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Planning a Fernie Wedding: Venues, Tips, and Local vendors

Fernie wedding set up in Annex Park.

Making your Fernie Wedding the most magical day.

Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Fernie offers a breathtaking backdrop for a wedding celebration. With its stunning mountain scenery, charming downtown, and friendly community, Fernie is not just a destination but an experience. For those dreaming of a picturesque wedding in a town rich with character, Fernie is the place to tie the knot. This guide covers everything from choosing the perfect venue to selecting local vendors that will help make your special day magical.

Choosing the Perfect Fernie Wedding Venue

  1. Fernie Alpine Resort

For couples looking for a majestic mountain setting, the Fernie Alpine Resort offers spectacular views and a variety of services that cater to every wedding size. Whether it’s a summer wedding with lush green landscapes or a winter wonderland ceremony, the resort provides a unique setting with full-service catering and event planning.
Fernie Alpine Resort Weddings | 1-800-258-7669 

  1. Island Lake Lodge

Tucked away in the ancient cedar forest, Island Lake Lodge exudes tranquility and romance. The lodge offers exclusive use of its facilities for your wedding day, ensuring a private and intimate atmosphere. The scenery around the lake provides a perfect photo opportunity, making it a favorite for photographers.
Island Lake Lodge Weddings | 250-423-3700


  1. Annex Park

Located on the banks of the Elk River, with views of the Lizard Range, Three Sisters, and Mount Fernie, Annex Park is a stunning venue for an outdoor ceremony. With a newly built gazebo, the venue has a shelter option, along with large open area.
www.fernie.ca | 250-423-4466

Essential Tips for Planning Your Fernie Wedding

  1. Consider the Season

Fernie’s seasonal landscapes are stunning, but they vary widely throughout the year. Summer offers warm weather and blooming flowers, perfect for outdoor ceremonies. Winter brings a snowy wonderland ideal for cozy, romantic weddings. Each season offers unique opportunities and challenges, so consider what backdrop and activities you desire when setting your date.

  1. Book Early

Venues and vendors in Fernie can book up quickly, especially during peak seasons. Once you’ve set a date, start securing your venue and main vendors as soon as possible. This includes caterers, photographers, and music entertainment.

  1. Utilize Local Vendors

Fernie boasts a plethora of talented local vendors who can add a personal and local touch to your wedding. From florists and photographers to caterers and confectioners, local professionals provide insights and services that are invaluable.

Local Vendors to Make Your Day Special

  1. Catering: Big Bang Bagels

Offer your guests a taste of Fernie with Big Bang Bagels, known for their delicious, freshly baked bagels. They provide catering services with a variety of options that can be customized to accommodate any dietary preferences.

  1. Photography: 6:8 Photography

Known for their dramatic and breathtaking wedding photos, 6:8 Photography captures the essence of Fernie’s landscape and your special moments. Their intimate knowledge of the local scenery ensures they know all the perfect spots for stunning wedding shots.

  1. Flowers: The Green Petal

The Green Petal can provide floral arrangements that range from rustic and traditional to modern and whimsical. They specialize in using local flora and fauna to create stunning pieces that reflect the natural beauty of Fernie.

Accommodations for Your Guests

Fernie offers a range of accommodations, from cozy bed and breakfasts to luxurious hotels and lodges. As you plan your wedding, consider where your guests will stay. For those looking for a comfortable, eco-friendly, and family-run option, the Fernie Fox Hotel provides an excellent choice. Located close to Fernie’s top wedding venues, it offers a sustainable stay without sacrificing comfort, making it ideal for your guests.

Making It Legal

Don’t forget the practicalities of getting married in British Columbia. Ensure you understand the legal requirements, including marriage licenses and ceremony regulations. Information can be found on the British Columbia government website or by contacting the local city hall for details.

Celebrating Your Special Day

Planning a wedding in Fernie is an opportunity to create a memorable experience, not just for you and your partner, but also all of your guests. The natural beauty, combined with outstanding local services, makes Fernie a unique destination for your wedding day. From the moment you choose your venue to the final dance, each detail can reflect the charm and beauty of this special place. With a bit of planning and the help of talented locals, your Fernie wedding will be as enchanting as the town itself.

Interested in securing a room block for your guests? Get in touch with our sales team to start the planning and learn more!



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