(Closed) Venue disappointment, just want to give up

posted 11 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Awww, hang in there.  Try to negotiate the deposit down with the venue.  Since their future is unsure, they might be willing to cut you a deal that won’t put you out of too much cash in case it doesn’t work out. 


Post # 4
3674 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

we had that issue too. we didn’t plan from long distance, but still had so much trouble finding something that we loved and could afford. finally i had a break down and did give up. i told my husband that maybe “our venue” just didn’t exist. luckily my husband didn’t give up, he kept researching and dragging me to different places. after months of that, we found our venue. so don’t give up, your venue is out there too!

Post # 5
1486 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Oh no!!! This happened to us last week and it totally sucked. I know it is hard trying to find a new venue, but don’t worry, you will find a beautiful venue for your wedding.

I got a ton of great tips from the bees, both on the general board and also on the Philadelphia board. Best of luck, keep your chin up! Don’t forget, you have a network of people here to help and support you.

Post # 8
30393 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Sorry, I forgot to ask when you are planning to get married.












Post # 10
30393 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Here are some suggestions:

Bowen Island  a short ferry ride-near West Vancouver-guests can stay in Vancouver or on Bowen  Island

Bowen Island Lodge by the Sea http://www.bowenlodgebythesea.com/index.html

Here’s a wedding http://www.realweddings.ca/article.cfm?articleid=67



Burnaby – Shadbolt Centre for the Arts,Burnaby Art Gallery,Confederation Community    Centre, Burnaby Village Museum-info for all http://burnabyvillagemuseum.ca/

Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion


Cecil Green              http://www.cecilgreenpark.ubc.ca/

Chapel at Stanley Park http://www.thechapelatstanleypark.com/en/Services.htm

Coyote Creek http://www.eaglequestgolf.com/Golf_Courses/Coyote_Creek/Event_Planning/weddings_banquets.aspx

Fraser River Fishing Lodge                                http://www.thefraserriverlodge.com

 Hart House Restaurant < http://www.harthouserestaurant.com/>

Horizons < http://www.horizonsrestaurant.com> closed till fall 2010 due to fire

Inn at the Westminster Quay < http://www.innatwestminsterquay.com/index.html>
Koerner House < http://www.gss.ubc.ca/thea/index.html>
Law Courts < http://www.lawcourtsinn.com>
Maritime Museum http://www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com>

Meadow Gardens < http://www.meadowgardens.com>
Fraser River Fishing Lodge                                http://www.thefraserriverlodge.com

Newlands Golf Club < http://www.newlandsclubwed.com>

Old Orchard Hall < http://www.cityofportmoody.com/Parks/Old+Orchard+Park/default.htm>
Queen Elizabeth Park http://vancouver.ca/parks/parks/queenelizabeth/qemap.htm

Rowena’s Inn on the River

Seasons in the Park http://www.vancouverdine.com/seasons0experience.aspx
Stanley Park Pavilion http://www.stanleyparkpavilion.com/html/weddings.html

UBC Golf Course http://www.universitygolf.com/&nbsp;

UBC Boathouse in Richmond< http://www.ubcboathouse.com/ >
Vancouver Golf Club http://www.vancouvergolfclub.com/main.php
Vancouver Museum/Planetarium http://www.museumofvancouver.ca/rental.php?type=social
VanDusen Gardens http://vancouver.ca/parks/parks/vandusen/website/rentals/rentals.htm

Waterfront Hotel- http://www.fairmont.com/waterfront/GuestServices/Weddings/WeddingLocations.htm

Westwood Plateau Golf Club http://www.westwoodplateaugolf.com/wedding/package-information/  
Whonnock Lake centre http://www.whonnock.ca/whonnock/HallInformation.htm

Here’s a link to an article that lists venues in the lower Mainland:

htt p://www.bridethings.com/forum/vancouver-wedding-forum/wedding-planning/venue-food-decoration-dj-transportation/238-greater-vancouver-wedding-venues-master-list.html

and another:



Vancouver Island

Malahat-between Victoria and Duncan-Morningside Estate- http://www.morningsideestate.ca/node/1

Ladysmith: Yellow Point Lodge http://www.yellowpointlodge.com/

                      Kiwi Cove Lodge http://www.kiwicovelodge.com/

Parksvillle BC on Vancouver Island http://www.tigh-na-mara.com/cms.asp?wpID=2

                                                               < http://www.beachclubbc.com/ >

Victoria locations: http://www.victoria-wedding.com/weddings/photo-galleries/saxe-point.html

Pender Island-40 min ferry ride from Victoria or 2 hr from Tswassen http://www.poetscove.com/

Sunshine Coast-

 Halfmoon Bay-a 40 min ferry ride from Vancouver then about a 15 min drive


Egmont  http://www.egmont-marina.com/Backeddy_Resort_and_Marina/Hom


Post # 11
5592 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Wow, that list was extensive.  I think I looked it over fairly carefully and didn’t see mention of the teahouse in Stanley park.  We looked into it for our wedding, and might have gone with it, but they don’t allow dancing to start until 10, which just wouldn’t fly in my family.  But they have two rooms that look like they would accommodate a party of your size.


I ended up choosing Minter Gardens, which would be about 20 minutes from the Abbotsford airport or an hour from Vancouver airport.  Love their outdoor ceremony sites, but their reception rooms might be a little large for your party. 



Post # 12
28 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

Also check out the Frugalbride boards, which are Canadian.  There seems to be more Ontario brides than anything, but there are a few west coasters out there.  One girl is getting married in Vic and having her wedding at Saxe Point Park and then the reception at one of the hotels out there.


Also, would any BC universities have nice spaces? Like UBC or Simon Fraser?  Univ of Toronto has gorgeous event spaces so looking at the schools may be an option.

Post # 15
30393 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I came across this ad today. It’s not a large commercial venture but if you wanted to work with area vendors the whole bridal party, or your family,could stay in the house and have your wedding right on the beach.




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