About Merridale Cidery & Distillery
Merridale is the perfect wedding venue – located near Victoria BC, Merridale offers a beautiful setting for your wedding, featuring full-service staff, a stunning reception venue, delicious food and drinks, and complete worry-free wedding packages that take care of all the little details from table settings to tents to romantic outdoor lighting. Merridale has become a picture-perfect all season outdoor wedding venue for many couples, from Vancouver Island and beyond.
Facilities and capacity
The facilities found at Merridale include a covered outdoor space for your summer wedding ceremony and a stunning indoor venue for your reception or winter wedding. Weddings during any season are welcome. Merridale can accommodate up to 150 guests in the summer and 125 guests in the winter.
Merridale offers couples the following services for their wedding day:
This farm venue offers delicious wedding menus that focus on fresh, local and sesonal ingredients in its dishes, all created by their talented chefs. Merridale has a fantastic bakery featuring brick ovens so you don't have to go elsewhere looking for a great wedding cake, and craft cider and spirits made on-site will top it all off!
From April to October, Merridale offers unique accommodations for the newlyweds, for when it's time to wind down after the wedding festivities. The property features two yurts on the edge of the orchard which overlook the pond. A romantic way to spend your wedding night together!
Among the other facilities found at this venue are:
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Helen Coles · Married on 25/08/2018
I had an amazing and beautiful wedding. I had some red flags early on with Merridale, and they caused stress for me about how my day would unfold. Based on my unease and how some things happened, I would say that it depends how you want to plan your wedding as to whether to choose Merridale. I was aware of the negative reviews, but I held hope that with clear communication, our day would be great- and it was. Their email response time was 24 hours (which we were told) but when the date was within 6 months, I expected to get one coordinator's contact and have quicker responses- I did not. Less than a week before, I was told that my coordinator would not be at the wedding and that a new person was filling in. I was not even warned, I just started getting emails from another person and I had to clarify things to this new person that were already discussed. We were told we would get reminders of our upcoming meetings- we did not get them and we had to reach out to them to schedule meetings. We indicated that we wanted to rent the venue golf cart to transport a few guests with mobility issues to the ceremony site. The golf cart or driver were nowhere to be found and for some reason the charge was on our bill. It seems that their general organization is not where it should be for a popular wedding spot. I do have to say, they were accommodating with their rules and Jane our coordinator was amazing at settling our nerves. The food exceeded our expectations and the staff was all very friendly to guests and us. We were able to select our own wine for a corkage fee (which was great, and cheaper than some other venues). Overall, we loved our wedding and are happy it was at Merridale. There are definitely some opportunities for improvement, but we were two satisfied customers in the end.Sent on 26/09/2018
Lauren Truscott · Married on 25/08/2017
We absolutely loved our wedding at Merridale. It was perfect. The most lovely venue on a beautiful day but would have been great even in rain. Kind people. Extremely Helpful and lovely planner. Amazing everything. Oh and the Yurt! For getting ready in and sleeping in that night - just perfect. Also best wedding food.Sent on 31/08/2017
Shannon Moffat · Married on 28/05/2017
We loved our wedding at Merridale! The venue was stunning and the staff were so easy to work with. I loved that it was a full service venue. They took care of all of the set up, the decorations, food, service etc.. It made planning so easy and everything ran smoothly. They were open to hosting our Sunday afternoon wedding and accommodating to my many allergies. Staying overnight at their Yurt was the perfect end to our day. We are so happy we chose to get married there and received so many compliments on just how pretty the whole day was.Sent on 02/06/2017
Mareina · Married on 23/09/2017
The minute I stepped foot at Merridale I knew it would be the perfect wedding venue. It has absolutely everything indoor/outdoor venue, apple orchard, distillery, family style meals, local beer, wine and hello THE CIDERS! I was hesitant my guests wouldn't be too sure about the cider....turns out my wedding has them all craving Merridale! Thank you Merridale!Sent on 14/11/2017
Alana Robinson · Married on 01/08/2017
I wish there were more than five stars that I could give this venue! This was the perfect location for our wedding and to top it off they have the most amazing people to work with. The food is to die for and there are many places to take some beautiful photos! You won't be disappointed if you choose to have your wedding here!Sent on 11/08/2017
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