There’s something so romantic about the idea of getting married on a beach, isn’t there? I guess that’s why destination weddings to Hawaii and Mexico are so popular. Weather is more predictable than it is here on the wet coast!
My partner really wanted a beach wedding. So I looked into a lot of different places, in the greater Vancouver area, the Sunshine Coast, and Vancouver Island.
Here are my “Top 10 BC Beach wedding venues”:
Kingfisher Spa, Courtenay
Wickaninish Inn, Tofino
Pacific Shores, Parksville
Vancouver Island Beach House, Campbell River
The Lodge at Weir’s Beach, Victoria
Ferguson Point in Stanley Park, or Spanish Banks, via Parks Board
Celebration on Water, North Vancouver
Do you see a pattern? Not many options in Vancouver. I didn’t even list all of the options on the Island! We toyed with the idea, but then decided we wanted to get married in Vancouver. It’s our home after all, and with family visiting from Ontario, we wanted to be able to show them the beautiful city that we live in.
Initially we decided on Spanish Banks, and even submitted our application to the Parks Board. Then we checked out Ferguson Point in Stanley Park. Breathtaking views! And the Teahouse is right there! I inquired about a reception and quickly realized that we could only afford that if we made our guests pay for their own dinner.
Then we discovered Celebration on Water. It’s not technically a beach location, but you’re right on the water. This big, beautiful boat; once in active service with BC Ferries; is in my opinion Vancouver’s most unique wedding venue. Probably one of the best kept secrets for West Coast brides-to-be too! But not for much longer, if I have anything to do about it.
For couples like us who don’t want to have to fret over details, it is a wonderful all-included situation. We are taking about a gorgeous patio to have the ceremony on, a lovely formal dining room, in-house catering, and everything- tables, chairs, linens, cutlery, wireless mic, and even the bridal arch- is included in your price quote.
The coordinator Michelene is simply a darling and we are so excited to be working with her for our ferry-tale wedding!
If you think I’ve missed a good one, please let me know. If you are having a BC beach wedding, tell me where you are doing it! 🙂