Rentals & Filming

Rental facilities are currently available at VanDusen Botanical Garden and Bloedel Conservatory.

Please reach out to vandusenrentals@vancouver.ca or bloedelrentals@vancouver.ca to enquire about availability at each venue.

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

    Outdoor 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 vandusenrentals@vancouver.ca 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 400
    Heron Lake 120
    Meadow Pond 30

    *Capacity includes all vendors, guests, and  bridal party.

    Click here for more details or download our 2021 Limited Capacity Outdoor Wedding Brochure.

    Contact

    Facility Rentals
    Phone: 604-257-6915
    Email: vandusenrentals@vancouver.ca
    Fax: 604-257-8679

     

    1. Great Lawn Ceremony (Matt Kennedy Photography)   
    2. Great Lawn Aisle Decor (Raymond & Jessie Leung Photography)   
    3. Great Lawn Ceremony Set up (Raymons Décor)   
    4. Great Lawn Luncheon Tent Set up (D&H Tents and Raymons Décor)   
    5. Great Lawn Ceremony Decor (Raymons Décor)   
    6. Great Lawn Dinner (Culinary Capers Catering)   
    7. Great Lawn Panorama in May   
    8. Great Lawn Ceremony Tent Exterior   
    9. Great Lawn Ceremony Tent   
    10. Great Lawn Reception Decor   
    11. Great Lawn Ceremony Tent Set up in September   
    12. Great Lawn Reception Tent   
    1. Heron Lake End of Aisle Close up   
    2. Heron Lake_Ceremony Set Up in July   
    3. Heron Lake panorama in July   
    4. Heron Lake in July   
    5. Signing Table under the willow tree at Heron Lake   
    6. Heron Lake Tent set up between the willow tree and the maples   
    1. Meadow Pond Panorama (May)   
    2. Meadow Pond Delphiniums in bloom (June)   
    Pathway through the Delphiniums leading to Meadow Pond (June)   
    4. Flowers near Meadow Pond (July)   
    5. Meadow Pond Archway (August)   
    6. Meadow Pond garden area (August)   
    7. Meadow Pond panorama (August)   
  • +VanDusen Botanical Garden: Indoor Rentals

    Visitor Centre

    The architecturally stunning and award-winning Visitor Centre – one of the world’s most environmentally advanced buildings – offers picturesque views of Livingstone Lake and Woodland Garden.

    The Visitor Centre includes the BMO Great Hall and Peggy Gunn Woodland Hall A and B. These rooms can be rented as one large space or separated into various combinations depending on the needs and size of your event.

    All rates subject to GST. Rates are subject to change. Proof of non-profit status is required for the non-profit rate.

    Information icon Capacity is limited based on current Phase 3 COVID-19 Provincial Health Orders.

    Room(s) Capacity Time of Rental Standard Rate Non-Profit Rate
    BMO Great Hall 30 seated
    45 lecture style20 workshop
    8am to 4pm

    or

    5pm to midnight

    $970 $645
    BMO Great Hall 30 seated
    45 lecture style20 workshop
    8am to midnight $1,580 $1,050
    Peggy Gunn Woodland Hall

    A and B (2 rooms combined)

    30 seated
    45 lecture style20 workshop
    8am to 4pm

    or

    5pm to midnight

    $970 $645
    Peggy Gunn Woodland Hall

    A and B (2 rooms combined)

    30 seated
    45 lecture style20 workshop
    8am to midnight $1,580 $1,050
    Peggy Gunn Woodland Hall A or B (1 separate room) 15 seated
    25 lecture style10 workshop
    8am to 4pm

    or

    5pm to midnight

    $465 $323
    Peggy Gunn Woodland Hall A or B (1 separate room) 15 seated
    25 lecture style10 workshop
    8am to midnight $790 $525
    BMO Great Hall and Peggy Gunn Woodland Hall A (2 rooms combined) 45 seated
    65 lecture style30 workshop
    8am to 4pm

    or

    5pm to midnight

    $1,455 $970
    BMO Great Hall and Peggy Gunn Woodland Hall A (2 rooms combined) 45 seated
    65 lecture style30 workshop
    8am to midnight $2,370 $1,575
    BMO Great Hall and Peggy Gunn Woodland Hall A and B (3 rooms combined) 60 seated
    90 lecture style40 workshop
    8am to 4pm

    or

    5pm to midnight

    $1,940 $1,285
    BMO Great Hall and Peggy Gunn Woodland Hall A and B (3 rooms combined) 60 seated
    90 lecture style40 workshop
    8am to midnight $3,160 $2,100

    Floral Hall

    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.

    Cedar Room

    A conveniently located, moderate sized room for your meeting, workshops, or classes.

