Vancouver Urban Winery grew to be one of the most sought after wedding venues in Vancouver. With its urban barn and modern rustic look, it allowed guests to escape into the country side while in the heart of downtown Vancouver. While Vancouver Urban Winery no longer hosts private events, the urban kick still carries on as couples try to find similar venues. In light of this high demand, we took it upon ourselves to search for the top 10 local venues to ensure couples get that perfect urban themed fit!
1. Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
Located in the heart of Yaletown, this community centre is Vancouver’s oldest heritage building located on its original site. With a maximum capacity of 350 guests, this rustic inspired venue is perfect for a large scale wedding.
2. Mt Lehman Winery
Located in the outskirts of Abbotsford, this family owned boutique winery is the perfect back drop for a rustic wedding. While receptions are usually held outdoors, this venue is best for an intimate outdoor wedding.
3. Bridges Restaurant
Bridges has grown to be one of Vancouver’s best wedding venues. With its rustic charm and incredible location in Granville island, it offers an intimate rustic feel while overlooking the city lights!
4. Saar Bank Farm
In the quiet outskirts of Abbotsford lays Saar Bank Farm, located in the Sumas Prairies. With its beautifully hung chandeliers, this barn combines the urban vintage look with a touch of modern glamour. While only the top floor is open, this barn is best for intimate small scale weddings.
5. Big Sky Golf & Country Club
Just 25 minutes from Whistler, you’ll find the Big Sky Golf & Country Club located in Pemberton, B.C. With its majestic backdrop of Mount Currie, this urban lodge is the perfect venue for both summer and winter weddings.
6. Shaughnessy Restaurant
Just 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver is Shaughnessy Restaurant. With its newly renovated patio overlooking the Van Duesen gardens, it combines urban west coast style with a classic charm. Here, you can have your ceremony in the gardens and dance the night away on the beautiful patio!
7. Merridale Estate Winery
In a small community on Vancouver Island is an adorable winery located in Cobble Hill. Located approximately 45 kilometres north of Victoria, this secluded yet majestic property is the perfect backdrop for a rustic urban wedding. This beautiful patio, surrounded by trees, is a romantic setting for a reception.
8. V Lounge
At the top of Earls restaurant located in the heart of Yaletown, you’ll find the V Lounge. While having an Earls wedding is a little unorthodox, we can assure you that this lounge will have your jaw dropping! This trendy lounge mixed with a rustic look with a touch of modern funk, is the perfect venue for a small scale urban wedding!
9. Birds Eye Cove Farm
Birds Eye Cove Farm sits just on the outskirts of Vancouver Island in Duncan, B.C. While this venue is a little out of the way, we can assure you it will not disappoint! With its large barrels and sky high beams, this location lets you embrace the urban barn theme wholeheartedly!
10. SFU Diamond Alumni Centre
Last, but certainly not least, is the SFU Diamond Alumni Centre located on Burnaby Mountain. With its beautiful panoramic view of Burrard Inlet and the North Shore mountains, this urban inspired venue offers the perfect backdrop for a larger scale wedding.