The View on Lonsdale
Smart, sophisticated and sexy with views for days, The View on Lonsdale has what it takes to make any wedding shine with high-class polish. When the full space is in use, max capacity is 245 (if seated theatre style, max capacity is 200 for a seated dinner with dancing), however the space was designed to be sectioned off in order to accommodate smaller parties. Three different rooms can hold anywhere from 40 to 200 people, so you can choose the floorplan that best suits your needs. The good news is, whatever you choose, you’ll have access to the grand terrace, which delivers all the classic North Vancouver wedding venue vistas; North Shore mountains, Pacific ocean, and Vancouver skyline. If you’ve been searching for something swanky, something green (the building is LEED certified), and something breathtaking, consider your search complete.
For more information, including pricing, booking contacts, and details about what goes into a LEED Gold Standard building, visit The View on Lonsdale website.
Pipe Shop Venue at the Shipyards
Desirable property on the North Vancouver waterfront and a fresh face lift lend a modern polish to this time weathered building constructed in the 1940s as a ship piping factory, hence the name. An open, sunny place featuring lofty wooden ceilings and rustic beams, the Pipe Shop offers space for roughly 300 (exactly 360 when seated gala style, a few less in a banquet style arrangement). While the space and general ambience is definitely there, keep in mind that little else will be provided. Catering, alcohol (and alcohol permit), tables, chairs, altar, trash pickup, etc. must all be arranged by you through outside parties. The venue also specifically requests no nails, tacks, staples, or duct tape be used on the pillars and walls, which means you have no option other than to host a modern soiree that is equal parts sleek, minimal, and elegant in its decor. Also worth noting, the Pinnacle Hotel next door is within walking distance to provide easy lodging and parking. If your wedding day wish-list includes a no-nonsense North Vancouver warehouse wedding venue with a dose of history baked into its walls, look no farther than The Pipe Shop.
When gazing at the distant mountains just doesn’t quite cut it, Grouse Mountain steps in to take you right into the thick of it. Multiple sites within this one North Vancouver venue ups your chances of finding the perfect spot for the mountain wedding you’ve been envisioning, whether that be in a rich woodsy lodge, perched on a soaring scenic lookout, or nestled into blossoming gardens. The various spaces at Grouse Mountain can accommodate anywhere from 100 to 300+ guests, and the wedding package includes a very helpful variety of essentials for the big day, including everything from a dance floor, to easy music hook-ups, to tables and chairs, to candles. If you’re dreaming of a special day wrapped in the warm embrace of Mother Nature, but aren’t ready to do without all the cushy amenities of a civilized wedding venue, Grouse Mountain has exactly what it takes to play your fairy Godmother and bring this particular dream to life.
For more information, including pricing, booking contacts, and details on each of the available venues at Grouse Mountain, visit the website, and be sure to take a look at their wedding-specific page.
St. Francis in the Wood Church
A cozy little Church as quaint as it is charming, complete with seaside gardens and a darling nickname (The Wedding Church), sounds like a scene from a storybook, doesn’t it? But St. Francis-in-the-Wood Church is an actual place open to actual couples looking for the perfect West Vancouver wedding venue to help them cement their marriage into reality. Built in 1927 with room for 120 guests, St. Francis-in-the-Wood has stood the test of time when it comes to successful weddings. After an intimate ceremony, the party is welcome to move to the adjoining Caulfeild Cove Hall for the reception, or parties can opt to use the abundance of outdoor space instead. Included in the price of a booking is a music director, the church verger to help facilitate all the details of the day, and one of the resident ministers (though, you are welcome to bring in your own minister, if desired), not to mention two standing flower arrangements. If your style is traditional with classic charm and no fuss, this Church in the woods could be the one for you.
For more information, including pricing and booking contacts, visit the St. Francis-in-the-Wood Church website.
Pinnacle at the Pier
Go big, or go home. If this powerful little adage is a motto you like to live by, perhaps Pinnacle at the Pier is the North Vancouver wedding venue for you. It certainly is one of the largest at 8,000 sq. ft. and with a reception capacity of a whopping 500 guests. Embracing the theme of “the bigger the better,” are floor to ceiling windows, no small feat when the ceilings are 16’ high. All that glass floods Pinnacle at the Pier weddings with light, and invites the beloved waterfront right on into the celebration. If a pane of glass is one degree of separation too many between you and the sea, you can simply opt to take the action to the venue’s outdoor space. And when the excitement of the day finally winds down, you’ll be happy to know that the venue is part of a hotel, so you won’t have to travel far for a nice comfy bed to crash in. The ability to go as grand as you dare, right on the water, Vancouver skyline standing guard in the background; this has got to be the venue of choice for anyone who likes to dream big, and can’t resist a little punch of drama.
For more information, including pricing and booking contacts, visit the website.
Whytecliff Park Elopement
Maybe reading lists of North Vancouver and West Vancouver wedding venues stresses you out more than it excites you. Perhaps wedding day extravaganza just feels like a bit much, or even a little stiff and restricting. Maybe the term “wedding venue” itself doesn’t quite sit right because you’re not really looking for a wedding, you’re looking for something more low key; an elopement. If that’s the case, try looking into Whytecliff Park. One of Canada’s first protected marine areas, Whytecliff is bustling with more than 200 marine animal species, including the photogenic sea lions that can often be seen sunning themselves on the beach. Though full of life, the gently rippling water offers a deep sense of serenity, while the rocky outcroppings add a playful element as the perfect place to climb, and jump, and scramble. Soaring skies and towering trees imbue the scene with tranquil strength. Overall a beautifully fitting place to exchange vows despite, or perhaps because of, its lack of traditional (read man-made) opulence. A little effort is required to get there, but if naturally stunning yet magnificently low maintenance is what you’re looking for, this sweet little cove won’t disappoint.
For more information on the park, including easy-to-follow directions, visit the website.
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