With our convenient downtown Vancouver location, the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art makes an ideal space to host your next event. We offer a beautiful and unique venue for small evening receptions, meetings, intimate weddings, and holiday parties, up to 200 guests.

Explore the possibilities the Gallery can provide:

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Please note: We cannot accommodate rental requests during Gallery Hours

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Corporate Events

With two floors of event space, the Gallery provides options for corporate event planners to utilize the main floor alone or include the mezzanine, all for the same rental price. Cocktail events with minimal furniture other than high-top tables and 1 or 2 bar set ups can easily accommodate up to 200 people.

Theatre style seating for presentations or AGM’s can be set up on the main floor for 80-90 people, depending on AV requirements.

Gala dinners on the main floor can accommodate up to 90 people for plated menus and 80 people for buffet.

* Please note that due to the changing nature of our exhibitions there may be considerations that restrict how the space can be used; stand-up cocktail receptions can always be accommodated.


The Hummingbird Gathering Space located on the mezzanine level offers 600 square feet of open space for meetings, workshops, or presentations. This semi-private space is closed off to the public by curtains and stanchions when in use. It can accommodate 10-25 people depending on configuration and AV requirements. Bathed in natural light from a floor to ceiling window, the room suits various configurations and includes:

-  A 75” TV monitor on the north wall

-  A sink area on the south wall for easy clean up or as an area for a coffee station

-  30 black plastic stacking chairs

-  6 x 6ft folding grey plastic tables (linens not included)

Private Events

The gallery provides a unique venue to host retirement parties, milestone birthday celebrations, charity events, receptions, or even a recital! There is an array of set up options available depending on the current exhibition.

Wedding Receptions

Surrounded by stunning art, the Gallery offers a memorable space for you and your guests to treasure for a lifetime. Event rentals are available in the evening starting at 5:00 PM. Small ceremonies can also be held in the outdoor Pavilion that is partially covered and could seat approximately 30 people.


We work exclusively with Bon Vivant Catering & Events to provide our guests with the best service from food to your audio-visual needs. They provide the Special Occasion License to serve alcohol at your event. Their Northwest Coast inspired menu is the perfect pairing for your event at the Gallery. Explore their exquisite offerings this season.

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For catering quotes or requests, contact Bon Vivant Catering directly.

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