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Empress Acres is a farm wedding venue located in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Spanning 69 acres, this property offers a scenic and secluded retreat for couples tying the knot. It features panoramic views of rugged mountains, beautiful outdoor event spaces, and overnight accommodation. Nestled between Nanaimo and Ladysmith, the venue is convenient for guests travelling from either direction.

Facilities and Capacity

This rustic venue features several dynamic event spaces where you can exchange vows. From expansive pastures to waterfront ceremony sites, you are sure to find your dream destination here. You can hold your ceremony at one of the idyllic outdoor spaces that include fields of daisies, a stream and pond, or a barley field. The property is dotted with beautiful empress splendour and fir trees. After the ceremony, you can avail of the farm for once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities so you can remember your time here. You and your guests can then retire to the spacious pole barn for your reception. This backdrop can easily transform to suit your vision using decor and other items. Empress Acres can accommodate weddings of up to 140 attendees.

Services Offered

When you book your wedding at Empress Acres, you will have exclusive access to the property throughout the duration of your event. The venue is equipped with amenities including decorative barn lighting and WiFi for your convenience. You can choose to host a single-day event or include a rehearsal reception and overnight accommodation for a leisurely weekend wedding. The spacious venue has plenty of space for guests to camp in tents or RVs on-site or book interesting lodging nearby. Access to bathrooms and showers is also provided. You and your new spouse can even opt to spend the night in the private on-site suite for a romantic wedding night. There is also ample parking space for your guests.


This venue is located near many amenities and attractions. It offers easy access to Nanaimo Airport and Duke Point Ferry to accommodate guests travelling to the celebration. Natural parks and ecological reserves such as Hemer Park and Yellow Point Bog Ecological Reserve are also located nearby.

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Carissa S. Married on 30/07/2022
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Beautiful venue

This venue is gorgeous! It has everything you could need for your ceremony and reception. Marlene was so easy to work with and I a incredibly accommodating to anything you may need. She does everything she can to make your day so special!
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Audrey & Aureline
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2974 Haslam Road V9X 1T1 Nanaimo (British Columbia)
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