St. Ann’s Academy
St. Ann’s Academy offers the best of everything – a gorgeous 19th Century indoor chapel and a stunning backyard garden with a gazebo. They also rent out an old fashioned theatre that can accommodate 200 guests, if you’d prefer something even more unique for the big day. You can have your wedding in either location, and use the grounds after. There are two separate rooms for the wedding parties to get ready, and you generally get to book about two to three hours in the location.
835 Humboldt St, Victoria, BC V8V 4W8
MORE INFO http://www.stannsacademy.com/weddings/index.php
The Abkhazi Garden
The Abkhazi Garden also has indoor and outdoor spaces for your wedding. It has a beautiful heritage home and garden created by the Prince and Princess Abkhazi in 1946. The Teahouse accommodates 40 people, so it’s perfect for a smaller ceremony and reception. They are also a great venue to host your rehearsal dinner.
1964 Fairfield Rd. Victoria, BC Canada V8S 1H4
MORE INFO: https://www.abkhaziteahouse.com/wedding-possibilities
The Horicultural Centre of the Pacific
Imagine your guests arriving through an aisle of roses and passing beneath a fragrant eucalyptus tree to find their seats. There are nine acres of gardens to explore as you take your wedding portraits, and when it’s time to celebrate you’ll join your guests in the Couvelier Pavilion (which can accommodate 108 people).
The price for an outdoor afternoon ceremony and indoor evening reception is $3,000. The rate includes tax, tables and chairs, white tablecloths, indoor A/V equipment and admission to the garedns for all your guests. The Pavilion is available at 9am for decorating and your reception can go until 10:00 p.m.
The HCP Gardens were named winner of Best Outdoor Venue at the Vancouver Island Wedding Awards in 2016, finalist for ‘Best Ceremony Venue’ in 2017, and were named three times in 2018: winner for ‘‘Best Outdoor Ceremony Venue’ in 2018, finalist for ‘Best Unique Wedding Venue’, and winner for ‘Best Collaborative Styled Shoot’!
505 Quayle Rd Victoria, BC V9E 2J7
More Info: https://hcp.ca/rental_bookings/weddings/
While Royal Roads is most well known for its castle (featured in the TV Show Superman, and in the X-Men Movies), it is also home to several stunning gardens, including an Italian garden, a croquet garden, a Japanese garden and a rose garden.
Rental rates for the garden with 50 guests is $2,550 and the outdoor garden areas are available 9am to 2pm Saturdays and Sundays.
2005 Sooke Rd, Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2
More Info: http://hatleypark.ca/hatley-park-weddings
Beacon Hill Park
This is a great place to host your outdoor wedding ceremony. Beacon Hill Park features over 200 acres and it’s the crown jewel in Victoria’s park system. There are natural areas, manicured flower beds, lakes, rivers and forests. If you would like to stage your event in the City of Victoria, you’ll need to submit a permit application (it’s free).
100 Cook St, Victoria, BC
Bilston Creek Farm
Sitting on twelve acres where the forest meets the sea, Bilston Creek Farm was first settled in 1851, one of the first properties in what would become British Columbia. Today it’s a place where old meets new, where 170 year old apple trees grow alongside fields of lavender, where you can discover the same wild beauty that’s drawn people here for years. Located just 20 minutes from downtown Victoria, in rural Metchosin, Bilston has been named one of the most unique wedding venues on Vancouver Island. As a working farm, they accommodate a very limited number of weddings each year and strive to make each one exceptional.
Say ‘I do’ under towering fir trees, wander through fields of lavender, sip cocktails at the Orchard Pub, dine under twinkling orchard lights, and dance the night away in our timber frame barn. The farm offers custom catering packages, and work with talented local vendors to bring your vision to life. Guests can stay in the historic farmhouse, or sleep among the trees in our beautifully appointed glamping tents. From distillation demonstrations to honey tastings to custom wedding favors, they can help you weave elements of the farm into your stay.
4185 Metchosin Road Victoria, BC V9C 4K5
Saxe Point Park
This park will give your guests spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains and Strait of Juan de Fuca. the garden surrounds a large open lawn area overlooking the water.
If you would like to host your wedding at Saxe Point, you’ll need to submit a permit application (it’s free).
Esquimalt Gorge Park
This beautiful 100-year-old parkland is located on the Gorge Waterway. It is home to North America’s first Japanese Garden, originally designed by Isaburo Kishida in 1907.
1070 Tillicum Rd, Victoria, BC V9A 2A1
Sooke Harbour House Hotel & Resort
Perched on a bluff overlooking the ocean and the Olympic Mountains, this 28-room boutique hotel has won many awards for its accommodations and dining. In 2015, it was awarded the honour of being chosen as one of the top 30 loveliest wedding venues in Canada by WeddingBells.
They have been hosting weddings for over 33 years and are deservedly rated as one of Canada’s most spectacular wedding venues.
The Garden and Totem Site can accommodate up to 75 people for a wedding ceremony with a rental price from $500 – $800.
1528 Whiffen Spit Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 0T4
Last, but certainly not least, is the infamous Butchart Gardens. They will host weddings in their off-season from Januar 15-March 15 and their wedding prices range from $700 for elopements and vow renewals to $1,850 (not including food and beverages).
With a former quarry as a canvas, Jennie Butchart envisioned transforming this space into a beautiful garden haven, overflowing with lush greens and colourful blooms. The result of her vision is The Gardens, which are still family run to this day.
800 Benvenuto Ave, Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J8