June 04, 2013 | by Christina Van
Beautiful wineries for photos are just one of many reasons brides are choosing Kelowna as the location for their destination wedding.
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You want your big day to be special, different, and you. For many couples, the answer is a destination wedding, but they also want to include all their family and friends. If you’re looking for a stunning, unique and convenient location to host your Canadian destination wedding, we're a Kelowna hotel that has the answer!
More and more brides are ordering invitations asking guests to join them for an Okanagan wedding, and it’s not just because of those wineries and waterfront venues.
Top reasons to get married in the Okanagan:
From the breathtaking terraces of vineyards and farms to the shores of Okanagan Lake, Kelowna offers dozens of beautiful places to get married. Couples love being able to choose a wedding venue that captures their personality and impresses guests. Are you a simple, romantic couple? Look into a farm tour like the Okanagan Lavender Herb Farm. Do you adore architecture and want to wow your guests? Mission Hill Family Estates winery might be the place for you to say, “I do."
Many of Kelowna’s most popular tourist attractions convert into wedding venues where guests have gorgeous scenery and tours to take in while you're taking photos.
An international airport.
Your family and friends can easily get to your wedding by flying in to Kelowna from almost anywhere in the world. Just 15 kilometres from the city centre, the Kelowna International Airport (YLW) is conveniently located along Highway 97, the same stretch of road where you’ll find accommodations you and your guests can stay at. Many hotels in Kelowna are along major bus routes and regular shuttle service stops to and from the airport. Don’t forget some airlines offer wedding discounts so your guests can save a little on their airfare to get to your big day.
Kelowna’s semi-arid climate means you won’t have to worry much about a downpour on your big day. This hot, sunny city has average summer temperatures of 24—27°C—perfect for outdoor weddings at wineries or on the waterfront. Most Kelowna hotels have outdoor pools where your guests can cool off between the vows and dinner.
Tons of attractions.
Your wedding guests will be more than glad to have an excuse to visit the Okanagan, home to tourist attractions that range from golf and wine tours to watersports and farm fun. Check out our post on reasons to spend your summer vacation in Kelowna for ideas about activities to put on your must-see list.
Many Kelowna hotels are centrally located so it’s easy for your guest list to enjoy the city and make it to your wedding easily. Plus, they’re known for being able to accommodate large groups. Kelowna Best Western hotels offer nearly 200 rooms for your guests and a beautiful honeymoon suite for the bride and groom.
Are you getting married in Kelowna? Relax knowing everyone will love their accommodations at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelowna Hotel & Suites, offering 176 rooms, pet-friendly suites, mineral pool, spa, hot tub, grassy courtyard, and more. Visit our Book an Event page for more info on hosting your wedding at our hotel in Kelowna.