A Merridale Wedding


A Merridale Wedding

Merridale is the perfect wedding venue – located 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.


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.

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My wife and I have been to merridale a few times before and love the atmosphere and cider. We decided to have our wedding reception there and it was wonderful. The staff was a blast and extremely helpful the night of the event. The restaurant and grounds are just so beautiful. Janet and Jess were great and made sure everything went smooth. All of our guests had a wonderful time and loved the venue and staff. Highly recommend merridale for not only weddings but just a great time out, whether its for a dinner or just to stop by and taste some ciders and fresh pastries. Beautiful place!

Corrie & Jason

We got married at Merridale Cidery in July 2016 and it was the perfect day! Leading up to the wedding Brittany and the Merridale team were so accommodating; they helped us with every aspect of the planning. They are thorough and didn’t miss a detail. They are also open to new ideas (such as providing a picnic basket for the bridal party to take when they go for photos). The ceremony site was a dream, and the Merridale Decorator package was awesome. We had so many comments from guests about how beautiful the place looked. The food was PHENOMENAL. My only negative feeling about the wedding is that I didn’t eat enough!! We stayed in the yurt for our wedding night and it was magic. What a great way to spend your first night as a married couple! Then to have our own private breakfast in the restaurant the next morning – fantastic! Thank you to everyone at Merridale for helping to ensure that our wedding went on without a hitch. The staff was so friendly and welcoming, we couldn’t have asked for a better venue.  

Anna & Mark

We had our wedding reception at Merridale, and I can honestly say it was the best day of our lives, and I know it won’t have been possible without Merridale’s staff members.

Since the beginning before the actual day, Heather and Jess were always very helpful and patient with all our requests. We were happy at the day of the wedding to have Magaly there, as our family (spanish speaking) came from our home country El Salvador, and all they would speak that day was spanish. When we arrived at the day of the wedding we had some last minute request and Jess with no hesitation took care of it. The food was amazing, our guests couldn’t stop talking about how good it was. Out wedding cake was made there, and it was the most beautiful cake i’ve ever seen. We also stayed at the Yurt for our wedding night and it was perfect, beautifully decorated and very comfortable.

It was a small wedding with only family and close friends, about 40 people total. It was really perfect, all I can remember about that day is happiness all night long.

Ana P.