The Fairmont Empress721 Government Street BC, Canada
On the banks of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, The Fairmont Empress offers a regal welcome with its turn-of-the-century grandeur and spectacular surroundings. Couples visiting the chateau-style island resort retreat to 477 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, all taking in views of the harbor, city or courtyard. Even more upscale, Fairmont Gold accommodations, also referred to as “a hotel within a hotel”, are perfect for intimate wedding parties. These suites come with an attentive concierge team, private check-in and check-out, access to a private lounge overlooking the Inner Harbour, as well as cocktail hour, hors d’oeuvres and complimentary continental breakfast.
Come dinner time, couples may savor award-winning cuisine in the Empress Room, where tapestry-adorned walls, 20-foot mahogany ceilings and glistening candles set the stage for romance. The vibrant Bengal Lounge is famous for its curry buffet, sumptuous chocolate desserts, juicy cocktails and live jazz concerts. Another culinary highlight is the resort’s “Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Empress”, one of Victoria’s greatest traditions. Acclaimed pasty chef D’Oyen Christie ensures a delectable experience by pairing the “Tea at The Empress” secret blend with freshly baked raisin scones served with Devon-style double Jersey cream and strawberry preserves.
Happily ever after truly begins at The Fairmont Empress. Whether couples dream of an informal gathering or a grand affair of 300 guests, the resort provides ideal packages and venues to suit each nuptial occasion. The Crystal Ballroom provides a fairytale setting with its elegant decor. For a stately yet more intimate atmosphere, the Library or Empress Room Harborside are perfect for parties of up to 50.
The Royal Wedding Package pampers couples with horse-drawn carriage rides before and after the ceremony, a champagne reception, a four-course dinner- Fit for a Queen. and such special touches as a one-night stay in the deluxe Vice Regal Suite, pampering in the Willow Stream Spa, champagne in the Rose Garden, candlelight dinner and an en-suite harpist serenade.
For intimate “I do’s”, The Fairmont Gold Package promises the ultimate VIP treatment. Brides and grooms are assisted by the Fairmont Gold concierge team, who will arrange the ceremony, wedding cake, photography services, a horse-drawn carriage ride, romantic dinner for two, one night in a Gold Harborview Suite and breakfast-in-bed for the newlyweds.