Wooden Interior of Craigdarroch Castle

Off-Site Venues

From wineries to galleries, gardens and ocean-side castles, Victoria stuns with exclusive off-site venues. Below are just a few of the beautiful and unique off-site locations for your planning inspiration.

For more options, check out our Venues page.

The Art Galley of Greater Victoria

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Set in beautiful 19th century Spencer mansion, the modern galleries provide the perfect setting for a contemporary event.

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Bard and Banker Exterior

Bard & Banker

Located in British Columbia's first bank building, the Bard & Banker is a wonderful off-site venue that features 30 beers on tap and an impressive spirits collection.

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the Humboldt

The Humboldt Special Events Room

Many pubs and restaurants, like The Humboldt Special Events Room at Bartholomew's Pub, can be tailored to suit any event, including cocktail receptions, dinner parties, celebrations and business events.

Craigdarroch Castle

Craigdarroch Castle

Make your delegates feel like royalty and rent an entire Victorian castle, located in the heart of downtown Victoria.

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Crystal Garden

Inspired by the famous Crystal Palace built for London’s 1851 Great Exposition and originally a saltwater swimming pool in 1925, this historic landmark has been converted into a coveted event space with a storied past.

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Strathcona Hotel

A multi-level hotel and entertainment complex located steps from the Victoria Conference Centre. If you're planning your next awards night, or maybe a reception or private party our professional staff are ready to help you make the event a success. With a capacity of up to 1200 people, the Strathcona Hotel can accommodate your every need. You can choose from one of our ready to go banquets or work with our staff to create one that your guests will talk about until your next big event.

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Victoria Public Market

Not only is the Victoria Public Market a fantastic addition to the market scene, but during off hours the space can be used as a dynamic off-site venue. Whether you’re planning a stand up cocktail reception or a sit down plated dinner featuring products from local farms and wineries, the market offers a contemporary space with an agri-chic aesthetic. Events at the market allow guests to explore and discover the flavours and ingredients of the Pacific West Coast and Vancouver Island.

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Kwench Work + Culture Club

Kwench is a community of creative, ambitious professionals sharing unique workspaces and new experiences. The dynamic, functional and thoughtfully designed spaces are available for your meeting, lecture, large scale corporate event, film screening, pop-up dining dream, product launch, art exhibition... the only limitation is your imagination. In-house amenities include a choice of AV equipment and furniture, and Kwench can connect you with local creative businesses and services that will make your event memorable.

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Victoria International Marina

The marina is Canada's only purpose-built luxury marina located in the middle harbour of Victoria. The amenities boost Victoria’s newest exclusive luxurious event space with unobstructed views of Victoria Harbour and the Pacific West Coast. The perfect venue for weddings, holiday parties, intimate dinners, launch parties, corporate or staff events. Remarkable experiences are created here.

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Songhees Wellness Centre

13,000 sq. ft. of space on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen people, the Songhees Event Centre is the perfect location for your next event. Rooms are equipped with built-in screens, wireless internet and sound systems – all ready to use. Songhees Events & Catering culinary team will wow your guests with an infusion of traditional indigenous cuisine and Westcoast menus tailored to accommodate each event’s personal style and needs.

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Hatley Castle

Located on Hatley Park National Historic Site, home to Royal Roads University, Hatley Castle is one of the most sought-after event destinations on southern Vancouver Island. Featured in numerous films and television shows, the striking property and exquisite heritage gardens provide a breathtaking backdrop whether you envision an intimate meeting in the Italian garden, or a lavish event in the Croquet garden.

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Church & State Wines

Located on the Saanich Peninsula and surrounded by lush farmland, host your next event at Vancouver Island’s largest winery. Whether you’re looking for an intimate wine paired dinner or reception for 200 attendees, the spacious tasting room overlooking the Church & State vineyard provides the perfect setting to relax and connect.

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Butchart Gardens

Situated 25 minutes from Victoria in Brentwood Bay, the peaceful gardens and colourful blooms at The Butchart Gardens make for an exceptional space to host your event. Open year-round, each part of the gardens features seasonal plants that provide a beautiful backdrop for your next gathering.

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CRAFT Beer Market

CRAFT Victoria Harbour boasts waterfront views, a covered all-season patio with stunning views of the Harbour, with optional access via boat and seaplane, multi-level surf lounge, indoor and outdoor fireplace, games area, dog friendly patio and more! With 110 Taps of draft beers, wines, cocktails- focusing on local brews, there’s something for everyone at CRAFT Beer Market!

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Esquimalt Gorge Park Pavillion

Sitting at 6000+ sq ft the Pavilion covers 2 floors, both with stunning views of the water. Each floor contains 3,000 sq ft of rentable space along with a servery that includes prep counters, residential fridge, range, dishwasher, and sink. The outer walls of the second floor have ceiling to floor windows overlooking the park and water way, as well as access to two balconies; one of which is 500sq ft and over looks the Japanese Gardens. The first floor can be divided into smaller sections of 1,000 sq ft creating 3 separate rooms, each having access to the outer patio, and an additional boardroom with a sink and bar fridge.

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Victoria Scottish Community Center

The 10,000 square foot Centre is situated on a national historic site and boasts a 4,500 square foot main hall with a seating capacity for 200+ attendees, a dedicated lounge and reception area, built in 16-foot-wide viewing screen with laser projector highlights and full audio visual technology. With a unique Celtic Knot beam ceiling and full sprung hardwood dance floor, this is an ideal

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Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.