wedding guests at the Permanent Building enjoy special rates at the Victorian HotelDid you know wedding guests at the Permanent Building enjoy special rates at the Victorian Hotel?

Located at 330 West Pender, right across from the Victorian Hotel, sits the Permanent Building. Constructed in 1906, this hidden gem once served as a financial institution with the classic temple bank architecture, complete with gorgeous stained glass. Today, not many people know that the Permanent Building has been restored as an event venue, bringing a landmark heritage space back to the neighbourhood.

As a space that boasts gorgeous elements of neoclassical design, the Permanent Building is ideal for corporate cocktail & gala events, trade shows, conferences, fundraisers, and private parties—and, of course, weddings.

Once regarded as “a grand space in the wrong place,” the modern restoration of the Permanent began in 2009 and was completed in 2015. Over one hundred years old, the venue is named after the BC Permanent & Loan Company, which opened its doors in 1907. In 1935, the Bank of Canada took over and left its own mark—the stately vault door that still stands tall at the head of the main hall.

However, the signature feature of this grand old landmark remains the jaw-droppingly beautiful stained-glass atrium that soars overhead, 35 feet long and 20 feet wide. The space also includes a stunning heritage bar, which complements the crown mouldings, bronze chandeliers, and the many intricate tile mosaics dotted throughout the building.

With special rates available for charities and not-for-profit organizations, the Permanent Building can accommodate up to 130 guests for a seated dinner, and up to 250 guests for a standing reception with mixed seating. Maximum capacity is 263 persons, including staff and vendors.

Close proximity to the Permanent Building makes the Victorian Hotel ideal for out of town guests. As a newly renovated boutique hotel housed in a beautiful historic Victorian style brick building, guests can enjoy a variety of comforts in one of 47 beautifully appointed hotel rooms.

Special hotel group rates are available at The Victorian Hotel for all event participants at The Permanent Building. For more information, please contact Brian McLauchlan for accommodation inquiries—call 604.681-6369 or email