Our 2014 Hidden Gem Vancouver Event Venues
by Louis Gervais / In Events, Tips & Advice, Vendors & Venues
Vancouver is full of fabulous event venues ranging in character from quaint and intimate to quirky and unconventional. However, with more than 100+ spaces in the Vancouver area, finding the venue that is just right for your event can be an overwhelming task. Well look no further, we have discovered some of the best hidden gems this city has to offer. Whether you’re planning your upcoming wedding reception, corporate event or birthday party, you are sure to find a venue that is perfect for your event in our list of favorite Vancouver event venues.
Trev Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition
Okay, so unless your part of a motorcycle club, we can likely assume you’re not going to have your wedding reception here. But the Trev Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition is a fantastic place to host a milestone birthday, corporate sales event or even a monthly meeting. The state of the art facility is home to an amazing Harley Davidson museum that features pre owned bikes to purchase, and a wide selection of clothing, collectibles and novelties. With large windows overlooking a gorgeous courtyard and our 16? high ceilings, this 1,800 sq. ft. space is one of the most unique venues in Vancouver. Your guests will have an amazing experience mixing and mingling among the finest private motorcycle collection in Canada.
The Coal Harbour Community Center
Centrally located on the downtown Vancouver seawall, this stunning venue is one of the best deals in town. With floor to ceiling windows and a stunning view of coal harbour and the North Shore mountains, the space is perfect for any event. It features a neutral backdrop that can be dressed up or down to suit your event, along with flexible hours and attractive budget-friendly rates.
The Bill Reid Gallery
A public art gallery by day and event venue by night, this elegant space is named after one of Canada’s greatest artists. Host your corporate reception, cultural event or private dinner while your guests enjoy Bill Reid’s stunning collection of gold and silver jewellery on display in 4000 square feet of gallery space.
Centrally located in Vancouver’s fashionable and historic Gastown, The Zone is a stylish and modern event venue designed specifically for small to medium sized events. This private and intimate space boasts 20 foot tall ceilings and an abundance of natural light and features a full service kitchen and bar. With flexible rental rates, this venue is truly one of Vancouver’s hidden gems.
If industrial character and charm is what your event needs then look no further. The Ironworks studios are located in East Vancouver and features large, open spaces, fir beams and columns, wood-plank floors, giant skylights and 16-foot ceilings. Steel fixtures, vintage art and original exposed brick give the space a truly rustic feel. A great space for live entertainment, this venue is ideal for parties and celebrations of all types.
Louis Gervais Fine Foods Bistro
Ok, so maybe this is a tad biased and technically we are on the North Shore of Vancouver, but come down to our Bistro and you might be surprised. By day, the space resembles a modern French bistro with marble bistro tables, contemporary art, and stainless steel lighting. At night however, this flexible and elegant space can be transformed into a venue for events of all types including cocktail receptions for up to 80 guests and buffet and plated meals for up to 50. A massive garage door opens silently to reveal the studio catering kitchen providing an interactive component as 5 diamond chef Louis Gervais entertains guests personally. Use of the garden patio, with beautiful views of the Burrard Harbour, is also included in all rentals.
As a full service Vancouver caterer, Louis Gervais Fine Foods & Catering can help you plan and execute every detail of your special event or wedding. Contact one of our wedding specialists to discuss your vision and explore the possibilities.