Weddings & Celebrations
The Columbia Valley, located in the East Kootenay region of BC, with its breathtaking mountain scenery, has been for decades, a magnet for destination weddings & celebrations of every sort. Are you looking for a unique way to say, “I do” or to celebrate your engagement? Your milestone birthday, wedding anniversary or retirement? Perhaps your plan is to bring all the relatives together for a family reunion that will be talked about for years to come. Why not consider the sunny side of the Canadian Rockies?
Many people decide, for sentimental reasons, to have their weddings and celebrations in the valley. Perhaps they spent their childhood summers at the ‘cottage’ and have warm memories of swimming in Lake Windermere or camping in Kootenay National Park. Perhaps they learned to ski at Panorama or Kimberley Alpine Resort.
Others may have met their spouses in the Columbia Valley and years later, brought their own children here for family vacations. They look forward to being surrounded by the people they love on their special day. Family reunions don’t happen often and some folks want to have a beautiful outdoor space where everyone can get together, renew family ties and make new memories.
Whatever the reason, the Columbia Valley is a spectacular choice for weddings & celebrations.
Your destination wedding or celebration can be as lavish or as simple as you desire. There are endless options to suit all budgets.
If your event is to be a large, formal affair, you might choose one of the many local golf or ski resorts. Is a private and intimate affair more to your liking? Imagine you and your guests being transported by helicopter to the top of a mountain! You could gather your family and closest friends to stand with you beside the meandering St. Mary’s River or make your vows beside a lake at sunset with the mountain peaks in the distance. For a small church wedding, the tiny Stolen Church in Windermere, with its rich history, could be the perfect romantic venue for you.
It’s not as difficult as you’d think
If you live a couple of hundred miles or more from the Columbia Valley, you might imagine that it would be just too difficult to plan and carry out a huge event from such a distance. Who’s going to take care of all the minute details that go into the making of the perfect event? How will you find a venue that’s just right, for instance? And arrange for flowers in your chosen colors? Where can you get tables and chairs for everyone, or linens and silverware? Are you feeling the stress mounting even as you contemplate the headaches involved?
Rest assured that weddings and celebrations in the Columbia Valley can be relaxing and stress-free experiences for everyone – and that includes you, too. We have everything you need right here in our communities to make your day perfect. We are experts. We have the knowledge and the experience to handle all the details – and even some which you may not have thought of.
Columbia Valley wedding and event planners are familiar with local event-related businesses. Just leave the details with your own personal planner – things such as helping you select the caterer who will serve an absolutely delicious meal that will receive rave reviews from your guests. The florist who will make sure your flowers are fresh and just the way you envisioned them and the party rental company who will supply everything you need to set up your venue perfectly – even a beauty salon or a local spa where you can relax and be pampered before the event so you’ll be at your very best on your special day. You’ll want one of our skilled local photographers to capture those memorable moments, too.
Just sit back and know that everything is being taken care of. We will take your event out of the stressful stratosphere and allow you, the host, to enjoy the event along with your guests.
Planning your wedding or special celebration? Does the task seem overwhelming? Don’t be discouraged – hire a professional wedding planner who has the experience and expertise to help you turn your vision into the perfect occasion, one that your guests will be raving about for years to come.
Whether it’s to be a large formal affair, a stand-up fundraising gala or an informal business luncheon, choosing the perfect food and beverages is important. Professional catering services will help you serve your guests a perfect meal. Locally-made wines and beers can add the right touch or you might like to make your own.
Weddings and other grand celebrations need many specialty services working together with you to make your day perfect. Local businesses such as beauty salons, spas, gift registries, florists, formal wear, tent and party rentals and photographers will help you make sure every detail is covered.
The Columbia Valley is known for its talented musical entertainers, many of whom are multi-award winners. If you want the best in live entertainment at your event, choose a local band or solo performer. There are also talented DJ’s who will help you select all your favorite tunes.
Whether your special event, wedding, or celebration will be large or small, indoors or out, there are a great many exceptional Columbia Valley event venues to choose from. Here are just a few suggestions. We will be adding many more in the very near future.
Enjoy some great photos of people celebrating in the Columbia Valley. Click an image to open in Gallery view.