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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I don't think we could possibly say enough great things about Merridale Cidery and the wonderful staff who work there. The venue was beautiful, and everything from the lush greenery to the blooming orchard made for such a magical day. We loved the delicious menu they created for us, along with homemade orchard fruit pies, and scrumptious ciders! Our wonderful coordinator Brittany took care of every detail, and made the whole process such a breeze. 

We absolutely recommend staying the night in the yurt. It was the perfect end to an even more perfect day, and breakfast served the next morning was just the icing on the cake!

Ashley & Adrian

Our wedding at Merridale was absolutely wonderful and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful setting! We loved the natural environment of the apple orchard, a perfect majestic backdrop for beautiful pictures. The staff were professional, organized, personable, creative and very experienced. Everything from the beautiful yurt, the gorgeous ceremony setting, and then being able to cap it off with a delicious harvest table spread. It was everything we were hoping for and more. Thank you so much to all the Merridale staff that made this the best day ever! And that's not even mentioning the cider!!

Jill and Bjorn Taiji

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

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

My husband and I had our wedding day at Merridale in August of 2013. Jess, our wedding organizer, was AMAZING. She answered all of our questions and responded to all of our requests without hesitation. Merridale is a beautiful place to have a wedding or even go for an afternoon cider tasting! The staff were friendly and helpful and we would highly recommend a visit and/or a WEDDING :P

Alicia C.