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The English Inn

Victoria , BC
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LOCATION

429 Lampson Street
Victoria, BC V9A 5Y9 CA (map)

PHONE

250-388-4353

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ABOUT US

Victoria's most stunning wedding venue.

Designed to create the perfect wedding ceremondy and reception experience.

Surrounded by tranquil water features, granite... Read more
Victoria's most stunning wedding venue.

Designed to create the perfect wedding ceremondy and reception experience.

Surrounded by tranquil water features, granite staircases and nearly five acres of luxurious landscape, the wedding venue provides couples with the most magnificent settings for their wedding ceremony, reception or elopement.

Everything you could possibly need to create the perfect wedding is here at the English Inn. We encourage you to drop by and visit the Inn at your leisure as we are open to the public or you can make an appointment for a no obligation tour. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Historic, Hotel, Inn / B&B
Describe the style of your venue
Vintage, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Outside Cake OK, Plated
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Wine
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
The English Inn is a STUNNING venue. Heather the GM is very flexible, and really wants to make your day as special as she can, and is open to basically anything you throw at her, which is really refreshing compared to some of the more strict venues we saw (ahem, Hatley Castle). We did have a bit of a hard time getting responses from her up until about 3 weeks before the wedding. If she didn't respond to your email within 12 hours, its gone forever and you should just call her. Not surprising one bit, though, as she is so busy running the Inn (I'm not sure if she ever sleeps!) She was pretty good about picking up her phone if you had something urgent to discuss, though. I would definitely hire a day of coordinator - we didn't, because she said for an extra small charge, she would do that for us the day of. Most things were lovely, however some things did get missed which if we had hired a day of coordinator, they would have gone smoother (napkin colours they ordered were completely the wrong colour, centrepieces weren't put on the dinner tables as planned (we doubled them up and used the baby's breath balls during the ceremony 1st, and they were to be moved as centrepieces right after, but they weren't). We were only a wedding of 70, which was below the capacity for an outdoor reception, but to go smoother, the Inn could have used two more people on-hand in my opinion. Additionally, a bit more communication between Heather and her staff would have been nice, as it seemed a few times that conversations with Heather didn't trickle down to her staff and left us in a pickle.

All in all, I wouldn't have changed the venue for anything - it was gorgeous and perfect, and Heather and her team really do try to help make your day exactly as you want it. Advice: hire a day of coordinator and double check the details. If you do this, you won't regret using this venue (especially if you rent out the entire place like we did!)
The English Inn is a STUNNING venue. Heather the GM is very flexible, and really wants to make your day as special as she Read more...
The English Inn is a STUNNING venue. Heather the GM is very flexible, and really wants to make your day as special as she can, and is open to basically anything you throw at her, which is really refreshing compared to some of the more strict venues we saw (ahem, Hatley Castle). We did have a bit of a hard time getting responses from her up until about 3 weeks before the wedding. If she didn't respond to your email within 12 hours, its gone forever and you should just call her. Not surprising one bit, though, as she is so busy running the Inn (I'm not sure if she ever sleeps!) She was pretty good about picking up her phone if you had something urgent to discuss, though. I would definitely hire a day of coordinator - we didn't, because she said for an extra small charge, she would do that for us the day of. Most things were lovely, however some things did get missed which if we had hired a day of coordinator, they would have gone smoother (napkin colours they ordered were completely the wrong colour, centrepieces weren't put on the dinner tables as planned (we doubled them up and used the baby's breath balls during the ceremony 1st, and they were to be moved as centrepieces right after, but they weren't). We were only a wedding of 70, which was below the capacity for an outdoor reception, but to go smoother, the Inn could have used two more people on-hand in my opinion. Additionally, a bit more communication between Heather and her staff would have been nice, as it seemed a few times that conversations with Heather didn't trickle down to her staff and left us in a pickle.

