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Overlooking the beautiful gardens of Stanley Park, Stanley Park Pavilion is reassuringly close to downtown Vancouver, but refreshingly different. Combining elegance and old world charm with breathtaking views of nature all around, the exceptional West Coast cuisine, warm and professional service, and amazing park location help create a perfect venue for any occasion up to 300 guests.

Facilities and Capacity

You will find four unique spaces at Stanley Park Pavilion, each offering a neutral colour palettte. Our venues are perfect for any occasion, with natural light, high ceilings and beautiful views overlooking the Stanley Park gardens. Whether you are looking for an intimate gathering or a show stopping backdrop for a lavish celebration, Stanley Park Pavilion has the flexibility to create your dream event. The Foral Garden is The beautiful landscaped gardens of Stanley Park are the perfect romantic location for your outdoor ceremony. With seating for up to 210 guests, the formal gardens can accommodate small intimate weddings or larger guest parties.The Tea Room is with a wood burning fireplace and a full service bar, this venue offers additional space for 60 seated guests or 160 guests for a cocktail style event. Perfect for more intimate gatherings the Tea Room offers a casual lounge atmosphere. The Lord Stanley Ballroom is the elegant turn of the century ballroom with vintage glass chandeliers, seats up to 180 guests or 250 for standing style receptions. This venue is perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions, banqueting events, conferences and wellness weekends

Services Offered

A dedicated wedding planner is available to assist the happy couple with their dream vision. Offering guidance and expertise, they can help with decorating the venue, while they are also happy to source suitable vendors such as entertainers, photographers, and more. Stanley Park Pavilion offers a number of distinctive menus for various serving styles. These include buffet dinners, cocktail receptions, plated meals, hors d鈥檕euvres, and more.

History

From its beginning as a concession stand in 1911, The Stanley Park Pavilion is the oldest property still standing in Stanley Park today.

Frequently asked questions

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

30

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet hall
Historic
Park/zoo

Describe the style of your venue:

Classic
Garden
Rustic
Vintage

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?

Bridal suite
Catering / bar
Event planning
Outside vendors
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
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
Shuttle
Wheelchair access

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

Yes

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

$19,500

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

$11,800

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?

$3,900

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

$3,200

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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

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

$69

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

$69

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$75

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

$24

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?

$42

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

House beer
House wine
House liquor
Bartenders
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4.7 out of 5 rating
49 reviews
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95% Recommended by couples

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49 reviews
Thomas
Thomas L. Sent on 04/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most amazing wedding venue in Vancouver!

Where do we even begin? Our wedding would not have been at all possible without the incredible hard work, dedication and thoughtfulness of the team at Stanley Park Pavilion - especially Buket. From our first meeting and consultation about our wedding day, Buket and the entire team at SPP skillfully and masterfully executed our vision; they were an absolute dream to work with!

Everything about planning our wedding was seamless - Buket ensured that no questions were left unasked or detail left unaddressed. SPP were accommodating and flexible in making sure that our event was not only perfectly planned, but also unique and personal to who we are, what we wanted our wedding celebration to be about, and how we wanted the entire day to feel. We could not have asked for a better partner in making our day incredibly special.

Some additional thoughts that we thought we would share:
The SPP is an absolutely wonderful venue - it has the perfect blend of iconic heritage elements mixed with beautifully modern updates. The entire space is just amazing!
The garden ceremony could not have been more perfect. SPP, and its partners with the Vancouver Parks & Recreation Board, do an outstanding job keeping the lawn and gardens in pristine condition - the attention to detail in designing and growing the seasonal flower beds were simply perfect.
The food and bar at the wedding were second-to-none - everyone of our guests commented that their meal was utterly delicious. We opted for the buffet which was very easy to customize to our particular tastes and preferences - there were plenty of options to choose from. SPP also offered an excellent selection of local beers and wines.
All of the service team at SPP were exceptionally friendly and hugely professional - they provided exemplary service throughout the event, from the initial set-up, throughout the ceremony, the cocktail and formal receptions, and during clean-up/take-down. We cannot thank them enough for making the entire day so wonderful!

