Vancouver is home to some stunning hotels, restaurants, parks, and patios, so it should come as no surprise that it’s filled with awesome outdoor wedding venues. If you’re looking for the perfect open-air spot to say your “I dos”, we’ve rounded up our favourites to help you out. From farms to museums to gorgeous gardens to chic hotel terraces, this city has something in the great outdoors for every wedding theme imaginable.
Here are some awesome outdoor wedding venues in Toronto.
VanDusen Botanical Garden (5251 Oak Street)
VanDusen Botanical Garden is a stunning Vancouver wedding venue filled with flora and fauna. It covers a whopping 55 acres of land and has three outdoor spaces available for celebrations, as well as Shaughnessy Restaurant, a stunning eatery that offers stellar views of the gardens (a great option if the weather starts looking grim). The largest area has a capacity of 800 guests, so you should have no squeezing in all of your nearest and dearest (along with their plus ones).
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (578 Carrall Street)
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is one of the most popular outdoor wedding venues in Vancouver, and for good reason. Its design is inspired by Ming Dynasty and boasts awesome features like covered pathways, courtyards, pavilions, and a beautiful collection of ancient miniature trees. Basically, if you’re looking for beautiful wedding photo backdrops, you’ll be spoiled for choice here. It can accommodate up to 250 guests for a seated ceremony and dinner, so it’s great for larger celebrations.
Brock House Restaurant (3875 Point Grey Road)
Brock House Restaurant will be right up your alley if you’re on the hunt for an outdoor Vancouver wedding venue that’s surrounded by nature. It’s located right off Jericho Beach and offers amazing views of the waterfront and the North Shore Mountains (you may even catch a few boats and birds in your wedding photos if you’re lucky. As for set up, you can hold your ceremony on the lawn and then move into a wedding tent or inside the main restaurant for drinks, dinner reception, and dancing. The interior is super elegant and has large windows, so you’ll still have a great, natural background for your event if you have to move indoors. It has a capacity of 280 guests.
Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier (138 Victory Ship Way)
The Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier flaunts gorgeous ballroom and salon spaces that offer breathtaking views of the harbour and downtown Vancouver, but if you really want to take advantage of the great outdoors, we suggest booking the rooftop terrace for your special day. The space is surrounded by glass fencing, so it feels like there’s little separation between you and the waves (which is awesome!). It’s large enough to accommodate 150 guests, meaning you should be able to fit all of your friends and family.
Stanley Park Pavilion (610 Pipeline Road)
If you love nature, you’re probably already super familiar with the beauty of Stanley Park, but did you know it also operates as a wedding venue? The Stanley Park Pavilion has both indoor and outdoor function spaces, all with beautiful views of the surrounding trees and wildlife. It can accommodate anywhere from 40 to 300 guests, making it ideal for small to large events. Pro tip: If the pavilion is booked, The Chapel at Stanley Park, a small wedding venue nestled near the entrance to the park, is also a solid option.
UBC Farm (3461 Ross Drive)
Love a forest wedding venue? Well, it sounds like UBC Farm will be right up your alley. You can have a romantic ceremony among the trees, dine in the open air at family-style tables, and dance the night away under a canopy of stars. Seriously, if that doesn’t sound fairytale-level magical to you, then I don’t know what will. It can accommodate up to 300 guests, so it’s an awesome choice for larger celebrations. For waterfront ceremonies and receptions, also check out John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse with a large dock on the Fraser River, a balcony and event hall featuring a wood beam ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club (4300 SW Marine Drive)
Dream of tying the knot on a manicured golf green? Look no further than the Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club. This outdoor Vancouver wedding venue offers killer views of lush garden areas and Georgia Strait. It also has plenty of indoor space up for grabs in its elegant clubhouse, where you can bring your guests after you say your vows and exchange rings. It has a capacity of 200 guests.
Science World at TELUS World of Science (1455 Quebec Street)
Science World at TELUS World of Science is a unique spot to tie the knot in Vancouver. It has a number of flexible function spaces indoors, but if you really want to take advantage of the waterfront views of False Creek, we highly suggest booking the Green Roof Terrace, which looks out onto the water. It's large enough that you can set up a tent, which means your guests won’t get soaked if the heavens decide to open up on your big day (it’s good luck, anyway!). The space is large enough to accommodate up to 170 guests.
Sage (6331 Crescent Road)
Sage is a restaurant wedding venue located in the University of Vancouver. It was designed by award-winning architect Arthur Erickson and offers amazing views of the Georgia Strait and North Shore Mountains. The restaurant has eight private event spaces available, but the outdoor options are truly some of its most stunning. They are nestled among rose gardens and are so pretty that you won’t need to add any extra decor on your wedding day. It has a capacity of 250 guests.
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