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Poets Cove Resort & Spa

Pender Island , BC

LOCATION

9801 Spalding Rd
Pender Island, BC V0N 2M3 CA (map)

PHONE

250-629-2118

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Welcome to Poets Cove Resort & Spa, the Gulf islands premier spa resort in Coastal BC. The ideal west coast wedding venue for your ceremony, reception, elopement, honeymoon or special... Read more
Welcome to Poets Cove Resort & Spa, the Gulf islands premier spa resort in Coastal BC. The ideal west coast wedding venue for your ceremony, reception, elopement, honeymoon or special event. Our onsite events coordinator is here to make your special day perfect. Our full wedding services include but are not limited too: venues, catering and accomodation! Located in Bedwell Harbour, Poets Cove has a full service marina. Only 40 minutes from Victoria, Pender Island is the perfect getaway. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
11
When was your venue last renovated?
1
Describe your venue:
Boat / Yacht, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
120
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
22
Number of suites
24
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is transportation included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/10/2014
2.0/5.0
Overall we were pretty disappointed. We had booked the "elopement" package and originally had an amazing experience planning with the coordinator. Less than one month before the wedding, the resort was sold. The new owners and management team are doing a VERY poor job of maintaining the previous standards. We were given a new coordinator 2 days before the wedding and she was very cold, had no clue who we were, and had no clue what she was doing. It took us 6 hours upon arrival to track her down and meet with her to discuss the plan for the next morning. She had NOT reviewed our file, did not know our names, what was included, etc. We were literally left to our own devices, there was a lot of confusion, and we had very little help. There was a mix up with the cake which prevented us being able to take photos with our photographer, we did not receive our "turn down service" which included champagne, truffles, and flower pedals, and the coordinator failed to decorate the ceremony site as requested. In fact, we saw her walking around the resort with our requested decor in hand, but she never put it out. There was no support before or after the ceremony and if it was not for the AMAZING hair, spa, and make-up people, it would have been even more upsetting. We had no follow-up, we were not made to feel special, and we felt very ignored.

Although this is a BEAUTIFUL facility and everything is very clean and modern, I would not recommend having your wedding here. I was lucky that I had only booked an elopement as I can only imagine the disaster that those who have booked large weddings will have to go through. It also does not look like it will get better any time soon as there will be another NEW wedding coordinator as this one is only staying for 3 weeks (he looks to be a 22 year old kid).

The new management and owners should be ashamed of themselves. I really hope they realize how their decisions are going to affect their business.
Overall we were pretty disappointed. We had booked the "elopement" package and originally had an amazing experience Read more...
Overall we were pretty disappointed. We had booked the "elopement" package and originally had an amazing experience planning with the coordinator. Less than one month before the wedding, the resort was sold. The new owners and management team are doing a VERY poor job of maintaining the previous standards. We were given a new coordinator 2 days before the wedding and she was very cold, had no clue who we were, and had no clue what she was doing. It took us 6 hours upon arrival to track her down and meet with her to discuss the plan for the next morning. She had NOT reviewed our file, did not know our names, what was included, etc. We were literally left to our own devices, there was a lot of confusion, and we had very little help. There was a mix up with the cake which prevented us being able to take photos with our photographer, we did not receive our "turn down service" which included champagne, truffles, and flower pedals, and the coordinator failed to decorate the ceremony site as requested. In fact, we saw her walking around the resort with our requested decor in hand, but she never put it out. There was no support before or after the ceremony and if it was not for the AMAZING hair, spa, and make-up people, it would have been even more upsetting. We had no follow-up, we were not made to feel special, and we felt very ignored.

Although this is a BEAUTIFUL facility and everything is very clean and modern, I would not recommend having your wedding here. I was lucky that I had only booked an elopement as I can only imagine the disaster that those who have booked large weddings will have to go through. It also does not look like it will get better any time soon as there will be another NEW wedding coordinator as this one is only staying for 3 weeks (he looks to be a 22 year old kid).

