Starling Lane Vineyard Wedding Venue

Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Starling Lane Vineyard

A review from a photographer's perspective...

Are you considering a wedding at Starling Lane Vineyard in Victoria? Then, this post is for you! 

My first impression of Starling Lane was amazing. The venue has so many nooks and crannies for beautiful backdrops that I could spend the whole day taking pictures without running out of ideas!

Many Ceremony Options: 

There are several spots where you can have your ceremony at this venue, and the weather and number of guests will determine the best spot. I like that there are indoor locations as a back up in case it rains.
One suggestion I have, is to consider the direction of the sun when you are choosing your spot. You don’t want some of your guests seated in the sun and some in the shade, which can happen if you choose a spot under trees. Spotted shade is terrible for photos!  

As someone who’s all about seizing those precious moments through my lens, I’m often in the delightful role of guiding couples toward their dream wedding setting. And today, I’ve got something truly special to share with you: Starling Lane.

Picture this: exchanging vows surrounded by the echoes of a time gone by, where every corner whispers tales of old-world charm. Starling Lane isn’t just a venue; it’s a love letter to rustic elegance and tranquility, weaving together history and enchantment in the most beautiful way.

Here’s the scoop: Starling Lane offers a range of scenic spots that can host up to 150 guests outdoors, setting the stage for your perfect day. But if you’re leaning toward a more intimate affair, fear not! The cozy old winery barn and a charming white and glass plant house are here to embrace smaller gatherings of up to 50 guests. And for those dreamy alfresco receptions under the twinkling night sky? Well, Starling Lane has that covered too, with the option of renting an event tent for added peace of mind.

Let’s talk about the bridal cottage – it’s not just a prep space; it’s a cozy nook where every heartfelt moment before the ceremony can be captured in all its glory. Whether it’s the nervous excitement of a first look or the infectious laughter of your bridal squad, every moment here is a memory waiting to be cherished.

Now, about the catering situation – while there’s a kitchen on-site, it’s more for serving than cooking up a storm. But hey, that’s the beauty of it! You get to choose from Victoria’s finest caterers, each bringing their own flavor to your big day.

And here’s the best part: Starling Lane is just a hop, skip, and a jump away on Old West Saanich Road, a mere 25-minute drive from downtown Victoria. Just a little heads-up though, since there aren’t any accommodations on-site, it’s a good idea to arrange safe transportation for your guests post-celebration.

Venue Highlights:

  • Outdoor capacity: Up to 150 guests
  • Indoor capacity: Up to 50 guests
  • Offers both indoor and outdoor settings
  • Small events from $700 and up
  • Most weddings fall into the $2500 to $3500 range depending on numbers
  • Elopements have special fees

    There are no cookie-cutter weddings on site, the place is too big and has too many diverse areas, so get in touch with them to talk about your day!

Summary and Recommendation:

Starling Lane Vineyard is one of my favourite locations to shoot at and it’s easy to see why. Choosing Starling Lane isn’t just about picking a venue; it’s about embracing a piece of history filled with romance and charm. 

Who’s this venue best for? Starling Lane is a perfect venue for couples who cherish the elegance of rustic charm. If you envision a wedding steeped in natural beauty, preferring a serene and romantic setting over a bustling, high-energy celebration, this could be the venue you’re looking for.

Who’s this venue NOT best for?  It might not suit those looking for a venue to party ’til the sun comes up. For couples who envision continuing their celebration beyond the reception, downtown Victoria is conveniently close, offering numerous options to carry on the festivities.

Starling Lane Vineyard Wedding

If you have any questions regarding planning a wedding at Starling Lane Vineyard in Victoria, BC, please reach out! I have been a wedding photographer for 15+ years and would be happy to share what I know with you 🙂

 – Naomi Maya, Wedding Photographer in Victoria & Vancouver Island

Visit my homepage to see a full description of the photography services I provide in Victoria, BC! Get in touch if you have any questions. I love hearing from brides and grooms!

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