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.
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:
Church & State is happy to offer a variety of different menus for your wedding. These menus include:
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!
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Nadine Harrison · Married on 27/05/2017
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 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!!Sent on 02/07/2017
Jessie Fanucchi · Married on 01/06/2013
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 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.Sent on 15/06/2013
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
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 ceremony programs placed where people could see them for the ceremony.... otherwise they were awesome and I would recommend them to anyone.Sent on 13/11/2011
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