Vancouver Wedding Photographer Tomasz Wagner


A thoughtfully curated list of the top 45 Vancouver wedding venues by wedding photographer Tomasz Wagner. There are a ton of wedding venues located in Vancouver but finding something unique, different, or slightly unconventional requires a bit of research and digging. The following is a curated list of both indoor and outdoor options to host your ceremony and reception as well as what I personally consider to be the top 45 Vancouver wedding venues listed in order of type. I hope this provides you with a great overview and starting point in your search.



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Listed in order of wedding venue type. Click on the venue name for more details.



Outdoor Wedding Venues


  UBC Botanical Garden   — UBC

Although the UBC Botanical Garden offers a number of different areas that can be used for weddings, couples are usually and immediately drawn to its beautiful covered arbour: a natural and romantic backdrop for ceremonies and long table dinners. This list of the most unique Vancouver wedding venues wouldn’t be complete without including this stunning location. As a photographer, I also love the many portrait locations all over the UBC campus.

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6804 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada

 
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Open: V&J’s wedding at UBC Botanical Garden.

  UBC Farm   — UBC

The UBC Farm is unlike most venues in Vancouver in that it’s an actual production farm growing over 200 varieties of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Not only is it home to honey bees and open pasture hens, the farm also hosts events such as farm tours, research visits, community feasts, farmers markets, and yes, weddings. Planning an event at this “blank” canvas takes a bit of effort (and I highly recommend hiring a planner to help you) but is well worth it if you’re envisioning an al fresco wedding while minutes away from the heart of the city. Note: the UBC Farm is not available for event rentals on Sundays.

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University Endowment Lands, BC V6T 1W5, Canada

  MOA Museum of Anthropology   — UBC

Designed by Arthur Erickson, the Museum of Anthropology is one of those Vancouver based event venues that couples don’t often think about. Though it can accommodate smaller gatherings, it is better known for its large and elaborate affairs—weddings with an elegant and refined aesthetic—parties under the stars with a stunning view of the Georgia Strait.

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6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2, Canada

  Cecil Green Park House   — UBC

Tucked away at the University of British Columbia is Cecil Green, a beautiful wedding venue that offers a number of different options for your ceremony and reception: an exclusive private garden, covered terrace, and its classic house. It can accommodate a full seated dinner on the covered terrace for up to 110 guests or in the house for up to 150 guests. Food is offered via Westcadia Catering.

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6804 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada

 
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Open: M&L’s wedding at Cecil Green Park House.

  VanDusen Botanical Garden   — Central Vancouver

If your vision for your wedding includes a midsummer night’s garden party, VanDusen Botanical Garden in South/Central Vancouver might just be the venue for you. Have your ceremony on the Great Lawn or portraits at Meadow Pond. There are also several indoor options as well, such as the BMO Great Hall or Floral Hall for your reception. There are very few venues in the Vancouver area quite like this one.

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5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1, Canada

  Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Garden   — Chinatown

At the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown behind white walls sits Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Garden, the first classical Chinese Garden in Canada and established outside of China. This peaceful venue features covered walkways, pavilions, and meticulously cared for plants and ponds. Rent it for an intimate wedding ceremony and then head on over to your favourite restaurant in Chinatown for your dinner reception. Perfection.

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578 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5K2, Canada

  Hart House Restaurant   — Burnaby

Located at Deer Lake in Burnaby, the Hart House offers a variety of on-site venues to suit various tastes but I’ll have to admit it’s the the Lawn and Tent combo that really shine at this romantic, classic venue. The Tent in particular is a perfect “Plan B” location in case of rainy weather and both your ceremony and reception can be hosted there, if needed.

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6664 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC V5E 4H3, Canada

 
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Ballroom / Indoor Wedding Venues


  Parq Vancouver   — Downtown Vancouver

One of the newest venues hosting weddings in Vancouver, the Parq offers multiple indoor and outdoor spaces for both your ceremony and reception and an all-inclusive kind of experience. Also: if you and your guests are visiting from out of town, there’s a selection of luxury guest rooms and suites at the Douglas for entertaining and hosting, and getting that all important sleep of course.