The new management and owners should be ashamed of themselves. I really hope they realize how their decisions are going to affect their business. Read less
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Sophia
Wedding:
4/25/2014
4.9/5.0
Alaia and her team were amazing. My husband and I fell in love with the place when we first saw the website: but what really sold us was the responsiveness of Alaia and her team. My husband is active duty military so scheduling can be a bit of a challenge: he didn't know if he had leave to attend his own wedding until mid February and we almost had to cancel our tour of the resort. I also have a lot of unusual food allergies - as did several of my guests, but the team rose to the task of making food that was safe for all of us to eat - and not only was it safe, it was delicious! When I decided to do a self-catered meal, Alaia was ready with options for tables and chairs - as well as several options for tents should the weather turn stormy - which thankfully it didn't. Our wedding was exactly what we wanted: Small, relaxed, and enjoyed by everyone -including ourselves. When my sailor forgot his tie ... the resort even found one for him - one of the front desk agents even offered to go home and get him one if they didn't have one on site that would work for him. Alaia and her team went above and beyond to make our wedding perfect for us. Special thanks also to Nicole for her amazing ability to transform my unruly hair into a work of art and Holly for her lovely and elegant make-up.
Alaia and her team were amazing. My husband and I fell in love with the place when we first saw the website: but what Read more...
Alaia and her team were amazing. My husband and I fell in love with the place when we first saw the website: but what really sold us was the responsiveness of Alaia and her team. My husband is active duty military so scheduling can be a bit of a challenge: he didn't know if he had leave to attend his own wedding until mid February and we almost had to cancel our tour of the resort. I also have a lot of unusual food allergies - as did several of my guests, but the team rose to the task of making food that was safe for all of us to eat - and not only was it safe, it was delicious! When I decided to do a self-catered meal, Alaia was ready with options for tables and chairs - as well as several options for tents should the weather turn stormy - which thankfully it didn't. Our wedding was exactly what we wanted: Small, relaxed, and enjoyed by everyone -including ourselves. When my sailor forgot his tie ... the resort even found one for him - one of the front desk agents even offered to go home and get him one if they didn't have one on site that would work for him. Alaia and her team went above and beyond to make our wedding perfect for us. Special thanks also to Nicole for her amazing ability to transform my unruly hair into a work of art and Holly for her lovely and elegant make-up. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, Dress & Attire, Flowers, Officiant, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Transportation, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
We had our wedding at Poets Cove Resort & Spa a couple weeks ago in Sept. and we couldnt have asked for a better venue. The staff was awesome, everyone was so friendly to all of our guests and it was evident that they went out of their way to accommodate all of our special requests. The event planner Alaia really made our wedding planning such a great experience, she was always available to answer questions and really lovely to work with!
We had our wedding at Poets Cove Resort & Spa a couple weeks ago in Sept. and we couldnt have asked for a better venue. Read more...
We had our wedding at Poets Cove Resort & Spa a couple weeks ago in Sept. and we couldnt have asked for a better venue. The staff was awesome, everyone was so friendly to all of our guests and it was evident that they went out of their way to accommodate all of our special requests. The event planner Alaia really made our wedding planning such a great experience, she was always available to answer questions and really lovely to work with! Read less
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Poets Cove Resort & Spa responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the lovely review. No requests or questions are ever too much on a wedding day. It's all about the bride and groom, and your friends and family; I'm so glad that this came across from all of our staff!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Jasmine and her team were incredible and went to great lengths to ensure we had everything we needed to make our wedding day (and weekend) a huge success. I would do it all over again in a heart beat!
Jasmine and her team were incredible and went to great lengths to ensure we had everything we needed to make our wedding Read more...
Jasmine and her team were incredible and went to great lengths to ensure we had everything we needed to make our wedding day (and weekend) a huge success. I would do it all over again in a heart beat! Read less
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Poets Cove Resort & Spa responded with the following comments:

