Set the stage with one of these Vancouver event venues!
Whether it’s a corporate meeting for 10 or a cocktail party for 100, designing your event to be a unique experience for your guests can often be a challenge. Many different elements – and a lot of effort – go into coordinating all of the details. The importance of a memorable venue should never be underestimated. A number of Vancouver event venues can effectively set the stage and provide endless inspiration as to how your meeting, party, or wedding will unfold.
At Truffles Fine Foods, our dynamic catering team thrives on inventive collaborations with a number of Vancouver event venues that are nothing short of impressive. Let us take this opportunity to share with you some of our favourite places to consider for your next event.
VanDusen Garden Visitor Centre
Tucked away amongst the verdant oasis that is VanDusen Gardens, the Visitor Centre is a stunning architectural feat. Inside you’ll find several facility options, each with its own unique characteristics and style. The Peggy Gunn Woodland Hall (pictured above) is separated into Halls A & B, but may also be rented out together. The Visitor Centre also features a Great Hall with capacity for up to 250 for a cocktail party and 120 seated. The adjacent Great Lawn is a magnificently-designed outdoor rental space, perfect for large gatherings and events. By paying a flat rate you’ll also gain access to the entire garden – a truly incredible feature to this venue. And, of course, Truffles Fine Foods is on-site, adding simplicity to the planning process.
Science World Green Roof
For something truly out of this world, Science World’s Green Roof is sure to invoke awe amongst your friends, family, and colleagues. With expansive views of False Creek, your guests won’t soon forget an evening with the iconic Vancouver skyline as a backdrop. This space can accommodate a large group and included in all rentals is a tent on the Green Roof with seating space for up to 170 guests for a sit-down dinner.
Corporate events are taken to the next level when held amongst the glittering metropolis of downtown Vancouver. The Bill Reid Gallery, located at the heart of the city, is beautifully enhanced with many of Bill Reid’s striking works on display, adding true West Coast culture to whatever you’re hosting. With more than 4,000 square feet, this diverse space can easily welcome a wide range of events.
As a city on the Pacific Ocean, deciding to add a nautical flair to your Vancouver event is a beautifully-fitting idea. With that in mind, there are few places more dazzling than the UBC Boathouse. Featuring sunset views over the Fraser River, this well-appointed space is spacious enough to accommodate functions of all sizes. Their flexible floorplans and professional team make planning a breeze.
Flip your perspective on the city with a view from the North Shore at The Pipe Shop at Lonsdale Quay. This dramatic and awe-inspiring venue is a restored warehouse from the 1940s, boasting over 9,000 square feet! Floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural light to flood the space, while rough-hewn timber frames the interior. The Pipe Shop combines natural elements with an industrial feel to undoubtedly wow your guests. On sun-drenched evenings, wander outside for unparalleled views of downtown Vancouver.
Trust us – Creekside Community Centre is not just any community centre. Hugging the shore of False Creek and chicly constructed of sparkling glass, Creekside’s largest multipurpose room packs a scenic punch with spectacular views of downtown Vancouver and the North Shore mountains. Perfect for a wide variety of group functions, as many as 100 guests can be welcomed for a sit-down meal.
For a decidedly elegant yet understated event, Heritage Hall, in the heart of Mount Pleasant, is an unexpected gem. The space is defined by its opulence, featuring a neutral colour scheme, stained glass chandeliers, high ceilings, and large windows all in a truly rare and historic space. Up to 200 guests can be accommodated at a cocktail party, but the space is intimate enough for smaller gatherings.
Few places are as decidedly West Coast as the grounds of the UBC Botanical Gardens. Marrying the coast’s lush, green landscape with the expansive Pacific Ocean, few places in the area inspire romance as much as the gardens. UBC Botanical Gardens offers several spaces that are anything but common, each with varying capacities and features. The Main Lawn can welcome up to 250 people, while the Reception Centre, an indoor and outdoor space, showcases sea views for up to 100 of your guests.
With its slick, urban location, New Westminster’s Anvil Centre is new to the event venue scene with its state-of-the-art facility in the heart of British Columbia’s oldest city. Versatile floor plans, optimum audio and visual capabilities, and the capacity for a wide range of events (up to 500 for a sit-down banquet!), the Anvil Centre adds a cool and sophisticated feel to meetings, banquets, cocktail parties, and weddings.
Tucked away in the hip Yaletown neighbourhood, the Roundhouse can is defined by its versatility. Exuding the cool factor with a decidedly industrial look and feel, the Roundhouse is perfect for a mixer with live music, but also transforms beautifully into one of Vancouver’s most opulent event spaces. Original architecture, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and lumber framing, stunningly reflects the Roundhouse’s history. Up to 600 guests can be accommodated depending on the style of your event, and the space is well-suited for parties, exhibitions, trade shows, conferences, large gatherings, weddings, and performances.
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Truffles Fine Foods proudly features a wide range of catering ideas. If you can imagine it, we can create it. Whether your event is a wedding, corporate function, social gathering, or film, our team is dedicated to providing lasting memories through our high-quality and inspiring menus. Please contact us today to discuss options for your next event!