Restaurant wedding venues in Vancouver

This is the biggest day of your life to date. And while the speeches are touching and the dancing’s a blast, frankly, it’s the food that most people remember. Don’t risk it being a stain on your perfect day. Trust the experts at these venues to both host and prepare the food for your wedding. [Photo courtesy of Dockside]

Brix & Mortar

1138 Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2X6

For an intimate, European-feeling reception, nothing beats the beautiful brick courtyard of this Yaletown restaurant. With over 350 weddings under their belts, the staff here knows how to manage the important details of your big day. Casual and relaxed, elegant and sophisticated, the space is like an urban oasis, with seating for 95 or buffet-style dining for 130. And don’t just have your reception here — they’re happy to host your ceremony as well, reducing travel and letting you focus on what’s important.

Dockside Restaurant

1253 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9

Granville Island is a classic Vancouver wedding venue. Affordable, outdoors, iconic in its industrial and artistic vibe, a wedding here is perfect for those who truly connect with their city. When it comes time for the reception, The Dockside at the Granville Island Hotel is ready to accommodate. Whether reserving their spacious dining room or their more casual (and cheaper) lounge, both have patio access and the fact that it’s in a hotel means guests don’t have far to stumble home post-dance party.

Bridges Restaurant

1696 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S4

At the other end of Granville Island lies the iconic yellow sign signaling one of the area’s oldest restaurants. Their expansive patio affords stunning views of the downtown cityscape, the Burrard and Granville Bridges, the mountains to the west and the shimmering water of False Creek. Classic west coast fare will please all palates and we’re betting the photos are going to be killer.

The Hart House

6664 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC V5E 4H3

Not only does Hart House in Burnaby excel at hosting weddings and receptions, the award-winning kitchen will prepare some of the better wedding food you’ve ever tried. With your ceremony out in their lovely gardens and your dinner within the impressive heritage building, every detail will be handled with efficiency, discretion and grace by their skilled staff. For the romantic — and really, what wedding isn’t romantic? — this is the venue for you.

Teahouse Restaurant

7501 Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2

Did you know you can get married on Third Beach? By securing a quick license through the City, the beachside, barefoot wedding you always dreamed of is just a seawall walk away. After the formalities (if you can call a barefoot wedding formal), head up the stone steps to the Teahouse for your reception. The old house in Stanley Park offers four different spaces depending on your crowd, all of which offer panoramic views.

Bibo Pizzeria Con Cucina

1835 4th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M4

Looking for something a little funkier? A little less formal but still with excellent food and service, The Bibo specializes in Italian cuisine and Mediterranean hospitality. Focussing on simple, pristine ingredients to make whole dishes shine, your wedding menu will be one less thing to worry about. With room for 50 people seated, this is also one of the most affordable venues on the list. Take advantage of their also affordable house wine, which they bottle from their estate in Monterosso.

VanDusen Botanical Garden

5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1

Inviting everyone you know plus the families of your eight aunts from Newfoundland? Consider the Shaughnessy. Rare for a city restaurant, the Van Dusen Gardens venue can accommodate up to 160 people plus an additional 90 on their heated patio for a full sit-down dinner. That your wedding backdrop will be a lush, flowering garden across acres of lawn and trees won’t hurt. Strung white lights twinkle as the sun goes down, shedding a magical light on what will have been a magical day.

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