{review} The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa

Westin Bear Mountain

The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa offers a breathtaking backdrop, stress-free packages and spaces to suit any couple

With panoramic mountain, city and ocean views set within rolling fairways and lush forest, it doesn’t get any better than The Westin Bear Mountain for the bride and groom looking for a place to hold a picturesque ceremony and an elegant reception… all at the same location.

This mountainside resort offers a team of wedding specialists who work tirelessly to ensure that all the details come together to create a seamless experience, from your booking to “I do”.

Whether it’s playing on the stunning championship Jack & Steve Nicklaus co-designed Mountain Course, relaxing by the pool or at the Spa, The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria offers everything you could dream of for an unforgettable wedding weekend. Let us tell more…

From intimate celebrations in the wine cellar to grand ballroom affairs

The Westin Bear Mountain offers more than just a banquet hall. There’s something to suit any wedding guest list- from five guests to three hundred, The Westin Bear Mountain likely has a space for you…

Outdoor Ceremony Circle: Overlooking the 18th fairway with breathtaking views of Mount Baker. Can be set for up to 300 guests.

Wine Cellar: Enjoy the private and intimate Wine Cellar – ideal for an intimate reception or your rehearsal dinner for up to twenty guests. The Cellar is nestled deep within The Westin Bear Mountain and surrounded by over 2,000 bottles of the world’s finest wines

Bear Mountain Ballroom: Ideal for grand affairs, the ballroom hosts 40 to 300 guests.

Intimate Weddings: The Mt Baker and Patio or Goldstream rooms are ideal for ten to forty guests.

Complimentary rehearsal space is provided for all ceremonies at The Westin Bear Mountain.

Jamie and Daniel say their entire Bear Mountain wedding-from start to finish- was everything they could have hoped for, “The staff really took care of us.  We didn’t have to lift a finger all weekend. From top to bottom they took care of every aspect of the event. They took my plan and ran with it and took care of every little detail we asked them to do. It was top notch. I didn’t even walk down to check on anything as I knew I didn’t have to worry about anything. We knew it had all been taken care of.”

Past bride, Joanna Dlin, agrees, adding, “The best part of the experience was how helpful and organized the staff at the hotel are. They were patient with us and took the time to make sure that everything was exactly the way we wanted it to be. On the day of the wedding we were confident that everything would be executed the way we want and we just enjoyed our day. We also love the fact that all of our guests who stayed overnight or over the weekend at the hotel found every minute of their stay as wonderful as we always do.”

Gorgeous guest rooms

Bear Mountain offers 156 elegant guestrooms or one bedroom suites boasting expansive views of the golf course fairways and Mount Finlayson. All guestrooms and suites feature their signature Heavenly Bed®, luxurious bathrooms with deep soaker tubs and natural slate flooring. A limited selection of pet-friendly rooms are also available.

If your wedding guests are residents of British Columbia, they’ll be able to take advantage of the BC Resident Special! Rates start from $250 and include one night of accommodation in a Traditional Guest Room and a $25 resort gift card!

A golfers delight

The Westin Bear Mountain boasts Vancouver Island’s only thirty-six hole Nicklaus designed golf course- ideal for bachelor and bachelorette parties, out of town guests, or, as a way to say ‘thanks’ to the bridal party. Choose between the rugged, challenging Mountain Course or the more serene Valley Course and enjoy a fabulous day out before the wedding!

Stress-free package inclusions

When you book your wedding at The Westin Bear Mountain, you’ll enjoy  tons of perks and inclusions for a truly stress-free wedding day. To give you an idea, here’s what you can expect with your Bear Mountain booking…
•    Complimentary access to select locations around the resort for photographs including our private Wine Cellar
•    Complimentary one-bedroom suite for the bride & groom for their wedding night
•    Complimentary menu sampling for two – for plated dinner selections (based on a minimum of 50 guests)
•    Tables, chairs, white or black table linens, place settings & glassware
•    Glass votive and table number stands
•    Podium/microphone
•    Dance floor
•    White chairs for outdoor ceremony
•    Outdoor sound system for ceremony
•    A customized website for your wedding
•    Customized wedding banner for the Times Colonist

Jamie and Daniel said they loved that Bear Mountain offered them personalized service throughout the entire planning process, “It’s not the same cookie cutter weddings – they go above and beyond. They cater to different budgets and really willing to work with different couples according to what they need, Bear Mountain is very special too us.”

Joanne Dlin adds, “It is such a beautiful location, with so many unique spots to take photos. There’s the ceremony circle, the signature hole on the golf course, the wine cellar, the penthouse suite overlooking the golf course where the girls got ready– everything is simply stunning. We can’t imagine having had our wedding anywhere else. If we hadn’t chosen to have it at Bear Mountain, we would still probably be engaged for many years, as we couldn’t find any place that compared to Bear Mountain!”

In other words…

“We had a wonderful time and would like to thank everyone at Bear Mountain, especially Helena, for making it happen”.- Tina S.

“Thank you, Kabalan and I are absolutely amazed and impressed by the service and food. The dessert buffet, oh my goodness that was phenomenal. ALL of our guest have also complimented how amazing the service and food was too. We couldn’t have chosen a better place for our reception. We are so so happy with everything! We will HIGHLY recommend the Westin, to everyone! My whole day was PERFECT, Thank you”-  Kabalan and Elisabeth Hage

“We greatly enjoyed working with you as well, and appreciate all of the help and guidance you provided over the course of our planning. It was truly a wonderful day!”- Andrea K.

“Heather, I just wanted to send a message to thank you for Saturday – you really went above and beyond in my mind & I appreciate it so much! The hotel was so accommodating & I could not imagine getting married anywhere else, really I can’t thank you all enough for making our day so special. Also for helping to keep me calm, the extra time in the members lounge almost did me in!”- Tonya Annand & Gary Crowther

Contacting The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa

Our Wedding Planner at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa can be reached by email at info@westinbearmountain.com or by phone at (250) 391-7160. You can also visit The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa online at http://www.bearmountain.ca.

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