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In the heart of Gastown lies historic Gaoler’s Mews; now home to L'Abattoir's Private Dining Room. Separate from the restaurant and accessed by a courtyard, the lovingly-preserved, original brick-and-beam private building exudes warmth and charm while sleek glass and steel finishings give the space a contemporary, sophisticated ambiance. Upon entering through the main floor open kitchen, the sounds and smells created by our team of talented Chefs generate a behind-the-scenes atmosphere of anticipation, impressing passing guests en route to the second floor private dining space.

Upstairs is awash with natural light by day and illuminated by barbed wire chandeliers come nightfall. The six hundred square foot space can be left open or, depending on the size and style of your event, divided by noise reducing wooden walls. For a more intimate engagement, each side has its own private entrance and seats up to twenty four guests; the open space can accommodate a maximum of fifty seated guests or a standing reception of up to seventy guests. A gathering in L'Abattoir's Private Dining Room is a carefully orchestrated yet seemingly effortless affair. Refined, indulgent, memorable.

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Allison C. Married on 15/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Intimate Wedding Venue!

L'Abattoir was perfect for our intimate (~44 person) wedding. We held our Ceremony & Reception in the space.

The space is so beautiful on its own with exposed brick, wooden ceiling beams, and natural light - so minimal decor is needed. The food, dessert, and drink is top notch: they're one of the best restaurants in Vancouver -- the quality is incredible even when they're cooking for a group in their Private Dining Room (pleasantly surprising portion size that you would not expect for a restaurant of this caliber). The service is where this venue wins out - we did not have a planner, and the L'Abattoir Events Team did an excellent job answering all our questions and giving us tips along the way. On the day of, the L'Abattoir service team was incredibly attentive to our guests - it seriously felt like we were getting 5 star treatment throughout the process.

Don't hesitate to host your wedding, rehearsal dinner, or any special event in this space. You won't regret it!!
Kelly L. Married on 10/09/2023
4.4 out of 5 rating

Kelly and Jacob's Wedding

Everything went well with the help of every staff member of L'Abattoir's team. Although we wish the food would come a little more faster, they tasted amazing as I expected to be. For the bread, I thought we would be getting the ones like when we were dining in the restaurant but there might be miscommunication in between. It would be nice to have different sort of bread if that's an option because this is one of the reason why I chose this restaurant. Overall, I would say everyone enjoyed the service and food. Jacob and I will be back for our anniversary day next time, and would love to experience sitting in the Atrium. Thanks again!
Rika I. Married on 01/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great night it was

We had evening ceremony and reception.
It was great.
Sohee P. Married on 26/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect for small, intimate wedding!

L'abattoir was perfect for our recent intimate wedding!
The whole event team was very helpful and professional during the entire procedure, from preparation to the actual event and even after it was done. Lainey and Emma always answered my questions promptly and timely with clear information, so I was not worried about the event going smoothly. On the wedding day, Correy and the team helped us a lot before, during, and after the ceremony and dinner, which gave us a lot of ease of mind.
The venue location was easy to find for the guests, and the interior was simple and calm, which was perfect for our decor plan. Needless to say, the dinner was just great, and all our guests enjoyed it a lot.
If anyone is looking for a venue for a small event, especially an intimate wedding, I highly recommend L'abattoir!
Sarah L. Married on 12/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

10/10 Excellent!

Over the top excellence. The team was so efficient and professional, from the moment we first contacted them to the end of the evening and after. The food was DELICIOUS and left all of our guests raving. The venue was perfect for a small ceremony and dinner with plenty of room for dancing after, plus the courtyard outside makes a wonderful location for quick and easy family photos that also look great! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Shannon B. Married on 08/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

10/10 Venue

We were very lucky to have our wedding reception and dinner at L'Abattoir with 34 guests on July 8th, 2023. L'Abattoir is one of the best restaurants in Vancouver and they certainly lived up to the expectations we had - the food was delectable, the service was impeccable, and our night was absolutely PERFECT!
The food was delicious, one of the best meals we've ever had. L'Abattoir was also able to take any dietary restrictions some of our family members had and made their meals accordingly, which was very much appreciated.
We were extremely impressed by the level of service from everyone on the team, everyone was very professional and considerate. Our event coordinator, Lainey, was excellent to work with - a true pro, she was extremely organized and reliable. She made sure we had everything we needed before the big day, ensuring that the night would progress flawlessly!
Special shout out to all of the wait staff that worked our wedding - Yang, Corey, Emma, Sarah, and Anton were a key part to making us feel very well taken care of throughout the night. They all went above and beyond for us and we are very grateful!
We had a fairly low-key reception with no decorations (the venue by itself is gorgeous!) and we were really happy with how everything turned out. I would highly recommend this exceptional venue to anyone wanting a cozy and intimate event with heavenly food and outstanding service!
Brittany B. Married on 13/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A wonderful wedding experience

Lainey and the rest of the team at L'Abattoir went above and beyond for our wedding. We held our ceremony and reception there in May 2023 and everything was just perfect. From the day we viewed the venue, until we left the reception, the staff treated us with a professionalism and kindness that went above and beyond. Not only did they help us organize our day, but they were just as excited for us to walk down the aisle as we were. Our guests raved about the space, and several mentioned that it was the best meal they've ever had. I would recommend them to anyone looking for an intimate wedding.
Phylicia D. Married on 18/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding Dinner

L'Abattoir was the perfect venue to have our intimate wedding, consisting of 20 people. The service was impeccable and the food was delightful. Everyone had an amazing time and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding dinner! The L'Abattoir Events Team were very helpful throughout the entire planning process! We highly recommend L'Abbattoir for any special event. Thank you L'Abattoir for making our wedding dinner amazing!
Faye Married on 29/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The Best Night Ever

The events team at L’Abattoir were beyond fantastic. The service, food, and all communications with them were flawless. our guests raved about the beauty of the space, the dining and that they never had an empty glass. The pours were real!

Lainey was wonderful to work with. Sean was incredible. It was truly an essential piece of the best day of our lives.
Nancy L. Married on 09/07/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

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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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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