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 1,200-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.
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.
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.
13 Reviews for L’Abattoir
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Morgan W. · Married on 16/10/2020
Perfect Intimate Event
I don't even know where to start with reviewing L'abattoir because literally everything was perfect. My now husband and I postponed our wedding as a result of COVID, but wanted to still hold a civil ceremony with our closest family and friends, and still have a special event for it. And L'abattoir knocked it out of the park.
The service leading up to the event, working with Lainey and Alexis, was so smooth and seamless. They were timely with all correspondence, and even when I changed my mind on things, they were adaptive and helpful on absolutely everything.
The space itself - I honestly think it's the best small event space in the city. The exposed bricks, warm lighting, outdoor location in Gastown, and room set up is so effortless and beautiful it truly barely takes any decorations to make it perfect. I brought candles, place cards, and flowers - and that was it! We used the black chairs from in the restaurant, vs. the cream chairs in the private event space, and it looked so chic and NYC industrial/modern.
The food, of course, was exceptional, and such good value for an incredible 3 course dinner at a remarkable restaurant. And the drinks! Our on site bartender was such a hit - and all of the cocktails were so beautiful and fun/festive - they were all a hit with our guests.
I cannot stress how incredible everything was from start to finish, and would recommend l'abattoir to anyone hands down.Sent on 24/10/2020
Amelia · Getting married on 06/08/2021
We had a fabulous experience with Lainey and Shawn and the whole team at L’Abbatoir. They were communicative and flexible with us and our event went off without any issues. All of our guests raved about the food and the drinks and the service was spectacular!Sent on 21/07/2021
We had an amazing night and that’s in part thanks to the amazing staff and venue st L’Abbatoir!
Candice C. · Married on 26/06/2021
Professional, friendly and flexible
We booked our wedding during the pandemic and had to cancel it twice due to newly imposed restrictions. The whole team at L'Abattoir was flexible, kind and extremely helpful in navigating all these changes. The venue, food, drinks and staff exceeded our expectations, and the whole experience was memorable for our guests and us.Sent on 30/06/2021
Shirley J. · Married on 19/03/2021
Absolute PERFECTION of a venue and experience. Wedding of our dreams!!!
There is not enough we could possibly say about how happy we were to have our wedding at L'abattoir!Sent on 28/06/2021
The experience: It was the most romantic, personalized, beautiful, and intimate day for us and our guests! Lainey was simply AMAZING and responded promptly to our needs and questions. Ashwan made the big day absolute perfection; he was very personable and made sure we were as happy as we could be. With all the uncertainty of the pandemic, they were such an incredible support!
The food: WOW! We requested to go try some of the dishes out before making the dinner selections and Lainey made it possible and gave fantastic dinner and wine suggestions. Everything was delicious and the guests couldn't stop talking about how amazing the food was!
The venue: Just stunning! Simple & clean decor is all that is needed as the space is gorgeous on its own. We rented out the whole room for 26 guests and there was more than enough room for all of us for both the ceremony and dinner. It's also detached from the main restaurant so you get absolute privacy for your big day!
Overall: Don't question it, this venue is absolutely the space if you're looking for a intimate, private, beautiful and delicious venue to say I do. We wish we could relive our day all over again and it"s all thanks to L'abboitoir and their amazing staff!
Helen · Married on 08/11/2020
Private Dining Room Wedding L'Abattoir
We had an amazing experience with the team at L'Abattoir. We had less than a month to plan and execute our wedding and the team was more than amazing. They responded any questions we had in a timely manner and provided lots of alternatives to meet our needs. They also provide a list of vendors that they usually work with so you don't need to look for your own. We especially loved that the Private Dining Room was in a separate building from the actual restaurant with its own kitchen downstairs and the dining room upstairs. The dining room area was spacious which we were able to do our ceremony there and then turned into dining room. There was a nice variety of food and beverage selection, and we couldn't emphasize how amazing the food was. Overall, we had a wonderful time and planning was a breeze.Sent on 09/11/2020
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Team of L’Abattoir
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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