Vancouver is highly regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Its snow-capped Coast Mountains, and opulent waterways from the Strait of Georgia to Fraser River make it a nature lover’s paradise. In 2010, Vancouver hosted the Winter Olympics, which only added to its lore. With so much spectacular scenery, it’s no wonder that Vancouver is also home to some of the best wedding venues in the province. Venues like the Celebration Pavilion at Queen Elizabeth Park boast views of mountains, waterways, lush greenery, and tropical forests. These are Vancouver’s 25 best wedding venues.
1.Cecil Green Park House
© Cecil Green Park House
Offering a unique Vancouver setting and bordering Howe Sound, Cecil Green Park House is an ideal venue for couples wanting an elegant country style wedding. This historic mansion overlooks the Strait of Georgia and has stunning vistas of the mountains and beyond. Weather permitting, this venue is perfect for an outdoor garden ceremony. It features an exclusive private garden, lush foliage, and a covered terrace if needed for inclement weather. The Yorkeen Room has a marble wrapped fireplace, hardwood floors, and gold chandeliers. The Kanakla Room has stained glass windows, polished wood beams, with flame mahogany paneling, and seating for 90 guests.
6251 Green Park Road, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-822-6289
2.Penthouse Event & Business Suite
Penthouse Event and Business Suite in Vancouver is a modern upscale venue that is also relaxing and ideal for budget minded couples. This venue has it all with the outdoor Sky View Terrace that spans 4,000 square feet and the indoor Grand Gallery that is 2,000 square feet. This unique venue allows parties to rent the spaces individually or separately. The Grand Gallery has hardwood floors, recessed lighting, and pristine white walls. The Sky View Terrace offers views of the Vancouver skyline and downtown. The furniture in both spaces is easily removable to add room to an already open space.
333 Terminal Avenue #800, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 778-883-7594
3.The Pipe Shop
© The Pipe Shop
Originally built as a pipe-fitters building in the 1940s, The Pipe Shop in North Vancouver is a restored heritage space that is ideal for couples wanting a unique, unforgettable wedding. This 9,000-square-foot spectacular venue features original exposed wood beams, concrete floors, and large windows that allow natural light to spill in. The venue also features ceiling fans, festoon lighting, and a vaulted ceiling. The Pipe Shop provides a list of preferred vendors to help couples make their big day a success. The venue provides chairs, tables, ladders, garbage bags, garbage bins, sound and audiovisual equipment that is on site.
115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-676-4063
4.Scottish Cultural Centre
© Scottish Cultural Centre
The Scottish Cultural Centre in Vancouver, a two-time WeddingWire Couples’ Choice award-winner, has proven to be one of Vancouver’s top ceremony venues and is ideal for the budget-minded couple. This exquisite indoor facility features Caledonian, the center’s main ball room, with a hardwood dance floor that is 5,000 square feet, natural light streaming through large windows, and a 20-foot-high ceiling. This event space can accommodate over 350 guests and also provides a full stage for the wedding party. The venue provides a large commercial kitchen, the set-up and clean-up, tables, and chairs. They do not charge a corkage fee.
8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-263-6955
5.John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse
© John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse
John M. S. Lecky UBC Boathouse in Richmond is the recipient of a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice award. The venue provides couples with the perfect location for a lavish ceremony. On the Fraser River, this floating venue offers North Shore Mountain views provided by large windows, and an outdoor deck with a fireplace. It can seat up to 150 guests. Couples will also like the barrel shaped ceiling, hardwood dance floor, and pendant lighting. There is a lower dock for outside ceremonies, which is set on the water’s edge. Set-up and clean-up, tables, chairs, audio equipment, and tents are included.
7277 River Road, Richmond, BC, Phone: 604-827-2011
On the waterfront in downtown Vancouver, Waterview is a contemporary venue providing couples with a one-of-a-kind event space. This is an ideal for couples wanting an elegant ceremony. This sophisticated venue offers floor-to-ceiling windows allowing full natural lighting, and sweeping views of the Vancouver skyline and downtown. At over 3,000 square feet, this venue can seat up to 200 guests. Couples can expect distinctive columns, a hardwood dance floor, stylish and comfortable lounge furniture, and track lighting. Waterview also offers set-up and clean-up services, bar, catering, sound, lighting, and a day of event planner providing help when needed.