    For more details click here.

    Contact

    Facility Rentals
    Phone: 604-257-6915
    Email: vandusenrentals@vancouver.ca
    Fax: 604-257-8679

    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.

    Garden Visits

    Special rates for garden admissions are available for purchase when renting any of the above venues. All prices subject to change.

    1. Visitor Centre Wedding Reception Set up (Matt Kennedy Photography)   
    2. Visitor Centre Wedding Reception Decor (Matt Kennedy Photography)   
    3. Visitor Centre Wedding Reception Table Decor (Matt Kennedy Photography)   
    4. Visitor Centre Wedding Exterior (Matt Kennedy Photography)   
    5. Visitor Centre Halls Ceremony (Meghan Bustard Photography)   
    6. Visitor Centre Halls Wood Wall Close Up (Meghan Bustard Photography)   
    7. Visitor Centre Halls Luncheon (Meghan Bustard Photography)   
    8. Visitor Centre Halls Luncheon Table Decor (Meghan Bustard Photography)   
    9. Visitor Centre Halls Rounded Wood Wall (Meghan Bustard Photography)   
    10. Visitor Centre Halls Luncheon Buffet (Truffles Fine Foods, & Meghan Bustard Photography)   
    15. Visitor Centre Arrival Hall available for rent during the winter season (Culinary Capers Catering)   
    16. Visitor Centre Atrium available for rent during the winter season (Culinary Capers Catering)   
    18. Visitor Centre Halls Cocktail Reception Exterior (Culinary Capers Catering)   
    20. Peggy Gunn Woodland Hall A & B Reception Set up (Truffles Fine Foods, Debut Event Design, & Chair Décor)   
    21. Visitor Centre Halls Reception Set up (Truffles Fine Foods & Connections Event Planning and Designs)   
    23. Visitor Centre Halls Reception Set up Table Decor (Truffles Fine Foods & Connections Event Planning and Designs)   
    24. Visitor Centre Halls Gala   
    25. Visitor Centre Halls Seminar Set up   
    26. Visitor Centre Halls   
    27. Visitor Centre Halls Full Lecture Set up   
    28. Peggy Gunn Woodland Hall B Birthday Luncheon Set up (Truffles Fine Foods)   
    29. Peggy Gunn Woodland Hall A & B Ceremony Seating   
  • +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.

    Click here for more details.

    Contact

    Maria Di Antonio
    Phone: 604-654-0780
    Email: bloedelrentals@vancouver.ca

  • +Group Photography at VanDusen Botanical Garden

    The Garden is an exceptional setting for wedding and group photographs. Group photography includes photos for wedding, engagement, graduation, maternity, family groups and other special occasions, and is permitted during Garden hours.

    Reservations are not required. Please have one person pay for the entire group at the Admission desk when everyone is ready to enter the Garden.

    Rates subject to 5% GST

    Size of Group Rate
    Up to 4 people $94
    5 to 8 people $181
    9 to 15 people $256

    For groups with more than 15 people, each additional person receives a 10% discount from the general admission price. Photographer/Videographer receives complimentary admission.

    *The use of drones is not permitted in the Garden.

    Conditions of Use

    1. Please respect everyone’s personal space during your visit.
    2. Please do not block pathways or take photos in an area that would limit other visitors and staff from passing by.
    3. All tri-pods must be on grass areas/off pathways. Do not place tri-pods in garden beds.
    4. Please do not stand or walk through the garden beds.
    5. Drone photography/videography is not permitted.
    6. Props, furniture (chairs, arbours, tables, sound system, etc.) and pets are not permitted.
    7. The Photography fee is non-refundable.

    For Commercial photography (for magazines, movies, etc.), please check the commercial photography section below or contact 604-257-6915, vandusenrentals@vancouver.ca

    For all other rental/wedding inquiries, please contact Facility Rentals, 604-257-6915, or vandusenrentals@vancouver.ca.

  • +Commercial Photography

    Rates subject to GST.

    Item Rate

    Commercial photography level 1:

    • No props, no light stands, or tripods, hand-held equipment only
    • Maximum three people including the photographer
    • Maximum shoot time: 4 hours (between 7am-11pm)
    $750

    $47 / hour liaison fees for duration of shoot

    Commercial photography level 2:

    • Allows props, lighting stands and equipment, tripods
    • Allows more than three people including the photographer
    • Maximum shoot time: 16 hours (7am-11pm)
    $1,100

    $47 / hour liaison fees for duration of shoot

    For more information on commercial photography please contact Facility Rentals, 604-257-6915, or vandusenrentals@vancouver.ca.

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With 22 hectares of garden to explore, seasonal hours, and special events, planning your trip is highly
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