All in all, I wouldn't have changed the venue for anything - it was gorgeous and perfect, and Heather and her team really do try to help make your day exactly as you want it. Advice: hire a day of coordinator and double check the details. If you do this, you won't regret using this venue (especially if you rent out the entire place like we did!) Read less
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Victoria
Wedding:
7/12/2015
5.0/5.0
The staff at the English Inn were more than helpful and very accommodating. From the beginning when we first met and started planning our wedding, right up to the very end of our special day. We have never met more cheerful and professional group of people that make you feel right at home and go above and beyond what most others would do. One of the girls in particular had to get her parents who live in Ontario to pick up our German kegs of beer that we ordered for our wedding at the airport and ship them through another airline just to guarantee that we had this special request on time for our reception. They individually greeted all of our guests staying at the English Inn and helped them settle into their rooms. They also helped with the planning of our rehearsal dinner and brunch for the day after the wedding. Everyone commented on how friendly and accommodating the staff were and they have this way of making you feel special at all times. Without these wonderful people our wedding would not have been so great or made such an impression on everyone who met them. The beautiful staff from the English will forever be in our memories and our hearts.
The staff at the English Inn were more than helpful and very accommodating. From the beginning when we first met and Read more...
The staff at the English Inn were more than helpful and very accommodating. From the beginning when we first met and started planning our wedding, right up to the very end of our special day. We have never met more cheerful and professional group of people that make you feel right at home and go above and beyond what most others would do. One of the girls in particular had to get her parents who live in Ontario to pick up our German kegs of beer that we ordered for our wedding at the airport and ship them through another airline just to guarantee that we had this special request on time for our reception. They individually greeted all of our guests staying at the English Inn and helped them settle into their rooms. They also helped with the planning of our rehearsal dinner and brunch for the day after the wedding. Everyone commented on how friendly and accommodating the staff were and they have this way of making you feel special at all times. Without these wonderful people our wedding would not have been so great or made such an impression on everyone who met them. The beautiful staff from the English will forever be in our memories and our hearts. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
2.5/5.0
The site is beautiful for a ceremony. However, the site manager is very unprofessional and difficult to deal with. Once they get your down payment it goes downhill. The manager has no sense of customer service and is very passive-aggressive. If you do love the site, just do a ceremony as anything beyond that is just a headache.
The site is beautiful for a ceremony. However, the site manager is very unprofessional and difficult to deal with. Once Read more...
The site is beautiful for a ceremony. However, the site manager is very unprofessional and difficult to deal with. Once they get your down payment it goes downhill. The manager has no sense of customer service and is very passive-aggressive. If you do love the site, just do a ceremony as anything beyond that is just a headache. Read less
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Katrina
Wedding:
5/17/2015
5.0/5.0
The English Inn was absolutely perfect for our wedding. Location, location, location. Our day wouldn't have even been half as beautiful if it was anywhere else. The rooms, the manor, the gardens are picturesque. And the staff, the most helpful people I have ever met. They know how to take care of people, and more importantly, an over-stressed bride. My husband and I look forward to going back there on our anniversary, not just for the rooms and the gardens, but to see the people too.
The English Inn was absolutely perfect for our wedding. Location, location, location. Our day wouldn't have even been half Read more...
The English Inn was absolutely perfect for our wedding. Location, location, location. Our day wouldn't have even been half as beautiful if it was anywhere else. The rooms, the manor, the gardens are picturesque. And the staff, the most helpful people I have ever met. They know how to take care of people, and more importantly, an over-stressed bride. My husband and I look forward to going back there on our anniversary, not just for the rooms and the gardens, but to see the people too. Read less
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Thomas
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
The English Inn was a fantastic venue for our wedding. In the past they've had a pretty bad reputation, but they are now under new management, so I hope no one judges them for past owners mistakes. Heather was absolutely amazing in helping make our Wedding as perfect as it could be. She responded promptly to our questions and did everything humanly possible to help us. The Ceremony in the garden was beautiful, and everything went flawlessly. The reception was beautiful, and the catering and booze were great too. We had a slight issue with the sound system, but Heather was on it straight away and we improvised a different setup that we actually think worked out better in the end anyway. The staff at the Inn were fantastic to us and our guests, especially Shauna who was the last to go to sleep and i'm pretty sure the first there the next morning too. If I had to pick any fault it would be that the barman didn't seem too happy to be there - but still did a great job all night.

Recommend this venue to anyone. It is such a beautiful building and really was the perfect choice for our wedding.
The English Inn was a fantastic venue for our wedding. In the past they've had a pretty bad reputation, but they are now Read more...
The English Inn was a fantastic venue for our wedding. In the past they've had a pretty bad reputation, but they are now under new management, so I hope no one judges them for past owners mistakes. Heather was absolutely amazing in helping make our Wedding as perfect as it could be. She responded promptly to our questions and did everything humanly possible to help us. The Ceremony in the garden was beautiful, and everything went flawlessly. The reception was beautiful, and the catering and booze were great too. We had a slight issue with the sound system, but Heather was on it straight away and we improvised a different setup that we actually think worked out better in the end anyway. The staff at the Inn were fantastic to us and our guests, especially Shauna who was the last to go to sleep and i'm pretty sure the first there the next morning too. If I had to pick any fault it would be that the barman didn't seem too happy to be there - but still did a great job all night.

Recommend this venue to anyone. It is such a beautiful building and really was the perfect choice for our wedding. Read less
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Kaleigh
Wedding:
7/5/2014
4.9/5.0
The General Manager at the English Inn - Heather, was wonderful throughout. I admit we had some trouble getting the ball rolling - but when Heather took over as GM? Smooth sailing.

