John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse

7277 River Road V6X 1X5 Richmond (British Columbia) View map
84 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
  • Shilo Hansen, Married on 19/04/2018

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

    Love ubc boathouse!

    Everything about our wedding at the UBC Boathouse was absolutely perfect... From the most stunning scenery of the Fraser River and the mountains, to the very helpful and responsive staff, to the beautiful and well-kept interior. We truly couldn't have picked a better venue.

  • Kelsey Nicole Claydon, Married on 31/03/2018

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

    Perfect Day!

    The staff was very quick and helpful with questions and responses. The views and venue was clean and beautiful. I would have liked to be contacted on the day when the venue decided it was nice enough to have our ceremony outdoors. But other than that it was a flawless wedding!

  • Laura Lilley, Married on 30/03/2018

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

    Stunning Venue!

    When my husband and I were deciding on a venue it was an easy decision to agree on UBC Boathouse. The venue is stunning rain or shine. We booked in November for a late March wedding. We knew the weather would be a toss-up but even if it was pouring rain and storming the venue ... View more would be beautiful. The planning process with UBC Boathouse was very well organized. Karen and Katie were always available to help and were prompt to respond to emails and phone calls. When it came to deciding the floor plan Karen was very helpful and adaptable with working with our vision. The day of the wedding went smooth and we were in luck with sunshine! All our vendors were very happy with their interactions with the venue staff and my husband and I had a fantastic time. We would definitely recommend UBC Boathouse for your wedding. It is great to have a venue with such professional staff that you know your wedding is in good hands. They were able to take a lot of stress off of me which is invaluable while planning a wedding. Thanks UBC Boathouse!!

  • Sarah

    Sarah Prigge, Married on 11/03/2018

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

    Mountain Views & Gorgeous Venue

    Wow! The UBC Boathouse is a stunning venue with a staff that makes wedding venue planning easy. Their website is intuitive with almost all the info you would need and the staff are ready to help with any question or concern. I planned my own wedding -so this is a BIG deal. My now ... View more now husband and I are very chill and did not want to have to think much about the details of the day. Katie helped us to plan it out in about a half hour and let us dream. She is easy to talk to and fun to be around. Everything around finances was smooth and simple with the Boathouse. They are very professional and honest with costs. The UBC Boathouse provides many resources that are very helpful for the day such as sound equipment, tables, chairs, table clothes [extra minimal fee], patio furniture, coat racks, partners to the UBC Boathouse to help plan vendors, and views of the mountains you can’t get anywhere else. Compared to other venues this has the best value. The venue itself has its own character, minimal decor is needed to make it look wonderful. We basically only added florals and lights to make it look how we desired it to. I’m a huge fan of the UBC Boathouse, I will continue to recommend it to everyone I tell about my wedding. We had our wedding on the dock in March! Turned out to be a stunning sunny day, everything ran so smooth. The day of the wedding there was a spectacular sunset and the photos we took were whimsy.

  • Jessica Van Der Kuur, Married on 09/03/2018

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

    Best Experience

    My fiance and I have had nothing but good experience working with the UBC boathouse. We went to the boathouse twice to check it out, take pictures, talk about decorations, etc. And both times were greeted by friendly and helpful staff. We met again 30 days prior to the wedding ... View more and they created a digital floor plan of exactly what we envisioned for our wedding reception. They were glad to accept any changes prior to the wedding or the day of. The night of our wedding went without a hitch, there were no problems, and if there were, I never knew as the UBC boathouse desired a point person other than myself to talk to throughout the night. The facilities are beautiful and easy to use. We appreciated having all the tables and chairs set up as well as the linens, as we ordered them from the UBC boathouse as well. I would highly recommend the UBC boathouse as a destination for any wedding or reception, any time of the year.

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