In the times of COVID-19 many couples are looking to alternative nuptials so micro weddings or celebrations can still go ahead while following the recommended guidelines. Whether you are deciding to have a ‘minimony’ followed by a sequel wedding in the future, a micro-wedding of up to 50 guests or you’ve decided to elope in beautiful West Coast natural surroundings, there’s a ceremony or reception venue for your ideal wedding on Vancouver’s North Shore. From taking things outside to working with a venue who can advise on the perfectly socially-distant party, here are some suggestions for your wedding venues:
A once-in-a-lifetime event like a micro wedding deserves a setting that is second-to-none. West Vancouver’s mountains, endless sky and blue waters of the Strait of Georgia unite to make the perfect backdrop for your special day. You can explore Whytecliff Park if looking for a non-exclusive ceremony location with permit costing only $135+tax. For an exclusive designated ceremony site, you can marry at Bassendale Terrace overlooking the beach and Whyte Island from only $400+tax.
The Wallace is North Vancouver’s newest place to celebrate. The modern-industrial building is located right in The Shipyards complex. With an expansive 2,400 sq ft rooftop patio it’s the perfect place to take celebrations outside with unobstructed views of the city.
Celebrate your love in style on the rooftop terrace with views of the Burrard Inlet and Vancouver skyline at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier. The Terrace Ceremony package includes 90-minute use, chairs with covers, signing table and white arch. Available until October (weather permitting) with a private dining space available for reception cocktails or dinner.
Rice Lake is a calm and quiet lake located on the edge of Lynn Headwaters Regional Park. The facility can host an outdoor ceremony surrounded by nature for up to 50 people with a covered area available in case the weather turns! You can rent the facility for only $60!
A physically distant micro-wedding in the City of Vancouver is a short and safe option for the couple, officiant, and their witnesses. A group of five people can be at the ceremony overlooking the Burrard Inlet with the space reserved for your “love bubble”. Based in The Shipyards there are a number of restaurants and hotels to host a small reception after.
The Lonsdale Quay Hotel has micro-weddings down so you can get hitched without care! Their Micro-Wedding package includes a waterfront ceremony on the terrace (weather permitting), indoor reception area, food presented in individual gift bags, bar service with prepackaged options, sanitation stations, and socially distant reception seating. Prices start from only $35+tax per person!
Large parties may have to wait but love doesn’t at The Polygon! The event space at The Polygon Gallery is architecturally unique with stunning views over the water with plenty of room to host a memorable ceremony and reception. The Polygon Gallery’s micro-wedding package includes exclusive use of the space for up to 40 guests, use of house chairs and tables, an event liaison to assist with set-up and strike, ceiling-mounted speakers for music, use of the on-site kitchen, and a complimentary bottle of bubbles! The space is available for ceremony-only, 4 hours, 6 hours or longer depending on your needs.
Located at the foot of Waterfront Park, Goldsworthy Pier is the smallest of the dock in the City of North Vancouver. The sheltered but open space makes a great option for a micro-ceremony rain or shine.
Imagine saying ‘I do’ on a mountaintop surrounded by alpine peaks, centuries-old forest and the sight of a million dancing lights in the city far, far below. Grouse Mountain weddings can take place year-round with a number of beautiful options for intimate and outdoor weddings. Outdoor spaces include The Timber Room, The Observatory, and Altitudes Bistro.