The Permanent

330 West Pender St. V6B 1T1 Vancouver (British Columbia) View map
2 reviews

Number of guests 60 to 250

Information 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

  • Nº of guests

    From 60 to 250

  • Maximum Capacity


  • 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$ 500.00

  • Availability

    View calendar

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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$ 500
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • 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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Reviews from The Permanent

4.9 / 5
  • [Private user]

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    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 ... View more 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.

  • Kylie, Married on 23/05/2016

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    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 ... View more 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.

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