Where: Victoria, British Columbia
What: A luxurious and historic hotel in Victoria.
Capacity: Up to 500
Why We Love It: Built in 1908 with a Chateau-style exterior, the Empress is currently in the midst of a $55 million tip-to-toe renovation that will see a new era in luxury for this iconic Victoria hotel. Phase one of the renovation was completed in June 2016 with guest rooms and public spaces revamped; phase two is on track for June 2017 and will include spectacular new lobby design, more public spaces and guest rooms retooled. For event spaces, there are many to choose from at this gem, including the gorgeous Shaughnessy ballroom (pictured here) to the Library. A perfect choice for an elegant wedding with a dash of English grandeur.