Ideas and venues for your Island wedding
Dreamed of an Island wedding? You and your ‘chosen one’ exchanging vows among your choice of an entire landscape of outdoor venues…
A white-shell beach, a sunny orchard, atop a mountain or surrounded by lush gardens. Sounds fairy tale-ish, doesn’t it? Well, it most certainly can be!
A wedding ceremony among the rugged cliffs and old growth forests on Salt Spring Island adds lasting impact to an already special day.
The ideal environment for your own lifelong memories, and those of your guests. Here you’ll find details on planning your island wedding and a few ideas for a unique and memorable experience.
Browse our listings of Salt Spring Island British Columbia wedding locations where you can hold your ceremony or reception. These locations range from an upscale manor-house to rustic cottages to group-oriented picnic areas.
Something for every type of wedding celebration, from casual and understated to lavish, high-end accommodations with sprawling, immaculate grounds.
Small, stately Tudor-style country manor set amongst gardens and cottages, with a fine-dining restaurant and spa on the property. There’s also an in-house wedding planner available. Accommodates up to 80 guests.
Services and Suggestions
Wedding Photos and Video
Typical of an artistic haven such as Salt Spring, there are several local wedding photographers and videographers. Aside from the brimming talent pool to choose from, hiring a local to capture your images gives you the advantage of their inside knowledge of the most appropriately picturesque location for your shoot.
Many of the bed and breakfasts offer wedding planning services as part of your stay package. A few professional wedding coordinators are also available. These folks will help you find vendors, locations and accommodations for your event. And they’re there to keep all of the elements of your island wedding running smoothly.
Musicians For Hire
Choose from a smorgasbord of instrumentals (fiddle, harp, cello, saxophone, varied percussions, etc), and a bevy of live bands with vastly differing musical styles (jazz, folk, bluegrass, classical, etc). Or simply hire a DJ to play your favorite selections.
- Foxglove Farm & Garden Supply 250-537-5531
- Thrifty Foods 250-537-1522
- Country Grocer 250-537-4144
A good game of golf prior to the wedding seems to be tradition among grooms and their groomsmen/brothers/dads… their other guy folk. It’s probably best they find something to keep themselves out of trouble while the bride and her entourage prepare. Salt Spring has a beautiful 9 hole golf course which is open year-round (weather permitting, of course).
With it’s thriving natural surroundings, Salt Spring Island is a destination begging for visitors to be mindful of their activities. Consider ways to lessen the environmental impact of your wedding celebration with our green wedding ideas!
Island Wedding Resources
Before you can tie any matrimonial knots, you must first put your legal ‘ducks’ in a row. The two most important details in this regard are securing a marriage license and booking an individual to officiate.
For those tedious but necessary items (tents, tables, chairs, linens, table-ware, etc.) the following places provide rental services…
There are currently three Marriage Commissioners who perform civil ceremonies on Salt Spring Island…
Unitarian Lay Chaplains provide spiritual ceremonies.
Congratulations on your marriage. Wishing you a fabulous Salt Spring Island wedding!