Thank you! Hopefully we see you again in the future and can create a wonderful stress free vacation as well.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Jasmine was fantastic! Poets Cove was very accommodating. Such a beautiful place!
Our only complaint was 3 gentlemen "crashed" our reception. 3 times we had to ask them to leave, one of the guys tried to hit our bartender and the cops were called.
All in all it was such a great weekend and we'll absolutely be back to Poets Cove!
Jasmine was fantastic! Poets Cove was very accommodating. Such a beautiful place!
Our only complaint was 3 gentlemen Read more...
Jasmine was fantastic! Poets Cove was very accommodating. Such a beautiful place!
Our only complaint was 3 gentlemen "crashed" our reception. 3 times we had to ask them to leave, one of the guys tried to hit our bartender and the cops were called.
All in all it was such a great weekend and we'll absolutely be back to Poets Cove! Read less
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Poets Cove Resort & Spa responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the review! We really apologize for the disruption and have now put in a policy to ensure that security is on when there are weddings or high occupancy to assist in case any issues arise. It sounds like the rest of your day ran smoothly and I really hope that the other memories are what lasts for years to come!
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Candice
Wedding:
7/28/2012
4.8/5.0
From the first moment we stepped foot onto the Poet's Cove property, we knew there was no where else we should get married. Not only is it one of the most picturesque places we have ever been, but all the staff there is also so sweet, and very accommodating. The overall value for your money is fantastic. We had looked into a couple other all in one venues, and found that Poet's Cove was by far the most affordable, and to be completely honest we probably would have paid more. Our family and friends were in complete awe of the natural beauty of Pender Island, and had no complaints at all about the resort, including the cost of the rooms which is what we were most concerned about when we booked the resort. The food on the wedding day was AMAZING, and again so affordable for what you received. We chose to go with one of the resorts buffet options and could not have been happier. Quite a few of our guests were vegeiterian, or had other dietary concerns, and the resort made sure no one would go hungry. Again SO accommodating! We love Poet's Cove so much that we plan on going back every year for our anniversary.
From the first moment we stepped foot onto the Poet's Cove property, we knew there was no where else we should get Read more...
From the first moment we stepped foot onto the Poet's Cove property, we knew there was no where else we should get married. Not only is it one of the most picturesque places we have ever been, but all the staff there is also so sweet, and very accommodating. The overall value for your money is fantastic. We had looked into a couple other all in one venues, and found that Poet's Cove was by far the most affordable, and to be completely honest we probably would have paid more. Our family and friends were in complete awe of the natural beauty of Pender Island, and had no complaints at all about the resort, including the cost of the rooms which is what we were most concerned about when we booked the resort. The food on the wedding day was AMAZING, and again so affordable for what you received. We chose to go with one of the resorts buffet options and could not have been happier. Quite a few of our guests were vegeiterian, or had other dietary concerns, and the resort made sure no one would go hungry. Again SO accommodating! We love Poet's Cove so much that we plan on going back every year for our anniversary. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Poets Cove Resort & Spa responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the kind review Candice! We think the spot is magical and we're so glad that you share the sentiments. It's a bit of travel to get here so it's great to hear that the final destination was worth it. We look forward to your next visit!
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Selena
Wedding:
7/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Poets Cove Resort and Spa was the most PERFECT place for our wedding in the summer of 2012. I am still in awe as to how amazing and memorable it all was! From the gorgeous scenery to the details of the fresh, local food, everything was exactly what we wanted. Part of the fun of having our wedding at Poets Cove was the journey for us and our guests. It was so fun to take the ferry from Vancouver and then drive the small winding roads of Pender Island to finally make it to your destination right on the water where the gorgeous cottages await you. The whole weekend provided so many personal details that reflected our tastes as a couple and thoroughly impressed our guests. We loved the fact that we could organize a welcome BBQ at our own cottage (serving fish tacos as we requested) with a beautiful view of the marina and then host a yoga session the morning of our wedding right on the terrace where we were to later be married. Our guests also had ample opportunity to take part in excursions provided by the resort. I should also mention that the planning process went great as well. A list of vendors from the island was provided to us which was extremely helpful plus Poets Cove allowed us to think outside the box. Whenever we thought of something we wanted, they were right there to accommodate us. I still can't thank Poets Cove enough for such an amazing trip! There is nothing I would change about our special day. :)
Poets Cove Resort and Spa was the most PERFECT place for our wedding in the summer of 2012. I am still in awe as to how Read more...
Poets Cove Resort and Spa was the most PERFECT place for our wedding in the summer of 2012. I am still in awe as to how amazing and memorable it all was! From the gorgeous scenery to the details of the fresh, local food, everything was exactly what we wanted. Part of the fun of having our wedding at Poets Cove was the journey for us and our guests. It was so fun to take the ferry from Vancouver and then drive the small winding roads of Pender Island to finally make it to your destination right on the water where the gorgeous cottages await you. The whole weekend provided so many personal details that reflected our tastes as a couple and thoroughly impressed our guests. We loved the fact that we could organize a welcome BBQ at our own cottage (serving fish tacos as we requested) with a beautiful view of the marina and then host a yoga session the morning of our wedding right on the terrace where we were to later be married. Our guests also had ample opportunity to take part in excursions provided by the resort. I should also mention that the planning process went great as well. A list of vendors from the island was provided to us which was extremely helpful plus Poets Cove allowed us to think outside the box. Whenever we thought of something we wanted, they were right there to accommodate us. I still can't thank Poets Cove enough for such an amazing trip! There is nothing I would change about our special day. :) Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Wedding Venue
Poets Cove Resort & Spa responded with the following comments:

