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The Arbutus Room at Brentwood Bay Resort and Spa, Victoria, BC

The Arbutus Room at Brentwood Bay Resort and Spa

4.4
4.4
241 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Victoria's most spectacular oceanfront dining experience, located at Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa just 20 minutes from downtown Victoria. Enjoy the crackling fireplace or the heated seaside patios. Savour a fresh approach to pacific rim cuisine. Seasonally inspired ingredients harvested from the sea and grown fresh on Vancouver Island. A temptation of flavours, colours and textures artfully paired with region's finest BC wine.

Open daily for breakfast & Thursday to Sunday for dinner.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Regional American (Northwest), Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–10:30 am Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (250) 544-2079
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Matt Cusano
  • Catering
    Plan to amaze them with Victoria’s most spectacular oceanfront party & event venues, creative food and discerning service. The catering team at Brentwood Bay Resort will take care of planning all the details for your special event, party or meeting. We'll create a menu with our chef's seasonal offerings all paired with the regions finest wines and local craft beers. Our team will arrange breakfast, lunch or dinner options to suit your budget and party size. Go online for more information at http://www.brentwoodbayresort.com/events-weddings
  • Private party facilities
    Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa offers three choices for private dining, wedding and conference/meeting space. Our beautiful poolside oceanfront Gallery Room offers sit-down seating for up to 35 guests and stand up reception style for up to 60. Upstairs, the Garden room accommodates seating for up to 50 guests and stand up reception for up to 80. The main dining room can be used for exclusive weddings & parties for up to 100 guests. Contact our Sales & Events Manager by email sales@brentwoodbayresort.com
  • Private party contact
    Juan Molina: (250) 544-5117
  • Neighbourhood
    Central Saanich
  • Cross Street
    Brentwood Drive
  • Parking Details
    Free parking located right at the main entrance to Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa.
  • Public Transit
    BC Transit Bus Route #75 located directly in front of Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Brunch Buffet

    $59.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    **Brunch Buffet 59.00 per person + 18% Gratuity** • Fresh fruit display • Chocolate dipped strawberries • Charcuterie and cheese display • mini spinach and feta frittata’s • mini sun-dried tomato and goat cheese frittata’s • Liege waffles with peach compote + maple butter • Smoked bacon • Buttermilk pancakes • Pancake bites • Maple breakfast sausage • Cajun butter and herb roasted hashbrowns • poached shrimp + house made cocktail sauce • maple cinnamon French toast, Chantilly cream + mixed berries • coastal benedict with smoked salmon, medium poached egg + hollandaise sauce • Caprese salad • Artisan greens with fresh vegetables and white balsamic dressing • assorted sweets display • mini donuts

What 241 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Contemporary Canadian

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Overall

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Food

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Service

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Ambience

  • Vancouver Island

    Best Value

  • Vancouver Island

    Great for brunch

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for business meals

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for business meals

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for groups

  • Vancouver Island

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Vancouver Island

    Healthy

  • Vancouver Island

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Vancouver Island

    Good for special occasions

  • Vancouver Island

    Lively

  • Vancouver Island

    Most Booked

241 Reviews
  1. MellyMilly

    Edmonton

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was polite and wonderful service. Food was delicious and the live music made for a perfect romantic anniversary dinner.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We didn't get served for quite awhile and it wasn't too busy but the staff that I saw was very young and perhaps were overwhelmed. Other guests described staff as frazzled. I was patient and didn't mind but could understand others frustration. Perhaps their understaffed or someone called in sick.

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  3. Jacki

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely friends brunch. Our server was excellent , View amazing and excellent eggs Benny!

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  4. Annie

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I make reservations for my boy friend birthday dinner! We travel all the way from Vancouver and I make some notes for my request and I also call to confirm can I have a nice table and they said will be arrenge a nice table beside the window then we can have a nice view! But so disappointed turns out a very small table just beside a table of four just like share table which is I really don’t like it! Also they need more training for the staff! I don’t think I will return again to this restaurant!

