Bowen Island Lodge, your Friendly Seaside Venue
Finding the perfect wedding venue can be a daunting task with many components to consider in the decision-making process. At Bowen Island Lodge, not only is it a pristine location, but we’re here to facilitate the task so the bride and groom can fully enjoy their big day. While the reasons are many, here are our top 5 reasons to get married at Bowen Island Lodge.
1. Location, Location, Location
Bowen Island gives you the perfect escape from Vancouver’s hustle and bustle. Its charming, rural setting and friendly vibe makes you instantly feel at home and removed from city life. Yet, this quaint little haven is located only a 30 minute drive from downtown Vancouver. The short ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay brings you to Snug Cove, with Bowen Island Lodge located just 800 meters from the terminal. Both close and far away from everything, Bowen Island Lodge offers the perfect wedding venue for those seeking a rural setting without having to go too far.
2. The One-Stop-Shop
One of the major stress of planning a wedding is coordinating well-timed transportation between all the different venues from your ceremony location, reception venue, and hotel lodging. Bowen Island Lodge will relieve you of that unnecessary pressure as it can easily accommodate ceremony, reception and accommodation all in one location. The Lodge features 24 well-appointed guestrooms, a large meeting space with ample natural light that can host up to 140 seated guests, as well as beautiful extended grounds for your ceremony.
3. A Stunning Waterfront Backdrop
Located on the shoreline of Deep Bay, the grounds at Bowen Island Lodge feature beautifully landscaped gardens and offer a stunning view of Howe Sound and the Coastal Mountains, ensuring a gorgeous backdrop when saying “I do”! Its waterfront location allows for a private dock where boats can berth for brides wishing to make a dramatic entrance.
4. West Coast Experience
There is nothing is more West Coast than ocean, mountain and forest. Bowen Island encompasses all of it with plenty to explore. During the wedding preparations, your guests can discover neighboring Snug Cove’s unique flavor of local shops, restaurants and artisans. For those with a more adventurous taste, Bowen Island Lodge rents out kayaks and mountain bikes, or there are many hiking trails available in the nearby Crippen Regional Park.
5. Our Friendly, Experienced Staff
With many weddings and events taking place at the Lodge every year, our experienced staff is here to ensure your wedding goes exactly as you envisioned. Before, during, and after the wedding celebration, we consider our brides and grooms as family and our expertise, friendliness and knowledge of the local area, will help convert your dream wedding into reality.
If you’re still looking for that perfect wedding venue, we would love to hear from you! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1 877-947-2129 for a free consultation.
The Cove Commons: one step closer to reality!
Wednesday January 18th was a celebratory day for Bowen Islanders and visitors alike as it marked the beginning of the Cove Commons building construction phase. This project initiated by the Bowen Island Library and Bowen Island Art Council reflects the vision of creating a joint gathering space for both charitable organizations from which the community will greatly benefit. A great economic opportunity for the island, the space will hosting special events and gatherings throughout the year, highlighting the local artistic and cultural energy. This exciting project came to life thanks to granted funds from the federal government and generous donations from the community. A proud and integral member of this vibrant community, the Bowen Island Lodge has been a key project founder of the Cove Commons, and is thrilled to finally see the project come to life! For Bowen Islanders, 2017 is starting out as a very exciting year!
Bowen Island is an idyllic destination in the middle of Howe Sound, just a 20-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver.
Quiet and alluring, a short distance from Vancouver, it’s a welcome escape from the stresses of city life.
Prefer to explore cultural offerings? Bowen Island has its share of artists and art galleries, live theater and concerts. Local landmarks like the Bowen Island Museum, Davies Orchard, and Alder-wood Farm bring the island’s rustic spirit to life.
There are plenty of things to do when you are visiting Bowen Island! Enjoy a day’s Kayaking and see the beauty of the island from the ocean kayak rentals and lessons are available as well as guided tours, for the more adventurous kayaking enthusiast why not enter the race in the annual Bowen Island race.
Sailing Tours, why not take a sailing tour around Howe Sound, the spectacular scenery of the island and the tree lined mountains will leave you breathless.
Biking opportunities are plentiful and another great way to see the island from relatively easy loops around Killarney Lake in Crippen Regional Park to the burning climb up Mount Gardner. The island is a world unto itself, so take the time to explore and revel in Bowen’s sedated pace.
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