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.
Renting out The Permanent for your upcoming wedding may include the following services for a successful event. The services offered include the following:
4 Reviews for The Permanent
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Christine R. · Married on 24/10/2020
We recently got married at The Permanent. When going back and forth on a where to get married; Regina or Vancouver, we came across this venue. It is absolutely stunning; from the show stopping stain glass ceiling, tile work on the floor, to the features around the entire space.
We got married during covid times and had to change our wedding plans a lot. We were fortunate to sneak it in while the guidelines were still 50. I was worried that the space would be too small downsizing from a 130 person to 45 but it wasn't! The space was filled beautifully and never once did I feel like the space felt empty.
A lot of our guests commented on how amazing the space was and I couldn't agree more!Sent on 24/11/2020
Bobbie · Married on 14/07/2018
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....
Kylie · Married on 23/05/2016
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!Sent on 25/07/2016
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.
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!
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.Sent on 07/01/2017
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.
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.
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