Poets Cove Resort & Spa

9801 Spalding Rd V0N 2M3 Pender Island (British Columbia) View map
11 reviews

Number of guests 2 to 150

Information about Poets Cove Resort & Spa

Celebrate your love at Poets Cove Resort & Spa, located on Pender Island, British Columbia. This superb venue offers couples high-end catering services, an exceptional staff, and on-site coordination. The tranquillity of this oceanfront venue creates an ideal atmosphere for couples seeking a natural setting for their special day. Whether you envision a grand affair or an intimate celebration, the resort has the perfect space for you.

Facilities and capacity

The venue offers numerous event spaces for couples to choose from. These include: -

  • Seaglass Ballroom and Terrace: Large French doors open to a lovely terrace that is perfect for hosting both ceremonies and cocktail receptions. Covering an area of 1,600 square feet, the ballroom can be divided into smaller sections and accommodates up to 120 guests.
  • Executive Cottage: Situated on top of a hill, the cottage is perfect for celebrating intimate celebrations. Featuring a large lawn and patio, it can accommodate up to 30 guests for a sit-down dinner and 60 guests for a ceremony.
  • Aurora Dining Room and Wine Room: The Aurora Dining Room and Wine Room is ideal for hosting intimate events for up to 18 guests. It provides an amazing view of the bay accompanied by a fine dining menu.

The Syrens Bistro is also available and is a perfect spot for enjoying a drink between the ceremony and the reception.

Services offered

The venue’s friendly event coordinator will take care of every detail of your wedding day to ensure it is exactly as you envisioned. Services provided by the venue include: -

  • Initial wedding consultation and property site tour
  • Day of direction
  • Menu planning
  • Event planning, including booking venues, room layout and coordination, vendor referrals, and budgeting
  • Wedding rehearsals

Elopement packages are available for intimate celebrations and include: -

  • Boutonnière and bridal bouquets
  • Marriage commissioner
  • Wedding cake
  • Canapes
  • Champagne toast
  • Balcony set up for ceremony

Complimentary to all couples are the following: -

  • Customized wedding coordination
  • Rose petal turndown service
  • Complimentary eucalyptus steam cave
  • Accommodations The resort offers a total of 74 bedrooms for guest accommdations. There are 22 rooms available in the lodge, 15 in the cottage, and nine in the villa.
  • The Lodge Rooms: These rooms are equipped with luxurious amenities, such as a fireplace, a glass-enclosed shower, and a deep soaker tub. Lodge rooms feature a king bed or two twin beds.
  • The Cottages: The resort’s cottages feature spacious living and dining rooms, kitchens and fireplaces, marble showers, and heated bathroom floors. Each cottage also has a patio or deck offering stunning views of the ocean.
  • The Villas: Each villa has a full kitchen, gas fireplace, two full en-suite bathrooms, a powder room, and much more.

Other services

The venue offers intimate spaces for hosting rehearsal dinners. Guests can also indulge in the various spa services offered at the resort. The facility also features the following:-

  • Fitness centre
  • Swimming pool and hot tub
  • Tennis and multi-sport courts
  • Shuttle services

Location Poets Cove Resort & Spa is located 39 kilometres from Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. From Victoria International Airport, it is approximately a two-hour commute, which includes a ferry ride.

  • Nº of guests

    From 2 to 150

  • Maximum Capacity

    150

  • Type

    Ballroom, beach, boat/Yacht, hotel, marina, restaurant

  • Style

    Classic, coastal, garden, tropical, waterfront

  • Event Services

    Accommodations, catering / Bar, event Planning, outside Vendors

  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

    C$ 500.00

  • Plated Service (per head)

    C$ 10.00

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More information about Poets Cove Resort & Spa

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 60
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 7 event spaces, sleeps 150 comfortably
  • What kind of settings are available? Covered Outdoor, indoor, uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, reception, bridal Shower, engagement Party, rehearsal Dinner
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, cocktail Reception, dessert, family Style, plated, server(s), stations
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), cash Bar, champagne Toast, liquor License, open Bar, outside Alcohol
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment, chair Covers, dance Floor, furniture, chairs, tables, tents
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, flatware, glassware, linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, shuttle, wheelchair Access
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? C$ 500
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? C$ 500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? C$ 500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Set Up, clean Up, chairs, tables, linens, flatware, glassware, parking
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service? C$ 20

