Choosing a wedding venue is one of the first things engaged couples tick off their wedding planning to do list. But with so many wedding venues in Vancouver BC, it can be hard to narrow it down!
So we asked our team of Vancouver wedding officiants to help you out! Below, our officiants are sharing a couple of their favourite places to get married in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Of course, this isn’t an exhaustive list. We love so many venues in Vancouver and couldn’t possibly list them all. And while we do think these are some of the best wedding venues in Vancouver, this certainly isn’t all of them.
How to find the best wedding venues in Vancouver, BC:
- Do your research. Check out a list of top venues (like our list below), consult wedding directories and check out venues on Google. Put together a list of your top contenders.
- Get some feedback. Read reviews or reach out to friends or family who have been married at these venues. You could even join an online wedding group and ask if anyone has any firsthand experience to share.
- Create a shortlist. Based on your research and reviews, create a shortlist of your top wedding venue contenders. A spreadsheet is a great place to store this info!
- Contact the venues. Once you have your shortlist, reach out to each venue to confirm things like pricing, availability and inclusions. Check out this list of great questions to ask!
- Tour the venues. By now, your shortlist should be even shorter and the only thing left to do is visit your remaining wedding venues in person. An in-person visit will help you get a feel for what your wedding day could be like!
(Some of) our favourite wedding venues in Vancouver
Pacific Spirit Park
Located west of the city on Point Grey, Pacific Spirit Park is an 874 hectare area perfect for private elopements in Vancouver!
“Whether you’re booking one of their clearings, or wandering off a trail to find your own intimate spot in the forest, you can’t beat the majesty of these towering, moss-covered cedars and firs as a backdrop to your ceremony. Plus, it’s usually less busy than Stanley Park!”- Officiant Beth
Brix & Mortar
In popular Yaletown, Brix & Mortar is a great option for a modern couple looking for an indoor spot to get married. Plus, it’s right next to the Seawall for beautiful photos!
“I love the indoor-outdoor vibe of their covered but well-lit courtyard, and how walking through the dark entranceway feels like entering an oasis right in the middle of downtown Vancouver! I’ve heard the food is great too.” – Officiant Beth
The Permanent has to be one of the most beautiful wedding venues in Vancouver, Canada. It’s a heritage building decorated in a neo-classical style and features an original Bank of Canada vault door – perfect for photo opps!
Simply put: “It’s gorgeous, with history and character!” – Officiant Shalom
Estate 248 is located off a golf course by Langley, BC. For couples looking for that country-chic or rustic barn experience, while still being close to all of Vancouver’s urban amenities, it’s a great fit.
“Estate 248 gives you those amazing country vibes. They have an awesome barn for your wedding ceremony and it’s a really private setting.” – Officiant Shawn
The Iron Works
Always wanted to get married in an industrial loft in the middle of downtown Vancouver? Well The Iron Works might be the best fit for you! This heritage building offers a number of studio spaces featuring high ceilings, exposed bricks and beautiful views.
“I love the gritty vibes! This place is a total hidden gem with an artistic flair.” – Officiant Shawn
The University Women’s Club of Vancouver offers some of the most beautiful and elegant venue options for any Vancouver wedding at Hycroft Manor.
“You can have your ceremony outside even if it might rain, since the terrace is covered. You can get married in the gardens or you can hold your ceremony in a fancy room inside. Hycroft works really well for weddings of all sizes, since they have so many venue options. Plus, you don’t need much decor because the rooms and grounds are gorgeous.” – Officiant Jane
At 1200 feet high, Burnaby Mountain is a forested mountain just outside of Vancouver offering views, trails, wildlife and lots of beautiful places to tie the knot.
“Check out Burnaby Mountain’s rose garden and cool totem poles. I like that it’s not super busy, unlike some other Vancouver parks, and offers gorgeous views.” – Officiant Jane
Sea to Sky Gondola
Who wouldn’t want to get to their ceremony via gondola? With sweeping views over the ocean and mountains, you’ll ride the Sea to Sky Gondola and then cross a rope bridge to one of the most scenic, and most romantic, wedding venues in Vancouver!
“Best views in all the Lower Mainland – other than a helicopter!” – Officiant Shawn
If the Sea to Sky Gondola isn’t epic, adventure-filled or high enough for you, why not try a helicopter elopement? Check out our helicopter elopement FAQs plus photos of what your helicopter elopement could look like!
“Our SKY helicopter package is fantastic. I love the experience of marrying people on top of the world!” – Officiant Beth
A hotel suite with a great view
We love marrying couples in their hotel suites for a romantic, intimate ceremony. Many hotel suites offer beautiful decor and views, perfect for a ceremony backdrop. Plus, you get a wedding venue and accommodation in one!
Bonus: “If you really want privacy, this is a great option!” – Officiant Jane
Pick a beach, any beach
As Vancouver wedding officiants, you know we love marrying couples on the beach! From English Bay and Spanish Banks to Iona Beach and Crescent Beach, nothing beats getting married by the ocean.
“You can’t go wrong with the views from Vancouver beaches!” – Officiant Beth
Which of our favourite wedding venues in Vancouver is your favourite? Or if your favourite isn’t on this list, let us know what it is in the comments below!