1661 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-875-0153
Aberthau Mansion, a Tudor Revival in Vancouver was originally known as Rear House, and was Point Grey’s first large residential property. Today, it is an ideal venue for couples wanting a majestic ceremony. This luxurious venue features a number of event spaces. The Gardens are the most spacious, seating 120 guests and featuring lush greenery, a manicured lawn, and 360-degree views. Indoors, the Dining Hall is resplendent with wood walls and floors, a fireplace, exposed beams, and brightly lit chandeliers. It can accommodate 60 guests. The Oak Room features an ornate ceiling, large windows, hardwood floors, oak walls, and a romantic fireplace.
4397 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-257-8140
© Bridges Restaurant
Bridges Restaurant in Vancouver, a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice award-winner, is at Granville Island’s tip. It has been a neighborhood staple for almost 40 years, and is an ideal location for the couple wanting a romantic wedding. This venue features splendid vistas of the Coast Mountains, Vancouver city skyline, and mystical False Creek. The interior boasts a vaulted ceiling, exposed wood beams, and windows from floor to ceiling. It accommodates up to 150 people. Bridges Restaurant also provides an expansive waterfront deck, weather permitting, for an outside ceremony space. Other services provided are set-up and clean-up, linens, tables, and chairs.
1696 Duranleau Street, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-687-4400
9.Brock House Restaurant
© Brock House Restaurant
Specializing in weddings, Brock House Restaurant in Vancouver hosts over 200 weddings a year and is an ideal venue for couples who want a storybook wedding. Outside, the North Lawn provides wedding space in the Garden Tent with a capacity for 180 guests, and views of the Pacific Ocean and North Shore Mountains. Indoors, the Begg Room, a second-floor space that features a terrace and dance floor, can accommodate 50 guests. The main floor, where the Conservatory is located, can accommodate 100 guests, plus 50 more if the Halpern Room is incorporated with the rental space.
3875 Point Grey Road, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-224-3317
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10.Pacific Yacht Charters
© Pacific Yacht Charters
Pacific Yacht Charters in Vancouver has been providing couples and their guests with unbelievable excursions throughout this area. It is an ideal option for couples wanting a fairytale wedding. Pacific Yacht Charters uses a sleek three-level vessel that features a spiral staircase that connects all three levels and offers majestic views of the cityscape and shoreline of Vancouver. The Sky Deck, offering mountain views, is where the wedding ceremony takes place. It features sophisticated deck furniture and open spaces. The mid-level salon features a dining area and windows to capture water views. The Main Salon has white leather furniture and contemporary décor.
1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-689-1227
11.Pal Studio Theatre
Located on the top floor of the Performing Arts Lodges in Vancouver, Pal Studio Theatre is a versatile venue space that is perfect for the budget-minded couple. An outside space on the rooftop features a colorful, plush garden with wood benches. It’s ideal for wedding photos. Indoors, a black-box theatre has 1,600 square feet space and can accommodate 150 seated guests. There is a spectacular wall of windows that overlooks Coal Harbour Marina and Stanley Park. The venue also provides a large changing room, sprung dance floors, small bar and kitchen, podium, tables, folding black chairs, and black padded theatre chairs.
581 Cardero Street, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-255-4313
12.Stanley Park Pavilion
© Stanley Park Pavilion
Stanley Clark Pavilion in Vancouver, a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice award-winner, is an exquisite space that is ideal for the bride and groom wanting a storybook ceremony. The Garden where outdoor ceremonies take place has views of the park’s rose garden and forested area. The outdoor space is able to accommodate 210 guests. Indoors, the Tea Room’s interior features hardwood floors, recessed lighting, and a cozy, romantic fireplace. The regal Lord Stanley Ballroom showcases its elegance featuring bright chandeliers, large windows that offer epic views of the grounds, and hardwood floors. The venue also provides a bride’s room, china, glassware, and linen tablecloths.
610 Pipeline Road, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-602-3088
13.The Beaumont Studios
© The Beaumont Studios
The Beaumont Studios in Vancouver is an art gallery and non-profit organization that provides wedding venue space for couples with a DIY flair. Having a myriad of spaces throughout the building, this contemporary venue can accommodate any type of ceremony, large or small, sophisticated or whimsical. Design features include exposed ceilings and HVACs, hardwood floors, and state of the art track lighting. The Main Gallery features 750 square feet of reception space, ceiling fans, and white walls that await the couple’s personal touches. This multi-functional venue provides a clean, aesthetic space for couples who are on a budget, but want to create an inspired space for their guests..
