A Select Heritage Event Venue
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The Permanent is Vancouver's newest event venue, available for weddings, corporate events, trade shows, conferences, and private parties. The venue is conveniently located in downtown Vancouver.
The Permanent can accommodate up to 130 guests for a seated dinner and up to 250 guests for a standing reception with mixed seating. Maximum capacity is 263 persons, including staff and vendors.
Monday to Wednesday, daily rate $4,000 + GST
Thursday to Sunday, daily rate $6,000 + GST
A 20% discount will be offered to registered charities. All charities must provide registered number to qualify. A 10% discount will be offered to Not For Profit organizations.
For a full list of rental inclusions and fees, please download our venue package.
To learn more about events at The Permanent, read our FAQ.
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 are 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.
At The Permanent we pride ourselves on being a premier event venue in the beautiful city of Vancouver. We are consistently striving to provide a seamless, professional, and exquisite experience for all of our clients and their guests. We have partnered with this group of exclusive caterers to help ensure that you receive the best in catering services this city has to offer. 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Lazy Gourmet
The Lazy Gourmet is an award-winning, full service catering and events planning company with decades of experience in the art of providing clients with exceptional cuisine, professional service, and distinct hospitality. Every menu features our region's finest ingredients and can be personally customized for any occasion. From an intimate dinner for 10 to a fully-produced event for more than a thousand, our talented team of chefs and staff are dedicated to ensuring each and every one of your guests leave with unforgettable memories and tantalized taste buds.
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.
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 years experience 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!
Team photos by Amber Hughes Photography.
330 West Pender St.
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