Located in Egmont, British Columbia, West Coast Wilderness Lodge is a venue that specializes in creating lasting memories by hosting waterfront weddings and special events. All set to the picturesque backdrop of British Columbias wild fjords, which we guarantee will take you breath away. West Coast Wilderness Lodge is a weekend getaway which allows your friends and family to come together in celebration of your love, over excellent wine, scrumptious food, and dazzling views. Situated near Skookumchuck Narrows Provincial Park and overlooking Sechelt Inlet, this scenic venue is ideal for adventurous couples who want to say their I Dos in the wilderness.
The West Coast Wilderness Lodge has been the winner of the Georgia Straights Best Wilderness Resort for 10 years. Most recently the Lodge has been awarded The Best Ocean View Wedding Venue in BC 2018 presented by Global Wedding Awards & Lux Magazine, and The Most Romantic Wedding Venue in BC 2019 and a Finalist in 202 presented by the BC Wedding Awards by Oceanic Events.
The West Coast Wilderness Lodge specializes in a hands on approach and will work closely with you throughout your entire Wedding planning process to help you achieve the Wedding of your dreams. In our experience over the last 15 plus years, we understand the importance of catering to the unique atmosphere and design of each of our couples. With our team by your side we can guarantee that all details of your big day will come together in a seemless and effortless way. Your guests will leave your wedding in awe of not only the stunning scenery, but for every perfect moment they have shared with you and your friends and family.
Facilities and capacity
The facilities found at this West Coast venue include the Main Lodge with its majestic decks and spacious dining room. The main deck overlooks the Sechelt Inlet and is used for both the ceremony, and to dance out nder the stars. Our side patio offers an alternative ceremony space with wynding wisteria vine that remains lush throughout our season. This space is also for your guests to enjoy the cocktail hour post ceremony and remains available as a seating area with fire place lounges and hanging string lights thoughout the evening Our main dining room has vaulted high ceilings, and a wall of windows framed in hardwood to match our dazzling floors. The accents of this room will provide a unique and warm ambience for you and your guests.
Our facilities can easily accommodate up to 135 seated guests or 150 guests for a standing cocktail reception. Also included is a beachfront with campfire pit, to accommodate for a welcome reception of 135 guests maximum with mixed seating. Guests accommodation is also included with 26 luxury rooms either forest view or ocean view.
Our Wilderness Waterfront space is ideal for an intimate Wedding Reception 40 guests or less. Set away from the main facilities our waterfront will allow you and closest friends and family to have an elegant celebration embracing the lush forest surroundings with a golden sunset along the waters edge. The waterfront space includes a beautiful green lawn with lawn games such as bocci, and frizzbee.
For larger Weekend Weddings, our waterfront is the perfect place to have a casual backyard Welcome BBQ on arrival. Regardless, your guests will never forget their time at our lodge while they roast marshmallows or dance away under a starry sky celebrating your Wedding.
The Wisteria Patio located just off our main dining room, is another ideal space for intimate celebrations 40 guests or less. The wynding wisteria vine, and flower pots give this space a unique secret garden feel, while still being dazzled by the view overlooking the ocean. This space is perfect for the low key couple looking to celebrate with their closest family and friends in relaxed mingling environment, while enjoying some of BC's best cuisine.
Feeling even more intimate, and you may choose one of our Elopement Packages inclusive of all your wedding needs. You may add on our smaller and more intimate, Private Dining Patio with hanging string lights and ocean view. This patio allows a maximum capacity of 15 guests. Overlooking the Sechelt Inlet this is the perfect space for an intimate gathering with a romantic ambience.
West Coast Wilderness Lodge offers brides and grooms the following services for their big day:
The West Coast Wilderness Lodge offers a variety of Weekend Wedding Packages to suite each couples independent needs. Firstly, the Lodge offers a full Weekend Wedding Package for which you and your guests have the privacy of the entire resort for an entire weekend. Starting the weekend off with a Welcome BBQ and followed by the Ceremony and Wedding Reception the next day. This packge is available for celebrations over 50 guests, and includes all 26 accommodations for 2 nights.
The Lodge also offers Intimate Wedding Packages designed for celebrations of 20-40 guests. These packages are a 2 day package with a Rehearsal Dinner on arrival, followed by the Ceremony and Wedding Reception the next day. These packages include 8-10 accommodations for 2 nights, with an optional maximum up to 15. For our more intimate gatherings the Lodge offers a variety of reception spaces from the serene grasses of our waterfront lawn, to our side patio with hanging wisteria vine.
Lastly, the Lodge offers Petite Elopement Packages as well. These packages allow a maximum of 10-15 additional guests, and are designed to be the most romantic get away of your dreams. Designed for 2 guests these packages are fully inclusive of everything you need for a beautiful and intimate wedding celebration. With these packages the Lodge takes the majority of the planning off your hands by looking after floral arrangements, the wedding cake, celebration dinner, and more. Each of these packages will include all of your meals for breakfast and dinner, including a romantic room service breakfast with mimosas, and a VIP Chef Designed 4 Course Tasting Dinner for your Wedding. With our Elopement Packages you will have the opportunity to choose your ideal experience, by enjoying a romantic sunset kayak along the coastline on arrival, and an adventurous Jet Ski with our True Love Elopement Package. You may also choose to take things one step further with our Soulmates Elopement Package, which includes a private float plane to either the stunning Princess Louisa Inlet & Chatterbox Fall, or high into the mountains to say your 'I do's' at next to the serene waters of the glacial Marion Lake. Whatever your choice, you are guaranteed to have memories that will last a lifetime.
