Best Vancouver Wedding Reception Venues

Are you planning a wedding in beautiful Vancouver? Congratulations! With its incredible scenery and unique venues, Vancouver offers the perfect backdrop for your special day.

My name is Jamie Delaine and I’ve been a Vancouver wedding photographer since 2008—15 years and counting. I believe you deserve a photographer who not only delivers amazing images, but one who cares deeply about the experience you will have.

With that experience in mind, I’d love to share the Best Vancouver Wedding Reception Venues with you. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious ballroom or an outdoor venue with views of the ocean, there are plenty of great options to choose from.  Let’s get started!

Best Vancouver Wedding Reception Venues

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Stanley Park Pavilion

Stanley Park Pavilion is a stunning heritage venue that can accommodate intimate gatherings as well as grand celebrations. Along with natural light and high ceilings, the venue offers a majestic outdoor ceremony space—complete with quality catering services for your every need. The Lord Stanley Ballroom is an impressive turn-of-the-century venue with remarkable glass chandeliers; it seats up to 180 guests or 250 for standing style receptions. Whether you envision an intimate gathering or a lavish display, Stanley Park Pavilion has the flexibility to make your dream event come alive.

What I love about weddings at this venue:

  • The bright, white ballroom. It’s an amazing blank palette for whatever colours or theme you choose.
  • I use flash during most receptions, and some venues are darker/and flash doesn’t look as great. At this venue, flash photos look diffused and amazing!
  • Love that you can have your ceremony at the same venue—always a bonus for your guests, and the overall timeline for the day.

The Vancouver Club

This downtown venue is perfect for couples who want to host their wedding in an elegant setting. The main dining room features gorgeous chandeliers and floor-to-ceiling windows that provide stunning views of the city skyline. The club also has several smaller rooms that can be used for more intimate gatherings or as breakout spaces for larger events. With its attentive staff and exquisite cuisine, The Vancouver Club is sure to make your special day unforgettable.

What I love about weddings at this venue:

  • The classic, elegant ballroom and how flash bounces beautifully for reception photos
  • All of the amazing rooms at The Vancouver Club, and how they add additional options for your wedding portraits, indoor and out
  • Classic photos in front of The Vancouver Club doors
  • The impeccable service from the entire VC team
  • Honestly, too many things to name!

Robert H. Lee UBC Alumni Centre

Robert H. Lee UBC Alumni Centre is a magnificent wedding venue that features beautiful light and a neutral color scheme. The venue is located on the University of British Columbia campus and offers a spacious and stunning banquet hall that can comfortably seat up to 300 guests for a seated dinner. The beautiful light inside the venue creates a warm and inviting atmosphere, while the neutral colour scheme provides a versatile backdrop for your event.

What I love about weddings at this venue:

  • The light in the reception space, especially in Spring/Summer weddings—daylight for days, and everything is so bright and light!
  • The gorgeous indoor locations for portraits (see below!)
  • All of the portrait options available around UBC: so many options, so close together! It’s a dream.

The Pipe Shop

The Pipe Shop is nestled in the bustling Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver. With the capacity to accommodate up to 360 guests, The Pipe Shop is perfect for large weddings. One of its standout features is the abundance of natural light that floods the space during daylight hours. The Pipe Shop presents a blank canvas, allowing you to fully personalize your wedding and make it a truly one-of-a-kind event.

What I love about weddings at this venue:

  • It’s a blank space for you to design whatever reception you want
  • The light is amazing!
  • Sunset photos by the water at Lonsdale Quay are some of my favourite ever… and this venue makes it easy to step out of your reception for a few minutes of jaw-dropping sunset portraits.

Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain, referred to as the “Peak of Vancouver”, is a breathtaking venue for weddings and events. With its panoramic views of the surrounding area, it’s easy to see why this mountain is so well-known. If you have guests visiting from out of town, a Grouse Mountain wedding is a fantastic way to provide them with a memorable experience. The included gondola pass for guests makes it a convenient and easy journey to reach the mountain’s peak.

What I love about weddings at this venue:

  • The scenery! Whether winter or Summer, Grouse Mountain is a stunning place for wedding portraits.

Cecil Green Park House

Cecil Green Park House is the perfect location if you’re looking for a classic Vancouver wedding venue. This charming historical building is located atop a hill on the University of British Columbia campus, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by lush grounds. It’s ideal for both indoor and outdoor weddings.

What I love about weddings at this venue:

  • Whenever you can have your ceremony and reception at the same venue, that’s a win for me.
  • The historic house makes an amazing backdrop for portraits.
  • The view is so special for your guests, and being way out at UBC feels “far” away from downtown in a great way.

UBC Boathouse

For those couples looking for a breathtaking waterfront wedding setting, consider the John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse. Overlooking the Fraser River, this venue has everything you need to bring your celebration to life – spacious outdoor docks, an elegant hall with sweeping views and enough room for up to 200 of your closest family and friends.

