Weddings and Event Packages - Craigdarroch Castle

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Weddings at Craigdarroch Castle

As a designated National Historic Site, Craigdarroch Castle is an exceptional place to celebrate your union.

Lavish Victorian era furnishings and decor, exquisite stained glass, and detailed woodwork carved by artisans of days gone by… these all combine to create a warm and welcoming experience.

Photography during your event is allowed provided all safety requirements are met as outlined in the terms and conditions of your agreement. You are entitled to all noncommercial rights for the photographs and videos made of your event. If your photographer requires extensive set up or you require time outside that allowed for your event then extra charges might apply.

Music and Entertainment

Craigdarroch Castle was built for entertaining. Hire a small ensemble of musicians to suit your tastes – the Steinway pianos in both the Drawing Room and the Dance Hall are available for use by professional pianists.

With the open staircase, the acoustics are wonderful and music can be heard all through the Castle. If you need some suggestions, we have an extensive list of entertainers from which to choose.

*Please note that we do not allow dancing because of potential damage to the Castle that is, in and of itself, an artifact.

Bar Service

Bar service is limited to white wine (no red or rosé), champagne, beer, non-berry cider and nonstaining soft drinks. A Special Occasion Liquor License is required if liquor is to be served and we can provide information to assist you with that process. We work exclusively with experienced companies that have successfully worked within our very specialized museum environment.

Craigmyle exterior

Accommodation

If you are seeking a memorable place to spend your wedding night, look no further than right next door!

The Craigmyle is a beautiful, historic building dating to 1912 which features a breathtaking view of the Castle, luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, delicious continental breakfasts, guest laundry facilities and kitchen, and cozy common rooms.

Imagine walking from your room to your very own Castle wedding up a picturesque walkway in a romantic Victorian neighbourhood. Simple elegance.

Craigdarroch Castle is proud to partner with The Craigmyle in offering package deals to couples and their guests.

https://www.thecraigmyle.com/

 

Rates at the Craigmyle start as low as $125 per night for a Deluxe Suite during the low season.  For comfort, style and location it simply cannot be beat.

Contact Mireille at the Craigmyle for further information.

Tel: (250) 595-5411 or 1-844-595-5411  |  Email: [email protected]

Wedding Packages

In keeping with the Dunsmuir daughters lavish and elegant weddings we have created some sample options for you to choose from to suit a variety of budgets.

Simply Yours ELOPEMENT OR PHOTO PACKAGE

If you’re looking for something simple why not have one hour in The Castle for a small ceremony or photo session? Your ceremony starts right after we close for the day and there is allowance for up to 8 people plus access to all public spaces for photographs. Perfect for an intimate ceremony or simply a photo shoot for those wanting access to a unique location, this is an affordable option for photographers, couples or elopements. This option does not include the ability to add on extras such as access behind barriers, moving of artifacts, or set up for food and bar service.

COST: $300 PLUS TAXES (ONE HOUR ONLY)

‘SIMPLY YOURS’ ‘BASIC’ PACKAGE

Our basic packages allow for 3 hours use of The Castle for photos, an indoor ceremony and reception. In addition you get 1 hour prior to your wedding day for rehearsal. If you prefer, you may customize your own wedding at The Castle. We can provide you with the names of approved caterers and musicians to provide just the right touch to your special evening.

COST: $2200 PLUS TAXES (THREE HOURS)

(Damage deposit and General Liability Insurance Policy required.)

Elopement in Style

Want to add a dose of pizzazz to your small wedding?  Allow the Castle and caterer Castro Boateng to do it up in style.

Your ceremony starts right after we close for the day and includes gourmet treats for your guests, sparkling wine to toast your marriage, access to the Castle’s public areas for photography, and of course an intimate venue for the ceremony itself.

The Elopement in Style includes:

  • Society manager and staff on site during the rental time to facilitate your event
  • Rental of the Castle for 1.5 hours, for the purpose of the wedding ceremony, photographs and food and beverage service
  • 2 bottles of sparkling wine
  • choice of 3 canapé menus from Chef Castro Boateng, served by an onsite chef (vegetarian or gluten free options available) Wedding Menus
  • Site inspection and meeting with Society Manager
  • Access to the Castle grounds for photography
  • Up to 8 guests (plus bride and groom)

STARTING FROM $750.00 PLUS TAXES. (1.5 HOURS)

Medium Garden Event

Craigdarroch’s lawn is an ideal place for an outdoor wedding ceremony or reception.

The Garden Event includes:

  • Society manager and staff on site during the rental time to facilitate your event
  • Rental of the lawn for 3 hours, plus 1 hour set up and 1 hour take down
  • Site inspection and meeting with Society Manager
  • Access to the Castle grounds for photography
  • Up to 300 guests

Catering, tent, rented furnishings and portapotties are not included and would have to be booked separately.

This package does not include access to the Castle, but that may be arranged for an additional fee.

All decorations and flowers are to be supplied by the renter and are subject to the approval of the Society.

STARTING FROM $1000.00 PLUS TAXES. (THREE HOURS)
(Damage deposit and General Liability Insurance Policy required.)

'DUNSMUIR EVENT'

Jessie Dunsmuir’s spectacularly excessive wedding in 1891 was the social event of the year with 30 bridesmaids and 300 guests.

Create you own spectacular event by hosting 100 or more guests.

The Dunsmuir Event includes:

  • Society manager and staff on site during the rental time to facilitate your event
  • The use of the lawn AND the Castle for 3 hours, plus 1 hour set up and 1 hour take down
  • Site inspection and meeting with Society Manager
  • Access to the Castle grounds and interior for photography
  • Up to 300 guests

Catering, tent, rented furnishings and portapotties are not included and would have to be booked separately.  The use of the Castle is only available after business hours.

All decorations and flowers are to be supplied by the renter and are subject to the approval of the Society.

STARTING FROM $3400.00 PLUS TAXES.
(Damage deposit and General Liability Insurance Policy required.)

Meet the Dunsmuirs

Robert and Joan Dunsmuir had two sons, eight daughters and plenty of exploits. The Castle weaves a fascinating tale of this intriguing family – their achievements, their relationships and even their quirks.

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About the Castle

Built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir during the reign of Queen Victoria and now a National Historic Site, Craigdarroch Castle has been meticulously restored, giving visitors a glimpse of privileged life in the 1890s.

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Plan Your Visit

We are open daily from 10am – 4:30pm, with extended hours from June 15th to September 6th (9am – 7pm). (Please note that we are closed December 25th, 26th and January 1st)

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