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Last update: June 2024

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 125-400 seated guests
  • Waterfront Foyer - capacity for 300 standing guests for pre-dinner cocktail hour
  • Mackenzie Ballroom - capacity for 80-150 seated guests
  • Mackenzie Room I & II - capacity for 70 seated guests each
  • Malaspina Room - capacity for 100 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
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Frequently asked questions

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.

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Hotel

Describe the style of your venue:

City
Classic
Coastal
Glamorous
Modern
Waterfront

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 event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bridal suite
Catering / bar
Clean up
Lighting / sound
Outside vendors
Set up

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 peak season?

$18,000

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

$12,000

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 plated service?

$110

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

$110

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$75

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

$25

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?

$50

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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Reviews for Fairmont Waterfront Hotel Vancouver

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
14 reviews
97% recommend it
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Pooya
Pooya T. Sent on 21/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Magical day!

Absolutely thrilled with our experience at Fairmont Waterfront! From the moment we stepped foot on the premises, we knew we were in for something special. The level of responsibility and dedication shown by the staff was truly exceptional. The highlight of our wedding was not only the breathtaking venue but also the food that had our guests raving for days. The quality was beyond impressive, and we couldn't have been happier with the culinary delights that were served.

A huge shoutout goes to Nicole, our point of contact at Fairmont Waterfront, She was an absolute superstar and went above and beyond to ensure that our night was nothing short of magical. Her attention to detail, responsiveness, and genuine care made us feel incredibly supported throughout the entire process. Thanks to Nicole's hard work and dedication, our night was truly unforgettable.

If you're looking for a wedding venue that combines elegance, outstanding food, and a team that genuinely cares about your experience, Fairmont Waterfront is the place to be. Our special day wouldn't have been the same without their exceptional service. A heartfelt thanks to the entire team and especially to Nicole for making our dreams a reality!
Michele
Michele Sent on 14/08/2022
3.2 out of 5 rating

Covid wedding

They did the best under the circumstance dumb Covid ! I felt for such a high end location they were rushing around I feel had they cleaned the area outside the day before, we could have had our dream wedding walking along the pool flowers lanterns music but last minute day of ohh the crows are angery! I had the shortest isle to walk down with my growen son it could have been so special
Haylee
Haylee R. Sent on 26/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Diana
Diana X. Sent on 20/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Holly
Holly T. Sent on 18/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Gerard
Gerard Sent on 09/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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!
R
Rahim Sent on 02/02/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Great for a large wedding

We had our wedding at the Fairmont Waterfront in October 2022. The venue was a great choice and everything went smoothly.

Specifically, we enjoyed working with Nicole Folino. She was our primary contact at the hotel and she did a great job of ensuring the wedding went smoothly and was always responsive to our requests/concerns.
S
Soo H. Sent on 07/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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!
B
Brenda Sent on 26/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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!
K
Kimia S. Sent on 11/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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
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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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900 Canada Place Way V6C 3L5 Vancouver (British Columbia)
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