St. Ann's Academy is an idyllic wedding venue in Victoria that features a beautiful historic chapel, spacious indoor locations, lovely grounds, and a private garden for your celebration. Host your outdoor ceremony in the secluded Novitiate Garden, a reception in Sisters’ Parlour, or capture a romantic moment on the staircase. St. Ann's Academy will create a one-of-kind experience that you and your guests will never forget.
Facilities and capacity
The exquisite St. Ann's Academy offers a variety of event spaces for your wedding ceremony and reception. Couples can host their celebration in any of the indoor and outdoor locations, which include the following:
For an intimate cocktail or tea-style reception for 50 guests, the historic Sisters’ Parlour and adjacent Foyer are the perfect choice.
St. Ann's Academy recommends three hours of booking for weddings to include time for setup and cleanup, photo sessions, and receiving lines/meet and greet. The venue provides a list of suggested vendors for photography, planners, musicians, and wedding resources. Couples have the flexibility to choose vendors from the provided list or bring their own. Rentals include the following:
Victoria’s first Roman Catholic Cathedral was built in 1858. The Cathedral moved and added the school in 1886. The 1910 formal garden, located at the northwest corner of the property, contains rare trees and the remains of an exclusive fountain. In 1974, the Public Works Department of the BC government purchased the building from the Sisters of St. Ann and used it as office space. It remained closed for more than a decade until the Provincial Capital Commission partnered with the BC Buildings Corporation for renovations. It took two years and $16.2 million for the renovation of the 76,000-square-foot building. The majority of the building was converted into a modern office space.
St. Ann's Academy is close to Saanich and Beacon Hill Park. It is approximately half an hour from Victoria International Airport.
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2 Reviews for St. Ann's Academy
Eleni A. · Married on 16/05/2015
Stunning grounds! Beautiful chapel! Great value! I highly recommend!Sent on 31/01/2015
Erin W. · Married on 17/05/2009
The lovely people at St. Ann's Academy were very flexible and helpful. It is one of Victoria's most popular wedding ceremony sites for a reason - location is excellent, the grounds are lovely, and the private garden/chapel combination offers both indoor and outdoor space. They also give lots of information to help with planning music, etc.Sent on 02/06/2009
We actually decided to elope after doing much of our planning and St. Ann's Academy moved our ceremony booking from Sunday morning to Saturday afternoon in order to increase the likelihood of another wedding party wanting the same time. When this happened (it took about a month), they returned our "non refundable" deposit with sincere best wishes for our wedding. They were excellent and I can't thank them enough!