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We are, however, rain city so here are a few extraordinary indoor settings for newly-weds-to-be who are looking for that someplace special.
Landyachtz Factory Store and Bicycle Repair Shop
Located at 1146 Union St, the LandYachtz Factory Store is a unique venue for your wedding ceremony. With an n outdoor courtyard and garden, you can have your ceremony either indoors or out and the fee in peak season starts at only $500. Your guests will have full use of the private indoor skate ramp and the fabulous vintage arcade. If you want a fantastic, fun wedding in a rustic yet urban setting, then this is the place for you.
Celebration Pavilion at Queen Elizabeth Park
The Celebration Pavillion at Queen Elizabeth Park is located at the highest point of the park and provides incredible panoramic views of the city. If the weather is not the best you can feel outdoors because of the retractable glass walls and the Pavillion has a covered walkway, a carpeted aisle and a grand piano for your choice of wedding music.
It doesn’t matter if you have a large ceremony and reception planned or a small personal one, Science World has a myriad of choices for your special day. From the beautiful Green Roof Terrace to the BodyWorks Gallery, the EUREKA! Gallery or even the KidSpace Gallery you can choose the most appropriate space for the size and style of your special day. As bonus Science, The World can also cater to your rehearsal dinner, bridal shower and engagement party needs. A dedicated event planner will guide you through the planning process and ensure everything runs smoothly for you both.
The Permanent Building
Built in 1907 for the Permanent and Loan Company the Permanent Building has recently been completely restored to its former glory. The beautiful stained glass atrium lights up the crown mouldings, mosaics, bronze chandeliers and the original Bank of Canada vault door.
Wedding ceremonies and receptions can take place here, and the photo opportunities are phenomenal. Located on West Pender, the Permanent Building also has a fabulous bar built especially for the refurbishment and established relationships with several of Vancouver’s top caterers.
The Vancouver Aquarium
Begin a lifetime together in front of your friends, family, and assorted marine life by hosting your ceremony against the spectacular displays of the Vancouver Aquarium. You can hire the entire facility or just the part big enough for your special day.
As well as the traditional catering and event planning services the Aquarium can provide you with Hands-On-Leaning in the wet lab or a 4D cinema experience just for you.
Chali-Rosso Art Gallery
If a unique venue with an artistic flair is more your thing, the Chali-Rosso Art Gallery at 549 Howe Street may be the place for your once in a lifetime day. With room for up to 150 guests, you can exchange your vows surrounded by the works of Picasso, Dali, and Chagall and the gallery can provide everything from a buffet reception to a full sit-down meal, bar and entertainment.
The University Women’s Club of Vancouver
Hycroft is a magnificent mansion, built in the Edwardian era and owned by the University Women’s Club of Vancouver. Built in Shaughnessy at the beginning of the twentieth century, Hycroft was purchased by the club in 1962 and extensively refurbished. Its Edwardian splendour has been lovingly maintained, and you can be married in the elegant drawing room or the beautiful Green Solarium. With multiple photo opportunities, this is the place for a ‘Cinderella’ wedding.
Brix & Mortar
The glass covered courtyard at Brix and Mortar in Yaletown enables you to have a beautiful indoor and outdoor wedding at any time of the year. Lit by spectacular seven tiered chandeliers, the outdoor patio provides additional space to enjoy the modern Canadian cuisine.
One of the cutest features of Brix & Mortar is that the two floors have multiple dining nooks adding an element of mystery and fun to the venue. Topping off the venue are the customised event menus and the dedicated event planners who want to make your special day that extra little bit special.
Museum of Vancouver
Not only does the Museum of Vancouver give you an amazing ceremony space with floor to ceiling windows looking out over Vanier Park and English Bay, but they also provide wedding rehearsals, a private Bridal Party room, and professional grade audio-visual equipment. You can book either the Learning Lab and the outdoor patio or the lovely Joyce Walley room
Law Courts Inn
Walking past the Law Courts downtown you cannot imagine the beautiful, visually stunning wedding ceremonies that take place there. The ceremony patio overlooks a lovely pond and gardens and a second covered patio has views of the pond and the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Full banquet services are available for up to 250 people, and the dramatic floor to ceiling windows provide panoramic views. Secure underground parking and a private room for the bride are just two of the additional services for the wedding party.
Iron Works Studio
Down on the waterfront, at the foot of Main Street, Ironworks Studio is used for Jazz festivals, art exhibitions, and as a movie set as well as a fantastic, intimate wedding venue. Peppered with original remains from the ironworks, the giant skylights, exposed brickwork and 16-foot ceilings are just a few of the unique features.
Rustic furniture, old, abandoned tools, rusty chains, there is so much to look at in this charming venue. It is the perfect spot for a more informal, rustic or industrial influenced wedding.
Tucked away in Kitsilano, near the junction of 4th Avenue and Dunbar Street, Sacred Space provides the opportunity for a gentle, unrushed ceremony. With a no shoe policy and a light and airy feel, you can join with your loved one in an environment conductive to your inner yogi.
So – do you know of any amazing places to get married in Vancouver? Share them with us here, we’d love to hear about them.