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A Stunning and Lucious Sanctuary Gardens Kelowna Wedding

Are you looking for a natural paradise for a wedding venue? Sanctuary Gardens in West Kelowna, British Columbia, is a unique wedding venue that encompasses all of the peace and tranquility of nature. Sanctuary Gardens Kelowna features a sprawling vineyard, fields of wildflowers, and gorgeous gardens that overlook Okanagan Lake. 

About Sanctuary Gardens Kelowna

3792 Carrall Road

West Kelowna, B.C. 


The dream of Kirstin Wakal, Sanctuary Gardens, was founded to create a space that celebrates the love of gardening and how it can bring a family together. With its wild sage and bunchgrass meadows, Sanctuary Gardens reflects the Okanagan landscape surrounding it. Meandering paths lead to picturesque vignettes, a pretty lake, and mountain landscapes. Moreover, this venue is truly a place of peace, harmony, and relaxation. 

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The private acreage of Sanctuary Gardens overlooks Okanagan Lake in the Gellatly Bay Area. The chapel-inspired gazebo and its surrounding gardens are the perfect places for photos. Sanctuary Gardens is also a fantastic spot for a wedding with private gardens, lake views, flagstone pathways, floral fragrances, and vibrant plant colors contrasting with striking mountains. 

This venue hosts a limited number of exclusive weddings throughout the year. Each wedding can host up to 50 guests. These boutique-style ceremonies are hosted with full-service care from wedding concierges to ensure that all aspects of the big day go according to plan. Every couple’s love is celebrated and cherished at this unique venue as they recite their vows in this elegant, nature-focused location. 

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Photography Opportunities

Sanctuary Gardens has incredible views of Okanagan Lake, stunning fields of flowers, and towering mountains. This venue is a photographer’s dream location for wedding photos! 

The endlessly scenic views of this venue create the perfect opportunity for wedding photoshoots. Furthermore, the peaceful ambiance and stunning scenery, combined with fields of wildflowers and acres of vineyards, make this property a setting where it’s impossible to have a “bad” day for photos! 

Sunlight streaming through the flowers, vibrant blooming flowers, tall grasses, wildflower fields, acres of vineyards, sunsets behind the mountains, cloudy skies, the bright blue waters of the lake, sprawling pathways, and contrasts of shadows and light create many unique photo opportunities at this wedding venue. 

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Wedding Details

This venue provides couples with professional wedding concierge services, including ceremony coordination and setup, to ensure that every detail goes according to plan. Wedding concierges work closely with vendors to create a well-planned, seamless flow to all of the ceremony’s logistics. 

Services include a ceremony rehearsal beforehand and a hostess to provide day-of care and coordination on the wedding day. Additionally, Sanctuary Gardens seeks to exceed expectations while delivering a unique luxury wedding experience unlike any other. 

The venue only hosts one event per day, giving couples and their guests’ privacy and exclusivity. Weddings can host up to 50 guests. 

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Sanctuary Gardens Kelowna

So, if you’re looking for a natural paradise for a wedding venue in British Columbia, look no further than Sanctuary Gardens Kelowna. This beautiful property has fields of wildflowers, acres of vineyards, and amazing views of Okanagan Lake. This gorgeous location is for couples looking for a beautiful, intimate wedding venue.

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