18 Reviews for West Coast Wilderness Lodge
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Erin G. · Married on 05/09/2020
Amazing Spot to Tie the Knot
WCWL was phenomenal setting for our intimate elopement last September. The setting was stunning, staff were approachable and respectful, our family all had a great time!Sent on 12/02/2021
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Robyn K. · Getting married on 25/09/2021
The WCWL staff were amazing, planning this event was simple and easy. We were able to pick out menu and we even had a few signature drinks that the bartender created just for us. We had the whole patio to ourselves with a view of the beautiful straight. I would definitely suggest this venue to anyone planning a wedding or engagement party.Sent on 18/10/2019
Seleena F. · Married on 23/09/2019
My husband and I had the pleasure of getting married at the WCWL. It did not disappoint. We stayed for a total of 2 nights at the lodge and it was beautiful. Our even coordinator walked us through the whole process as we planned our wedding. She was very helpful with all of the information etc. Everything went as planned and I had not one thing to worry about. The food was spectacular. All of our guests could not stop talking about how amazing the food was. We will definitely be coming back for our honeymoon next year.Sent on 30/09/2019
David P. · Married on 01/06/2019
Beautiful location & great service
We are both from outside of BC but have lived here for nearly 10 years. When we started looking for a venue for our wedding, we were trying to find a location that reflected what we love about BC, somewhere that gave our out-of-province family and friends a taste of BC and our local guests a great weekend.
When we were recommended to check out WCWL we had friends nearby and thought we would go take a look. Pulling in to the parking lot you are faced with a nice rustic looking lodge and well-maintained landscaping, which was nice but we had seen other places with similar looks. Once we walked through reception and into the main dining room with its high ceiling and large windows overlooking the Narrows and mountains and forest, we knew there and then that this was the place for us.
The rest of the tour confirmed it but we were all in already. The patio deck, the dining room the lounge room, the fire pit and dock area, all worked perfectly for what we wanted to achieve.
Genevieve was good to work with and they have great packages for you to choose from depending on what you want to do. Communication leading up to the event was good and over the actual weekend, the staff were amazing and very helpful.
We had ~100 people for our wedding and we held it in June. People arrived on Friday afternoon, we had a welcome BBQ that evening down by the water so all our guests could get to know one another, the ceremony on Saturday afternoon and people left Sunday morning. It fit our group well, with us using the Back Eddy and Bathgate resorts nearby to house the guests that couldn't fit into the WCWL.
The food at both the BBQ and the dinner was delicious with something for everyone.
We did luck out on the weather but I believe it would have been a great weekend even it had rained.
Our guests could not have been happier. We are an active couple so many of our guests are too. Throughout the weekend, many of our guests made use of the next-door boat tours and kayaking, the Skookumchuck Narrows hike, and other activities in the area. What we hoped was that our guests would feel like they had a mini-vacation for themselves and not just attending a wedding. I believe we achieved that.
The photographs we got were amazing as anywhere you pointed a camera there was another stunning vista.
We stayed an additional night to decompress and soak it all in a little and the comment my newly minted partner made summed up the whole experience, "The weekend delivered"
Thank you to all the staff at WCWL. It has made choosing an anniversary trip location, remarkably simple.Sent on 27/10/2019
Mariane L. · Married on 13/05/2019
The WCWL went above and beyond to make our day as smooth and enjoyable as possible. They met all our expectations and more, over-delivering on their promises. The views are breath-taking and make for stunning photographs, the staff is very friendly and accommodating, and our wedding coordinator Genevieve was always at our disposal and promptly answered any of our questions. All of our meals at the lodge as well as the wedding cake were delicious!! We couldn't have been happier with our venue choice!Sent on 24/05/2019
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As a family run business I have grown up with the lodge as my own back yard. Being a part of the lodge team and seeing the behind the scenes of their events is what inspired me to pursue Event Coordinating as my career.
I studied Event Marketing at BCIT and have worked my way up over the past 10 years to manage the events with the lodge. I am a very hands on with all of our couples, and take every patience to guide you through the planning process. It is no joke that planning a wedding is like taking on a second job, so I have always done my best to help our couples take a load off.
In my personal life, I am an avid traveler. I have used the benefit of working seasonally to my advantage and been fortunate enough to visit many countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, and Central America. I enjoy traveling with friends but have also gone solo on trips as well. In addition to my backpacking experiences, I have been able to be apart of an animal volunteer program in South Africa, and I have spent time as aupair in Germany.
At home I spend time with my friends, close knit family, and of course my dog Buddy. My hobbies include, dog walks on the dike, snowbaording, hiking, reading, and dining out.
I hope that you will choose the lodge as your Wedding venue, as it would be a pleasure to meet you and to work alongside you to make your dream wedding come true! I am passionate about my career in events, and connecting with people throughout all avenues of my life, hopefully we will connect soon!
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