Top Wedding Venues in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland

Wedding Venues in Vancouver BC

Wedding planning can be a daunting task, and one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make is choosing the right venue. Having said that, Vancouver is home to a wide variety of elegant and refined wedding venues that are perfect for your big day. Discover some of the best wedding venues in Vancouver BC, from exquisite ballrooms to stunning, natural outdoor spaces. My top picks showcase the finest amenities, impeccable service, and breathtaking backdrops for an unforgettable celebration. Whether you’re planning a classic affair or a modern extravaganza, one of the following Vancouver wedding venues will sure to be a wonderful fit for you and your family. Read on to find your dream wedding location in Vancouver, BC!

This list is in no particular order, and is being regularly updated!

Vancouver Wedding Venues

1. Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is one of the most luxurious wedding venues in Vancouver. With its stunning and spacious ballroom, grand staircase, and elegant d├ęcor, it’s the perfect choice for couples who want a classic and sophisticated wedding. Three of their most popular rooms are the Pacific Ballroom, the Boardroom, and the Tweedsmuir. The Pacific Ballroom boasts high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, ornate decor, and elegant furnishings. Their Boardroom and Tweedsmuir both feature an ornate mirror, crystal chandeliers, and picturesque windows and drapery.

The rooftop of Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, which overlooks a stunning view of the city, is accessible to the bride and groom for an intimate photo session. (Pro-tip #1: the rooftop is great for some stunning sunset photos! Pro-tip #2: the rooftop is not accessible to large groups.) Located in the heart of Downtown, the hotel is across from the Vancouver Art Gallery, which is also a popular location for bride and groom photographs. (Pro-tip: booking with the gallery must be arranged in advance if you want photos inside!)

2. The Vancouver Club

The Vancouver Club is an exquisite wedding venue in Vancouver. With its elegant architecture, a stunning ballroom, and luxurious decor, this wedding venue creates a timeless and sophisticated atmosphere. The ballroom inside the Vancouver Club is an elegant and sophisticated space that exudes classic charm and grandeur. The room features high ceilings, ornate crown molding, and stunning chandeliers that provide an opulent, yet warm and inviting, ambiance for a wedding reception.

This Vancouver wedding venue offers several beautiful spaces for a wedding ceremony, both indoors and outdoors. Indoors, couples can choose to have their ceremony in the elegant Georgian Room, which features beautiful chandeliers, classic decor with clean white walls, and large windows that provide natural light and stunning views of the city. The Lobby and University Room can also be used for a ceremony.

For couples who prefer an outdoor ceremony, the Vancouver Club also offers a Rooftop Garden! You will have stunning city views and a beautiful, intimate setting here. The Rooftop Garden features lush greenery, comfortable seating, and a romantic atmosphere that provides the perfect backdrop for a wedding ceremony and cocktail hour.

3. Rosewood Hotel Georgia

The Rosewood Hotel Georgia is a luxurious hotel located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. With its elegant ballroom and intimate garden terrace, it’s the perfect choice for couples who want a timeless and romantic wedding. The hotel offers many beautiful rooms that are ideal for weddings from intimate sizes to larger receptions. Some of the most noteworthy spaces include the Ballroom Promenade and the Spanish Ballroom. The Ballroom Promenade is perfect for an intimate ceremony as well as cocktail hour. The Spanish Ballroom is perfect for a larger reception, featuring soft lighting, meticulous decor and architecture, soaring ceilings, and extravagant chandeliers.

4. The Pipe Shop

Amongst the Vancouver wedding venues, The Pipe Shop, in my opinion, offers something quite unique and special. This industrial-style venue, located in the heart of the city’s trendy Lower Lonsdale district, features high ceilings, exposed brick walls, and a large open floor plan that can be customized to suit the couple’s wedding vision.

