My husband and I recently got married at the Bowen Island Lodge. It was perfect!
We love the outdoors and camping and wanted a wedding that reflected our hobbies. The Lodge offered an 'outdoorsy' feel without being too rustic (although the bathrooms are shared)! It sleeps about 40 people. You actually get the whole lodge to yourself when you book for an event, so you don't have strangers walking in to your party and disturbing your group.
We booked the lodge for the whole weekend so that we could actually spend some time with our guests. Instead of the wedding being over in about 6 hours we partied from Friday night until Sunday morning. The lodge has a really nice dining hall and a beautiful lawn overlooking the ocean, with the mountains in the background. It was a very tranquil setting for an outdoor wedding. Our friends are still raving over it. Plus, with the short distance to Vancouver, people were able to easily make the trip out and back for the ceremony and dinner if they didn't want to spend the night.
The Lodge manager was really helpful and even helped us set up tables and decorations.More