John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse

7277 River Road V6X 1X5 Richmond (British Columbia) View map
77 reviews

Number of guests 1 to 180

Information about John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse

The John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse is a floating venue in Richmond located on the historic Fraser River with stunning views of the North Shore Mountains. It is located near Richmond's business and entertainment district, as well as Vancouver's International Airport. The venue is perfect for hosting any type of event, but special care is most definitely placed on making sure they help you create the wedding you have always wanted.

Facilities and capacity

The venue captures its outdoor setting throughout the interior event hall space by its floor to ceiling windows on three of the four walls. The Event Hall is complete with a fireplace, lounge furniture, and breathtaking views of the city. Its capacity is for 150 guests for a seated dinner or up to 180 cocktail style function.

Services offered

The UBC Boathouse offers the following services:

  • Event hall with adjoining water-front balcony
  • Venue tables and chairs
  • State of the art multimedia package
  • Lockable change rooms, great for bridal ready spaces
  • Venue Coordinator included for the duration of your rental
  • Complimentary use of their gorgeous lower dock space if you would like to host your ceremony or cocktail hour outdoors

History

The John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse was named after a former UBC rower who won the silver in the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome and who passed away in 2003. Currently, it houses the UBC Thunderbirds rowing program, St. George's School's rowing program, and other rowing and paddling programs in the community.

  • Nº of guests

    From 1 to 180

  • Maximum Capacity

    180

  • Type

    Banquet hall, boat/yacht, marina

  • Style

    City, modern, nautical, waterfront

  • Event Services

    Bridal suite, clean up, event planning, event rentals, liability insurance, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up

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More information about John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse

  • What kind of settings are available? Covered outdoor, indoor, uncovered outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, reception, bridal shower, engagement party
  • What bar services do you provide? Outside alcohol
  • What event items are available? Audio equipment, dance floor, furniture, lighting, chairs, tables, tent accessories, tents
  • What food and beverage items are available? Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, shuttle, valet, wheelchair access
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Set up, clean up, chairs, tables, parking, bridal suite

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Reviews from John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse

4.7 / 5
  • Maria

    Maria Trinidad, Married on 14/10/2017

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Acceptable
    • Flexibility:
      Good
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    It was one of our best decision for a wedding. The venue is beautiful with a good Westcoast vibe. Karen was very responsive and helpful. I advice to get married on a Sunday or weekday to get the cheaper rate.

  • Christine

    Christine Ann Dunkinson, Married on 13/10/2017

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Good
    • Flexibility:
      Good
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    The venue is amazing! Karen was awesome in helping plan out the reception and cermony floor plans! We had an October wedding and couldn’t have asked for better weather however knowing that the staff at the boathouse were ready for rain to make our day run as smoothly as possible eased our minds completely! Thank you for helping us make it a night to remember!

  • Shaleen Tong, Married on 08/10/2017

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Good
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    I can not say enough about how wonderful our experience at the UBC Boathouse was. We hosted a 100 person reception in October, and could not be happier! Karen and the other members of the staff we spoke to were extremely helpful, in person and over the phone whenever we had ... View more questions. I loved that the planner from the Boathouse met us with our other vendors and worked together in order to have a seamless event. Along with the staff, the venue itself is amazing, with clean lines, open space, bright and airy during daylight, romantic during the evening and dazzling at sunset!

  • Justin Tong, Married on 08/10/2017

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Good
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    The UBC Boathouse was the perfect venue for our 100 person wedding reception, the staff were prompt in responding to our questions, and very accommodating to meet our needs. The space is open and bright, and with the large windows and beautiful views that allowed us to be as ... View more minimal or extravagant with our decor as we chose.  Great choice of a venue. Staff also work well very well with other wedding vendors to bring together an event. 

  • Tara-Lynn O'reilly and Sovannara Sin, Married on 07/10/2017

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
    • Responsiveness:
      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Good
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    The venue was absolutely perfect! We could not have asked for a more beautiful space. The outdoor ceremony over looked mountains and the water, and the indoor space was transformed into a rustic and romantic space creating an ambiance that was unforgettable. With the help of the staff and their suggestions, the day was wonderful!

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