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Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia View map
Rating 5.0 out of 5
11 reviews
50 to 400 Guests

About

Located on the city’s dynamic harbourfront, Fairmont Waterfront is a world class hotel in downtown Vancouver. They offer effortlessly elegant personalized service, unparalleled West Coast views and easy access to everything that makes Vancouver weddings spectacular! Their 4-diamond luxury hotel offers an exceptional culinary and catering team dedicated to excellence– from intimate gatherings in our third floor Terrace Room to gala weddings in the grand Waterfront Ballroom.

Facilities and capacity

The facilities found at this 4-star hotel include event spaces that can be divided or combined depending on the expected size of your wedding. These include:

  • Waterfront Ballroom (A, B & C) - capacity 472 seated guests
  • Waterfront Foyer - capacity for 80 seated guests
  • Sechelt Room - capacity for 24 seated guests
  • Mackenzie Ballroom - capacity for 184 seated guests
  • Mackenzie Room I & II - capacity for 88 seated guests each
  • Malaspina Room - capacity for 136 seated guests
  • Cheakamus Room - capacity for 48 seated guests
  • Nootka Room - capacity for 24 guests
  • Princess Louisa Suite - capacity for 56 seated guests
  • Burrard Suite - capacity for 24 seated guests
  • Terrace Room - capacity for 30 seated guests

Services offered

The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel offers couples the following services for their wedding:

  • Accommodation
  • Catering / Bar
  • Set up
  • Clean up and more

Cuisine

This venue offers couples the opportunity to customize their wedding menus to their liking. You can have oyster bars or rotisserie stations as well as other delicious options from their chef attended stations. Buffet, plated and a la carte options are also available.

Accommodation

This hotel venue offers its guests fine accommodation which includes 489 guestrooms, which are 100% smoke-free. Rooms with special access or larger beds and suites are also available. All have great amenities including high-speed internet.

Other facilities

Among the other facilities it offers, you can find:

  • Business centre
  • Health club
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant

Highlights

Availability

Type

Ballroom, hotel

Style

City, classic, coastal, glamorous, modern, waterfront

Event Services

Accommodations, bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$7,500

Plated Service (per head)

$100

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

Several event spaces ranging from intimate gatherings in our charming Terrace Herb Garden to gala weddings in the grand Waterfront Ballroom.

What kind of settings are available?

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
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?

Audio equipment
Chair covers
Dance floor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
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

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

$5,000

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
Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware

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

$100

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$75

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?

$30

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

Limited bar
Open bar
House beer
Specialty beer
House wine
Champagne toast
House liquor
Signature drink
Bartenders

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    Haylee R. Married on 15/05/2022
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    Wedding Accommodations

    My husband and I as well as our out of town guests stayed at the Fairmont Waterfront during our wedding weekend. The hospitality was great, beds comfortable, and the views were amazing. Would recommend staying here to anyone!
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    Gerard Married on 11/08/2018
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    Amazing venue and even more amazing staff!

    Honestly, when we first started touring venues, Fairmont Waterfront was at the bottom of our list - BUT that was only because we had been there for an event years ago PRE-RENOVATIONS. The ballroom was spectacular - it was an absolutely perfect venue.

    The icing on the cake was truly, Nicole Folino - the coordinator for Fairmont Waterfront. I can't think of an email which she did not reply to the same day. This was particularly helpful because we were planning our wedding in Vancouver from Los Angeles. With Nicole, you are guaranteed to plan your perfect wedding! We certainly did!

    Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Vancouver's reply:

    G+L I will never forget the look of pleasant surprise on your faces when you set eyes on the Waterfront Ballroom. It was my honour to be a part of your special day and I am so glad you trusted me to help with your destination wedding. You were amazing to work with and so much fun, too!

