The Vancouver Aquarium

845 Avison Way (View Map)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: 604-659-3456 (Elise Schoeller)
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The Vancouver Aquarium is quite possibly the most authentic and unique venue in entire city of Vancouver. Imagine feasting and dancing with a natural backdrop of thousands of colourful, tropical fish and marvelous aquatic life. Weddings of all sizes are welcome as the Aquarium has the facilities and space to host large formal weddings or smaller, intimate weddings. You wanted impressive photos of your celebration too? Then look no further than this venue full of sea life.

Facilities and capacity

The whole venue has over 100,000 square feet of event space nestled amongst a stunning world full of marine life all around you. The facilities offered include the following spaces, all with plated dinner options upon request:

  • Entire Aquarium: This space has a capacity for up to 600 for a buffet dinner and up to 2,000 for a cocktail reception.
  • Main Building PLUS: This area has a capacity for up to 500 guests for a buffet and up to 1,300 for a cocktail reception.
  • North Aquarium: This area can accommodate 400 guests for a buffet dinner and up to 1,000 for a cocktail reception.
  • Main Building: This area has a capacity for up to 300 guests for a buffet and up to 600 for a cocktail reception.
  • Entire Top Floor: This floor can accommodate up to 250 guests for a buffet and up to 500 for a cocktail reception.
  • 3/4 Top Floor: This space has a capacity for up to 150 guests for a buffet dinner and up to 350 for a cocktail reception.
  • Upper Teck Connections: This gallery has a capacity for up to 100 guests for a buffet and 200 for a cocktail reception.
  • Teck Engagement Gallery: This space is ideal for smaller wedding of up to 80 guests for a buffet dinner and up to 175 for a cocktail reception.
  • Arctic Canada: This space is also great for a small wedding of 100 guests for a buffet and 130 for a cocktail reception.
  • Courtyard: This outdoor space can be used for your ceremony or and outdoor reception of 225 guests for a buffet and 500 for a cocktail reception.

Services offered

Vancouver Aquarium offers a number of services to make your event perfect. The services offered include:

  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Lighting/Sound

Cuisine

The culinary team at the Vancouver Aquarium, led by renowned Executive Chef Ned Bell creates a wide range of delicious dishes full of West Coast flavour. Their aim is to offer a fine dining experience which is as amazing as the venue itself. All food is sustainably sourced whenever possible for their farm-to-table approach to deliciously served dishes.Other servicesAs a stunning aquarium, this venue can also offer other activities that will enhance your special day. These include:

  • Educational Dolphin show
  • Thrilling 4-D Experience Theatre
  • Hands-on Learning at the Wet Lab

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