A Merridale Wedding

Weddings

A Merridale Wedding

Merridale is the perfect wedding venue – located on Vancouver Island near Victoria, BC, Merridale offers a beautiful setting for your wedding, featuring full-service staff, a stunning reception venue, delicious food and drinks, and complete worry-free wedding packages that take care of all the little details from table settings to tents to romantic outdoor lighting. Find out why Merridale has become a picture-perfect all season outdoor wedding venue for many couples, from Vancouver Island and beyond.

About Our Venue

Wedding ceremonies take place in a gorgeous garden quarry overlooking a 30-foot deep granite fishpond. Prepare for the big moment in our bridal suite yurt, and then descend the grassy slope to the ceremony site, surrounded by the seasonal colours of the rock garden. A nearby waterfall lends a tranquil charm as it falls softly to the pond below. We also provide an indoor ceremony option in the winter months. Click here for details.

After the I Do’s, step into the orchard to capture your beautiful wedding photos. Meanwhile, your guests enjoy a cocktail hour with drinks and canapes by the pond. There’s no need for family or friends to venture off the property or do any driving to another location, because your reception space is just up the hill in the farmhouse.

The farmhouse offers a feeling of country elegance perfect for couples looking for a unique setting. Central to the estate at Merridale, the farmhouse is a charming, barn-like structure constructed with local timber to give guests a warm, welcoming experience for dinner and dancing. End the evening with a stay in our luxurious yurt while your guests retire to one of the many local B&Bs, hotels, and other charming accommodations the Cowichan Valley has to offer. We are happy to connect you with local transportation companies to arrange shuttle services.

Let us take care of the details, leaving you to enjoy friends and family—the way it should be! Our wedding team has created a decoration package that fits naturally within the setting of our apple orchard, and can be tailored to incorporate your personal touch. It is elegant but full of country character and captures the essence of why you chose Merridale for your special day. For the few services that we are not able to provide, ask us about our list of preferred vendors who have worked at Merridale weddings in the past.

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People are still talking about how beautiful and amazing our wedding was. We cannot begin to thank the staff and owners of Merridale for helping to create everlasting memories. From start to finish, the day was perfect. Being able to find a venue that could accommodate our ceremony, reception, pictures and wedding night was truly a stress relieving experience. Thank you Merridale for helping make it a perfect day.

C B

Cheers to love with something boozy! The surrounding orchards at Merridale Estate Cidery provide a gorgeous ceremony spot. After that, take it into the ciderhouse for the real party. And if you wake up with a hangover the next day, get some rest in one of their luxurious yurts before heading off on your honeymoon.

From BuzzFeed‘s "15 Of The Coolest Wedding Venues In Canada"

As soon as we saw Merridale we knew it would be the perfect location for our wedding. Our subsequent visits and meetings only reinforced this feeling. The Merridale staff were nothing but helpful and made it easy to plan our wedding from Calgary. Everything from the food to the cider to the decor was perfect. Our guests gave great reviews too!

I definitely recommend spending the night in the yurt. It was a relaxing way to end the evening and breakfast the next day was delightful.

W. Punchak

Our wedding was amazing! We have received so many compliments from our family and friends. Some guests said it was the nicest wedding they have ever been to. We ended up with beautiful weather, impeccable service, and amazing food. We spent the night in the yurt and had a wonderful fresh breakfast served in the morning. We are both looking forward to our next visit down there!

Jessie D

Located up island from Victoria, this gorgeous space has beautiful orchards and an elegant, rustic feel. Why not treat guests to a cider tasting tour while you’re there?

From Huffington Post‘s "Best Wedding Venues In B.C."