VanDusen Botanical Garden

5251 Oak Street V6M 4H1 Vancouver (British Columbia) Map · Phone number
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4.7 out of 5.0
Number of guests 10 to 800
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About VanDusen Botanical Garden

VanDusen Botanical Garden is the dream wedding venue that stands out and soars above the rest in natural beauty, colour, elegance and abundant space. With three separate areas that can be used for your wedding, depending on your number of guests, this is the blank canvas with the readymade backdrop that is unparalleled in Vancouver.

Facilities and capacity

With the 55-acre grounds of VanDusen Botanical, it will be hard to imagine that you are in the centre of the city. The following spaces are available options:

Outdoor:

  • Great Lawn - with capacity of between 40 and 800 guests. This location can be used for either ceremony only, or an outdoor reception
  • Heron Lake - with capacity for up to 120. this location boasts a stunning weeping willow tree with views onto the lake
  • Meadow Pond - with capacity for up to 30. This location is the perfect spot for an intimate stand up ceremony sorrounded by flowers and water feature nearby.

Indoor:

  • Visitor Centre - Comprised of three halls that can be combined into one large room or a combination. The flexible space allows for receptions up to 120 seated, or 150 cocktail style. The spectacular space provides magnificent views of Livingstone Lake and the Woodland Garden
  • Floral Hall - Our Floral Hall is located in an early 1970’s building that features cedar details and designed in an iconic West Coast style. This is a great location for business meetings, conferences, seminars, memorials, wedding receptions, banquets, Christmas parties, or for special office functions.

Services offered

For an outstanding celebration in the very heart of Vancouver, the team at VanDusen Botanical Garden are happy to provide you with all of the following information for:

  • Catering and bar
  • Event Rentals
  • Lighting and sound equipment
  • Outside vendors details
  • Number of guests From 10 to 800
  • Maximum Capacity 800 outdoor, 120 seated reception , 150 cocktail style, or 200 ceremony style indoors
  • Type Banquet hall, park/zoo, restaurant
  • Style Coastal, garden, modern
  • Event Services Outside vendors
More information

More information about VanDusen Botanical Garden

  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    5 indoor & 3 outdoor
  • 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
    French service
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Outside alcohol
  • What event items are available?
    Audio equipment
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair access
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • 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?
    C$ 675
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    C$ 675
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Parking

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7 Reviews for VanDusen Botanical Garden


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Response time 4.7

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  • Shirley

    Shirley · Married on 20 of July of 2019

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    Great experience

    The garden was gorgeous for a summer wedding. We had both our ceremony and dinner reception at VanDusen. The venue is spacious and flexible to fit various floor plan designs. The staff there were very responsive and professional.

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    Sent on 09/09/2019

    VanDusen Botanical Garden's reply:

    Thank you so much Shirley!

    We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the beauty of the garden and the halls for your summer wedding. It is a such a magical time of year at the garden! We must say as well that the décor choices you made for the reception space were so beautiful! Best wishes to you and David! Thank you again for choosing to make VanDusen a part of your wedding story.
  • Kali

    Kali · Married on 07 of September of 2019

    5.0
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    Perfect Setting

    We had an absolutely perfect day at VanDusen for our wedding in September 2019. Right from the beginning, the staff were super responsive and easy to communicate with. They were able to provide everything we needed, and checked in with our planners to be sure everything was set as it was meant to be. The room looked simple and elegant - the sweeping ceiling in the great hall made for gorgeous photos without needing too much extra decor. We hired Truffles catering on site, and many of our wedding guests commented that it was the best wedding food they'd ever had! Highly recommend the venue and the catering.

    Sent on 08/10/2019

    VanDusen Botanical Garden's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words Kali! September is a beautiful month at the garden and we are so happy to hear that your day went perfectly. Truffles food is absolutely delicious and we will be sure to pass on your words to them as well. Thank you for choosing to make VanDusen a part of your special day, we hope to see you and Mitch around the garden in the future!
  • Shirley

    Shirley Wu · Married on 25 of August of 2019

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    Loved VanDusen as our wedding venue!

    We had our wedding in the BMO Great Hall and Peggy Gunn Hall A in VanDusen. The indoor venue price was very reasonable and really suited our purposes because we were having a Chinese style ceremony and a Western style reception. All the VanDusen staffs were very friendly and helpful. Between the ceremony and the reception, we were able to take some beautiful photos around the garden, which was another perk of the place. I know that the outdoor space in VanDusen is probably more popular, but the BMO Great Hall, with its huge windows and high ceilings, was quite great as a wedding venue.

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    Sent on 15/10/2019

    VanDusen Botanical Garden's reply:

    Thank you so much Shirley! It was such a pleasure getting to know you both. We are so glad that our venue was able to accommodate the mixed Western & Chinese wedding that you had envisioned. The décor you had for both your ceremony and reception were beautiful. We wish you & William all the best and hope that you will come and visit us at VanDusen the next time you come to Vancouver!
  • Elaine

    Elaine Fisk · Married on 24 of August of 2019

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    Beautiful place for a outdoor wedding

    Ceremony took place at Heron Lake under the willow tree. We didn't need any decor as the gardens did all the work! Our reception took place in the halls of the visitor centre. It was perfect for our wedding and still provided that garden/outdoor look and feel that we wanted.

    Sent on 08/09/2019

    VanDusen Botanical Garden's reply:

    Thank you so much Elaine! We are so pleased to hear that you loved the look and feel of the gardens and indoor halls for your wedding. The willow tree at Heron Lake is one of our favourite spots in the garden as well as it adds a beautiful ceremony backdrop overlooking the water. Thank you again for choosing to host your wedding here with us! We wish you and David the very best!
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    Carmen Gauthier · Married on 29 of June of 2019

    3.8
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      3.0
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      5.0
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      3.0
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    A Dream Garden Wedding

    Van Dusen holds a special place in our hearts, as my husband's grandfather has a poetry rock in the Korean pavilion. The garden is so magical and beautiful on it's own, that we didn't have to bring in a ton of decor. We held our ceremony in The Great Lawn, and hosted our reception inside the hall. The Great Lawn was perfect, set against the west cost mountains, and tucked away into a quiet spot away from the garden foot-traffic -- it was everything we wanted and more. The team at VanDusen had great insight, having done so many weddings and events in the past. This is definitely a space for an outdoor garden wedding!

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    Sent on 20/07/2019

    VanDusen Botanical Garden's reply:

    Hi Carmen,
    It is always so special when people have a pre-existing relationship with the garden, and now with your wedding, there is an even stronger connection. We are so happy to hear that you loved the Great Lawn and that you were able to take in all the beauty and magic of your surroundings. Thank you so much for choosing to host your wedding here with us, and we wish you and Kenneth the very best for the future!

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