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Tin Poppy Retreat

Salmon Arm, British Columbia View map
Rating 4.9 out of 5
16 reviews
2 to 25 Guests

About

Tin Poppy Retreat is a solar powered retreat located in the Larch Hills between Salmon Arm and Enderby. The 160 acre private retreat has 4 unique onsite accommodations for up to 25 guests, and can accommodate 25 people in total at their venue. The retreat has walking trails leading to amazing views of the North Okangan valley, and is pet friendly.

Facilities and Capacity

The beautiful off grid and solar power cabins provide unique and luxurious accommodations for the couple and their guests.

Services Offered

This package is a fully curated package, best suited to adventurous couples that share our eclectic aesthetic and are interested in lowering their ecological footprint.

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Included in the package:Exclusive use of Tin Poppy Retreat for 2 nights (extra nights can be booked)

  • 2 Nights’ accommodation for the couple + 23 guests
  • Full planning & day of coordination
  • B.C. marriage commissioner
  • Professional photography (a 70 minute location photography session in and around the property and receive an edited online gallery of 30+ selects)
  • Bouquets and or boutonnières for the couple
  • Reception dinner
  • Grazing table ~ crackers, meats, cheeses, local fruits and vegetables
  • Cake ~ chocolate, vanilla or carrot
  • Decor ~ decorated reception hall & ceremony site
  • Wood tables & white chiavari chairs, linens & napkins
  • Dishware & cutlery
  • Bar and basic bar supplies
  • Dance floor 22 x15
  • Blue tooth sound system with mic
  • Fire pit ~ wood can be purchased
  • Full set up and post event clean up

Elopement Package for Two

  • 2 Nights Accommodation
  • B.C. Marriage Commissioner, Fees & Witnesses
  • Professional Photography (a 70 minute location photography session in and around the property and receive an edited online gallery of selects)
  • Bridal Bouquets and Groom’s Boutonnieres
  • Elopement Cake (chocolate vanilla or carrot)

Highlights

Availability

Type

Banquet hall, inn/B&B

Style

Classic, country, eclectic, garden, glamorous, modern, rustic, vintage

Event Services

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

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$5,000

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

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
Family style
Hors d'oeuvres
Server(s)

What bar services do you provide?

Cash bar
Open bar
Outside alcohol

What event items are available?

Altar/arches
Audio equipment
Centerpieces
Dance floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

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

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

$5,000

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

$5,000

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
Bridal suite

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

Wedding cake

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

Open bar

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  • Elise
    Elise M. Married on 12/12/2020
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    Tin Poppy was Magical!

    I was so happy to find and book Tin Poppy for our intimate wedding in the beginning of 2020 and then as the 2020 pandemic hit, I was even more thrilled that we had booked with them! They took so much off my shoulders, not having to think about the flowers, finding the commissioner, the photographer, and the cake was a big relief during all the crazy unpredictable times. We showed up and had the most magical ceremony I could have ever dreamed up.
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    Shauna A. Married on 13/09/2019
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    Sept132019

    We absolutely loved ever aspect of our wedding. They made everything so easy for us!

    Tin Poppy Retreat's reply:

    Thank you so much for your review Shauna! It was a pleasure to be a part of your beautiful wedding!
    Maggie
  • Helan-Marie
    Helan-Marie K. Married on 23/02/2019
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    Everything we could want

    What can we say about our elopement at Tin Poppy? It was everything we could want and more! The package we chose included two nights in Lavender House, a gift basket with some local goodies that were SO delicious! My bouquet, his boutonniere and a beautiful simple cake! Also an amazing officiant and photographer. We added a dinner on top of it and it was packaged neatly in the fridge when we arrived. Maggie was so attentive and got back to us for our many questions very fast. We would recommend this venue to anyone who would like a stress free, cozy wedding in the beautiful Larch Hills near Salmon Arm BC. We are not local but will definitely make the trip back -maybe in the summer when there's less snow- to enjoy the area again!
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    Jayden Z. Married on 14/09/2018
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    Incredible home away from home!

    WOW! What a beautiful place to elope or have a micro-wedding. I cant begin to explain how grateful we are for Maggie's attention to detail and service we received from her in the past year. From booking to venue, to accommodating the reverend, food and amazing photographer - she made it all comprehensive and easy. All of our guests were blown away by the location as well as each of the beautifully unique cabins. Everything is so secluded, you feel comfortable from beginning to end. We will be coming back to Tin Poppy time and time again, i see a new annual tradition amongst our friends and family. Thank you from all of us at the Tweedie wedding! Our weekend was nothing short of perfection.

    Tin Poppy Retreat's reply:

    Jayden,
    You're so welcome! and thank you so much for your review! It was great to meet your lovely family and friends and be a part of your amazing day! We hope to see you again!
    Maggie
  • Kaitlyn
    Kaitlyn B. Married on 02/09/2018
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    Everything top notch.

    My husband and I just loved this location. The scenery was so breathtaking, nothing can compare with the views of thw valley below. Plus the handmade bouquets where so charming and perfect! I loved the basket they had given us full of local treats, they where all delicious and I will most deffbe buying more of them. And the keepsakes where also very cute and well suited for us.

