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Ceremonies and Receptions

The Chapel and Garden at St. Annís - Ceremony only

St. Ann's Chapel- photo courtesy Art Studio 21
Art Studio 21 Photography
We recommend a three hour booking for the average wedding to include time for setup and cleanup, photo sessions, receiving lines/meet and greet, etc. A four hour booking is recommended if you would like to plan a champagne toast, tea service or other small reception for guests after the ceremony. Novitiate Garden ceremonies require a minimum of a three hour booking due to the additional setup and clean up needed. If you are planning a smaller ceremony without elaborate set-up or photo session, the minimum rental booking for a wedding is two hours. As there may be other events planned for both before and after your booked time, all deliveries and pick-ups must be planned for during the booked time. A forty-five minute rehearsal for a Chapel/Novitiate Garden ceremony is included. Click for our Rental Rates.

Your wedding ceremony rental includes:

    Novitiate Garden set up with St. Ann's folding chairs - photo courtesy Art Studio 21
    Art Studio 21 Photography
  • a forty-five minute rehearsal
  • use of the Chapel and the Novitiate Garden during your booked time. This also includes the use of the front staircase, formal gate and driveways for arrivals, departures and photo sessions.
  • use of the 1913 Casavant pipe organ in the Chapel
  • signing table and decorative pen
  • parking for two bridal cars in formal driveway
  • use of the Sistersí Parlour and Priestís Breakfast room as waiting areas for Bridal parties
  • 40 wooden folding chairs for indoor or outdoor use.
  • several 6-ft folding buffet style tables
  • a portable CD player

You provide:

  • officiant of your choice
  • musicians
  • decorations
  • catering, if applicable
  • people to setup and take down chairs and/or tables if desired
  • a person to run the portable CD player if desired

There is also a large selection of dťcor and other Bridal items available for rent and purchase. Please see our Details page.

The Auditorium - Ceremony Only

St. Ann's Academy Auditorium provides a unique historical setting for your special day. The Auditorium seats 200 in an intimate theatre setting with stained glass windows, a centre stage accessed from a front staircase and two fixed aisles. There are no anterooms provided; the Auditorium is accessed directly from the outdoors. There are no kitchen or catering facilities. Please note: a forty-five minute rehearsal for an Auditorium ceremony is recommended; extra fees apply. Please consult with St. Ann's staff. Click for our Rental Rates.

Your rental includes:

  • use of the Auditorium and its outdoor courtyard during your contracted booked time. All setup and cleanup must be scheduled during your booked time.
  • use of the microphones, CD player and sound system if desired
  • some extra chairs and folding tables may be available for your use; please consult with St. Ann's staff.

Your provide:

  • officiant of your choice
  • musicians
  • decorations
  • people to setup and take down chairs and/or tables if desired
  • a person to run the CD player if desired

There is also a large selection of decor and other Bridal items available for rent and purchase. Please see our Details page.

Academy Green/Orchard - Ceremony Only

Both the Academy Green and the more rustic Orchard area of St. Ann's are perfect locations for larger outdoor weddings. Please note: a forty-five minute rehearsal for an Academy Green/Orchard wedding is recommended; extra fees apply. Please consult with St. Ann's staff. Click for our Rental Rates.

Orchard ceremony set up by Sweet Beginnings

Your rental includes:

  • use of the Academy Green and/or Orchard during your contracted booked time. Washrooms are accessed upstairs in the Interpretive Centre. Setup and cleanup time must be included in the booked time.
  • access to electricity
  • some buffet style tables and folding chairs may be available; consult St. Ann's staff for more information

You provide:

  • officiant of your choice
  • musicians
  • people to setup and take down chairs and/or tables if desired
  • weighted tents and other required furnishings such as additional chairs. Note: due to irrigation, tents with stakes are not permitted. Please consult with your tent provider for weighted options.

There is also a large selection of decor and other Bridal items available for rent and purchase. Please see our Details page.

The Chapel and Garden at St. Annís - Ceremony with Reception

Why not plan a chapel ceremony with an outdoor Novitiate garden reception or indoor cocktail party to follow? You will need to book at least one hour before the ceremony for set up of both chapel and garden and include at least one hour after the end of the reception for take down and clean up. As there may be other events planned for both Novitiate Garden set up by Huff'n'Puffbefore and after your booked time, all deliveries and pick-ups must be planned for during the booked time. The indoor parlour and foyer area can accommodate 50 people for stand-up cocktail-style reception. The outdoor Novitiate Garden can accommodate up to 200 people cocktail-style. The Novitiate Garden can also accommodate a weighted tent large enough for 70 people for a sit-down dinner. Note: due to our residential neighbourhood, all outdoor events must be completed by 9pm with clean up completed by 10 pm. A forty-five minute rehearsal is included. Click for our rental rates Rental Rates.

Your wedding ceremony rental includes: use of the Chapel and the Novitiate Garden during your booked time. This also includes the use of the front staircase, formal gate and driveways for arrivals, departures and photo sessions.

  • a forty-five minute rehearsal
  • use of the 1913 Casavant pipe organ in the Chapel
  • signing table and decorative pen
  • parking for two bridal cars in formal driveway
  • use of the Sistersí Parlour and Priestís Breakfast room as waiting areas for Bridal parties and for indoor receptions in conjunction with the foyer area
  • 40 wooden folding chairs for indoor or outdoor use.
  • a portable CD player
  • use of catering kitchen & parking for caterers in small lot adjacent to garden (kitchen has sink, refrigerator and microwave, but no stove or oven)

You provide:

  • officiant of your choice
  • musicians
  • decorations
  • catering, if applicable
  • a liquor licence if serving liquor
  • people to setup and take down chairs and/or tables if desired
  • a person to run the portable CD player if desired

There is also a large selection of decor and other Bridal items available for rent and purchase. Please see our Details page.

The Auditorium - Ceremony with reception

There are several alternatives for couples wishing to hold their wedding in the Auditorium and have a reception at St. Ann's Academy. There is a small outdoor courtyard at the SW entrance to the Auditorium. This would be a suitable location for a cocktail style reception. For a sit-down dinner, you might consider renting either the Novitiate Garden or the Academy Green/Orchard. The Interpretive Centre (Chapel area) can also accomodate an indoor cocktail style reception. Please consult with St. Ann's staff. Please note: a forty-five minute rehearsal for an Auditorium ceremony is recommended; extra fees apply. Click for our Rental Rates.

Please note that there are no kitchen or catering facilities at the Auditorium.

Academy Green/Orchard Ceremony with Reception

Academy Green tented reception

From an elegant sit-down dinner under a tent, to more casual BBQ and picnic style events, the Academy Green and Orchard provide a fabulous outdoor venue within walking distance from downtown Victoria. A forty-five minute rehearsal for an Academy Green/Orchard wedding is recommended; extra fees apply. Please consult with St. Ann's staff. Note: due to our residential neighbourhood, all outdoor events must be completed by 9 pm with clean up completed by 10 pm. Click for our Rental Rates.

Your rental includes:

  • use of the Academy Green and/or Orchard during your contracted booked time. Washrooms are accessed upstairs in the Interpretive Centre. Setup and cleanup time must be included in the booked time.
  • access to potable water and electricity.
  • some buffet style tables and folding chairs may be available; consult St. Annís staff for more information.

You provide:

  • weighted tents and other required furnishings. Note: due to irrigation, tents with stakes are not permitted. Please consult with your tent provider for weighted options
  • tents may be left overnight for removal the following morning; please consult with St. Ann's staff
  • caterer of your choice if desired
  • Music and/or other entertainment.
  • security staff for any items left out overnight.