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We chose UBC Boathouse right on the spot after our tour. The breathtakingly beautiful views and event hall completely blew us away. Working with Karen and the team was also amazing! They were quick to respond any emails and questions we had, and they guided us in making some decisions when we were completely lost. Another great thing about this venue is that you can bring in your own vendors - we went with a recommended caterer but we brought in our own decor, flowers, DJ, ice cream vendor for cocktail hour, cake, photographers and liquor!!! We have gotten so many compliments on how beautiful our wedding was and the venue played a huge role in that!
We decided to pick the UBC boathouse for our wedding venue and that was the best choice. The venue was beautiful, outstanding, bright, and spacious for about 110 guests. Karen has been very helpful, flexible, informative and friendly since the we checked the venue at very first time. They have a list of recommended catering companies and we picked the Emelle's Caterting, which often serve at the UBC boathouse so their collaboration and teamwork were excellent. We were very lucky because Karen allowed us to bring some of the decoration and drinks one day before the wedding which gives us more time to prepare and take pre-wedding pictures on the wedding day. ( It was based on the booking availability ) We have received great feedback from our guests from elderly to family with young children. The venue is accessible for elderly and not boring for kids because of the views of birds and airplanes coming and going. Overall we are very happy that we got married there on Sunday, July 9th. I would say Saturdays are a bit expensive but Fridays and Sundays are affordable.
We had our wedding at UBC boathouse in July and after searching Vancouver for the perfect venue we found this one. It was everything we wanted and for the best value too! Karen and her team were amazing, so helpful and always very responsive. Our day ended up being the best day ever, we had perfect weather, the venue was perfect. We had our ceremony on the dock and we were originally worried about planes over head, we didn't hear a single one through our whole ceremony. Inside we had our reception, one little problem was that it was sooo hot but that could not take away from the beauty of the view. Being able to see the lights of the city in the background was breath taking. I cannot say enough good things about this venue! It's just so perfect! We had so many compliments on the venue.
The perfect venue for a wedding or any other event. The staff was so helpful and organized and everything ran smoothly.
We are so happy that we held our wedding reception at the UBC Boathouse! It was a beautiful space that really didn't need much additional decor, and showed off the natural beauty around the venue. It was a great size for our 130 guests, with space for a well-sized dance floor! The team was great - professional, informative, responsive, and so friendly! They allowed us to come in a couple times before the event for measurements, laptop testing, etc., which really helped our planning. Would definitely recommend!
We LOVE the John M S Lecky UBC Boathouse!!! We had our wedding there in July and were fortunate to get amazing weather for an outdoor ceremony and cocktail reception on the dock. We specifically picked the venue for its location and the ability to have the outdoor space. All of our guests couldn't say enough about the space and location, not to mention the VIEWS! It was everything I could ever have imagined for our special day, and then some. Dealing with the staff there was fantastic and I always received prompt response! Thank you to the amazing team for helping us create our special day.
The UBC Boathouse is a great venue. We loved how we could get married outside on the dock and then have the reception inside. The reception space is so pretty with floor to ceiling windows with an incredible view. On a warm summer day is does get a bit warm inside but luckily some windows can be open and make sure the dancefloor is by the patio to get some air in too. The staff are very helpful at the boathouse, they know the venue inside and out and were really fantastic in making sure our wedding day went on without a hitch. What's also great about the venue is that you bring your own alcohol and catering so you can afford to have an open bar and bring in some amazing caterers. One cautionary note though that the seagulls love the dock at the UBC Boathouse. We had a huge swarm at one point at the ceremony and some ppl did get hit. In the end, we look back and laugh.
The location is beautiful with great views of the landscape, mountains and waterfront. The team at the Boathouse was amazing to work with from setting up the tour to helping with suggestions on the fine details to make the wedding day even more special. We particularly enjoyed the fact that it was in a private area away from the hustle and bustle of the city which helped with the privacy and intimacy of the day. Looking back, it's hard to imagine having our wedding day at another venue as everything fell into place naturally.
Beautiful venue with excellent service and value. Staff were knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. Emails and phone calls were returned within one business day. Highly recommend this beautiful venue for your wedding.
Such a great experience to work with the team at the John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse! Very quick to respond to any and every question we had and will to accommodate our needs. Such a beautiful venue! I would highly recommend this venue to anyone for any occasion.
I highly recommend the UBC Boathouse. From inquiring about the venue all the way to after the wedding, working with them was organized and professional. The staff are friendly, well-informed, and efficient. The view is beautiful and great for photos/video. You don't need too much decor because the venue/view speaks for itself. We had our ceremony on the dock, followed by cocktail hour outside, and finally the reception inside the venue. Everything went smoothly and I never felt worried while organizing with them or on the day of.
We had our wedding on May 12,2017 at the UBC boathouse and we chose the perfect venue! The boathouse is stunning -- the massive floor to ceiling windows and the sunset views are spectacular. The staff was extremely helpful leading up to the wedding and for the day of. We had a wedding of 80 people and the venue was intimate but spacious! What an awesome experience! I would highly recommend considering this venue! .... and to top it off our wedding photos turned out STUNNING with this backdrop.
