VanDusen Botanical Garden

5251 Oak Street V6M 4H1 Vancouver (British Columbia) Map · Phone number
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5 reviews
4.6 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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5 Reviews for VanDusen Botanical Garden


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.6
  • Response time 4.6

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  • Shirley

    Shirley · Married on 20/07/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
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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.
  • Elaine

    Elaine Fisk · Married on 24/08/2019

    4.8
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      4.0
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      5.0
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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 29/06/2019

    3.8
    • Quality of service:
      4.0
    • Responsiveness:
      3.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      3.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.0

    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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    Sonia · Married on 14/09/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The Perfect Wedding

    My husband and I had our wedding at Van Dusen Garden in Sept 2018. We had an outdoor wedding at the Great Lawn. The Lawn was nothing short of amazing. As the Lawn is VERY large, we had no issues fitting out guest count of 450 people.
    We were having some issues with the weather the week of the wedding (it was predicted there was a 90% chance of rain) and the Van Dusen team was incredibly helpful and made it so easy for my husband and I to enjoy our wedding week instead of stressing about the weather. They made sure that the lawn was set up the best way possible to ensure that our guests would still enjoy the gardens (even with the rain).
    The day ended up being a beautiful Fall day and everything was absolutely perfect.
    I would 100% recommend Van Dusen and the Team for a wedding or event!

    Sent on 22/10/2018

    VanDusen Botanical Garden's reply:

    Hi Sonia,
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are so thrilled that you loved your day here, and we are so thankful that we got to be a part of it. Mother nature definitely had us all on our toes that week, but luckily it all worked out and the rain stayed away. We wish you the very best, and hope to see you again in the future!
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    Wei Lyn Mak · Married on 22/07/2018

    4.6
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      4.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Pretty gardens

    We used the BMO great Hall and Peggy Gunn Woodland halls for our wedding ceremony. Initially we were concerned that the space would be warm but being a green building, the ventilation was just fine and guests were happy. Guests enjoyed the beautiful gardens right outside after the ceremony.

    Sent on 04/09/2018

    VanDusen Botanical Garden's reply:

    Hello Wei Lyn,

    We are so glad to hear that you and your guests enjoyed your time in the halls and the garden. We wish you and David all the best and hope that you will get to come back and visit the garden again in the future!

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