The Wallace

The Wallace is a beautifully designed event space located in North Vancouver. This modern venue boasts a chic, industrial aesthetic that is both elegant and versatile. The spacious interior provides a blank canvas for you to create your dream wedding, while the high ceilings and ample natural light offer a bright and airy atmosphere. Whether you’re hosting an intimate celebration or a large gathering, The Wallace provides the perfect backdrop for your special day. With its stylish design, ample space, and fantastic location, The Wallace is a top choice for a unique and memorable wedding.

Performance Works

Performance Works on Granville Island is a unique and versatile venue with an urban warehouse feel. Its darker atmosphere is transformed into a lively and fun ambiance with the addition of string lights and up-lighting. The venue is well-suited for long table settings, creating a visually stunning event space. As an added bonus, couples looking for an outdoor ceremony space can utilize Ron Basford Park, which is conveniently located adjacent to the venue.

Roundhouse Community Centre

In the heart of Yaletown, only a few minutes walk from the ocean, Roundhouse Community Centre is a blank canvas for your wedding dreams! Cement floors, wood beams, a space that can hold hundreds. Roundhouse was absolutely transformed for Emma & Aaron’s wedding. The venue has limited availability for weddings as they give priority to arts and cultural events. However, if you can snag the date you wish, it’s a brilliant venue.

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Fraser River Lodge

Fraser River Lodge is the perfect venue for couples looking to feel far, far away from the city! Fraser River Lodge is located in Agassiz (about 1.5-2 hours from Vancouver) and situated in an idyllic valley with a breathtaking view of Mount Cheam and on 18 acres of land. This venue can host anywhere from 2-200 guests, fitting for both an intimate gathering or throwing a large celebration.

In the winter and springtime the tops are snow-covered and it’s breathtaking. The property has roaming bison nearby, adding to the country, relaxed, miles-away-from-the-city feel. So if you’re looking for a truly outstanding wedding venue with picturesque views and plenty of space to relax and enjoy yourself, look no further than Fraser River Lodge.

Stanley Park Tea House

Situated within Stanley Park this charming restaurant offers couples something unique when searching for their dream wedding venue. For weddings under 60 guests, Stanley Park Tea House is a winner. There are two rooms available for receptions, The Drawing Room for smaller parties and the Conservatory to the right for larger events. Both spaces have great light, a view of the water and the same amazing food, presentation and experience.

Brix & Mortar Restaurant

Brix & Mortar’s unique glass-covered courtyard in their 1912 heritage brick building is perfect for small weddings and events, creating a timeless space and atmosphere. If you’re looking for a picture-perfect wedding venue in Vancouver, Brix & Mortar Restaurant is one of the best.

From intimate dinners seating just 24 people, up to larger 120 guest receptions, they have it all. Onsite staff will help you tailor your event plan and their heated covered courtyard patio can seat up to 34 people for an unforgettable private dinner.

Brock House Restaurant

Brock House Restaurant is an idyllic venue for couples looking to tie the knot in Vancouver, offering some of the best views of the North Shore Mountains and Pacific Ocean from Jericho Beach. It’s a super popular venue for good reason—the views are hard to beat.

What I love about weddings at this venue:

  • I loooove the evening time slot for weddings at Brock House. It’s so rare to photograph ceremonies in golden light (usually it’s harsh and bright and mid-day) but at Brock House I photograph a lot of 6pm ceremonies. The light is ideal.
  • The easy beach access for sunset photos is AMAZING. A must-do for your summer or even winter wedding (cold but worth it.)

The Loft at Earls Yaletown

This vibrant warehouse-style venue is located within walking distance of Yaletown’s trendy bars and restaurants giving it a hip yet laid back ambiance that makes hosting an intimate gathering here even more enjoyable. The Loft at Earl’s Yaletown offers couples customizable packages tailored specifically towards hosting receptions—making it ideal for any couple seeking something unique yet practical for their special day.

What I love about weddings at this venue:

  • I’m a big fan of Yaletown weddings where you can walk to everything you need for portraits. This neighbourhood is full of great photo opportunities, and is close to the water for sunset photos too.

Shaughnessy Restaurant

With its outdoor covered open-air patio nestled in lush greenery that overlooks the tranquil beauty of the Van Dusen Botanical Garden, it’s easy to see why Shaughnessy Restaurant is a top choice for wedding ceremonies and receptions amongst Vancouver couples. Friendly service, elegant catering services along with a sophisticated atmosphere make Shaughnessy Restaurant an ideal wedding venue that will create a truly magical day.

Hart House Restaurant

Hart House Restaurant, located in Burnaby, is an exceptional outdoor venue for weddings and events. With its spacious and beautifully manicured lawn, this venue is perfect for ceremonies beside a tented reception. The tent itself can accommodate up to 250 guests, making it a rare and highly sought-after venue in the Lower Mainland. The location of Hart House provides stunning views of Deer Lake Park, creating a picturesque backdrop for your big day. The entire experience at Hart House is unforgettable, and the staff there is truly enjoyable to work with!

What I love about weddings at this venue:

  • Light bounces so well in white reception tents, making photos feel bright and airy!
  • The view of Deer Lake Park is beautiful, although they chopped down some of the gorgeous oak trees in 2020 that I used to love for photos. (It’s not as ideal now which is kind of sad.)

