One of the most exciting parts of the puzzle when planning your wedding is location scouting, and believe me there are no shortages of amazing locations to choose from in the Sea to Sky Corridor!  Let’s take a look at 11 of my local favourites that you may or may not know about!

 

1. Evans Lake

Imagine standing with your partner in a peaceful forest, surrounded by tall trees and lake views, committing your life to each other.  Or perhaps at the end of the swim dock, in the sunshine?  The serene, natural venue at Evans Lake is perfect for the couple that would like an outdoor venue, without the hike-in.  There are so many options to choose from for your ceremony backdrop, and reception space (when those are allowed again!)  Complete with a recreation and dining hall, this venue has it all.

Check them out here:  www.evanslake.ca

Evans Lake Wedding Venue

Photo by Wonderlust

Evans Lake Wedding Venue

Photo by Wonderlust

Evans Lake Wedding Venue

 

2. Cheekye Ranch

Cheekye Ranch is known to locals as the home to Second Chance Cheekye Ranch (SCCR), which is a charitable organization focused on rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming horses.  With over 40 horses on-site at any given time, your guests would have quite the experience from start to finish.  What locals may not know, is that it is also a beautiful venue for a destination wedding.

Cheekye Ranch is situated beside the Cheakamus River on over 60 acres, and boasts gorgeous views of Tantalus and Garibaldi mountain ranges, riverside yurts, and landscaped gardens which are perfect for your ceremony.

Check them out here:  www.cheekyeranch.com

Cheekye Ranch Wedding Venue

Cheekye Ranch Wedding Venue

Cheekye Ranch Wedding Venue

Cheekye Ranch Wedding Venue

Planner: Clearwater Events @clearwater.events
Venue: Cheekye Ranch @cheekye_ranch
Photo: Hennygraphy @hennygraphy
Video: Everness Films @evernessfilms
Florals: De La FLore @de.la.flore
Ribbon: Fortiv @_fortiv_
Gowns: Hannah Tikkanen @shophannahtikkanen
Rings: Evorden @myevorden
Plates + Cutlery: Sie Collection @siecollectionyvr
Decor + Desserts: Table and Co. @tableandco.ca
Nourish Board + Brie Cake: Daily Palette @thedailypalette
Hair and Makeup: Alisha @alisha_hopps
Lovebirds: Taylor + Zach @taylorlinhui + @zacharyjamesdabrowski

 

3. Cheakamus Centre

When they named it Paradise Valley, they weren’t kidding.  You can truly get away from it all on the grounds at Cheakamus Centre.  The beautiful, modern facility and delicious on-site catering, are just the cherry on top of the 165 hectare grounds that are deemed an ecological reserve.  The team at Cheakamus are champions of sustainability, and conservation.  On-site accommodations feature 9 rustic, heated cabins for your guests, you can really make it a wedding to remember!

**AT TIME OF WRITING, DUE TO COVID-19, CHEAKAMUS CENTRE IS NOT TAKING WEDDING RESERVATIONS 

Check them out here:  www.cheakamuscentre.ca

Cheakamus Centre Wedding Venue

Cheakamus Centre Wedding Venue

Cheakamus Centre Wedding Venue

Photo @nisharavji
Florals @weddingswithbillies
Hair + Makeup @natachatrottier

 

4. Sunwolf

Sunwolf is perhaps one of the better known outdoor venues in the Sea to Sky corridor.  Home to the infamous and award-winning Fergie’s Cafe, who serve up the best breakfast in the area (goodbye morning after headache!) .  This venue is nestled at the junction of the Cheekye and Cheakamus Rivers, with fully serviced cabins to house up to 54 of your guests. Additionally, there is ample room for RVs or a gorgeous glamping set-up making it the perfect location for a rustic wedding.  Sunwolf is also a hub of river activity – cap your wedding weekend off with rafting or an eagle viewing float to give the full Squamish experience.

Check them out here:  www.sunwolf.net

Sunwolf Wedding Venue

Sunwolf Wedding Venue

Sunwolf Wedding Venue

Sunwolf Wedding Venue

Sunwolf Wedding Venue

Photo @c.mckenziephotography
Florals @weddingswithbillies

 

5. Sea to Sky Gondola

You’ve definitely heard of the Sea to Sky Gondola.  The views from their Octagon lookout are some of the most sought after by the wedding couples I’ve worked with, and for good reason.  Looking out over Howe Sound and the surrounding mountains, it is truly a unique experience.  There are multiple spots along the trailways for smaller groups and elopements, each with its own gorgeous views, so there is something for everyone!  On-site catering, and the beautiful Diamond Head Room, with its floor to ceiling windows and large covered deck, this venue is one of the best places to dance the night away.

