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.
9 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
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
Renae B. · Married on 23/10/2020
Our Dream Intimate Wedding Dinner
We had a small intimate wedding of 30 guests at this venue, and it was perfect, we had our ceremony in the venue & took photos in the courtyard surrounding. Lainey at L'abbatoir was very responsive & helpful with the planning & the venue were felixible to find a solution to any requests. The food was incredible! with many guests saying it was the best wedding food they've ever had at a wedding. thank you to everyone at L'abbatoir for helping make our wedding day so special.Sent on 09/11/2020
Mehrdad F. · Married on 20/09/2020
Micro-wedding reception at L'Abattoir
We had decided in August to throw a micro-wedding in September. Given the short notice, obviously there were some challenges in finding a great venue. However, we were very lucky that L'Abattoir has an availability for a Sunday evening late in September.Sent on 01/10/2020
We could never be happier with a better option. The team (Lainey, Alexis) were so helpful, friendly and responsive throughout the process and walked us through each step of the way.
During the reception, Ashwan and the rest of the staff were truly helpful for providing the support we and our guests needed during the evening. The food was absolutely amazing and delicious. We really had a great time (much more than what we had expected) and we are very thankful to the team at L'Abattoir for that.
We definitely recommend them for your next micro-party/wedding ceremony!
Catherine W. · Married on 19/09/2020
The entire experience from start to finish was great. Planning our new wedding option during a pandemic was stressful enough, but the team at L'Abattoir was great. Lainey was super helpful and accommodating to all the changes we made along the way down to the last couple of days before the event. On the day of, the staff were friendly, professional, and respectful of our spaces and safety protocols were all followed which we appreciated. One of the best decisions we made was to have our wedding dinner here!Sent on 28/09/2020
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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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