We love this venue! Such a beautiful place to get married. The staff were amazing to work with and helped us plan every step of the way. Highly recommend!
I can't say enough good things about this venue! My husband and I got married there March 31, 2017 and had an amazing wedding. The venue is gorgeous with windows from floor to ceiling overlooking the river and the beautiful wood floors. Since booking our venue our contact at the venue Karen was fantastic. Her communication with us was fantastic, she was fast on her responses and very helpful with seating plans and layout to everything else. We would highly recommend this venue!
We could not have been happier with the venue and the service at the UBC Boathouse. The venue is absolutely spectacular and speaks for itself, and we could sense the organization and professionalism from our first conversation. The staff here made our day so much more enjoyable and relaxing. We HIGHLY recommend the UBC Boathouse
We are so happy we had our wedding here in December, 2016. The staff made it incredibly easy to Co-ordinary vendors, with incredible choices of preferred vendors, as well as make floor plans and give advice on the last minute details. The night of we had absolutely no worries, the coordinator of the night took care of every single thing without us even having to know about it. We would definitely recommend the UBC Boathouse to future couples looking for an amazing wedding venue.
Had my wedding here on November 5th and it was more than perfect! The staff were so accommodating and easy to work with! Definitely felt like I got my values worth!
We are so glad we chose the John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse as our wedding venue for September 16, 2016. Every one of their staff was professional and courteous; from initial walk-through floorplan design through to the day itself, we felt we were in experienced hands. Also, the facility and items provided (i.e. chairs) were in excellent condition, and the venue is just plain gorgeous. Our guests were impressed with the beautiful location on the water. Thank you so much for being a part of our special day!
We had our wedding on June 17,2016 at the UBC boathouse and have zero regrets about choosing this venue! The pictures don't even do it justice. The venue is stunning -- the massive floor to ceiling windows inside was the most beautiful backdrop to our wedding party table, especially during sunset!! The staff are veterans and by far the most helpful staff I had dealt with during the many encounters I had with different vendors. We wanted a venue where we could bring in our own alcohol (check) and they had a list of cateror vendors that we're all ranges and one that fit perfectly with our wedding. They have hook ups for everything like music hookups for a DJ Or iPod to play outside on the docks, projectors, microphones...seriously they have thought of everything and nailed it! What an awesome experience! I would highly recommend considering this venue! Amanda
The UBC boathouse was our dream venue. Its beautiful inside and out with gorgeous water and large outdoor area with a modern clean interior for receptions. We had our ceremony and reception here on July 8, 2016 and we couldn't be happier! The most important thing is you get to work with the most amazing, helpful staff who responds to emails instantly and honestly plans the entire timeline of your wedding. They are seasoned veterans and really take the lead while considering every single one of your requests. Our wedding day was perfect and the UBC boathouse played a huge part in making that true.
Picking UBC boathouse for our venue was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Everyone raved about what a beautiful space the boathouse was. Most of our guests said their highlight of our wedding was enjoying cocktail hour on the dock, in the sunshine. Our dinner dance space was very eligant and bright: I loved all the windows at the boathouse that allow natural light. Also having a wedding in Richmond was convenient for guests flying in from out of town and for our friends who live in the lower mainland. Karen from UBC boathouse was very friendly and helpful. Matt, who was the day of helper was very professional and worked hard to ensure everything ran smoothly. I highly recommend this venue to anyone who wants an unforgettable wedding.
We had our wedding on July 31, 2016 and the UBC Boathouse was the perfect venue for our small, intimate Indian wedding. Before even seeing the venue we were challenged on our hold by another couple. Afraid that we would lose such a beautiful space, we went ahead and booked it... and it was the best decision we had made! We had an outdoor Indian ceremony on the dock and an indoor Western reception. The space required very minimal decor due to its surrounding beauty. The staff were so great to work with. They were professional, courteous and very accommodating when working with outside vendors. They helped us answer all of our questions along the planning process. Couldn't imagine a better, more stunning venue than the UBC Boathouse!
We had our wedding on September 9, 2016. The UBC Boathouse is a beautiful venue requiring minimal decorations due to the sleek and modern reception hall and the stunning backdrop. The UBC Boathouse staff were wonderful - very quick to respond to questions and to help with vendor selection and day-of coordination.
We had our wedding on July 24, 2016, & this was our dream venue! We fell in love with the UBC Boathouse before we started venue searching & nothing could compare when we started looking! It's clean & modern with beautiful wood touches. The staff is very helpful & the natural views are breathtaking! We caught a gorgeous sunset on the river, so the natural beauty of this place is worth it alone! It's awesome to have the ceremony & reception at the same location & the simple white chairs & tables are very elegant. Perfect for the simple, elegant, modern wedding. I wish the time block was longer without having to add hours to set up & take down, but just try to allot for more time than you think you need! The staff is really nice & everything went smoothly! Definitely so happy with our decision on our venue to help us have the best day of our lives!
Had a really great event at the UBC Boathouse! Absolutely gorgeous venue. The staff were always very knowledgeable and quick to answer any questions I had. The only drawback was that it was an expensive venue, but definitely worth the money.