L’Abattoir

217 Carrall St V6B 2J2 Vancouver (British Columbia) Map · Phone number
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Number of guests 1 to 50
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About L’Abattoir

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.

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.

  • Number of guests From 1 to 50
  • 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 C$ 2,500.00
  • Plated Service (per head) C$ 90.00
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More information about L’Abattoir

  • 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)
    Stations
  • 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?
    C$ 2500
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    C$ 2500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    C$ 2500
  • 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 buffet service?
    C$ 100
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    C$ 100
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?
    C$ 40
  • 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?
    C$ 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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13 Reviews for L’Abattoir


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Response time 5.0

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  • Morgan

    Morgan W. · Married on 16/10/2020

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    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

    Amelia · Getting married on 06/08/2021

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    Amazing experience!

    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!

    We had an amazing night and that’s in part thanks to the amazing staff and venue st L’Abbatoir!

    Sent on 21/07/2021
  • Candice

    Candice C. · Married on 26/06/2021

    5.0
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    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

    Shirley J. · Married on 19/03/2021

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

    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!

    Sent on 28/06/2021
  • Helen

    Helen · Married on 08/11/2020

    5.0
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      5.0
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    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

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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