Are you dreaming of a spectacular location for your wedding in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia? There's no better place to tie the knot than in one of Vancouver’s idyllic and picturesque destinations. From lush gardens tucked away on secluded mountain slopes to luxurious hotels overlooking stunning skylines, Vancouver offers endless options for couples looking to have their big day take place somewhere unforgettable. So if you’re eager to exchange vows amidst breathtaking vistas and natural beauty, read on as we uncover some of the prettiest places right here in this unique city!
1. The Permanent - Downtown/Gastown
Step back in time and experience the beauty of The Permanent! Built over 100 years ago, this stunning venue is named after the BC Permanent & Loan Company that opened its doors way back in 1907. It was then taken up by Bank of Canada as their home from 1935 to present day - and now it's been fully restored for all to enjoy. Immerse yourself into a elegant wonderland with breathtaking stained glass atriums, granite crown mouldings, bronze chandeliers and intricate tile mosaics lining each corner. Plus you can raise your glasses high at their 16ft heritage bar complete with modern amenities throughout!
2. The Pipe Shop - North Vancouver
Step into the past at The Pipe Shop Venue, a restored heritage building that was originally used to lay out pipes for Ships in the 1940s. As you enter this impressive 7,900 sq ft space featuring an abundance of natural light, original wooden beams, concrete floors below and string lights above- your guests will walk onto an industrial chic runway! We're huge fans of the towering 23ft feature walls ready for showstopping floral installations. Plus its not just beautiful but practical too; perfect load-ins & set up are what your vendors dream of, brownie points for venue choice, for sure!
3. The Vancouver Club - Downtown Vancouver
Whether you're looking for an intimate gathering or a grand affair, The Vancouver Club has it all. Make your way through this private club's 5 stunning rooms - each boasting its own unique vibes and styles from the stately Ballroom to cozy University Room - set against beautiful architecture that can speak for itself. Downtown in the hustle and bustle of Vancouver, indulge in large Chandeliers, gorgeous woodwork details & statement fireplaces.
4. Brix & Mortar - Yaletown
Step into an iconic Vancouver landmark and add your own special touch with minimal effort. This venue stands out with his ivy covered courtyard space. It has a private brick walled entrance that lends to the perfect ceremony aisle. Excellent for intimate weddings or expand the guestlist by having a cocktail reception.
5. Hart House - Burnaby
For your special day, let yourself be immersed into an oasis of lakeside celebrating! Party in style in their tent featuring a vaulted draped ceiling adorned by beautiful crystal chandeliers. Exchange vows outdoors under the sun while being serenaded by nature - geese waddling around and wildlife on the sidelines! Plus you’ll have complete assurance that whatever the weather brings, thanks to our large tent addition it will remain perfect for outdoor weddings.
6. Teahouse in Stanley Park- The West End
Make your wedding a truly one-of-a kind experience with one of Vancouver's best fine dining venues available. Book the whole space, or celebrate in style across three different areas according to the size of your big day. Soak up stunning views from Stanly Park's lush garden with access to park and restaurants outdoor space, and get cozy inside by the fireplaces and under the atrium windows at night - the classic backdrop lends beautifully to even the most modern of decor, we've done it all!
7. Rocky Mountaineer Station - False Creek
Host your next event in style! The Rocky Mountaineer Station brings the beauty of the Canadian Rockies to downtown Vancouver, providing a stunning space for any occasion. You won't be able to miss its gorgeous 35-foot vaulted ceilings, brick details or full length glass walls that let natural light flood through and create an airy ambiance - perfect for events from small business meetings to social gatherings. With 12K square feet of versatile space waiting for you, come find out why this spot has become such a popular choice amongst locals looking to make their occasions extra special! Ps. Also has great parking.
8. The Polygon Gallery - North Vancouver
Exchange your vows with the stunning city skyline and Vancouver's Art world as your backdrop at The Polygon Gallery on the North Shore! With its expansive white walls, it creates a bright and contemporary atmosphere for you to display whatever wedding decor fits your style - be it minimalistic or lavish. Let this unique venue spark some creativity within you on special day!
9. L'Abbatoir - Gastown
Get ready to transport your senses from the heart of Gastown's historic district straight into a secret event space. From a moody atmosphere with brick walls and wooden tables, complete with bold black French windows that capture the original restaurant vibes - you'll enjoy an unforgettable dining experience paired perfectly with a wine & cocktail program crafted just for you!
10. Stanley Park Pavilion - The West End
Uncover breathtakingly beautiful surroundings with this unforgettable venue! Exchange your vows in a picturesque garden, come up the steps of an enchanting heritage building where wood details, sparkling chandeliers and abundance of natural light boucing off the white walls await you. Get cozy in the lovely cocktaill area featuring new lounges and bars; making it perfect for any special event or celebration.
There is something for just about every couple in Vancouver when it comes to planning the perfect wedding no matter what size and shape. Whether a majestic mountain backdrop, an intimate garden ceremony, or an elegant city setting, there’s a place in Vancouver that will give a picture-perfect feel. Vancouver offers endless opportunities and ideas to couples interested in getting married in one of the most beautiful cities on the planet, so start planning your dream wedding today! Just remember to book venues early, keep within budget, and plan for all contingencies – that way even if the weather doesn't cooperate or worse comes to worst, your special day won't be ruined! With some careful planning, there's no doubt that you have all the ingredients needed for an unforgettable celebration and a lifetime of happy memories.
Photo by Sara Rogers Photography