John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse

7277 River Road V6X 1X5 Richmond (British Columbia) View map
90 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

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  • Christy Mahlberg, Getting married on 20/10/2018

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    Beautiful venue!

    The UBC Boathouse was an absolutely stunning venue - what a find! The location is beautiful - right by the water, with the mountains in the background. Our guests loved it! The staff was exceptional in the months leading up to our wedding - the most responsive of all of our vendors, answering our questions so quickly and going out of their way to be helpful. We were also very impressed with the day-of venue coordinator who was so professional and so helpful, and went above and beyond. This venue is overall a great value for the money (and additionally, we were married on a Sunday which helped our budget a bit). Because the building and surrounding area are so picturesque, our decor needs were minimal. We would recommend this venue without hesitation to anyone!

    Sent on 29/06/2018
  • Nicole

    Nicole, Married on 24/08/2018

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    Amazing Venue

    My husband and I got married Friday August 24th, 2018 at the John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse. It was a magical day and I couldn’t have asked for a better venue to have our dream wedding at. The boathouse was incredibly organized and professional throughout the entire time! Always there to answer any questions and trust me I asked a lot. They also were two steps ahead of me with the organization of my wedding it was amazing! Thank you so much UBC Boathouse for making our wedding flawless from start to finish and for making it such a night to remember!

    The wedding of Nicole and John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse 1
    Sent on 18/09/2018
  • Mikayla

    Mikayla Swirski, Married on 27/07/2018

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    Absolutely Lovely!

    An absolutely beautiful venue! The dock was lovely for the ceremony, and I appreciated that UBC boathouse had a back up plan in case we were rained out. The reception areas is so open, and made for great photos. We appreciated the list of preferred vendors, which made choosing a catering company easy. The ceremony was delayed by 1.5hours due to 4 car accidents and a nearby fire and UBC boathouse was flexible and didn't miss a beat.

    Sent on 24/08/2018
  • Lexi Tattrie, Married on 21/07/2018

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    UBC Boathouse team surpassed all expectations! Couldn't have planned my wedding without all their support.

    The UBC Boathouse team completely surpassed all expectations. I am very hands-on and organised and Karen + the team were extremely responsive, detailed-oriented and really just had an answer for any of my concerns or worries. It was pretty clear from early on in the wedding planning process that these ladies knew exactly how to run an event with ease and professionalism. Thank you ladies so much for your continued support this year and all that you did to make mine and Marc's day top-notch!

    The wedding of Lexi Tattrie and John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse 2
    Sent on 29/08/2018
  • Teresa L, Married on 26/05/2018

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    Dream venue

    The venue was everything we wanted. The backdrop is stunning and the location is convenient. The staff was responsive and open to our ideas. We loved the flexibility of the space from the outdoor ceremony on the dock to indoor airy space for our reception to the patio bar. We could not have asked for more.

    Sent on 25/08/2018

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