Planning Guide

Weddings in Victoria, British Columbia

Weadding FeastSometimes called "the California of Canada", the city of Victoria, British Columbia, is a popular year round destination for travelers who appreciate gorgeous natural beauty and an array of outdoor activities, such as golfing, boating, biking, hiking and lots more. Blessed with the mildest climate in Canada due to which the city’s gardens bloom all year round and surrounded by unspoiled beauty of the Pacific coast, Victoria is a popular romantic wedding destination for couples from around the world.

This wonderful city is situated on Canada's West Coast, on the southern part of Vancouver Island. This beautiful island is just a ferry ride away from the magnificent city of Vancouver, and has everything that your heart can desire for a romantic, fairytale wedding. It is hard to imagine a more romantic wedding setting than Victoria, B.C. with its touch of the Old World charm, horse-drawn carriages, heritage venues, quaint little shops, a British afternoon tea and always blooming gardens. Escape to this eternal paradise and you will feel as if you are a million miles away. It is not complicated to get there and once you've arrived, you'll immediately feel an energetic and vibrant atmosphere of this marvelous destination which is so full of life.

A wedding in Victoria, B.C. is a once in a lifetime event that will remain in your hearts forever. It is well known for its world famous Butchart Gardens, the Empress hotel and a great number of other beautiful romantic hideaways. Whether you envision a small intimate wedding ceremony or a grand wedding reception, Victoria, B.C. will offer you a perfect setting for the wedding of your dream.

Every girl at least once imagined herself a beautiful princess walking hand-in-hand with her brave and loving prince. You will make this dream come true if you celebrate your unforgettable glamorous wedding in an exquisite old historic castle or in one of the beautiful gardens surrounding Hatley Estate. This 565-acre estate is only 20 minute drive from beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Just fancy! How beautiful you will look sweeping down a magnificent castle staircase in your gown and veil or gracefully walking through a heritage garden, surrounded by flowers in blossom.

Another hot wedding venue is the Butchart Gardens located in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, near Victoria on Vancouver Island. One of the finest floral displays in the world and a National Historic Site of Canada, the gardens receive more than a million visitors each year. You may choose among Sunken Garden, Rose Garden, Italian Garden with a lovely pond, beautiful Japanese Garden or Mediterranean Garden with lush and exotic plants. You may have an intimate wedding ceremony or a lavish outdoor dinner for your family and friends in this truly fairyland atmosphere.

Experience the grandeur of a by-gone era in the world famous landmark hotel - The Fairmont Empress. Nestled within Victoria's Inner Harbour, this wonderful hotel is filled with elegant luxury, offering a beautiful setting for a romantic wedding. If you prefer an outdoor ceremony you may exchange your vows in a nearby historic chapel or beautiful garden.

Another truly romantic boutique hotel, the Heritage is located in the heart of downtown Victoria B.C. You can’t but fall in love with its jaw-dropping beautiful Tudor architecture and colorful English garden patio. You can say your vows in the lovely old heritage chapel, or out in the private little English country garden near the chapel, or any other location you choose. And after the ceremony and the reception are over, relax in the beautiful luxuriously appointed guestrooms. Each room elegantly decorated with antique furnishings and wood-burning fireplaces offers its own special romantic atmosphere for the newlyweds and their guests to enjoy.