Awe-inspiring lake and riverside views. Panoramic mountain ranges. Accommodating resorts. These are only a few reasons why Squamish is a perfect wedding destination. Not only will the locations provide stunning backdrops for your big day, but there are also plenty of things to do and places to see after the ceremony. It is why hundreds of people visit us here each year to tie the knot.
Squamish has built its reputation on adventure. Nestled along Howe Sound and with the Tantalus Range cutting across the region, the area is tailor-made for outdoor recreation. With moderate weather all-year-round, it’s no secret why this area has become a major tourist destination and why we made it the homebase for our family and business.
Whether you are into mountain biking, windsurfing, kite-boarding, beer-tasting or camping, there is something for everyone in Squamish. Despite a local population of fewer than 20,000 people, the city is home to festivals, golf courses, and international endurance events. But it’s not only the diverse activities that have garnered the world’s attention. It is also the spectacular setting too.
The scenery in the Squamish valley is unforgettable. With just a little elevation gain, locals and visitors alike are treated to crystalline views of the Pacific Ocean, just where it meets the granite monoliths of The Chief. The combination of snow-covered peaks, gushing waterfalls, and dense forest make it a sight to behold.
Sea to Sky Gondola
Imagine saying, “I do,” on a stylish wooden balcony overlooking sparkling waters and beautiful rugged mountains. That dream is possible at the Sea to Sky Gondola. It’s located 885 meters above the valley floor. Couples will be hard-pressed to find a more romantic destination.
The exclusive location is perfect for intimate occasions. The cozy patio is just enough to fit your most important family and friends. The site also includes the 100-meter long Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, which provides unparalleled views of Howe Sound and the alpines.
Nature-lovers can’t get enough of Sea to Sky Gondola with the great outdoors at their fingertips. Visitors can enjoy the pristine hiking trails, rock climbing, and guided tours of the region. Sea to Sky Gondola also has a summer night music series that highlights local folk, indie, bluegrass, soul, and pop musicians.
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Escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life with a wedding at Sunwolf Lodge. The secluded five acres of woodland provide a serene wedding experience enveloped in the best of Squamish nature. The lodge is at the confluence of Cheekye and Cheakamus Rivers, which is more than appropriate, metaphorically speaking.
Guests can explore the area however they chose. Many people like to stroll along the riverbanks while others get a glimpse of Mount Alpha. The grounds are spacious enough to hold 200 people, as well as boutique cabins and luxury washroom facilities.
What sets Sunwolf Lodge apart from the competition is the food. The café is the pride and joy of Executive Chef Victor Pulley Bank. The café offers family-style menus for rehearsal and wedding days. The awarding-winning restaurant is conveniently on-site, so visitors can grab fresh and fabulous food whenever they want.
The Cheakamus Centre marries the best of both worlds with its modern indoor wedding venue and scenic outdoor surroundings. It’s located on 165 hectares of an ecological reserve. The spot is emblematic of the quintessential Pacific Northwest experience. It’s why it was voted as a finalist for the Best Wedding Ceremony Location and the winner of the Best Wedding Reception Venue in British Columbia.
When you walk into the Cheakamus Centre, you will be immediately immersed in the nature-inspired décor. The venue also provides local seasonal products that are good for you and the environment. That way, everyone can live happily ever after.
The sprawling backdrop has made the Cheakamus Centre a film-friendly location. The diversity of creeks, channels, forest trails, and rivers have made it a favorite setting for the movie and television industry. If it is good enough for the silver screen, we are sure it will make for a beautiful wedding.
Furry Creek Golf and Country Club
In short, Furry Creek Golf and Country Club is renowned for being “British Columbia’s Most Scenic Golf Course.” The 18 holes of pristine fairways and white sandy bunkers are charmingly nestled to Howe Sound. The scenery alone has made it one of the most popular locations for weddings in the Squamish region.
The country club hosts more than 40 weddings per season and is one of the few full-service venues in the area. Couples can enjoy a ceremony in front of a dazzling waterfall before enjoying themselves in the spacious banquet room and cocktail reception area. Weddings come with catering options handled by Executive Chef David Woolfall.
You don’t have to love golf to fall head over heels for Furry Creek. The space is made to fit your wedding no matter how big or small your plans may be. Plus, you don’t have to break the bank to make this magical venue your wedding destination.
Eagle Valley Retreat
Start planning your dream wedding destination with a visit to Eagle Valley Retreat. The seven acres are an ideal getaway that ensures the needed privacy and freedom you desire. Designed around exclusivity, you will have the ability to customize events and plans to your desired specifications.
Eagle Valley Retreat has enough space to accommodate up to 24 members of the wedding party, plus 200 guests for the reception. The spacious grounds provide more than enough room for activities as the bride and groom can say their vows in front of snow-dusted peaks. The lush forests and sweeping mountains make for one-of-a-kind wedding photos.
Visitors can also enjoy their reception outdoors with a gathering of large tables decked with crisp white tablecloths. During the evening, hand-strung lights illuminate the dance floor for a lively and romantic setting. If you want an unbelievable outdoor wedding, Eagle Valley Retreat is a must.
Squamish Valley Hop Company
Beer lovers rejoice. The Squamish Valley Hop Company is a pastoral hopyard carved into the scenic Upper Squamish Valley. With the waterfront and wilderness within arms-reach, the setting is the ideal backdrop for an outdoor wedding. Plus, you can rest assured knowing that great beer will be on hand.
The vibrant environment and endless acreage provide wedding guests with all the space they will ever need to enjoy the festivities. The venue is in the foothills of Cloudburst Mountain and a stone’s throw from the Squamish River, providing a close connection with nature. When you want a wedding that is peaceful and secluded, it’s hard to do any better than the Squamish Valley Hop Company.
Guests also have ample options for entertainment before and after the big day. Down the road is Canadian Outback Rafting, which brings people through an exhilarating 20-kilometer section of white water rapids. There are also campgrounds nearby for guests looking to camp, hike, and stargaze in their downtime.
Squamish Valley Golf Club
Squamish Valley Golf Club offers luxurious facilities combined with jaw-dropping scenery. A 45-minute drive from Vancouver, the club offers panoramic views of the mountains and plush rolling greens. It’s the ideal setting to create memories that will last a lifetime.
The restaurant and bar at Squamish Valley Golf Club can host up to 150 of your closest friends and family. The outdoor areas are even more expansive with room to feed and entertain up to 250 guests. The club offers wedding banquets that cater to featured menus, such as prime rib dinners, seafood buffets, and vegetarian galas.
The Squamish Valley Golf Club also has every imaginable amenity you will need to ensure your wedding goes off without a hitch. Dance floors? Check. Complimentary service staff? Check. Large screen projectors with portable sound systems? Check and check. The only thing left is to book your reservation.
Your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life. Make sure it is unforgettable. With Squamish’s tailor-made wedding destinations, you can’t go wrong booking your ceremony or reception at any of these locations.
While we hope your wedding day has perfect weather, be prepared for whatever weather comes your way. Enjoy the natural beauty of Squamish regardless of the conditions with one of our beautiful tents that will protect you and your guests from sun, wind and rain. That way, you can spend more time focusing on the things that truly matter.