Celebrate Your Love, Style & Spirit at Bodega Ridge
We're honoured to host numerous weddings throughout the year, from intimate gatherings to lavish affairs. Bodega Ridge and all our amenities, resources and staff will be at your disposal. Use your imagination and we'll do everything we can to make your dreams a reality.
My daughter and I visited Bodega ridge a stunning magical property, and met Jesse Keefer the owner, and Angie who is the incredible wedding planner coordinator for Bodega Ridge.
The minute my daughter and I met Jesse and Angie my daughter knew that Bodega was right for her wedding. Its location on our gorgeous Gulf Islands is a perfect destination. The fields, the views the hiking, the cottages. Away, but not too far. Its only 45 minutes from Vancouver via Ferry and a quick flight.
Jesse is calm, sophisticated, and extremely accommodating. We asked for a lot! Jesse did everything to the moon and back to give us the weekend Lauren and Mitchell had dreamt of. There was nothing he would not do for us. Angie Allen of Angie Allen Weddings and Events was above and beyond amazing, and was our full wedding planner. She and Jesse worked hand in hand to create a weekend we and our guests will never forget.
The staff worked so hard for us!!!!! Always smiling, asking what they could do for us! We and our wild crew were on property for 3 days, and the staff was accommodating to the stars and beyond.
This is a west coast experience at its best, with magical lighting outdoors, incredibly kind staff, food no one will forget and the most gracious owner in Jesse Keefer.
We asked for much and Bodega delivered it all and more for our 138 guests. Every moment on Bodega Ridge stood out, wrapped up in an enchanting package.
If you wish for a magical west coast, scrumptious, warm environment for your wedding this is the best there is.
With the basics covered, you are free to focus on those special touches. We work with trusted photographers, florists and wedding commissioners.
We can make suggestions or handle arrangements for you. We can also organize activities for your guests, from yoga and guided hikes to kayak rentals, eco-tours and whale watching.
Focus on having the time of your life, let us handle the rest!
Our Weddings Include:
Exclusive use of the 22-acre property, cabins and lodge facilities
Use of our wedding ceremony site, featuring a panoramic ocean view across Trincomali Channel with cedar benches, signing table, sound equipment, wireless mic
Our 30 x 40' Wedding tent complete with interior drapery (to hide the structure). Includes a custom lighting installation by Vancouver's Bocci Design, perimeter lighting and integrated sound system for music and speeches.
Commercial sound system for a dance with a mixing board that a DJ, band, iPhone or laptop can connect to
Our own custom wide plank Douglas Fir tables, chairs, custom cedar weddings benches
China, flatware and glassware
Spectacular coastal cuisine in an incredible location
Ingredients sourced from Galiano's organic farms.
Full-service bar featuring local craft beer, fully hard bar and a BC-centric wine list
Professional catering staff
Set-up/take down of our equipment
Enjoy the View!
Located high up on a bluff overlooking Trincomal Channel, we offer one of the most spectacular wedding ceremony sites on the West Coast. Featuring a true British Columbian view - panoramic ocean vista with broken islands & the epic backdrop of Vancouver Island's mountains.
Just a short walk up from the lodge this site could not be more private or serene. Included with all our weddings is the supply and set up of the ceremony included our custom-made cedar benches, signing table and optional refreshments.
Music & Media
Some guests want live music. Others prefer to create a playlist. Alternatively, we can recommend a skilled DJ who works many Bodega weddings or several great bands. In all events, you have use of a professional-quality sound system, including a mixing board, 2 powered monitors and a separate 6 speaker system in our tent.
We have an additional system for the wedding ceremony site including a mixing board that you can play off any device and a cordless microphone.
We have a LCD projector, should you or your bridal party have something special to share. High-speed WiFi is also accessible throughout the resort for your guests’ convenience.
Food & Beverages
Our marquee is ideal for al fresco dining in the warmer months and can seat up to 150. In cooler weather, our woodstove heated dining hall holds up to 60 people.
Our menu features as much Galiano-grown ingredients as possible, using the best of all our local farms and designed around seasonal availability. Many herbs & fruit come right off the Bodega Ridge property itself. We strive to support our local farming community and feature organic ingredients as much as possible.
If you have personal favourite dishes or needs we are happy to work them into the menu. Additionally, we are very sensitive to any special dietary needs or requests.
As a fully licensed venue, we can supply the wine, spirits and beer of your choice. We have a fully-stocked bar and six taps featuring the finest from Phillips, Driftwood, Strange Fellows & Four Winds to name a few. If you’d like help selecting a bar menu, Bodega Ridge features local microbrews and a wine list featuring many offerings from South Vancouver Island & the Southern Gulf Islands.
The food!!!!Bodega has the most talented and creative chefs. Please know that your guests will never forget the meals they had at Jesse's Bodega Ridge. The menu has a Mediterranean slant and is more than incredible. This is a sophisticated team of chefs and pastry chefs. The deserts, pastries, breads stunningly presented and the best we have tasted. Again this is not ordinary food. Be prepared to be blown away.From our breakfasts, BBQs, picnics and three dinners our guests were amazed by the creative, gorgeous meals. I can't say enough about the food. It is unforgettable.
Save Your Date!
We host a limited amount of weddings per season, but our moderate climate has accommodated celebrations in the off-season too. In all cases, we recommend booking as soon as possible.
Contact us today for pricing, sample menus and site tours. Special pricing is available in winter months and mid-week.
We found Bodega Ridge on The Venue Report when we were looking for venues for our wedding. We are avid travelers, both wedding industry professionals (photo and video), so we had a certain level of aesthetics and expectations, while also really wanting our wedding to be focused on our marriage and a relaxed gathering for family and friends rather than a perfect Pinterest wedding. It was important to us to find a place where our friends and family (from all over the globe) could come and stay on the property for the weekend (both at the Ridge and the Cove) and explore the area. Bodega Ridge checked all the boxes - BC was a place we had always wanted to go, the location is remote enough to feel private, but easily accessible from Vancouver, and ridiculously stunning! To top it all off, the owner Jesse and our venue contact and coordinator Angie were absolutely gems. They were so patient with us as we planned to bring 50 of our nearest and dearest to an island we had never been to (we only visited the month before!) and we had a million questions.
The staff onsite was spectacular and so friendly - the service was on point and handled with so much love and care, the food was AMAZING (I wish I could taste it again), and the weather on our weekend was spectacular! You can tell that Bodega is a labor of immense love by Jesse and his entire team - they actually care about their guests and making sure you have a spectacular wedding. We honestly couldn’t have asked for a better experience for our wedding, it felt like absolute MAGIC and we plan to come back to Galiano and Bodega for years to come.