Tips on planning your wedding in 2022 with a complete list of the best venues in Kelowna BC, top caterers, and the Best wedding DJ near you.


After battling a deadly pandemic for longer than two years, you finally get to marry the love of your life in 2022. It is a beautiful altar with shimmering lights all around you. You are lost in the magic of the evening with your beloved, amidst your closest friends and family (maybe even that one distant aunt, “Rose”). You have the perfect menu you spent months finalizing. You nabbed the best DJ in Kelowna BC and now you get to dance to your jam like you wanted to, since forever! YOU DESERVE THIS! There is no room for mistakes, in what will certainly be the most important day of your life. You want everything to go according to the plan and leave no stone unturned. Well, you are in the right place! Let’s get started, we have a long road ahead...


The Wedding Explosion Of 2022


All the couples in Canada in their wedding planning mode know, that there is a lot of uncertainty when it comes to rules and regulations due to the ongoing pandemic. Nearly 90% of the weddings were either postponed or cancelled last year. When things start to settle down in 2022, there will be a major outburst of weddings. Couples will line up to book their favourite venues, DJs, wedding planners, photographers, videographers, and the like. A wedding explosion is in order, and you need to buckle up!

To avoid the final rush, you need to prepare yourself. And fret not! I will give you the three important but incredibly simple steps to follow to ensure a smooth wedding! (You're welcome).


1. Plan ahead :


As a Wedding DJ sometimes I have couples looking to book my services only months before the ceremony. And I cannot emphasize enough, the importance of planning ahead of time to ensure the vendors you want are available on your date!

(You don’t want to be stuck with a DJ that doesn't understand you, your guests, or how to keep the vibe going on the dancefloor!)


Create a timeline that will include to-do lists and all the requirements and tasks that need to be carried out within an allocated time span. Given the circumstances, it is advised to write out a basic list of vendors, a DJ, and a guest list. This will be your priority-based timeline. After the first one has been created, start creating backup lists with all your secondary options. It wouldn't hurt to create a backup. After all, this is your wedding we are talking about, we can't take any chances!


2. Plan realistically:


The ongoing pandemic brings a lot of uncertainty into the picture. It is an unforeseeable future, and you need to weigh in all of your options to safely create backups. This is the safest way to protect yourself from any last-moment surprises and have a smooth and easy wedding.


3. Stay Updated:



With how fast things are changing these day's it's essential to update yourself on a regular basis. This gives you an upper hand to analyze situations to re-evaluate your plans and make changes when necessary. Do not underestimate the importance of good preparation! Micro-analyze each detail and keep a constant eye on your proceedings.


Once you know how to plan a wedding, the next step is to start looking for destinations, venues, planners, caterers, music, and decorations. One of the perks of being in this industry is knowing the best locations and caterers in the area. I have listed down my favourites from Kelowna, BC, to make your wedding planning easier.


List Of Wedding Venues


Okay, let me state the obvious, the location is an integral part of any wedding ceremony. It builds the atmosphere and sets the tone of your big day. Kelowna is a beautiful place in itself with venues ranging from exquisite wineries like SummerHill Winery or Cedarcreek Estate Winery to a dreamy wedding at a lavish golf club like The Harvest Golf Club or The Sunset Ranch Golf Club.


I have written a detailed blog with pictures and descriptions for the top 12

Beautiful Kelowna Wedding Venues which I believe you will find helpful. I have also mentioned all the links to their official sites here. I had the privilege of visiting most of these venues and all of them were unique and displayed extravagance their own way.


(Tip: If you are planning to have a ceremony with a relatively larger wedding party, make sure to call them in advance to inquire about guest capacity. Due to the pandemic, a bunch of new restrictions is levied on wedding venues.)



List of Caterers


There is a huge variety of caterers to pick from in Kelowna BC, from gourmet food packages to buffets. You are spoiled for choice, but here are my all-time favourite caterers:

  1. Details Catering

  2. Bonne Bouche

  3. Happy-tizers

  4. Joy Road

  5. Flambe Catering





The Shining Cherry On The Top



Here comes my favourite part! You sent the theme for your wedding, arranged for the best food and wine, but how will you get your party POPPING? Isn't it easier to blast songs through your MP3? It's easier said than done. You may have a million favourite playlists on Spotify, but the real challenge is in creating a playlist catering for the entire wedding party (Yes, that's correct, including your aunt Rose). When you pick a DJ, you get a whole selection of music that, not only you, but the entire party enjoys and dances to, right from the evergreen old country songs to the latest pop remixes.

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Conclusion:


You are now completely prepped to plan a wedding in theory! It is time to start utilizing all that you have learned so far. What are you waiting for? Get planning! Your dream wedding awaits you!