What a lovely comment, thank you Selena! It's always so much fun to see the individual tastes of couples come out in their wedding and the days surrounding it. It sounds like all of your planning and hard work created a truly memorable event for your guests!
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Christine
Wedding:
7/1/2012
4.4/5.0
The staff at Poet's cove did a great job in ensuring that our wedding day was everything we would have hoped for and more!
The staff at Poet's cove did a great job in ensuring that our wedding day was everything we would have hoped for and more! Read more...
The staff at Poet's cove did a great job in ensuring that our wedding day was everything we would have hoped for and more! Read less
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Poets Cove Resort & Spa responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for speaking highly of the staff. Everyone at the resort really loves to help contribute to making wedding celebrations the best they can be!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The planner and staff were very helpful. They were quick to attend to our every need. It was a wonderful worry free day.
The planner and staff were very helpful. They were quick to attend to our every need. It was a wonderful worry free day.
The planner and staff were very helpful. They were quick to attend to our every need. It was a wonderful worry free day. Read less
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Poets Cove Resort & Spa responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, we strive to make the wedding day effortless!
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Alyssa
Wedding:
6/16/2012
4.5/5.0
My husband and I celebrated our wedding day at Poets Cove with 75 of our closest friends and family. It was the perfect setting for our big day. The staff are all very friendly and extremely accommodating. They were eager and happy to help us with any of our requests. We had assistance with all our questions and plans from the Events Manager Jasmine and staff at the Hotel. They kept us on track and were always pointing us in the right direction. They made our lives so much easier. It allowed for our wedding to go off smoothly. Jasmine was standing by all weekend and kept us all organized and stress free. She took care of everything. We didn’t have to worry about anything on the big day. The food was amazing. It’s not like those banquet meals you get in community halls. It’s all fresh ingredients. We used Ingrid Paulsen for photography, the island bakery for our cake and Albert from Victoria for our DJ. All of them were amazing and added to the day. Poets Cove is truly one of the greatest places for your wedding. If you haven’t been definitely go for a visit and see for yourself. You will fall in love right away. All our guests still tell us to this day how much fun they had and how beautiful it was. We can hardly wait to go back out there.
My husband and I celebrated our wedding day at Poets Cove with 75 of our closest friends and family. It was the perfect Read more...
My husband and I celebrated our wedding day at Poets Cove with 75 of our closest friends and family. It was the perfect setting for our big day. The staff are all very friendly and extremely accommodating. They were eager and happy to help us with any of our requests. We had assistance with all our questions and plans from the Events Manager Jasmine and staff at the Hotel. They kept us on track and were always pointing us in the right direction. They made our lives so much easier. It allowed for our wedding to go off smoothly. Jasmine was standing by all weekend and kept us all organized and stress free. She took care of everything. We didn’t have to worry about anything on the big day. The food was amazing. It’s not like those banquet meals you get in community halls. It’s all fresh ingredients. We used Ingrid Paulsen for photography, the island bakery for our cake and Albert from Victoria for our DJ. All of them were amazing and added to the day. Poets Cove is truly one of the greatest places for your wedding. If you haven’t been definitely go for a visit and see for yourself. You will fall in love right away. All our guests still tell us to this day how much fun they had and how beautiful it was. We can hardly wait to go back out there. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
Poets Cove Resort & Spa responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review Alyssa! It’s so nice to hear that Poets Cove was apart of making someone’s special day go smoothly. We are so grateful that we get to work with Ingrid, Albert, and the Pender Island Bakery; they are exceptional members of the community. We look forward to having you and your guests return soon!

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