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39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

  Rosewood Hotel Georgia   — Downtown Vancouver

Classic meets contemporary at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia with its interesting architectural elements and an overall luxurious and elegant vibe. Perfect for Gatsby style weddings where the Roaring Twenties stay alive forever and ever. Or for those classic affairs where you can simply enjoy the ambiance of a well designed room without too much decor to distract from it.

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801 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1P7, Canada

 
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Open: A&B’s wedding at Rosewood Hotel Georgia.

  Fairmont Pacific Rim   — Downtown Vancouver

Luxurious and contemporary, the Fairmont Pacific Rim is perfect for couples wanting that rare mix of the natural and modern in one perfect package. There are two ballrooms to choose from and a dedicated staff that will work closely with you to ensure your food and beverage needs are met.

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1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9, Canada

 
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  Fairmont Hotel Vancouver   — Downtown Vancouver

For couples envisioning a grand, classic, and luxurious ballroom style wedding, the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is all aces. There are various spaces to choose from for both your ceremony and reception at this venue but the Pacific Ballroom happens to be the most popular option for opulent, show-stopping weddings and those who want to dance their faces off on the large and permanent wooden dance floor.

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900 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6, Canada

 
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  Terminal City Club   — Downtown Vancouver

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837 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1B6, Canada

  Vancouver Club   — Downtown Vancouver

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915 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1C6, Canada

 
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Open: R&C’s wedding ceremony at the Vancouver Club.



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Modern Wedding Venues


  The Imperial   — Main Street

Despite being surrounded by stunning natural scenery in Vancouver, I completely get that not everyone wants to celebrate in nature. In comes the Imperial, one of the few urban wedding venues that isn’t a hotel. If you’re looking for a unique venue in central Vancouver that’s part blank canvas, part production this venue may be up your alley.

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319 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2S9, Canada

  Loungeworks 130 West   — Central Vancouver

A modern, blank slate type of venue, which also happens to offer a huge catalogue of rentals, Loungeworks 130 West is the perfect venue for couples who consider themselves a bit more artistically inclined, maybe with a specific vision in mind (like projecting movies from the 90s on one of the gallery walls). But don’t sweat it if that’s not you exactly. This venue provides your wedding planner or designer a great deal of freedom to make magic happen, too.

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130 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1G6, Canada

 
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Open: D&RJ’s wedding at Loungeworks 130 West.

  Vancouver Art Gallery   — Downtown Vancouver

The Vancouver Art Gallery located in downtown Vancouver is definitely one of the more unique wedding venues in the city. Turn-of-the-century former provincial courthouse building meets the modern and dramatic. Its grand foyer and rotunda offer a soaring dome and doubled marble staircases and the rooftop pavilion provides a view looking out onto Robson Square.

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750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7, Canada

 
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Open: A&A’s wedding at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

  The Burrard   — Downtown Vancouver

For something out of the ordinary check out the Burrard, a retro boutique hotel located in downtown Vancouver. The courtyard can be rented to host weddings and their event and catering staff are dedicated to ensuring your event is as unique and fun as the space. A bit of Palm Springs in Vancouver—why not?

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1100 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y7, Canada

  Polygon Gallery   — North Vancouver

The Polygon Gallery is the newest venue to the Shipyards area of Lower Lonsdale on the North Shore (my old stomping grounds)! Modern, minimalist, and full of interesting corners every where you turn, the Polygon features multiple areas. My favourite has to be the Seaspan Pavilion with its floor to ceiling glass walls and an epic view of downtown Vancouver and Burrard Inlet, though the exhibition spaces themselves can make for some interesting photos depending on the current gallery exhibitions.

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101 Carrie Cates Ct, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3J4, Canada

 
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Open: D&B’s wedding at the Polygon Gallery.