    With love from your forever home away from home,
    Nicole - xx
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    Martin Married on 07/10/2017
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    If you are looking for a small, intimate, venue for your Vancouver Wedding the Terrace Room at the Fairmont Waterfront is a perfect location. Great view of the harbour and city, warm cosy room that doesn't feel like a meeting/conference room and access to amazing patio's spanning 3 sides of the building for fantastic pictures.

    We went with a buffet option, they allowed us to customise our own from their options, and everyone mentioned how great the food was. A number even rated it the best wedding food they had ever eaten. Combined with a super responsive banqueting team we had a magically evening.

    We were lucky enough to work with Nicole who not only ensured all our arrangements were dealt with at the Fairmont, but also recommended some fantastic vendors for organising, flowers, photo's. decorations, etc. She was superb and we owe her so much for our amazing day.

    Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Vancouver's reply:

    Truly, the pleasure was ours! There is nothing more fulfilling than knowing we were able to assist with your special day and ensure everyone was well taken care of. Wishing you both our very best and look forward to meeting again.
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    Diana X. Married on 07/05/2022
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    Awesome food and service

    Had buffet for my wedding here, food is awesome! Everyone at wedding loved it. Nicole is a great help as well. I highly recommend this place.

    Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Vancouver's reply:

    Thank you, Diana! You were so wonderful to work with as well and I’m thrilled you and Scott were finally able to celebrate! All my best to the both of you - XO Nicole
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    Soo H. Married on 11/08/2019
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    Dream wedding is here

    We had wedding ceremony and reception at Fairmont Waterfront in Aug 2019. It was beyond what I could ever wish for. We were planning our wedding in two months ans quite limited in time. Our banquet manager Nicole was really resourceful and gave us a lot of suggestions and feedbacks. She was always readily available and I cannot think of a day she wasn't available. All the other staffs were very friendly and nice. Food and beverages were as great as the reputation. Decorations were elegant and perfect for our wedding theme. A lot of our guests complimented how great our wedding was at Fairmont Waterfront. Thank you a million times, Fairmont Waterfront!

    Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Vancouver's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words, Soo Hyun! I was absolutely thrilled to receive your initial inquiry and to help see everything through to fruition with you! The two months did go by quickly, but it felt flawless and came together perfectly. I am so happy to hear that it was just as you envisioned and wish you both all my best - xx Nicole
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    Holly T. Married on 15/06/2019
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    Wonderful venue with an amazing coordinator and team!

    Choosing a venue is probably the most stressful thing on the checklist for a wedding but Nicole made the experience a breeze. Although I was unable to meet her in person during our initial walk-through of seeing the ballroom, she made sure that we were taken care of from the very start. Shoutout to Tobias as he provided us with a very thorough walk-through which ultimately helped with our decision to choose this venue. Throughout our planning, Nicole was quick, responsive and provided us with answers to questions I think weren't even part of her job! The vendors I used, all seemed to know Nicole well and highly recommended her. The coordination between her and the Fairmont team were seamless.

    The venue itself is quite beautiful and doesn’t require too much decorations either (another selling point). The ballrooms and foyer were spacious enough for all our guests and we were able to fully utilize the space.

    I do really want to thank the entire Fairmont team at Waterfront as they made our wedding day quite magical from the beginning to the very end. There is definitely no regrets on our end for choosing this beautiful venue.

    Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Vancouver's reply:

    Holly, you were a delight to work with and created a lovely wedding for yourselves! I am so glad to hear I was able to support you through the planning stages, along with the rest of the dream team who helped to carry out your wedding day vision. It truly was our honour to play a role in your special day! - All my best, xx N
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    Kimia S. Married on 09/09/2018
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    Our wedding at Fairmont Waterfront

    We had our wedding at Fairmont Waterfront, and it was such a great experience that we wish we could do it again :) The staff were professional and friendly, and the service was excellent. But I have to say the food was the absolute best

    Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Vancouver's reply:

    Thank you, Kimia! I know how important food was to your family and that you were taking a bit of a risk going with something a little more unconventional. We are thrilled you and your guests had an amazing time and enjoyed the food tremendously. - Nicole xx
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    Brenda Married on 18/08/2018
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    Beautiful venue and a team to help make your day extra special!

