If you thought you had already done the hard work by making the decision to get married and spend your life together, it’s obvious that you have not planned a wedding! It is often said that if you can survive the wedding planning that your subsequent marriage will be a breeze but if you do it properly, you can definitely minimize the strife and stress often associated with creating an amazing day that you’ll never forget.
The first and often most significant aspect is choosing the venue and in British Columbia, you are fortunate to be surrounded by an exquisite natural beauty that sets the stage for memorable photography and magical moments. You biggest problem will actually be narrowing your options. Here are some of the best spots from a visual perspective that might be tempted to choose. Spread across the province, there is something for everyone.
If you are on Vancouver Island, there are plenty of beautiful, natural environments that can you’re your day a stellar event. Just north of Victoria, the Merridale Estate Cidery in Cobble Hill offers expansive orchards and a rustic, European and you’ll feel like you are in the vineyards of Tuscany. You can even add a cider tasting flight to the day’s events to make for a unique twist.
In Victoria, beyond the obvious hotels and event venues, you might also enjoy selecting one of the gorgeous parks such as Beacon Hill which is directly adjacent to many restaurants that would be perfect to host the reception.
On the east island, Ucluelet is home to the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, with a breathtaking vista overlooking the ocean. The convenience of their elegant indoor facilities blended with their natural setting is truly straight out of a fairy tale.
Heading back to the mainland, you will find numerous options in Vancouver itself but some of the ones that truly stand out include the Hart House Restaurant that includes an amazing outdoor space with a bubbling brook included so you can choose an indoor or outdoor event. The Brock House is another oasis that belies its urban location and the menu offerings are mouth watering
As you move into the northern interior of the province, the charming Logpile Lodge, in Smithers, B.C. is perfect for a cherished day surrounded by nature’s beauty in this secluded destination. Create a warm and intimate vacation of it for close friends and family that love the outdoors.
Another rustic location, maybe even moreso but in a different way, is the historic Huble Homestead in Prince George, B.C.. This 100 year old historic site has numerous charming features such as a vintage barn, homestead house, sweeping fields and a view of the Fraser River. A very cosy and unassuming space for those with more down to earth tastes.
You can’t overlook a mountain venue when referring to B.C. and Mount Robson Mountain River Lodge is a perfectly adorable spot for a small, personal affair. With its tranquil setting by a glacial river with the mountain backdrop, any woodland princess would be delighted with this venue.
British Columbia is an extraordinarily picturesque province and for those tying the knot here, it makes sense to try to capture that exquisite natural beauty along with, of course, the immeasurable majesty of the bride herself.