Church & State Wines

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

Information about Church & State Wines

Church & State Wine 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 deck, which allows guests to truly get to enjoy the vineyard. It is a short 15 minutes from the Victoria International Airport and only 10 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 take place outdoors, either by the large natural pond or on the hillside plateau that overlooks the vineyards.

Services offered

Church & State is equipped with plenty of wedding-day amenities for both ceremonies and receptions. The venue can also host rehearsal dinners. The building has:

  • Built-in audio system with auxiliary input, multi-CD change, satellite radio, and microphone
  • Floor plan arrangements
  • Overhead heaters for outdoor decks
  • Full-service kitchen with wood-burning stove
  • Candle-lit barrel room

Cuisine

Church & State has a large selection of wines to choose from, but also offers a variety of different menus for the big day. The menus include:

  • Soup, salad, and appetizers
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • Buffet
  • Dinner
  • Buffet-style brunch
  • Reception platters
  • Family-style
  • Desserts

Other services

To assist in your wedding-day needs, Church & State provides event planning services, as well as catering and bar services. Guests can also hold corporate events and fundraisers at the venue. Personal and social gatherings are also welcome.

  • Type

    Restaurant

  • Event Services

    Catering / bar, event planning

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More information about Church & State Wines

  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, uncovered outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner

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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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