Thanks to its distinct terrain, British Columbia is filled with stunning wedding venues. From mountain top lodges to lakeside resorts, the province has it all and more. If you’re looking for a jaw-dropping backdrop for your nuptials that’s a bit more interesting than your average wedding venue, read on.
Here are the top wedding venues with a view in British Columbia.
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort (Golden)
Way up at the top of the Purcell Mountains you’ll find the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Located 7,700 feet from the ground, it’s the highest elevated venue in the entire country. To reach the top you and your guests will have to hop aboard the Golden Eagle Express Gondola - but no worries, your ride will be anything but boring. On the way up you’ll get to scope out B.C.’s beautiful national parks and mountains. The spot has received rave reviews from couples who have married there in the past, so it’s bound to live up to your expectations.
Beaverfoot Lodge & Resort (Golden)
Golden is also home to the Beaverfoot Lodge & Resort, a rustic venue tucked away in the Rockies. The lodge generates its own electricity, making it a far cry from city lofts and hotel ballrooms. It boasts cabins, covered pioneer wagons, hiking trails and more. Aside from the forest, mountain and lake views on the property, you’ll also see horses roaming around the resort. If you’re a seasoned rider you can even enter your ceremony on one.
Kimberley Alpine Resort (Kimberley)
This ski town is the ideal alpine escape in East Kootenay. You and your guests will board the Express Chairlift which climbs all the way to the top of the North Star Mountain - the home of the resort. Ceremonies are typically hosted under the Maverick T-Bar Arch which has a view of the Rockies that cannot be beat.
John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse (Richmond)
Think there’s nothing more gorgeous than the ebb and flow of open water? The John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse may be the venue for you. The ultra modern building floats on the Fraser River and has amazing views of both the water and the North Shore Mountains. If it’s too chilly to say your “I do’s” outdoors, the inside flaunts massive floor to ceiling windows that allow you to soak in the scenery even when the weather is acting up.
Furry Creek Golf & Country Club (Furry Creek)
This spot has one upped just about every country club thanks to its impressive sights. Forested islands, mountains, clear blue river waters and The Furry Creek Waterfall can all be seen from its impeccably manicured lawns. Could you ask for a better backdrop?
The Sutton Place Hotel (Revelstoke Mountain)
Situated right at the base of Mount Mackenzie sits the luxurious Sutton Place Hotel. The slopeside venue offers amazing views of the Columbia River, giving you glimpses across to the Monashee and Selkirk Mountains. If you’re looking to plan any ski adventures for you and your guests, you’re in luck. Mackenzie Mountain flaunts North America’s tallest lift-serviced vertical.
The Wickaninnish Inn (Tofino)
Want to get away from it all? Tofino is the place to go. The small Island district is home to under 2000 residents and the beautiful Wickaninnish Inn. Here you’ll be treated to views of Chesterman Beach and parts of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. If you want to host a beach wedding unlike any other, this spot won’t disappoint.
Grouse Mountain (North Vancouver)
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life in Vancouver by hosting your wedding atop Grouse Mountain. Its collection of venues are a mere 15 minutes outside of the downtown core, giving locals easy access to them. It has nine indoor venues in total, each with its own unique vibe, and tons of outdoor space. Aside from the stellar sights of the forest and alpine peaks, you’ll get to see the twinkling city lights of Vancouver from high above. If you want to get some truly beautiful shots, hop on the chairlift or take a helicopter ride to the peak with your photographer.
Island Lake Lodge (Fernie)
When it comes to views, Island Lake Lodge really has it all. From its grounds you can see the stunning sights of Elk Valley, Island Lake and the Lizard Range mountains. With so many gorgeous photo ops, you’ll want to make sure your photography has extra memory cards on hand!
Emerald Lake Lodge (Field)
Located on the shores of Emerald Lake sits the aptly named Emerald Lake Lodge. Though its upscale accommodations are more than welcoming, you’ll definitely want to spend the majority of your wedding outdoors. Among its impressive vistas are the glistening waters of the lake, forests and the Rockies.