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10 Unique Kelowna Wedding Venues For Your Special Celebration!

Feb Cortes
Feb Cortes
A couple getting married in a waterfront wedding venue in Kelowna.

Introduction

About to get hitched? Congratulations!

Now, just in case you haven’t picked from the countless Kelowna wedding venues yet. Obviously, the size, location, and amenities are first considerations… but what about the overall feel? What kind of vibe do you want to feel during your big day?

Well, that’s where we come in! Because to help you out, we’ve gone ahead and picked 10 of the most unique Kelowna wedding venues you can book today! 

Each has its own key features, but all of them will definitely make your wedding feel more unique and memorable, so let’s get started right away! 

Table of Contents

Botanical gardens are some of the most unique Kelowna wedding venues you can find.

1. Summerhill Pyramid Winery

Let’s start strong with this list of unique Kelowna wedding venues by immediately pointing you towards none other than the Summerhill Pyramid Winery. Set amidst rolling vineyards and overlooking the picturesque Okanagan Lake (hey, perfect for taking family wedding photos!), this unique venue is a dream destination for any couple, wine-loving or not! 

Tip: You’re already here, so why not schedule a wine tasting experience for your guests, allowing them to sample the winery’s award-winning organic wines before the ceremony. Now that’s a memorable experience!

2. Eldorado Resort

If you’re looking for a dream destination wedding without having to travel far, then the Eldorado Resort is the perfect pick for you! Boasting panoramic views of Okanagan Lake and the surrounding mountains, this wallet-friendly venue offers a picturesque setting for any couple opting for a waterfront wedding. For that, it’s easily one of our favorite Kelowna wedding venues!

Tip: Exchange vows on the resort’s private beach, followed by a sunset cocktail reception on the outdoor terrace. Simple, but beautiful.

3. CedarCreek Estate Winery

Opting for an intimate wedding? Well, you don’t have to go far in order to find peace, as Kelowna’s very own CedarCreek Estate Winery is the perfect place! Featuring a number of stunning vineyard vistas and roomy elegant event spaces, this winery will provide you with all of the romantic backdrop you need not just for your ceremony… but for also the wedding photos

Tip: Incorporate wine-themed elements into your wedding décor, such as cork place card holders or personalized wine bottle favors. Now that’s one way of releasing your inner artist!

4. Laurel Packinghouse

We can’t quite explain it too, but there’s something to be said about heritage spots, which is why our next entry on this list of unique Kelowna wedding venues is the Laurel Packinghouse! Built waaaaay back in 1917, this beautifully restored heritage venue in downtown Kelowna is seeped in both history and charm, making it feel like you’ve stepped back in time just to marry your beloved. Romantic, right? 

 Tip: Embrace the venue’s rustic ambiance with vintage-inspired décor and lighting, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for your celebration. You can even opt for vintage-inspired clothing for all of the guests!

There are also traditional Kelowna wedding venues like hotels that offer a more unique twist.

5. Kelowna Yacht Club

Nautical-inspired weddings are all the rage, and lucky for you, we also have our own entry in this list of Kelowna wedding venues! Offering you stunning waterfront views and modern, upscale amenities, the Kelowna Yacht Club is perfect for couples that want a more refined experience for their big day. 

Tip: Arrive at the reception in style by boat, making a grand entrance that wows your guests and captures the essence of lakeside luxury. Of course, make sure to ask your wedding DJ to play some fantastic grand entrance music as well!

6. Bottega Farm Inn & Studio

Looking for budget-friendly Kelowna wedding venues that will let you pull off your rustic-themed nuptials? Well, then the Bottega Farm Inn & Studio is the perfect palace for you! Surrounded by lush orchards and gardens, this tranquil oasis is perfect for outdoor weddings. 

Tip: Host a farm-to-table reception wedding dinner featuring locally sourced ingredients and seasonal produce, showcasing the region’s culinary delights. Plus, you’ll end up helping the local community as well!

7. The Cove Lakeside Resort

We started this list of unique Kelowna wedding venues with a place that overlooks Okanagan Lake, but how about we actually go down beside it? That’s exactly what The Cove offers, as it’s situated on the shores of Okanagan Lake. Furthermore, the resort itself offers a blend of elegance and relaxation, making it perfect for couples that want a waterfront wedding venue without all the hassle of setting up a beach wedding! 

