photography this is definitely a major contender. Another reason why so many couples choose to have their Vancouver Island wedding at Noisy Acres is because of its versatility. Not only can this Vancouver Island wedding venue host larger weddings but they also are very welcome to micro-weddings as well. It’s important to not that Noisy Acres Garden Estates is a child-free wedding venue. So if you’re looking to have children attend your wedding, this wedding venue may not be the best fit for you.
Amenities For Your Vancouver Island Wedding at Noisy Acres Garden Estates
For your Noisy Acres Garden Estates wedding, you are looking at some top-quality amenities for your big day. Some of the amenities included in your wedding package at this Vancouver Island wedding venue are:
- Use of property from noon on your rehearsal day to 1am on your wedding night.
- Outdoor garden venue with arbors, gazebo’s, water features and more.
- Large 1500 sq ft Timber Frame Pavilion
- Outdoor bar facilities and full bartender service
- Large commercial BBQ available for catering and or rehearsal dinner
- Ample seating areas
- Games (Bocce, Giant Jenga, Bean Bag Toss)
- Dark Wood Coloured Folding Chairs
- 5′ Round Tables (up to 8 guests per)
- 2’x6’ tables (catering, buffet, head table/gift etc)
- Ample parking
- Buffet/Catering area
- PA Stereo System with Cordless Microphones
- On-Site Restrooms
- Dance floor
- Patio heaters
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Keating Farm | Duncan, BC
Keating Farm is a 27-acre farm sitting in Duncan, BC on Vancouver Island. A small family-owned farm that is dedicated to creating a beautiful and exceptional wedding experience for each and every one of their couples. Keating Farm holds tons of rustic elements and history which is perfect especially for all of you boho-wedding lovers. This Vancouver Island wedding venue is a private oasis from the hustle and bustle of the busy city that is just a short drive away. With several indoor and outdoor event sites to choose from, no matter what kind of feel you’re going for your Vancouver Island wedding, they have it here. Not only does Keating Farm provide excellent service and accommodations, but the photo opportunities here are DIVINE.
Amenities For Your Keating Farm Vancouver Island Wedding
For a Keating Farm Vancouver Island wedding, you’re in luck. They give couples some of the best amenities no matter what type of wedding you’re looking to have. Some of the amenities they include at this Vancouver Island wedding venue are:
- Indoor & Outdoor Event Site Options
- Private & Tranquil Wedding Venue
- On-Site Overnight Accommodations
- Locally Sourced Products Available For Use by Caterer
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40 Knots Winery | Comox, BC
Calling all wine lovers, 40 Knots Winery is going to be the place to get married if you’re in love with Cabernet, Merlot, Rosé, and any other wine you can think of. This winery is actually one of the largest wineries on Vancouver Island. Intrigued yet? Sitting on a whopping 24 acres of land, this family and dog-friendly wedding venue may just be what you’re looking for in your wedding celebration. With plenty of event spaces to choose from, no matter the size of your wedding, it can be celebrated here. Surrounding you are miles of lush grapevines, gardens, and birds flying above you. You also have the cool ocean breeze in the distance which makes your perfect oasis for your wedding day.
Amenities For Your 40 Knots Winery Vancouver Island Wedding
For a 40 Knots Winery Vancouver Island wedding, you will have some of the best amenities for your wedding celebration. Some of the amenities they include at this Vancouver Island wedding venue are:
- Tables, Chairs, Linens Available
- Indoor & Outdoor Event Spaces
- All-Year-Round Availability
- Maximum guest capacity of 200 guests
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Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse | Saanichton, BC
Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse is a farm-based cidery located just minutes from Victoria on Vancouver Island. They are a ten-acre farm with over 1,300 apple trees, so if apple-picking is your jam then this may just be the Vancouver wedding venue for you. Opened in 2007, they focus on growing apples organically, promoting local agriculture, supporting the local community, and hosting amazing events. Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse is perfect looking for a large or small wedding with a more effortless and relaxed feel.
Amenities For Your Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse Vancouver Island Wedding
For a Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse Vancouver Island wedding, you will have some of the best amenities for your wedding celebration. Some of the amenities they include at this Vancouver Island wedding venue are:
- Setup & Cleanup Services
- On-Site Coordinator
- Customizable Wedding Packages
- On-Site Catering
- Maximum guest capacity of 120 guests
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Vancouver Island Wedding Venues You Need To Know About
While all of these wedding venues are beautiful in their own unique ways, it is completely up to you how you choose to celebrate your wedding day.
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