Waterfront Wedding Venues


  Science World Green Roof   — Main Street

Science World offers a number of different spaces for events and weddings but my favourite is definitely the green roof and patio which offers a view of False Creek. And no worries about Vancouver’s sometimes unpredictable (but mostly) rainy weather: the green roof is tented and can accommodate 170 seated guests.

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1455 Quebec St, Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7, Canada

  Waterview   — Downtown Vancouver

Located directly across from Granville Island, Waterview is a perfect venue for hosting large weddings in a central location in Vancouver. Large windows and an open, contemporary aesthetic provide you with the freedom to dress up the space however you like. The venue can accommodate 255 guests for a standing cocktail reception and 220 guests for a seated dinner.

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Waterview, Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  Vancouver Convention Centre   — Downtown Vancouver

The Vancouver Convention Centre offers three spaces for hosting weddings, ranging from 220 to 700 guests, and is perfect for grand celebrations where you’re greeted by the harbour and views of the North Shore mountains upon stepping out onto the terrace during golden hour. Forget the banquet hall and check out this spectacular building instead with its contemporary west coast architecture, high ceilings, and impeccable views.

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1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada

 
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  John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse   — Richmond

Boasting floor to ceiling glass walls, exposed cedar beams, and a balcony overlooking the Fraser River, the UBC Boathouse can host up to 150 guests for a seated dinner. Highlights include: no noise restrictions (ie. you can party until 3am!), a day-of-venue coordinator, flexible floor plan arrangements, and a convenient location close to YVR Airport and a short walk away from the Canada Line skytrain.

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7277 River Rd, Richmond, BC V6X 1X5, Canada

  Polygon Gallery   — North Vancouver

The Polygon Gallery is the newest venue to the Shipyards area of Lower Lonsdale on the North Shore (my old stomping grounds)! Modern, minimalist, and full of interesting corners every where you turn, the Polygon features multiple areas. My favourite has to be the Seaspan Pavilion with its floor to ceiling glass walls and an epic view of downtown Vancouver and Burrard Inlet, though the exhibition spaces themselves can make for some interesting photos depending on the current gallery exhibitions.

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101 Carrie Cates Ct, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3J4, Canada

 
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Open: D&B’s wedding at the Polygon Gallery.



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Historic / Art Deco Wedding Venues


  Heritage Hall   — Main Street

One of East Vancouver’s historic gems, the Heritage Hall on Main St is one of those rare venues boasting an art deco aesthetic. Its high ceilings, large windows, and artfully painted interior is ideal for couples who want to make it their own and was no brainer when it came to researching this list of the top Vancouver wedding venues.

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3102 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3G7, Canada

 
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Open: L&S’s wedding at Heritage Hall.

  MOV Museum of Vancouver   — Kitsilano

It doesn’t get any more quintessential Vancouver than at the MOV with its location within Vanier Park and its views of English Bay, Vancouver’s West End, and the North Shore mountains beyond. The Museum of Vancouver can host outdoor wedding ceremonies at the Garden Patio and History Room and intimate wedding receptions in the Joyce Walley Room. If you opt for just a private outdoor ceremony on the Garden Patio (like Jude & Wes did), you can easily head over to your reception at your favourite restaurant in downtown Vancouver.

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1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9, Canada

 
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Open: J&W’s wedding at MOV Museum of Vancouver.

  Hycroft Manor   — Central Vancouver

Owned by the University Women’s Club of Vancouver, Hycroft is a beautiful Edwardian mansion available for wedding rentals. Ceremonies are typically held outdoors amongst the stately columns, while receptions are hosted indoors in the ballroom with its hardwood floors, stained glass windows, and fireplaces. There are no other venues in Vancouver quite like Hycroft for those looking to celebrate in elegance and style.

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1489 McRae Ave, Vancouver, BC V6H 1T7, Canada

 
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  The Permanent   — Downtown Vancouver

Located in downtown Vancouver, the Permanent is another heritage venue that has recently been renovated and restored. The building’s interior is lit by a gorgeous 35 ft long and 20 ft wide stained glass skylight and the mezzanine also boasts some stained glass details. The owners have decided to keep the original vault door and many other neo-classical and art deco elements making this one of the most stunning indoor venues in the city.

