From intimate meetings, to large scale corporate event productions, the Wallace’s modern-industrial aesthetic and indoor/outdoor function space lends itself perfectly to suit your event’s needs.
The Shipyards’ Historic Waterfront Venue
Discover how past clients have creatively transformed The Wallace to fit their individual event’s style. Gather inspiration for your next event here!
2025 Booking Rates
Weekend Booking (Friday-Sunday): $6,850.00 + GST
Weekday Booking: $5,250.00 + GST Half-Day Booking (Monday-Thursday only): $2625.00 +GST
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For 2025 bookings, 50% of the venue fee is required to confirm the booking, which will be applied against the full rental fee.
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.
The Wallace Venue FAQ
Why is it called “The Wallace”?
The venue was named after Eliza Wallace, the wife of Wallace Shipyards founder, Alfred Wallace. Eliza was known for throwing amazing events in the shipyards during the early 1900’s, and we thought naming our venue after her would be a fitting homage to celebrate a woman who had such a lasting influence on the development of the area.
Is there parking available?
Parking is not included in the venue rental fee, however we do have 125 public parking stalls in the underground parking area of the Shipyards. Additionally there is public parking available at the Pinnacle Hotel.
How large is the space?
Answer: 3,400 sq. ft of open modern-industrial space.The outdoor terrace is 2,400 square feet. The maximum occupancy is 200 persons standing, 180 seated.
Are rentals included in the venue rental fee?
6 foot long banquet tables and garden chairs are included, as well as a speaker system and two wireless microphones. A projector is available for rent. All other rentals including (but not limited to) linens, decor, dinnerware, glassware, ladders etc. 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. An on-site venue concierge is included for the full rental period and will be responsible for venue related items. Post event cleaners are also included. Please note: NO items can be stored onsite overnight. All rentals must be picked up that night, late night charges may be applied) by 1:59 am.
What are the decor rules for the building?
All decor must be free standing, ie nothing can be taped, stapled or nailed to the walls. 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?
For 2025 bookings, a 50% non-refundable booking fee is required to confirm the booking and is payable upon signing the agreement. The booking fee will be applied against the venue rental fee.
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?
The Wallace is a licensed venue, and clients can work with our in-house bar team to create a customized menu. We have a variety of local offerings from The Shipyards breweries to BC’s best gins.
Please note, no outside alcohol is permitted.
Do I need insurance?
Yes, all clients must obtain and show proof of $5 million in general liability insurance, and must list ‘The Wallace Venue Corp.’ as additionally insured. We recommend DUUO Insurance, although the occupant may use the provider of their choice. Proof of insurance should be provided to the Catering & Event Services Coordinator 60 days prior to your event.