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The Permanent is a Vancouver, British Columbia-based wedding venue that specializes in hosting elegant occasions 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. The banquet hall features many beautiful details, such as stained glass and a sixteen-foot bar for your special celebration. With updated amenities, the hall boasts a union of old-fashioned charm and modernity that appeals to prospective newlyweds.

Facilities and Capacity

The Permanent provides stunning facilities and home comforts for guests, ensuring a memorable visit. High-quality furnishings and decors create a desirable backdrop to wedding events, setting an ambience enriched with romance and possibility. The venue is fully equipped with kitchens, bar tools, and dining furniture for weddings of up to 130 seated guests. For non-seated receptions, there is ample space for 250 guests to comfortably mingle and celebrate the big day. The Permanent is a licensed venue with a thorough bar menu and talented staff of servers.

Services Offered

You may exclusively hire the banquet hall at The Permanent for your upcoming wedding. Packages include event rentals such as tables, chairs, lighting, and security. Full-service bar packages are also available to complement the occasion, staffed by professional bartenders who will serve freshly prepared beverages. Choose between open and cash bars stocked with premium or house wines, beers, and liquors. Additional services such as on-site dressing rooms, microphones, projector screens, and event management are also provided for your added enjoyment.

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How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

One, the whole venue is booked out to a single client at a time.

Describe your venue:

Banquet hall

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What kind of settings are available?


Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bridal suite
Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Outside vendors

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
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Audio equipment

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 peak season?


What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?


Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?


Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Clean up
Bridal suite

What is the starting price per person for bar service?


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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96% Recommended by couples

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Rachel K. Married on 23/09/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Incredible Service

I loved it! Amazing and helpful bar staff, lovely venue, great location. Again pros at what they do our day was so so so seamless.
Christine R. Married on 24/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful detail

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!
Bobbie Married on 14/07/2018
4.4 out of 5 rating

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!
Kylie Married on 23/05/2016
4.8 out of 5 rating
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.
5 out of 5 rating
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.
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330 West Pender St. V6B 1T1 Vancouver (British Columbia)
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