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!
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:
- 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.
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 at the Pinnacle Hotel. There is also paid parking available at The Shipyards lot next door.
How large is the space?
7,900 sq. ft of open industrial chic warehouse space. The maximum occupancy is 360 persons, or 250-300 seated comfortably.
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 1:00 am.
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 North Urban Development 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?
For 2023 bookings, 50% of the total venue fee is required to confirm the booking and is payable upon signing the agreement. 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 60 days 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.
Do I need insurance?
Yes, all clients must obtain and show proof of $5 million in general liability insurance, and must list ‘Quay North Urban Development’ and ‘The City of North Vancouver’ as additionally insured. We recommend Duuo Insurance, although the occupant may use the provider of their choice. Proof of insurance should be provided to Catering & Event Services 60 days prior to your event.