    We are so so happy that we chose to have our wedding at the fairmont Waterfront on August 18, 2018. The ballrooms, layout and space of the venue was perfect to have our ceremony, Korean ceremony, cocktail and reception. The venue also provided us with an extra room close by for me to change into my other dresses which was very convenient. The beautiful interior and chandeliers in both the ceremony and reception ballrooms went so well with my rustic glam theme.

    We can’t thank Nicole and the staff at Fairmont Waterfront enough for all they have done to make our day so special! Nicole has guided us throughout the planning process by answering many questions we had. She is professional, knowledgeable and really worked with us to stay within our budget. Many of our guests has also complimented how attentive, professional and kind the staff are at The Fairmont Waterfront.

    We would definitely recommend Fairmont Waterfront to anyone who is looking for a beautiful venue and a team that will make your day extra special!

    Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Vancouver's reply:

    Brenda, you touched our hearts! Thank you for such kind feedback. It was my pleasure to be there for you and Ronald... right from the first day you showed up, I knew we were going to have a great time working together! Wishing you both all my best.
    xx - Nicole
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    Adam Married on 01/08/2018
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    A beautiful unique venue

    My fiance and I visited dozens of different venues but we ultimately decided to go with the Fairmont Waterfront.

    First, the entire hotel is stunning and beautiful. We rented out one of the rooms and were able to go outdoors in the sun when the flowers were blooming and the bees were out and it really made the more magical. Our ceremony was one of a kind. I really have no words to describe the amazing atmosphere that the Fairmont has.

    On top of the looks, the staff at the Fairmont are outstanding. Everyone we spoke to and worked with was super kind and professional. We always felt comfortable voicing any concerns we had or to request certain things and the Fairmont were always willing to do their best to accommodate us. Everyone went above and beyond and we really can't thank you enough.

    Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Vancouver's reply:

    Thank you from all of us at Fairmont Waterfront! I recall our first meeting early April; it was a dreary day however despite the drizzle, your faces both lit up at the sight of the Garden Terrace and in that moment, it just seemed to be the perfect fit for your summer ceremony vision! We sincerely appreciate you allowing us to be a part of your magical day and wish you all the best. - Nicole
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    Sarah Married on 14/07/2018
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    Fairmont Waterfront wedding

    Our wedding was an absolute dream!! Everything turned out spectacular. Our coordinator Nicole was very helpful from the very first day. She helped with all our accommodations and worked closely with us to ensure the day was perfect! The venue itself is absolutely stunning with its gorgeous chandeliers and a light foyer that has a beautiful waterfront view. We absolutely loved the food as did our guests. The cocktail hour, dinner buffet and desserts were all delectable. Thank you Fairmont Waterfront for making our wedding day so special. We highly recommend everyone to book the venue!

    Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Vancouver's reply:

    Thank you, Sarah! Your organizational skills were immaculate and very much appreciated in preparation for your wedding. It’s an honour to have been a part of your dream day and we look forward to welcoming you both back to Fairmont Waterfront! - xx, N

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Meet the Team

Nicole Folino
Nicole Folino
Wedding & Event Sales Manager

I began my journey in hospitality 20 years ago as a junior server at the Fairmont Waterfront and in my tenure, I rounded out my skill set by working in various food and beverage management positions, leading me to my current role of a wedding and event specialist.

I have also had the opportunity to broaden my horizons by working at other venues within the city of Vancouver before returning ‘home’ to Fairmont Waterfront.

Over the years, I have been fortunate to form strong relationships with some of the city’s premier vendors; from planners to decorators, florists and photographers and now look forward to being able to share my experiences and connections with you.

I believe that your special day is just that – your day and it’s our mission to make it special. I believe that in today’s times there are no longer rules about what is right for a wedding; it’s about what is right for you!

I look forward to meeting you!

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