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L’Abattoir

Vancouver, British Columbia View map
5.0 out of 5 rating 47 reviews
1 to 50 Guests

About

Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, between historic Gaoler’s Mews and Blood Alley, L’Abattoir is a restaurant that carries the city's colourful past in its name. Nestled in a building established in the 19th century as the site of Vancouver’s first jail, L’Abattoir provides a relaxed, yet upscale setting for hosting a wonderful event. This venue not only offers elegant and refined event spaces, but it also offers a celebrated culinary program.

Facilities and capacity

L’Abattoir boasts a 600 square-foot facility for a memorable private dining experience. This venue carries its historical architectural details with élan and adds more contemporary charm to the overall appeal. It can seat up to 50 people and can accommodate 70 guests for a standing cocktail and canapé reception. This venue is perfect for all of your wedding-related events.

Services offered

Along with stunning and soothing interiors, this venue also offers outstanding services for organizing a distinctive event. Their dedicated event planners are delighted to assist you with organizing your once-in-a-lifetime celebration love. By offering an array of event rentals, they ensure that you will have everything you need for an enjoyable occasion. For your convenience, the restaurant’s private rooms are equipped with audiovisual equipment and a coat check for your guests. On the big day, the staff are happy to manage the setup and cleanup of your event so that you can focus on having fun.

Cuisine

Known for its French-inspired Pacific Northwest cuisine, L’Abattoir offers enticing entrées, unique cocktails, and an award-winning wine list. For your event, their chefs can create a unique and memorable menu that no doubt will become one of the main highlights of your event. From the start of your event to the end, this venue is dedicated to making your wedding dreams come true.

Highlights

Availability

Type

Restaurant

Style

City, classic, modern

Event Services

Catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$2,500

Plated Service (per head)

$90

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1-2

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail reception
Dessert
Family style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake
Plated
Server(s)

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Furniture
Lighting
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?

Yes

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

$2,500

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?

$2,500

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

$2,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Chairs
Tables
China
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/sound

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

$70

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?

$10

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

Limited bar
Open bar
House beer
Specialty beer
House wine
Specialty wine
Champagne toast
House liquor
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Bartenders
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    Nancy L. Married on 09/07/2022
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    The best most attentive service

    The service at our wedding was above and beyond. They were kind and attentive and made us and all our guests feel very well cared for. Great communication and response time with emails. Food + drinks were great too!
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    Connie C. Married on 02/07/2022
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    Surpassed every expectation

    Our wedding reception of 30 in L’Abattoir’s private dining room surpassed every expectation. We truly could not have asked for a better vendor to partner with—they have seen and done it all, so we knew we could lean on their expertise. From our first correspondence through to the final adjustments leading up the wedding, Lainey was incredibly responsive, knowledgeable, and collaborative throughout.

    The evening itself was managed by Sean, who along with the entire team on site were exceedingly kind, attentive, and helpful. I received several comments from guests throughout the night that it was the BEST service they had ever had. And of course the food was spectacular, as we knew it would be. So many of us were anticipating that meal all week, and it was so worth the wait. We had honestly expected the evening to end around 10 or 11, but so many were enjoying themselves that we went until last call. The team stayed with us through it all and we are so grateful their patience and professionalism.

    I cannot recommend L’Abattoir enough for an intimate dinner reception. Our evening was truly the highlight of our day thanks to their amazing team, food, and service.
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    Biljana S. Married on 21/05/2022
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    Best experience ever!

    I am a perfectionist through and through. A type A planner who wanted everything to go perfectly and the staff at L'abattoir (especially the events team, Lainey and Sean) helped make my entire vision come to life. Our wedding was an incredible experience not only because of the gorgeous space but also the entire ambience that was created. It was romantic and emotional but also fun and loud, the food and drinks were phenomenal. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding day. Sincerely, from the bottom of our hearts thank you for everything, L'abattoir!!
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    Kristen G. Married on 02/04/2022
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    Fantastic experience at L'Abattoir

