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The Coast Bastion Hotel is situated in the centre of beautiful Nanaimo, British Columbia, close to the ferry terminal. This magnificent venue offers breathtaking ocean views and a lovely ocean breeze. Family and friends can take advantage of the close proximity of the seawall walkway as well as various restaurants, bars and boutiques nearby. They also offer an amazing fitness centre, a tranquil spa and cozy accommodations that feature complimentary Wifi.

Facilities and capacity

This venue has an extensive range of spaces to host wedding ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal dinners which include the following:

  • Malaspina room with an occupancy of 80 reception style
  • Dunsmuir, Douglas, Colvile and Quadra rooms which have space for 20
  • Benson room can fit 60
  • Ballroom has a capacity for 240
  • Ladysmith, Chemainus and Port Alberni rooms all can hold 100

Services offered

This Coast Bastion Hotel is dedicated to ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable planning process and wedding celebration. They offer talented and passionate wedding planners that are there to guide future newlyweds in actualizing the nuptials of their dreams.


Guests can enjoy the delectable offerings from the newly designed Minnoz Restaurant and Lounge. This fantastic restaurant offers heavenly West Coast cuisine and emphasizes the local market. Their delicious offerings include fresh seafood, beef, poultry and pasta dishes.

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Frequently asked questions

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What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bridal suite
Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail reception
Family style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake

What bar services do you provide?

Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Dance floor

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What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair access

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Set up
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Event planning

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House beer
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House liquor
Premium liquor
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Reviews for Coast Bastion Hotel

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Sherri S. Sent on 26/03/2017
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We chose the Coast Bastion Hotel in downtown Nanaimo for it's close proximity to the waterfront. The Malaspina Room on the 2nd floor was bright and open with large windows (which for a winter wedding was beneficial) and a beautiful private patio. Our wedding day on Feb. 12/17 was fortunately bright and sunny and our photos on the patio turned out wonderfully. Skye Dominick and her whole team of professionals made our day truly worry free and they were able to accommodate last minute changes on the fly the day before. We were married and had our reception in the same great space and utilized 3 of the other rooms adjacent at the same time. There were 50 people invited to the service and luncheon that followed. The food was outstanding and our guests were very complimentary on it. Another 35 guests arrived for an evening reception and the hors d'oeuvres served were first class. The whole day was seamless and we would not hesitate to recommend this venue to anyone.
Carina C. Sent on 09/06/2016
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We had our wedding at the Coast Bastion at the end of May 2016 and it was wonderful! Dave and the catering team at the Coast were wonderful to work with, both in the planning stages, as well as on the actual day. They were so accommodating and all of our guests commented on how great the staff was!

And the food! Oh my gosh, the food was amazing! My husband's family is Indian and so we had made a request to have traditional Indian dishes on our menu. Chef and Ranjit put together an amazing Butter Chicken, Pakora, chutneys, naan and rice to add to our buffet and it was a huuuuuuuge hit! Even my very traditional in-laws were impressed!

I would certainly recommend the Coast Bastion as a great place to host an event, and they will make you feel so special on your special day!
Hanan Sent on 04/07/2018
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Ideal app for couples

It’s a ideal app for all bride and grooms who are looking for an special wedding events. Their accommodations are so good and they have really nice staff they have provided a good variety of foods for all the guests . I’m so happy to choose this hotel from your website and I recommend this app to everyone
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Coast Bastion Hotel Real Weddings

Erin & Jake
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11 Bastion Street V9R 6E4 Nanaimo (British Columbia)
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