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Last update: January 2023

The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre is a Vancouver-based wedding and event venue on the UBC Point Grey campus. This West Coast-inspired property features rustic cedar, stone, and steel elements, elegantly contrasted by modern furnishings. Accommodating everything from ceremonies to receptions, it offers the perfect setting for a stylish and memorable celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre is a two-time winner of the BC Wedding award and recipient of the Governor Generals Award for Architecture. They offer a range of event spaces to accommodate your ceremony, reception, and cocktail hour. To begin your day at this venue, you can get ready from the comfort of their on-site dressing suite. This is the perfect place to assemble your outfit before making your way down the aisle. Ceremonies are hosted in the Jack Pool Hall, a bright, airy space with high ceilings and 20ft glass windows on all sides. After you tie the knot, you can make your way to the Welcome Centre for a standing cocktail reception with up to 420 guests. This charming space features a marble bar, gas fireplace, self-playing grand piano, and contemporary lounge furniture. In warmer weather, you might consider availing of the attached patio area, which is ideal for intimate gatherings. Later, you can climb their signature cedar staircase, returning to Jack Poole Hall for a seated dinner with up to 300 guests. The neutral colours and minimal-style furnishing in this space make it the perfect blank canvas for a unique and personalized decor theme. It also includes a stage area and dance floor, perfect for an unforgettable evening of entertainment.

Services Offered

Contact The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre to explore their wide range of flexible package options. Their dedicated event manager can support you in planning every aspect of your special day, from choreographing your floor plan to organizing the logistics. They can also provide a list of recommended caterers and vendors for premium food and decor. Food trucks, dessert tables, and mobile beverage services are permitted on-site. They also have a commercial catering kitchen with state-of-the-art equipment to accommodate your culinary team. Rental items include everything from chairs and tables to essential AV equipment, and they provide a day-of coordinator to make sure everything runs smoothly. Additional services include set up, tear down, clean up, valet parking, and much more.

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Andrew D. Married on 24/08/2019
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Fantastic wedding venue and team.

My wife and I had our wedding at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre in August of 2019 and it was a night to remember. The venue is beautiful and the team was great to work with.
Myp S. Married on 30/06/2019
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June 2019 Wedding

We felt so fortunate to have our wedding at the Alumni Centre. Both of us are UBC Alumni and it was incredibly special for us to get married where we first met. The staff were extremely responsive, professional, kind, flexible and collaborative. I would recommend this site to any close friend or family.
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Meet the team

Nicole Sweeney
Nicole Sweeney
Associate Director Facilities

I bring over two decades of experience working in and managing high-profile public and private venues.

I have been leading the alumni UBC facility team for ten years! I helped open the doors to the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre and designed the facilities wedding program.

One of my favorite things about opening the building was buying all the furniture!! I have a thing for elegant sleek modern items that only need decor to highlight the room vs hide it.

I also love building great teams and we have an amazing one. They are knowledgeable, kind, thoughtful and organized. We have an exceptional venue for you to plan your dream wedding in.

Outside of the office I enjoy getting the chance to get outside and go on adventures with my family and dog or sit down with a good book and a large glass of wine.

Gordon  Purchase
Gordon Purchase
Senior Manager Events and Operations Team

I have been in the events and hospitality industry for over 15 years, working as a wedding and conference planner, project manager and venue specialist.

My keen attention to detail, logistics background and overall love for organizing and creating efficient spaces has built a great network for our clients to tap into when looking for something new and unique.

When I'm not organizing everyone else’s events, I'm probably planning my own or unwinding with a glass of scotch and a crossword puzzle.

Amber  Magnus
Amber Magnus
Event and Sales Manager

I have been working in the Wedding & Event industry for over a decade and can’t imagine doing anything else!

I have an immense passion for events and creative concept design and like to think of myself as having contagious enthusiasm. I love personalizing events with our clients and always strive to make the experience seamless and enjoyable.

In my ‘down time’ you may find me camping & adventuring with my two active kids, husband and French Bulldog around BC, or beachcoming near our home in South Surrey.

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