“We wanted a mixture of big wedding and intimate wedding so we had a forest ceremony for 150 people in North Vancouver, then just immediate family and the bridal party went for a family dinner at Edible Canada on Granville Island. We still wanted to have a big reception with all our important people there so UBC Boathouse was the perfect venue for our reception. The venue spoke for itself so we were able to keep décor to a minimum. All décor and florals were done by me (but I kept it simple!). UBC Boathouse was a beautiful, open and airy space that we were able to configure to perfectly fit our “non-traditional” reception-only use of the space. We did social tables and had everyone mixing and mingling. We loved that we were able to bring in our own alcohol to keep costs down. The scenery was stunning and our guests loved taking pictures out on the deck with the sun setting. The UBC Boathouse was a breeze to work with and made our life easy. It was wonderful being able to take photos in the outdoor space. The most memorable part at the Boathouse was dancing the night away with our favourite people in a beautiful setting! The less traditional forest ceremony and intimate dinner were also favourite parts of our day, but we were so happy to find an affordable and aesthetically pleasing space for the reception.” – Jessica & Sean
Photography: Isaac Wray Photography // http://www.isaacwray.com/
“We choose Isaac Wray Photography as he was recommended by one of UBC Boathouse’s preferred photographers, and he had shot a few weddings at UBC boathouse before, he loved nature photography so he was a good fit for us as we wanted a forest ceremony.
We choose Emelle’s Catering because they were a preferred caterer that was within our budget and we were sold after going for a tasting. We weren’t doing a formal sit down dinner – our goal was to have enough appetizers and variety to please all of guests – they did a great job of working with us to make that vision a reality.” – Jessica & Sean