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Sage

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About

Sage Catering is the exclusive Caterer at the University Centre which is a venue located in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia Point Grey Campus. This Arthur Erickson designed venue specializes in hosting weddings and private functions on its lovely garden premises. A romantic wedding at Sage is just a few clicks away!

Facilities and capacity

With stunning views of the Georgia Strait and North Shore Mountains, the facilities offered by Sage Catering include a courtyard and two patio areas near the Rose Gardens which can be used for outdoor ceremonies. It also offers up to 8 private event spaces located on 3 different levels. It has a capacity for up to 250 guests.

Services offered

The University Centre is an ideal venue for small to mid size weddings. The services it offers include the following:

  • Set up / Tear down
  • Tables & chairs
  • Linens & napkins
  • Clothed cake & guest book tables
  • Flatware, glassware & tableware
  • Table stands & numbers
  • Bridal suite & coat room
  • Dance floor
  • Podium & microphone

Cuisine

The cuisine offered by Sage Catering is modern West Coast cuisine prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Chef Eric Meyer created the menu concept which includes both organic and fair trade items whenever possible. The cuisine options include:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations

Highlights

Type

Ballroom, banquet hall, historic, restaurant

Style

City, coastal, garden, glamorous, modern

Event Services

Bridal suite, cake, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$1,500

Plated Service (per head)

$70

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

9

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
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
Outside alcohol
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Dance floor
Furniture
Lighting
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair access

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?

$1,500

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?

$1,500

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

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Event planning
Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/sound

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$70

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$45

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

$35

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?

$8

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

Limited bar
House beer
Specialty beer
House wine
House liquor
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    Katie C. Married on 08/10/2022
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    Beautiful venue with great staff

    My fiance and I were very happy with our reception at Sage! The venue is a great space, and Michael, our catering coordinator, was very organized and responsive. The evening went smoothly and we received many compliments from our guests on the quality of the food.
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    Dee W. Married on 24/09/2022
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    Amazing Venue to get married at!

    Sage is such a beautiful venue to get married at! We had the ceremony inside the ideas lounge, cocktail hour on the patio and the reception in the main restaurant area.
    Michael and the staff at Sage were amazing to work with!! Michael was super responsive to all of our emails and so flexible with all of our requests.

    They don't typically do rehearsals, but were able to accommodate us just before our big day even with their busy schedule.

    Sage has so many options to choose from including buffet style, family style, or multiple course dinner. We chose a 5 course dinner and added canapes for cocktail hour and late night snacks (which were a hit!!).

    They worked with our Coordinator from Elle Weddings really well and the day went by so smoothly with no hiccups!

    Beautiful venue and worth a look!
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    Jessica H. Married on 27/11/2021
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    Delicious food

    Delicious food and professional service
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    Alex P. Married on 13/11/2021
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    UBC Sage - 10/10 Would Recommend!

    We had such a great experience with UBC Sage... they put together a beautiful wedding in less than two months, and they were a delight to deal with. Meagan was our contact and she went above and beyond - answering my 4-5 emails a day, searching her own house for a steamer for my dress, making sure all of my million dietary requests were met for all of our guests, providing a special chair and extension cord for my gran to have a comfortable seat and heating pad for dinner... she was just so lovely. Everyone was raving about the food (we did the Lion's Bay menu with an added gnocchi course - delish), and the we thought the prices (both food and beverage) were very reasonable. Can't say enough about this venue!
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    Laura W. Married on 30/10/2021
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    Great Food and Super Easy to Work With

    We had our wedding at Cecil Green, which has Sage as the in-house caterer. The food was very tasty, and there were plenty of options for everyone. (Levi reached out to me a while before the wedding to make sure there would be special vegan options for myself and a few of the guests, since there wasn't a vegan entree on any of there buffet menus.)

    They were very responsive and easy to work with through the planning process. Since we were working without a coordinator, they helped us with figuring out how much food to order and fine-tune our timeline.

    On the day of, everything ran like clockwork. Everything was ready when we needed it and everything ran perfectly on schedule. (And the food was great!)

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    Cherlyn Married on 22/10/2021
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    Phenomenal food & staff

    “I’M TELLING YOU THAT FOOD WAS SO GOOD!” These were the words of one of my good friends, whose husband is a chef and owns a restaurant on South Granville. Other quotes from my wedding guests include, “that steak was so incredibly tender” and, “Sablefish is my favourite, but it never tasted so good before!”. My vegan friend came up to me during dinner, fork in hand and said, “you have to try this. It’s the best mushroom I’ve ever had”. In fact, every time I ran into a friend after our wedding, the memory of the food would come back to them, and mid-sentence, their eyes would widen and they’d say, “oh my god! The food!” It was so rewarding to hear how the people I loved felt nourished and beyond satisfied with their meal at our wedding. The catering and bartending staff were also phenomenal! They were so friendly and helpful – I remember one staff who held my plate for me at the buffet while I held the train of my dress up. And I can’t thank Levi enough, who was our food and beverage manager. He always answered my emails in a timely way, and he managed to snag the last few rental patio warmers in the city before our October wedding. Because we were married during pandemic restrictions, dancing wasn’t permitted indoors, but with the patio warmers and a covered patio, our guests sang karaoke and danced their hearts out!
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    Felicia L. Married on 05/09/2021
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    Great service and delicious flavors from around the world.

    Working with Sage Catering for our wedding at Cecil Green Park House has been a dream. Levi, the business development manager, was very flexible when it came to our ever-changing needs and wants. He was communicative and responsive to our emails, even with the busy wedding season, and never failed to update us throughout the wedding planning process. Levi and the Sage staff were able to accommodate our guests' allergies and dietary restrictions, and we still get compliments on the food, especially the salmon, scallops and pork belly, brisket sliders, and the baos. Thank you Levi and the entire staff at Sage Catering for making our dream wedding menu our reality, and for making the delicious spread of food that encompassed both of our different cultures.
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    Kelly M. Married on 05/09/2021
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    Highly recommend!

    Sage was very accommodating in planning a wedding during COVID! Nicky in particular was fantastic in answering all our questions, and seeing our vision come to life. Nicky is like a pseudo wedding planner and very knowledgeable. The Sage venue itself is fantastic because their are multiple different settings allowing for reception/ceremony indoors or outdoors. We did a buffet for our reception and we’re shocked how good the food was!
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    Farook A. Married on 21/08/2021
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    Farook Ali

    Nicky Lau was awesome in helping us with our daughter wedding, brilliantly done to help us, Tnks Nicky.
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    Jennifer L. Married on 30/07/2021
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    Rose Garden and Sage Wedding July 2021

    We held our wedding at the Rose Garden and Sage Bistro in July 2021 (originally rescheduled from May 2020). Nicky, the event coordinator was incredible to work with. He was immediately responsive to any questions we had, and most importantly, very flexible when it came to changes due to COVID (we ended up rescheduling 3 times!). He clearly showed that he cares for the couples he works with and wants them to have the most amazing day - which we did!

    The venue itself was gorgeous, and the staff were all wonderful. Many of our guests were amazed at the ocean and coastal mountain views from the Rose Garden and the Sage Patio. The food was incredible (and exactly as we remembered it from our tasting), and all of our guests were raving about the food, from the cocktail hour to the late night snack. We can't recommend this beautiful venue more!

Awards

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Sage Real Weddings

Eoin & Grace
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Nancy & Daryl
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Nat & Sam
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Andrea & Gwill
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Kelly & Brendan
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Rita & Amir
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