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Prestige Lakeside Resort Nelson is a waterfront resort venue located in Nelson, British Columbia. Situated on the western arm of Kootenay Lake and surrounded by the dramatic Selkirk Mountains, this venue offers stunning views of the rugged landscape. The scenic backdrop and elegant event spaces, along with the staff’s attentive service make this a wonderful wedding destination.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue boasts several beautiful event spaces for receptions and there a some great choices for outdoor ceremonies within close proximity to the hotel. .The historic wharf beside the hotel is a popular choice as well as the Lakeside Park which is within a short distance. Alternately, there are lovely function rooms within the hotel that provide a refined backdrop for your vows. You can hold your reception in the Grand Ballroom, which features over 4,200 square feet of space. The Ballroom can accommodate 240 guests with banquet-style seating, or up to 420 for a cocktail reception. This room is customizable so you can add your own flair to your event.

Services Offered

Prestige Lakeside Resort Nelson has an on-site event coordinator who can assist in organizing special occasions here. The events team is dedicated to bringing your matrimonial dreams to life and are happy to help in any way they can. A selection of rental items are available for your celebration, and they can provide set-up and clean up services for your convenience. Catering and bar packages are available with a rental of the event space. You can create your personal menu with the assistance of the culinary team.


This resort has 101 guestrooms available for your out-of-town guests. Each room or suite features modern amenities and either a king bed or two queens. If your furry friend is participating in your wedding, there are several dog-friendly rooms that you can rent for your special day.

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Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

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Catering / bar
Clean up

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Cocktail reception
Family style
Hors d'oeuvres

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

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Chair covers
Dance floor

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Wheelchair access

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Set up
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Limited bar
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Reviews for Prestige Lakeside Resort Nelson

4.6 out of 5 rating
4.6 out of 5 rating
12 reviews
91% recommend it
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    4.6 out of 5 rating
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Jennifer T. Sent on 19/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Really amazing place to have your reception

My husband and I got married last month and held our reception at the Prestige Resort - in their lounge. It was truly a wonderful experience right through the planning stage to the actual event. The food and drinks were amazing - they were able to accommodate many different dietary restrictions and requests including making some of the meals vegan. We mostly worked with their event manager, Melanie, and she was a dream come true. Super organized, easy to get a hold of and quick to respond to questions, and brought some really great ideas to the layout and timeline. We found the pricing to be pretty reasonable as well and you can't beat the background view of the lake right outside the back of the resort. We would highly recommend to other couples.
Bethany P. Sent on 16/05/2019
4 out of 5 rating

Good value and convenient

Prestige was a lovely place to have our wedding. It was nice to have the venue, food, tables etc taken care of in one shot at a reasonable price. The food was good and the area is convenient and beautiful for guests. Kirsti was helpful with planning ahead of time and we were also thankful that they opened the marina for us to take photos. Two downsides were 1) Lighting was poor. It seems the lights should turn up further but no one seemed to know how. 2) They switched the orientation of the floor plan from what they had given me - so the table of friends I had asked to take care of the photo booth were now the furthest possible table from the booth.
Alisha M. Sent on 30/01/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A truly wonderful experience

We can't say enough great things about having our wedding at the Prestige in Nelson. Kirsti was wonderful to deal with and always got back to us right away. The venue was everything we needed. All of the serving staff were wonderful and attentive. The food was so delicious. Having our wedding at the Prestige made everything so simple. We were able to decorate how we wanted. Many of our guests stayed there as did we. We also got our hair/makeup done right there. Our guests could all mingle in the restaurant there and enjoy the beautiful view. We got married on the warf outside (this was not affiliated with the Prestige), but Kirsti was still able to point us in the right direction on how to set it all up.
Allysha Sent on 14/07/2021
2.6 out of 5 rating

Blank canvas to set up your wedding

The ballroom was a great blank canvas for my wedding and the food was good. Service was meh, I'm sure covid played a large role.
Lisa B. Sent on 10/07/2019
4.8 out of 5 rating

Wedding reception

Being from out of province, we had to do all of the planning via email and it was extremely efficient. All of our questions were answered in a very timely manor and the staff was so flexible with all of the changes that were made along the way. The day of the wedding was exceptional, from the food to the service. We had a perfect wedding!
Janet A. Sent on 09/02/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderfully sweet

We did our entire wedding at the prestige Lakeside resort; Ceremony, pictures and dinner. We had originally picked it cause there is a large gazebo outside where my husband and I use to meet up and sir and talk while we were dating.

