Elope in BC with a Romantic Wedding on Canada's West Coast
Packages That Allow You to Elope in BC with Romance and Style
Whether you call BC home or not, it is a province full of variety and beauty, and a great place for eloping. Recently, new options have become available as more couples choose the simple romance of eloping for their special wedding day.
From the Okanagan wine country to vibrant Vancouver city center to the remote mountains and seaside wilderness, British Columbia has something special for every bride and groom.
Elope in Vancouver BC
Opus Hotel, Vancouver BC Elopement Package - How about an award-winning, trendy hotel elopement at the Opus Hotel in Vancouver's stylish Yaletown?
The atmosphere here is described as “playful” and inspired by the expressions of design from the 1970s. Maybe that describes you!
The elopement package at the Opus is called “Steal My Heart” and costs $2500 from October to May and $3000 from May to September. (A 16.5% gratuity is added in addition to this)You get a consultation with the wedding coordinator, two nights accommodation in a suite with jetted tub, valet parking, and an in-suite ceremony with a BC Marriage Commissioner. Upon arrival, you’ll be served maracons and sparkling wine, then taken to your choice of restaurant in a Jaguar! After-dinner entertainment is a 3D movie on your huge plasma-screen TV and popcorn.
On the day of the ceremony, you’ll both get an in-suite couple’s massage and time to get ready for the ceremony. The Marriage Commissioner will come to your suite, along with flowers, champagne and witnesses if necessary. Afterwards, you may want a candle-lit gourmet dinner right there in your suite, or you may prefer the 4-course dinner for two at award-winning La Pentola restaurant.
- Unique BC Elopement Tip: The Opus has a great idea for this special event. Send in photographs or combine some you have with special shots from the wedding day, and they will arrange for a “contemporary image maker” to create a “bold art form” that documents your story as a couple.
Elope in BC Near Vancouver
These next 2 wedding locations are all within an easy few hours driving or ferry ride from Vancouver...
Sunshine Coast BC Elopements
West Coast Wilderness Lodge Elope Weddings - Here's an inexpensive wedding in the Canadian wilderness! The West Coast Lodge on the Sunshine Coast of BC is only about 3 hour’s drive (including ferry) from downtown Vancouver. Or you may choose to arrive by float plane, which is only a 45- minute trip from Vancouver. Suddenly you arrive at the tiny little fishing village of Egmont and the solitude and natural beauty you’ve been craving. There’s a wedding planner in-house to help you coordinate a fantastic wilderness elopement.
The elopement package at West Coast Wilderness Lodge is available from June 1 to September 15 for a cost of $1700 plus tax and gratuities. Choose a ceremony location in the forest nearby or on one of the decks at the lodge. They’ll provide a referral for a local BC Wedding Commissioner and professional photographer. You’ll get two night’s accommodation in a deluxe ocean view room, a bouquet and boutonniere, and a candle-lit gourmet dinner for two with wedding cake. Lodge staff will be happy to act as witnesses as necessary. Up to eight guests can stay at the lodge and attend the ceremony, subject to availability and regular pricing.
Some customization is available for an additional fee. For example, for the more adventurous couple, exchange vows at Chatterbox Falls or take a helicopter ride to the top of a mountain.
Wedding Elopements in Harrison, BC
Fraser River Lodge - a picturesque fishing and wilderness resort near Harrison Hot Springs, about an hour from Vancouver. It’s a great getaway for romance, relaxation, gourmet dining, spa packages and yes, your dream wedding or elopement.
The elopement package at Fraser River Lodge varies in price from $2700 to $3500 depending on the time of year. You get two nights in the honeymoon suite, which has a jetted tub and gas fireplace. And you can have your ceremony in a location with stunning river and mountain views. The BC Marriage Commissioner fee is included in the package, as is the bridal bouquet and boutonniere, champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, and a gourmet dinner for two. Additionally, you get a couple’s massage and breakfast the next morning. Photography is available as an upgrade.
- Scenic BC Elope Tip: A fantastic option to consider is the $1300 helicopter tour. Go up to the top of a mountain for fantastic wedding photographs.
Elope on Vancouver Island
Victoria BC Elope Weddings
Inn at Laurel Point Waterfront Hotel Weddings in Victoria - This is a place of calming retreat in Victoria, and a great location to elope in BC. From the soft ocean breezes to the gourmet food to the hand-tended Japanese gardens and expansive terraces, it’s truly indulgent. (Check out the Dream suite!)