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330 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3K2, Canada

 
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  Stanley Park Pavilion   — Downtown Vancouver

Located adjacent to the rose gardens in Stanley Park, this heritage site underwent renovations in 2015 and is now a lovely venue offering four spaces for your ceremony and reception: the Lord Stanley Ballroom, the Tearoom, Stanley’s Park Bar and Grill, and Pavilion Park Lawn. The Pavilion continues to be one of the best all-around and somewhat underrated wedding venues in Vancouver.

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610 Pipeline Rd, Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4, Canada


Rustic / Industrial Wedding Venues


  The Ellis Building   — Main Street

The newest venue to join the Vancouver wedding scene community and what many of us have wanted and more in an industrial warehouse style space (especially with Bon Accord / Union Wood Co. no longer hosting weddings sadly). The space boasts an open courtyard perfect for hosting a ceremony and a large warehouse for your reception dinner. String lights and a long table dinner = a winning combo. Be among the first to have your wedding here.

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1024 Main St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2W1, Canada

  Performance Works   — Granville Island

An open box x blank slate type of venue for dreaming up your brilliant wedding set up. Being centrally located in the city on Granville Island, you can float on up to the venue using one of many False Creek’s ferries.

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1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8, Canada

  Settlement Building   — Railtown

Modern industrial at its finest. The Settlement Building features exposed Douglas fir beams, concrete, large windows, and skylights. The venue also has dedicated event planners who can help you figure out suitable setups and vendors for this beautiful space, in case you don’t fancy hiring a separate wedding planner.

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55 Dunlevy Ave, Vancouver, BC V6A 3A3, Canada

  Roundhouse Community Centre   — Yaletown

The Roundhouse Community Centre is Vancouver’s oldest heritage building located on its original site. Although it prioritizes art and culture events, if you can secure the Roundhouse for your wedding, you’re in for a real treat. Boasting concrete floors and wood beams, it’s the perfect blank canvas for hosting large events.

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181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3, Canada

  Brix & Mortar   — Yaletown

One of the most popular wedding venues in the city for small weddings (and for good reason). Brix & Mortar features a unique glass-covered courtyard where many couples have hosted intimate ceremonies as well as an indoor dining hall and two patios. A great option if you’re looking for an all-in-one, no fuss type of venue that will take are of most everything you need for your ceremony and reception.

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1138 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2X6, Canada

 
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  Loft at Earls   — Yaletown

The Loft at Earls boasts heritage brick-and-beam construction and a modern rustic feel with its unique art pieces and light fixtures. Located in the center of Yaletown with easy access to street parking and public transit via Yaletown-Roundhouse Station.

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1095 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5P9, Canada

  Gulf of Georgia Cannery   — Richmond

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12138 Fourth Ave, Richmond, BC V7E 3J1, Canada

  100 Braid St Studios   — New Westminster

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200-100 Braid St, New Westminster, BC V3L 3P4, Canada

  The Pipe Shop   — North Vancouver

The Pipe Shop is a restored heritage building located on the waterfront in North Vancouver. It is 9,000 sq ft of rustic industrial goodness featuring original wood beams, polished concrete floors, and white walls throughout (including a gallery frame wall for added ambiance). The location doesn’t get any better being in the Shipyards area and right beside the modern Polygon Gallery. A ceremony at the Polygon with your reception at The Pipe Shop? Easy.

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115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC V7L 0B2, Canada

 
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Open: R&T’s wedding at the Pipe Shop.



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Small / Intimate Wedding Venues including Restaurants

The thing I love most about getting to be a part of intimate weddings (definitions vary, but typically fewer than 50 guests) is how connected I get to be with everyone who’s been invited to celebrate alongside you, no doubt informing how your photos look and more importantly, feel. And as a major bonus to planning an intimate wedding, the world of wedding venues in Vancouver opens right up for you: no need to rent out an entire ballroom or large event space when you can get married in unique, carefully curated spaces such as unconventional commercial rentals and many of the best restaurants in Vancouver. Here are a few of my favourites.