Tip: Treat your guests to a day of pampering at the resort’s onsite spa, offering massages, facials, and other rejuvenating treatments.

There are plenty of waterfront Kelowna wedding venues to pick from.

8. UBC Okanagan

Looking for one of the most ‘enjoyable’ outdoor wedding venues in Edmonton? Well then, you can’t go wrong with the Enjoy Centre! (see what we did there…) Featuring a contemporary design and botanical surroundings, this modern and upscale outdoor wedding venue offers a chic and sophisticated atmosphere for ceremonies and receptions, with state-of-the-art facilities and customizable packages to make your wedding feel even grander than it already is! 

Tip: Collaborate with the venue’s event team to create a customized menu featuring locally sourced ingredients and seasonal flavors. Now that’s one way to make your wedding even more unique!

9. Mission Hill Family Estate

Perched atop a hill overlooking Okanagan Lake, Mission Hill Family Estate is renowned for its stunning architecture and award-winning wines, making it on the more pricier side when it comes to Kelowna wedding venues. Still, it’s an excellent pick for any couple looking to go all-out with their big day. 

Tip: Arrange for a private tour of the winery and vineyards for your wedding party, offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the winemaking process and providing an opportunity for a more unique wedding experience.

10. Sparkling Hill Resort

Another venue that offers a destination wedding experience for couples, the Sparkling Hill Resort offers a luxurious retreat, because who says your wedding can’t also be a mini vacation? And with the resort nestled in the mountains that overlook Lake Okanagan, you’ll surely feel refreshed even with all of the usual wedding stress! 

Tip: Since we’re talking about weddings becoming mini-vacations, make sure you take some time and  indulge in a pre-wedding couples’ spa package, enjoying a day of relaxation and pampering before saying “I do” in style.

A beautiful hotel wedding venue in Kelowna.

Reminders And Considerations When Planning A Wedding

  • Permits and Regulations – Start by checking with the venue and local authorities regarding any permits or regulations that may apply to your wedding plans, especially for outdoor venues or historical sites. This way, you can immediately see if you need to make any adjustments before you go deeper with your wedding planning.

  • Vendor Coordination – Ensure that the venue allows outside vendors and coordinate with them well in advance to ensure a seamless experience on your wedding day. Additionally, make sure you finalize the list of vendors that you’ll be having for your big day.

  • Weather Contingency – Have a backup plan in place for outdoor weddings in case of inclement weather. Consider renting tents or indoor spaces to ensure the comfort of your guests. Remember that flexibility is the key!
     
  • Guest Comfort – Consider the comfort and accessibility of the venue for your guests, including factors such as parking, restrooms, and seating arrangements. If the venue is a bit far, you might need to set-up accommodations for your guests as well.
     
  • Timeline and Logistics – Plan ahead and create a detailed timeline for your wedding day, including setup and teardown times, vendor arrivals, and transportation arrangements. This way, your wedding will go much more smoothly.

  • Personalization – Infuse your personality and style into the venue décor and ambiance, making it truly reflective of your love story and vision for your special day. It’s your wedding after all, so why not go all-out and make it really uniquely yours!
     
  • Communication – Maintain open communication with the venue staff and vendors throughout the planning process to address any concerns or changes promptly. Additionally, make sure you communicate with your wedding photographer as well to make sure they know all of the shots you want for your wedding album! 

Final Thoughts

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And that concludes our list of our favorite unique Kelowna wedding venues for you to consider! So whether you’re looking to exchange your vows amidst vineyards, by the lakeside, or in a historic landmark, we hope our list of Kelowna wedding venues is able to help you out. 

But speaking of unique wedding venues, you have to make sure that there’s a wedding photographer on standby to capture all of your beautiful moments, so why not work with us here at Photo Kings

As the premier provider of photographer services in Canada, we here at Photo Kings cater to all sorts of clients, and that means being behind the lens during your wedding day! Of course, we also handle a diverse range of photo needs, making sure we can make all of your dream shots come true.

And the best part? All of our rates come at great prices, because who says you have to pay for an arm and a leg to have great photos? So, make sure to request a quote from our team today and we’ll get back to you in a jiffy!

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