Hastings House Country House Hotel160 Upper Granges Road British Columbia,
Situated on 22 acres of natural emerald forest and sheep pastures, vibrant lawns and manicured gardens sloping down to the waterâ??s edge on Ganges Harbour, Hastings House Country Resort offers a relaxing and romantic getaway for weddings and honeymoons. The Resort, one of the premiere island destinations in British Columbia, was named the Best Canadian Resort by Zagat and has been an Andrew Harper Award Winner eight times, and features among CondÃ© Nast Travelerâ??s Top 3 in Canadian Hotels on the 2004 â??Readersâ?? Choice Awardsâ? as well as the magazineâ??s â??Gold List.â?
One of the worldâ??s most beautiful islands, Salt Spring Island, with its picture-perfect harbour, provides breathtaking views from the Hastings House dining rooms, guest suites and grounds–a gorgeous backdrop for any wedding. With its sumptuous gardens, casually elegant accommodations, and refined service, Hastings House Country House Hotel is one of the most idyllic wedding locations in BC.
Hastings House can host parties from 2 to 60 guests with several distinctive indoor and outdoor wedding locations including: the rustic private Summerhouse on the Point (built from beach wood in the 1920s by the Rowan family as a playhouse for their two girls); the vine-covered Wishing Well; scented Flower Gardens; shady Orchard; or the Lower Patio or Front Lawns, both with spectacular views of the harbour.
Expert on-site wedding planning by Hastings Houseâ??s Manager Shirley McLaughlin helps each couple create their dream wedding, with skillful coordination of all aspects from license and wedding commissioners (who perform the civil ceremony), florists, musicians and photographers, to the professional and creative culinary team. Various customizable packages are offered depending on the size of the wedding party, each providing VIP treatment. Additional services such as hair and makeup styling and spa treatments are available to complete the wedding experience. For religious ceremonies, a horse and carriage can also carry the bride and groom from nearby churches for receptions at Hastings House.
A variety of activities on the island, from hiking, biking, golf, and tennis, to fishing, sailing, and kayaking will delight you and your guests. Tours of artistsâ?? studios and galleries, or culinary tours of wineries, cheeseries, farms, and a brewery will please the most discriminating traveler.
Float plane service is available to Salt Spring Island from Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA. British Columbia Ferry Corporation, with terminals at Tsawwassen (near Vancouver) and Swartz Bay (near Victoria), also provides car ferry service to the island. Closest airports are located at Victoria, Vancouver and Seattle and are served by several international carriers and connector airlines.
Hastings House Country House Hotel has a maximum capacity of 60 people for weddings and requires the entire property including accommodations to be reserved for a wedding of this size.