{review} Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa

Delta Victoria

Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa offers top service, gorgeous newly renovated spaces and views of the city and Inner Harbour

Situated on Victoria’s breathtaking Inner Harbour, the newly renovated Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa is just steps from downtown shopping, restaurants and attractions. This beautiful hotel offers a modern waterfront setting, unsurpassed guest services, exceptional dining, and full resort amenities, including an award-winning Spa, complimentary health club, indoor swimming pool and tennis/racquet courts.

The hotel has played host to countless weddings over the years – from intimate, low-key gatherings of ten people to extravagant 250+ person gala events. We recently sat down with Conference Services Coordinator, Aimee Bouchard, to chat about the hotel’s newly renovated event space, custom wedding services and the gorgeous location that will leave any bride and groom with lasting memories for years to come. Let us tell you more…

A harbourfront hotel

Located in the Inner Harbour of Victoria, Delta Victoria stands out for its impressive size and style.

Walking into Delta Victoria, you’re greeted with their massive lobby and floor to ceiling glass windows with balconies overhead, all of which offer stunning views of the Parliament Buildings across the way.

The hotel has been in business for the past twenty years and has been part of the Delta Hotels chain since 2001. Twenty plus couples say ‘I do’ at Delta Victoria each year, and although they’ve hosted all types of weddings, Aimee says that young, professional, modern couples are often drawn to the hotel for its unobstructed views of the Victoria Inner Harbour and uber personalized service.

Past bride, Anyssa Shakeri, told The Ring, “Delta Victoria has a fantastic view in a romantic, secluded setting. They have a great ceremony space which can also serve as a reception location! They have great food, with a lot of variety and are willing to accommodate special food requests. In addition to all that, they are flexible, easy to work with and provide excellent service. They have beautiful accommodations, a spa and restaurant which is a great get-away for guests who are attending a destination wedding in Victoria.”

An all in one location

The hotel offers year-round, seaside reception and ceremony locations for ten to 250 people. While there are several spaces available for weddings on site, Aimee says that the Harbour Room and patio are the most popular choices for ceremonies and receptions. “The fabulous location directly on Victoria’s waterfront cannot be compared and will leave all of our guests with lasting memories for years into the future. The waterfront promenade is the perfect setting for those moments caught on film forever.”

But Aimee and the team at Delta Victoria know it’s not just about their seaside address. Delta Victoria has placed high priority on the class and design of the interior of the hotel, much of it having recently undergone renovations to further increase its modern look. A newly renovated reception room sits adjacent to the ceremony site, offering an unobstructed view of the city from the room’s floor-to-ceiling windows. “The renovated event space offers unique options for your wedding, from gorgeous outdoor patios overlooking the harbour to beautifully appointed indoor spaces.”

Ceremonies are often held on the beautiful waterfront patio. Guests are seated facing the water as the bride makes her grand entrance down the sweeping staircase behind. This ceremony spot offers flexibility for intimate gatherings of four up to 200 guests.

This all-in-one location also offers fully renovated guestrooms which will impress your guests. Aimee told The Ring, “Each element in our guestrooms has been chosen to reflect comfort, convenience and thoughtfulness for our guests. Integrate work and life with fresh and modern versatile spaces while you relax in our premium sanctuary bed for the ultimate luxurious sleep experience.”

Lindsey and Christopher Barron say their Delta wedding was everything they hoped for and more, “It is the most beautiful place I have ever seen…the location is perfect and it’s so convenient having everything in one place. Also if you wanted to venture off for some exploring, everything is right down the street.  Shops, Pubs, water taxies are all right outside the Delta and they will take you right across the water to the downtown area.  Anything you can think of is right at your finger tips. The thought of it all still blows my mind…just how amazing it all was. We had many friends and family come from Ontario and they loved the fact that it was one central location.”

Past bride Kristal Prefontaine adds, “We chose the Delta because of the beautiful harbour. We wanted to be married ocean front and the Delta made that possible. The staff was very nice and accommodating. They had different size reception rooms to chose from depending on the size of your wedding. They also had a large menu with lots of varieties.”

Personalized Service

All staff at Delta Victoria are regularly trained and you’ll get to know several members of the team as you plan your big day. The bridal party will work especially closely with the hotel’s Catering Manager, who has trusted relationships with key local wedding suppliers. Adds Aimee, “The intimate size of this hotel ensures that your guest’s will receive the exceptional personalized service they deserve in a fresh and modern setting.”

The hotel also offers several fantastic extras and options to ensure that your wedding day is seamless and stress-free. From on-site, expert make-up artists that you can hire for your wedding day, a complimentary bridal party change room and complimentary underground parking for all of the guests. They even welcome your four-legged family in this pet-friendly environment!

