It’s that time of year again. Snow is appearing on the mountains, we all need an extra layer of fleece under our rain jackets and Starbucks has brought back their signature red cups. Along with all of these wonderful seasonal signifiers, it is time to start planning your business’ holiday party. Tangoo has compiled a list of the best Vancouver holiday party venues for 2014, to make planning just a little bit easier.
The Fish House in Stanley Park is a classic and timeless venue. Its location in Stanley Park makes it seem removed from the bustle of the city, and its food (all 100 per cent sustainable seafood) is to die for.
The Fish House is located in a heritage house that can accommodate groups in four unique rooms or throughout the entire restaurant. They have three different group dinner menus to choose from and two buffet options. They can even arrange group transport for you holiday party with the the Vancouver Trolley Company!
Address: 8901 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
Steamworks Brew Pub boasts spectacular views paired with a spectacular location. With three rooms to choose from, they can accommodate any kind of holiday party, from small startups to major corporations.
Along with their signature beer menu, Steamworks offers a variety of plated dinners and dinner buffets. Along with a private bar, parties can also have access to a dance floor to boogie away office politics all night long.
Address: 375 Water Street, Vancouver
Vancouver Urban Winery is a chic and sophisticated venue to bring wine lovers and beer lovers together. Their magnificent house wines, along with an extensive wine list, paired with Postmark Brewery’s beer, makes any event instantly conversational and lively.
Their food is catered by in-house Belgard Kitchen. They offer succulent meat dishes and innovative takes on various comfort foods. Vancouver Urban Winery is capable of hosting any size of corporate holiday event, but be sure to get in contact before they’re all booked up!
Address: 55 Dunlevy Avenue, Vancouver
Campagnolo has a rustic Italian feel and authentic food to go along with it. Their extensive offerings of different pastas and pizzas are a good fit for everyone in your party. With their desserts, including a Dark Chocolate Anjou Torte, you’ll be pleased from the start of your meal to the end.
Campagnolo can seat up to 100 people, but is best for smaller holiday gatherings. Only a five-minute walk from Rogers Arena, at Main and Prior, Campagnolo is close enough to many small businesses by foot. Perfect for you if your office is in the Yaletown or Chinatown area.
Address: 1020 Main Street, Vancouver
Serving contemporary west coast cuisine with ingredients that are brought in fresh from local suppliers, Seven Dining Lounge invites you down to experience a contemporary twist on your favourite west coast dishes and pub bites; combining west coast fare with an Asian and Italian flare.
Seven Dining Lounge is a nice cozy room that fits up to 90 guests seated, while the bar and lounge area can have another 15-20 standing. They’re versatile and will work with company of all sizes in ensuring events and parties are successful. They offer nightly live entertainment, set menu, canapés, and dinner special options based on requests while also being able to bring in resident DJs to spice up your parties. If you want to keep it private they also have buyout packages for private events and if you book before December 1, 2014, they’ll offer a room to you at 50% off.
Address: 53 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Elephant and Castle is an accessible holiday party venue for any business within Vancouver’s financial or cruise ship district. It boasts several rooms that can be used for corporate events, and can cater to small or large parties. Their second floor mezzanine can be rearranged to sit over 50 people comfortably, or be set up as a more “party” atmosphere for over 100. Festivities include daily drink specials and happy hour, an amazing a la carte menu or pre-ordered party platters!
Elephant and Castle continues in the tradition of North American pub food and feel. It has a relaxed atmosphere that is welcoming to all guests, and a wide variety of food on the menu, which makes it very accessible and gives it that home-style holiday vibe.
Address: 385 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Brix Restaurant and Wine Bar is a suave and relaxed restaurant that caters to refined tastes for both food and drink. Located in a heritage building in Yaletown, Brix is home to a magical glass-covered courtyard that is kept heated for multi-seasonal use.
Brix can accommodate up to 120 guest for cocktails and canapes, buffet or sit-down dinners. It offers five different menus for events, each focusing on locally found ingredients. For a unique holiday party, Brix offers a dynamic space and food that won’t be easily forgotten.
Address: 1138 Homer Street, Vancouver
Miku pairs extraordinary Aburi-style cuisine with epic views of Coal Harbour. Their Blue Sky room can seat up 24 people, and you will be treated to a truly quintessential West Coast experience: Japanese cuisine with the ocean in sight.
Miku has an extensive dinner menu that includes anything from sushi to steak. Their Aburi Oshi Sushi is a signature flame-seared sushi with various exotic pairings. Miku also has an extensive selection of sake, wine and has created innovated cocktails with Japanese flair.
Address: 70-200 Granville Street, Vancouver
The Irish Heather is the perfect location to get your company together for a close meal at a long table. Their interior design is warm and motivates conversation, which may be helped by their incredibly comprehensive variety of whiskey.
Perfect for small to mid-sized groups, The Irish Heather has a menu that is meant to stick to your bones. Provide your colleagues with a warm meal and a warm drink, in a space that truly brings individuals closer together. Isn’t that what the holidays are all about?
Address: 212 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Dockside Restaurant at the Granville Island Hotel offers impressive views of the city and even more impressive private event catering chops. Featuring Oceanwise seafood and a local focus throughout their menu, Dockside will provide your guests with a socially-conscious and delicious holiday party.
Dockside can accommodate up to 120 guest and provide either plated of buffet-style dinners. Along with set menus, they offer you the option to create your own custom menu for your businesses custom holiday party.
Address: 1253 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Know of any other great spots for a holiday party?