Church & State Wines

1445 Benvenuto Ave V8M 1J5 Brentwood Bay (British Columbia) View map
3 reviews

Number of guests 50 to 250

Information about Church & State Wines

Church & State Wines is a 120-acre estate located in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia. It is an ideal and beautiful location for both big and small gatherings. Church & State is known for its West Coast architecture and wraparound veranda, which allows guests to truly get to enjoy the vineyard. It is a short 15 minutes from the Victoria International Airport and only 20 minutes from Victoria.

Facility and capacity

The main hall can seat up to 250 guests. There are also lounge areas on the facility's outer decks. Ceremonies can take place outdoors, either by the large natural pond or on the hillside plateau that overlooks the vineyards. In the case of poor weather, there is also an indoor option.

Services offered

Their beautiful winery strives to make the wedding planning process as stress-free as possible for the Bride and Groom! They offer a number of services to help the couple feel at ease throughout the months leading up to their special day. At their winery, they offer ceremony-only packages, ceremony and reception packages, as well as reception-only packages. Church & State is equipped with plenty of wedding-day amenities for both ceremonies and receptions. The building has:

  • Built-in audio system with auxiliary input, SONOS, and a handheld, wireless microphone
  • Individually dimmable lighting fixtures
  • Floor plan arrangements
  • Dancefloor
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Overhead heaters for outdoor decks
  • Full-service kitchen with Executive Chef, Desiree Perrin
  • Fully licensed Bar with award winning Church & State Wines, local craft beers, and a variety of liquors available
  • Rental and organization of all necessary table, chairs, cutlery, glasseware, plateware and linens
  • All staffing services

Cuisine

Church & State is happy to offer a variety of different menus for your wedding. These menus include:

  • Served Hors d’Oeuvres
  • Reception Platters
  • Buffet Dinner Service
  • Plated Dinner Service
  • Family-Style Dinner Service
  • Food Stations
  • Desserts
  • Late Night Snacks
  • **The Bride and Groom are welcome to bring in a wedding cake from an outside, professionally licensed source

Other services

Church & State Wines has a full time, year-round Events Manager, whose role is not limited to, but includes the following: answering any and all questions and inquiries, meeting with potential and current wedding clients, assisting the Bride and Groom in selecting a menu, coordinating with the Kitchen, aiding in formulating a bar service plan, assisting in creating a workable table layout, ordering all necessary linens and rentals, and organizing and directing all service staff for the wedding.

Their Events Manager will also organize a team to set up the tables, chairs, linens and place settings for all weddings, as well as all required teardown at the end of the event. The Events Manager will be present on the day-of the wedding to accept deliveries, meet with incoming vendors, and ensure that all venue-related concerns are addressed immediately.

During the wedding, guests are welcome to wander among the vineyards, play lawn games outside, or take photos anywhere on the property. Our winery has a beautiful, wrap-around, covered and heated veranda overlooking the entire vineyard. The veranda is perfect for mingling during the cocktail hour, or catching a breath of fresh air during the party!

With such a beautiful and lush background, and so many options for customization, Church & State Wines is the perfect spot for a truly unique Vancouver Island wedding!

  • Nº of guests

    From 50 to 250

  • Type

    Restaurant, winery

  • Style

    Coastal, country, rustic

  • Event Services

    Bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, liability insurance, outside vendors, set up

  • Plated Service (per head)

    C$ 56.00

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More information about Church & State Wines

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? For weddings: approximately 50 guests, or an equivalent spend.
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? One large interior room, with a beautiful wraparound, covered and heated veranda overlooking the vineyard. We also have a Bridal Room available for the wedding party before the ceremony.
  • What kind of settings are available? Covered outdoor, indoor, uncovered outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, reception, engagement party
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, cocktail reception, dessert, family style, hors d'oeuvres, outside cake, plated, server(s), stations
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), cash bar, champagne toast, house beer, house wine, house liquor, limited bar, liquor license, open bar, premium liquor, signature drink
  • What event items are available? Altar/arches, dance floor, furniture, lighting, chairs, tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, china, flatware, glassware, linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, wheelchair access
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Set up, clean up, chairs, tables, linens, china, flatware, glassware, parking, bridal suite
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service? C$ 55
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations? C$ 55
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves? C$ 10
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Dessert
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? C$ 6
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? House beer, house liquor

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Reviews from Church & State Wines

4.2 / 5
  • Nadine

    Nadine Harrison, Married on 27/05/2017

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    This is one of the most stunning venues in Victoria, BC! A few tips for inquiring brides... The plated dinner choice was amazing, we chose stuffed salmon, tenderloin and stuffed chicken. With the help of a seating chart colour coded by guest meal options I provided, everyone's ... View more food was delivered hot within minutes unlike those terrible buffet lines. We also provided appies while we got some photos, which were a huge hit. It ended up being the most reasonable option too as we brought in dessert. The space is beautiful on it's own, so it requires little decorating, the thing to focus on more is making the space personalized with photos, etc. Seating is great and there's a lot of room for dancing (we had 72 guests). The room can get very warm on a hot day, which unfortunately meant that not a lot of our guests danced, which was something I really wanted. The guests did enjoy the wrap around deck outdoors all night though and loved it for mingling. Overall for the venue location, drinks, appies and dinner the value was definitely there. I'd highly recommend Church and State Winery for your wedding!!

  • Jessie Fanucchi, Married on 01/06/2013

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Bad
    • Value:
      Good
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Regular

    We fell in love with Church and State Wines a year and half before our wedding. We had an initial viewing and received a quote before booking. Church and State has in house catering so that was included. Based on the quote and viewing we booked the venue. In the year and a half ... View more before our wedding, we dealt with three different events people. Everything was great until the first meeting with the second events manager. We took our coordinator to the meeting and thank goodness we did because everything we had been told had changed. Our alternative ceremony location for rain was booked as a restaurant until 3 and the alternative didn't hold all our guests. Thousands of dollars in new charges that we were never told about. That being said, after we brought up all these issues and showed them our previous quote, they did honor our original price. However, they acted like they were doing us a favour and never apologized for the stress they put us through or the fact that they clearly didn't look at our original quote before meeting with us. Once we got everything settled, we had an amazing wedding day. The grounds and building were beautiful. We had great service in picking our wine. The food was incredible and plentiful. We had great service from the serving staff. I would recommend Church and State but only if you are willing to really keep an eye on your quotes and keep up communication with the events manager. We were lucky to have our wedding coordinator help with many of the issues. It is a beautiful site with great food but be prepared to deal with less than helpful management staff.

  • Sarah Brizan, Married on 22/10/2011

    • Quality of service:
      Good
    • Responsiveness:
      Good
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Acceptable

    Church and State was a brilliant and beautiful venue to have our wedding at. They were more than flexible with EVERYTHING! Catering to decor and even let us make the last minute ceremony decision of inside or out the day of the wedding. The only concern was not having the ... View more ceremony programs placed where people could see them for the ceremony.... otherwise they were awesome and I would recommend them to anyone.

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