UPDATED SEPT 2021: We are fully booked for receptions in 2021/2022.
There are five dates available for Ceremony Only or Elopement bookings in June/July 2022.
We are not taking offseason bookings right now. Bookings for 2023 will open in mid-January 2022.
The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific is delighted to help so many couples say “I do” in the magic and tranquility of the Gardens. We offer safe, refreshing, accessible spaces for you to celebrate your love and commitment. Your guests will arrive through an aisle of roses and pass beneath a fragrant eucalyptus tree to find their seats. As you say your vows, you may find yourselves accompanied by birdsong while the waters of our habitat conservation park sparkle in the background. The inviting red cedar beams and Pacific Northwest architecture of the Couvelier Pavilion provide a climate-controlled backup plan in case of inclement weather. Enjoy a stroll through our nine acres of award-winning gardens (with your photographer, of course!) before joining your loved ones to eat, drink and be married under the inviting red cedar beams of our Couvelier Pavilion (or at one of our recommended nearby reception venues).
We’re thrilled to have taken home several Vancouver Island Wedding Industry Awards:
2020 Special Edition: Macro to Micro
2019 Best Elopement Experience
2019 Best Unique Wedding Venue (finalist)
2018 Best Collaborative Styled Shoot
2018 Best Outdoor Ceremony Venue
2018 Best Unique Wedding Venue (finalist)
2017 Best Outdoor Ceremony Venue
2016 Best Outdoor Venue
Site visits are available by appointment only. Please contact our Event Manager by email ([email protected]) or phone our front desk at (250) 479-6162.
For more inspiration, please visit @hcpgardens and @hcpweddings on Instagram (including tagged photos and the location tag for The Gardens at HCP) and check out the following galleries and videos of past real weddings. Please note that we made major improvements to the Gathering Place in 2018/2019, so most of the older galleries have been removed.
- Jessica & Matt, June 2021 (Elopement)
- Dakshi & Abhinanden, May 2021 (Elopement)
- Julia & Chris, April 2021 (Elopement)
- Justine & Owen, March 2021 (Elopement)
- Kat & Wyatt, May 2020 (Elopement)
- Shannon & Francois, April 2020 (Elopement)
- Clay & Nita, February 2020 (Indoor Ceremony)
- Chelsea & Michael, October 2019
- Amy & Brad, September 2019
- Wellesley & David, September 2019
- Taleigh & Josh, August 2019
- Danielle & Jet, August 2019 (Elopement)
- Eileen & William, August 2019
- Erin & Steve, August 2019 (Ceremony Only) + Video
- Rebecca & Brian, June 2019 (Elopement)
- Julia & Matthew, May 2019
- Leah & Thomas, April 2019
- Laura & Keenan, September 2018
- Maddy & Mat, August 2018
- Laurie & Keven, August 2018 (Elopement)
- Rikki & Mason, July 2018
- Jenn & Dan, July 2018
- Jennifer & Lucas, June 2018
- Katie & Nick, June 2018 (Ceremony Only)
- Lora & Dean, February 2017 (Elopement)