Kelowna, British Columbia, is the premier location to marry these days. Firstly, you’ll enjoy some of the warmest and sunniest weather for Okanagan Weddings in Canada! Secondly, the lakes, mountains and vineyards provide amazing backdrops for breathtaking wedding photography. Thirdly, add in some of Western Canada’s best golf courses. And don’t forget all the summer boating activities and festivals. We got a plethora of great reasons listed below to enjoy a Kelowna Destination Wedding!
Kelowna Weather – Perfect for Kelowna Weddings
Nothing beats Kelowna for perfect destination wedding weather. And you’ll also find the spring and fall can be ideal for weddings too. Within May, temperatures are around 20 C or 68 F. Later May is wonderful for larger groups who may have elderly guests attending. If you love hot, dry weather, then August Okanagan weather comes in at number 1. However, don’t rule out September for sunny, warm and fabulous destination weddings.
You’ll find very little humidity here in Kelowna, which is so nice for keeping those beautiful hair updos in place. Additionally, makeup will go on and stay on—nice side benefits to your wedding day celebration.
Kelowna -What do do
Events and activities abound in Kelowna throughout the summer months. A popular favourite is National Indigenous day, which is normally held in June. Guests will enjoy children’s activities, singing and traditional Native dancing. And much more. For our same-sex destination wedding couples, Kelowna Pride week kicks off in June as well. Friends and family can join in your celebration. And then participate in this fun and festive Parade.
July sparks the Across the lake swim. It’s Canada’s largest lake swim. These are just a few of the fun-filled group events you can plan around the wonderful Kelowna Weddings. Most importantly, we are here to discuss the best group activity options. So you and your guests will have something extraordinary to look forward to. And additionally, create life-long wedding memories.
5 Star Kelowna Hotels
I want to wed in Kelowna, now where can I stay! This is a question couples often ask us. And we have numerous fantastic options for you. It’s important to decide on your overall group budget first. Kelowna does offer stunning lakeside resorts and hotels. However, in peak July and August, they can get up there in pricing.
The El Dorado Hotel is a top pick for lakeside properties. Complete with dream ceremony and reception locations. It’s the best of the best in an idyllic lakeside resort setting.
The Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan resort is another premier choice for Okanagan wedding resorts. Its prime location on the water is to die for. Most importantly, it’s ideally situated right in the heart of downtown Kelowna. The main restaurant and bar are lively and fun seven days a well. And the nightly entertainment adds a special unforgettable ambience! This resort is all you need for a spectacular Kelowna wedding.
We have alternative hotel options that can also work magically for your special day. And won’t break the bank with your beloved wedding guests. We will work with you to find what Kelowna wedding resort will suit your budget. And, of course, your fairytale dream wedding venue.
Kelowna Wineries – Kelowna Weddings Adventures
What can we do in Kelowna? This is something that we can easily answer. Wine tours upon wine tours are the number one Kelowna vacation activity. And we definitely have our favourite vineyards to offer your wedding vacation group. Similarly, a few that we treasure for wedding receptions as well. For pre-wedding or post-wedding group tours, we’ve got you covered. Endless fun awaits your Kelowna weddings group!
Okanagan Wine Tours Galore
Vivid Tours is one of Kelowna’s top wine tour companies. They offer a wide selection of half-day and full-day tours. They also have a beer tour, complete with sampling some of B.C’s best-crafted beers. Head out to Naramata, Summerland, for a fun day in the sun. To sip, savour and taste some of B.C’s award-winning wines.
Ship tours are another popular wine tour company in Kelowna. They also offer half-day and full-day Kelowna wine tours. Additionally, they have some great boat tours as well to offer your group. They can accommodate groups of up to 11 guests, which works perfectly for a pre-wedding stagette. We are here to assist with everything wine tours-wise for your special wedding group.
Restaurants – Kelowna’s Best
There are so many fantastic restaurants for you and your wedding group. For starters, Frankie, We Salute you is a fantastic take on plant-based foods. Even if you are a meat-eater, you’ll find the dishes big on flavour. Then comes the Salt & Brick Restaurant. It’s conveniently located right in downtown Kelowna. It offers one-of-a-kind cuisine, moreover, with over 101 local wines to choose from.
One of my personal favourite dining spots in Kelowna is The Oak & Cru Restaurant. It’s also very conveniently located in The Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort. I highly recommend this location for a rehearsal dinner. Or even a post-wedding family dinner celebration. The ambience is warm and inviting. The views and location are spectacular.
