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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 and beautiful outdoor event spaces. 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. With ceremony site options in the Field of Dreams or the Grove of Trees or the Mountain View Hollow, you are sure to find your dream destination here. 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 of yuir choosing and other items. Empress Acres can accommodate weddings of up to 135 attendees.

Services Offered

When you book your wedding at Empress Acres, you will have exclusive access to the event spaces 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 with a 3 day booking for a leisurely weekend wedding. The spacious venue has plenty of space for a few guests to camp in tents or RVs on-site or book interesting lodging nearby. Access to outdoor bathrooms with running water is also included. 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. Sent on 18/09/2022
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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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Empress Acres Real Weddings

Maggie & Lucas
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Audrey & Aureline
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2974 Haslam Road V9X 1T1 Nanaimo (British Columbia)
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