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Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel

Vancouver, British Columbia View map

About

Fairmont Pacific Rim offers a selection of extraordinary wedding venues – from lavish to romantic. When it comes to planning a wedding, it’s all in the details, and however way you choose to celebrate your special day, their team of experts are here to make it distinctly yours. With stunning views of Vancouver’s harbour and North Shore Mountains, their timeless and elegantly chic event venues set the stage for an unforgettable celebration.

Facilities and capacity

Star Sapphire Ballroom

Warm walnut wood and ivory leather paneled walls provide an elegant and contemporary setting for up to 420 guests. A 5,500 square foot foyer with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the harbour offers a spectacular area for cocktails, dancing, or post-dinner mingling.

Emerald Ballroom

The Emerald Ballroom is one-of-a-kind with breathtaking views through floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Vancouver’s harbour, the North Shore Mountains, and a beautiful cityscape. At 2,600 square feet, it is the ideal setting for seated dinner celebrations of up to 150 guests.

Chairman's Suite

Inspired by a Balinese Villa, the Chairman’s Suite offers over 2,250 square feet of pure luxury. The suite connects to an impressive 1,800 square foot landscaped and tented private outdoor terrace for 40 for a seated dinner and 60 for a standing cocktail reception. The Chairman’s Suite can also be added to your wedding experience for intimate pre or post wedding celebrations. The patio features breathtaking views of Coal Harbour, a private cabana and fireplace.

Services offered

To make your once-in-a-lifetime occasion complete, they have a team of in-house experts including:

  • A dedicated Event Manager offering planning guidance
  • Globally trained culinary team, skilled in the breadth and depth of cultural culinary specialties including Pacific Northwest, Indian, Kosher, Persian, Middle Eastern, and Asian fusion
  • A pastry team to develop custom designer desserts, interactive stations or inventive table-side desserts
  • Their Wine Director to perfectly pair your courses with regionally or internationally lauded wines
  • A Creative Beverage Director who can design unique one-of-a-kind beverage installations, custom bottled cocktails, monogrammed barrel-aged libations, or an elevated craft cocktail program inspired by The Lobby Lounge

Highlights

Type

Ballroom, hotel

Style

City, coastal, glamorous, modern, waterfront

Event Services

Accommodations, bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, liability insurance, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up

Plated Service (per head)

$135

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

What kind of settings are available?

Covered outdoor
Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
Family style
French service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Limited bar
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Chair covers
Dance floor
Furniture
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
Wheelchair access

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware
Bridal suite

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$125

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$145

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$20

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)
Dessert

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$60

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Limited bar
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Bartenders
Rated
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    Jessica T. Married on 01/06/2021
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    last minute life saver

    We originally had our wedding planned at a different venue. Due to COVID they closed and we were scrambling to figure out what to do 1 month before our big day. Luckily Merina from The Fairmont Pacific Rim helped us organize our wedding on the Chariman's Terrace. She was amazing. She answered all our questions. We had over 50+ email exchanged within those 4 weeks leading up to our wedding. The team at the fairmont were attentive, helpful, and were ready to help you with any of your needs to help make the day run smoothly.

    Also, we were surprised that the rental fee for the venue wasn't even that much!

    Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel's reply:

    This last year was filled with changes for many couples, but we were so thrilled to be a part of your big day! The Chairman’s Terrace was the perfect alternative for a more intimate wedding, and your pictures really speak for themselves. Thank you for your kind feedback Jessica, we wish you and Alex a lifetime of happiness, and don’t forget to come back and visit us for those special anniversaries.

    Merina Chandra
    Wedding and Special Events Manager
    Fairmont Pacific Rim
  • Andrew
    Andrew L. Married on 26/09/2020
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    Intimate Micro-Wedding at the Gold Lounge

    Fairmont PacRim's staff have been absolutely amazing and way beyond what we could've expected in terms of quality and consistency. We had the pleasure of meeting several staff members including Nicole Reaume (Director of Conference Services & Catering), Nicole Stout (Catering Sales Manager), Yana Rakhmanova (Catering Sales Manager), and our one and only Merina Chandra (Wedding and Special Events Manager).

    Merina had returned from maternity leave and swiftly helped us plan out our special day from location to food to drinks. Moreover, Merina helped us navigate through COVID pandemic in such a calm and reassuring manner that no one else would've been able to pull off. We ended up choosing to postpone our bigger reception to 2021 and still held a microwedding at the special Gold Lounge on the 20th floor. The menu was also spectacular as recommended by Merina and every single guest complimented just how amazing it was. Over and beyond what we could have imagined our day to be like.

