The Canadian West coast is often a familiar landing spot for many out of town wedding guests; especially since it is about 5 hours closer to Asia then Toronto or New York. Besides the travel time saved for your wedding guests, there are just so many breathtaking views of the mountains and the ocean that are simply not available anywhere else in the world. Here are some of our favorite hotel wedding venues in the Vancouver area especially if you are considering a Chinese wedding, Persian wedding, Southeast Asian wedding and/or an Asian Fusion wedding.
Fairmont Pacific Rim – is located at 1038 Canada Place in Downtown Vancouver in the Coal Harbour neighbourhood by the Burrard Inlet waterfront. This is the fourth Fairmont Hotel in the Vancouver Metropolitan Area. It contains two lavish ballrooms. When hosting a wedding celebration here, one of the biggest features is the breathtaking unobstructed views of the Vancouver harbour, Stanley Park and North Shore mountains; whether you prefer an intimate setting for 20 or a grand dinner and dance for 450. They received a 4 star rating from Forbes Travel Guide in 2015.
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Image courtesy of www.bcdairy.ca – the stunning foyer lobby space of the Fairmont Pacific Rim
Image courtesy of www.wedluxe – Star Sapphire Ballroom Warm walnut wood and ivory leather paneled walls provide an elegant and contemporary setting for up to 500 guests. A 5,467 square foot foyer with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the harbour offers a spectacular area for cocktails, dancing, or postdinner mingling.
Image courtesy of www.i1.bookcdn.com – Emerald Ballroom A one-of-a-kind, the Emerald Ballroom is all about breathtaking views through floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook Vancouver’s harbour, the North Shore mountains, and a beautiful city scape. At 2,644 square feet, it is the ideal setting for seated dinner celebrations of up to 150 guests.
Image courtesy of www.hotelsthatinspire.com – Owners Suite Terrace Inspired by a Balinese Villa, the Owner’s Suite offers over 2,250 square feet of pure luxury. The suite connects to an impressive 1,800 square foot landscaped and tented private outdoor terrace for up to 40 guests for a seated buffet dinner. The patio features breathtaking views of Coal Harbour, a private cabana and fireplace. We can just imagine a private Chinese tea ceremony held or the bridal party getting ready in this spectacular space.
Shangri-la Vancouver – is located at 1128 West Georgia Street in Vancouver. The Shangri-La story began in 1971 with their first deluxe hotel in Singapore. Many Asians are familiar with this prestigious hotel brand because the Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is Asia Pacific’s leading luxury hotel group. It is the tallest building in British Columbia and Shangri-La’s first North American property. This hotel celebrates art, history and innovative design, and home to MARKET by Jean-Georges, the world-famous CHI Spa, and the Xishi Lounge. Due to its lovely contemporary Asian decor, it might help your wedding guests travelling from overseas feel a little more at ease and at home. The guest rooms and suites provide a very relaxed residential ambiance. The Conway Ballroom maximum is 140 guests for a sit down reception. They received a 4 star rating from Forbes Travel Guide in 2015.
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Rosewood Hotel Georgia – is located at 801 West Georgia Street in Vancouver. The Rosewood Hotel Georgia is a historic property that combines the grandeur of the Roaring Twenties with contemporary design in the heart of Vancouver. The Forbes 5 Star hotel has been meticulously restored to its place as one of the most prominent hotels worldwide. The 156 rooms and suites are luxurious and sophisticated, with plush furnishings, huge flat-screen TVs, and massive marble bathrooms with heated floors. Bathrooms are a real perk at this hotel, as all have huge walk-in showers and deep soaking tubs (perfect for brides that love a bubble bath before their wedding rehearsal or their wedding day). They received a 5 star rating from Forbes Travel Guide in 2015.
Though the hotel first opened in 1927, it has modern touches including free Wi-Fi and iPod docks. Property highlights include a funky indoor pool, modern fitness center, rooftop alfresco lounge, and 24-hour room service. This pet-friendly property also has a central location for exploring downtown Vancouver’s main attractions. The original 1927 Grand Staircase, the open concept Promenade and outdoor patio create a perfect backdrop for wedding day photos.
From the meticulously restored Spanish Ballroom, accented with natural light and a minstrel balcony, to the luxury and opulence of the Rosewood Suite with its rooftop terrace on the 12th floor, Rosewood Hotel Georgia is the ideal setting for weddings from 15 to 200 guests.
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Image courtesy of www.hereelsewhere.com – the beautiful and stunning foyer of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia
Image courtesy of www.rosewoodhotels.com – Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s historical Spanish Ballroom features ornate walls and detailed cornices that are further enhanced with floor-length Rivolta Carmignani linen, Villeroy & Boch fine china, Christophle flatware, Schott Zwiezel glassware and fine dining service. Graced with frosted glass windows, a minstrel balcony and elegant décor, the Spanish Ballroom is a splendid space for a wide array of events and is ideal for annual meetings, wedding ceremonies, dinners up to 200 guests and receptions for up to 350 people. This historic Ballroom opens to a Promenade offering exclusive pre-function space with floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing ample natural light. Combined with the ballroom, the Promenade opens up space for a stand-up reception for up to 800 guests.
Image courtesy of www.rosewoodhotels.com – the ambiance would be stunning for a Persian wedding ceremony and the Sofreye Aghd.
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Pan Pacific Vancouver – is located at 999 Canada Place #300, in Vancouver. The Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver is uniquely located atop Canada Place at the heart of Vancouver’s downtown waterfront. With more than 42,000 square feet of luxurious conference and event space, their exclusive Vancouver meeting room facilities cater to business and social gatherings of every size and description, from corporate events to anniversaries, graduations to weddings. They received a 4 star rating from Forbes Travel Guide in 2015.