The Pipe Shop is a wedding venue in North Vancouver that is suitable for both intimate and large weddings. The venue offers a blank canvas for couples to create their dream wedding, from rustic chic to modern and minimalistic. The industrial charm of the space lends itself well to unique decor ideas such as suspended floral installations or an eclectic mix of vintage furniture.

This North Vancouver wedding venue also has a large outdoor patio overlooking the waterfront, providing a beautiful setting for an outdoor ceremony experience, wedding photos and/or cocktail hour. With its prime location, stunning views, and endless possibilities for customization, The Pipe Shop is the perfect venue for couples looking to make a statement on their special day.

5. Hycroft Manor

A wedding at Hycroft Manor in Vancouver is like stepping into a fairytale. The venue’s stunning Georgian architecture, lush gardens, and historic charm provide a romantic and elegant backdrop for a wedding celebration. The mansion’s Drawing Room, with its ornate chandeliers and artisanal furnishings, exudes timeless elegance and sophistication. French doors lead to the Terrace and the Gardens. Other indoor spaces include the Green Solarium, Library, Dining Room, Blue Solarium, the Edwardian Ballroom, and the Farris Room, amongst others. Each room offers something totally unique.

Hycroft Manor’s outdoor spaces are also perfect for intimate wedding ceremonies. The front terrace features a spacious patio area surrounded by tall, elegant pillars. There is also an expansive view of the city and North Shore mountains. The venue’s gardens feature a wide variety of lush greenery, blooming flowers, and beautifully manicured lawns. A serene and picturesque atmosphere for an outdoor wedding ceremony!

With its rich history and enchanting beauty, Hycroft Manor is the perfect choice for couples looking to host a memorable and romantic wedding in Vancouver.

6. The Brock House Restaurant

Brock House is a charming heritage mansion situate on Jericho Beach. Imagine holding hands and exchanging heartfelt vows on the venue’s sprawling lawns with the ocean as your backdrop. Now imagine meandering through the intimate rose garden surrounded by blooming flowers and fragrant herbs. The Brock House offers a range of indoor and outdoor spaces for wedding events. Notably, a spacious ballroom with a built-in dance floor, and a large outdoor tented space.

7. The Permanent

This stunning heritage building, built in 1907, has been beautifully restored and renovated to create an elegant and sophisticated event venue. The Permanent offers a range of unique and versatile spaces for wedding events. Their grand ballroom boasts soaring ceilings and beautiful architectural details. Most couples hold their ceremony and reception in that space, which features their iconic vault door. Behind that vault door is a unique empty space where your imaginations can come true.

8. Stanley Park Pavilion

The Stanley Park Pavilion is a stunning wedding venue in Vancouver that is surrounded by lush gardens and towering trees. The pavilion is a beautifully restored heritage building, with high ceilings, sparkling chandeliers, and elegant decor. Its ambiance and charm is sure to make your event an unforgettable one.

9. The Hart House Restaurant

The Hart House is another heritage mansion situated in Burnaby, surrounded by lush gardens and greenery. The venue offers a more intimate and romantic atmosphere, with a cozy and inviting ambiance. It’s perfect for couples looking for a more private and exclusive wedding, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

10. Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier

The Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier in North Vancouver features a stunning outdoor terrace, perfect for couples looking for an outdoor ceremony with panoramic views of the harbour and Vancouver Skyline. Their Pinnacle Ballroom is a simple yet versatile space that can accommodate up to 330 guests for a seated dinner. The ballroom also showcases floor to ceiling windows and elegant chandeliers.

11. Riverway Clubhouse

The Riverway Clubhouse is a stunning golf club located in Burnaby. With its stunningly landscaped golf course surrounding a beautiful lake view with a water fountain, it’s the perfect choice for couples who want a sophisticated and stylish wedding in a contemporary space. Floor to ceiling windows let in lots of natural light into the banquet hall. Its wooden beams gives some rustic vibes. Wedding ceremonies can be held either outdoors or indoors. On a sunny day, the sunset light at this location is also quite stunning for bride and groom portraits.