The Elopement Package includes assistance from one of the on-site coordinators with planning your special day, and the services of a Marriage Commissioner. You’ll also get two night’s accommodation in that Dream Suite! It’s got a double jetted hot tub and a large patio overlooking the harbor. (What a great location for the ceremony!) You get the usual stuff like bouquet and boutonniere, wedding cake and bubbly, and a rose petal turndown service. But you also get a fantastic dinner for two at the Aura Restaurant, breakfast in bed, late check-out and valet parking. And- get this- you get to keep the cozy robes! The cost is $1950 plus tax and gratuities.
- Tip for a Really Romantic Victoria Wedding & Honeymoon: For an additional $400, you may upgrade to Mayr’s Penthouse, a 2-storey suite with wall-sized windows and an almost 360 degree view of the harbor and city.
Elope in Tofino, BC
Long Beach Lodge Tofino Wedding Elopements - Tofino is a district on the west coast of Vancouver Island on an area called Clayoquot Sound. This part of the Island, including Long Beach is a popular year-round destination because of its natural beauty and old growth forests, surfing and solitude.
Long Beach Lodge provides a spectacular location for romance, weddings and honeymoons. With its beachfront location and first class service, Long Beach Lodge is considered one of the top two Tofino hotels.
The elopement package at Long Beach Lodge looks after all the details. Cost varies from $1492.40 to $1837.40 depending on the season. It includes two nights in an oceanfront room, gourmet dinner for two, small wedding cake, BC marriage commissioner and witnesses, bouquet, boutonniere and chocolate-dipped strawberries, signing chair and table and services of event planners. Locations for the ceremony include the beachfront patio, or the cozy Great Room overlooking the wild surf, and sandy beachfront. Both are spectacular experiences.
Vancouver Island Honeymoon Inn
Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa - a gorgeous boutique hotel and spa tucked away in a secluded cove just 20 minutes from downtown Victoria, BC. Deluxe oceanfront suites have jetted spa tubs, fireplace and private balconies.
The Brentwood Spa is on-site and offers a range of treatments in a seaside setting. Both the Dining Room and Pub feature seating with terrific views of the marina and ocean, and there's an eco-adventure center just steps away with all sorts of wilderness hikes, wine tours and boat cruises ready to be booked. (849 Verdier Avenue, Victoria BC).
Elope in BC's Gulf Islands
Galiano Inn Ocean Front Inn and Spa Elopements - This boutique hotel and spa on Galiano is the first stop on the ferry route from Vancouver to the BC Gulf Islands chain. Once you get there, the inn is just a short walk away. It boasts 20 guest rooms and suites all with ocean views and gas fireplaces, as well as the Flores del Iris garden and pond and seaside dining.
The Inn’s Mediterranean Nights Elopement Package has several options. Start with two night’s accommodation in an ocean front spa suite, breakfast for two each morning, advice and information for coordination of the BC Marriage Commissioner, flowers and music. You also get $50 towards dinner at the Eat@Galianoinn Restaurant, a “Healing Earth Couple’s Experience” at the Madrona Spa, chocolates and sparkling wine, plus the use of a Smart car for one afternoon so that you can tour the island together. Cost of this package varies from $799 to $1099 depending on the type of room or suite.
Add-ons to the package include photography, flowers, wedding cake, gift basket and a romantic turn down service. As for ceremony location, there are many excellent outdoor spots in the gardens or on the beach. Plus, cozy indoor options are also available at the inn.
Elopements in BC's Beautiful Okanagan
Elope in BC at Kelowna's A Vista Villa - You can enjoy a gorgeous elopement in this luxurious couple’s boutique inn. If you like lovely gardens, warm saltwater swimming pools, massaging recliners and couples massages, The Vista Villa might be the perfect place for you to elope in BC. With only 4 suites, each with Jacuzzi, you are ensured the intimacy and discreet attention you’ll need for a truly special experience.
There are 3 different elopement packages available and they range in price depending on length of stay and time of year. The mid-range package is from $1899 in low season and $2159 in peak season (June to September) Two night’s accommodation are included in low season, and three in peak season. It’s called the Elegance Package and here’s what you get:
- Okanagan wine with cheese and chocolates upon arrival
- Poolside decorated gazebo or indoor panoramic view location for the ceremony.
- Marriage Commissioner and 12 roses on the signing table.
- Champagne toast with glasses you can keep.
- Four course candle-lit dinner and wedding cake.
- Rose petal turndown service and candle-lit bubble bath with soft music along with champagne and chocolates.
- $250 gift certificate for future visit.
(Please Note: This page on BC elopements is a guide only. Availability and prices for these British Columbia wedding packages as well as requirements for marriages in British Columbia can change. Please consult with suppliers and official agencies before making any purchases or set arrangements.)