Planning Events

Planning Events Around Kootenay Lake  

Whether you're looking for the perfect venue for your wedding, or planning your next conference event, the Nelson and Kootenay Lake region has the spot for every event. Let us help you create a memorable event with a wide range of venues, excellent dining options and of course - fantastic scenery. 

Event Manual

To make the planning easier for you, we have created this awesome guide that provides an overview of the key factors and resources essential to creating a safe and special 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: venues, budgeting, suppliers, contacts and more. With those useful tips, that only a local would know, to help make your event successful and unforgettable. 

Event Manual

List of Venues

Whatever event you are organizing, there are venues for all sizes and all 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 our beautiful region. Below you will find local venues with capacity, location, contact information, and facility amenities. 

List of Venues


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.

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