Best Wedding Venues in Vancouver
You're getting married! Congratulations, you're about to embark on the most fun, romantic and exciting journey of your life. It's, so cliché to say this, but your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life. Your wedding day is when you tie the knot in front of all your loved ones and closest friends. It is a life-defining day.
Your wedding day will be filled with fun memories you'll cherish for years. If you haven't decided where the big day will be held just yet, we've got some great news for you: Vancouver is home to some of Canada's best wedding venues. From rustic barns with indoor fireplaces and stunning views to chic city spaces with a light-filled atrium and lots of exposed brick, there's no shortage of dreamy options in this city.
As a Vancouver wedding photographer, I've gone to a fair share of venues and rounded up six of my favourites to shoot at below, so scroll down and get inspired!
Vancouver Wedding Venues
1. Stanley Park Pavilion
The Stanley Park Pavilion is one of the best wedding venues in Vancouver. With a gorgeous and historic ballroom, stunning outdoor ceremony space, first-class catering services, and an attentive team, this venue have everything you could ever want for your special day.
The pavilion has been the hub of social gatherings and events for over 100 years. With four distinct venues, it's perfect for any occasion. They even have dedicated in-house venue coordinators who will be on hand every step of the way to help you create your dream wedding.
2. Fairmont Pacific Rim
The Fairmont Pacific Rim is a luxury hotel located in Vancouver's Coal Harbor district. It boasts contemporary decor, and its location offers stunning views of the city skyline. For your wedding ceremony or reception (or both), you have access to several event spaces on-site, including an outdoor tent with views of Stanley Park, the penthouse ballroom with its own private terrace, or the Grand Ballroom, which overlooks English Bay Beach.
Their team of experts will ensure that every detail of your special day goes smoothly. Whether it's a backyard wedding or a grand event with five hundred guests, they can help you create the wedding of your dreams. This timeless and elegantly chic event venue sets the stage for an unforgettable celebration. They offer exclusive benefits and luxurious opportunities to enhance your celebration further.
3. Cecil Green House
With its stately mansion and lush gardens, Cecil Green Park House will make your wedding daydreams come true. This venue offers an elegant setting for your intimate and personal wedding.
You can get married on the covered terrace or under the stars on the lawn, your choice! And when you want to move indoors, there's plenty of space for a sit-down dinner for 200 guests.
The garden at Cecil Green Park House is overflowing with natural beauty. The soft sea breeze rolls up from the Strait of Georgia. This beautiful space is exclusively yours, with only one event scheduled at a time.
With its team of expert staff and ample parking, Cecil Green Park House is the ideal place to bring your fairy tale wedding to life. And if the weather turns, your outdoor ceremony can quickly be moved to the covered terrace or indoors. Up-front pricing makes it easy to plan your day, and experienced event professionals you can trust mean everything works out on your big day.
4. UBC Botanical Garden
UBC Botanical Gardens is the perfect venue if you're looking for a natural location for your special day. It's Canada's oldest university botanic garden and has many kinds of plants and flowers and lots of gardens to explore, making it an excellent location for wedding photos! The garden offers both indoor and outdoor spaces that can be rented out for your wedding or event. They also have picnic tables where you can sit down and enjoy the scenery with friends at lunchtime during your visit. If you're interested in having an outdoor ceremony, there are several areas where this could be done depending on what time of day you want it held! The beautiful grounds will be an unforgettable location for your wedding ceremony, reception, or photos.
5. The Pipe Shop Venue
The Pipe Shop is a truly unique venue; it's a historic building now available for weddings, events, and other gatherings. The Pipe Shop offers a beautiful view of the harbour in North Vancouver. The space is perfect for your wedding reception with its high ceilings and beautiful decor.
It's a 7,900 sq. ft. restored heritage building with abundant natural light, original wooden beams, and concrete floors. The Pipe Shop Venue is the perfect mix of industrial chic and heritage elements. The space's open concept and occupancy of 360 guests lend itself perfectly to suit your event's needs.
The Pipe Shop is a blank canvas that allows each event to be 100% personalized. All rentals, decor, and catering will need to be brought in using outside providers. Remember that they require that professional, wedding, and/or event planners be used at each event.
6. The Wallace
The Wallace is your one-stop-shop for a beautiful, modern-industrial wedding venue that's sure to impress. Located on the Lower Lonsdale waterfront in North Vancouver, The Wallace has the best-unobstructed view in the city, perfect for your wedding day! It's an indoor and outdoor venue, making it ideal for your special day, and it has an event capacity of 180 guests. Its modern-industrial aesthetic will allow you to create an event that suits your needs perfectly.
Choosing a wedding venue is one of the most important decisions you have to make about your big day. You'll remember it for years to come. There are so many amazing venues in Vancouver, from beaches to mountains to open fields. All you need to do is find one that reflects your unique vision and book it!
Contact me today to learn more and plan your wedding venue!