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  5. TaelorP

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Derek served us and made the lovely evening even better. Food was good and great ambiance.

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  6. HeatherW

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent and attentive service. Delicious dinner.

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  7. Anders

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This resort is great. Food is always very good. Location is fantadtic.

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  8. KathrynM

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exquisite west coast masterpiece view, elegant timber frame style, lovely ocean themed decor, and superb food. We will be back for many more special occasions.

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  9. Disappointed

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Arbutus Room is gorgeous venue. Despite booking early and asking for window table was placed in dark back corner with absolutely no light or window beside the live music. Not only were we not able to enjoy the beauty of the venue but could not see each other or hear each other over music. Restaurant was not at capacity so can see no reason to ever seat anyone in this dark windowless corner.

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  10. ShellyM

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had great service, live music added to the nice ambience, the food was delicious from their new chef, and the cocktails delicious. Highly recommend The Arbutus Room!

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  11. SandyM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect. We had a great table. The service was wonderful, and the view is the best in the world.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a late Sunday breakfast. Our server was exceptional and breakfast was excellent. The room and view perfect. I highly recommended and will return without doubt, my first choice for a nice breakfast out now. Look forward to trying dinner. Once again, congratulations on the fabulous service

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing! Ambience is so serene, and beautifully west coast designed. I went with a group last night and all our meals were exquisite. Loved the salmon and gnocchi.

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  14. BigJohn

    Vancouver

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Brentwood Bay Lodge is a lovely spot, and a dinner in the newly renovated Arbutus Room is special. The feedback we would offer is that we were there for a birthday celebration, which was noted on the reservation. Not even a 'thank you for joining us for your birthday' was extended. Two of us ordered the scallops and mushroom risotto, although flavor was ok, there were only 3 very small scallops and mostly mushrooms mixed with a bit of risotto. The dish was not a favorite. It's important to note that the salmon with gnocchi was excellent. The seafood pasta included a generous serving of clams and was tasty. At no time during the meal did anyone check in to see if anything further was needed for the table or if we were enjoying everything. We were not offered the opportunity for an additional bottle of wine until the end of the meal, and the option of dessert was not suggested or offered. We are frequent visitors to the resort in the Arbutus Room, pub and spa and found the service to be less in the Arbutus Room than what we are accustomed to throughout the resort, especially given we were celebrating a special occasion.

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  15. Birthday

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Everything we ate the whole table of 4 shared and loved. The mushroom/scallop risotto was a stand out. The chairs were so comfortable, and the tables are nicely spaced so it felt private. There was even mellow live music (Saturday night). We stayed for about 3 hours, it was a wonderful!

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  16. IngridJ

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time back with Matt as Chef and the new menu and decor and everything was incredibly delicious and excellent local wines too. Can't wait to return.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic. The service was amazing and the food was great.

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  18. Duke

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We liked the live music with a three-man band. We will bring guests from out of town there in April if these is live music on the weekend.

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  19. CooperJ

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to the Arbutus Room for dine around to try the 3-course meals. The food was served promptly (very little waiting between courses), the waitress was attentive and everything tasted great. The gluten free meal was safe for someone with celiac disease.

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  20. MHayes

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went for his birthday dinner and had the Dine Around menu. Each course was so flavourful. Absolutely delicious

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  21. farley

    Vancouver

    203 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    203 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great and friendly service from Ellie. Good breakfast

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  22. AndyH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was absolutely amazing! We had the short rib dinner and beef tenderloin and it was delicious

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  23. MariaA

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great atmosphere with really nice staff. I would definitely go back. I highly recommend this place.

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  24. CarleighM

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were there for Dine Around, had a 3 course meal. Decent portion sizes, great food. Lovely live music was playing, tables spread out nicely and had great views through the windows. Would recommend.

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  25. JeanneF

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was one of the best we've ever had. What a delightful girl from South Africa.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had breakfast in The Arbutus Room & thoroughly enjoyed it. Our server Ethan was fantastic and the food was well prepared, nice portion & reasonably priced we will return.

