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sanctuary |ˈsaNG(k)CHo͞oˌerē|

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 picturesque vineyard acreage estate, Sanctuary Gardens offers a private setting overlooking Okanagan Lake in the scenic Gellatly Bay area of West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. The chapel inspired gazebo with its surrounding meadow and timber framed Rose Room with adjoining garden courtyard can be rented for smaller outdoor wedding ceremonies (up to 60 seated guests plus wedding party) and intimate elopements, vow renewals, memorials and photo sessions. No receptions at this time.

We are not open to the general public and appointments are necessary to view this private residence.

Please no drop-ins.


Sanctuary Gardens is now booked for the 2016 Summer wedding season (July and August) with limited availability for small elopements during this time. Spring, Autumn and Winter 2016 wedding dates are available.

Calendar is now open for 2017 reservations.  

sanctuary chair set up

LOCATION: 3792 Carrall Rd., West Kelowna, B.C. Canada, V4T 2C6

HOURS OF OPERATION: by appointment or booking only

CEREMONY PRICES: cost depends on size and time of year 

pricing starts at $550 for smaller elopements and larger ceremonies range from $1500 to $2000 

Fo your convenience, white Chiavari chairs are provided in the wedding package with set up and take down included as well as a white vintage signing table for your use. The Sanctuary has overhead lighting for evening ceremonies as well as electrical outlets for ceremony music. Washroom facilities are 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 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.


Winter ceremonies, proposals or photo sessions are available in November to February upon special request.

Last minute elopements? We love them! Connect to see if we have your date available.

For more info on ceremony times and inclusions, please contact us.

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), then left at the lake onto Boucherie Road. The first left after that is Carrall Road and the driveway entrance to Sanctuary Gardens is the first one on the left.