She said yes and now the planning starts! What may be a completely overwhelming experience from the guest list, to caters, photographers and venues the list goes on. To start your planning here is a list of best Vancouver wedding venues to help you start this process. All photos by me!
This place is fantastic! Long wooden beams, high ceilings, makes for a perfect venue for rustic weddings. Hosting up to 250 people, not only will this venue be a perfect spot for large groups, their coordinators are extremely helpful making sure your day runs smoothly. Lastly, their buffet is AMAZING!! Check out some blog posts of Westwood Plateau Wedding!
Walking up the stairs, you’ll be taken aback by the 60-foot ceilings and chandeliers. As you soak in the beautiful interior you’ll notice the views as well! In addition to having your ceremony here, you can also have your reception which holds between 50-280 guests.
A historic and elegant wedding venue in the heart of Vancouver. Cheating just a bit as this venue has an outdoor and indoor option which are perfect for the unpredictable Vancouver weather. For those looking for a perfect spot for wedding portraits, the Seawall is just a short drive away. You get the city line and the Pacific Northwest trees! Stanley Park Pavillion wedding photos here!
If you’re looking for somewhere close to Vancouver, look no further then the Heritage Hall. As the name implies it’s a heritage building in Vancouver with a beautiful ballroom setting. This elegant Vancouver venue can hosts up to 150-200 people! Heritage Hall Vancouver photos here.
This venue is a photographers dream! With the numerous rooms in the manor, the options are endless! A great spot in case it rains, you have plenty of options indoors for some gorgeous photos! This venue has an indoor and outdoor option as well for your ceremony and reception! Hycroft Manor wedding photos here.
Locations include the grand foyer and rotunda—with a soaring dome and twin marble staircases—and two of the building’s original historic courtrooms, complete with judge’s stands and rich hardwoods. Or top up your event on the city’s best rooftop experience, the Gallery’s Rooftop Pavilion. Completely protected from the elements, this space enjoys a spectacular view overlooking Robson Square in a unique setting.
Depending on what you consider indoor or outdoor Science World’s Green Roof has a tent that overlooks False Creek! With the unpredictable weather in Vancouver, this is an awesome spot that offers a great view in case it still rains! Plus it offers a great view of the city!
As their website says ” a blank slate with endless possibilities”. Transform this beautiful space to what you envision for your day. This location is centrally located in Vancouver and is just a short drive to Downtown Vancouver for portraits after. One of my new favourite Vancouver wedding venues! 4900sq ft that can host up to 150 people! One thing I love about this venue is that it has an indoor and outdoor terrace.
Located in the heart of the revitalized Lower Lonsdale area of Vancouver’s North Shore, The Polygon Gallery is a spectacular event venue with views of the city skyline and clean, contemporary design. Minutes from downtown Vancouver, this unparalleled space can accommodate groups from 20 to 180 for seated dinners and is able to welcome up to 540 guests throughout the building for stand-up receptions.
Photo Credit: Polygon Art Gallery
” The Bloedel Conservatory is a lush domed paradise, located in Queen Elizabeth Park atop the City of Vancouver’s highest point. More than 100 exotic birds and 500 tropical plants thrive in our climate-controlled environment that feels like summer all year round.” For plant lovers looking for an indoor venue, look no further than Bloedel Conservatory as a potential Vancouver wedding venue located in the heart of Queen Elizabeth Park.
Imagine right after your ceremony you take a helicopter ride into the middle of the mountains, just the two of you. Golden Eagle is completely surrounded by mountains and breathtaking views. A short drive away is Pitt Lake which is one of my favourite spots. Here’s a look at some Golden Eagle Golf Course wedding photos.
Their staff are simply amazing to work and you’ll be in good hands from start to finish! I’ve personally experienced this myself!
This venue never gets old. You can come here 4-5 times and the views and lighting will always be different! You and your guests will be blown away from the panoramic views. Truly a perfect representation, of the West Coast. If you’re looking for an intimate ceremony and reception of 100 guests, look no further.
About a 45-minute drive from Vancouver is this beautiful property. With an indoor reception space and outdoor ceremony area, it’s the best of both worlds! This location is a great spot for your wedding portraits! These Fall wedding photos will have you excited to come to check out this venue.
Overlooking the Strait of Georgia with panoramic views of the mountains bordering Howe Sound, Cecil Green Park House offers a uniquely Vancouver setting for your wedding or special event. Whether you’re exploring its winding, cobblestone walkways, taking a stroll to the nearby beaches, or relaxing by the marble-wrapped fireplace, this elegant Tudor-style heritage mansion is your private getaway, just minutes from the city. Cecil Green Park House blog.
Tucked away in Vanier park is the Museum of Vancouver perfect for intimate weddings. With the option of indoor and outdoor space for your ceremony, you can get the best of both worlds. The surrounding area is also great for portraits before and after! You can’t beat a good sunset overlooking the city line. Museum of Vancouver photos here.
