We have to disclose our love for Laura before we even begin gushing about her spectacular workshops! As some of you may know, we were once event planners prior to our foray into The Venue Report world. She has penned many spectacular invitations, menus and signs for us, including many pieces at our founders wedding! To say we are fans of Laura Hooper Calligraphy is the understatement of the century. She is truly a ninja-like-genius with pen and ink and who doesn't want to learn from a master right?
Galiano Island is a magical place. It’s all about cabins on cliffs, driving slow, hiking through coastal rainforests, and getting your morning coffee at the one bakery in town. You’ll find this gem via a short (and incredibly scenic) ferry ride from Vancouver or Victoria, or if you want to arrive in style, via a floatplane. Perched atop a cliff is Eagle’s Nest Retreat—a beautiful property with an unbeatable view of the ocean. You’ll arrive via a winding road through the forest and once here, you’ll never want to leave.
Who doesn't love a farm fresh fête?! If you want to keep your celebrations close to the amenities of a city, but want a feeling of escape, the UBC Farm should be on your radar. This venue is a working farm: supporting research, producing food, and engaging the local community through various events and farmer’s markets. It’s located on the University of British Columbia campus where you’ll find hidden trails to secret beaches and acres of west cost rainforest to wander in and, is only a twenty five minute drive from the heart of Downtown Vancouver.
World wanderers and contemporary explorers get out your maps and check out the coordinates of Fogo Island, the precise location that is home to the dreamy Fogo Island Inn. This place is so magical that the hands on the clock will strike midnight 30 minutes before any other timepiece on the North American Continent. Celebration seekers, come here for NYE and you’ll be among the first in North America to ring in the New Year! This elemental place offers a precious opportunity to mark the arrival of the New Year from one of the four corners of the earth.
On the rocky shore of Joe Batt’s Arm, Fogo Island, Fogo Island Inn is an unexpected place at the edge of the world. This venue is for intrepid, curious and high-comfort celebrators. The buildings' rugged minimalist architecture balances traditional influences with a contemporary sensibility, which architect Todd Saunders has made and built just for Fogo Island Inn. A cultural destination in its own right where visitors and locals meet, the Inn includes an art gallery, heritage library, cinema and rooftop sauna. Each of the 29 guest rooms is unique, every detail has been chosen with purpose, and most of it has been handcrafted by locals. Fogo Island Inn has supported and will continue to support the local communities of Fogo Island by using only materials found on the Island and neighbouring Change Islands. The goal of the Inn is to promote growth on the island and help the economy.
HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: All points may be reached via national and international connections by scheduled commercial airlines and charter services. Air charters out of St. John’s reach Fogo Island within 40 minutes. The shortest charter flight from Gander airport is 30 minutes to the Fogo Island airport’s 3,000ft/914m asphalt runway. The airstrip on Fogo Island can easily accommodate a fixed-wing 12-passenger Beech 1900D aircraft. A helicopter-landing pad also located adjacent to the Inn. Alternatively, the Inn may be reached from Gander by way of an hour drive to Farewell’s ferry terminal and an additional picturesque 45 minute ferry ride to Fogo