5 of the Best Vancouver Venues for Event Photography

Updated: Aug 12, 2019



Vancouver is an eclectic city with many venues to provide your event with something memorable, whatever your taste. Narrowing down hundreds of venues into just five was extremely difficult, but these are some of my favourites.


The Terminal City Club

The Terminal City Club is one of Vancouver’s oldest and most established private members' clubs in Vancouver. Founded in 1892, Terminal City Club is located in the middle of Vancouver’s bustling financial district. It has grown to be among the country’s finest private clubs with a reputation for excellence in service and style. If you want to give your event an added level of sophistication than the Terminal City Club may be for you. They have two ballrooms which can hold large parties and smaller rooms for more intimate events.


Ideal for:

· Meetings & conferences

· Executive lunches

· Birthday parties

· Holiday celebrations

· Product launches

· Workshops

· Corporate and community special events.


Why We Love It

We love the mood of the club because as soon as you step into the building, you feel like you’re stepping into an art deco building circa 1930. You get a classy, old worldly look that is hard to find in Vancouver’s modern-looking buildings.


The Museum of Vancouver

The Museum of Vancouver is one of Vancouver’s top cultural attractions. Situated right next to Vanier Park and Kitsilano Beach, this unique venue offers both indoor and outdoor spaces that are perfect for hosting all types of special events. With a variety of room sizes from 70 to 250 people, they have a dedicated team that will help you create an amazing event that will be the talk of the town.

The museum was founded in 1894 and went through a number of overhauls before being rebranded as the Museum of Vancouver in 2009. It creates Vancouver-focused exhibitions and programs that celebrate the city.


Ideal for:

· Weddings

· Meetings & conferences

· Cocktail receptions

· Team-building activities/corporate retreats

· Executive lunches

· Birthday parties

· Holiday celebrations

· Product launches

· Corporate and community special events.


Why We Love It

With the celebrated crab statue at the entrance, it’s a unique space and outside it has a breathtaking backdrop of the mountains. It offers something different as you can tour through the exhibitions as part of the experience.


Harbour Centre

At the top of Harbour Centre you can enjoy a 360-degree view of one of the most picturesque cities in the world. It all starts with a glass elevator ride, whisking you 170 metres up to the panoramic observation deck where you can enjoy a view of the North Shore mountains, historic Gastown and bustling Coal Harbour. The Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant has amazing continental cruise that will suit any taste buds. The have knowledgeable staff who have tons of information about Vancouver – both past and present.

Ideal for:

· Meetings

· Cocktail receptions

· Executive lunches

· Birthday parties

· Holiday celebrations

· Product launches

· Corporate and community special events.


Why We Love It

Where else can you get such a beautiful view of Vancouver paired with amazing food? Need we say more? While the glass does provide some challenges for a photographer, done correctly, your pictures will turn out amazing!


Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)

Another Vancouver staple, the PNE is a well-loved institution where you can go see dogs shows, concerts, games and eat lots of delicious food. The PNE has well-trained, professional and knowledgeable staff that is ready to help towards the success of your event. Many people don’t realize the potential of PNE’s venue space but it has lots to offer and can give your event a uniqueness you can’t find anywhere. For large indoor space, there is the PNE agrodome and the Forum – both can be personalized, depending on what you want to achieve.

Ideal for:

· Cocktail receptions

· Executive lunches

· Birthday parties

· Holiday celebrations

· Corporate and community special events


Why We Love It

In the heart of Vancouver and with so much history, it provides lots of opportunities for some very fun and entertaining photos.


Stanley Park Pavilion

The Stanley Park Pavilion provides an array of indoor and outdoor venues. With picturesque scenery, the unique venues and spectacular surroundings, combined with creative menus and great service from their catering team, guarantees your special event will be special.

Ideal for:

· Weddings

· Anniversaries

· Meetings & conferences

· Cocktail receptions

· Executive lunches

· Birthday parties

· Holiday celebrations

· Product launches

· Health and wellness workshops

· Corporate and community special events


Why We Love It

Stanley Park signifies your event is at the next level. In addition, any event in Stanley Park provides a lot of opportunities for beautiful scenic photographs with lots of colours. When the flowers are in full bloom, there isn’t anything like the classic feel of Stanley Park.

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