Ready to begin planning your dream lakeside wedding?
You’re engaged! Now comes the fun part.
(Admit it, you’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time. Somewhere, you’ve got a notebook full of wedding doodles…)
Maybe you’ve always envisioned a casual, intimate ceremony with only your nearest and dearest.
How about all of those daydreams of a splashy, all-out fete with everyone you know?
Want to dance until the sunrise, or just walk barefoot in the sand?
Want to make the moment last with a weeklong vacation in paradise?
The experts at Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos can make your lakeside destination wedding stress-free and perfect.
Here are 6 reasons why you should plan your BC beach wedding in the incredible Okanagan:
It. Is. Beautiful. Here. Osoyoos lies in the heart of Canada’s only desert, which means wide-open vistas, rich, red sunsets, and stunning landscapes in every direction. From the shimmering Osoyoos Lake at the centre of the valley, up the sweeping hillsides covered in lush vineyards & orchards, and wispy black sage to the ponderosa pine mountains beyond. Add to that the sun-dappled lakeside woods, and mountaintops with views forever.
The photo-ops are endless (just like your love!). You’ll always cherish your wedding moments, why not set them someplace spectacular?
A Variety of Venues
Festive and casual, quiet and understated, festive and casual, or even glam and fabulous, we have the right space for your wedding. Our brides and grooms have chosen beachside ceremonies with long-table dinners on the grass; indoor events in our ballroom, with views over Osoyoos and the lake; garden ceremonies with a cozy reception on the patio at the Restaurant at Watermark; or even “just-the-family” nuptials and dinner in the stunning penthouse suite.
There are so many ways to create your ideal wedding day! Just the two of you at sunrise on the dock? A royal-worthy event with all the bells & whistles and a parade of dressed-to-the-nines flower girls and ring bearers? How about paddleboarding down the aisle? You’ve found the perfect partner, now find the perfect place to seal the deal.
Watermark works with BC’s best event planners. Professional wedding coordinators devote their careers to ensuring that your wedding will go exactly as you envision it. They know all of the small bits and pieces that need to come together to make your big day the best it can be.
Let our wedding planners and staff take care of all of the details! Create your own custom wedding package, from getting just a little help with decor to a full-service weekend schedule. We know how to deftly arrange seating to ensure family harmony, how to guarantee that your vegan aunt gets the correct meal, how to prevent your guests’ high heels from sinking into the grass, and how to arrange the ceremony site to take advantage of the best Osoyoos Lake views.
With our connections to the best local vendors, you can be confident that you won’t have to do anything but say your vows and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!
So Many Ways to Play
There’s a lot more to a destination wedding than just the vows and the party! Give your wedding party and guests plenty of reasons to celebrate by hosting your event in a four-season playground. The South Okanagan is just the place. The region offers indulgent, exciting and memorable pre-and post-wedding activities for all ages!
Arrange for a private, unique wine tour of some of the Okanagan’s world-class wineries. Rent bikes and meander through the peaceful orchards & farms (make sure to stop and pick up some fresh-picked produce at a roadside stand). Organize a hike through the unique desert landscape. Or just take advantage of Canada’s warmest waters, and learn to waterski, paddleboard, or canoe in Osoyoos Lake. How about a friendly golf tournament or fishing derby? Keep the littlest guests busy at Watermark’s lakeside saltwater pool, nearby amusement park, or imagination-inspiring Desert Model Railroad. We guarantee your wedding guests will find plenty to keep them busy while you and your wedding party are bonding in the Levia Spa or taking a spin around the track at Area 27.
Here in Osoyoos, your wedding weekend can be amazing for everyone else as it surely will be for the two of you!
Delicious Matrimonial Menus
Elaborate, sit-down dinners. Laid-back picnic-fare buffets. Perfectly-paired, fresh Okanagan flavours. Morning-after brunch. If there’s one thing we do well here in the South Okanagan, it’s eating! Okay, let’s be fair –there are a lot of things we do well around here…but we do them all with very satisfied bellies!
Our catering team excels at creating unique, flavourful menus for every event. We know how to craft a meal that will perfectly suit your theme, your tastes, and even your quirky, “we must have this” additions! Our philosophy is to source the freshest seasonal ingredients from local, dedicated, conscientious farmers and producers. The result is always food that deliciously reflects the abundance of our valley.
Can you remember what you ate at the last wedding you attended? You will (and so will your guests). Let the Watermark catering team make your big day memorably, mouthwateringly perfect.
Keep celebrating your love, even after you say “I do”! Our brides and grooms enjoy all of the perks that come with having a destination wedding with Watermark’s Mini ‘Moon Getaway. The “big stuff” is over: you’ve said your vows and been showered with love. Now you actually have a chance to sit back and enjoy your honeymoon.
You might never want to leave your decked-out suite (we totally get it), but if the two of you do want to explore, the South Okanagan has plenty of places to start building your lifetime of memories! Take a two-seater kayak out on the lake, raise a glass to your union at an award-winning winery, or just bask in each other’s glow on a private horseback ride through the hills.
Take a little time to get know each (as newlyweds!). Seclusion, sweet treats, and plenty of love –what an extraordinary way to start!
Planning your big day is a big deal, no matter where you plan to celebrate. Start out strong –kick off your forever in a magnificent spot!
Beautiful. Delicious. Exciting. Romantic. The South Okanagan is the ideal wedding destination for whatever you can imagine.