For us, romance is about small, everyday displays of love. Farm life is full of big dreams, romantic notions, and opportunities for random acts of kindness. We are a farm run by romantics for romantics. Come celebrate your love at a farm that was made for a love story…
We have learned from the local elders and storytellers that many weddings and events have occurred at the farm during its long history. We hope to continue this tradition and be a gathering place for celebrations in our community.
Located just a short drive from Victoria and Nanaimo, the rural community of Cowichan Valley provides a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. You and your closest friends and family will have the farm all to yourselves. You can relax and experience the simple beauty of farm life.
The scenery provides a sense of calm, natural beauty, and abundance. The fully restored late 1800s farmhouse and heritage buildings provide a sense of history and grandeur. Our farm is one of a kind and is guaranteed to provide you and your guests an experience to remember.
We have several stunning indoor and outdoor ceremony locations for you to choose from. You could choose an outdoor ceremony in the open expanse of the hay fields with a view of the valley; or an intimate orchard wedding nestled amongst the centuries old hazelnut, walnut and chestnut trees; or choose an indoor ceremony under the heights of the historic big timber hay barn; or cozied up in front of a roaring fire in the farmhouse great hall.
You and your guests can mingle and enjoy a drink on the farmhouse front deck overlooking the orchard. The lawns between the rows of orchard trees set the stage for a romantic long table dinner under the stars. For an indoor reception, the big timber hay barn provides authentic rustic character and is stunning in the spring, summer, and fall. In any weather, the farmhouse provides several stunning indoor spaces and is guaranteed to wow your guests. As things cool off in the evenings, your guests will love to come into the farmhouse to warm up by the fire and as things heat up into the evening, you and your guests will be transported to another time and place as you dance your night away in the great hall.
All of the indoor and outdoor spaces available are so beautiful and full of character, you won’t need to do much to embellish them other than to add your personal touch.
You and your closest friends and family can stay in one of our three cabins we constructed in our beautifully restored agricultural buildings. If you require accommodations for a large group, we typically recommend the Oceanfront Suites in nearby Cowichan Bay. They provide a preferred rate to all of our wedding and event clients and their guests. Additionally, there is a local shuttle service that can provide transportation for your guests from the hotel to and from the farm so all the people that matter most to you can celebrate safely.
If you are interested in creating a farm-to-table dining experience for your guests, we are happy to work with your caterer to find the best seasonal Keating Farm products to include on your menu. We offer heritage breed pork, chicken, turkey and lamb, as well as non-GMO eggs, wildflower honey, blackberries, nuts, various herbs, and cold pressed apple and pear juice from our heritage orchards.
If you haven’t selected a caterer and are interested in farm-to-table food, consider contacting Farm’s Gate Foods & Catering. They specialize in seasonal farm-to-table food and source nearly all of their ingredients from local farms in the Cowichan Valley. We partnered with them to create seasonal menus built around our farm produce and are happy to provide additional details upon request.
From farm tours and demonstrations to custom wedding favours, we can help you weave elements of the farm into your stay.