Rentals & Filming
Due to Covid-19 rental viewings, elopements, engagement photos or other photo shoots are not permitted at this time.
Limited capacity outdoor rentals are available at VanDusen Botanical Garden from
May 1, 2021 to October 10, 2021. Indoor rentals are not available at this time.
Bloedel Conservatory is offering limited capacity rentals at this time.
VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory offer a range of stunning facilities for your next memorable event. We have a number of beautiful indoor and outdoor locations to choose from. Please review the information below to gain a better understanding of what is involved in renting our facilities for your event.
+-VanDusen Botanical Garden: Outdoor Rentals
Limited capacity outdoor wedding rentals are available from May 1, 2021 to October 10, 2021. We are accepting booking requests for 2022 with the option to pay a deposit to secure a date.
Contact our rental department directly at email@example.com for information.
If Provincial Health Orders continue, a safety and physical distancing plan must be provided for all events. We may also require a full list of event attendees and contact details for contact tracing purposes.
With an outdoor wedding rental, your guests will have the opportunity to explore all 55 acres of VanDusen Garden while keeping a safe distance from others.
Celebrate your special day in one of three serene outdoor locations at the Garden: The Great Lawn, Heron Lake or Meadow Pond.
Location Capacity The Great Lawn 50 Heron Lake 50 Meadow Pond 15
*Capacity includes all vendors, guests, and bridal party.
Click here for more details or download our 2021 Limited Capacity Outdoor Wedding Brochure.
+-VanDusen Botanical Garden: Indoor Rentals
Indoor rentals are not available at this time but we would be happy to discuss future availability with you.
This architecturally stunning Living Building with its views of Livingstone Lake and the Woodland Garden presents a unique location for business meetings, conferences, seminars, memorials, wedding receptions, banquets, Christmas parties, and for special office functions.
The Visitor Centre Halls include the BMO Great Hall and Peggy Gunn Woodland Hall A and B. Rooms are available separately or combined.
Our Floral Hall is located in an early 1970’s building that features cedar details and designed in an iconic West Coast style. This is a great location for business meetings, conferences, seminars, memorials, wedding receptions, banquets, Christmas parties, or for special office functions.
A conveniently located, moderate sized room for your meeting, workshops, or classes.
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Also on site:
Truffles Fine Foods Catering & Café, Shaughnessy Restaurant, the VanDusen Garden Shop, and the Library, are available for your convenience. Ample free parking, wheelchair accessibility and direct access to this unique garden setting make the venues within the Visitor Centre and Floral Hall Pavilion an ideal location for your event.
Special rates for garden admissions are available for purchase when renting any of the above venues. All prices subject to change.
+-Bloedel Conservatory: Rentals
Wedding Ceremonies and Family Photography
Bloedel Conservatory is a lush domed paradise located in Queen Elizabeth Park atop the City of Vancouver’s highest point. More than 120 free-flying exotic birds, and hundreds of exotic plants and flowers thrive within it’s temperature-controlled environment.
It is a unique setting for an intimate wedding, family photography shoot or event.
Click here for more details or download our 2021 Bloedel Rental Brochure.
Commercial Photography and Filming
Bloedel Conservatory provides a unique tropical backdrop.
Commercial photo shoots and filming is permitted outside of regular operating hours before the Conservatory opens and after it closes.
Closure of the facility is usually required for film shoots and a staff supervisor is required at all times.
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+-Group Photography at VanDusen Botanical Garden
Due to Covid-19 engagement photos or other photo shoots, and elopements, are not permitted at this time.
Group photography includes photo shoots for: weddings, engagements, family groups, graduations, etc. Photographer/videographer receives free admission.
*Please note, the use of drones is not permitted in the Garden.
- No ‘props’ (chairs, arbours, tables, sound system)
- Choose areas off the main walkways
- Avoid main attraction areas (Rose Garden, Gazebos, Perennial Garden, etc.)
+-Filming and Commercial Photography
All rates subject to GST.
Item Rate Film production, per day $4,275
Commercial photography level 1: No on-site vehicles, limited props and equipment. Maximum three people including photographer. Maximum shoot time: 3 hours.
Commercial photography level 2: Allows props, lighting and equipment. More than 3 people including photographer. No maximum or minimum shoot times.
Plan to explore
With 22 hectares of garden to explore, seasonal hours, and special events, planning your trip is highly