Wedding & Event Rental Rates

Wedding & Event Rental Rates for 2021-2022

Whatever your event, the UBC Boathouse is the perfect place! Rental rates and current policies are effective as of December 1, 2021. All rentals with signed contracts and paid deposits are guaranteed pricing and policies within said contract. The UBC Boathouse reserves the right to change rental rates or season packages at any time.

8 Hour Event Rental Rates

The UBC Boathouse reserves the right to restrict start and end times of events in order to accommodate full event bookings.

Additional hours exceeding an 8 hour time block will be billed at $150 per hour.

 

Peak Season:
May–September
Shoulder Season:
April, October
Low Season:
November–March
Monday–Thursday $3,500 $3,000 $2,500
Friday $5,500 $4,500 $3,500
Saturday $6,500 $5,500 $4,500
Sunday $4,500 $3,500 $3,000

5 Hour Event Rental Rates

The UBC Boathouse reserves the right to restrict start and end times of events in order to accommodate full event bookings.

Additional hours exceeding a 5 hour time block will be billed at $200 per hour.

 

Peak Season:
May–September
Shoulder Season:
April, October
Low Season:
November–March
Monday–Thursday $3,000 $2,500 $2,000
Friday $5,000 $4,000 $3,000
Saturday $6,000 $5,000 $4,000
Sunday $4,000 $3,000 $2,500

Venue Estimate

Fee Title Fee Amount Fee Details
Event Rental Fee

8 hr / 5 hr

See pricing tables above.
Additional hours: add $150 per for 8-hour block or $200 per for 5-hour block.

Set-up and Take-down Package

Included

Includes one full set-up and one full take-down of all facility tables and chairs and removal of garbage and recycling. This set-up and take-down are done outside of the rental block time.

SOCAN & Resound

$46/$92

Federally imposed music tariff: $46 for music only, $92 for music and dancing.

Special Event Insurance

$40-$300

Varies based on the number of guests and whether alcohol is being served. This insurance is required. A quote from our insurance provider will be included within your venue contract. You are welcome to book insurance through us or through your own insurance provider. Should you book it on your own, we require a copy of it no later than 30 days in advance in order to waive the quoted policy.

Galley Fee

$1000

This fee is waived if you book with a preferred catering vendor.

Taxes on all of the above

GST

Based on the current tax structure that is in place at the time payment is due.

Refundable Damage Deposit

$600

The damage deposit is provided at the time of full payment. It is fully refunded after your event unless damage has been incurred or other violations have occurred.

 

Statutory Holiday, Long Weekend & Special Date Rates

  • Statutory holidays are booked at the Sunday rate of said season, unless the holiday falls on a Friday or Saturday in which case they are booked at the Saturday rate
  • Sundays that fall on a long weekend are booked at the Friday rate
  • Mondays that fall on a long weekend are booked at the Sunday rate
  • Weekdays that fall directly prior to a statutory holiday are booked at the Friday rate
  • Special dates including, but not limited to, December 26, December 31, January 1 and others are booked at the peak Saturday rate

Dock Reservations

As a fully floating venue, the lower docks provide a unique on water space for an outdoor ceremony and / or cocktail hour. The docks are complimentary within your event hall rental; however, the docks are a public space that are shared with registered rowing and paddling programs. Ceremony and cocktail receptions will be approved around practice and program schedules, 4 months prior to your event date. Please seek written approval for your desired ceremony and / or cocktail hour time 4 months prior to your event (and before you print and send your guest invitations). You may request the historical schedule to obtain an idea for your desired date.

Wedding Rehearsals

Lead by your officiant, gather with your wedding party and family to rehearse the finer details of your ceremony. Rehearsals booked during regular operating hours are complimentary and are booked for a maximum of one hour. Rehearsals booked outside of regular operating hours are billed at $150/hr. Rehearsals may be tentatively booked 60 days prior to the wedding date; however, they are not confirmed until two weeks prior. Please note that regular operating hours are subject to change.

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