Bridges Restaurant

1696 Duranleau V6H 3S4 Vancouver (British Columbia) View map
19 reviews

Number of guests 20 to 150

Information about Bridges Restaurant

Turn your wedding dreams into reality at the elegant and romantic Bridges Restaurant in Vancouver, British Columbia. The venue features stunning views of the Vancouver city skyline, Coast Mountains, and magical False Creek. Impress your guests with Bridges’s exceptional cuisine, extraordinary service, and attentive and friendly staff. The team at Bridges Restaurant is committed to creating the wedding celebration you deserve. Located next to the Public Market, Bridges Restaurant is close to downtown. It is 25 minutes from Vancouver International Airport.

Facilities and capacity

Bridges Restaurant has been a Granville Island waterfront landmark for 30+ years. The venue offers an ideal facility for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The upstairs space boasts vaulted ceilings highlighting the original beams of the 1920s building and offers beautiful views of the city through floor-to-ceiling windows. This stunning space is a picture-perfect setting for wedding celebrations and can accommodate up to 150 guests. Located on the main floor of Bridges is the Bistro & Pub. Guests will enjoy magnificent views of Vancouver from this space. A large waterfront deck is available for use. The entire building and deck can accommodate up to 750 guests.

Services offered

The friendly and attentive staff offers extraordinary services to ensure your celebration is a grand success. The team will help in planning the entire event and is happy to customize it to reflect your individual style and taste. Services provided by the venue include the following:

  • Chairs, tables
  • China, flatware, glassware
  • Linens
  • Setup

Cuisine

You and your guests will enjoy exceptional cuisine offered by Bridges Restaurant. A variety of starters, appetizers, main courses, and desserts can be served. Some of the delicious dishes offered include flash seared albacore tuna, tiger prawn cakes, lamb rack, fresh oysters and more.

Other services

Apart from wedding ceremonies and receptions, Bridges Restaurant also hosts:

  • Engagement parties
  • Corporate events
  • Private parties

Other facilities

Bridges Restaurant is easily reached by water and is serviced by public moorage, Aquabus, and False Creek Ferries. Hundreds of free and pay parking stalls for vehicles can be found. Free Wi-Fi access is available at the facility.

  • Nº of guests

    From 20 to 150

  • Maximum Capacity

    150 guests seated / 225 standing cocktail reception

  • Type

    Restaurant

  • Style

    City, rustic, waterfront

  • Event Services

    Catering / bar, event planning, outside vendors

  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

    C$ 500.00

  • Plated Service (per head)

    C$ 75.00

  • Availability

    View calendar

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More information about Bridges Restaurant

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 1
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, uncovered outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, reception, engagement party, rehearsal dinner
  • 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 wine, house liquor, liquor license, open bar, premium liquor, signature drink
  • What event items are available? Dance floor, chairs, tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, china, flatware, glassware, linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? C$ 500
  • 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$ 500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? C$ 500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Set up, chairs, tables, linens, china, flatware, glassware
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service? C$ 90
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations? C$ 85
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves? C$ 20
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake cutting, server(s), dessert
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? C$ 9
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Open bar, house beer, house wine, champagne toast, house liquor, premium liquor, signature drink, bartenders

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Reviews from Bridges Restaurant

4.9 / 5
  • David Charles, Married on 20/07/2017

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    We held our (same sex) wedding and reception at the Bridges Restaurant in July 2017. I cannot say enough about how well everything was handled. The only surprises were good ones. I was surprised that the cost was significantly lower than at other venues offering similar menus, ... View more views, decor, etc. Our wedding was quite small, only 15 guests, but the venue could easily accommodate a large wedding. I have no hesitation in recommending Bridges Restaurant for a wedding.

