Event Rentals

Gather in the city’s most unforgettable setting

This turn-of-the-century former provincial courthouse building presents a dramatic exterior backdrop for photography and film shoots. Inside, the Gallery offers affordable meeting spaces for weddings, receptions, cocktail parties, seasonal gatherings and corporate events.

Locations include the grand foyer and rotunda—with a soaring dome and twin marble staircases—and two of the building’s original historic courtrooms, complete with judge’s stands and rich hardwoods. Or top up your event on the city’s best rooftop experience, the Gallery’s Rooftop Pavilion. Completely protected from the elements, this space enjoys a spectacular view overlooking Robson Square in a unique setting.

With so many one-of-a-kind options to choose from, it’s no wonder the Gallery is the site for Vancouver’s most memorable events!

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LOBBY

The largest function space at the Gallery is comprised of three adjoining rooms, allowing for dynamic events. The lobby and forecourt are open spaces capable of hosting dinners, receptions and live music, while the twin marble staircases of the grand rotunda make for a natural backdrop for ceremonies and announcements.

Please note: the Lobby, Forecourt and Rotunda must be rented together.

 

AVAILABILITY After 5 PM

CAPACITY 200

SEATED CAPACITY 155

SIZE 1885 square feet

FLOORPLAN

FORECOURT

The largest function space at the Gallery is comprised of three adjoining rooms, allowing for dynamic events. The lobby and forecourt are open spaces capable of hosting dinners, receptions and live music, while the twin marble staircases of the grand rotunda make for a natural backdrop for ceremonies and announcements.

Please note: the Lobby, Forecourt and 1st floor Rotunda must be rented together.

 

AVAILABILITY After 5 PM

CAPACITY 155

SEATED CAPACITY 110

SIZE 1436 square feet

FLOORPLAN

1st FLOOR ROTUNDA

The largest function space at the Gallery is comprised of three adjoining rooms, allowing for dynamic events. The lobby and forecourt are open spaces capable of hosting dinners, receptions and live music, while the twin marble staircases of the grand rotunda make for a natural backdrop for ceremonies and announcements.

Please note: the Lobby, Forecourt and 1st floor Rotunda must be rented together.

 

AVAILABILITY After 5 PM

CAPACITY 70

SIZE 923 square feet

FLOORPLAN

3rd FLOOR ROTUNDA

Bathed in the natural light that streams through the rotunda’s magnificent glass dome, the ethereal ambience of the third floor exhibition space is complimented in the evening by Rosetta lights set in original floral molding. This is a special, intimate space ideally suited to boutique wedding ceremonies, cocktail parties, acoustic recitals and photoshoots.

 

AVAILABILITY After 5 PM

CAPACITY 70

SIZE 696 square feet

FLOORPLAN

ROOFTOP PAVILION INTERIOR & EXTERIOR

The Rooftop Pavilion spaces feature city views of Robson Square and the Law Courts beyond. These versatile and exclusive spaces were purpose-built as the BC Pavilion for the 2010 Winter Olympics and feature custom hand-carved sliding doors by Arnim Rodeck that recreate the city skyline.

AVAILABILITY Day and Evening

INTERIOR CAPACITY 100

INTERIOR SEATED CAPACITY 70

INTERIOR SIZE 1491 square feet

EXTERIOR CAPACITY  125

EXTERIOR SEATED CAPACITY 80

EXTERIOR SIZE 1820 square feet

FLOORPLAN

COURTROOM 301

Built in 1911, the stately Heritage Courtrooms are recognized as a National Historic Site of Canada. The rooms boast original architectural features and serve as an elegant and versatile setting.

 

AVAILABILITY Day and Evening

CAPACITY  75

SEATED CAPACITY 65

FLOORPLAN

COURTROOM 302

Built in 1911, the stately Heritage Courtrooms are recognized as a National Historic Site of Canada. The rooms boast original architectural features and serve as an elegant and versatile setting.

 

AVAILABILITY Day and Evening

CAPACITY 110

SEATED CAPACITY 100

FLOORPLAN

ART RENTALS & SALES

Art Rental and Sales is a not-for-profit organization operated by the Vancouver Art Gallery. Since 1952, the program has promoted emerging and mid-career Canadian artists through the rental and sale of their artwork. All artwork in the rental program is consigned by the artists, who receive the majority of the fees collected. Remaining proceeds help fund programming at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Rent the Showroom for your private event

  • An intimate space ideal for small corporate parties, cocktails and
    small gatherings
  • Open concept space filled with natural light
  • Surrounded by original artworks by local artists
  • 504 square feet

AVAILABILITY After 5 PM
6 HOUR MINIMUM RENTAL: $1000 + GST

Add-ons

  • Art Tour Guide, 1.5 hours (10 people max) $240 + GST
  • Let one of our AR&S staff members give your group a private tour
    through the showroom collection
  • Collection Art talk & tour, 2 hours (20 people max) $250 + GST
  • Learn how to build an art collection from one of our Gallery experts