It’s a lovely stopover option for a light lunch and coffee. I love its location close to coffee shops and stores. Great for a casual dinner after a group day at the beach. The La Bussola Restaurant is one of Kelowna’s oldest and best-known Italian restaurants. The food is delicious. And, it’s also a great place to wow your future in-laws, post-Kelowna Wedding celebration.
One of my personal favourite places to dine is the Summerhill Bistro. The owner emphasizes organic wines. And the healthiest local organic food is served hot and fresh here. Not to mention the stellar vineyard and Okanagan Lake views. I always look forward to enjoying brunch or dinner here. You’ll take in the panoramic lake and mountain views. And above all, you’ll never want to leave! It’s also a popular Kelowna Weddings venue.
Kelowna Golf Courses
The Kelowna Golf courses are the envy of Canada. With 2,000. Hrs of sunlight each season, it’s no wonder why. Firstly, you’ll enjoy amazing views of the surrounding vineyards. As well as glorious Okanagan Lake Views. Secondly, the weather is hot and dry throughout most of the summer. Absolutely awesome for pre-planning that group 18 hole golf day. You can also set up a group golf day in advance. To sum up, I highly recommend doing so!
I like Shadow Ridge for affordable golf day options. It’s an easily accessible walking course. And it also offers budget-conscious green fees. Perfect for those younger golfers in your group. For those PGA pro’s in your wedding group, the Black Mountain Golf Club is perfect for them. It was named the PGA of BC Golf Facilities Golf course of the year in 2018.
Gallagher Canyon Golf is another top-rated golf course. It boasts a spectacular par 72 18-hole championship golf course. Additionally, miles of orchards and vineyards surround this sublime golf course oasis. Golf courses can be top-rated as well for Kelowna Weddings. We have our favourites. So be sure to ask us about these fabulous options.
Wedding Photographers- Kelowna’s Finest
Don’t get me started on fantastic Kelowna Destination Wedding photographers. Some of Canada’s best wedding photographers are located right here in Kelowna. Most importantly, our wedding planners work with Kelowna’s premier photographers. And our list is long. That’s because Kelowna is becoming more and more popular for weddings. And drawing in some of Canada’s best destination wedding photographers.
Likewise, Canada’s best photographers are finding Kelowna offers extraordinary locations for sublime wedding backdrops. Breathtaking beach photography, vineyard and mountain backgrounds are in order here. It’s a stunning colour palette to add to your dream wedding day photos.
Venues – Kelowna Weddings
This city of Kelowna offers fabulous destination wedding venues. Here is some general information about outdoor event spaces. Of course, resorts are top-rated for offering some breathtakingly beautiful ceremony options. As well as lovely reception locations. It’s really just a matter of what you envision. From there, we can assist in finding the right resort that fits your budget and wedding wishes.
Off-site Kelowna wedding ceremony and reception locations are always popular in this region. Additionally, they can work out really well for your overall group wedding budget because there are many hotels within the city of Kelowna that can offer very competitive hotel rates. Similarly, more off-peak season times to marry can really fit your budget needs. Combining affordable hotel accommodation with an off-site venue is a great option. That can be the perfect ticket to your destination wedding. You’ll want to check out one of my top Kelowna venues. The beautiful and unique Hotel El Dorado at El Dorado Resort.
Popular Off-property Ceremony Locations
One popular option is My Garden Wedding. Located in Lake Country, this sought-after property is conveniently located close to the Kelowna International airport. It offers a Banquet Hall and farm. The style here can be varied. Everything from classic to country. And eclectic to modern rustic. Whatever your wedding style, we are here to make it happen. Furthermore, we have great hotel choices such as the Coast Capri Hotel Kelowna to get your guest’s celebration ready in fine time.
So, there you have it. So many amazing reasons why Kelowna is becoming the number one location for weddings these days. I’ve given you a sneak peek into why we know Kelowna weddings are so popular. However, every bride has her own vision of what her dream wedding looks like. It may be a vineyard extravaganza you are dreaming about. Or a fun-filled casual beach wedding on Okanagan lake. Allow our team of experts to help make your wedding vision an Okanagan Wedding reality!
And don’t forget to check out our other popular features such as Pentiction, Vernon and Osoyoos Weddings. All three areas offer amazingly unique destination wedding venues.