Planning Events

Planning Events Around Kootenay Lake  

Whether you're putting on a celebration, meeting, conference or even a wedding, there are venues for all sizes and occasions and in all our communities: Nelson, Balfour, Ainsworth Hot Springs, Crawford Bay, Boswell, Kaslo and Meadow Creek. From historic halls and community hubs, to unique hotels and even a yurt, you'll be sure to find your perfect venue here in the beautiful Nelson and the Kootenay Lake region.

Below you will find local venues with capacity, location, contact info, and facility amenities. Further down the page is an awesome Event Manual we hope helps you create a memorable event.

List of Venues

Event Manual

To make it easier for you to plan your perfect event, right here in the Kootenay region, we have created this handy guide that provides an overview of the key factors and resources essential to creating a safe and well planned event. You'll find strategic suggestions, nitty gritty permitting information and local suppliers to help you navigate the planning process. It'll break down all the things you need to consider, from start to finish of your event. As well as including useful tips, budgeting forms, contacts and links - that only a local would know - to help make your event successful and memorable. 

With such a wealth of dining options in the region, you are really spoilt for choice when it comes to catering for your event. 

For further event information please contact

Event Manual


Whether you envision a ceremony in a local heritage chapel, or a having the Selkirk mountains your witness, we have everything here that you could need for your wedding. Check out our Event Manual for top tips, while these lovely photos below to get you dreaming about your big day. See some of our incredible cake makers, from Starbird Bakehouse, Lucky Artisan Cakes, to Cake Betty and Epiphany Cakes.

The Region

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