316 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-733-3783
14.The Chapel Group at Queen Elizabeth Park
The Chapel Group at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver is a beautiful and distinctive wedding venue located at the highest elevation in the city. It’s an ideal choice both for nature lovers and for those looking for a traditional chapel venue. The Chapel itself is like no other with large pane windows offering truly incredible views, red aisle carpeting, and a grand piano. The outdoors is a scenic wonder with sculpted fountains, lush manicured gardens, and romantic, winding walkways that surround the Chapel and create a backdrop for a picture-perfect ceremony. The venue also offers a bride’s room, wedding rehearsal, limousine, and live musicians.
4600 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-688-0770
15.The Chapel Group at Stanley Park
The Chapel Group at Stanley Park in Vancouver is an elegant, quaint, loft venue in a 1,000-acre setting that is ideal for couples who want to elope or host an intimate wedding with few guests. The interior design of this venue features bright crystal chandeliers, white chairs, and neutral wall colors. This stylish venue has hardwood floors, a grand piano, and floor to ceiling windows allowing views of romantic winding walkways, colorful flower gardens, beaches, a popular sea wall, and a rainforest. The Chapel also offers valet parking, set-up and clean-up, chairs, and horse drawn carriage rides for the wedded couple.
4-676 Chilco Street, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-688-0770
© The Permanent
The Permanent in Vancouver is an ode to a bygone era in the original Bank of Canada, whose doors opened in 1907. This historical landmark building is an ideal space for the couple wanting an elegant ceremony. The stately building features the original vault door from the Bank of Canada, an overhead atrium with stained glass, and bronze chandeliers. The venue also features a bar that is 16-feet-long, two stories, and hardwood floors. It’s able to accommodate up to 130 seated guests. Other services that are offered are set-up and clean-up, front door security, a bridal suite, and an event planner.
330 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-312-2202
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17.Vancouver Rowing Club
© Vancouver Rowing Club
Vancouver Rowing Club, established in 1911, is located in Stanley Park and is the oldest amateur sports club in Vancouver. It is perfect for the couple who adores the waterfront. The venue provides both indoor and outdoor spaces for celebration. There is an expansive patio that overlooks Coal Harbour with breathtaking views of the skyline and waterfront. The indoor space is stunning with polished hardwood floors, ornate tiled ceiling, recessed lighting, a stage, and ceiling fans to keep guests cool. The space can accommodate 150 seated dinner guests. This venue offers set-up and clean-up, bar, catering, and sound equipment.
450 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-687-3400
18.Villa Amato Ballroom
© Villa Amato Ballroom
Couples looking for a banquet facility that is both unique and located minutes from downtown Vancouver will find it in the Mario’s Gelati Building. Villa Amato Ballroom provides couples with a venue that is spacious enough for a lavish wedding. An elegant third-floor patio provides panoramic views of the downtown skyline, North Shore Mountains, and False Creek. Villa Amato Ballroom is able to accommodate 400 seated guests. The layout includes a stage, dance floor, carpeted seating area, lobby with coat closet, kitchen, men’s and women’s bathrooms, sound equipment, and presentation equipment. The space also features pendant lighting, an exposed arched ceiling, and sleek wood trim.
88 East 1st Avenue 3rd Floor, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-879-9021
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19.Wedgewood Hotel & Spa Vancouver
© Wedgewood Hotel & Spa Vancouver
Located in downtown Vancouver, Wedgewood Hotel and Spa Vancouver is one of Canada’s most luxurious hotels and is an ideal venue for couples wanting a wedding that won’t be soon forgotten. The venue spaces at this hotel are not large, but are every bit as elegant. The Library Room has a sophisticated classic interior of dark wood paneling with accents of fabric, and French doors; it accommodates 18 seated guests. The Liaison Room, a space that is more romantic, offers antique sconces, Renaissance tapestries, a fireplace, and adjustable mood lighting. This elegant, quaint space accommodates up to 55 seated guests.
