Weddings

Dragon's Lodge

Gabriola, British Columbia View map
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2 to 80 Guests

About

2 to 80 Guests

Dragon’s Lodge is a wedding venue located in Gabriola, British Columbia.This oceanfront property is nestled on five tranquil areas for couples and their loved ones to enjoy. The facility serves as a perfect setting for to-be-weds who want to make a whole weekend out of celebrating saying “I do.”

Facilities and Capacity

This 6,500-square-foot venue is able to accommodate weddings of varying sizes, from intimate affairs to larger groups of up to 80 people. The facilities found at Dragon's Lodge include indoor and uncovered outdoor event spaces that can be decorated in any fashion couples would like. To-be-weds may declare their love and their vows in front of their guests outside, surrounded by picturesque ocean views and plenty of fresh air. The lodge itself offers the entry and great room for indoor events, an elegant event space with neutral decor to complement all kinds of wedding styles. This area also features two large dining tables that work perfectly as head tables where the newlyweds and their crew can sit during the reception. Guests may exit through the great room’s garden doors to visit the expansive deck. This space allows them to enjoy the panoramic views, watch for wildlife sightings, or to simply take a break from the excitement of the festivities.

Services Offered

Dragon’s Lodge boasts a helpful team of professionals who are dedicated to helping each couple bring their dream wedding to life. They are able to assist with a variety of wedding-related events, including engagement parties, showers, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. To ensure a celebration that accurately reflects your one-of-a-kind love, style, and tastes, the staff can provide you with a list of recommended vendors.

Accommodation

This lodge is happy to offer couples and their loved ones 11 guests rooms, with views of the ocean and forest, sleeping up to 25. The lodge also includes a fully equipped, spacious kitchen, featuring a refrigerator, freezer, two stoves, a dishwasher, and more. For a bit of extra privacy, guests can head to the 11 cedar cabins, each featuring two canvas camp cots and mosquito netting.

Highlights

Availability
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Type

Ballroom, beach, boat/yacht, country club, farm, historic, mansion, marina, park/zoo

Style

Classic, coastal, country, garden, nautical, tropical, vintage, waterfront

Event Services

Accommodations, bridal suite, event rentals

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

8,500.00

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

A great room, a game room, 11 rooms, and 11 sleeping cabins

What kind of settings are available?

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?

Family style

What bar services do you provide?

Liquor license

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Dance floor
Furniture
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

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

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

3,500.00

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

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$10

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$10

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/sound
Parking
Bridal suite
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  • Nicole
    Nicole M. Married on 20/07/2019
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    West Coast Wedding Weekend !

    If you are looking for a west-coast inspired, rustic wedding, look no further! Dragon's lodge is the most special venue. We had tofino on the brain originally, and spent a lot of time looking into venues that would bring us close to nature, and serve to host about 50 people for an intimate close family and friends semi-destination wedding. When we arrived in early June to scope out this venue, we instantly knew it was the one! Our wedding was very much DIY, and we hosted a couple group meals on Thursday/Friday, using the beautiful fully stocked kitchen and the patio facing the ocean! The big day was on Saturday, and everything went perfectly with the help of Tanya the building manager, who we also hired as our day of co-ordinator!

    Just some helpful knowledge for future brides! I created a wedding website to keep people in the loop about details, as this was slightly more comprehensive planning than a usual one-day wedding. We did a big costco shop to stock up for snacks and breakfast items and provided a "nightly rate" to our guests because the lodge is a 4 - night site rental. We charged just enough per night to help balance out the cost of the rental and provided a continental breakfast. We only used about 8 cabins, as most of our guests weren't as adventurous as we predicted, but there was also one RV on site as well!
    The lodge is on septic, and my maid of honor made an announcement early on, just to let people know to be gentle with water use. Tanya also provided lovely little makeup wipes in every room. And there were two filled filtered water jugs when we arrived. Heads up, the water is very salty on island because it was well-water.

    Overall, this whole weekend was exactly as we imagined. My friends and family raved about the uniqueness and beauty of this site! It made our wedding very special.
  • Hayley
    Hayley G. Married on 30/04/2020
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    Island Wedding of Our Dreams

    A great experience for our wedding at Dragon's Lodge on Gabriola Island. Tanya, the house manager, was an amazing help. She was kind, flexible, and supportive through the pandemic planning of our wedding and we even hired her for the day of the wedding. She was a fabulous help! The venue itself has the most stunning view and is such a great property. Our friends absolutely loved the venue and the wedding.

    Pros:
    - The great room is fabulous for a small wedding
    - The cost is very reasonable
    - unique venue where you can support a small community
    - great vendors available and familiar with this space
    - the rental was a lot more flexible than MANY places have been for the pandemic
    - The house manager is amazing (as mentioned above)
    - no event fee
    - the cost/view are unbeatable

    Cons:

    - The deck really needs to be redone, it is an eyesore and not in the best condition.
    - some of the beds were a bit uncomfy
    - The wifi was not working well the weekend we went, but I know they were actively trying to fix it (a small panic on my part to get the wedding playlist downloaded to a few phones because of this - not a big deal at all).
    - the neighbor is not a fan of the noise from the house and noise tickets are common (we got one).

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2950 Dragon's Ln V0R1X7 Gabriola (British Columbia)

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