bride and groom at forest wedding

If you’re wanting to have a forest wedding or rustic wedding, Caldwell Heritage Farm is the perfect venue for you.

Located in Southeast Kelowna, this pine tree oasis is not too close to town, but also close enough for taxi service to get your guests home safely—although, they may never want to leave, as this property is truly mesmerizing.

This wedding venue is unlike any other in the Okanagan and there a few reasons why.

Forest Wedding Ambiance of Caldwell Heritage Farm

Nestled in the Okanagan woods lies Caldwell Heritage Farm. This area of private farmland has a whimsical quality to it, complete with rambling gardens, rustic stone pathways and unexpected vintage treasures.

The west lawn of the property is encircled by towering pine trees which is the perfect setting for your forest-inspired ceremony. Included in the venue rental is a set of lovely rustic wooden benches, which lend perfectly to the evergreen surroundings.

Worried about your guests feeling complacent? Here, your guests have six acres of land to roam around freely on before and after the ceremony. They will likely feel enchanted by the farms, gardens, scenery, and museum-like displays, all of which serve as excellent conversation pieces. Without the sounds of nearby traffic, your guests will be able to hear one another without straining their ears or their voices.

The outdoor setting of Caldwell Heritage Farm is perfect for brides and grooms who prefer breathing in fresh woodsy air on an open field while they wait to say their “I Do’s” rather than waiting in a hot stuffy space (which can amplify pre-ceremony nerves).

Another way to calm wedding jitters and keep guests entertained is to head to the on-site distillery for some delicious farm-crafted spirits created by the Wiseacre team.

The on-site distillery (Wiseacre Distillery) can also be a great place for bridal party photos. Additionally, you’ll have exclusive access to incredibly unique photography backdrops and props throughout the farm, that you won’t find anywhere else.

string of lights strung in between two pine trees at night time forest wedding Kelowna

Décor and Other Items that Complement a Kelowna Forest Wedding

The setting of Caldwell Heritage Farm is naturally stunning, but there are a few items that can really enhance its forest wedding ambiance.

Although unique props are already apart of the venue, adding vintage furniture is an excellent idea; it ties in with the vintage-feel already present on the farm, yet would add an element of chicness to wedding photo shots and provide comfort to guests who would like to sit and chat. You may wonder, where can guests sit and chat if it rains?

Any seating can be placed underneath a tent. And, if the chance of rain showers is holding you back from having an outdoor Kelowna wedding, renting a tent is a great option for this reason as well. A tent can actually add to your wedding as it creates a cozy area for guests to commune in and provides plenty of décor opportunities.

For ceremony décor, strings of wildflowers or gerbera daisies hanging from an arbour add pops of colour and personality to any forest wedding celebration.

If you’re keen on keeping the floral theme consistent, request that your fresh vanilla buttercream wedding cake be speckled with edible flowers and Okanagan fruit.

Complete the cozy and whimsical feel of your forest wedding with strings of lights sparkling amongst the pine trees.

purple vintage couch in forest at a forest wedding

Why Have Your Forest Wedding at Caldwell Heritage Farm?

Caldwell Heritage Farm is a hidden gem that celebrates old-farming culture and is lovingly preserved by its’ owners Kristi and James. Get married here and you and your wedding guests will be able enveloped by the romance and authenticity of it all.

If you want your wedding to be a reflection of your values (which most engaged couples do), finding the right location like this venue is the perfect place if you embrace practicing environmental sustainability & responsibility, as this practice lies at the heart of Caldwell Heritage Farm.

You can contact Caldwell Heritage Farm for full details on their wedding packages and arrange a site visit of the farm and distillery to get a sense of how your Kelowna forest wedding may look and feel.

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