The John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse is a floating venue in Richmond, British Columbia located on the historic Fraser River. Boasting stunning views of the North Shore Mountains, it is conveniently 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 and is sure to make an impression on guests. Special care and attention to detail is taken by the staff, who strive to help couples create the wedding day of their dreams.
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The venue takes advantage of its distinct setting throughout. The interior event hall features floor-to-ceiling windows that welcome in the scenic vistas that surround the boathouse. The space is completed by a fireplace and lounge furniture as well as artistic wood carvings that are cast in relief by its ample natural light. The venue has a capacity of up to 150 guests for a seated dinner, and space for up to 180 attendees to enjoy a sophisticated cocktail party. Vows can be exchanged outside on the lower dock, which is also an ideal space to gather in the interlude between ceremony and reception.
The UBC Boathouse’s staff includes experienced events specialists. They offer a wide range of services including a coordination service that makes planning big days that much easier. Their multi-media package takes care of all a couple’s audiovisual needs, and they can provide access to furniture rentals. The management also offers access to a private get-ready space for the wedding party to avail of. The staff can help set everything up for a couple’s big day and will assist them to take everything back down again after the party has ended.
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. Currently, it houses the UBC Thunderbirds rowing program and the St. George’s School’s rowing program. The venue also frequently hosts other rowing and paddling programs in the community.
Ballroom, banquet hall, boat/yacht, marina
City, modern, nautical, waterfront
Bridal suite, clean up, event planning, event rentals, liability insurance, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up
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