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Weddings in the woods


Fall in Love with our Old Growth Forest.

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Weddings in the woods


Fall in Love with our Old Growth Forest.

 

A Destination

Cedar Haven is a Private Property Venue in the woods. Nestled in the old growth rain forest. On the West Coast of Vancouver Island.


 

Come and take a walk with Sarah and see for yourself!

 

Check out this video by paper heart films.

 

A beautiful highlight reel from one of the weddings here last summer! If you were married here and have photos or videos we would love to share them! Send them on over! Big thanks to Chelsea at paper heart films for this stunning capture! Also just a note that the reception was held elsewhere. We do offer a space for you to have tent receptions if you wish!

 
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We Love, LOVE.


We are in the business of love. We want to share some with you so we have opened our property for those looking for a magical ceremony in the forest.

We Love, LOVE.


We are in the business of love. We want to share some with you so we have opened our property for those looking for a magical ceremony in the forest.

Cedar Haven is a new wedding venue in East Sooke, Vancouver Island, Canada. 2017 was our first full year of magical weddings in the woods! Built with love by the family who has lived here for the past 19 years.  Sarah and Bruce the owners of the property had their wedding here in 2000 so they are thrilled other people want to do the same. Cedar Haven was a vision born from a styled wedding shoot. We thought wow other people might really love to get married here. The beautiful rain forest setting gives off some major twilight vibes.. OR game of thrones... OR fern-gully.. Which ever you think suits it best. Turns out its perfect and everyone even the men are in love with this outdoor cathedral! The property has an tranquil feel and is the perfect place to feel connected to nature.

The ceremony site has accessible power for lights and sound equipment. You can dress it up or keep with the natural theme either way is gorgeous! Go totally glam or DIY; pinterest it up!  We will eventually offer packages with more amenities but are allowing for couples to rent a tent for a reception on the lawn facing the woods with an outdoor seating area in the back.

 

We just completed our bridal suite. A space for brides and bridesmaids to do final prep before walking down the isle! We also hope to one day be able to renovate to offer reception space. Until that time we are offering the lawn space for tent receptions. BYOT (bring your own tent)

We plan on growing year by year to make this a place you'll never forget.

We currently aren't offering planning services but can offer advise and contacts including decor and catering to make the day really stand out.

Close to the Sooke prestige hotel, the East Sooke community hall, Metchosin Community hall and other reception and lodging locations. Closely located to East Sooke park for other photography options and can also offer Photography services with Rivkah Photography.

We hope to hear from you soon!

xoxo Cedar Haven

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Wedding Gallery


Photos of weddings held at Cedar Haven. Sooke B.C, Canada.

Wedding Gallery


Photos of weddings held at Cedar Haven. Sooke B.C, Canada.

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Basic Information


Basic Information


We still have some availability this year and next year is booking up, we opened the venue to the public 2017. Currently however we do have lots of interest.

At present we are offering solely the wedding ceremony venue, seating for over 110, and lawn site for you to place a tent and hold your reception. We have recently completed our brides getting ready room and are currently working on a grooms room. A private spot for final touches and quiet composure.

We’ve had some beautiful receptions on the property, tented and open air. Please see photos in our gallery.

You will need to make your own arrangements for your tent, catering and bar facilities. You're welcome to do it yourself or arrange professional services to make your special day perfect.

The site can be beautifully natural or styled to your own perfect vision.

Ceremony inclusions;

White fabric arch.
16 bench seats that will accommodate 110 guests,
16 aisle hooks for decor, 6 carriage lamps.
Signing table and chair.
Power and water at the site.
Getting ready room,
With fridge, sink, tea & coffee making equipment & microwave.
Ladies bathroom. Mens portable toilet.
Parking for 20 cars, with parking assistants.
Signage; welcome to the wedding of ....., ceremony, parking, toilets etc. Numerous spots for beautiful photography.
On site coordination Staff throughout.

Accessibility

The ceremony and reception sites are both accessible.
We also have a golf cart to transport individuals needing assistance with walking to or from the ceremony site. Our driveway is quite steep for some.

Local information

East Sooke, Sooke and Metchosin have community halls with kitchens that can be rented and used for receptions.

East Sooke has many beautiful B&B’s for accommodation close by.

The nearest hotels are in Sooke, the Prestige, or Langford which also offer reception and accommodation options.

Site Viewings

Please arrange to come and see our beautiful venue, take in the magnificence and tranquility of the forest and feel your connection to nature.

We look forward to meeting you soon to answer more of your questions. Please email for further information or to arrange a viewing.

Many thanks.
Sarah & Rebecca on behalf of Cedar Haven Weddings.* prices subject to change annually

Please fill out our contact form to arrange sit visits.

 

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Contact


Contact


Couples Names *
Couples Names
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Phone *
Phone
Prospective Event Date *
Prospective Event Date
Venue requirements *
We would love to know how you found us?
We have a maximum "seating" capacity of 110
Tell us a little about you.
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The Team


It's a family thing.

The Team


It's a family thing.

Becca Carroll

The idea Woman/Photographer

Becca is a wedding photographer at Rivkah Photography and lover of all things wedding. She grew up on the property and has used it for many photo shoots in the past many of which have been published. The idea to make the property a wedding venue came after noticing there was a call for this type of magical ceremony venue in the woods. The property has an amazing feel that makes everyone instantly comfortable and at peace and Becca feels like sharing this is the best option.

Sarah Balazs

The creative mind/ Gardening Guru.

Sarah is the owner and has been the main tender of the property over the years. Growing the love and the aesthetics of the land constantly. Recently retired she was excited to jump on board to be a part of making peoples most important day that much better. Out in the dirt clearing paths and ceremony site, pouring love into the project; she is excited to see what our clients for 2019 have in store for this magical land!

The Boys

The Braun/"Yes" men.

 

The boys agree, "Yes dear" , that this is a wonderful opportunity to have our property provide wonderful experiences to people all over. They help up with all the hard work and Bruce even offers traditional first nations sweats on the property so long as the fire ban isn't on. It is a beautiful healing ceremony and we can't wait to extend that to those who are interested. Usually healing sweats are on the new moon and full moon.

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Map


Map


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Preferred Vendors


Preferred Vendors


Rivkah Photography is our in house photographer. Rebecca is an award winning, internationally published photographer who also happens to live at Cedar Haven. She grew up here and she knows the property well and is responsible for most of the photography you see on the site. She is one of the founding members of the wedding venue. She is often booked one or two seasons in advance but contact her to see if your date is available.

www.rivkahphotography.ca