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Minter Gardens: A Fairytale Venue for BC Weddings

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 4 3

One of various themed gardens at Minter Gardens in BC, Canada

A Place for Weddings

Are you searching for an outdoor wedding location near Vancouver? 

Somewhere that is not too close to the city, yet is still easy to get to and offers the best in picturesque for all your wedding photography

Well, Minter Gardens may just be the place you have been looking for.


Romantic Scenery

Scenic, romantic and perfect are three words that could be used to describe this fairytale attraction. Visited by many tourists who travel to British Columbia, it is hugely popular with local residents, as well as wedding couples.

Known for its excellence in hosting wedding functions, Minter Gardens is located in the heart of the Fraser Valley, on the outskirts of Chilliwack. In close vicinity to the Trans-Canada Highway, it is easily accessible and just an hour and a half's drive from the city of Vancouver, BC.


Photo of Minter Gardens, Chilliwack, BC, Canada

Garden Plantings

One of the best wedding venues in BC, Minter Gardens was created and envisioned by Master Gardener, Brian Minter and his wife, Fay, in the late 1970s. Officially opening in May 1980, the gardens have been a favored location for wedding receptions and ceremonies ever since. 

With 32 acres of woodland dotted with flowering shrubs and annuals, combined with pathways, themed areas and green, open spaces, this location depicts harmony in nature. Throughout the seasons, a rich tapestry of color unfolds – from rhododendrons, tulips and lilies, to fragrant rose blooms and boldly sculpted topiaries. Whether visited in Spring, Summer or Fall, it is always easy to enjoy, admire and appreciate.


Picture of Formal Garden at Minter Gardens, British Columbia

Reception of Beauty

As a sought-after wedding location, Minter Gardens has a lot more to offer than just beautiful flowers and outstanding landscape design. With full reception and function facilities also available, you can be certain nothing will go amiss on the big day. 

There is a creative floristry team located at the affiliated Country Garden Store whom you can consult with, an expert culinary crew to give you catering advice and menu planning, and a wedding co-ordinator to assist with any further details.

If you and your soon-to-be wedded partner share a love of gardens, and prefer an outdoor location for your special day, Minter Gardens could be the ideal choice for your marriage ceremony and/or wedding reception. The venue is suited to small weddings, as well as large, numbering up to 225 guests.

Having a wedding that is simple and straightforward to organize is a blessing, and is one of the reasons why Minter Gardens surpasses other wedding locations near Vancouver. With a choice of sites for your ceremony, and a pair of conservatories inspired by Victorian design to choose from for your reception, is there really any other wedding venue to consider?

Morning, noon or night, the flower-filled display gardens of Minter Gardens are spectacular. When it's time to take your vows to love, honor and cherish, the garden setting of Minter Gardens will provide the picture of beauty you need, to make it a day to remember.


Photo of the Rose Garden at Minter Gardens, Chilliwack, BC

 

Wedding Venue in the Lower Mainland

Minter Gardens Get Directions
52892 Bunker Road, Fraser Valley, BC, Canada
Country Garden Store Get Directions
10015 Young Road North, Chilliwack, BC, Canada

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Comments

Jan 21, 2013 7:14am
Marlando
Hi--I've never bee to C anada but I lovedyour article--I love gordens! I wish I had more tim for my own as, like the one's you show--they are places of such rich fantasy and romance. 2 thumbs from me
Feb 7, 2013 6:35pm
wordspeller
Thanks for commenting. Minter Gardens is one of the best gardens I have ever visited. I would say it even rivals Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island. Hope you are enjoying time out in your garden, when you get the chance.
Feb 20, 2013 3:36am
mikerobbers
If I'll ever get married I will start the preparations from here! Thanks for the beautiful presentation.
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Bibliography

  1. Minter Gardens "Why Minter Gardens for your wedding?." MinterGardens.com - Minter Gardens - Weddings. 20/01/2013 <Web >
  2. Minter Gardens "History." MinterGardens.com - Minter Gardens - Our History. 20/01/2013 <Web >

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