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Reviews from Poets Cove Resort & Spa

4.8 / 5

10 out of 11 couples recommend them

  • Jennifer Hughes, Married on 10/05/2014

    • Quality of service:
    • Responsiveness:
    • Value:
      Good
    • Flexibility:
      Good
    • Professionalism:
      Regular

    Overall we were pretty disappointed. We had booked the "elopement" package and originally had an amazing experience planning with the coordinator. Less than one month before the wedding, the resort was sold. The new owners and management team are doing a VERY poor job of ... View more maintaining the previous standards. We were given a new coordinator 2 days before the wedding and she was very cold, had no clue who we were, and had no clue what she was doing. It took us 6 hours upon arrival to track her down and meet with her to discuss the plan for the next morning. She had NOT reviewed our file, did not know our names, what was included, etc. We were literally left to our own devices, there was a lot of confusion, and we had very little help. There was a mix up with the cake which prevented us being able to take photos with our photographer, we did not receive our "turn down service" which included champagne, truffles, and flower pedals, and the coordinator failed to decorate the ceremony site as requested. In fact, we saw her walking around the resort with our requested decor in hand, but she never put it out. There was no support before or after the ceremony and if it was not for the AMAZING hair, spa, and make-up people, it would have been even more upsetting. We had no follow-up, we were not made to feel special, and we felt very ignored. Although this is a BEAUTIFUL facility and everything is very clean and modern, I would not recommend having your wedding here. I was lucky that I had only booked an elopement as I can only imagine the disaster that those who have booked large weddings will have to go through. It also does not look like it will get better any time soon as there will be another NEW wedding coordinator as this one is only staying for 3 weeks (he looks to be a 22 year old kid). The new management and owners should be ashamed of themselves. I really hope they realize how their decisions are going to affect their business.

  • Sophia Kent, Married on 25/04/2014

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    Alaia and her team were amazing. My husband and I fell in love with the place when we first saw the website: but what really sold us was the responsiveness of Alaia and her team. My husband is active duty military so scheduling can be a bit of a challenge: he didn't know if he ... View more had leave to attend his own wedding until mid February and we almost had to cancel our tour of the resort. I also have a lot of unusual food allergies - as did several of my guests, but the team rose to the task of making food that was safe for all of us to eat - and not only was it safe, it was delicious! When I decided to do a self-catered meal, Alaia was ready with options for tables and chairs - as well as several options for tents should the weather turn stormy - which thankfully it didn't. Our wedding was exactly what we wanted: Small, relaxed, and enjoyed by everyone -including ourselves. When my sailor forgot his tie ... the resort even found one for him - one of the front desk agents even offered to go home and get him one if they didn't have one on site that would work for him. Alaia and her team went above and beyond to make our wedding perfect for us. Special thanks also to Nicole for her amazing ability to transform my unruly hair into a work of art and Holly for her lovely and elegant make-up.

  • [Private user]

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Good
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    We had our wedding at Poets Cove Resort & Spa a couple weeks ago in Sept. And we couldnt have asked for a better venue. The staff was awesome, everyone was so friendly to all of our guests and it was evident that they went out of their way to accommodate all of our special ... View more requests. The event planner Alaia really made our wedding planning such a great experience, she was always available to answer questions and really lovely to work with!

  • [Private user]

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Good
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    Jasmine and her team were incredible and went to great lengths to ensure we had everything we needed to make our wedding day (and weekend) a huge success. I would do it all over again in a heart beat!

  • [Private user]

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Good

    Jasmine was fantastic! Poets Cove was very accommodating. Such a beautiful place! Our only complaint was 3 gentlemen "crashed" our reception. 3 times we had to ask them to leave, one of the guys tried to hit our bartender and the cops were called. All in all it was such a great weekend and we'll absolutely be back to Poets Cove!

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