Check them out here:  www.seatoskygondola.com

Sea to Sky Gondola Wedding Venue

Sea to Sky Gondola Wedding Venue

Photo @cortneyvamvakias
Hair + Makeup @natachatrottier
Florals @ekscheur

Sea to Sky Gondola Wedding Venue

Photo @taralillyphotography
Hair + Makeup @natachatrottier
Video @paul.cameron.productions

 

6. CN Railway Museum

The CN Roundhouse & Conference Centre has to be seen to be believed. Surrounded by the West Coast Railway Heritage Park, this venue is like stepping back in time and unlike any of the other venues on this list. From the old town centre, train station, and historic trains, there are multiple unique spots to suit your wedding day.
The Roundhouse itself features 20 ft. floor-to-ceiling windows allowing amazing views of the surrounding mountains. This is the largest venue in the Corridor, which accommodates up to 1200 guests, and can be customized to suit your decor. The mezzanine patio is perfect for your cocktail reception, as well as multiple areas to take unique photos all over the grounds!

Check them out here:  www.wcra.org

CN Railway Museum Wedding Venue

CN Railway Museum Wedding Venue

CN Railway Museum Wedding Venue

Photo @bliss_photography_co
Hair + Makeup @rcrbychristina
Florals @nootkaandsea
Decor + Design @love.and.confetti

 

7. Sitka Farms

Sitka Farms is the newest venue in the Sea to Sky Corridor.  In between Cloudburst Mountain and the Tantalus Mountain Range, it features a beautiful, hand-crafted barn, built with trunks from the property.  There’s ample space to set up for your reception, glamping tents, and games for your guests, we’re so excited to see where this new venue takes us!

Check them out here:  www.sitkafarms.ca

Sitka Farms Wedding Venue

Sitka Farms Wedding Venue

Sitka Farms Wedding Venue

Sitka Farms Wedding Venue

 

8. Shannon Falls

If you’ve driven the Sea to Sky Highway, you’ve seen Shannon Falls.  Cascading an impressive 335 meters, this outdoor spot has a powerful connection to nature for the outdoorsy couple. Along a short, accessible hike from the parking just off the highway, you’ll be met with the thunderous falls, allowing all your guests to join you at this incredible backdrop mother-nature made just for you.

Need permit so contact:

Sea to Sky Park Services Ltd.
604 986-9371
info@seatoskyparks.com
seatoskyparks.com

Shannon Falls Wedding Venue

Photo @bliss_photography_co
Hair + Makeup @natachatrottier
Florals @weddingswithbillies
Floral arrangement @love.and.confetti

 

9. Porteau Cove

Want an ocean view but can’t bear the thought of leaving the mountains? Porteau Cove might just be the place you’ve been looking for! With views over Howe Sound to the mountains beyond, there is breathtaking scenery every way you look. Interestingly, Porteau Cove was BC’s first underwater park created by sinking an old ship to make  habitats for over 100 species of marine life.

Need permit so contact:

Sea to Sky Park Services Ltd.
604 986-9371
info@seatoskyparks.com
seatoskyparks.com

Porteau Cove Wedding Venue

Porteau Cove Wedding Venue

Photo by Dylaina Gollub Photography

 

10. Alice Lake

Alice Lake is a popular hub for hiking and camping with very good reason! Spectacular deep forests, open grassy areas, serene lakes and fantastic mountainscapes, you’ll get the ultimate BC experience all in one. This spot will satisfy both the couple wanting a simple ceremony on the lake to the couple who wants a hardcore hike to get the best view.

Need permit so contact:

Sea to Sky Park Services Ltd.
604 986-9371
info@seatoskyparks.com
seatoskyparks.com

Alice Lake Wedding Venue

 

11. Copper Estates

For the couple looking for expansive mountain views without the gondola access, you need to consider Copper Estates. You will find this venue at the very end of a beautiful, meandering drive, to the top of Britannia Beach Hill. Overlooking Britannia Beach, Howe Sound and the iconic Mining Museum, whisk your loved ones off to a secluded, romantic and unique place with unending possibility. 

Contact: copperestates@gmail.com

Copper Estates Wedding Venue

Copper Estates Wedding Venue

Copper Estates Wedding Venue

Copper Estates Wedding Venue

Copper Estates Wedding Venue

Love & Confetti is a Sea to Sky wedding planning company offering elopements, event management and partial planning. Based in Squamish, BC and serving Squamish to Whistler and beyond.