12. Cecil Green Park House

The Cecil Green Park House is a stunning heritage mansion located on the University of British Columbia campus. The venue boasts beautifully manicured gardens, a grand staircase, and elegant ballroom, all of which provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic and sophisticated wedding.

The wedding ceremony can take place outdoors in the gardens, with a ocean and mountain view. The reception can be held indoors in the grand ballroom, which features crystal chandeliers and large windows that provide plenty of natural light.

13. Swaneset Bay Resort

Located in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, approximately 45 minutes away from downtown Vancouver, Swaneset Bay Resort overlooks a picturesque golf course and mountains. The Grand Ballroom is classic and elegant. This spacious ballroom feels luxurious with its large iconic chandeliers, and floor-to-ceiling windows that provide a stunning view of the great outdoors, also letting in lots of natural light during the warmer days. This wedding venue offers both indoor (Grand Ballroom) and outdoor spaces (Main Lawn or Birch Terrace) for hosting a beautiful wedding ceremony. Be warned, however, that it can be very hot during the summer months, even inside the ballroom (their air conditioning is not very powerful).

Bride and groom sunset portraits, in my opinion, are a must when you are having your wedding here during the Spring and Summer months. The sunset offers an absolutely stunning glow on the balcony right before it slips behind the mountains, and gorgeous yummy post-sunset colours in the sky. (Pro-tip: use mosquito repellent.) On the other hand, if you are having a winter wedding, note that the sun will set very early in the day, so outdoor photographs should be complete before the sun sets.

14. Brix and Mortar

Brix and Mortar is a unique and charming wedding venue located in Yaletown, Vancouver. What makes this venue special is its cozy and intimate atmosphere that gives off a warm and inviting feeling. The venue is housed in a beautifully restored 100-year-old brick building, with a stylish interior that features exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and elegant lighting.

One of the most special features of Brix and Mortar is their courtyard, which is a stunning outdoor space that is perfect for wedding ceremonies and cocktail hour. The courtyard is surrounded by lush greenery and has a romantic, European-style vibe that adds to the charm of the venue. Brix and Mortar is also known for its exceptional food and fine wine and cocktail offerings, with a focus on locally sourced ingredients and creative, seasonal menus. The attentive and knowledgeable staff provide exceptional service, ensuring that every detail of the wedding is executed flawlessly.

15. Van Dusen Botanical Garden

A wedding at Vandusen Botanical Garden might feel like being transported to a magical oasis, surrounded by colorful flowers and greenery. The venue has several different spaces available for weddings, including a beautiful outdoor ceremony area and spacious indoor locations with floor to ceiling windows letting in lots of natural light. The garden setting provides a stunning backdrop for romantic, wedding photos. The venue is perfect for couples who want a natural and organic feel to their wedding, with an emphasis on the beauty of nature.

16. Shaughnessy Restaurant

Located within Vandusen Garden. The venue provides an intimate and private atmosphere, making it ideal for small to medium-sized weddings. The restaurant is also known for its exceptional cuisine.

17. UBC Botanical Garden

For nature lovers, the garden’s stunning natural beauty provides the perfect backdrop for a wedding ceremony. The garden’s stunning array of flowers, trees, and foliage can create a serene and romantic atmosphere for the couple and their guests. The UBC Botanical Garden creates a serene and romantic atmosphere that is perfect for a wedding ceremony and reception. Couples can choose from a range of unique locations throughout the garden to exchange their vows, the most popular location being under the Arbour and the Contemporary Lawn.

Other Wedding Venue Vancouver

I hope this list has been helpful to you to help you start the journey of wedding planning! Of course, there are many, many more wonderful wedding venues that I do not have time in this post to talk about at this time. I might come back and update the list and the descriptions. If you have one in mind that you think should be on this list, reach out and let me know (or comment below)!

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