A Select Heritage Event Venue
330 West Pender St. Vancouver


2017 Wedding Promotion

If you're thinking about booking The Permanent for your wedding in 2017, now is the time! We still have availability in June, July and August.
Book before July 31st, 2016 and receive a complimentary champagne toast for you and all of your guests. Fill out our contact form below to receive more information about our Vancouver wedding venue and 2017 wedding promotion!

- Wedding must take place at The Permanent between January 1st- October 31st, 2017.
Champagne toast may not be used towards bar minimum spend. 
- Applies only to weddings booked Thursday thru Sunday, not available for Monday thru Wednesday. 


VEnue rental details

The Permanent is a new Vancouver event venue, available for weddings, corporate events, trade shows, conferences, and private parties. The venue is conveniently located in downtown Vancouver. 


  • Main Hall Dining 130 
  • Theatre Style Seating 230 
  • Standing Reception 250


  • Monday to Wednesday $4,000
  • Thursday to Sunday $6,000
  • 20% registered charity rental discount, must provide registered number to qualify


  • Coat racks and 150 hangers 
  • 10 cocktail tables (linens not included)
  • LED 8500 Lumen Projector
  • Epson zone specific sound system 
  • Two wireless microphones
  • Wireless Internet 
  • Zone specific light dimmers


  • Rental duration is 9:00am-2:00am 
  • Three levels of usable space 
  • Main floor is fully wheelchair accessible
  • Post-event cleaning
  • Front Door Security
  • One Supervisor to manage the event
  • Bridal room available for wedding clients


  • Blodgett Electrical Convection Oven
  • 13 Rack Warming Oven
  • Standing Cooler Fridge
  • Dual Sink
  • Mop Sink


  • 16 foot custom heritage bar
  • Dual ice wells
  • Sinks
  • Glass washer
  • Keg fridge
  • Dual fridges


As a Liquor Primary License Holder, The Permanent is required to provide exclusive full-service bar for all events hosted at the venue. Our team of bartenders and managers is dedicated to providing  professional bar services and innovative menus. 

Billing for hosted bars is based on consumption. Minimum bar spend of $3,000 before tax and gratuity will apply.

Guests are responsible for paying for their own beverages at the bar. Over-the-counter bar staff is billed to the Client. If cash bar revenues exceed $3000, before tax and gratuity, the bar staff  expense will be waived. 

Exclusive Caterers

Here at The Permanent we pride ourselves on being a premier event venue in Vancouver. We strive to provide a seamless, professional, and exquisite experience for all of our clients and their guests. This is why we have partnered with this group of exclusive caterers. These event professionals  are experienced in working in our venue and in matching our high expectations.  Select from the best caterers in the city and wow your guests with their delicious menus and top-notch service.

Savoury Chef

Savoury Chef Foods is one of Vancouver’s premier high ­end catering and event coordinators, offering a wide array of simple­ yet­ elegant menus spanning a range of culinary genres. Savoury Chef espouses a philosophy that every client deserves professional, knowledgeable staff, unparalleled service from planning through to execution, and cuisine that celebrates the very best fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.

Web: www.savourychef.com 
Contact Name: Taryn Wa
Phone Number: 604­.357.­7118
Email: info@savourychef.com

Cocktails & Canapes

Cocktails and Canapes is a boutique caterer who specializes in conceptualizing and producing large-scale cocktail soirees. Whether it's an elegant wedding reception, a social party, or a tailored thematic experience, they have you covered from event planning to perfectly executed and customized menus. With unique interpretations of classic dishes, Cocktails & Canapés creates a distinctive social experience that leaves guests buzzing. 

Web: www.cocktailsandcanapes.ca
Contact Name: Dax Droski
Phone Number: 604 728 5937
Email: dax@droskiturner.com


Alongside award-winning dining rooms and an internationally acclaimed bar & lounge, Chef David Hawksworth is proud to offer guests the expertise of his kitchen at their desired location. The creative Hawksworth culinary team will craft a personalized and unique menu for the occasion upon request. Whether it is an elegant dinner for ten or a cocktail reception for 500, David Hawksworth’s highly skilled kitchen team is on-site to prepare dishes, while service staff and managers ensure a seamless guest experience. 

Web: http://www.hawksworthcatering.com
Contact Name: Tara Newman, Director of Events
Phone Number: 604-605-3325 ext 1
Email: events@hawksworthrestaurant.com


Culinary Capers Catering and Special Events is internationally acclaimed and the award-winning market leader in the Vancouver area.  Our professional team is driven by a collective passion for producing outstanding client event experiences.  Our talented chefs handcraft innovative cuisine using only the finest ingredients.  Clients can expect to be expertly guided from visualization through production to a flawless, crowd pleasing experience that will allow them to relax and feel like one of the special guests.

Web: www.culinarycapers.com
Contact Name: Ask for an Event Planner
Phone Number: 604 875 0123
Email: info@culinarycapers.com 




Offering a signature combination of classical French technique and inspired West Coast style, Railtown Catering provides personalized food and beverage menus for a wide array of private and corporate functions. Inspired by seasonal ingredients thoughtfully selected from local partners, Railtown’s staff prides itself on their personalized approach to creating menus unique as each event. Their team of classically-trained chefs and professional event planners anticipate the needs of each client, providing an unforgettable experience from first encounter to last bite.      

Web: www.railtowncatering.ca
Contact Name: Dan Olson
Phone Number: 604-568-8811
Email: contact@railtowncatering.ca

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about The permanent

Named after the BC Permanent & Loan Company, which opened it’s doors in 1907, The Permanent has been completely renovated and restored to it’s historic glory. In 1935, the Bank of Canada called this venue home. We have kept the original vault door and many other neo-classical elements making this venue extremely unique. With state of the art equipment, original stained glass, crystal details through out, and a 16 foot heritage bar, The Permanent is the perfect place for any celebration.

The team


Max Cohen
Venue Sales Manager

Growing up, Max was always a social butterfly - meeting new people and having genuine conversation is one of his passions.  A background in human resources and psychology only enhances his understanding of a good social atmosphere. 

When Max was first introduced to the space at 330 West Pender in 2009, the vision for The Permanent was created. He wanted the space, it’s history and beautiful architecture, to be available for all to enjoy. Finally, six years later, his vision has come to life and The Permanent, restored to it’s original glory, is here to stay. 

Max is thrilled to be working with such a diverse group of clients and event planners. Meeting everyone’s family and friends, and helping realize their vision makes his job worthwhile. Nothing pleases him more than the smiles on his clients’ faces after an amazing event!

Nicole Daniels
Events Manager

Don't be mistaken by Nicole's sweet and playful nature, this woman means business when it comes to making your event unforgettable. Nicole has a degree in Communications, a ten-year tenor in the service industry, and a background in project management, catering sales, and wedding and event planning.

Her attention to detail, knowledge of the Vancouver event industry, and desire to serve her clients make her a helpful resource for all of our clients. Nicole's role is to guide brides, grooms, and party planners through the planning process; making recommendations, assisting with logistical coordination, bar management and menu creation, vendor communication, and, of course, to answer any and all questions related to hosting an event in our space.   Working with Nicole is just one of the perks of booking with The Permanent!




Photos and Virtual Tour by Jason Statler Photography.

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The Permanent
330 West Pender St. 
Vancouver, BC
V6B 3K2




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