A Merridale Wedding

Winter Weddings

Merridale makes a picture-perfect venue at any time of year

Merridale makes winter weddings! Envision a romantic and intimate farmhouse surrounded by an apple orchard of twinkling lights. Rustic yet elegant. Relaxed yet polished. Your special day is affordable and stress-free when you let the Merridale team create the fairy tale wedding of your dreams.

Your winter wedding ceremony will take place on the farmhouse porch surrounded by the natural beauty of our garden quarry, apple trees and nearby pasture land. Imagine saying “I do” on the deck adorned with cedar boughs and wine barrels, surrounded by the soft glow of lights draped from the wooden beam ceiling and nearby apple trees. Close at hand, your guests will be kept warm with soft blankets and mugs of steaming apple cider, as they join you on the covered and heated deck.

Following the ceremony, we invite your guests inside for cocktail hour while you capture the perfect wedding photos around the property. There are an abundance of picture-perfect scenes, from the orchard and surrounding forest, to our antique farm truck, to the brass and copper still in the distillery.

When the dinner bell is rung, we call your guests to the table for a long table meal. Our menu choices follow a farm to table philosophy – ingredients are sourced close to home or made on-site. The food is lovingly created by our talented culinary team and served to your guests family style. Alternatively, if you chose to have a cocktail reception, our farm fresh foods are served butler style as your guests mingle in the farmhouse.

Throughout the evening you will find the ambience of the entire property to be picture perfect. Full length windows allow guests a panoramic view of the apple orchard while a grand fieldstone fireplace separates the dance floor and the bar, providing areas for more intimate conversations. You and your guests will truly feel the magic of a Merridale winter wedding!

During the winter months, Merridale can accommodate up to 65 guests for a long table dinner, and up to 100 for a cocktail style reception.

Relax and breath, Merridale offers a complete package to make your day perfect and stress free!

  • Setup of tables, chairs, and full place settings for ceremony and reception
  • Use of grounds for wedding photographs between the ceremony and reception
  • Auxiliary tables for registry signing, gifts, guestbook, etc. (with linens)
  • Small sound system, microphone and podium
  • All service for food and venue preparation
  • Bartender and bar service

For more information and pricing, please complete our wedding package request form.

Wedding Experience Contest - Contest Now Closed

Enter to win two tickets for A Merridale Wedding Experience at the farm in Cobble Hill, Vancouver Island on Friday, March 3rd, 2018. Drink, dine, and be swept away by all that our venue has to offer at this event showcasing our wedding menus, decor, and more. Experience what it would be like to be a guest at your Merridale winter wedding. Walk down the aisle of our mock winter ceremony setup, view our decor package, and meet our wedding team. Sample our wedding dinner menus, cocktail hour canapes, cakes and pies, drinks, and more.

To enter, comment on our Facebook contest post telling us the location where you got engaged. Enter now.

One lucky winner will be randomly selected from amongst all eligible entries. Contest runs from December 28th, 2017 to January 11th, 2018. Full contest rules and regulations available by clicking here.

Start planning your winter wedding at Merridale. Request a wedding package today!

Photos courtesy of Three Sisters Photography, dress courtesy of The White Peony Bridal Boutique, and hair/makeup courtesy of Anna Thomas of Beyond Beauty Network.