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Poets Cove Resort & Spa

Pender Island, British Columbia · See map

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Celebrate your love at Poets Cove Resort & Spa, located on Pender Island, British Columbia. This superb venue offers couples high-end catering services, an exceptional staff, and on-site coordination. The tranquillity of this oceanfront venue creates an ideal atmosphere for couples seeking a natural setting for their special day. Whether you envision a grand affair or an intimate celebration, the resort has the perfect space for you.

Facilities and capacity

The venue offers numerous event spaces for couples to choose from. These include: -

  • Seaglass Ballroom and Terrace: Large French doors open to a lovely terrace that is perfect for hosting both ceremonies and cocktail receptions. Covering an area of 1,600 square feet, the ballroom can be divided into smaller sections and accommodates up to 120 guests.
  • Executive Cottage: Situated on top of a hill, the cottage is perfect for celebrating intimate celebrations. Featuring a large lawn and patio, it can accommodate up to 30 guests for a sit-down dinner and 60 guests for a ceremony.
  • Aurora Dining Room and Wine Room: The Aurora Dining Room and Wine Room is ideal for hosting intimate events for up to 18 guests. It provides an amazing view of the bay accompanied by a fine dining menu.

The Syrens Bistro is also available and is a perfect spot for enjoying a drink between the ceremony and the reception.

Services offered

The venue’s friendly event coordinator will take care of every detail of your wedding day to ensure it is exactly as you envisioned. Services provided by the venue include: -

  • Initial wedding consultation and property site tour
  • Day of direction
  • Menu planning
  • Event planning, including booking venues, room layout and coordination, vendor referrals, and budgeting
  • Wedding rehearsals

Elopement packages are available for intimate celebrations and include: -

  • Boutonnière and bridal bouquets
  • Marriage commissioner
  • Wedding cake
  • Canapes
  • Champagne toast
  • Balcony set up for ceremony

Complimentary to all couples are the following: -

  • Customized wedding coordination
  • Rose petal turndown service
  • Complimentary eucalyptus steam cave
  • Accommodations The resort offers a total of 74 bedrooms for guest accommdations. There are 22 rooms available in the lodge, 15 in the cottage, and nine in the villa.
  • The Lodge Rooms: These rooms are equipped with luxurious amenities, such as a fireplace, a glass-enclosed shower, and a deep soaker tub. Lodge rooms feature a king bed or two twin beds.
  • The Cottages: The resort’s cottages feature spacious living and dining rooms, kitchens and fireplaces, marble showers, and heated bathroom floors. Each cottage also has a patio or deck offering stunning views of the ocean.
  • The Villas: Each villa has a full kitchen, gas fireplace, two full en-suite bathrooms, a powder room, and much more.

Other services

The venue offers intimate spaces for hosting rehearsal dinners. Guests can also indulge in the various spa services offered at the resort. The facility also features the following:-

  • Fitness centre
  • Swimming pool and hot tub
  • Tennis and multi-sport courts
  • Shuttle services

Location Poets Cove Resort & Spa is located 39 kilometres from Gulf Islands National Park Reserve. From Victoria International Airport, it is approximately a two-hour commute, which includes a ferry ride.

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4.7 of 5.0

Adam Rayburn

Married on 28/07/2018

4.2 View more
  • Quality of service Excellent
  • Value Good
  • Professionalism Good
  • Responsiveness Acceptable
  • Flexibility Excellent

A Wonderful Wedding

We had a spectacular wedding that we will always look back fondly on. The PC staff were all great and seemed genuinely invested in the wedding’s success. The only minor complaint was that there was ... Read more some very loud live music playing right beside the terrace where our guests were congregating outside our reception. They turned down upon request. It wasn’t that big of a deal but maybe something you will want to inquire about.
Jennifer Hughes

Married on 10/05/2014

2.0 View more
  • Quality of service
  • Value Good
  • Professionalism Below Average
  • Responsiveness
  • Flexibility Good
Overall we were pretty disappointed. We had booked the "elopement" package and originally had an amazing experience planning with the coordinator. Less than one month before the wedding, the resort ... Read more was sold. The new owners and management team are doing a VERY poor job of maintaining the previous standards. We were given a new coordinator 2 days before the wedding and she was very cold, had no clue who we were, and had no clue what she was doing. It took us 6 hours upon arrival to track her down and meet with her to discuss the plan for the next morning. She had NOT reviewed our file, did not know our names, what was included, etc. We were literally left to our own devices, there was a lot of confusion, and we had very little help. There was a mix up with the cake which prevented us being able to take photos with our photographer, we did not receive our "turn down service" which included champagne, truffles, and flower pedals, and the coordinator failed to decorate the ceremony site as requested. In fact, we saw her walking around the resort with our requested decor in hand, but she never put it out. There was no support before or after the ceremony and if it was not for the AMAZING hair, spa, and make-up people, it would have been even more upsetting. We had no follow-up, we were not made to feel special, and we felt very ignored. Although this is a BEAUTIFUL facility and everything is very clean and modern, I would not recommend having your wedding here. I was lucky that I had only booked an elopement as I can only imagine the disaster that those who have booked large weddings will have to go through. It also does not look like it will get better any time soon as there will be another NEW wedding coordinator as this one is only staying for 3 weeks (he looks to be a 22 year old kid). The new management and owners should be ashamed of themselves. I really hope they realize how their decisions are going to affect their business.
Sophia Kent

Married on 25/04/2014

5.0 View more
  • Quality of service Excellent
  • Value Excellent
  • Professionalism Excellent
  • Responsiveness Excellent
  • Flexibility Excellent
Alaia and her team were amazing. My husband and I fell in love with the place when we first saw the website: but what really sold us was the responsiveness of Alaia and her team. My husband is active ... Read more active duty military so scheduling can be a bit of a challenge: he didn't know if he had leave to attend his own wedding until mid February and we almost had to cancel our tour of the resort. I also have a lot of unusual food allergies - as did several of my guests, but the team rose to the task of making food that was safe for all of us to eat - and not only was it safe, it was delicious! When I decided to do a self-catered meal, Alaia was ready with options for tables and chairs - as well as several options for tents should the weather turn stormy - which thankfully it didn't. Our wedding was exactly what we wanted: Small, relaxed, and enjoyed by everyone -including ourselves. When my sailor forgot his tie ... the resort even found one for him - one of the front desk agents even offered to go home and get him one if they didn't have one on site that would work for him. Alaia and her team went above and beyond to make our wedding perfect for us. Special thanks also to Nicole for her amazing ability to transform my unruly hair into a work of art and Holly for her lovely and elegant make-up.
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4.8 View more
  • Quality of service Excellent
  • Value Good
  • Professionalism Excellent
  • Responsiveness Excellent
  • Flexibility Excellent
We had our wedding at Poets Cove Resort & Spa a couple weeks ago in Sept. And we couldnt have asked for a better venue. The staff was awesome, everyone was so friendly to all of our guests and it was ... Read more evident that they went out of their way to accommodate all of our special requests. The event planner Alaia really made our wedding planning such a great experience, she was always available to answer questions and really lovely to work with!
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4.8 View more
  • Quality of service Excellent
  • Value Excellent
  • Professionalism Excellent
  • Responsiveness Good
  • Flexibility Excellent
Jasmine and her team were incredible and went to great lengths to ensure we had everything we needed to make our wedding day (and weekend) a huge success. I would do it all over again in a heart beat! ... Read more Jasmine and her team were incredible and went to great lengths to ensure we had everything we needed to make our wedding day (and weekend) a huge success. I would do it all over again in a heart beat!
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