The Permanent

330 West Pender St. V6B 1T1 Vancouver (British Columbia) Map · Phone number
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About The Permanent

The Permanent is a Vancouver-based event space and banquet hall that specializes in hosting elegant weddings and other private events in its unique facilities. Formerly the first Western branch of The Bank of Canada - this historic venue has been fully renovated and restored to offer beautiful details inclusive of stained glass and sixteen-foot bar for your special celebration. With updated amenities, the space can host your special event with old world charm and modern elegance.

Facilities and capacity

The stunning facilities found at The Permanent include some furniture, accessories, kitchen & bar equipment your event will require. The Main Dining Hall is ideal for receptions and can accommodate 130 seated guests and 250 and above for a standing reception.

The Permanent is a licensed venue with a thorough bar menu and talented staff of servers. * Please note that all alcohol must be purchased through the venue and served by the venue.

Services offered

Renting out The Permanent for your upcoming wedding may include the following services for a successful event. The services offered include the following:

  • Clean up
  • Front door security
  • Event planning
  • Bridal suite
  • Cocktail Tables (linens not included)
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Two wireless microphones
  • Projector & internet
  • Outside vendors
  • Access to our list of preferred vendors

  • Number of guests From 60 to 250
  • Maximum Capacity 250
  • Type Ballroom, banquet hall, historic
  • Style City, classic, glamorous, vintage
  • Event Services Bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, outside vendors
  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season C$ 4,000.00
More information

More information about The Permanent

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    No minimum required.
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    One, the whole venue is booked out to a single client at a time.
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal shower
    Engagement party
    Rehearsal dinner
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash bar
    Champagne toast
    House beer
    House wine
    House liquor
    Limited bar
    Liquor license
    Open bar
    Premium liquor
    Signature drink
    Specialty beer
    Specialty wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio equipment
    Furniture
    Chairs
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    Glassware
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Shuttle
    Valet
    Wheelchair access
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    C$ 4000
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    C$ 4000
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Clean up
    Chairs
    Tables
    Glassware
    Lighting/sound
    Bridal suite
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    C$ 12
  • 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
    Bartenders

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3 Reviews for The Permanent


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.3
  • Response time 4.7
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    Bobbie · Married on 14/07/2018

    4.4
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Fairytale Wedding

    The most beautiful venue for a wedding! We did both our ceremony and reception there— it was an absolute Fairytale! The back bar and inside of the vault are a hidden treasure that only people attending events get to experience for themselves. We got married in front of the vault— minimal decor needed because it’s so unique by itself! Loved this venue and would highly reccomend it!

    Sent on 27/10/2018

    The Permanent's reply:

    Bobbie! Thank you SO much for this very special review.. You were a DREAM couple to host - and I know all of your vendors felt that way....

    Wishing you all the love and happiness xo The Permanent
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    Kylie · Married on 23/05/2016

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Incredible! The building is stunning and is so well maintained. It was everything I could have imagined. The location in Vancouver is great. Nicole and her team were such a pleasure to work with. Nicole made our experience with The Permanent a memorable one - both wedding planning and our wedding day went by seamlessly, much thanks to her and her team!
    We were working within a more conservative budget, and although the cost of the Permanent was above what we had originally intended on spending, we found it to be well worth our money! They offer many amenities/services within their venue package and as they continue to flourish as a business I've noticed that more complementary services have been added to their venue package.

    Sent on 25/07/2016

    The Permanent's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Kylie! It was such a pleasure to work with you and we wish you and Kevan all the best as newlyweds!
  • [Anonymous]

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    My now husband and I were engaged for about 3 years, and booked The Permanent about two years prior to our wedding. We had been looking at venues for a long time, and The Permanent ticked all of our boxes: great location, open late, and a stunning space.

    My husband and I are both not planners, and neither of us had a lot of time to devote to planning the wedding. Nicole and her team went above and beyond to help us plan the perfect day. She was incredibly responsive (over our two year planning period) and always had great, practical solutions to all of my questions.

    Our wedding was very simple - evening ceremony followed by cocktails and canapé reception. The space required very little to make it look incredibly beautiful. All we had to do was provide some candles and black linens and it looked like a millionaire's ball. The Permanent team had a phenomenal eye for making a little decor go a long way, and every single guest commented on how the wedding was unique and beautiful.

    We could not be happier with our wedding day. We had a vision of what we wanted and the team at The Permanent executed it perfectly. It was stress free, easy, and we created beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.

    If you are looking to have a wedding in Vancouver I would highly recommend The Permanent. It's easy for your guests to access, they don't make you start shutting down at 11:30 (which a lot of venues do), they are incredibly easy to work with, and there is no venue that compares to the beautiful historical architecture of the building.

    Sent on 07/01/2017

    The Permanent's reply:

    Thank you so much S&A! It was such a pleasure to work with you and to see your vision come to fruition! Thank you for trusting in us - doing a site visit at a venue that is still under construction can be so scary - but you had faith that it would all come together, and indeed it did.

    All the best to you both on your new life together!

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