  • Alisa, Married on 16/07/2017

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Good
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    The view is absolutely priceless! The food and service that we got was worth every penny. Paige is the site event coordinator and she was wonderful to deal with, very detail oriented and responded very promptly to any questions/concerns. Kristyanne the manager was wonderful! We ... View more had a wedding crasher and she picked up on it so quickly and escorted the guy out without making a scene. The timing of the food was perfect. The staff made sure our guest had a full drink at all times and was so professional. I can't thank them enough! We got to meet Chef Dan during our tasting, we had a few concerns and he dealt with them so professionally and made changes to the menu (just for us!)...in the end the meal was perfect!! The steak was juicy and cooked to perfection and the halibut was out of this World! During cocktail hour, we had canapes passed around....you MUST get the wild mushroom pizzette!! We got so much positive feedback about the food from our friends and family! Parking and getting to the venue was a little hectic at times. Especially if you plan on having your wedding during peak tourist season. Just warn your guests to leave ample time to get there and they will be fine!

  • Alisha

    Alisha Chalifour, Married on 28/01/2017

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    My husband and I had our wedding at Bridges this past weekend, and it was absolutely PERFECT! Working with Susan and her team was an absolute dream. She is very flexible and willing to work with you to address your specific needs. Anytime there was a question, Susan was quick to ... View more answer any emails and made me feel very confident and relaxed. When we went to the food tasting, we were treated like royalty. Our server was AMAZING, taking the time to explain each course and what each dish had to offer. He also ensure that the wine pairings matched each food. I am someone who is not versed in wine pairings, and having his help and knowledge was beyond helpful. We were impressed by the food and the service already. On the night of the reception, I walked into my fairytale. The staff had done an amazing job with set up (yes they do a lot of the set up, which is very uncommon and going above and beyond for a restaurant venue). The room was full of people (we maxed it out at 150), but the staff ensure that each guest felt like they were getting the attention that they needed. There was never an empty wine glass in the restaurant, and the staff were always ensuring that everyone was happy. And OMG the food! It was absolutely incredible! Each service was amazing, and I had many guests raving about the food. I had many guests tell me that this was one of the best weddings they had ever been to! Bridges is an absolutely gorgeous venue to begin with, but the staff and the experience made it even better. Thank you to Susan and her staff for my dream wedding...I am beyond happy with how everything turned out and I will remember the night for the rest of my life!

  • Macushla Myles, Married on 27/07/2016

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    My husband and I were absolutely thrilled beyond measure with our evening. We were so so happy with all the Bridges staff. They all went above and beyond to make sure everything ran smoothly and the service was impeccable. The food was perfect and many guests have commented on ... View more how impressed they were with the quality of the food, presentation and service. The servers were so friendly and helpful. Kristy-Ann, the restaurant manager, was absolutely fantastic! My parents were very impressed with her attention to detail and communication throughout the evening. She even made sure that the fireworks music was tuned in for the show! SO many people told us how beautiful Bridges was as our wedding venue. Susan, the events manager, is wonderful and was so helpful and accommodating throughout the planning process. We were so happy we chose Bridges to host our wedding and it will continue to be our favourite restaurant for many years to come.

  • Dyna Lou, Married on 18/06/2016

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    We had our wedding at Bridges Restaurant (Upstairs) in June 2016. It was the perfect venue. So beautiful on the inside with gorgeous water and city views on the outside that we didn't needed any decor besides flowers and votive candles. We received so many compliments from our ... View more guests on the location, venue, food and wine. All my guests had a great time. The reception dining room is very stately yet rustic. Depending on what you do with your centerpieces, it can look either very formal or romantic - or both! One of the best part about the venue was actually working with Susan, the event coordinator at Bridges. She is an amazingly professional lady with loads of experience and patience. I also found the rates for the venue to be very reasonable considering it's an all inclusive rate for food/wine, non-alcoholic beverages, dance floor, ceremony venue, etc. To me it was the wedding equivalent to a one-stop shop. I loved that I didn't have to book separate caterers, tables and chairs, cutlery, decide on how many waiters I needed, pay exorbitant ceremony venue fees. I would highly recommend the venue to all brides.

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