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Celebration On Water

North Vancouver, British Columbia View map

About

Celebration On Water is a restored and fully functioning ferry ship anchored off North Vancouver, British Columbia, in the Mosquito Creek Marina. The first ferry to serve the Southern Gulf Islands, it now functions as one of the most unique wedding venues in all of British Columbia. Its historical character has been preserved, and its location is perfect for views of the harbor, downtown Vancouver, and the North Shore Mountains. The staff works to provide you with a most memorable day, offering menus, services, and customized packages for your ceremony and reception.

Facilities and capacity

The service staff at Celebration On Water will happily work in consultation with you, designing a package to meet your specific needs. Clients can choose from a number of spaces on the ferry to suit the size of their celebration:

  • The Dining Room: seating for 160, reception space for 200, and 1,825 sq. ft.
  • The Main Patio: seating for 150, reception space for 250, and 3,000 sq. ft.
  • The Lounge: seating for 60, reception space for 90, and 1,075 sq. ft.
  • The Upper Patio: seating for 80, reception space for 120, and 2,500 sq. ft.
  • The Wheelhouse Room: reception for 20 and 415 sq. ft.

Services offered

The business will take care of event setups or work with the clients’ choice of outside vendor for decor. Full beverage and food catering is handled in-house. Event planning and event rentals are also offered if required.

Cuisine

Clients will enjoy the dishes of award-winning Chef Laura Morrow, who is passionate in her use of fresh and local seasonal food items. She has prepared a great variety of menus for clients to choose from, or she will work to customize a menu of the clients’ desire. The dinner cuisine offered includes contemporary, Mediterranean, Chinese, and BBQ food, featuring pasta, fresh vegetables, salad, entrées, and desserts. Some sample entrees are prime rib, chicken, salmon, roast pork loin, steak, burgers, and fish. There are also many lighter hors d’oeuvres options for receptions.

Other services

In addition to weddings, Celebration On Water is happy to host anniversaries, bar/bat mitzvahs, birthdays, corporate events, engagement parties, graduations, holiday parties, memorials, proms, and more.

Location

Celebration On Water, anchored off the shoreline of North Vancouver in the Mosquito Creek Marina, is 16 minutes from downtown Vancouver and 50 minutes from Vancouver International Airport.

Highlights

Type

Banquet hall, boat/yacht, historic

Style

Coastal, nautical, waterfront

Event Services

Catering / bar, event planning, event rentals, outside vendors

More information

What kind of settings are available?

Covered outdoor
Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal dinner

What event items are available?

Chairs

What transportation and access is available?

Shuttle
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    Celebration on Water is an incredible venue!! After our first visit, every other venue paled in comparison. The location, service, and staff are all excellent. If you are looking for a beautiful, unique, and quintessential West Coast venue, with all-inclusive and affordable packages, then this is it. They worked with us to accommodate our modest budget, and always responded quickly to my emails. Our wedding guests were blown away by the beauty, and the whole experience. You get the most amazing 360 degree view, on the water, and the best of both worlds: outdoor space with indoor facilities. Highly recommended!
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    Absolutely beautiful views of the city from the boat and incredible venue. That is if the weather is good which it was for our wedding.
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    We had our wedding this summer and it was beautiful at this venue which is a ferry docked in the water with amazing views. We were helped all along the way with our details and Suzanne even had the chef make up special dishes for our buffet which were tradition to our background.

    We got to go and decorate the day before our wedding when her staff were setting up for our dinner. This was great as it was free time for us to get this done and we didn't have to worry about decorating on our wedding day. The staff helped us too!

    The weather was beautiful and we danced outside after dinner and the setting was beautiful with the mountains and city lights and sunset.

    Thank you to the staff for making our day so special.
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    To sum it all up in one sentence... she ruined my wedding day :(

    Regret completely using this venue. Comes across as nice at first but then soon as you sign the contract is opinionated, not flexible, terrible service (the food was cold, awful and not on time. Put my whole wedding behind).

    She disappeared that night and we had to figure out on our own how to turn on the lights because it got dark outside. The venue was super hot so she had fans running which didn't do a thing. In all my pictures there were terrible big rigs and giant construction platforms in the background. There are also a lot of hidden expenses as you have to get the decorations/cake from the shore to the boat oh and all your guests have to attempt to find some kind of parking in North Vancouver and have to pay for it. Oh and did I mention if you want to go over your venue any days prior to the event she only works from 10 am - 2pm so good luck if you want to bring people who work regular 8 - 5 jobs with you.

    Celebration On Water's reply:

    Celebration on Water is under new management. We are so sorry to hear about your experience. Customer satisfaction is our top priority.

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410-233 W.1st Street V7M 1B3 North Vancouver (British Columbia)

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