Kootenay wedding destination

If you are looking for a unique wedding location in the Kootenays that offers a variety of idyllic  settings and spectacular scenery, then look no further. The East Shore of Kootenay Lake has become a very popular destination for wedding planners over the last few years. The area hosts a stunning array of alpine peaks, forests, parks and big lake vistas that are unmatched in the region. From resorts to community halls, heritage estates and local parks, the East Shore offers a perfect setting for your celebration and a truly exciting and memorable experience for all of your wedding guests. 

We are pleased to offer this East Shore resource directory to give your wedding plan the  insider’s edge and ensure your ceremony is perfect in every way. We hope this local list of wedding venues, caterers, photographers, live bands, DJ’s, grocers, liquor stores, accomodations and more supports your planning process.


You can find a number of experienced high-end chefs, bakers and world food offerings on Kootenay Lake’s East Shore.

Black Salt Cafe – Crawford Bay 

250.227.9596 blacksaltcafe@gmail.com / http:/www.blacksaltcafe.net

Vibe Bistro & Desserts Crawford Bay

250.551.JENN indigodessertsjen@yahoo.com

Mila’s Yummies Crawford Bay 

250.505.3780 cell or 250.227.6881 milasyummies@gmail.com Link: Mila’s Yummies

Reds Bakery Crawford Bay 

250.777.2537 www.redsbakery.com




Riondel Market – 250.225.3214 www.riondelmarket.com 

Crawford Bay Market – 250.227.9322 cbstorebc@gmail.com 

Lakeview Store – Gray Creek  250.227.9367 www.kootenaylakeview.com 

Destiny Bay Grocers – Boswell 250.223.8055 www.destinybay.com/Grocers.html

Wynndel Foods –  250.866.5314 www.google.com/maps/

Gray Creek Store? (not much for groceries and no liquor, but…)


Creston BC

Morris Flowers Flower Shop

250.428.2656 / 1020 Canyon St. Creston BC www.morrisflowersbc.com/

Nelson BC

Posies Flowers and Yoga Studio 

250.505.5222 / 513a Front St Nelson BC  posiesnelson.com/

Bella Floral Design Studio www.bellaflorastudio.com/index

250.352.5592 / 621 Herridge Lane Nelson BC

Some grocery stores in Nelson/Creston have floral departments too.

Safeway Canada www.safeway.ca/faq/floral-faq/

250.352.9710 / 211 Anderson St Nelson BC

Save on Foods  www.saveonfoods.com/store/nelson/

250.352.7617 Nelson BC

Hair Stylist

Hair by Jenn –  780.292.0641 / Crawford Bay BC

Kate Leishman

Katrina Rice



East Shore Transportation Society – 250.551.9724

Community supported bus available for group or private bookings.

estsbus@gmail.com www.eastshoretransportation.com

Kootenay Lake Ferry Schedule and Camera 


Current highway and ferry Information 


Air Quality Index www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/air-land-water/air/air-quality/current-air-quality-data

Community Halls 

If you’re looking for an ideal location for your ceremony, dinner and dance celebration on the East Shore, then look no further than this contact list.

Crawford Bay Hall – 16230 Wadds Rd. Crawford Bay 250.227.9205 FB Link: Kootenay Lake-Crawford Bay Hall and Park Association

Gray Creek Hall – 15047 HWY 3A Gray Creek http://graycreekhall.com/#/ 

Boswell Hall – 12374 Boswell Rd, Boswell, 250.223.8228

Wynndel Hall – 5127 Wynndel Rd, Wynndel 250.866.5194 https://www.wynndelcommunity.ca/

Campground and RV’s 


www.kootenaylake.bc.ca/the-east-shore/services/directory/directory/rv-parks                                            www.kootenaylake.bc.ca/the-east-shore/services/directory/directory/campgrounds 

Riondel Campground – Riondel 250.225.3338 campground@bluebell.ca  www.riondelcampground.ca  

Crawford Bay RV Park – Crawford Bay

250.227.9010 ccrpark32@gmail.com https://www.crawfordbayrvpark.com/ 

Newkey’s Place – Crawford Bay       250.227.6911 gnewen1@gmail.com http://www.newkeysplace.ca

Kokanee Chalets and Campground – Crawford Bay                                                      1.800.448.9292 250.227.9292 info@kokaneechalets.com www.kokaneechalets.com

Cedar Grove Campground – Gray Creek 1.866.694.9492 www.cedargrovecampground.com

Lakeview Campground & Marina – Gray Creek 1.877.227.9311  office@kootenaylakeview.com www.kootenaylakeview.com   

Lockhart Creek & Beach Provincial Campgrounds – Boswell  1.800.689.9025 http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/lockhart_crk/


Bohdan Doval – Crawford Bay  www.bohdandoval.com  

Daniel Seguin – Queen’s Bay 

778.962.0269 hello@danielseguin.ca http://www.danielseguin.ca

Authentic Living Photography –  Nelson

587.779.6349 http://authenticlivingphotography.ca

White Light Photography – Ainsworth BC

250.505.4393 https://www.whitelightphotography.ca/ 

Wedding Gifts


There’s no better way to compliment your one-of-a-kind East Shore wedding than inviting your guests and family to purchase a unique locally crafted wedding gift. The area is known for its unique stores, galleries and artisan community. A high quality locally made gift is more than a present – it’s part of the experience you’ll cherish forever.

