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Corporate at the UBC Boathouse
A Floating Escape
The John M.S. Lecky UBC Boathouse offers a unique setting for all types of meetings, workshops and retreats. Featuring exposed cedar beams and floor to ceiling glass walls, natural light floods into the room and provides stunning views of the North Shore Mountains and Fraser River. Conveniently located close to the Vancouver International Airport, the Richmond Olympic Oval and central to Richmond’s dining, shopping, entertainment and business district.
The UBC Boathouse event philosophy is based on the belief that planning events with us should be a seamless and enjoyable process. To ensure this, one of our values is transparency which means that we are committed to providing all the fees associated with events up front so that no one is surprised at any point in the process.
Please note: insurance is required. We will provide you with a quote from our insurance provider along with your contract. You are welcome to simply book that insurance through us or through your own insurance provider if your company already has coverage. If you wish to use your own coverage, we require a proof of insurance no later than 30 days prior to your rental in order to waive the quoted policy.
minimum 3 hours
Room Capacity: 15-180
Flexible room configurations for meetings, presentations, workshops or breakout spaces. Includes executive lounge and additional small boardroom space. Built-in audio visual services.
*Additional Boardroom Capacity: 4-8
maximum 3 hours
Room Capacity: 15-180
Add a cocktail reception for up to 3 hours to the Classic Meeting package. 2,460 sq ft space perfect for hosting a cocktail reception along with your business function. Flexible room configurations based on your needs.
minimum 3 hours
Room Capacity: 8-12
Host an intimate business meeting in our executive lounge, equipped with smart TV technology and comfortable and modern lounge furniture centered on our inviting fireplace. The executive lounge is located within the event hall.
Rowing Capacity: minimum 5 participants
Dragon Boat Capacity: 12–48 participants
Add an interactive and fun on water team building activity to any corporate booking. Perfect for small to large teams with rowing and dragon boating options available.
The UBC Boathouse linen program offers high quality, floor length white table linens and napkins at reduced rates for all wedding and event clients. Our staff take care of ordering all linens for you based off of the floor plan you create with us and we lay all table linens in advance of your rental block start time. Our linen provider, All Occasions Décor, supplies complimentary gold or silver charger plates (max 20) and other special floral and décor discounts for all our clients who choose the UBC Boathouse Linen Program for their event.
No galley fee
Book with one of our preferred caterers
$80 galley fee waived
Bring in non-preferred catering
$80 galley fee
Bring in your own alcohol (networking events only)
Bring in your own alcohol and obtain a BC Special Event Permit (SEP), or inquire with your caterer to provide the SEP and alcohol
Our venue coordinators are on-site to assist with basic AV connections between your device and our systems. Please ensure your device is compatible. If you require professional AV support for your function, our preferred vendor is Focus Audio & Visual.
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