About Cecil Green Park House
Cecil Green Park House is a mansion wedding venue located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Resplendent and regal, this oceanside venue boasts a diverse array of places to host your wedding celebrations. Well-maintained gardens, lush green grounds, and elegant interiors combine to create a setting worthy of an unforgettable occasion.
Facilities and Capacity
A wedding party suite is available for those who would like to get ready on site. Alternatively, it can be used for attire changes or for freshening up. With the happy couple and all of their guests suitably dressed and ready for the milestone moment, the ceremony can take place at Cecil Green Park House. A couple of suitable options can be utilized. The first of these is to say “I do” in the garden. This secluded and colourful place features marvelous natural additions such as rhododendrons, magnolias, and pretty cherry blossom trees. A koi pond is also here, adding serenity to the scene. Chairs can be set out on the lawn as your guests take their seats to watch you exchange vows. Elsewhere, a sheltered terrace can be used as an alternative spot for swapping rings and publicly declaring your undying love for your partner. Offering views of the surrounding landscaped gardens, this multilevel area is ideal for intimate occasions. Space can also be set aside indoors for days when the weather is unsuitable.
The Yorkeen is defined by 18th-century touches, golden decor, and a beautiful marble fireplace. For a seated reception, up to 100 people can be accommodated here, depending on the style of tables used. The Kanakla Room is equally sophisticated with its dark mahogany panelling, sleek fireplace, and stained glass effects. Ideally, it would function as a buffet room but it can also be used for other events, such as late-night dancing. The Langara Room is another option. Adorned by beautiful carvings, bookcases, and high ceilings, it can be used in conjunction with the other rooms. The Library, Solarium, and the Boardroom are two other interior areas that are offered.
Owing to a one-event-per-day policy, Cecil Green Park House becomes your exclusive venue for the duration of your celebration. Their partnership with Scholar’s Table means that they can provide weddings with expertly prepared culinary delights. Their dishes are inspired by Executive Chef David Speight, and he enjoys treating people to tasty food that does justice to the occasion.
Originally built as Kanakla, it was architected in 1912 by a high-profile architect named Samuel Maclure. After changing hands several times, it was eventually purchased by Ida and Cecil Green and renamed before being donated to the University of British Columbia. Significantly renovated in 1989, today it plays host to special weddings.
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Sepp Sonntag · Married on 10/08/2018
Look at the fine prints
We loved this venue in first sight. It looked exactly what we were looking for. We booked a date right awaySent on 11/09/2018
Little did we know about the hidden fees associated with their exclusive caterer: scholar catering.
We asked for a meeting for about four months to go over the day and good options. They add a lot of labor services on top of food charges and other dependencies that we’re very unclear until the very end. Their food is below average and due to the lack of communication, terrible service and hidden fees we decided to cancel this venue last minute.
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Alex Field · Married on 02/06/2018
Beautiful location and great service
Obviously the venue looks great -- it's a very beautiful setting. We found that the staff were really friendly and did a great job on the day of. It really helped to have a co-ordinator to deal with our other vendors, we didn't have any stress at all on the day of.Sent on 26/06/2018
Mae Boudreau · Married on 20/01/2018
Winter Wonderland Venue
Thank you so much for making our wedding a delightful day to remember! We enjoyed the venue so much and our guests loved the scenery. We loved getting to know you as the coordinators and we thank you so much for helping us plan our wedding for catering and visiting the venue as much as we can. The couple's tasting is a wonderful idea and I would definitely recommend this as much as possible to couples. A great way to taste our future catering needs for the reception. Thanks again for the communication back and forth and making our day sweet! Cheers!Sent on 03/02/2018
Cindy Chen · Married on 28/05/2017
This venue is gorgeous, perfect for a spring floral wedding. There are separate rooms that you can dedicate to dinner, dancing, greeting guests, bridal dressing area etc. The staff is also very knowledgeable and friendly, though my coordinator was on vacation on my wedding day and only the student coordinator and proctor were there. I would recommend this venue for small weddings, because the dining room was quite cramped and there wasn't much room for people to walk around.Sent on 18/07/2017
Silkie · Married on 08/08/2020
Thoughtful and detailed service
I didn’t coordinate with Cecil Green directly, as we did a pop-up through We Do Weddings. I know there was some back and forth when BC and Dr Bonnie imposed stricter policies on events, but at every point it felt like the whole team — Cecil Green, We Do, our vendors — were working collaboratively to put together a solution for us and the other pop-up couples.Sent on 18/08/2020
The day of, everything was COVID-clean, well-marked out, and the venue did a great job adjusting between Plan A (ceremony in the garden) and Plan B (ceremony on the terrace). They were thoughtful and detailed in their flip, I even saw someone wiping rain off the string lights! Oh and not to mention what a gorgeous venue!
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