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Brock House Restaurant
For The Budget Bride

June 8th, 2011 by Jeannine

 
Photo Courtesy Randal Kurt Photography

The Brock House Restaurant is a popular wedding venue in Vancouver. It’s easy to see why, they have beautiful gardens, a view of the water, and top notch service from its staff. Large weddings are more commonly held here but I want to talk about their more affordable option. An intimate wedding with 50 guests can be held at the Brock House for an affordable price.

The West Lawn will be the ceremony site, where you can set up a couple of pillars with arrangements at the “altar” and rows of white wooden folding chairs (provided by the Brock House) flank the aisle. Cocktail tables are set up on the lawn so immediately after the ceremony, cocktail hour begins and appetizers are passed around (if you ordered them). The reception continues upstairs in the 2nd floor dining room, the Begg Room. As you can imagine, 50 people is a tight squeeze in here but it adds to the atmosphere of an intimate wedding. There is a side room available to seat an extra 10 guests but the drawback is they will most likely have an obstructed view of the head table and will feel separate from the guests. This side room would be perfect for a kids’ table though.

Next to the Begg Room is the Art Room, where the buffet tables will be set up. It also becomes the dance room after dinner is done. It is a decent size for a small group of partiers and, for those who just want to relax, they have the option to get some fresh air in the terrace, where cocktail tables are also set up. The Art Room is also the Plan B for the ceremony in case Vancouver’s unpredictable weather strikes on your big day. It will definitely be a little tight, but at least you’re not getting soaked by the rain.

It was surprising to me that a venue like this was quite affordable. They only charge a $250 ceremony fee and the price of food per head, plus taxes, gratuity, and other fees. The only minimum to book the 2nd Floor is a 30-person guest count (max 55 guests) at $50/head. The room doesn’t need much decorating, whatever you use for the ceremony can be brought upstairs instead. Chair covers aren’t necessary because they have beautiful Chiavari chairs for your use (included in the price).

If you choose this venue, I hope you will be ok with taking photos before the festivities because the earliest evening ceremony start is at 6. Those who want to keep with tradition will only have an hour or so to take photos before dinner starts. Normally there will be another wedding happening at the main hall, but it shouldn’t disrupt your event, as the timing between your wedding and the other is staggered by half an hour.

For a more cost-effective wedding, the Brock House also offers daytime ceremonies and receptions or cocktail receptions. If you want more information on this beautiful venue, check out their website or email their catering manager at catering@brockhouserestaurant.com.

All Interior Photos Courtesy Randal Kurt Photography

Prices quoted are accurate to the posted date. Vendor prices are subject to change.

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Comments

  • June 8th, 2011 at 9:19 am
    megan says:

    Hi love your page! came upon it while i was looking at the Brock house for my reception! Getting married in Mexico but i want to have a reception here. Anyways would love some advice on how to keep it cheap….lol

    thanks megan

     
  • June 8th, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    Jeannine says:

    Hi Megan, congrats on your engagement! Thanks for the kind words about my site, keep checking because I update quite frequently :) I was just in Mexico for a wedding, I hope you will have an amazing time!

     

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