The Laurel Packinghouse, a heritage building dating from 1918, was vital to the local orchard industry for decades. It has been intensively renovated, yet still maintains original features including enormous wooden beams and repurposed wooden flooring, brick made from local Knox Mountain clay, and hanging lamps. The Laurel now houses a spectacular, naturally lit venue space that's versatile, full of atmosphere, and acoustically strong. It has tremendous appeal in that it offers a warm, charming venue space which can be left as is, or can be decorated in a variety of unique ways. Its central location in Kelowna's Cultural District, and the BC Orchard Industry Museum and Wine Museum in the Packinghouse itself, make for a special setting which never fails to impress.
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Amber S. · Married on 04/08/2019
We had our wedding reception at the Laurel Packinghouse August 2019 and we can't say enough about the amazing staff and the beautiful venue! Shelley was SO helpful and kind. She was also very prompt with responding to my many emails. The staff at the Laurel are very knowledgeable and always helpful with any questions I had! Our guests loved the location, the character of the building, and the museum! It is so beautiful inside and the lights that are included in the rental so we didn't need to add many decorations. The recently renovated deck in the back was the perfect spot for our wedding party photos! I would highly recommend this venue for any event!!Sent on 30/08/2019
The Laurel Packinghouse - Kelowna Museums Society's reply:Hi, Amber and Graham - How generous of you to write such a positive review of the Laurel and my staff here! It is a venue that's full of charm, ambiance and historic character, and I'm so glad it suited you and your guests. We take pride in offering excellent service, so I'm glad that was your experience here. Thank-you for your kind words, as well as for taking the time to write.
Kelsey A. · Married on 11/05/2019
What a beautiful venue! Affordable and required little decor. The communication with everyone during the booking process and surrounding my wedding days was prompt and they were on point!Sent on 21/05/2019
So happy I chose this as my venue.
The Laurel Packinghouse - Kelowna Museums Society's reply:Thank-you, Kelsey, for taking the time to provide feedback. I'm so pleased that you were happy with choosing the Laurel and that the communication was both easy and strong. Best wishes! Shelley
Rachelle N. · Married on 06/08/2017
Beautiful venue. Staff were pleasant and friendly the entire time leading up to the wedding and during the day of the wedding. Such a gorgeous place which doesn't require a lot of decor because of its natural beauty!Sent on 04/09/2017
The Laurel Packinghouse - Kelowna Museums Society's reply:Thank-you for your compliments and appreciation of the beautiful Laurel, Rachelle! It was a pleasure to work with you and Luke, your friends and families towards a wonderful wedding celebration. Your comments are so welcome! Shelley
Joelle J. · Married on 21/07/2017
Had such a great reception at the Laurel Packinghouse. They were very accommodating to how we wanted everything set up. It was nice to have it just the way we wanted the place to look, the food we wanted to serve, and the bar set up the way we had it. We rented it from 9am to 2am so that we would have lots of time to drop things off. This place does not need a lot of decorations! The history and architecture of this place speaks for itself. So thrilled with how everything turned out.Sent on 01/08/2017
The Laurel Packinghouse - Kelowna Museums Society's reply:Thank-you, Joelle and Jared, for your positive comments about various aspects of the versatile Laurel Packinghouse. Our aim is to provide our renters and their guests with a wonderful experience here, through every step of the rental process to enjoying a successful event. Your comments are appreciated! Thanks, too, for your photos. Shelley
Carly L. · Married on 08/06/2018
An amazing spot!
The Laurel Packinghouse was the absolute perfect place for us to have our wedding reception. The staff is so helpful and lovely they were so instrumental to us having a smooth and wonderful event. It also looks beautiful with such minimal decoration and bringing in catering and our own alcohol made it much more affordable for us! It was also so helpful that as a popular spot most of our vendors had worked here which was really helpful for us planning from out of town. Would absolutely recommend!Sent on 30/06/2018
The Laurel Packinghouse - Kelowna Museums Society's reply:Thank you so much for the warm compliments! We're glad that you had great time in our venue and it was a pleasure working with you and Nelson, and your friends and family. Best wishes! Ryan
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