THE WALLACE VENUE
Stunning views, unbeatable location, and iconic architecture make The Wallace Venue stand out as one of the region’s best urban venues for private and corporate functions. Perched in the rafters of a replica of the historic Machine Shop building, The Wallace Venue perfectly blends a modern industrial aesthetic with its historic setting, and boasts an impressive 2,400 square foot terrace with unobstructed views of the harbour.
The Venue is named for Eliza Wallace, co-founder of the historic Wallace Shipyards, the site on which the venue is located. Eliza was a key member in the running of the shipyards with her husband and sons, and was instrumental in celebrating the launches of the victory ships that were built on the site. The earliest celebrations that took place on this site were planned in part by Eliza, and this venue celebrates her – a very important woman in the history of our vibrant neighbourhood.
THE PIPE SHOP VENUE
The Pipe Shop Venue has become the heartbeat of The Shipyards, as a stunning and versatile event venue that hosts community events and festivities, as well as private celebrations and corporate functions.
With over 9,000 square feet, the venue features soaring ceilings, historic timber framing and exposed concrete floors. The rustic elegance and open-concept plan of the Pipe Shop Venue provides a blank canvas for any event to be completely personalized. Enough room to host up to 360 guests comfortably, and yet it’s warmth and character provide intimate ambiance for even the smallest gatherings.
This beautifully restored heritage building was originally used over 100 years ago by pipefitters constructing mechanical systems for victory ships built at The Shipyards. The building is owned by the City of North Vancouver, and operated a special event venue by Quay North Urban Development.