Planning Events

Planning Events Around Kootenay Lake  

Whether you're looking for the perfect venue for your next festival, 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 - unbeatable scenery. 

Let's Get Planning

To make the planning easier for you, we have created this Event Manual to provide 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, suppliers, contacts and more. These useful tips, that only a local would know, will help to make your event successful and unforgettable.

Event Manual

Know Your Budget

All great events start with a watertight budget, but taking stock of all the associated costs can feel a little overwhelming. We've created this budget template for you to easily capture your expenses, and remind you of that element that you had forgotten. Let us make this part of the planning process as easy as possible for you, by downloading this budget template

Choose Your Venue

Whatever event you are organizing, there are venues for all sizes and all occasions and in all our communities: Nelson, Balfour, Harrop and Procter, 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 a list of local venues with their capacity, location, contact information, and details about their amenities: 

List of Venues

Planning Your Wedding

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 wedding tips, while these lovely photos below will get you dreaming about your big day. 

For further event information please contact 

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