Spectacular Weddings: Taking the Plunge in Pemberton
Photo by Dave Steers
The Pemberton Valley is the perfect place for your destination wedding. Our awe-inspiring mountain landscape, abundant with streams and rivers, majestic forests. and magnificent farmland, echoes the beauty and simplicity of true love.
In addition to the many spectacular settings Pemberton offers, the town is able to provide everything you’ll require for a truly memorable experience, from local and organic catering to flowers and wedding commissioners. As well, your guests will find great accommodations, from distinctive mountain lodges to charming country B&Bs.
Whether you’re using a wedding planner, or making the arrangements yourself, the friendly businesses in Pemberton will make the road to your wedding a smooth one.
Where to Get Hitched
The first thing when it comes to planning a wedding is booking a venue; in Pemberton there is no shortage of beautiful places to hold your ceremony. Here are four of the top choices of places to hold a wedding.
Each of these locations provides a fantastic natural setting in which to say “I do,” as well as facilities suitable for your reception.
Big Sky Golf & Country Club
Situated at the foot of Mt. Curie, Big Sky Golf and Country Club offers a full-service restaurant as well as fantastic views of Mt. Currie. Full-service catering services are available.
Nestled in the pristine Pemberton mountain valley next to the Lilloet River, Dreamcatcher Meadows offers the ideal location for a country wedding. Within the property are venue site options ranging from the covered riverside Entertainment Barn with its fire pit balcony overlooking the sandy beach below to the 20 acre Alfalfa Meadow for an endless long-table dinner with unobstructed panoramas of Mount Currie. Start your new life together in Pemberton’s most romantic wedding venue, or plan a family gathering, cycling lunch and horse farm tour - Dreamcatcher Meadows is committed to ensure you catch your the wedding or event of your dreams.
The Meadows at Pemberton
Experience the grandeur of the mountains and the stunning surrounding scenery as you share your special day with family and friends gathered to witness your wedding. Complete catering services are also available.
North Arm Farm
With fields, forested groves, and river frontage, this pastoral farm offers some great locations for exchanging vows and top-notch catering. Compelling views of Mount Currie and on-site covered structures allow for versitile wedding planning.
Riverlands Red Barn is an iconic Pemberton landmark and was quoted by Real Weddings Magazine as a "Rustic Barn Wedding Dream".Nestled amid the lush water meadows of the valley and surrounded by alpine forests and un-interrupted mountain views on all sides, the historic building provides the ideal turn-key venue for a romantic and charming country wedding.
Pemberton and District Museum
Featuring some of the town’s oldest buildings, the Pemberton Museum grounds offer great photo opportunities to commemorate your wedding and reception.
Where Your Guests Can Stay
It can be nerve-wracking finding quality accommodations for your guests when you’re only a little familiar with an area. Here are a few of our suggestions…
Pemberton Valley Lodge
A spectacular 85-suite lodge offering a host of amenities including full kitchens in each tastefully appointed suite and a year-round heated swimming pool.
Log House Inn
A five-star bed and breakfast located 'up the hill' in the Village of Pemberton.The Inn can accommodate up to 14 guests.
Lillooet River Lodge
With its peaceful riverside location and excellent service, this B&B is a perennial favourite.
You can see more local lodging choices by checking out the accommodations section.
Finding Someone to Marry You
Finding a marriage officiator that clicks with your style as a couple is an important part of making your ceremony shine, whether you’re considering a religious or civil ceremony.
Pemberton features both United and Catholic churches within town boundaries. To discuss the possibility of a church wedding, contact the church of your choice.
St. David’s United Church
tel 1 (604) 894-6981
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
tel 1 (604) 894-6380
Currently there are eight marriage commissioners serving the Pemberton-Whistler area. To view their profiles and find their contact information, see the BC Government’s list of Marriage Commissioners in the area.
Feeding Your Guests
With its burgeoning agritourism industry and history of natural farming, Pemberton has embraced the concept of local and organic and this is reflected in the food we can offer to make your wedding dinner a meal to remember.
The Black Squirrel Restaurant & Pub - at The Meadows at Pemberton
The Black Squirrel Restaurant & Pub is located at The Meadows at Pemberton golf course. The clubhouse offers a reception venue in their clubhouse along with complete catering services, licensed lounge, and large deck overlooking the 18th tee. Facilities include a 120 person dining room, 80-person covered outdoor deck, or even their grass patio.
Fescues Restaurant & Patio - at Big Sky Golf
Located at Big Sky Golf course, their clubhouse is elegant, yet friendly. The room can be "dressed up or down" through your choice of linens, room décor and wait staff attire. An adjoining 2,500 square foot deck is an ideal location for setting up your cocktail hour. Fescues and Big Sky Golf provide complete catering services, licensed lounge, and large deck overlooking the golf course and Mt Currie.
The Pemberton Distillery
Want to make your nuptials a little more spirited? The Pemberton Distillery is home to award-winning Schramm’s Vodka, a premium liquor produced from potatoes grown at Pemberton’s Across the Creek Organics.
Grimm's can take care of your catering needs including Weddings large or small and charity events. Many of our clients include locals and, of course, there is the ever popular destination weddings. For a personal touch, we have created a menu of affordable priced meals with Aboriginal Flair. During your group visit allow us to provide your guests with pre event snacks including cheese and meet trays. We have special fruit Floral displays that make every table a delight. Book early so we can work with your events team in designing a Lunch Menu, Wedding or Group Function that works for you.
Pocketful Productions is a chic wedding and event planning company specializing in the delivery of weddings, parties, and quaint affairs in both Pemberton and Whistler, BC.
Our passion is to assist in the creation of unforgettable events through thoughtful planning and execution. That is to say, we will ensure your day goes your way right down to the cake crumbs…because some days are destined to be extraordinary.
When planning your wedding choosing the right music is key. Music sets the tone, and when it's time to bust a move the right musician can get people running to the dance floor!
Local musician D’ale is known for his country/rock originals and his high energy shows while playing both solo and with his band D’ale and The Coolers. His repertoire of cover material spans 60 years from Bobby Darin to Dave Matthews. This singer/songwriter is a multi-instrumentalist who has a vast library of both original and cover material with his guitar, banjo, harmonica and unique and versatile vocals. D’ale knows how to get a crowd to their feet to dance, stomp and party and he’s always ready to travel.
Event Set Up
A full-service tent, flooring, furniture and lighting rental house that prides itself on building amazing experiences. Event Rental Works specializes in weddings, festivals, and corporate events and is one of the few suppliers of stretch tents in North America.
In the past few years, Pemberton has hosted many gay and lesbian weddings. In Pemberton, we are proud to embrace non-discrimination and celebrate love in all its presentations. We welcome everyone who wants to marry in the Pemberton Valley.