They accommodated our needs, made recommendations on catering, suggested table layouts, set up, tore down, provided anything we were missing - at the end of the day, we forgot our champagne glasses at home - I didn't remember until a week later, a set were just on the table when we got there, no hassle.

When the music had an unforeseen and uncontrollable technical glitch heather and a technician came out in the middle of the night to sort it out for us. A wonderful experience.
The General Manager at the English Inn - Heather, was wonderful throughout. I admit we had some trouble getting the ball Read more...
The General Manager at the English Inn - Heather, was wonderful throughout. I admit we had some trouble getting the ball rolling - but when Heather took over as GM? Smooth sailing.

They accommodated our needs, made recommendations on catering, suggested table layouts, set up, tore down, provided anything we were missing - at the end of the day, we forgot our champagne glasses at home - I didn't remember until a week later, a set were just on the table when we got there, no hassle.

When the music had an unforeseen and uncontrollable technical glitch heather and a technician came out in the middle of the night to sort it out for us. A wonderful experience. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay. They don't usually have formal check in after 8 pm. We were running late and called to let them know we were going to do our best to get there as quickly as possible. traveling from Vancouver were at the mercy of BC Feries. She said "No problem" and waited for us to arrive! This already goes above and beyond. When we got there we checked in and she showed us to our room which was stark, but breath taking!

We had a kitchenette (mini fridge, small table, coffee pot and tea kettle and shelves but no sink) This was in it's own side room which was nice. The room had a fantastic four poster bed, a balcony,

They treated us just like family! Through out our stay we were able to pop our heads into other rooms between guests and have a peek - this isn't the norm with most hotels. When we finally did check out (after two extensions to our stay) just about everyone was in tears. The management and staff didn't want us to go and I didn't want to leave.

The gardens and house are absolutely stunning! My husband and I can't wait to return again and again and stay in each room they have to offer!

I will absolutely recommend this vendor as a honeymoon destination.
WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay. They don't usually have formal check in after 8 pm. We were running late and Read more...
WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay. They don't usually have formal check in after 8 pm. We were running late and called to let them know we were going to do our best to get there as quickly as possible. traveling from Vancouver were at the mercy of BC Feries. She said "No problem" and waited for us to arrive! This already goes above and beyond. When we got there we checked in and she showed us to our room which was stark, but breath taking!

We had a kitchenette (mini fridge, small table, coffee pot and tea kettle and shelves but no sink) This was in it's own side room which was nice. The room had a fantastic four poster bed, a balcony,

They treated us just like family! Through out our stay we were able to pop our heads into other rooms between guests and have a peek - this isn't the norm with most hotels. When we finally did check out (after two extensions to our stay) just about everyone was in tears. The management and staff didn't want us to go and I didn't want to leave.

The gardens and house are absolutely stunning! My husband and I can't wait to return again and again and stay in each room they have to offer!

I will absolutely recommend this vendor as a honeymoon destination. Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
2/16/2013
4.6/5.0
We had a wonderful wedding at the English Inn! It was the first venue that came to mind when we got engaged, as a girlfriend had her birthday part there the previous year. Kim was fantastic as the planner, and made everything from choosing the menu, to the ceremony location, as well as setting up and taking down all of the tables and decorations, made it much easier for guests to enjoy the day. Thanks so much to all of the staff that made our day better than we ever hoped it could be!
We had a wonderful wedding at the English Inn! It was the first venue that came to mind when we got engaged, as a Read more...
We had a wonderful wedding at the English Inn! It was the first venue that came to mind when we got engaged, as a girlfriend had her birthday part there the previous year. Kim was fantastic as the planner, and made everything from choosing the menu, to the ceremony location, as well as setting up and taking down all of the tables and decorations, made it much easier for guests to enjoy the day. Thanks so much to all of the staff that made our day better than we ever hoped it could be! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.2/5.0
The English Inn was a little unorganized, but the day of my wedding it was absolutely perfect. The staff worked very hard to make sure I had my perfect day. The ceremony in the sunken garden did cost 1800.00 plus tax. I thought that was a little pricy, but It was stunning. There was also a wedding two hours before us, which I wasn't a huge fan of.
The English Inn was a little unorganized, but the day of my wedding it was absolutely perfect. The staff worked very hard Read more...
The English Inn was a little unorganized, but the day of my wedding it was absolutely perfect. The staff worked very hard to make sure I had my perfect day. The ceremony in the sunken garden did cost 1800.00 plus tax. I thought that was a little pricy, but It was stunning. There was also a wedding two hours before us, which I wasn't a huge fan of. Read less
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