About The Nest at UBC
Located in the heart of UBC’s forested campus, the 5-storey Nest building is bathed in natural light and features some 250,000 square feet of event space. With six thoughtfully-designed indoor venues, and two outdoor spaces offering sweeping mountain vistas, they can accommodate any size or style of event. Set among stunning mountain vistas, The Nest is surrounded by 21,625 square feet of outside plaza space, giving you the feeling of being ‘away from it all’ despite being only 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver and 20 minutes from Vancouver International Airport (YVR). They’re in the business of bringing people together in a unique space that encourages interaction and engagement, so whether it’s personal or business connections being nurtured in The Nest, their experienced team and one-of-a-kind environment ensure every event is memorable. Enquire today.
Facilities and capacity
The facilities and capacity of the AMS Student Nest includes 40 modern bookable spaces that range from 100 to 11,000 square feet. It is a LEED platinum certified venue and one of the world's most sustainable buildings. It seats up to 600 guests.
Their facilities include the following:
With 8,782 square feet of highly flexible function space and soaring ceilings reaching 22 feet, The Great Hall can be configured to meet the needs of every type of event you could imagine; from weddings to award ceremonies, galas to tradeshows, and corporate parties to celebrations of life. A sky wall allows us to create smaller spaces for more intimate events, whilst four state-of-the-art media screens allow you to show presentations, video or simply display your branding. Floor-to-ceiling windows wrap around the east and south edges of the Great Hall, providing abundant natural light, and when the sun goes down there are many different lighting options for you to choose from to ensure the ambiance is perfect.
The Gallery Lounge & Patio
For wedding or event sizes of up to 200 guests, The Gallery & Patio, with its high ceilings, full service bar and outside terrace, offers a stylish contemporary vibe. The lounge can be configured for a traditional sit-down meal, buffet-style dining, or a canapé reception. And with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating you can always opt for al fresco dining, moving indoors later on in the evening.
Rooftop Garden Patio
Their private Rooftop Garden is perfect for family-style weddings and smaller events. Located on the fifth floor of The Nest building, the mountain backdrop set against stunning views of UBC’s forested campus make for memorable special occasions. On sun-drenched days, the rooftop cover offers ample shade from the sun and creates a cozy setting for you and your guests on beautiful summer evenings.
The team of culinary experts at AMS can fulfill any catering desire, from casual dining to a full service catered event. They offer an organic, 100% Ocean Wise certified menu which provides a sustainable yet fine dining experience for you and your guests.
For your guests who are visiting, the campus' partner offers accommodation with suites and dorm-style rooms. Each residence is safe and secure and continues to apply the shared value of sustainability in each building with proper disposal areas for recycling.
The campus offers other facilities you can visit which include:
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Recommended by 96% of couples
Alan Hu · Married on 18/06/2016
Major thumb's-up for AMS Catering and the Nest! They were the easiest and most helpful to deal with out of everyone associated with the wedding. Sterling Aurel even gave us great leads on vendors for flowers and the cake, tracked down the chocolate fountain my bride always wanted, etc. The food was fantastic -- I didn't get much, but everyone else raved about it. They handled a variety of dietary restrictions effortlessly, too. We were married in the Performance Theatre and had the reception in the Perch.Sent on 07/07/2016
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