January 19 2015
Private Dining & Meeting Spaces
Written by Gastown Admin
Al Porto Ristorante
321 Water Street
Enjoy a night of Italian charm and warm candlelight ambiance. Al Porto welcomes private parties of any size from 25 to 200 seated guests. The executive chef has carefully created a selection of group menus featuring the best in classic Italian fare at a range of budgets.
99 Powell St
Tel: 604 428 0301
For those who enjoy modern Chinese fusion, Bambudda offers a private dining room that can host up to 20 for a sit down dinner and up to 40 for a stand up canapé style reception.
1 W. Cordova Street
Tel: 604 974 1147
Bauhaus offers upscale culinary in a sophisticated 120-seat room available for full restaurant event bookings. For semi-private event bookings, Bauhaus accommodates up to 20 guests and offers the features and amenities of their main dining room with the intimacy of a private dining area.
Brioche Urban Baking & Catering
401 W. Cordova St.
Brioche has a great private room over looking Water Street that seats 20 people for public and private functions. The restaurant features a wide variety of menu items including family platters and antipasto misto platters – a signature specialty.
3 Alexander Street
Chill Winston offers full venue rentals, a semi private cocktail lounge, and three-course pre set meals for up to 40 people, or a cocktail canapé party for 30 to 160 persons. Special luncheon menus are also available. Open seven days a week for lunch, dinner, and brunch on weekends.
212 Abbott St
Enjoy a sophisticated party inside a room of optical illusions. This cocktail lounge has a back room for private bookings seating 25 people. Custom food and drink menus are available upon request.
Guilt & Company
Basement, 1 Alexander St.
Guilt & Company is a one-room speakeasy prohibition style environment with the capacity of 110 patrons with seating for 85. The underground lounge can easily work with their sister location, Chill Winston, to deliver the style of dining you are looking for. In addition, they have a stage and sound system set up for live entertainment and an in-house talent program who can assist you in finding the perfect band to set the tone for your party.
217 Carrall Street
Book a private function inside of L’Abattoir’s new private dining room, situated adjacent to the regular dining space. The 1,200 sq ft. facility accommodates 50 people seated or 80 standing. Basked in ample natural light, the new room is an elegant space with old world charm easily suited for any occasion, from private gatherings and celebrations to corporate functions and meetings.
92 Water Street
Tel: 604 687 4424
Lamplighter is a great place to host a fun, casual party. Recently renovated, the side dining room seats 5 to 35 and is divided from the ‘hub bub’ of the rest of the room. Lamplighter can also offer one side of their space to accommodate a large group party.
12 Powel Street
The European-inspired bistro can fit groups of 10-14 at the semi-private loft on their mezzanine level. For private parties, the entire restaurant space is available to reserve and accommodates 18 to 28 people. In addition, Lily Mae’s offers custom menus in a range of options from cocktail and appetizers, to multi-course, to buffet style.
Old Spaghetti Factory
210 – 55 Water Street
Pay homage to Canada’s colorful past with an evening at The Old Spaghetti Factory. The restaurant offers affordable Italian pastas and can accommodate large Christmas parties from 20 to 200 guests.
7 Alexander Street
Portside offers innovative East Coast inspired food, cocktail and beer menus and a distinct comfortable room capable of accommodating large groups or intimate private functions from 20 to 300 guests.
162 Water Street
Whether it’s craft cocktails or comforting indulgence, Pourhouse has a few options to accommodate small holiday parties. The following availabilities are: Mon-Wed up to 15 between late afternoon to early evening; Wed and Sun up to 10; Fri and Sat up to 8 before 6:30pm.
Rodney’s Oyster House
52 Powell Street
Enjoy a private function inside of ‘The Ship’s Hold’ hidden underneath the Oyster House. The Ship’s Hold comes complete with its own oyster bed and bar, and can hold gatherings of up to 30.
52 Alexander Street
Enjoy a taste of Spanish-style cuisine. Salida 7 offers private dining at their lower-level lounge, seating up to 35 guests, and offers the spirit of Spanish dining through family-style sharing options for groups of any size within their capacity.
Salt Tasting Room
45 Blood Alley
Why not host a night with spectacular wine and cheese? Salt has a fantastic private dining room called “The Cellar” with a glass-encased wine cellar. This special room holds up to 53 people. For larger parties, Salt can offer a range of party options including stand up mingling parties, guided wine tastings, and formal sit down meals.
Secret Location Tasting Room
1 Water Street
Tel: 604- 685-0090
Enjoy a gastronomic adventure. The concept tasting room accommodates private groups ranging from 20 to 100 or more. Secret Location offers custom canapés, meals, desserts and menu printing and other special arrangements by request.
Steamworks Brew Pub
270 – 601 W. Cordova St.
From casual fare to house brewed beers, there’s something for everyone. Steamworks has a variety of private spaces available. The Wine Room, set amidst their wine cellar, is ideal for intimate gatherings of up to 40 for a sit down dinner or 50 for a stand up reception. Alternatively, you can enjoy the view of ships, lights and mountains inside their Harbour View room, which seats up to 60 seating and 75 standing. The Uber Lounge is another option, seating 50 to 122 in intimacy and comfort. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your private party.
The Blarney Stone
216 Carrall Street
Enjoy the perfect balance of Irish hospitality, west coast culture and a familiar comfort. The Blarney Stone has hosted a range of events including professional gatherings, holiday outings and family nights out. The establishment offers private areas in addition to customized function menus, live music & DJ services, and audio/ visual options.
6 Powell Street
The Diamond is the perfect setting for a sophisticated celebration sipping on original cocktails served by some of the city’s best barmen. This fine establishment offers bookings of up to 100 people for the entire restaurant.
The Flying Pig
102 Water St.
If you enjoy Canadian bistro fare, The Flying Pig offers a private dining room seating up to 26, and is available for bookings seven nights a week. A variety of family style set menus are also included with the room.
Tuc Craft Kitchen
60 West Cordova Street
If you love hearty comfort fare, Tuc Craft Kitchen has an intimate mezzanine seating up to 36 for semi-private groups. Guests can email at email@example.com to inquire.
Water Street Cafe
300 Water Street
The private dining rooms at Water Street Café are great for hosting special events. The restaurant has a small intimate room with its own fireplace seating up to 12, and a large room boasting views down Water Street seating up to 40. Private dining rooms are offered at no additional charge.
Spaces available for event bookings
102 – 211 Columbia Street
Tel: 604 681 0295
The full-service venue offers an impressive set of amenities fit for your next seminar, meeting, mingler, or webinar. Brix Studio takes pride in offering budget-friendly, quality, and professional services. Contact them to arrange a tour of their facility.
2 W. Cordova Street
Rainier Provisions is a private event venue operated by The Heather Hospitality Group. The space has played host to everything from engagement parties to movie shoots. It is most suitable for private events that require food and liquor and is also open to anything from a pop-up shop to corporate functions. This is a licensed venue that accomodates up to 110 with food and drinks provided by the house.
299 Columbia Street
Tel: 604 681 0295
STR/KE MVMNT is part showroom, part retail store and part cafe. Set in a corner unit of the Koret Lofts it has a huge street front presence, is very open and airy. Suits product launch or community event. Visit here for more booking information.