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The View on Lonsdale

North Vancouver, British Columbia View map
4.9 out of 5 rating 13 reviews
50 to 200 Guests

About

The View on Lonsdale is a banquet hall wedding venue located in North Vancouver, British Columbia. This environmentally friendly, contemporary, and versatile property boasts a myriad of alluring and quirky features which make it a truly distinctive place to host a once-in-a-lifetime celebration. Featuring several levels, the top floor affords the couple and their guests with panoramic views of the city as well as the Pacific Ocean.

Facilities and Capacity

From the outside, this location catches the eye with its modern design and stylish architecture. Featuring glass, recycled wood, and elements of metal, it is a multifaceted building that combines numerous materials for a unique look. Upon entry, everyone is greeted by an inviting lobby space which would be an ideal place to enjoy a cocktail hour. What’s more, the Gordon Smith Gallery makes for a suitable place to mix and mingle surrounded by artistry and sophistication. For the all-important ceremony, an onsite park provides a charming area where the couple can say “I do” and hand each other their special rings. Underneath the stone archway, the to-be-weds can stand as their guests share the special moment. After the milestone moment has taken place and the couple has become newlyweds, the wedding party can make their way to celebrate the reception.

Undoubtedly, the fifth floor is the venue’s pièce de résistance as it is where the partying and revelries can take place. A multifaceted event area, it provides breathtaking views of different sceneryocean, mountains, and sky. Separated by retractable walls into three different areas, it can become one single area when these are removed. A deck area/roof patio is also available to make use of. Overall, the capacity of The View on Lonsdale is between 50 and 245 people, making it suitable for intimate or lavish gatherings.

Services Offered

Owing to a range of package choices, the happy couple can select the one that best suits their preferences. An event planning service is offered to ease your stress, while event rentals such as chairs, tables, lighting, and audio equipment are available. Setup and cleanup services are also available, while talented professionals and companies are welcome on site to add bespoke touches to the wedding-day experience.

Cuisine

The View on Lonsdale’s partnership with Forage Catering allows them to provide a delightful culinary experience for couples and guests. Harnessing local produce, they also aim for organic ingredients to create dishes that are as expertly crafted as they are palate-pleasing. Hors d’oeuvres, plated meals, buffet selections, family-style fare, and much more can be presented. In addition, beer, wine, Champagne, and specialty drinks can be served up.

To set up a viewing please contact Mark Fitzgerald. email: mark@foragecatering.com

Highlights

Availability

Type

Ballroom, banquet hall

Style

City, coastal, modern

Event Services

Catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$3,522

Plated Service (per head)

$60

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

Up to 3 separate or one big space

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
Family style
French service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

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
Lighting
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair access

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

Yes

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

$2,006

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

Yes

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

$2,049

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

$1,582

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Chairs
Tables
Lighting/sound
Parking

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$57

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$52

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$12

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake cutting
Dessert

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartenders
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    Lena L. Married on 21/04/2018
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    The View is the BEST!

    Stunning views, amazing staff, fantastic food, exceptional professionalism, and not enough wonderful adjectives to describe how the whole event turned out. Huge thank you to Allison for making it all so easy to organize, for providing support and ideas and doing so much of the planning on our behalf.

    Would do it all again in a heartbeat!

    xoxo,
    Lena and Peter
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    Katrina J. Married on 07/10/2017
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    Allison, The View and Forage Caterinf were wonderful! Allison was positive, helpful and generous with her time. She was very responsive during the planning process and always willing to help.
    In addition, during the set up and the event the entire Forage Catering team was fantastic. All of the staff truly went above and beyond. Everyone seemed to really care about the event, was professional, kind, helpful and friendly. The venue is great, the food was amazing, the crew was awesome and we could not have asked for anything different for our wedding. Highly recommended!!
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    Maddy L. Married on 19/08/2017
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    I loved our wedding at the View. We had our ceremony on the patio overlooking the city of Vancouver and the reception inside. The View really does live up to it's name. They were great with letting up set up the day before and picking items up in the loading bay at a later day after the wedding.
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    Patrick E. Married on 12/08/2017
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    The View was an incredible venue for our wedding, and Allison Westbridge and the team at Forage Catering were amazing. The view is a stunning locale for a wedding with amazing scenery, and a very modern and spacious interiors. The food was absolutely spectacular, and Allison was extremely helpful, responsive and flexible.
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    Asako M. Married on 09/07/2017
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    My husband and I were amazed by the venue manager Allison's hospitality and customer service, also friendly staffs, great catering foods, we would recommend to everyone getting married in North Vancouver.
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    Shannon M. Married on 28/04/2018
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    Book this space!

    I felt like I hit the wedding planning jackpot with this venue. It's great value, and it's beautiful. No one knows about it, which is great because then your wedding and pictures aren't in the same place as someone else you probably already know. There's tons of parking for guests, and the loading in/out of your event is easy. Allison was also so wonderful; She was always ready to help, liaise with vendors, or offer a suggestion to me when I reached out for her expertise. We got so many compliments on the space and the food from Forage (the food was a huge, huge hit). It's a great, flexible space - especially if you get creative with it.
    My only complaint, and it's minor, was the bartenders provided by The View opened up bottles of liquor (so they would be easy to open on pour later) in advance. By opening them early it meant we could not return the product to the liquor store.
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    Trisha Married on 13/08/2016
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    We had our Wedding Ceremony and the Reception at the View on Lonsdale. There is a reason why they call it - " The View", as everyone was mesmerized by the surroundings. But that was just one of the many things that us and our 170 guests were impressed by; The food catered by Forage was absolutely delicious and the service was exceptional. Also throughout the planning stages, Allison was always prompt in her responses and assisting us with any questions we may had. Our expectations were exceeded and we and our guests had such a wonderful time. Our big day wouldn't have been the same if it wasn't for this venue and the hard work of their whole team! Thank you for everything.
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    Sara T. Married on 04/06/2016
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    I can't say enough about The View on Lonsdale. As soon as we saw the space we knew that it was exactly what we were looking for. The entire planning process was so easy with Allison. On our actual wedding day I had so many comments from guests on how amazing the venue was, the fantastic service and the wonderful food. I truly believe our wedding would not have been the same at any other venue. As a wedding planner myself, I have very high standards and they surpassed them all! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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    Corinna K. Married on 31/08/2019
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    Best View Ever

    So happy we went with this venue ! We had a fantastic time and so did all of our guests . Highly recommend . Our wedding photos are fantastic .
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    Tori A. Married on 23/07/2016
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    Worth Every Single Penny!! We had our ceremony and reception here and it was pure perfection. The view and venue is absolutely breathtaking. I highly recommend pipe and draping the inside venue space as it completely transforms the room. There is no other venue that has a view that compares to it. Breathtaking and perfect!

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Meet the Team

Welbert  Choi
Welbert Choi
Executive Chef

Chef Welbert Choi is quietly driven. Everything he does is steeped in his innate creativity.

Welbert was born in Hong Kong. He and his family moved to North Burnaby during his teenage years. He trained at Dubrulle Culinary Institute. His resume includes catering at the Hilton Burnaby, working in the kitchen at Opus’s former restaurant Elixir, and he helped open Forage in 2012 as Pastry Chef. After 2 years, he was given the title of Forage’s Chef de Cuisine. He has run daily operations in the Forage kitchen since that time. Now he is the Executive Chef of Forage, Timber, and Forage Catering.

He believes that it is the responsibility of all Vancouver chefs to help build long term farming, fishing and foraging legacies in BC for generations to come by working closely with local producers.

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2121 Lonsdale Avenue V7M 2K6 North Vancouver (British Columbia)

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