The Kootenay Lake Chamber of Commerce offers this link for your shopping interests. https://kootenaylake.bc.ca/the-east-shore/services/directory/directory/gifts-shopping/

Party Rental Supplies

What’s Happening’ Party Rentals and Supplies

877.505.5222 feelingwithflowers@shaw.ca  http://www.nelsonbcflorist.com

513 Front St Nelson BC

Headphone Entertainment 

Tents, Lights, Dance Floor, DJ Services, Sound and Lighting.

250.777.1645 headphone-entertainment.business.site/ 

2002 Perrier Road. Nelson, BC

Live Band’s & DJ’s

Will d’ Beats

Complete Mobile DJ service, Music DJ playing all styles of music for events of all sizes.

250.777.1123  djwilldbeats@gmail.com www.djwilldbeats.com 

Lady V

As a well-known and established DJ in the Kootenay music scene, Lady V has experience playing all sizes of events from music festivals to intimate beachfront weddings. She has a broad range of music and can provide anything from a classy reception to a jumping dance floor. With care in providing the musical styles that her clients are looking for, Lady V will bring commitment, creativity and love to your special day. ladyvartworks@gmail.com 



Area Churches



Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church

1514 Eastman Ave 250.428.2300

Riondel Community Church

1508 Eastman Ave 250.225.3381

Kootenay Bay

Yasodhara Ashram and Temple of Light

527 Walkers Landing Rd, Kootenay Bay 250.227.9224

Crawford Bay

Kootenay Lake Community Church

16190 Wadds Rd.  klcommunitychurch@gmail.com 250.227.8286 


St. Anselm’s Anglican Church

12680 Highway 3A / 250.227.9448


Wynndel Community Church

5113 Wynndel Rd.  250.866.5335


The East Shore features a number of golf and beach resorts. From the legendary Kokanee Springs Golf and Destiny Bay Resorts, offering high-end full-service for your complete wedding needs, to Riondel Golf Club featuring a large green and mountain view garden patio, to Souls Paradise and Bayshore Resort with access to gorgeous beaches and laid back atmosphere… the East Shore has something for every kootenay wedding theme and every budget!

Riondel Golf Club – Riondel 250.225.3584

golfriondel@bluebell.ca https://riondelgolf.com/ 

Souls Paradise Resort – Kootenay Bay 

250.227.9441info@soulsparadise.ca http://www.soulsparadise.ca

Kokanee Springs Golf Resort – Crawford Bay 250.227.9226 1.800.979.7999

info@kokaneesprings.com www.kokaneesprings.com

Bayshore Resort Boswell 250.354.4370 bayshoreresort@hotmail.com

Destiny Bay Boswell  250.223.8234 1.800.818.6633 destinyb@kootenay.com http://www.destinybay.com

Local Accommodations 

Cottages in the Woods – A variety of beautiful vacation rentals along the East Shore. 

403.862.8844 www.cottagesinthewoods.com

Waters Edge B&B – Riondel

250.225.3492 watersedge@theeastshore.net / http://watersedgebb.ca

Tara Shanti B&B-Retreat and Yoga Studio – Kootenay Bay

250.777.4868 yogimag@gmail.com / http://www.tarashanti.com

Boccalino Restaurant, Motel & Cabins – Kootenay Bay

250.227.6906 / 250.227.6905 info@boccalino.ca / http://www.boccalino.ca

Soul’s Paradise Resort – Kootenay Bay

250.227.9441 info@soulsparadise.ca / http://www.soulsparadise.ca

Kokanee Springs Golf Resort – Crawford Bay

250.227.9226 / 1.800.979.7999 / .250.227.9220 info@kokaneesprings.com


Newkey’s Place – Crawford Bay

250.227.6911 gnewen1@gmail.com / http://www.newkeysplace.ca

Crawford Bay RV Park – Crawford Bay

 250.227.9010 ccrpark32@gmail.com https://www.crawfordbayrvpark.com/ 

Kokanee Chalets, RV Park & Campground – Crawford Bay

250.227.9292 / 1.800.448.9292 / 250.227.9277

chalets@netidea.com / http://www.kokaneechalets.com

Wedgwood Manor – Crawford Bay

250.227.9233 / 1.888.960.6017 whatfun@wedgwoodmanor.com /


Wedgewood Estate Cabins – Crawford Bay 250.227.9065 wedgewoodestatecabins@gmail.com / wedgewoodestatecabins@gmail.com

Two Bears Cabin – Gray Creek 250.919.5847 2bearscabin@gmail.com www.twobearscabin.ca

Bayshore Resort – Boswell 250.354.4370 bayshoreresort@hotmail.com http://bayshoreresort.ca/

Kootenay Lake Lodge – Boswell  1.877. 610.6960 or 250.223.8181 www.kootenaylakelodge.com/chalets.html

Destiny Bay Resort – Boswell 250.223.8234 / 1.800.818.6633 destinyb@kootenay.com / http://www.destinybay.com

Blacktail Ridge Lodge & RV – Wynndel

250.866.5785 btridge2007@gmail.com www.blacktailridge.wordpress.com 

Mountainside Cherries Guest House – Wynndel

250.866.5573 or 250.254.5573 www.webberscherries.ca/guest-house/

Additional local accommodations can be found at: www.airbnb.ca/s/Crawford-Bay–Canada

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