A final comment about Buket: we are so incredibly grateful for all of the personal touches that she effortlessly showed us throughout the planning of our wedding, and on our wedding day itself. Buket went above-and-beyond, to say the least: she got to know us as people and thoughtfully went through every detail of our ceremony and wedding reception. Buket was professional, friendly and invested in making sure that our event was perfect. We could not have asked for a better partner in planning and executing our wedding.

We will never forget our wedding at the SPP - we could not recommend the SPP more!
Guler
Guler A. Sent on 20/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Reception

Our wedding ceremony at the garden and then the coctail reception at the Pavilion was absolutely remarkable with Buket and her team. First of all, the Stanley Park Pavilion is the most beautiful place for a wedding reception. The white chairs that were set up on the grass, the flowers and the red cedar trees around the pavilion all make the venue a megical dream place itself.
We went through all the details at the rehearsal a couple days before the event. Everything went very smoothly and as planned on the wedding day. Buket also helped us during the planning stage by recommending the best commisioners in Vancouver. The other unforgettable gesture came from the food coordinator Ay艧eg眉l. She provided some canapes and drink - champa谋gn and Perrier in the bridal room so that we can eat after the reception is over. We were busy with our guests, taking photos and we did not have any chance to eat the food. It was a very thoughtful gesture. We felt cared for and looked after. I can鈥檛 thank enough the team for making our special day extra special for us and for our guests. Two of our friends were inspired by the amazing service and they might show up in the near future.
Noel
Noel Sent on 05/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Worth the venue!

It was a pretty smooth process considering that we had less than a year to plan our wedding! We went with the outdoor garden at the Pavilion and it was an amazing choice. Our guests were really surprised by how beautiful the garden is and helps us out as we don't have to worry so much about decorating!
Violet
Violet D. Sent on 22/03/2023
1.8 out of 5 rating

An Absolute Nightmare

There are no words to describe how terribly unprofessional the management team is for this venue.

A huge thank you to Buket, Shawn, and Doug for turning what was supposed to be a fun and exciting time planning a wedding, into a traumatic event. A job well done!
Katrina
Katrina W. Sent on 12/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Staff professionalism and beautiful venue

The easiest thing to note was how incredibly professional and accommodating the staff were at SPP. Buket, the event sales manager, is superwoman. When there was anything we wanted to change, from our rehearsal dinner, food garnishes due to allergies, floor plan, scheduling, you name it, her answer was always "Yes, we can do anything for you". She was both super responsive and supportive to all our needs.

The venue was the perfect location for our wedding. It was stunning both inside and out and was perfect for our outdoor ceremony, then indoor cocktail hour and reception. The inside was a beautiful clean white blank canvas that made it easy for us to customize and create the dream wedding we had always envisioned. The venue staff were truly impeccable during set-up, the wedding and clean-up. The day ran perfectly on-time from their end as they took care of everything behind the scenes that we barely noticed.

After the wedding, we received a lot of compliments from our guests being very impressed with the delicious food and their admiration for the beautifully elegant venue. We would highly recommend trying to book this venue for your wedding, as the service from the staff here is second to none, and not to mention the beautiful photos you can get from inside and outside the venue.
Karissa
Karissa M. Sent on 14/08/2022
3.4 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Wedding Location with Delicious Food but not-so great organization/communication

Stanley park pavilion is a great location choice if you want to have an outdoor garden wedding! Both the main lawn and the indoor ballroom are beautiful in itself and don't require too many decorations. We truly had a beautiful ceremony last June 2022! SPP also had a great covid-19 policy that was flexible, allowing you to rebook within a year or re-use your event credit for a different event later on which we never had to use thankfully but it gave us peace of mind!