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  27. KimR

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We took advantage of the Dine Around menu and enjoyed every morsel! Would highly recommend this restaurant!

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  28. TerriS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    6 of us came for a birthday dinner. A few of wanted the dine around menu and a few of us wanted Ala cart. We were told we all had to agree on one or the other. Which was akward. We went with the dine around and the food was amazing! Service however was very slowwwww. We were at the table for quite sometime before we even saw a server. They offered us drinks which took another 20 minutes. Maybe 30-40 minutes of us being there they finally took out order. We then sat there with empty plates on our table for way too long. Along with empty water glasses. We got our dishes cleared and asked for dessert to go which came promptly. But then we had to flag someone down to get our bill. Overall, for the cost of dining there, I would expect service to be on point.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting and the dine around menu had some good options!

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  30. Shayla

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The cheese lobster starter and salad were excellent. The lasagna was poorly presented and quite bland. The ribs were fine. Both desserts were run of the mill.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a lovely family dinner at the Arbutus room at Brentwood Bay resort and spa. One of the better restaurants on the peninsula for sure and I would highly recommend it for an event or a date night.

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  32. GriffT

    Manitoba

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great dinner once again. Thank you! The only draw back, to my mind, was the duo playing, Lust Life is their name I believe. They played as if they were the show rather than a key part of the ambiance. Their volume would be fine for a show but too loud for dinner. Yes, they are talented just too loud for the occasion. We were seated as far from them as could be.

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  33. AlisonL

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef matt and his team have done an outstanding job of re-creating this restaurant. Food was amazing, service was great and the room really lovely. One of the best meals we have had in years. A must try.

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  34. KimR

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started off sharing the delicious Crab Cake while enjoying the 2 person band. They made our night. I had the Short Ribs and my husband had the Tenderloin. Both were seasoned and cooked to perfection. The beef melted in our mouths! The service was great as well. Would highly recommend! What a treat!

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  35. AndyT

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointing experience , especially for the cost

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on September 13, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    beautiful view but don't go for lunch if you want to have a conversation.Music blasting inside and out very difficult to hear. Service was good food average

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  37. Georgeg

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service friendly staff lots of parking

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  38. alisonu

    Edmonton

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Service was great (thanks to Chris) and the food was lovely. Can't beat the view either!

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  39. Trisanna

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the tasting menu which was very good, great service and a lovely view.

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  40. JimF

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was pleased with the service, presentation & price. Derek our waiter took care of us and ensured we were comfortable.

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FAQs

The Arbutus Room at Brentwood Bay Resort and Spa is rated 4.4 stars by 241 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Arbutus Room at Brentwood Bay Resort and Spa

849 Verdier Avenue, Victoria, BC V8M 1C5

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Brentwood Drive
  • Neighbourhood
    Central Saanich
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–10:30 am Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Regional American (Northwest), Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Free parking located right at the main entrance to Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa.
  • Public Transit
    BC Transit Bus Route #75 located directly in front of Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Matt Cusano
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (250) 544-2079
  • Catering
    Plan to amaze them with Victoria’s most spectacular oceanfront party & event venues, creative food and discerning service. The catering team at Brentwood Bay Resort will take care of planning all the details for your special event, party or meeting. We'll create a menu with our chef's seasonal offerings all paired with the regions finest wines and local craft beers. Our team will arrange breakfast, lunch or dinner options to suit your budget and party size. Go online for more information at http://www.brentwoodbayresort.com/events-weddings
  • Private party facilities
    Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa offers three choices for private dining, wedding and conference/meeting space. Our beautiful poolside oceanfront Gallery Room offers sit-down seating for up to 35 guests and stand up reception style for up to 60. Upstairs, the Garden room accommodates seating for up to 50 guests and stand up reception for up to 80. The main dining room can be used for exclusive weddings & parties for up to 100 guests. Contact our Sales & Events Manager by email sales@brentwoodbayresort.com
  • Private party contact
    Juan Molina: (250) 544-5117
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