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Swoon-worthy spots for the picture-perfect West Coast wedding.
©Á © © Ø© ¿ Ð©§§À Ð Ø À© surrounded by world-class art ? Or how about with views of the Pacic Ocean and North Shore Mountains as your backdrop? From panoramic vistas to elegant ballrooms, these are some of the most glamorous wedding venues in the city.
£. VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
Get hitched in the heart of downtown surrounded by the city's most stunning artworks. The rst- and third-oor rotundas are both options for couples, but the real gem is the gallery’s rooftop pavilion, which can host up to 220 seated guests: the fourth-oor space oers 360-degree views of the city’s skyline for your special day. The historic building’s stone facade and hardwood oors add an elegant touch, but couples also have the option of personalizing the space with decorations—move over, Emily Carr. vanartgallery.bc.ca
°. BROCK HOUSE RESTAURANT
Saying “I do” with the beach and North Shore Mountains in the background? Not too shabby. The Brock House Restaurant, a heritage mansion tucked away on Jericho Beach, is a stunning venue for those looking to host no more than 150 guests. During the o-season, couples can choose to have their ceremony on the north lawn, followed by a reception inside the glass conservatory; for the summer season (May to September), take the reception outside in the garden tent, which accommodates up to 180. brockhouse restaurant.com
A private clubhouse located in Vancouver’s business district, Vancouver Club oozes old-world sophistication and charm—think crown moulding, wood panels, replaces and post-modern chandeliers. You can choose from a number of dierent private rooms to walk down the aisle, or have your ceremony take place in the lobby before transitioning to the grand ballroom (which accommodates 200 to 300 guests) for your reception. vancouverclub.ca
±. CECIL GREEN PARK HOUSE
This elegant, Tudor-style mansion is located on the northwestern clis at the University of British Columbia. (Don’t worry, it’s far away from the frat houses.) Known for its beautiful grounds (lots of trees and greenery) and well-kept interior, you may recognize this location from its appearances on TV shows like The Flash, Arrow and Riverdale. Couples can have their ceremony in the home’s private gardens, followed by drinks or dinner on the terrace, or a reception inside the house for up to 140 guests. cecilgreenpark.ubc.ca
¥. STANLEY PARK PAVILION
The recently renovated pavilion is the oldest standing building in Stanley Park and even played host to Queen Elizabeth in 1959. (It’s a wedding venue t for royalty!) With several options available— weddings can take place in Stanley’s Bar and Grill, the Tea Room, park garden and lawn (suitable for weddings with up to 220 guests) and the Lord Stanley ballroom (200 guests seated, 300 standing), this elegant venue is ideal for large-scale weddings and is just a short walk away from the pretty Rose Gardens. stanleyparkpavilion.com VM
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