The Top 7 Wedding Venues in Vancouver
Choosing between wedding venues is a really big deal, and after the ‘I do’, one of the biggest decisions you’ll be faced with. In Vancouver, couples can marry in a park, on a boat, your family’s backyard, in a cozy restaurant, or go traditional in a church… but what happens afterwards will make or break your big day. We have compiled what are known as the ultimate venues for weddings and receptions in Vancouver.
With sweeping ocean views and the majestic Coastal Mountains as a stunning backdrop, the Fairmont Waterfront hotel is an amazing location for your perfect wedding. With multiple location choices that range from an intimate garden terrace ceremony to a grand ballroom gala, you will end the night knowing that your whole family retired safely to their suites.
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Located close to the airport, the UBC Boathouse is an intimate space with the capacity for 20 to 150 persons with a 44’ x 10’ balcony overlooking the Fraser River – Refreshing and remote at the same time. This open space is a modern metal and wooden construct for the couple that are looking for a fresh outdoorsy feel, that can be customized with enough glamour to satisfy even the most urban tastes.
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Cecil Green Park House at UBC
The Cecil Green is renowned for their wedding celebrations and allow you to feel like the owners of a beautiful mansion for the day. The soon to be betrothed have the option of indoor, outdoor, in private garden or under the covered terrace for their vows. Wedding rehearsals are free and included is the sound-system, pre and post cleaning. Quite the package.
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Hycroft Mansion on South Granville
Tucked away on a hill where South Granville shopping melds into Shaughnessy grandeur, the Hycroft is operated by The University Women’s Club of Vancouver and was built in 1909 with renovations along the decades. If your dream wedding is Gatsby themed or hopelessly romantic in nature, then this location will tickle your fancy. Such exclusive elegance and drama is hard to come by in a city that loves its towers.
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The Vancouver Club in Downtown
A preferred location for bridal brands to hold photo shoots of their latest collections, this historical building is the epitome of elegance and urban heritage. Famous for their Grand Ballroom and impeccable service, Katie Ley (in-house wedding specialist) has planned some of the greatest weddings the city has seen.
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Pinnacle at the Pier Hotel in North Vancouver
A unique seaside wedding venue that is perfect for a small intimate wedding to an over-the-top grand reception celebration for 500 persons. The Pinnacle offers a personal wedding coordinator, 16’ high ceilings and views of the downtown skyline. This is the largest event venue available in North Vancouver at 10,000 square feet!
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Terminal City Club in Downtown
With two beautiful ballrooms, garden patios, to-die-for views of the city and the harbour, in-house acclaimed chef, award-winning pastry chef (who creates exquisite wedding cakes), and a team of professional wedding planners, there is absolutely no way that the wedding and reception of your dreams (and beyond your dreams) will not happen at the Terminal City Club.
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With so many things that could go wrong on the big day, make sure that your choice of venue is one that will handle all the little things. Keep as much of the worry off your shoulders so you can let your hair down and dance!
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Helen Siwak is the driving force behind lifestyle blog EcoLuxLuv and Editor-in-Chief of BLUSH Vancouver Magazine. She is also freelance contributor numerous publications including DailyHive (formerly VancityBuzz) and Vancouver correspondent for Retail-Insider. Follow her on IG: @HelenSiwak.