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noun ( pl. sanctuaries )
1 a place of refuge or safety
2 a nature reserve
3 a holy place; a temple or church
Nestled into a romantic vineyard acreage estate, Sanctuary Gardens offers a private setting overlooking Okanagan Lake in the scenic Gellatly Bay area of West Kelowna, B.C., Canada. The chapel inspired timber framed gazebo and indoor Rose Room were built to take maximum advantage of the site, giving visitors a sense that they are perched at the edge of the world as they experience the feeling of “sanctuary” – “a sacred space.”
Sanctuary Gardens hosts a limited number of exclusive boutique-style wedding ceremonies with full service care that includes ceremony coordination and set up, as well as access to the private gardens for wedding day photos.
No receptions or outside food and drink.
Calendar is now full for 2018. Reservations for the 2019 wedding season will start January 2, 2018.
LOCATION: 3792 Carrall Rd., West Kelowna, B.C. Canada, V4T 2C6
HOURS OF OPERATION: by appointment or private booking only (please no drop-ins)
CEREMONY COST: 2018 pricing starts at $1500 (plus 5%GST) for elopements, up to eight guests. Larger ceremonies, up to 60 guests (not counting wedding party), cost is $4000 (plus 5%GST) for Saturday dates.
Discounts for mid-week dates and smaller groups may be available depending on day of week and guest count.
CEREMONY INCLUSIONS: For your convenience, your choice of classic Chiavari chairs in white or wood Cross Back chairs are available with set up and take down included. A white vintage signing table is provided for your use as well as any onsite decor items (see Add-Ons section of website). Also included is a pre-wedding day rehearsal time and day-of coordinating. The Sanctuary has overhead lighting for evening ceremonies and electrical outlets for ceremony music (bring your own speaker, musician or DJ). Onsite parking and washroom facilities located nearby.
Note that ceremonies take place under the gazebo but in the case of inclement weather, there is also the option to set up in the Rose Room. Timber framed and white washed like the gazebo structure, the elegant Rose Room adds an extra insurance “Plan B” option for outdoor ceremonies which are always subject to the weather. On sunny days, it can be opened up on three sides for a summerhouse feel, with the benefit of additional shade area for the comfort of wedding party and guests. As well, with its neutral tones and abundance of natural light, it is a photographer’s dream for those important wedding day photo memories.
For more info on ceremony times and inclusions, please contact us.
We are not open to the general public and appointments are necessary to view this private residence.
Please no drop ins.
DIRECTIONS: If you’re driving from Kelowna on HWY 97, turn left at the McDonalds in Westbank onto Gellatly Road (or if you’re driving from Peachland way, turn right onto Gellatly). Drive down Gellatly Road until you get to the lake and then turn left onto Boucherie Road. Turn at the first left after that onto Carrall Road and the gravel driveway entrance to Sanctuary Gardens (3792 Carrall Road) is the first one you will see on the left. When you enter, please drive slow (watch for wedding guests) and follow the signs into the designated parking lot area on the property. Note that for your safety and for the courtesy of neighbours, please do not park on Carrall Road.