Where Was Hallmark’s The Convenient Groom Filmed? Who Is In The Cast?

Helmed by prolific director David Winning, the Hallmark original ‘The Convenient Groom’ is a sweet romantic drama movie that packs quite a fantastic premise. Based on the novel by Denise Hunter, the dramedy follows Kate, a young celebrity marriage counselor looking forward to having a blast of a wedding. But when the groom takes the easy way out and leaves her at the altar, another guy rises to the occasion.

Lucas, the marriage contractor, unexpectedly offers to marry Kate as he has a crush on her. Throughout the course of the movie, the story carries one burning question — will Kate and Lucas end up together at the end of their exciting journey? Apart from the intriguing story and the compelling performances, the small-town ambiance of the 2016 movie is contagious, complete with a drop-dead gorgeous wedding venue. So, if you are eager to hunt the locations where the movie was filmed, let us be of assistance.

The Convenient Groom Filming Locations

‘The Convenient Groom’ was entirely filmed in the province of British Columbia, especially in Sooke and Vancouver. Principal photography commenced on April 18, 2016, getting wrapped up by May 4 of the same year. Anthony C. Metchie of ‘What Lies Above’ fame handled the cinematography, while Harry Brar joined the team as the production designer. British Columbia features a hassle-free production landscape for both budding and veteran filmmakers. Let us now take you to the specific locations where the movie was shot.

Sooke, British Columbia

Several sequences for the Hallmark movie were lensed in Sooke, the westernmost district municipality of Greater Victoria’s The West Shore. Situated in the northwest corner of the Sooke Basin, the serene community is only about 38-40 kilometers far from Victoria, the capital of the province of British Columbia. The production team visited the opulent Prestige Oceanfront Resort, a three-star tourist accommodation located at 6929 West Coast Road in Sooke. Seemingly, the hotel stands in for the wedding event venue in the movie.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Apart from Sooke, a significant chunk of scenes from the movie were taped in Vancouver, an iconic port city in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. Besides showcasing a vibrant confluence of cultures, the city also fosters a lucrative movie production industry. One of the significant Vancouver locations that feature in the movie is the Deep Cove Yacht Club. It is located at 4420 Gallant Avenue in North Vancouver and offers junior sailing courses and ideal mooring spots. Some scenes were additionally lensed at Kitsilano Beach Park, a public park located at 1499 Arbutus Street in Vancouver.

The Convenient Groom Cast

The cast ensemble of ‘The Convenient Groom’ includes some fresh faces alongside a slew of Hallmark favorites. Among the leading pair, Vanessa Marcil essays the role of Kate Lawrence. The actress is best known for her performances in the hit TV shows ‘General Hospital‘ and ‘Beverly Hills, 90210.’ David Sutcliffe essays Lucas Wright, Kate’s admirer. Sutcliffe has done notable work in the TV series ‘Mistresses,’ ‘Proof,’ and ‘Cracked.’

The supporting cast features Karen Holness (Pam), Aaron Craven (Bryan Pankhurst), Kalyn Miles (Anna), Larissa Dias (Jamie Wright), and Karen Kruper (Susan Wright). Other cast members include Fred Henderson (Roy Wright), Austin Anozie (Henry), Eileen Barrett (Phyllis), Lisa Durupt (Stephanie), and a few others.

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