We had also picked this venue because not only did we really love the view and the rooms we new we could do everything there for a fair price and stay there over night as well. Also my mother in-law was very sick (pancreatic cancer) and we thought it would be easier for her if she didn't have to move around to much.
Unfortunately she didn't make it to our wedding.
She did however got to see my dress and helped plan a bit of it. She was a very lovely Sweet caring person.

The wedding was lovely and just the way we wanted it. Simple but nice. We had only 34 guests.

The hotel was very accommodating and helpful for a few of our guest had some dietary needs due to severe allergies. Dinner was catered by the hotel and everyone of our guests was extremely happy with the food and service.

In the end it was a beautiful day without much stress and in the end the girl cleaned up and put all the items we had brought to decorate with into a box and kept it for us till we were ready to leave.

Thank you so much for making our special day so wonderful.
Taryn G. Sent on 02/02/2019
4.6 out of 5 rating

Wonderful and accommodating

I was planning my wedding from afar, with my parents helping out at the local level. We held the reception at the Prestige and the experience was simply amazing with high regards to the Convention and Sales Manager Kirsti. As you can imagine planning from afar with only a few trips to Nelson before the actual date can be intimidating; Kirsti made this process simple and painless! She was prompt with her replies to my multitude of e-mails and questions, she took the time to explain everything thoroughly and made sure the day went smoothly. The package options that were presented were easy to follow, I knew exactly what to expect. The meal options were reasonably priced, and the food was fantastic- very accommodating to dietary restrictions as well (vegan, vegetarian and gluten free!).
The ceremony was held in my parents back yard and Kirsti gave us vendor names and suggests for outdoor chair rentals and more. If you're looking for a wonderful venue, stress free consider the Prestige!
Mikaela W. Sent on 30/01/2019
4.6 out of 5 rating

Such a perfect day :)

Our wedding turned out absolutely perfect. Kirsti was amazing to work with. She was friendly, kind, and genuinely cared about how we wanted our special day to turn out. The food was absolutely AMAZING and all of the servers were friendly and professional. We didn't want a typical wedding dinner as outlined in the wedding book provided to us by the hotel, and upon discussion about certain dishes we made our own unique dinner menu. It was absolutely perfect.
Caitlin W. Sent on 25/01/2019
4.4 out of 5 rating

The team at Lakeside Prestige were so wonderful to work with to make our day as special as it was. We would do it again in a heartbeat.

The venue is lovely and the team at the Prestige is professional and efficient. It was really low stress to plan for our wedding here. We’d highly recommend it!
Krista S. Sent on 25/01/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Was a great experience!

Having our wedding at the prestige was a wonderful experience! Staff was very friendly and helpful, and the cook was happy to take dietary restrictions into consideration. The beautiful scenic lake is a great plus as well!
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Meet the team

Kirsti Leppanen
Kirsti Leppanen
Convention Sales Manager

Loves to sing karaoke / Bridesmaid 8 times / auditioned for Wheel of Fortune / working at mastering the words to Alphabet Aerobics by Blackalicious so I can sing it at karaoke!

I was born in Australia and my first job was as a Legal Secretary where I worked for 10 years before getting the travelling bug. I spent a few years travelling and working in a variety of hospitality jobs including Chalet Host in Chamonix France & Stewardess on a Luxury Motor Yacht in the Mediterranean (P Diddy was on board for a day, but I had no idea it was him until after he left).

After returning to Australia and getting married, my husband and I packed up and left on a working honeymoon holiday to Canada. We have lived in Canada ever since. So, I guess you can say I am still on our honeymoon. Together we have managed various lodges throughout BC including a remote wilderness lodge near Whistler, a Heli-Ski lodge in Terrace, and a snowmobile lodge in Revelstoke.

We then discovered beautiful Nelson and decided this is where we wanted to lay our roots. I started working with the Prestige as a Front Desk Agent and was promoted to the position of Convention Sales Manager. I love being able to combine my passion for the hospitality industry with my administrative background. It is a perfect mix for me.

My favorite thing about working on wedding events is seeing the couples’ vision come together on the wedding day after months of planning. It is very satisfying seeing the couple and all their family and friends having an amazing time and knowing that you played a part in it. I leave work with a buzz every time.

I would love to meet you and hear about your vision for your wedding day. I will create a plan, down to the last detail so that your special day will be stress free and allow you to focus on the most important things; your new spouse, your loved ones and creating memories to last a lifetime!

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