Exploring the Best 10 Wedding Reception Venues in Vancouver
An event is incomplete without a venue. A wedding reception venue is a place where the wedding party and guests gather to celebrate the marriage of two people. It is usually a large hall, hotel or restaurant that has been rented for this purpose.
There are many factors to consider when choosing a perfect wedding reception venue, such as:
– The size of your guest list (can you accommodate everyone in one location?)
– The style and ambience you want for your day (elegant, rustic, modern?)
– The budget you have set aside for this occasion (are you willing to spend more on the venue than on any other aspect of your day?)
– How much time will be needed by your guests to travel from their homes/hotels/other locations?
There are some world-class Wedding Reception Venues in Vancouver. In this post, we wanted to share some of our favourite luxury banquet halls and ballrooms that Vancouver has to offer. Most of these locations are conveniently located in downtown Vancouver. Most of the venues offer multiple options of spaces for receptions and ceremonies inside hotels and private clubs.
Terminal City Club (Hastings, Vancouver)
We love the space that Terminal City Club offers. They have two ballrooms to choose from that seat up to 120 -280 people. They are quite flexible with giving access to the indoor space for photos if needed.
They are able to accommodate both a ceremony and reception in the same building. For photo shoot locations, they are located walking distance to Coal Harbour as well as Gastown, and a short drive to other downtown locations. Our clients always raved about how accommodating the Terminal City Club was.
837 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1B6
Our posts about Terminal City Club
Hycroft Manor (Shaughnessy)
Elegant and classy is the best way to describe Hycroft Manor. It has an awesome mix of indoor/outdoor spaces. A lot of couples have the ceremony on the outdoor terrace. Smaller, more intimate weddings can use the upper floor for their reception, and you can even have an outdoor reception under the terrace. The reception can hold up to 250 guests.
1489 McRae Ave, Vancouver, BC V6H 1V1
Our full posts about Hycroft Manor
Vancouver Club (Downtown Vancouver)
Vancouver Club is a classic heritage building that offers an extremely beautiful ballroom that can accommodate up to 280 people. They have quite a few options for wedding spaces of different sizes making it a top choice as a wedding reception venues in Vancouver.
We love all the details they have put into the lighting and decor. There are endless photoshoot spots around the club which they are happy to let us use. Vancouver Club is conveniently located close to lots of walkable photo locations.
915 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1C6
Full posts about Vancouver Club
Rosewood Hotel Georgia (Downtown Vancouver)
Another all-in-one wedding venue, the Rosewood Hotel Georgia is an easy venue to recommend. It is a versatile location that has multiple locations for your ceremony, and the Spanish ballroom for your reception. It’s one of the most historic hotels in Vancouver. The hotel has great luxurious-looking heritage details throughout the venue. We especially love the curved stair set area.
801 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1P7
Full posts about Rosewood Hotel Georgia
Swan-E-Set (Pitt Meadows)
While about 1 hour outside Vancouver, Swan-e-set is definitely worth putting on our favourite wedding reception venues in Vancouver list. Massive floor-to-ceiling windows and intimate lighting make Swan-e-Set worth checking out. We love how close it is to Pitt Lake where you will get some of the most amazing mountain views in the Lower Mainland.
16651 Rannie Rd, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 1Z1
Full posts about Swan-E-Set
Fairmont Pacific Rim (Coal Harbour)
The Fairmont is one of the most Luxurious hotels for wedding reception venues in Vancouver and holding your wedding there is going to show that. We have a lot of brides and grooms getting ready at the Fairmont Pacific Rim. The hotel is within a short walk across the road to those great north shore mountain views. One downside we have encountered is that they don’t usually let couples take photos in any common areas.
1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9
Full posts about Fairmont Pacific Rim
Vancouver Convention Centre (Coal Harbour Vancouver)
You may be thinking which wedding venue is the largest in Vancouver? Vancouver Convention Centre’s got 466,500 ft² of meeting spaces and a cool style that makes you feel at home with exposed wooden walls, large ceilings/windows and the best view of the downtown area! There is plenty of parking and it’s right beside some of our favourite photo spots in Coal Harbour.
1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3
Full posts about Vancouver Convention Centre
Pinnacle at the Pier Hotel (North Vancouver)
In North Vancouver on the water, the Pinnacle hotel has a great urban/industrial port feel to the area. It looks directly back at the downtown Vancouver skyline for some awesome views. You can have your entire wedding at this location making it a popular wedding reception venue in Vancouver. We also love that you can take a short trip up towards the mountains for some nature photos.
138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC V7L 0A7
Full posts about Pinnacle at the Pier Hotel
Sutton Place (Vancouver)
Sutton Place has a warm ambiance and large ballrooms for your events. They accommodate both the ceremony and reception in one space which is great, as it means you can save on costs and time. They have multiple rooms to host your event, giving you more choice.845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K6
Full posts about Sutton Place
Stanley Park Pavilion (West End)
With recent renovations to the inside of this venue, Stanley Park Pavilion is a classic wedding spot. You can have an outdoor ceremony in the garden out front, take photos around Stanley park without ever leaving the park, then head right into the reception hall. One thing to be aware of is if you go for the outdoor ceremony they don’t close it off to the public, so you will most likely have some extra “guests” watching and taking photos from the sidelines.
610 Pipeline Rd, Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4
Full posts about Stanley Park Pavilion
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (Downtown Vancouver)
Voted “Best Wedding Venue – Hotel or Banquet Hall” by The Professional BC Wedding Awards. Fairmont Hotel Vancouver has four ballrooms to choose from. It has a classic elegant look to the venue.
900 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6
Full Posts about Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Additional wedding reception venues in Vancouver:
Marriott Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver
An urban backdrop for an outdoor ceremony and a few ballrooms to choose from in downtown Vancouver.
1128 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5
Four Seasons Hotel
There are a lot of configurations of spaces to choose from at Four Seasons in Vancouver. They also specialize in Chinese and same sex weddings.
791 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T4
Our posts about Four Seasons Hotel
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
Large open colourful ballroom with lots of natural light. The ceiling has a unique look to it.
1088 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2R9
Full posts about Sheraton Wall Centre
Granville Island Hotel / The Dockside Restaurant
Waterfront hotel on Granville island.
1253 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9
For a venue with great views and plenty of natural light, be sure to check out the Diamond Ballroom in downtown Vancouver.1495 W 8th Ave #4, Vancouver, BC V6H 1C9
Full posts about Diamond Ballroom
The Arbutus Club
The Arbutus Club has a spacious room with lots of natural light. They have a deck outside with an amazing view.
2001 Nanton Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 4A1
Full Posts about Arbutus Club
This is a venue for intimate weddings in downtown Vancouver.
845 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1V1
Small wedding venue in Yaletown with a max capacity of 24 guests.
1177 Melville St, Vancouver, BC V6E 0A3
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
They have four rooms to choose from the largest boasting 20-foot ceilings and up to 5000 square feet of space, that has a max capacity of 280 guests.
1180 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5
Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
Space for weddings from 10 to 250 guests.
1015 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y5
How To Choose The Best Wedding Reception Venues In Vancouver
The best wedding reception venues in Vancouver are the ones that can offer the perfect atmosphere for the bride and groom to have their most wonderful day together.
Some of these venues have an air of romance, while others are more relaxed and casual. Whichever venue you choose, you will need to take into consideration a number of factors. For example, what kind of food do you want? Do you want an indoor or outdoor option? How many people will be attending your wedding? What is your budget like?
We hope you enjoyed our list of the best wedding reception venues in Vancouver.
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