  This Open Space  

This Open Space had its humble beginnings in Vancouver and is now operating here as well as Toronto, Ottawa, LA, and New York. If you’re looking for short-term rentals and unconventional spaces for your wedding or elopement, I completely recommend having a look through their website and coveting all the options they have on offer all over the city. You’re sure to find something that suits your aesthetic tastes.

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Open: E&C’s wedding.

  Mak N Ming   — Kitsilano

Modern and upscale dining boasting flavours from French and Japanese cuisine, the likes of which you never even knew you’d love. The owners (Amanda Cheng and Makoto Ono) are absolutely dedicated to their craft: elevating the city’s dining culture but also treating you to an incredible and unique dining experience in such a beautiful, contemporary space. My dear friends hosted their very intimate wedding (28 guests) here and I couldn’t have been more impressed with the food and service. It’s now my go-to “special events” restaurant and the first one I recommend to anyone visiting Vancouver. In 2017, Mak N Ming was named Canada’s fourth best new restaurant by Air Canada’s enRoute magazine. Not surprising in the least.

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1629 Yew St, Vancouver, BC V6K 3E6, Canada

  Bloedel Conservatory   — Central Vancouver

For lovers of botanicals and the unconventional, the Bloedel Conservatory in QE Park can host private events such as intimate wedding ceremonies and cocktail receptions. Time slots are somewhat limited but if you’re willing to get creative with your wedding planning (for example, having your ceremony in the morning and your reception elsewhere in the afternoon), enjoy this very special part of Vancouver’s history.

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4600 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V5Y 2M4, Canada

 
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Open: D&RJ’s wedding at Bloedel Conservatory.

  Kissa Tanto   — Chinatown

A Japanese-Italian supper club that’s a cut above the rest. Every meticulous detail of this restaurant transports you to another time (the 1960s) and if the ambiance doesn’t leave an impression on you, the food certainly will. Romantic, sexy, and channeling those In the Mood for Love / Wong-kar Wai vibes like no other, I can’t recommend Kissa Tanto highly enough.

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263 E Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T8, Canada

 
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Open: R&C’s wedding at Kissa Tanto.

  Sai Woo   — Chinatown

Casual pan-Asian cuisine meticulously presented in a unique and intimate setting. I love the cozy, romantic feel of Sai Woo’s underground parlour (the Woo Bar) which was once a hub for the Chinese community in Vancouver. It may have also been host to a handful of shady deals and trades and I love the history that’s wrapped up in it.

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158 E Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T3, Canada

 
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Open: V&J’s wedding reception at Sai Woo.

  Bao Bei   — Chinatown

A healthy dose of stylish vibes in this cozy space in Chinatown serving up the most delicious modern Chinese food. Even if you don’t plan on hosting a dinner reception here, you must come here for a meal.

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163 Keefer St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1X4, Canada

 
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  Chambar   — Downtown Vancouver

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568 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2L3, Canada

  Botanist Dining   — Downtown Vancouver

Eclectic, upscale, and as the name suggests, design and botany inspired. Botanist is located in the Fairmont Pacific Rim and would be an incredible setting for your wedding reception, especially if you’re already staying at the hotel and want an incredibly fresh and stylish location to welcome your guests. The cuisine offered up by Executive Chef Hector Laguna draws from the Pacific Northwest and is out of this world good.

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1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9, Canada

 
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  L’Abbatoir   — Downtown Vancouver

Located in historic Gastown, L’Abbatoir’s private dining space is ideal for couples having an intimate wedding. It can accommodate up to 50 seated guests or a standing reception of up to 70 guests and boasts the brick and beam aesthetic that can be seen through the main restaurant dining area. Elegant but simple, and for the wedding couple who appreciates good food and a refined aesthetic.

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217 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2, Canada




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