Updated: May 31


Kelowna is a beautiful place to have your wedding! If you're looking for an affordable, low-key destination with scenic views and abundant nature trails then Kelowna might be the perfect choice. With so many different options I'm sure there's something that will suit every bride-to-be's needs from rustic barns and wineries to more upscale hotels.


Kelowna has been voted one of the best cities in Canada by consecutively over three years because it offers such an unparalleled surrounding without sacrificing culture or nature - not only can couples choose from some incredible venues but also take advantage of all their amazing outdoor activities on offer like wine tasting or kayaking on Okanagan Lake!


As a Kelowna Wedding DJ, I have had the pleasure of performing at basically every Kelowna Wedding Venue. This puts me in a great position to share some of the amazing wedding venues Kelowna has to offer!


THE HARVEST GOLF CLUB


Stunning views, delicious food at an exceptional one stop wedding venue in East Kelowna. We love the water feature, pristine, landscaping, beautiful sunsets, and amazing staff!


www.harvestgolf.com



THE ELDORADO HOTEL

Vintage, intimate lakefront destination wedding venue in Kelowna. We love the lake view from the reception room, as well as the panoramic lake views from the rooftop ceremony location!


www.hoteleldoradokelowna.com




SUMMERHILL WINERY www.summerhill.bc.ca


Breathtaking views from an award winning food and wine wedding venue in South Kelowna. This is a staple wedding venue in town, and you can see why! Who wouldn't want to get married somewhere this beautiful?!




CEDARCREEK ESTATE WINERY

Natural beauty paired with modern elegance at The Pavilion & Rose Garden at CedarCreek Estate Winery in South Kelowna. From the service, to the landscaping, to the food, and everything in-between, Cedar Creek is the most luxurious wedding venue in the area. If you are looking for that exclusive feel, this is the venue for you.

www.cedarcreek.bc.ca




MANTEO WATERFRONT HOTEL & VILLAS


Romantic, picturesque lakefront setting along with the convenience of a hotel for your family and friends accommodations. You won't have to try too hard to convince your guests to stay at this resort on Okanagan Lake for your wedding! They have a lakefront ceremony location, and the reception room get's a perfect Lakeview sunset!

manteo.com




THE COVE RESORT

Another Romantic, picturesque lakefront setting this time in west Kelowna. You get the convenience of a hotel for your family and friends accommodations, and all the fun of lakefront resort. They have an outdoor garden area for ceremony's, an outdoor cocktail area, and a grand reserve ballroom for the reception.

covelakeside.com



THE DELTA GRAND HOTEL

Located in Kelowna's vibrant downtown along the waterfront. Ideal for larger weddings. Many options to choose from for small up to very large groups. Upscale accommodations on site. A catering team that can execute anything you need flawlessly. Located right down town with tons of things to do within a short walking distance.


marriott.com/delta




THE LAUREL PACKINGHOUSE


Rustic, preserved heritage building in downtown Kelowna with versatile space for hosting an amazing wedding. Another staple downtown wedding venue, this is more of a DIY/Full Planner type of venue. Not much is provided, so you will need to have catering, bartenders, decor, etc.


www.kelownamuseums.ca



SUNSET RANCH GOLF CLUB


Beautiful location with views of Sunset Ranch Golf Course and the Okanagan Valley. Another great choice for an all in one ceremony/reception venue. They have an experienced team to make sure your wedding is perfect!


www.sunsetranchgbc.com




19 OKANAGAN GOLF CLUB


A local favourite venue with pristine landscaping, stunning views, exceptional serving and catering staff. This place is an absolute gem.


www.sunsetranchgbc.com



KELOWNA YACHT CLUB

Unique, breathtaking venue in downtown Kelowna. A perfect place to celebrate your memorable day. You will love the food, views, location, and friendly staff!

kelownayachtclub.com



GALLAGHER'S CANYON GOLF COURSE


Scenic canyon and Okanagan Valley views are an ideal setting to showcase your love. The ceremony location on the golf course overlooking the canyon is phenomenal, and the reception room boasts panoramic golf course views!


www.gallagherscanyon.com




BROOK AND BARN, CASORSO HERITAGE FARM


Heritage barn venue on a working farm located in the heart of Kelowna.


www.brookandbarn.info




THE OKANAGAN GOLF CLUB www.okanagangolfclub.com


Rolling fairways framed by Ponderosa Pines and a beautiful clubhouse are the perfect setting for an elegant wedding ceremony and reception.



I think I went over the 12, but there are just so many incredible venues I just had to keep going!


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