Vancouver wedding venue with a view! Brock House Restaurant is surrounded by a beautifully maintained garden, a favourite of many professional photographers. Specializing in weddings, Brock House Restaurant boasts one of Vancouver’s most romantic and spectacular ceremony sites, as well as a dining experience that promises to be one of the highlights of your wedding reception. Brock House Restaurant has received worldwide recognition for its reputation as an extraordinary wedding reception facility.
For the outdoor and wine lovers, this beautiful estate has got you covered! From a great outdoor ceremony space to a greenhouse reception space, this is an absolutely stunning venue for those looking for something a bit different.
The John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse is a fully floating facility nestled along the banks of the historic Fraser River, with spectacular views of the North Shore Mountains, just minutes from the Vancouver International Airport and the heart of Richmond’s business and entertainment district.
Boasting a spacious, modern design infused with natural light, and state-of-the-art multi-media capability, the UBC Boathouse’s exquisite event hall can accommodate all types of events, from small meetings to corporate events, to intimate business gatherings, to large weddings and other formal social events.
“This golf course provides a stunning backdrop for any wedding—imagine ocean views and lush gardens (we’re already dreaming of sunset!). The south lawn can be booked for your ceremony as well as wedding photos. If you want to keep your reception at the same location, prepare to feast on a delicious meal inside the private clubhouse under the direction of executive chef Peter Crook.”
I can say from first hand their buffet is one of the best in the city! Add a stunning view to it and it’s a perfect location for you and your friends and family to celebrate. The venue can host a wedding from 30-200 people!
Their outdoor tented seating can accommodate up to 200 people and runs between mid May to October! Best of both worlds for those looking for an outdoor location with an indoor vibe! This location is located in Burnaby a short walk away from Deer Lake Park which makes for an excellent place for portraits.
The Spanish Ballroom is straight from a fairytale. With a luxury, elegant style old world charm, this location is great for ceremony and receptions. The main Spanish Ballroom holds 180 people while surrounding rooms hold a maximum of 40-50. For additional photos check out my Rosewood Hotel Georgia wedding blog.
The newest addition of Vancouver wedding venues is the modern JW Marriot Parq Vancouver! The interior and exterior of the building are perfect for those looking for an outdoor and indoor option. In addition to the ceremony space, I love their intimate suites which can accommodate up to 30 guests. Absolutely perfect for getting ready and ceremony options!
In downtown Vancouver, overlooking the Vancouver harbour and North Shore mountains, the many ballroom options at Vancouver Pinnacle, will give you countless options. The maximum capacity is 750! For those looking for a smaller space, they have that as well. Blog post here about the Vancouver Pinnacle Harbourfront.
Much like the other hotels, Shangri-La offers style and elegance. An extravagant lobby and ballroom, inspired by Asian culture. An outdoor terrace for small ceremonies and a ballroom for those wanting to host larger parties! Here are some photos of this venue!
A unique, glass-covered courtyard is the centrepiece of the upstairs dining area and is popular for small weddings and events. Downstairs offers a second, completely renovated outdoor patio illuminated by seven-tier glass chandeliers, providing guests with a city-dining experience.
Sage is a ceremony location, reception venue and caterer in one. We are located in a restored mid-century building on the northern tip of the Point Grey Peninsula, close to parking, the UBC Rose Garden, Chan Centre, Wreck Beach and other UBC attractions. Host your ceremony outdoors on the patio against a panoramic backdrop of the Georgia Straight and the North Shore Mountains, in and amongst the romantic arbours and pathways of the UBC Rose Garden, or nearly anywhere else on the UBC Campus.
Although this venue is smaller than most, it overlooks the Burrard Inlet and is in the heart of Granville Island. Perfect for the spring or summer, this patio is a great spot for those looking for an intimate wedding in the centre of Vancouver! Some beautiful summer Bridges Restaurant wedding photos.
If you have been looking for a chic and glamourous restaurant venue to hold your wedding ceremony and reception in, then look no further than the Hawksworth Restaurant, located in Vancouver. This venue has the ultimate ‘wow’ factor and the combination of stylish decor, amazing service and delicious food will leave your guests in awe.
The York Room is one of their event spaces, accommodating up to 63 seated guests or 80 guests for a standing cocktail reception. Or if you are having a smaller event, the Bel Cafe, situated across from the restaurant can hold 20 guests.
For intimate and smaller-scale weddings, you can head over to the Teahouse in Stanley Park. They have 3 different dining rooms that over unique looks and feel. My favourite room is The Drawing Room, which features hardwood floors, a fireplace and bay windows showcasing the incredible mountain and ocean views.
Soon-to-be-married couples will find an open environment with friendly services where their guests will have an enjoyable time while dining on fresh, creative and innovative cuisine. The facilities found at Chambar are event spaces that are warm and inviting, decorated with European flair in a comfortable yet elegant atmosphere. They include Private Room 1 which can accommodate up to 20 seated guests or Private Room 2 which has a capacity for up to 80 seated guests.
If you’re looking for a Vancouver wedding photographer to capture your day, I’d love to learn more about you two! Please contact me on my form here! Let me know your thoughts in the comment section. What are your favourite wedding venues? I’ll add them to the list as I keep updating this post!