The Fairmont Empress – Canada’s Castle on the Coast

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Place Category: Vancouver Island, Spas, and Venues - Vancouver IslandPlace Tags: Ceremonies, Elopements, Empress Wedding, Fairmont Empress, Fairmont Hotel, Fairmont Weddings, Receptions, Spa, and Vancouver Island Venue

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    Situated next to Victoria’s sparkling Inner Harbour, Fairmont Empress is a stunning luxury hotel that was named one of the world’s 21 most iconic hotels. A new era in the Empress’ history has begun with the completion of a comprehensive restoration project that transformed this historic property into an elegant must visit destination. The Return of the Queen restoration celebrates both the history and natural beauty of the West Coast, while moving Fairmont Empress into a new era of modern luxury.

    Recently named Vancouver Island’s top wedding hotel, Fairmont Empress offers a breathtaking setting for your wedding. Whether softly romantic and intimate, or awe-inspiring and grand, Fairmont Empress is the ideal location for your unforgettable wedding. We invite you to learn about Canada’s Castle on the Coast, and why it has been the social centre of Victoria for more than 110 years.

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    Celebrate your important day in our intimate Library Room, our grand Crystal Ballroom or in the modern-elegance of our newly renovated Shaughnessy Ballroom. Whether your wedding style is softly romantic, sophisticated or show-stopping elegance, Fairmont Empress and its elegant Victoria wedding venues and ballrooms is the premier choice.


    Choose an intimate cocktail reception with delicious hors d’oeuvres or a gourmet four-course meal and our award-winning culinary team will exceed expectations on your wedding day. Our catering specialists and valued wedding partners will work with you to ensure it is the day of your dreams. This castle awaits your fairy-tale wedding. 

    2017 Best Wedding Hotel Venue Winner at the Vancouver Island Wedding Awards. And were the venue for the 2016 Vancouver Island Wedding Awards!

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