Hold your wedding or special event in VanDusen's glorious surroundings

Shaughnessy Restaurant

Let VanDusen Garden provide the ideal setting and gorgeous backdrop for your next event.

We have elegant spaces available both indoors and outdoors for:

  • Wedding receptions and photography
  • Conferences
  • Banquets
  • Parties
  • Workshops

Renting a facility for an indoor event

Make your event memorable by renting our beautiful indoor spaces. Ample free parking, wheelchair accessibility, and direct access to this unique garden setting make this an ideal location.

We have two indoor facilities available for rent:

  • The Visitor Centre
  • The Floral Hall Pavilion

Renting the Visitor Centre

The architecturally stunning and award-winning Visitor Centre — one of the world's most environmentally advanced buildings — offers picturesque views of Livingstone Lake and Woodland Garden. Rent one, two, or all three rooms.

Rental rates for the Visitor Centre

Prices include tax; proof of non-profit status required for reduced rate

Room Capacity Time of rental Commercial rate Non-profit rate
BMO Great Hall

60 seated

100 lecture style

8:00am to 5:00pm OR

5:00pm to midnight

$850.00

$360.00
BMO Great Hall 60 seated

100 lecture style

8:00am to midnight

$1,350.00 $625.00
Peggy Gunn Woodland Hall A & B (together)
60 seated

100 lecture style

8:00am to 5:00pm OR

5:00pm to midnight

$850.00 $360.00
Peggy Gunn Woodland Hall A & B (together) 60 seated

100 lecture style

8:00am to midnight

$1350.00 $630.00
Peggy Gunn Woodland Hall A or B (separate rooms)

30 seated

50 lecture style

8:00am to 5:00pm OR

5:00pm to midnight

$425.00 $180.00
Peggy Gunn Woodland Hall A or B (separate rooms) 30 seated

50 lecture style

8:00am to midnight

$675.00 $315.00

Tables 2 ½’ x 6’, black chairs, coffee urns, podium, and wireless microphone are included.

Renting the Floral Hall Pavilion

Mid-century modern space with post and beam architecture has two rental options: the Floral Hall overlooking the Cascadia Garden stream and conveniently located Cedar Room.

Rental rates for the Floral Hall Pavilion

Prices include tax; proof of non-profit status required for reduced rate

Room Capacity Time of rental Commercial rate Non-profit rate
Floral Hall

120 seated

150 lecture style

8:00am to 5:00pm OR

5:00pm to midnight

$755.00 $330.00
Floral Hall 120 seated

150 lecture style

8:00am to midnight (wedding receptions, banquets) $1,200.00 $570.00
Cedar Room 20 seated

50 lecture style

8:00am to 5:00pm OR

5:00pm to midnight

$260.00 $125.00
Cedar Room 20 seated

50 lecture style

8:00am to midnight $410.00 $200.00

Tables 2 ½’ x 6’, black chairs, a sound system, podium with microphone, slide projector, coffee urns, and the use of a servery-style kitchen are included.

Services and garden visits available for your event

Truffles Fine Foods Café, Shaughnessy Restaurant, the VanDusen Garden Shop, and the library are available for your convenience. Group rate garden admissions are available for purchase when renting any of the above venues.

You are responsible for setting up and taking down, and for making your own catering arrangements (from our preferred caterer list) and liquor licence arrangements.

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Contact for rental bookings

For further information or to book a space, please contact:

Corinne Johnston

Phone: 604-257-6915

Email: corinne.johnston@vancouver.ca

Fax: 604.257.8679

Last modified: Sun, 24 Mar 2013 17:59:15