With the iconic five sails rising above the Alaska cruise ship terminal and the Vancouver Convention Centre, the Pan Pacific is an unparalleled downtown luxury hotel destination, with sweeping views of the Coastal Mountains, Coal Harbour and Vancouver’s city skyline. Their incredible location puts everything nearby. Perfect for groups, business or leisure travelers, step out the front door of the hotel and you’re minutes from the financial district, shopping, theatres, the marina and renowned Stanley Park.
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Image courtesy of www.panpacificvancouver.com – For gala dinners up to 600 and receptions for 1,200. Unmistakably the most perfect backdrop in the world. The magnificent atrium lobby of our Vancouver hotel surrounds you with breathtaking views of the mountains and harbour. What an entrance statement this makes for a pre-wedding function such as a Mehendi ceremony, during which the bride’s hands and feet are decorated with intricate patterns by the application of Henna. Or the Sangeet and Tilak event, where the evening of musical entertainment is hosted by the bride’s family. The main significance of this Indian wedding tradition or ceremony is that the bride is introduced to all the members of her new family. As a part of the Tilak ceremony, vermillion or kumkum is placed on the forehead of the groom by all the male members of the bride’s family.
Image courtesy of www.panpacificvancouver.com – Crystal Pavilion is 6,800 square feet. Anchoring the Pan Pacific event space, the Crystal Pavilion with its rich canopy of crystals is their major ballroom. In a class of its own, this unique room is glamorous, warm and functional. The space may be divided into three separate rooms to accommodate meetings for up to 700 attendees, receptions for 700 and dinners for 500 guests. What bride and groom would not want guests mesmerized by the atmosphere in this room!
Image courtesy of www.panpacificvancouver.com – Coal Harbour Suite is 2,090 square feet. This recently renovated, 2,000 square feet of naturally lit event space has incredible views of Vancouver, the North Shore Mountains, Coal Harbour, Stanley Park and The Lions Gate Bridge. It comfortably accommodates meetings for 60, dining for 95 or receptions for up to 110 people
Image courtesy of www.georgeandsanti.files.wordpress.com – Cypress Suit is 3,700 square feet. With a ‘Restaurant like’ feel this intimate space affords 180 views of the North Shore Mountains, Coal Harbour, Stanley Park and Lions Gate Bridge. Uniquely appointed with its own ‘Bird’s eye maple and marble topped bar, the Cypress Suite will accommodate receptions for up to 250 and dinners for up to 150. Small to medium sized weddings have discovered a perfect location.
Image courtesy of www.panpacificvancouver.com – Pacific Rim Suite is 2,970 square feet. A graciously appointed marble entrance way and warm décor set the tone of these two vibrant, side-by-side rooms. Combined, they are ideal for a meeting with reception or dinner in the adjoining room. The room can accommodate seating for up to 150 for meetings and 120 for dining.
Image courtesy of www.panpacific.com – Oceanview Suite is 9,600 square feet. These beautifully appointed rooms offer sweeping views ranging from our spectacular Atrium, Stanley Park, Coal Harbour, North Shore Mountains to the east side harbour and downtown Vancouver. This flexible space can be used to facilitate meetings for up to 200, receptions for up to 800 & dinners for 300 guests. The open spaces of Pan Pacific Vancouver’s Oceanview Foyer offers an elegant ambiance with a water feature and can accommodate various business gatherings or private celebrations.
Four Seasons Vancouver – is 791 West Georgia Street in Vancouver. Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver offers unique and versatile spaces to suit any guest list for a seamless wedding and reception experience. From the timeless grandeur of Park Ballroom and the classic ambience of Seasons to sleek and stylish YEW or exclusive Chartwell, our Vancouver venues and elegant banquet halls reflect the Hotel’s signature West Coast charm and elegance. At Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, the bride and groom will have their choice of a number of idyllic locations for their wedding photography. Ascend to the Hotel’s rooftop garden, where couples will find ample space for their photo session. The natural stone terrace surrounded by lush gardens and mature trees is accented by a waterfall, creating a fairy-tale atmosphere. Across from the Hotel is the Vancouver Art Gallery, a former courthouse that features a central dome, striking columns and ornate stonework surrounded by rich green lawns and the Centennial Fountain.
Just a few minutes away, Vancouver’s gorgeous waterfront areas offer up a stunning backdrop, while Stanley Park, a 10-minute drive from the Hotel, captures British Columbia’s natural beauty with towering trees, unique gardens, fountains and ponds. Groups at Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver can also enjoy banquets prepared in the separate Chinese kitchen, where custom-made steamers and turbo woks create dishes with authentic “wok flavour.” They received a 5 star rating from Forbes Travel Guide in 2015.
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Image courtesy of www.youtube.com – Park Ballroom exudes timeless grandeur and warmth. It features unobstructed function space and high ceilings. It can be separated into three sections or when fully open, accommodate receptions for up to 800 guests.
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Image courtesy of www.fourseasons.com – Chartwell is an exclusive premium venue – Vancouver’s finest private function room. Its warm ambiance, created but its two fireplaces, classic walnut panelling, parquet floors, subtle colours and tasteful appointments throughout, sets the mood for any social event, celebration or meeting.
Image courtesy of www.fourseasons.com – Seasons venue space promises an ambiance of exclusivity and privacy for any function in a unique main floor setting.
Image courtesy of www.fourseasons.com – Le Pavillon I is a unique-shaped function area that can also include breakout rooms, wireless Internet and even a dance floor. It can also be combined with Le Pavillon II to create a larger space.
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