Vancouver Aquarium

845 Avison Way V6G 3E2 Vancouver (British Columbia) View map

Number of guests 50 to 2

Information about Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium is quite possibly the most authentic and unique venue in entire city of Vancouver. Imagine feasting and dancing with a natural backdrop of thousands of colourful, tropical fish and marvelous aquatic life. Weddings of all sizes are welcome as the Aquarium has the facilities and space to host large formal weddings or smaller, intimate weddings. You wanted impressive photos of your celebration too? Then look no further than this venue full of sea life.

Facilities and capacity

The whole venue has over 100,000 square feet of event space nestled amongst a stunning world full of marine life all around you. The facilities offered include the following spaces, all with plated dinner options upon request:

  • Entire Aquarium: This space has a capacity for up to 600 for a buffet dinner and up to 2,000 for a cocktail reception.
  • Main Building PLUS: This area has a capacity for up to 500 guests for a buffet and up to 1,300 for a cocktail reception.
  • North Aquarium: This area can accommodate 400 guests for a buffet dinner and up to 1,000 for a cocktail reception.
  • Main Building: This area has a capacity for up to 300 guests for a buffet and up to 600 for a cocktail reception.
  • Entire Top Floor: This floor can accommodate up to 250 guests for a buffet and up to 500 for a cocktail reception.
  • 3/4 Top Floor: This space has a capacity for up to 150 guests for a buffet dinner and up to 350 for a cocktail reception.
  • Upper Teck Connections: This gallery has a capacity for up to 100 guests for a buffet and 200 for a cocktail reception.
  • Teck Engagement Gallery: This space is ideal for smaller wedding of up to 80 guests for a buffet dinner and up to 175 for a cocktail reception.
  • Arctic Canada: This space is also great for a small wedding of 100 guests for a buffet and 130 for a cocktail reception.
  • Courtyard: This outdoor space can be used for your ceremony or and outdoor reception of 225 guests for a buffet and 500 for a cocktail reception.

Services offered

Vancouver Aquarium offers a number of services to make your event perfect. The services offered include:

  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting/Sound

Cuisine

The culinary team at the Vancouver Aquarium, led by renowned Executive Chef Ned Bell creates a wide range of delicious dishes full of West Coast flavour. Their aim is to offer a fine dining experience which is as amazing as the venue itself. All food is sustainably sourced whenever possible for their farm-to-table approach to deliciously served dishes.

Other services

As a stunning aquarium, this venue can also offer other activities that will enhance your special day. These include:

  • Educational Dolphin show
  • Thrilling 4-D Experience Theatre
  • Hands-on Learning at the Wet Lab
  • Nº of guests

    From 50 to 2

  • Maximum Capacity

    Up to 2,000

  • Type

    Banquet hall, park/zoo

  • Style

    Classic, coastal, eclectic, glamorous, modern, nautical, tropical

  • Event Services

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

  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

    C$ 3,000.00

  • Plated Service (per head)

    C$ 65.00

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More information about Vancouver Aquarium

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 50
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 7
  • What kind of settings are available? Covered outdoor, 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, hors d'oeuvres, 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 wine
  • What event items are available? Audio equipment, centerpieces, dance floor, decor, drapery, lighting, chairs, tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, china, flatware, glassware, linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, valet, 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? C$ 3000
  • 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? C$ 1200
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? C$ 1200
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Set up, event planning, chairs, tables, linens, china, flatware, glassware
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service? C$ 70
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations? C$ 45
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves? C$ 35
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? C$ 28
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Limited bar, open bar, house beer, house wine, house liquor, bartenders

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