West Coast Helicopters offers wedding and engagement packages customized on your unique needs.
We offer everything from scenic flights, stops on mountain tops for surprise engagements to full wedding packages and romantic adventures.
*Wedding packages offered below are all out of the Nanaimo base*
Whether you have already proposed or not yet popped the question, this is one way to make sure she says yes! We are passionate and proud of what we offer and look forward to sharing that excitement with you.
Take a quick but very thrilling ride back up behind Mt Benson to one of the stunning peaks hidden in our backcountry. We will touch down atop one of them as you and your partner, along with a professional photographer, wander off to capture one of the most exciting moments as you move towards your next chapter in life together.
This very romantic investment costs $1250 and includes your photographer.
*Price is subject to change
**Please understand that this is entirely dependable on weather and availability due to forest fire and other essential service requirements. It is highly advised to plan on at least 2 other potential dates to allow for any changes. We always do our very best to accommodate you but there are some things that we just can’t control!
Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for your inquiry with us. We are passionate and proud of what we offer and have tailored a really unique helicopter experience unlike any other!
Brayden and Michelle’s wedding
We created an unforgettable wedding experience for Brayden Boyd and Michelle Fonseca from Nanaimo, BC. The couple had to cancel their wedding, planned to take place in Mexico with Michelle’s family due to Covid-19 restrictions. We stepped in and offered to marry them in a remote scenic location. Brayden and Michelle took the opportunity to get married on Mt.Cokely on May 9th. The ceremony took place with family and friends watching the live stream via zoom.
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From Allan & Ana:
“My wife and I had a wonderful experience in our elopement wedding with West Coast Helicopters. Andy flew over the mountains and showed us several spots where we could perform our ceremony, and went for the very top of the highest mountain. He demonstrated having long experience with flying, which made us feel comfortable and safe the whole time. We had a zoom meeting prior to the wedding, in which we talked a little about ourselves. Andy performed a ceremony speech based on our story, which was beautiful and emotional. Luke Liable captured the entire essence of the wedding shooting amazing pictures. We could not expect a better wedding and we would definitely recommend West Coast Helicopters services to anyone! Sincerely, the Chisletts”
From Lauren & Josh:
“We can’t thank Andy Hatfield (Helicopter Pilot and West Coast Nanaimo Base Manager) enough for making our helicopter wedding elopement so special! Andy was very professional, making us feel safe and comfortable, while at the same time, he easily fit right in with our intimate wedding party. Chopper Andy, as we soon began to call him, took us to two breath taking locations for our ceremony and for photos. He even set-up a small table with snacks and drinks, adding to the day’s events. From the moment I contacted Andy, he was very communicative and helped to answer any questions/concerns that I had as a bride and was very understanding (especially during these Covid-19 times and all the stress that goes with re-planning a wedding in a short time period). We are so grateful for our experience with West Coast Helicopters and would highly recommend their services to anyone! Sincerely, the Chisletts”
From Marissa & Sean:
“Phenomenal company!! My husband and I booked an elopement package with West Coast Helicopters and had a spectacular wedding on top of Mount Cokely. Our pilot, Andy, went above and beyond from the moment we started communications, even attaining a wedding officiant license so he could marry us! I highly recommend this company for all of your flying needs. We will be booking a mountain top beer tasting soon! Want to join us?!”
From Steve & Jacquie:
“Deciding to elope with West Coast Helicopters was one of the best choices we ever made. It took all the stress out of planning a wedding and allowed us to enjoy the day fully. Andy went above and beyond, being more than just our pilot and officiant. Andy’s communication leading up to the day and the day of was so helpful, made things run as smoothly as possible. Our family was able to watch the ceremony via Zoom and said it was just like being there. You cannot beat the scenery when eloping this way, we have lived on the island our entire lives and were still blown away with how beautiful it was. I would recommend West Coast Helicopters to anyone who wants a memorable wedding.”