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West Coast Wilderness Lodge

Egmont, British Columbia View map
Rating 4.9 out of 5
18 reviews
2 to 120 Guests

About

Please be aware that our 2022 Exclusive Weekend Weddings are fully booked for 2022. However, our booking calendar for mid-week Elopements is open. Please reach out for any Elopement bookings on our website.

For 2023, we only have September 22-24, 2023 & Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend 2023 (Friday to Sunday) available for our Weekend Wedding Offering. Please reach out through our website.

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 Columbia's wild fjords, which we guarantee will take your breath away. West Coast Wilderness Lodge is a weekend getaway that 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. We are open and operational from May 1st through to early October.

Experience

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, The Most Romantic Wedding Venue in BC 2019, and a Finalist in 2020 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 under 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 fireplace 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 ambiance for you and your guests.

Our facilities can easily accommodate up to 100 to 110 guests. Also included is beachfront with a campfire pit, to accommodate for a welcome reception of 100 to 110 guests maximum with mixed seating. Guest's accommodation is also included with 26 luxury rooms either forest view or ocean view.

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.

Feeling even more intimate, 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 an ocean view. This patio allows a maximum capacity of 10 guests and the wedding couple. Overlooking the Sechelt Inlet this is the perfect space for an intimate gathering with a romantic ambiance.

Services offered

West Coast Wilderness Lodge offers brides and grooms the following services for their big day:

  • Outdoor welcome reception space
  • Outdoor ceremony space
  • Indoor and outdoor reception space
  • Alternative sheltered ceremony space (outdoor covered atrium)
  • Ceremony chairs
  • Optional wooden arch for ceremony
  • Banquet set up and take down
  • Banquet tables, chairs, linens, napkins, white china, and glassware
  • Guestbook table and linen
  • Gift table and linen
  • Lounge seating
  • Wireless microphone for dining room (for larger weddings)
  • Access to your personal online Event Portal
  • A lodge wedding representative to assist you throughout the planning process

The West Coast Wilderness Lodge offers a variety of Weekend Wedding Packages to suit each couple's 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 of at least 100 guests and up to 120 guests and includes all 26 accommodations for at least 2 nights.

The Lodge offers Petite Elopement Packages as well. These packages allow a maximum of 10 additional guests and are designed to be the most romantic getaway 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 3 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.

Highlights

Availability

Type

Ballroom, banquet hall, beach, country club, hotel, inn/B&B, marina, restaurant

Style

Classic, coastal, country, eclectic, garden, glamorous, modern, nautical, rustic, vintage, waterfront

Event Services

Accommodations, bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$5,000

Plated Service (per head)

$217

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

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
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Limited bar
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink

What event items are available?

Altar/arches
Audio equipment
Chair covers
Dance floor
Furniture
Chairs
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
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?

$5,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/sound
Parking

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$228

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$11

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$11

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)
Dessert

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$50

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Limited bar
Open bar
House beer
House wine
Champagne toast
House liquor
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Bartenders

18 reviews

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    Robyn K. Married on 25/09/2021
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    Engagement Party

    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.
  • Seleena
    Seleena F. Married on 23/09/2019
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    Stunning Venue

    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.
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    David P. Married on 01/06/2019
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    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.
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    Mariane L. Married on 13/05/2019
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    Perfect elopement

    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!
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    Aurora G. Married on 21/09/2019
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    September 21, 2019

    WCWL was a dream venue! Perfect place to gather friends and family for a weekend of celebration. From the moment we booked until our wedding weekend everything was so smoothly handled. Communication with the venue is easy and fast, the food was delicious, the views beautiful and and the whole experience one we will forever remember! We were able to fully enjoy every minute of the weekend knowing that WCWL are experts at what they do. We worked with makeup and DJ from their suggested vendor and it was great.
    We highly recommend this venue!
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    Megan T. Married on 17/07/2019
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    Beautifully amazing

    WCWL was the absolute perfect destination wedding. You get the best of both the sea and the forest. The staff amazing, friendly and completely bend over backwards to make your wedding feel special. Not to mention the easiest planning for a wedding ever! The flowers were better then I could have ever imagined and the cake ans dinner super delicious.
    Between the incredible staff and breathtaking natural scenery, our wedding will be forever memorable and the pictures spectacular.

    West Coast Wilderness Lodge's reply:

    Hi Megan,

    Thank you for such a wonderful review! Your Wedding was a beautiful occasion and we are so happy you chose our venue to be a part of it. So glad that your Elopement was everything you dreamed, and we hope to see you both around the lodge in the future.

    Sincerely,
    West Coast Wilderness Lodge
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    Tanis M. Married on 06/07/2019
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    Wonderful weekend

    Our wedding at WCWL was amazing! Everything went seamlessly at each event throughout the weekend. We had a bit of rain during a couple of our events and the lodge still delivered a beautiful outdoor experience. Our guests were thrilled with their food and overall accommodations throughout the weekend! Will be going back to the lodge for many years to come.

    West Coast Wilderness Lodge's reply:

    Hi Tanis & Brock,

    Thank you for your kind words. Your Wedding was an absolutely beautiful celebration!
    We look forward to seeing you back at the lodge in the future.

    Sincerely,
    Genevieve & the West Coast Wilderness Lodge Team
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    Allysha W. Married on 27/07/2019
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    Dream Come True

    The west coast wilderness lodge, along with it’s staff, created the most beautiful location for our wedding. We went and looked at the venue in May when they are doing some small Reno’s and we fell in love with the place. So when we arrived for our wedding and everything was set up, it surpassed ALL expectations. The beauty is breathtaking. The food is SCRUMPTIOUS; absolutely delicious, a huge hit! The staff were all so friendly, helpful, and had fun beside us- all while maintaining professionalism. I want to take a moment to thank Genevieve (our wedding coordinator) who was absolutely amazing. She was so helpful and goes out of her way to make sure your vision comes to fruition. She would even reply to me when she was on vacation!
    The rooms are amazing, the views are amazing, the food was amazing, the experience was amazing! I wish I had a better word than amazing. It was a dream come true. I’m looking forward to coming back to visit. All my guests definitely couldn’t stop commenting on how amazing the venue was.
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    Melissa M. Married on 20/06/2019
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    Elopement Wedding for 15 People

    Such a fantastic wedding day! The location was breathtaking. We spent the morning swimming in a nearby lake and were blessed with gorgeous weather, the afternoon ceremony was great (my only complaint was the arch - when it said they provided one I assumed it would be decorated. Had I known I would have decorated it myself so it was a bit of a shock/disappointment when I walked down to see just a huge wooden arch with no white cloth or flowers on it), dinner was also great and that evening we went down to the beach with the luminescent plankton. We also loved our room and wish we could have stayed longer !

    West Coast Wilderness Lodge's reply:

    Hi Melissa,

    Thank you for your review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your beautiful celebration with close family and friends. It was truly a beautiful day! We are sorry to hear about the confusion in regards to the arch, had we known we would have been happy to put something together for you.
    Regardless, your stunning dress and smiles seem like decor enough! Can't wait to have you all back at the Lodge in the future.

    Sincerely,
    Genevieve &
    West Coast Wilderness Lodge

Awards

  • 18

West Coast Wilderness Lodge Real Weddings

  • Seleena & David
    15 Photos · 23/Sep/2019
  • Sarah & Harky
    58 Photos · 15/Jun/2019
  • Bicky & Carlie
    37 Photos · 01/Jul/2012

Meet the Team

Genevieve Robichaud
Genevieve Robichaud
Event Coordinator

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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