The Nest at UBC

6133 University Boulevard V6T 1K0 Vancouver (British Columbia) Map · Phone number
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4.8 out of 5.0
Number of guests 50 to 600

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:

Great Hall

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.

Other facilities

The campus offers other facilities you can visit which include:

  • UBC Botanical Gardens
  • Nitobe
  • Rose Gardens

Other services

The Nest at UBC is also suited for:

  • Conferences
  • Exhibitions
  • Trade shows
  • Number of guests From 50 to 600
  • Maximum Capacity 600
  • Type Ballroom, banquet hall, restaurant
  • Style City, garden, modern
  • Event Services Accommodations, event rentals, outside vendors
  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season C$ 1,200.00
  • Plated Service (per head) C$ 50.00
More information

More information about The Nest at UBC

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1 X Great hall for weddings. 1 restaurant and 1 pit pub for private parties and 40 small bookable rooms
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Uncovered outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Bridal shower
    Engagement party
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Cocktail reception
    Family style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside cake
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Cash bar
    Champagne toast
    House beer
    House wine
    House liquor
    Limited bar
    Liquor license
    Open bar
    Premium liquor
    Signature drink
    Outside alcohol
    Specialty beer
    Specialty wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio equipment
    Dance floor
  • What food and beverage items are available?
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Wheelchair access
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    C$ 1200
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    C$ 500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    C$ 500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Set up
    Clean up
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    C$ 30
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    C$ 25
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?
    C$ 20
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    C$ 15
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Limited bar
    Open bar
    House beer
    Specialty beer
    House wine
    Specialty wine
    Champagne toast
    House liquor
    Premium liquor
    Signature drink

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1 Reviews for The Nest at UBC

4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Response time 5.0
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    Alan Hu · Married on 18 of June of 2016

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    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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