Guide to getting married

Tips on booking a wedding at City and Parks facilities.

City Hall

Get married in City Hall's Council Chamber with a micro-wedding.

Your micro-wedding includes:

  • Up to 20 people maximum, including couple, officiant, and two witnesses
  • 30-minute time slots

You will need to:

  • Bring your marriage licence
  • Hire a wedding commissioner or officiant
  • Bring two witnesses
  • Provide proof of liability insurance

Get details on booking a micro-wedding


Vancouver parks offer beautiful venues for small stand-up wedding ceremonies and receptions. You will need a permit.

Permits are not needed to take wedding photos in parks.
Responses to wedding permit requests can take four weeks.

Weddings at other parks

To have a wedding at a location in a park that isn’t a designated wedding site or on City property, you’ll need a special event permit.

Weddings can only be held at designated sites:

  • In Stanley Park
  • At beaches

Designated outdoor sites

There are 10 designated outdoor park wedding sites:

  • Spanish Banks West Extension
  • Jericho Centre Beach
  • Jericho Lookout
  • Kitsilano Beach
  • Sunset Beach
  • Ferguson Point, Stanley Park
  • Third Beach, Stanley Park
  • Rose Garden, Stanley Park
  • Brockton Point, Stanley Park
  • Queen Elizabeth Park


Make your wedding memorable at one of our gardens.

Bloedel Conservatory

We recommend arranging a viewing to pick the perfect spot for your wedding under the dome. 

Get details and rates

Features include:

  • Exotic setting
  • Option of morning ceremony before the conservatory opens or in the evening after we close to the public
  • Top three locations are Banyan Fig, Bridge, and Bird feeders

VanDusen Botanical Garden

We have two indoor facilities available for rent.

Visitor centre

  • Award-winning space
  • One of the world’s most environmentally advanced buildings
  • Picturesque views of Livingstone Lake and Woodland Garden
  • Three rooms available separately or combined

Floral Hall pavilion

  • Modern space
  • Post and beam architecture
  • Two options:
    • Floral Hall overlooking Cascadia Garden Stream
    • Cedar Room

Get details and rates for our indoor facilities or outdoor venues

Community centres

Many of our community centres offer different room sizes and features for your special occasion.

Making a room rental request

We recommend that you view the facilities in person before making a reservation.

  1. Check for room availability.
  2. Put in a formal room request.
  3. You will be contacted within 3 to 5 business days to let you know if your request has been approved or denied.
  4. Pay for the rental when you get an email saying your rental request is approved.

Golf courses

Hold your wedding reception at one of our golf courses.


The open concept clubhouse has vaulted ceilings and large windows.

Space available:

  • Clubhouse
  • Patio
  • Boardroom


Beautiful gardens surround the Langara clubhouse.

Space available:

  • Clubhouse (two rooms)
  • Patio


Liability insurance is needed for all events held on City and Park Board property, including weddings.

Get insurance requirements