Hi there! My name is Jamie Delaine and I’m a wedding photographer in Vancouver, BC. If you’re engaged and planning your wedding, I’d love to hear more about your day! You can get in touch with me by using my website contact form – happy wedding planning.
There are hundreds of decisions to make in the wedding planning process. One of the biggest is choosing your ceremony and reception venue. So many factors go into choosing your venue: you have to find a spot you love, it must be available on a few dates you’re considering, your favourite wedding photographer needs to have the date free, and you need to coordinate with endless schedules like: all your family and wedding party!
Not an easy task! Since 2008, I’ve photographed nearly 300 weddings in Vancouver and I’m here to use my knowledge to help you with this list of my favourite Vancouver Wedding Ceremony Venues.
- Canadian Memorial United Church
- Holy Rosary Cathedral
- Trinity Baptist Church
- St. Andrews Wesley United Church
- St. John’s Shaughnessy Church
- Brix & Mortar Restaurant
- Law Courts Inn
- Celebration Pavilion
- Ferguson Point
- Cleveland Dam
- Kirkland House
- Ron Basford Park
- London Heritage Farm
- Cecil Green Park House
- Hycroft Manor
- Van Dusen Botanical Gardens
I’ve tried to highlight Vancouver wedding ceremony venues exclusively in this blog post, rather than reception venues that also allow ceremonies on-site. To see more of my favourite wedding reception venues in Vancouver, you can visit this blog post.
Canadian Memorial United Church
Canadian Memorial United Church is located in a great neighbourhood of Vancouver, with plenty of guest parking and a beautiful interior. Definitely a church to visit if you’re interested in a traditional feel for your ceremony.
Holy Rosary Cathedral
If you’re looking for a dramatic indoor ceremony, look no further than Holy Rosary Cathedral. Holy Rosary is the place for jaw-dropping photos (and long veils! and big dresses!)
Trinity Baptist Church
Trinity Baptist Church is a beautiful sanctuary – I love the high ceilings, wood beams, natural light.
St. Andrews Wesley United Church
St. Andrews Wesley United Church is a gorgeous church in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The church is quite dark which can make shooting difficult (plan for hundreds of candles!) but if you hire an experienced photographer, they can make magic!
St. John’s Shaughnessy Church
I love how the light falls in this church through the stained glass windows!
Brix & Mortar Restaurant
Brix & Mortar Restaurant is a great option for an intimate ceremony. Located in Yaletown with a unique courtyard, Brix is a cozy venue in the winter and a beautiful setting in the summertime. There’s no worry about rainy wedding days either, the courtyard is covered!
Cecil Green Park House
Cecil Green Park House at UBC is gorgeous! Although usually ceremonies and receptions are booked together at the venue, you can pay the daytime rental fee for only 9:30am to 3:00pm and hold your dinner reception elsewhere if you wish. (More rental information here.)
Hycroft Manor also known as the University Women’s Club of Vancouver is a very elegant venue. I love the light pouring through every window in the back rooms of the heritage house.
Law Courts Inn
The Law Courts Inn is an amazing venue for any couple who is passionate about fabulous architecture. The light inside is absolutely divine.
Celebration Pavilion at Queen Elizabeth Park
Celebration Pavilion at Queen Elizabeth Park is a contemporary venue with a unique touch – a retractable glass wall for a seamless indoor-outdoor experience. Centrally located in Vancouver with breathtaking views, you won’t have to go far for stunning photo opportunities.
Ferguson Point at Stanley Park
Ferguson Point is an outdoor venue combining incredible views of the mountains and the ocean. Right across from the Stanley Park Tea House, Ferguson Point is known for the best sunsets in Vancouver. (To hold your ceremony at Ferguson Point, you need a permit costing around $400 – you can read more about this process here.)
I’ve only photographed one wedding ceremony at Cleveland Dam, years ago, but the views have stayed in my heart. I would love to photograph here more often. The park permit costs $80 and you’re allowed gatherings of up to 125 people. See more details here.
Kirkland House is an amazing historic home is a great spot for getting ready photos and they have a gazebo space outside for the ceremony.
Ron Basford Park
Ron Basford Park is an outdoor space on Granville Island has such a neat feel for ceremonies. You’ll have to purchase a permit for $150 plus taxes and rent all your chairs and decor but if you’re hoping for an outdoor ceremony with a unique view, this may be your spot! (Note: if you book the reception venue nearby, Performance Works, your ceremony at Ron Basford is included.)
London Heritage Farm
London Heritage Farm is the cutest little farmhouse, built in 1898. You can use the house for photos and as a space to get ready, while having your ceremony outdoors! A gorgeous property located in Richmond, BC that starts at $600 for two hours of rental.
Van Dusen Botanical Gardens
Van Dusen Botanical Gardens has some beautiful lawn space for holding a ceremony. Treat your guests to the beauty of VanDusen Garden’s 55 acres while celebrating your big day. Choose from three tranquil outdoor locations: The Great Lawn, Heron Lake, or Meadow Pond.
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Hi! I’m Jamie Delaine and since 2008, I’ve helped more than 280 wedding clients and an equal number of families remember the most important moments of their lives through beautiful, timeless photography.
If you’re planning a wedding, you need a photographer who can make the process easy and stress-free, while capturing joyful, natural photos you’ll love. As your photographer, I will make it my mission to be the easiest part of planning your wedding day through reliable communication, a positive attitude and natural posing. You can inquire about your wedding using the form below:
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