845 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 800-663-0666
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© Heritage Hall
The regal, historic Heritage Hall located in Vancouver, provides a perfect setting for couples wishing for a medium-size wedding space with fairytale flair. This stylish venue has an interior that features high ceilings, stained glass chandeliers, and large windows. The main floor is 3,300 square feet of marble flooring and wood columns that integrate well with its taupe and rich cream color scheme. Heritage Hall can seat up to 150 guests. A caterer’s kitchen is equipped with a convection oven, microwave, household size fridge, and prep space. There is no stove. The venue also provides tables, chairs, set-up and clean-up.
3102 Main Street, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-879-4816
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21.Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier
© Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier
Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier is located downtown on the waterfront in North Vancouver offering breathtaking views of the cityscape. This is an ideal venue for couples wanting a stylish wedding venue. The Roof Top Terrace Ceremony Venue can accommodate 150 guests with views of the downtown city skyline and the harbor. It has over 1,200 square feet of event space. The Pinnacle Ballroom and Ballroom Foyer feature floor-to-ceiling windows that allow natural light to stream in, and natural wood accents. It can accommodate up to 330 seated guests. The Pier Salon and Pier Foyer is a more-quaint space with 1,500 square feet, but offers guests spectacular views of the Burrard Inlet.
138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-986-7437
22.South Hall Banquet & Wedding Palace Ltd.
© South Hall Banquet & Wedding Palace Ltd.
Centrally located in Vancouver, South Hall Banquet and Wedding Palace Ltd. is spacious, exquisitely designed, and ideal for couples with dreams of a big wedding. The indoor space of the Main Hall features 10,000 square feet, chandelier and pendant lighting, hardwood floors, and large windows that provide awe-inspiring views. Attached to the Main Hall is the Patio and Lounge, which can be rented separately or with the Hall. They provide an additional 2,400 square feet of space. The Cedar Sangeet Room is a cozy space that seats 120 guests and features a hardwood dance floor, an open deck patio, lobby area, and a detailed bar.
8273 Ross Street, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-323-8273
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23.Celebration Pavilion at QE Park
Celebration Pavilion at QE Park is a municipal park on Little Mountain in Vancouver. Before the arrival of settlers, it was an old growth forest that was home to elk, Grey wolves, and bears. Today’s park is at Vancouver’s highest elevation and features panoramic views from its majestic mountaintop location. The indoor space features retractable glass walls that provide a beautiful indoor/outdoor space. Design elements include a red aisle carpet, a grand piano, and covered walkways. Able to accommodate 130 seated guests, this venue is an ideal setting for couples wanting to share their love for the outdoors with loved ones on their special day.
Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver, BC, Phone: 604-688-0770
23 Best Wedding Venues in Vancouver, BC
- Cecil Green Park House, Photo: Cecil Green Park House
- Penthouse Event & Business Suite, Photo: melnikofd/stock.adobe.com
- The Pipe Shop, Photo: The Pipe Shop
- Scottish Cultural Centre, Photo: Scottish Cultural Centre
- John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse, Photo: John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse
- Waterview, Photo: Waterview
- Aberthau Mansion, Photo: Laszlo/stock.adobe.com
- Bridges Restaurant, Photo: Bridges Restaurant
- Brock House Restaurant, Photo: Brock House Restaurant
- Pacific Yacht Charters, Photo: Pacific Yacht Charters
- Pal Studio Theatre, Photo: stakhov/stock.adobe.com
- Stanley Park Pavilion, Photo: Stanley Park Pavilion
- The Beaumont Studios, Photo: The Beaumont Studios
- The Chapel Group at Queen Elizabeth Park, Photo: Myroslava/stock.adobe.com
- The Chapel Group at Stanley Park, Photo: Myroslava/stock.adobe.com
- The Permanent, Photo: The Permanent
- Vancouver Rowing Club, Photo: Vancouver Rowing Club
- Villa Amato Ballroom, Photo: Villa Amato Ballroom
- Wedgewood Hotel & Spa Vancouver, Photo: Wedgewood Hotel & Spa Vancouver
- Heritage Hall, Photo: Heritage Hall
- Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier, Photo: Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier
- South Hall Banquet & Wedding Palace Ltd., Photo: South Hall Banquet & Wedding Palace Ltd.
- Celebration Pavilion at QE Park, Photo: oksana_bondar/stock.adobe.com
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