Stepping into the Fairmont Pacific Rim, it’s easy to see why a spot like this would attract not only the locals, but visitors from all over the world who want the luxe Vancouver hotel experience of their dreams. Bustling with businesspeople and well-dressed folk alike grabbing a drink or nibbling on the delicious eats from the Lobby Lounge’s Rawbar, the Fairmont Pacific Rim is nothing short of chic and sophisticated. Which is why they’ve recently launched their new wedding brand, “Weddings at Fairmont Pacific Rim,” allowing couples to create a customized experience for their celebration, complete with all the luxury that the hotel has to offer.
The hotel has three distinct spaces: the Star Sapphire Ballroom, which overlooks the Vancouver Harbour and is the largest venue, with a capacity of 420 people; the Emerald Ballroom, which features floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the harbour, the Northshore Mountains, and the city, with a capacity of 150; and the Chairman’s Suite Terrace, a gorgeous landscaped private terrace with a capacity of 40 for a seated dinner. Any of these spaces offers spectacular views and makes any event feel that much more elevated. There are also some amazing spaces around the hotel to take beautiful wedding photos—you can have your fairytale moment posing on the grand marble staircase in the lobby, or you and your new spouse can also pose for photos with the iconic 1970 Jaguar XKE, displayed at the front entrance.
What sets the Fairmont Pacific Rim apart from other venues is their incredible attention to detail. There’s a dedicated wedding manager and a full team aboard to assist with all aspects of your wedding day. In the way of food, the hotel pulls out all the stops to ensure that your wedding is truly a culinary experience. A catering team will help you customize and tailor a menu that fits your culinary tastes, from Persian to Asian fusion. For drinks, the hotel takes the experience to the next level—the wine director will help you come up with wine pairings for every dish, while the beverage director and the ultra-talented bartending team will help you create signature cocktails that will be served at the personalized monogrammed bar fronts. For an extra-special sweet ending, you can have the pastry team create a dessert that fits your theme and colour palette.
Thoughtful touches in the Fairmont Pacific Rim’s wedding packages include accommodations the evening before your wedding and your wedding night, as well as treatments at the hotel’s luxurious Willow Stream Spa. They also have your bases covered on decor (they have an on-site florist), entertainment (they can arrange a ballet to perform at your wedding!) and photo booth (a professional photographer takes elevated black-and-white portraits of your guests). All of these elements combined makes the Fairmont Pacific Rim a truly unforgettable venue for your wedding.
1038 Canada Place, 604-695-5300, fairmont.com/pacificrim