Wedding ceremonies in Vancouver parks

Wedding at Bloedel

Getting married in one of Vancouver's beautiful parks, gardens, or park facilities and restaurants is an ideal way to start a lifetime together.

Many beautiful venues are available for wedding ceremonies and receptions within Vancouver parks.

And what could more romantic than a horse-drawn carriage ride through Stanley Park?

Outdoor weddings in parks

To hold an outdoor wedding ceremony in one of Vancouver's parks, you need a park wedding permit if:

  • You have your heart set on a specific location
  • You want to set up or decorate the area (with archways, canopies, chairs, and so on) 

Popular outdoor wedding locations

The following park destinations are most popular for wedding ceremonies.

To have your wedding in another park that isn't listed below, write the park location in the "Preferred park locations" section of the Wedding Permit Application form and we will try to accommodate your request.

Spanish Banks West Extension

  • Up to 120 people
  • View of the ocean and the North Shore
  • Choose from three designated areas. (The other areas will not be booked for other weddings during your reserved time.)
  • Parking at West Extension lot

Brockton Point in Stanley Park

  • Up to 75 people
  • View of the ocean, Lions Gate bridge, and Canada Place
  • Parking along Park Drive

Rose Garden in Stanley Park

  • Up to 80 people
  • View of the stunning rose garden
  • Choose from two designated areas. (The other area will not be booked for other weddings during your reserved time.)
  • Parking at Malkin Bowl and the Stanley Park service yard

Ferguson Point in Stanley Park

  • Up to 100 people
  • Gorgeous view of the ocean and English Bay
  • Parking at Third Beach

Indoor weddings at gardens and park facilities

Popular indoor wedding venues in Vancouver

Bloedel Floral Conservatory

Bloedel Conservatory

Step inside and be transported! Enclosed in a triodetic dome, Bloedel Conservatory is a lush year-round tropical garden with dazzling exotic plants and eye-catching birds.

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden

Visit the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park and Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver – a tranquil garden right in the heart of Chinatown. The park is located at 578 Carroll St, Vancouver, BC. 604-662-3207.

Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park

Queen Elizabeth Park is home to some of the most beautiful and well maintained gardens in the world and the Celebration Pavillion, a facility perfect for weddings and other special occasions. The park is located at 4600 Cambie St.

VanDusen Botanical Garden

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Visit VanDusen Botanical Garden located at 5251 Oak Street and be inspired by nature.

Coal Harbour Community Centre in Vancouver

Coal Harbour Community Centre

Amenities include a dance studio, gym, and playground. The centre is affiliated with the West End Community Centre and is located at 480 Broughton St, Vancouver, BC. 604-718-8222.

Creekside Community Centre in Vancouver

Creekside Community Recreation Centre

Amenities include a dance studio, boating centre, fitness centre, gym, childcare, and restaurant. The centre is located at 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-3050.

False Creek Community Centre in Vancouver

False Creek Community Centre

Amenities include a dance studio, pottery studio, fitness centre, tennis courts, gym, water park, playground, a wharf/dock, boating programs including dragonboating and kayaking. The centre is located at 1318 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-8195.

Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre in Vancouver

Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre

Amenities include a studio theatre and a cultural herb garden. The centre is located at 7646 Prince Albert St, Vancouver, BC. 604-718-6521.

Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre in Vancouver


Amenities include a 200-seat theatre, exhibition hall, dance studio, pottery studio, woodworking studio, gymnasium, and snack bar. The Centre is located at 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC. 604-713-1800.

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Wedding in a park

Park wedding permit

If you want to have your wedding ceremony in a Vancouver park, you must have a permit. Find out what is required and allowed, as well as how to apply.

Popular venues for wedding receptions

In Stanley Park

In Queen Elizabeth Park

In VanDusen Botanical Garden

Horse-drawn carriage rides

Horse-drawn carraige

Add beauty and elegance to your special day with a private horse-drawn carriage ride through magnificent Stanley Park.

Make a stunning entrance or enjoy a peaceful private moment as the gentle giants draw you away after your ceremony.

Stanley Park Horse-drawn Tours

Last modified: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 09:41:14