by Louis Gervais / In Vendors & Venues
Vancouver is a beautiful city that surrounds its residents and visitors with stunning city and landscapes. It’s not surprising then that Vancouverites, planning a party or wedding, are looking for venues with outdoor patios and gardens. However, keeping in mind that even the sunniest summer days in Vancouver can turn rainy, an equally lovely indoor alternative is imperative.
Our Event Specialists team have carefully selected three unique venues ideal for weddings and special events. They feature stunning spaces with floor to ceiling windows and views as well as access to outdoor patios so guests can enjoy all that Vancouver has to offer.
Museum of Anthropology (6393 NW Marine Dr., Vancouver)
Museum of Anthropology is a beautiful space on the University of British Columbia campus. It features displays of art and cultures from around the world, in particular works by First Nation bands of the Pacific Northwest. This Vancouver venue also includes a beautiful patio and floor-to-ceiling windows allowing guests to enjoy the spectacular views and remarkable “Totems” towering above.
If you are looking for a traditional outdoor venue for your wedding, corporate event or private party the Museum of Anthropology is a must see. From the dramatic Great Hall to the Sea-to-Sky views from the grounds this venue has a lot to offer.
Pipe Shop (115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver)
The Pipe Shop Building is quickly becoming one of the most popular venues in Greater Vancouver. Located on North Vancouver’s waterfront, this spectacular recuperated heritage building is a perfect venue for weddings and other events. It features an expansive indoor space, concrete floors, high ceilings, consequential glazing, multiple doors, wooden beam construction and a large outdoor patio.
This flexible Vancouver venue is the perfect canvas for creating almost anything you envision for your wedding or special event.
Louis Gervais Fine Food & Catering Bistro (850 Harbourside Dr., North Vancouver)
We couldn’t post a blog on unique Vancouver venues with outdoor patios without including our own Bistro. Also located on the North Shore of Vancouver, the space resembles a modern French bistro featuring white granite countertops, a chocolate brown bar and sideboard, and contemporary art and stainless steel lighting and accents. By night it can be transformed into a unique and flexible event venue. Ideal for small weddings, private parties and corporate events, this stunning Vancouver event venue can seat up to 50 comfortably for dinner or 80 for a cocktail reception. The garden patio accommodates a further 30 seats (weather permitting) and can be tented to provide additional covered event space.
These are our top three picks for venues in Vancouver that offer equally appealing indoor and outdoor spaces. If you are looking for a venue and catering services please contact one of our event planners at 604-904-7720 to discuss the various venues available and service and menu options available.