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Vancouver Rowing Club

Vancouver, British Columbia View map
4.7 out of 5 rating 13 reviews
10 to 180 Guests

About

The Vancouver Rowing Club is a waterfront wedding venue with a nautical appeal in Vancouver, British Columbia. It is situated close to downtown and conveniently located near Vancouver International Airport, hotels, and a shopping district. From the venue, couples and their loved ones can take in the breathtaking sight of Coal Harbour. First opened in 1911, the locale has been delighting guests ever since with its elegant and welcoming ambience.

Facilities and Capacity

Vancouver Rowing Club is ideal for couples looking for a waterfront venue in an urban setting. Future newlyweds can choose between three rooms for hosting their celebrations. Each, the Harbour Room, Trophy Lounge, and Carver Room, have access to a balcony or deck from which loved ones can appreciate the vistas. The city skyline offers a memorable backdrop for nuptial celebrations and is sure to leave a lasting impression on out-of-town guests. The rooms can be rented any day of the week, providing greater flexibility for couples as they plan their milestone moment. The venue can host both ceremonies and receptions and can accommodate up to 180 guests. Couples can easily arrange the rooms in different ways to achieve their desired layout and there are indoor and outdoor spaces available. The spacious patio offers guests the ability to enjoy the fresh air as they immerse themselves in the festivities. The proximity to Stanley Park provides easy access to photo opportunities. Couples can also arrange to host their engagement party, pre or post-wedding brunch, or anniversary party here.

Services Offered

The experienced staff at Vancouver Rowing Club enjoy assisting couples in planning a stress-free occasion while customizing the space to the soon-to-be newlyweds’ needs. They offer culinary and bar services to complete the dining experience. The staff also provides lighting and sound in addition to event rentals. Live entertainment can take place on the built-in stage and outside vendors are also welcome. To make coordinating the celebrations more straightforward, the team also offers setup and cleanup.

Highlights

Availability

Type

Banquet hall, historic, marina, park/zoo

Style

Nautical, vintage, waterfront

Event Services

Cake, catering / bar, clean up, event rentals, liability insurance, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$635

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4: Harbour Room with back deck; Trophy Lounge with back deck; Carver Bar; Front Deck

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 beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Chair covers
Dance floor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Chairs
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
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?

$520

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?

$600

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

$600

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Chairs
Tables
Lighting/sound

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

Server(s)

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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    Tony T. Getting married on 15/10/2025
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    Damn good looking forward

    Damn good looking forward Great place to be
  • Rebecca
    Rebecca Married on 08/08/2022
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    Beautiful location and great staff

    We had an amazing wedding afternoon and evening with the rowing club. Everything was easy to plan and the staff were great.
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    Robyn S. Married on 30/07/2022
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    Great People, Great Views

    We cannot say enough good things about our experience with the VRC. From our initial outreach back in early 2019, through the various COVID delays, to finally having our vow renewal and wedding reception this past July, the experience was amazing. We felt supported and inspired every step of the way.

    First of all, the location is clearly beautiful and historic. We even got to watch Spain's entry in the Celebration of Light fireworks from the deck! They have also recently installed air conditioning, which is a huge plus for such a historic venue.

    The team at the VRC, especially Cara and JJ, are amazing. They run everything so smoothly and think of all the tiny details you don't. Cara stayed connected with our other vendors throughout the process and on the day they were so attentive and made sure everything ran smoothly. The bar service was great and they were really flexible about working with our changing plans and budget through our various delays.

    All in all, it was an absolutely perfect day to cap and amazing planning experience.
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    Cate P. Married on 25/08/2018
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    A beautiful, mansion-style venue

    We really wanted to have our reception in an old mansion in Vancouver, but couldn't find one big enough for 125 guests. The VRC was a perfect blend of space and that old-fashioned style. It was a little tight for our size of wedding in the Harbour Room, but we made it work by renting the Trophy Lounge as well. The wrap-around deck overlooking the city was a perfect place for our guests to get some air too! We have no regrets about this beautiful venue for our big day.
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    Amanda C. Married on 04/08/2018
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    Perfect Venue

    Working with the staff, Carla and J.J., at the Vancouver Rowing Club to coordinate and plan our wedding was very easy due to their professionalism and friendliness. J.J., the bar manager, made sure that drink options were to our satisfaction and assembled an amazing staff for the day of our wedding. Communication with the events coordinator was very easy and they were able to answer any of our questions promptly. The venue itself is located in such a beautiful setting and provided us with wonderful city and park venues. We felt it was the perfect place for a Vancouver wedding and it made our wedding day even more special.

    Vancouver Rowing Club's reply:

    Hello Amanda,

    It was our pleasure,
    JJ & I are pleased to hear your day went seamlessly, we would like to thank you & Rob for Deciding to host your Wedding with Vancouver Rowing Club. Best wishes

    Carla & JJ
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    Emily C. Married on 31/07/2016
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    Vancouver Rowing Club was absolutely amazing! We loved that it was right on the seawall and you get the perfect feel and view of Vancouver. Nicole, the event manager, was really responsive and flexible with our needs. This venue is kind of a bare basics type of deal? Just chairs and table ... and you can really jazz it up and make it your own or have it as is (which IMO is not as nice). But the options are all there! They make their money through their bar, so you have to do your drinks through them which is fair. And you have the option of open bar or cash bar, which is quite standard in Vancouver. I absolutely loved them and highly recommend it!
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    Michelle L. Married on 20/09/2014
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    I am so happy we had our Wedding at the Vancouver Rowing Club (VRC). It was a beautiful venue and a perfect location. We had both the Ceremony and Reception at the VRC. We had about 136 guests and it was a perfect fit. Lindsay and her team and Nicole from Emelles Catering were amazing to work with. They went over and above on the day of and during the planning, they answered all my emails and questions. Trust me I had lots of questions. They were accommodating and you could tell that they have experience working with Brides. We went back and forth with the menu and decoration options and both Lindsay and Nicole worked with me through it all. They were professional and easy going from the start. All the staff were friendly and fun and I would work with them again in a heartbeat. I would definitely recommend the Vancouver Rowing Club.
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    Elisabeth C. Married on 02/08/2014
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    tVancouver Rowing Club was the perfect venue for us! We wanted our guests from all over the world to really experience Vancouver for what it is, with Stanley Park on one side, the water and skyline on the other side, right on the water, with mountains in the background. It didn't hurt that we picked a fireworks night for our wedding, and yes, you can see the top half of the English Bay fireworks, and our guests were properly wowed!

    Our ceremony outside was gorgeous, warm, close to nature, close to the city, just like we wanted it to be. The reception was flawless, plenty of space for our DJ, entertainment on the stage, a swelteringly hot day meant the patio was used lots throughout the night, with big fans cooling down the inside. Ice water at the bar was such a life saver!

    Lindsay responded to every email as soon as she got them, follow up was thorough and she always had suggestions to how our requests could be solved. I would be thrilled to attend more weddings at the beautiful Rowing Club!
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    L&G D. Married on 17/08/2012
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    We had a beautiful wedding and reception at the Rowing Club. We couldn't have been happier with the venue, or the service we received from Lindsay.

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Vancouver Rowing Club Real Weddings

  • Claire & Steve
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  • Laura & Stefan
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  • Erin & Jordan
    17 Photos · 14/Oct/2018
  • Amanda & Grant
    57 Photos · 10/Jun/2017

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