YMCA Camp Elphinstone

1760 YMCA Rd V0N1V6 Gibsons (British Columbia) Map · Phone number
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Number of guests 30 to 300
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About YMCA Camp Elphinstone

YMCA Elphinstone is a wedding venue located in Gibsons, British Columbia. It features 144 picturesque acres with ocean views and an idyllic setting for celebrations of all kinds. The facility’s situated close to the Langdale Ferry Terminal, providing added convenience for guests arriving from Vancouver.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue boasts a wide range of event spaces to help bring couples’ dream weddings to life. Exploration Hall is a modern facility that boasts a stage, a cozy fireplace, and an audiovisual system. It also has a covered patio area for outdoor events and has enough room for up to 80 seated guests. The expansive Upper Mackenzie Hall features an abundance of natural light and space for 80 people. Lower Mackenzie Hall can be found on the ground level and is close to the accommodations, supplying extra convenience. It is able to host up to 50 guests. Mark Hume Leadership Centre is ideal for intimate gatherings of up to 50 people and allows for scenic views of Howe Sound. For larger events, couples may opt for the Dining Hall, with tranquil ocean views and room for 250 people. They’re also able to choose the Rec Hall for the grandest of parties, with a wood-burning fireplace and a deck that wraps around the building. It can accommodate up to 300 guests.

Services Offered

YMCA Elphinstone offers a memorable setting for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. When booking your special day here, you’ll have exclusive use of the facilitates for the length of your event. This venue boasts a dedicated team of professionals that aims to create an experience that is as free of stress as possible. They know that getting married is an important occasion, and they work carefully with couples to craft celebrations that accurately reflect their one-of-a-kind love. They also are able to provide the following wedding services to further add to the seamlessness of festivities:

  • Event rentals
  • Parking
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Wheelchair access


Couples choosing this facility for their event may avail of onsite catering, offering a variety of delicious wedding fare. Numerous dining options are available, such as buffets, cocktail receptions, family-style service, and hors d’oeuvres. In addition, to-be-weds may opt to bring in outside cake and outside alcohol for their guests to enjoy.


After a day of celebrating, socializing, and dancing, newlyweds and their loved ones will appreciate returning to the venue’s onsite lodging for rest and relaxation. YMCA Elphinstone is able to provide accommodations for up to 450 people. Guests may stay in one of the five lodges, featuring indoor fireplaces and heated floors in the bathrooms, or one of the 26 cabins available.

  • Number of guests From 30 to 300
  • Type Banquet hall, beach, park/zoo
  • Style Coastal, country, rustic, vintage, waterfront
  • Event Services Accommodations, clean up, event rentals, set up
  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season C$ 7,500.00
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More information about YMCA Camp Elphinstone

  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    3 Halls, Multiple Outdoor Event Spaces
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Covered outdoor
    Uncovered outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Cocktail reception
    Family style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside cake
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Outside alcohol
  • What event items are available?
    Dance floor
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Chocolate fountain
  • 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 off-peak season?
    C$ 7500
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    C$ 7500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    C$ 7500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Set up
    Clean up
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    C$ 28
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?
    C$ 11
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Response time 5.0

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    Aaron J. · Married on 08/06/2019

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    The best we could have imagined

    The staff and facilities made our wedding weekend incredible. The staff on weekend of went above and beyond - and the facilities were exceptional. Wish we could do it all again.

    Sent on 06/01/2020

    YMCA Camp Elphinstone's reply:

    Hi Aaron,
    Thank you taking the time to share your experience with Camp Elphinstone - we're delighted to hear you had an amazing time!

Team of YMCA Camp Elphinstone

Davin Allan

Davin Allan

Camp Director

I oversee all private event and outdoor education operations at YMCA Camp Elphinstone. Originally from Ontario, I moved to British Columbia and started at Camp Elphinstone in 2018. I love to see couples turn their perfect day into a perfect weekend, making the most out of our picturesque oceanfront property, lush rainforest, and outdoor activities.

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Heather McPhee

Heather McPhee

Assistant Director, Private Events

As the Assistant Director for Private Events, I work closely with every couple, starting with the first tour and some dreams and ideas, to build the perfect wedding, and making sure every detail is flawless right down to the goodbyes. I'm originally from Ontario, but call the Sunshine Coast home now. I've been with Camp Elphinstone since 2018. Like every couple, each wedding at Camp Elphinstone is unique and I love the challenge and diversity in what we do.

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Location of YMCA Camp Elphinstone

1760 YMCA Rd Gibsons (British Columbia) V0N1V6
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