Hastings Country House Hotel – Saltspring Wedding Venue

If you're seeking a wedding venue in the Gulf Islands or near Vancouver Island, Hastings House Country House Hotel is a luxurious hotel-manor located on Salt Spring Island – at the heart of the beautiful Gulf Islands in British Columbia, Canada. Situated on 22 acres of waterfront overlooking Ganges Harbour, the historic farm property offers 18 suites and a range of high-end amenities including well-appointed guest rooms, a gourmet restaurant, spa and wellness centre.

The restaurant, led by Swiss-trained Executive Chef Marcel Kauer, specializes in award winning wines and a seafood and farm to table cuisine approach. Their menu is deeply inspired by their relationships with local farmers, foragers, and food producers including the fruits, vegetables and herbs grown on the property.

The Sussex-style manor house was built in 1939 by Britain's Warren and Barbara Hastings. The estate was turned into a boutique hotel in 1981, retaining the English country feel through extensive gardens and English country fabrics in the guest suites. The hotel's old world architecture and design reflect its natural surroundings, and guests can expect a peaceful and tranquil experience. The venue itself includes intimate dining rooms in the manor house, a sprawling forest lawn with Salish Sea views, and garden terraces.

Hastings House is a member of the luxury-boutique hotelier group Relais & Chateaux.

Hastings House also offers a full-service elopement and small wedding package that make planning a wedding stress free.

The small weddings package includes all you need for a wedding, including the BC wedding commissioner, a bouquet and boutonniere, a small 3-layer wedding cake with floral garnish and treats for the couple, such as massage treatments and a 3-course dinner for two.

All suite bookings at Hastings House include:

  • Fresh muffins quietly delivered to your door each morning
  • An in-room bouquet of fresh cut flowers from our gardens
  • A full, made-to-order hot breakfast
  • Daily stay-over service
  • Complimentary shuttle service upon arrival and departure
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary parking

Venue Details

  • Wedding venue capacity: 2 to 110
  • Operates: year round w/ 4 potential event spaces
  • Outside venue: yes (uncovered)
  • Inside venue: yes
  • On-site catering available: yes (buffet, hors d'oeuvres, outside cake, plated, dessert, cocktail reception)
  • Accommodations: yes
  • Wedding planning and coordination assistance available? Yes

For larger weddings, please contact their Events Coordinator at events@hastingshouse.com. Images courtesy of Hastings House.

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