A few of our favourite things…

•    You can watch the grand yachts, ferries, and float planes (check out the planes as they land right alongside kayakers!) from the outdoor patios or the lobby. Tourist boats blow their horns as they float by and the blue of the ocean reflects back onto the outdoor spaces that look to the Inner Harbour skyline.
•    Delta Victoria is very eco-friendly with many green initiatives in place.
•    The activity on the Inner Harbour is non-stop. While you’re taking pictures with your wedding party, guests can have fun with nearby photo opps, including spectacular garden vistas, nearby First Nations totem poles, Delta’s neighbouring beach area. They can also hop on board a harbour ferry that guests can catch right from the hotel’s private dock!
•    The children’s storybook hour every evening around the fireplace! Your smaller guests can enjoy a good story, milk and cookies before bedtime.
•    There is a free shuttle that takes you downtown. Water taxis are also available to take visitors wherever they need to go.
•    Pets are welcome!
•    Views of the city and the ocean are incredible from just about every point of the hotel.

Past bride, Breanne Vennels, says she would recommend Delta Victoria to any couple looking for a wedding venue, “I would absolutely recommend the Delta Ocean Pointe to another couple planning their wedding. It is a beautiful venue with great food, amazing views and helpful staff. The room that we had our reception in was beautiful, with floor to ceiling windows, so again we were able to take full advantage of the beautiful view.”

Pampering for princesses

The Spa at Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe caters to brides and their wedding parties and offers services that will have any girl feeling like a princess in time for the wedding. The ‘Pamper The Bride’ package includes a relaxation massage and several other wedding day must haves. The package can be divided over a seven day period for the busy bride who wants to stretch out her pampering services.

The spa also offers a ‘day of’ package that includes bridal make-up and spa parties that are perfect for the entire bridal party.

For more on services, and packages, click here

Packages and Pricing

Delta Victoria offers many options, covering a wide range of budgets and guest counts.

The ‘Straight from the Heart’ service is incorporated with all wedding packages booked at Delta Victoria and includes everything from meetings with wedding specialists,  a complimentary ‘day of’ room for the bridal party, rehearsal space (based on availability), special hotel rates for your guests and much more.

To give you an idea of what you can expect in terms of costs, the Cowichan Room Package at Delta Victoria is $450 and includes tables and chairs, white linens, table numbers and stands, place settings and glassware and two clear glass votive candles per table (among other inclusions).

At the top end of Delta Victoria’s packages, you’ll find the Harbour Room Package at $2,000. This option includes everything in the Cowichan Package as well as several extras like a dance floor, podium and microphone and a complimentary ModeDeluxe Water View guestroom for the bride and groom on wedding night with sparkling wine and truffles (based on booking of fifty guests or more). The Harbour Room offers an unparalleled view of Victoria’s Inner Harbour and floor to ceiling windows, making it a popular room choice with many brides and grooms.

For more on packages, inclusions and room rentals, click here

The menu options at the hotel also seem endless, with cocktail style, plated dinners, buffets, themed menus and chef attended carving stations to choose from. Says Aimee, “More and more brides are wanting unique wedding receptions, we provide this by creating specialty menus to enhance their themes.”

Click here to check out the incredible selection, including menus, dessert stations and a fantastic list of wines, beers, martinis and more.

Lindsey and Christopher Barron say Delta Victoria’s value can’t be beat, “The prices were perfect, considering everything that we got… and all of the complimentary stuff we received being the bride and groom was amazing. Our guests received a wedding room discount, the spa was amazing and the prices again were reasonable. Perfect!”

Sweet Savings

Book a Sunday wedding at Delta Victoria and you’ll receive several perks such as fifty percent off venue rental (based on a minimum of forty people), complimentary sparkling wine for the head table at dinner (up to ten people), breakfast for two in the hotel restaurant or breakfast in bed the morning after your wedding, among other extras.

Refer a wedding with fifty or more guests and you’ll enjoy a complimentary night’s stay at the hotel!

Walking you through it

The team at Delta Victoria is more than happy to answer any inquiries by email, phone, or, they invite you to drop in with any questions.

From here, you’ll meet with staff to see the event space. They’ll work closely with you throughout the entire process, from signing your contract to planning all the details of your wedding.

Leading up to the wedding, you’ll meet with staff several times to review your details, coordinate vendors, discuss setup and tear down times and enjoy food tastings! Says Aimee, “We work with the bride to create a menu that aligns with their vision. We arrange a pre-wedding meeting with the bride and key managers from the hotel to make sure all the details are covered and to answer any final questions.”

A banquet manager is onsite the day of your wedding to ensure all suppliers arrive on time, prepared for your wedding. The manager will work closely with the emcee to coordinate the evening and oversee the day’s events, including the timing of your ceremony, reception and food and beverage service. Aimee adds, “Our award winning culinary team will also be onsite to oversee all food preparation and service.”

After the wedding, the Delta team will follow up to make sure your wedding day was perfect!

Anyssa Shakeri remembers her wedding experience with the hotel, “It was the most accommodating option for all of our special requests and needs for the ceremony and reception. Delta is known to have great food and was recommended to us by others! They offer great accommodations (most of our guests were from out of town), good parking and most importantly, a great view, which was secluded enough from the traffic and noise of downtown Victoria but still gave us the backdrop of the inner harbour!”

Contacting Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa

Aimee Bouchard & Andrea Gorman at Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa can be reached by email at aimee.bouchard@deltahotels.com& andrea.gorman@deltahotels.com or by phone at 250-360-2999. You can also visit Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa online at http://www.marriott.com/delta-hotels-victoria-ocean-pointe-resort.

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