    Fairmont's service staff, from waiters/waitresses to the chef's attending our food stations, to the bartenders that made our drinks behind the scenes, were all absolutely wonderful. They truly made our day an extra bit more special providing considerate, consistent, and thoughtful service to everyone the entire day. THANK YOU!!!

    WIth Love,
    Andrew & Sophia

    Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel's reply:

    Thank you, Andrew & Sophia!

    We were so honoured to not only host your intimate celebration but truly personalize it to the two of you! The Fairmont Gold Lounge was such a beautiful location and it was a rare opportunity to host your wedding as the floor is normally occupied with the Gold Floor guests, but due to COVID-19 restrictions we were able to have your fabulous wedding in the space– and my goodness, what a day it was! We truly appreciate hearing the feedback about your guests enjoyment.

    Furthermore we cannot wait to celebrate you for your larger reception later on! Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness. Might I suggest staying on our Gold Floor for your upcoming anniversary? Please do not hesitate to let us know if you need anything at all.

    Merina Chandra
    Wedding and Special Events Manager
    Fairmont Pacific Rim
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    Andrew K. Married on 13/06/2021
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    Fantastic 6 Stars!

    My wife and I hosted our wedding near the end of COVID. We had to change our venue requirements with Pac Rim 3 times because of the different restrictions over the past year. Each time, Merina, the Wedding, and Special Events Manager, was exceptionally helpful and accomodating. Beautiful spaces, great food, world-class rooms, and the service made us feel not just important patrons but people that the staff cared about as well. 6 stars top to bottom. If I could redo the wedding, I'd do it here again. Shoutout to Heiu and Blake!
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    Dan A. Married on 10/10/2015
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    nice hotel. would recommend it
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    Tiffany Married on 08/08/2014
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    We had hosted an intimate Chinese tea ceremony at the Fairmont Pacific Rim at one of their ballroom sections. The location and product is amazing and the entire planning process with their events/wedding planning manager was flawless. On the day itself, the execution was very smooth and we'd like to thank their culinary team especially for doing a great job in customizing our food menu - all of our guests raved about the food! The service staff were also very attentive and professional. We'd be happy to recommend this venue to our friends!
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    We had our wedding reception at this hotel and we thought the service was average. There were a few requests that they could not accommodate but I think that is pretty standard for most hotels in terms of inflexibility. The food was really good though, we had the Oru buffet and got lots of compliments from our guests.
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    The Pacific Rim was a beautiful location in downtown Vancouver. Our ceremony and reception were in the Emerald Ballroom. The hotel is a hotel so they have policies that are hard and fast. That said, they were accommodating and the food was excellent. The energy of the entire event was perfect - we were both very happy.
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    Fairmont Pacific Rim is a beautiful venue. We held both our ceremony and reception there. They have a dedicated wedding coordinator on staff which is a new and unique position to the Fairmont hotel group. She made the planning very easy. We received many compliments from our guests that the food at our wedding was some of the best they had ever had. The team really went above and beyond what we expected and provided many additional details for us. They also gave us a beautiful room the night of our wedding!

Awards

  • 8

Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel Real Weddings

  • Jane & Joe
    41 Photos · 19/Apr/2021
  • Ravi & Mikayla
    161 Photos · 30/Aug/2020

Meet the Team

Glenn Thompson
Glenn Thompson
Executive Chef

I'm an award winning and celebrated chef in Australia, and moved from down under into the role of executive chef at Fairmont Pacific Rim. My 30 year career has spanned fine dining restaurants, five star hotels, airlines, and catering services. My philosophy is to pass it forward. I’m fortunate to have learned from many great chefs and enjoy the mentor role. Giving young chefs the right skill set and assisting their career path is a great contribution to the industry. One of my proudest accomplishments is to see them cooking in the world’s best restaurants like French laundry, Tetsuya’s, Attica and The Ledbury.

Nicole Reaume
Nicole Reaume
Director of Conference Services and Catering

I joined Fairmont Pacific Rim in June 2018 as Director of Conference Services and Catering after spending the previous 17 years at another luxury property in Vancouver. With a highly successful career in hotel catering, sales and event management, I have a comprehensive understanding of hotel and service related industries, specifically service delivery and event planning. As the Director of Conference Services and Catering, I enjoy enhancing the guest experience, from conceptualization to the final production.

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