Golf Course Wedding Venues in Vancouver

Riverway Golf Course

Riverway Golf Course is a beautiful space for your ceremony and reception. Located right on the golf course, this venue boasts a stunning clubhouse with large windows that allow for an abundance of natural light. The spacious patio area is perfect for outdoor ceremonies and cocktail hour, offering picturesque views of the surrounding greenery.

Westwood Plateau Golf Course

Westwood Plateau Golf Course is a rustic-inspired venue overlooking a golf course in Coquitlam with a gorgeous view of the mountains! They can accommodate up to 250 guests and have space to hold a ceremony on the front lawn as well. There are two different banquet rooms, one on the main floor and one on the top floor. I love the Westwood grounds for photos, as well.

Mayfair Lakes Golf Course

Mayfair Lakes Golf Club is home to one Canada’s most prestigious championship golf courses and serves as an unforgettable location for weddings! Offering panoramic views across Richmond’s west side farmlands as well as more traditional golf club interior amenities such as lush gardens & manicured lawns; this beautiful venue ensures you have everything you need create an amazing environment that is sure to wow your guests on your big day.

Redwoods Golf Course

Redwoods Golf Course in Langley is a stunning venue for outdoor weddings and events. This golf course offers a serene and peaceful setting, surrounded by lush greenery and towering trees. The highlight of the venue is its beautiful outdoor tent area, perfect for summer weddings. They also have a beautiful ceremony space on the property!

Swan-E-Set Golf & Country Club

Swan-E-Set Golf & Country Club  is the closest thing you’ll find to a castle inspired wedding in the Greater Vancouver area With its picturesque views, this idyllic setting provides an elegant backdrop to any special occasion. Whether it’s a small intimate gathering of friends or a larger celebration of family, Swan-E-Set can accommodate up to 300 guests with ease. You can hold your ceremony on the back lawn or indoors, depending on your preference. From their delicious food selection to their attentive service staff, this beautiful venue ensures that your special event will be one to remember.

Hotel Ballrooms

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, also known as the “Hotel Vancouver”, is a landmark hotel located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. It boasts a rich history and grand architecture, with elegant interiors and a sophisticated atmosphere. The hotel features luxurious guest rooms and suites, as well as multiple event spaces that can accommodate weddings of all sizes. Couples can exchange their vows in the grand ballroom, surrounded by stunning chandeliers and beautiful ornate details. With its central location and timeless elegance, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is an unforgettable setting for your wedding celebration.

Fairmont Pacific Rim

The Fairmont Pacific Rim is a luxury hotel located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. This stunning venue offers an elegant and sophisticated setting for your wedding celebration. With its modern design, top-notch amenities, and world-class service, the Fairmont Pacific Rim is the ultimate choice for a chic and stylish wedding.

Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

I love the ballroom at the Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown Hotel! Something that always stands out at the Marriott is the exceptional staff. I absolutely love working with them. The food is wonderful, the staff is always cheery and on top of things and the experience is exceptional.

Rosewood Hotel Georgia

A stunning venue with an amazing history (first opened in Vancouver in 1927!) in the heart of Vancouver. I’ve photographed both ceremonies and receptions at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia and fell in love with the soft colours and the architectural features throughout the venue. I would highly recommend hosting your wedding at Rosewood.

Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver

Known as one of the highest-rated and most luxurious hotel spaces in Vancouver, Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver doesn’t disappoint. The lobby is elegant, with beautiful marble finishings and Asian-inspired decor. There is a ballroom space for your wedding, as well as a terrace for the ceremony. In addition, you can hold your reception at the Market Restaurant, as Kerrie and Ryan chose to do.

Pinnacle at the Pier Hotel 

Pinnacle at the Pier Hotel is a popular wedding venue in Greater Vancouver, situated in the North Vancouver’s Historic Shipyard. Couples can choose between two event spaces, each with its own unique attributes – the Pinnacle Ballroom offers 16-foot-high windows with natural wood accents while the Pier Salon has an adjoining outdoor terrace. Reception-style catering services are offered which allow couples to customize their menus with action stations, buffet dinners, and plated meals that are made to order by one of Vancouver’s best chefs. Additionally, comprehensive wedding packages make it easy to plan and organize your big day while making sure all of your needs are taken care of.

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  1. ha! i work at two of the places that you mentioned! lovely list!

  2. Erica says:

    The link to Michelle & Keegan’s wedding is password protected :(

  3. Shannon says:

    Beautiful pictures and it was great to see all of the different wedding venues! Thanks very much :)

  4. Bette Frank says:

    Wow Excellent views for wedding event venue.Thanks for sharing.. I like your Post. Thanks again

  5. Michelle says:

    Thank you for sharing … I’m looking for something
    Old … For a wedding of forty… That doesn’t want
    To rent rooms you don’t need …

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I’m Jamie! I capture joyful wedding and portrait photos that feel like you—through easy, natural posing. Since 2008,  I've photographed over 270 weddings and nearly 300 family sessions and it’s a joy to spend my career capturing natural, joyful images!

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