NORTH VANCOUVER’S FAVOURITE EVENT VENUE
Discover how past clients have creatively transformed the Pipe Shop to fit their individual event’s style. Gather inspiration for your next event here!
2019 Venue Upgrades
The City of North Vancouver is currently carrying out another phase of renovations and upgrades to the Pipe Shop Venue, which will conclude in April 2019. Upgrades include full heating and cooling systems, acoustic treatments to the ceilings, and upgraded lighting. As a result of the renovations, limited site visits are available in March and April 2019.
The Pipe Shop has undergone a series of capital improvements over the past few years, to transform the venue into one of BC’s best event venues. Building features include:
- Newly renovated washrooms, including accessible stalls
- Open concept “servery” kitchen for food preparation.
- Festoon lighting throughout the main venue
- Domestic hot water
- Passive ventilation with the installation of ceiling fans.
- Full height (23 ft) feature wall for A/V projections with frame. A 16″ x 9″ opening has been cut into the wall (frame) complete with lighting tucked in behind to allow for better ambiance later at night.
Private event: $5,800.00 + GST per day
Community event: $1,500.00 + GST per day
Ask us about non-profit rates
A $525.00 non-refundable Booking Fee is required to confirm the booking, which will be applied against the full venue rental fee. A $1,000.00 refundable Damage Deposit is payable upon signing the venue rental agreement. Full payment is due 60 days prior to the event. Cheques are the preferred form of payment, as we do not accept credit cards or e-transfers.
To book outdoor space, including Shipbuilder’s Square, visit www.cnv.org.
Pipe Shop Venue FAQ
Why is it called the “Pipe Shop”?
The venue was originally built in the 1940’s, and was once known as the Pipefitters building, where all the pipe systems were laid out for new Ships.
Is there parking available?
Parking is not included in the venue rental fee, however there is public parking available along Wallace Mews (metered parking) and at the Pinnacle Hotel. There is free parking available evenings and weekends at the ICBC parkade, courtesy of Lonsdale Quay Market.
How large is the space?
9,000 sq. ft of open industrial chic warehouse space. The maximum occupancy is 360 persons.
Are rentals included in the venue rental fee?
No, the space is a blank canvas making it 100% personalized. All rentals including (but not limited to) tables, chairs, A/V, ladders, garbage bins, garbage bags, etc, everything will need to be brought in by the occupant. Please see our preferred vendors below for suggestions.
What’s included in the venue rental fee?
Full day venue rental, access time is 9:00 am, set up can take place any time on the day of the event. Beautiful globe lights permanently installed, and post event cleaners. Please note: NO items can be stored onsite over night. Please note all rentals must be picked up that night, late night charges may be applied) by 11:59 pm.
What are the decor rules for the building?
White walls and heritage pillars = all decor must be free standing, ie nothing can be taped, stapled or nailed to the walls including the feature “frame” wall. It is for projection only. Absolutely NO nails, tacks, staples or duct tape is to be used. All decorations must be approved by Quay Property Management before installation, and must be removed immediately after the event. Candles must be enclosed in a votive. No tapered candles. LED candles are preferred. Pre-approved decorations hung from ceiling and walls must be removed by event organizers. No dry ice or smoke machines are to be used at any point during the event. No helium balloons, no loose materials such as confetti, or glitter, no tents inside (sprinkler system). Ensure everything is removed carefully and thoughtfully as charges will be applied for any remaining items left in the space.
How do I confirm my booking?
A $500.00 non-refundable booking fee and a $500.00 damage deposit is required to confirm the booking and is payable upon signing this agreement. The full payment is due 60 days prior to the event. Cheques are preferred form of payment, we do not accept credit cards. Professional wedding planners are required.
What is your cancellation policy?
Any group cancelling within six weeks of the booking will be charged the full room rental. The booking deposit is non-refundable.
Can Alcohol be served?
Yes, with a BC Special Event Permit.