    We cannot wait to go back when its winter to use the saunas included with the cabins. If your ever thinking if this location I highly reccomend. Even if your not getting married there are ski hills and a winery extemely close.

    This place will not disappoint!!!

    Tin Poppy Retreat's reply:

    Kaitlyn,
    Thank you so much for your review! We were honored to host and to be a part of your beautiful wedding! Please come back for winter escape of saunaing, cross country skiing and wine sampling;)
    Maggie
  • Tara
    Tara C. Married on 23/06/2018
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    Perfect Rustic Luxury

    We loved the Tin Poppy for our sweet, small wedding. Long ago, I think we both realized that our wedding day was to be about the start of our marriage and not creating a big, stressful event. This led us to our choice to escape to the woods and tie the knot. Our entire weekend was about relaxing together, and our wedding was about our durable and caring relationship and as we "glamped" with the mosquitoes, it was so clear that the space was perfectly "us."

    We both have busy, full lives and I so appreciated that every detail was beautifully thought out; all we brought was our wedding outfits, the rings, and the paperwork - the rest was all done. We were wed, photographed and changed into our cozy sweats with champagne in hand in under 90 minutes, and the rest of the weekend was just easy and fun.

    Tin Poppy Retreat's reply:

    Thank you for your review Tara! It was so great to meet you two, and I really enjoyed being involved in your wonderful wedding!
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    Ally H. Married on 11/02/2018
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    February Elopement

    The Tin Poppy is a beautiful place for eco friendly bride and grooms thinking of eloping or having a fuss free micro wedding. The views and property are absolutely breathtaking. The organic food provided is top quality (you can special request vegan or gluten free). Maggie is wonderful to work with, she really made our elopement easy and fuss free.

    In the elopement package we chose it came with an amazing officiant, a very talented photographer, glorious flowers and decorations, delicious wedding cake and our meals. It was truly fuss free and easy to plan in a short time frame. I think the value and worth is truly there for the cost.

    My only suggestion is that if booking in the winter book one of the larger cabins or the Lavender House. We eloped in the Tin Poppy which would have been amazing in the Spring to Fall but we found it a tad chilly for our February elopement. We of course we made the best of it and still enjoyed cozying up. There is also a lot of snow, it somewhat deters from being able to explore unless on skis or snow shoes but it is magical all the same.

    My Husband and I are planning on returning here for a summer reception. It is truly a magically scenic place where any nature loving bride and groom would be completely and utterly satisfied. A unique and truly beautiful experience.

    Thank you Maggie!!

    Tin Poppy Retreat's reply:

    Thank you for the review Ally! I'm so glad you enjoyed your elopement - it was beautiful and thoughtful, I'm glad I had the opportunity to witness.
    Thank you for the heads up re the cooler temps in the Poppy - I probably should have turned heat on sooner...
    Looking forward to seeing you again in the summer;)
    Maggie
  • Paul
    Paul A. Married on 24/12/2017
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    Lavender House was the perfect location for our Christmas 2017 micro wedding. The spacious, rustic house provided a unique and comfortable venue for casual visiting, meals and sleeping. We enjoyed the atmosphere created by the wood stoves and fireplace, the beautiful views through the many windows and the comfortable vintage furnishings. Our hostess Maggie took care of all the details for our wedding calmly and unobtrusively, including the ceremony, flowers, photographer, dinner and a spectacular and delicious wedding cake. We just stepped into the picture and enjoyed our time together. And we did enjoy every minute... it was perfect!

    Tin Poppy Retreat's reply:

    Paul and Kaya,
    Thank you for your lovely review, and thank you for trusting me with the details of your special day.
    Happy New Year!
    Maggie
  • Lindsay
    Lindsay W. Married on 29/02/2020
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    Tin Poppy Retreat

    Tin Poppy is the perfect place to have a small intimate wedding! The Lavender Cabin was beautiful and Maggie was amazing to work with! We had seven weeks to plan a wedding and Maggie made the whole process stress free! She was always quick to respond to emails and was very accommodating to all our specific requests. We have nothing but good things to say about Tin Poppy!!

    Tin Poppy Retreat's reply:

    Thank you for your review Lindsay! It was lovely to meet and work with you. Your wedding was absolutely gorgeous, and timely;) You and your team put together a beautiful event.
  • Chere
    Chere Married on 18/08/2018
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    With love and honor

    I am writing this review becuase I am truly impressed. Maggie goes above and beyond to make your day special. She is very accommodating to your needs. This was our honor to be married here. Her place is magical and oozes romance and love. Its rustic and beautiful. Breathtaking. Tin Poppy Retreat will always hold a special place in our hearts. Thank you so very much! Ps. We got married on the smokies day of the year so you can't see the valleys behind us. None the less... they day we had was perfect!

    Tin Poppy Retreat's reply:

    Definitely the smokiest day of the year! But it was beautiful and did add an element of mystic beauty. Thank you so much for your review and allowing us to be a part of your beautiful magical day:)
    Maggie

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168 Larch Hills Rd V1E 2Y4 Salmon Arm (British Columbia)

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