Jenna Hill Photographer - Wedding Reception - Bride and Groom - Okanagan Lake View

The Benefits of A Wedding and Reception

at the SS Sicamous

  • The SS Sicamous is offered for the entire day (for the ceremony and reception)
  • All wedding options include an experienced Wedding Planner to help and support you every step of the way.
  • This is a truly unique venue (the largest Stern Wheeler in Canada!) with awesome photo opportunities at every turn.
  • We have a list of recommended vendors, so you are free to choose the caterer of your choice (this can be a hidden cost at other venues).
  • Because the ceremony and reception are held at the same location, there is no need to organize logistics or transport for guests.
  • Bar Service is entirely at your discretion (your choice of wine and beverages, with no corkage fee! )
  • A selection of hotels and motels are within easy walking distance from the venue.
  • Guests are not confined to the Reception, and are free to roam through this popular tourist attraction.
  • Vineyards are a short drive away for wedding photos, and the Rose Garden and beach are just outside.
  • The interior is stunning already, so few decorations are needed. (This helps the budget, and allows you to focus on other aspects).
  • Funds from your Wedding go directly to a local charity (the S.S Sicamous Society) to protect Okanagan heritage.

If you have questions, just ask. We are here to help!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a Wedding?

Our 2020/21 Wedding package is priced at $4,999. This is for the entire day, and includes taxes and fees. Additional Options are available, see below for details.

Are there any discounts for mid-week or off season dates?

The Sicamous Society only hosts one wedding per weekend, so you can be guaranteed all of our attention. The Museum is open to the public for the rest of the week, so everyone has the opportunity to visit.

What does the price include?

Included in this price, you will the venue for the entire day (for the Wedding Ceremony and Reception). Tables, white wedding chairs and sound equipment are also included, and will be set up for you by the SS Sicamous Crew. A luxury Wedding Planning Service is also already included within this price. We don’t charge any surprise fees, and all of the quoted prices are inclusive of tax.

Are there any extra charges or fees that I should be aware of?

The only extra charges to consider are the liquor license ($25) and the event insurance (expect to pay between $225 and $300). We do also require a $1000 Damage Deposit that is returned, in full or in part depending on incidents.  Items such as linens and plates will need to be rented separately (either through us or a private rental company).

{What is the Cancellation Policy?}
We are happy to refund the deposit up to 30 days after booking (less a $50 processing fee).

What are the wedding fees used for?

The SS Sicamous is operated by a non-profit organization called the SS Sicamous Society. We are dedicated to preserving the marine heritage of the Okanagan. The deposit for your wedding will go directly to helping us preserve the ships for the future!

The Extra Wedding Options

Rental Items – Including wine glasses and linens (tables, chairs and sound equipment are already included!). We can provide a detailed list upon request.

Want to learn more?  Send us an email. We can answer any questions you might have about the venue, or dates! 🙂

We would be happy to set time aside to invite you for a personal tour of the SS Sicamous, to personally show you the ship and discuss your vision for your big day.

A Note on Pricing

Once a booking is made the price and details are guaranteed. Prior to booking, the quoted prices are guaranteed for 30 days from the time of the initial inquiry. Outside of this, the Sicamous Society reserves the right to update listed prices as needed.

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