    From the moment we inquired about having our wedding reception at L'Abattoir, my husband and I felt we were very well taken care of by Lainey. She was extremely professional, organized and prompt to respond to my many questions. The service at our reception was impeccable and the food was fantastic. The servers and staff were always available during the evening to assist with any task requested. Overall, we had an amazing experience with the L'Abattoir team and I look forward to hosting or attending another event in the beautiful private room.
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    Macy A. Married on 05/11/2021
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    Excellent Ambiance and Food

    L'abattoir is a special cozy space for intimate weddings. We were blown away with the service, the ambiance and especially the food. Our friends were raving about the food and we were just so happy to celebrate our special day in such a beautiful venue. Can't wait to go back and celebrate our wedding anniversary here. :)
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    Reilly I. Married on 16/10/2021
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    The Best Wedding Dinner

    The L’Abbattoir events team made planning our wedding dinner easy and enjoyable, being extremely flexible and attentive to little details like name placards and ensuring we had favour tables. The food is incredible, with the same quality and attention given in their regular dining experience. Their staff was extremely attentive and friendly. When speeches began the staff was right there with the microphone assisting, and the continuously demonstrated how skillful they are at predicting what will be needed and providing it. We whole-heartedly recommend them for any event and will definitely be returning.
    If we could do anything different it would have been to actually host the wedding ceremony at L’Abbattoir. We didn’t realize this option until after we had booked the ceremony venue, but it is a beautiful space with a rustic vibe of wood and exposed brick that gives a very warm and classy ambiance. Since the event we have only received positive feedback from our guests, and have been told we had the best food and beverage selection of any wedding in our social circle thus far. It will be hard to top!
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    Josh M. Married on 18/09/2021
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    Fantastic Venue & Team

    Laney, Sean, and the entire team at L'Abattoir were amazing to work with (especially on such short notice). They were organized, responsive, and flexible with the changing requests and government restrictions. Everyone had a fantastic time and months later our guests are still telling us how much they loved the venue and how it was "the best food they've ever had at a wedding". We would highly recommend hosting your wedding (or other private event) here.
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    Sarah Married on 10/09/2021
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    2021 Covid Wedding

    Overall our experience with the L'Abattoir events team was amazing. The food was incredible, the servers and private bar tenders were exceptional and it all made our big day go seamless and stress free. The intimate space was perfect for our covid micro wedding. They helped set up all of our decor and even set up some of their own candles to add to. We were able to use their sound system and wifi to set up a zoom during the ceremony and play our own music during the reception. We were able to store our bins and extra things in a free space and we were also able to bring our own cake. The only thing we would suggest to future couples is to make sure the communication is very clear as we ran into a few small things that came down to communication with the event coordinators.
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    Lauren T. Married on 05/09/2021
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    Everything we wanted

    From the communication, to the space, to the service and most importantly the food and drinks, L’ABATTOIR was everything we could have wanted and more. The venue is everything you’d hope for if you want a gastown themed wedding. The food and drinks are to die for and the staff was very accommodating. Planning with the event coordinator was seamless and stress-free. We look so forward to celebrating here every year on our anniversary! Highly recommend.

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L’Abattoir Real Weddings

  • Dawn & Dyllan
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  • Margarita & Gabriel
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Meet the Team

Lainey  Cuff
Lainey Cuff
Sales and Events Manager

Lainey is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to hospitality and events and has been applying her expertise to L’Abattoir’s Private Dining Room events since 2015.

After finishing her Tourism and Hospitality education in the lower mainland, Lainey spent much of her early career in the Okanagan working at Mission Hill Family Estate as their Food and Beverage Coordinator. She spent her time learning all about the local wine industry alongside planning events from large corporate gatherings and concerts to intricate multi-course winery dinners.

Her passion for hospitality brought her back to Vancouver where she joined the opening team at Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar. While refining her skills even further and sharpening her wine knowledge, she also helped set the high standards of service that guests continue to enjoy today.

When Lainey joined the team at L’Abattoir, she brought her high standards and trained her private dining team to match the level of service that L’Abattoir guests had come to expect at one of the top restaurants in the country. She’s been integral in creating a private dining experience in Vancouver that is second to none.

After training her service team, Lainey moved into the Sales and Events Manager role where she can be found today. She is absolutely meticulous and covers every detail with her clients to ensure nothing is missed and an unforgettable experience is had by every guest.

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