The food we tasted was delicious at both the tasting and on our wedding day. The service of the food was great and not disruptive! However there were a few hiccups while working with them and these included: 1) losing our invoice 2 months after having paid the deposit and receiving no follow-up until I personally contacted them 2) the constant handing over to different events managers made us feel like our needs may not truly be communicated as they were the first time which did result in various surprises the day of (i.e., no bread/coffee/tea served with dinner which was on the menu when we signed the contract; our cake being served to all guests had it not been for my planners who mentioned to save it for us and immediate family as there were already desserts during dinner, and overcharging for drinks which were not communicated properly about how we were to be billed but has now been resolved by SPP. The mic had also malfunctioned in the middle of our ceremony and reception and we had hoped this was something taken care of prior to the event but thankfully our DJ brought extra mics.

They also did take a while to correspond to us throughout the planning process and when we asked them which events manager would my planners be coordinating with the day of, we were told that this newly hired assistant manager would be but not the second events manager we were passed on to. In the end, they did work with us to resolve the billing issues and were professional in doing so.

We still had a beautiful wedding and do recommend them for their great location, food, atmosphere, and professionalism.
Joyce
Joyce C. Sent on 01/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing staff, great location, best venue for our wedding鉂わ笍

We planned our wedding remotely (from Hong Kong and San Francisco) as we were unable to travel due to COVID before the wedding. The Stanley Park Pavilion staff, Buket and Anj, were super accommodating and got us to do virtual site visits and we basically made the decision through emails and video chats. The team was really responsive during the preparation period despite all the time difference. We arrived Vancouver just 3 weeks before the wedding to finalize our food and beverage menus and to see the venue in person (and it was even better than how we imagined)! The team was also able to re-create two of our favourite cocktails that weren't on their usual menu and our guests loved it!

On our wedding day, it was drizzling but we really wanted to do our wedding ceremony as planned. Thank you Stanley Park Pavilion staff for setting up everything in the rain, and also lending us umbrellas for our harpist and cellist last minute! The rain stopped miraculously at the start of the ceremony so everything went perfectly as we planned. Our guests had an amazing time - FOOD WAS EXCELLENT!!

Thank you for being part of our special day鈽猴笍
Arianne
Arianne W. Sent on 21/06/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Wedding

Our wedding was lovely. Buket and her team did a great job.
Food was delicious and my guests were very pleased. The venue was beautiful and the staff provided excellent service. I highly recommend booking your wedding at Stanley Park Pavilion.
Karla
Karla C. Sent on 20/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional staff and service!

The Pavilion was a spectacular location for a wedding. It is physically stunning both outside and in and was the perfect fit for our indoor ceremony, cocktail hour and reception, though the outdoor ceremony location in warmer parts of the year would be beautiful.

The amazing venue is complemented by an equally amazing staff. The venue staff were truly impeccable during set-up, the wedding and clean-up. Everything ran perfectly on-time and they took care of each guests with warmth and professionalism.

Buket, the event sales manager, is second to none. So fast to respond to our many many questions leading up to the wedding, assisting us with rehearsal a few days before and ensuring everything ran smooth during the ceremony makes her the perfect person to work with during such uncertain times.

Shawn, Tasha, Chef Nay and Nirmal took great care when it came to the food and beverage parts of the evening. We had a lot of dietary restrictions to work with and they executed the plan we co-created flawlessly and our guests were very happy to the delicious food.

If you can get this venue for your wedding, we would highly recommend it, they made our wedding truly incredible. Truly a world class venue and staff at the Pavilion.
Elissa
Elissa M. Sent on 14/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue!

In addition to being a stunning spot to get married, the team and Stanley Park Pavilion were a pleasure to work with. They are responsive, reliable, and take the time to make suggestions based on your vision. I would recommend this vendor without hesitation :)
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Stanley Park Pavilion Real Weddings

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Karin & Patrick
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