Vancouver is located on the north side of the Columbia River, across from Portland, Oregon. The city of Vancouver was formed in 1857. Vancouver has a vibrant community with an active arts scene, a farmers market, museums and parks. More information about Vancouver.
7702 NE 219th St, Battle Ground
Allie Park is a large, private, outdoor setting for all sorts of events. Allie Park is split into Allie Park 1 and 2. Allie Park 1 has two covered picnic buildings, a large gazebo, barbecues, horse shoe pits, 2 aces of lawn and lush greenery. Allie Park 2 has an entertainment stage, a beer garden, an outdoor fireplace, a dance floor and a softball field.
5000 NE 51st Street, Vancouver
The Retreat at Crane Manor is an 8,000 square foot mansion with a large dining room, a gathering room, and a gorgeous garden with a large lawn. The retreat can accommodate up to 125 indoors or 300 outdoors. The retreat makes an excellent location for all sorts of events including corporate retreats, weddings and parties.
Firstenburg Community Center
700 NE 136th Avenue, Vancouver, WA
The Firstenburg Community Center is an ideal location for weddings, parties, celebrations, events and workshops. The center has a beautiful community room that can accommodate up to 210 guests seated at round tables. The room can accommodate 280 guests seated theater style. The room has an outdoor terrace and bamboo flooring. A piano is also available.
Fort Vancouver, Vancouver, WA
Fort Vancouver consists of 366 acres. Fort Vancouver has several facilities available to rent for events: the Pearson Air Museum, the Marshall House, the O. O. Howard House, the Grant House, Hamilton Hall, a small arboretum, a bandstand, a picnic shelter, and a land bridge. The arboretum is located on the northeast corner of Evergreen and Reserve and can accommodate up to 25 people. The bandstand can accommodate up to 200 people. The picnic shelter, located southeast of the Visitor Center, can accommodate up to 60 people and is available first come first served at no charge during park hours. After hours, the picnic shelter can be reserved and a special use fee applies. The land bridge is available for running and walking events.
The Grant House– the Restaurant at the Historic Reserve
1101 Officers Row, Vancouver
The Grant House was built in 1848 and is the oldest building on Officers Row. The house is now a restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. The house is a gorgeous setting for weddings, receptions, dinners and private parties. The house can accommodate up to 75 guests indoors and 200 guests outdoors.
Fort Vancouver, Vancouver, WA
Hamilton Hall was originally built as a Red Cross Convalescent House between 1918 and 1919. The restored building now hosts events with its large lounge featuring hardwood floors, a fireplace and a porch. The building can accommodate up to 200 guests.
The Hostess House
10017 NE 6th Avenue, Vancouver
The Hostess House has a candle lit chapel, a reception facility, covered deck and a beautiful garden with a waterfall and gazebo. The Hostess House specializes in weddings and can accommodate up to 200 people. Catering is available for events.
39th and M St, Vancouver
Leverich Park has a softball field, a disc golf course, a play area, picnic tables, barbecues and paths. The park has a reservable picnic shelter for events, which can be reserved, along with the adjoining softball field.
26411 NE Lewisville Highway, Battle Ground
Lewisville Park was established in the 1930s and includes 154 acres with forests, meadows and trails. Other amenities and activities in the park include a swimming hole, fishing, and a boat launch along the East Fork Lewis River, horseshoes, play equipment, sports fields and tennis court. The park has thirteen picnic shelters that are available at no charge on a first come first served basis.
The Marshall House
1301 Officers Row, Vancouver
The Marshall House is located on Fort Vancouver. The elegant Victorian house was built as quarters for the post commander in the 1930s. The house has four rooms available to rent and can accommodate up to 200 people. The outside veranda and grounds can accommodate up to 300.
The O.O. Howard House
750 Anderson Street, Vancouver, WA
The O.O. Howard House was built in 1879 for Civil War General, Oliver Otis Howard. The house is located on Fort Vancouver and is headquarters of the Fort Vancouver National Trust. The house can host meetings and small receptions. The house has two meeting rooms, one that can accommodate up to 30 people banquet style and the other that can accommodate up to 40 people theater style. The house also has a courtyard that can accommodate up to 75 people.
Pearson Air Museum
1115 East 5th St, Vancouver, WA
Pearson Air Museum is home to rare aircraft and fascinating aviation exhibits. The museum makes a unique venue for events large and small. The Pearson Air Museum Main Hanger can accommodate up to 500 people. The Theater can accommodate up to 100. The Historic Hanger can accommodate up to 300. The Headquarters Building can accommodate up to 25. The Outdoor Picnic area can accommodate up to 1000.
Vancouver Lake Park
6801 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver
Vancouver Lake Park is a 234 acre park along the west shore of Vancouver Lake. The park includes 35 developed acres as well as nature areas and a 2.5 mile trail connecting the park to Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park. Vancouver park has a swimming area with beach and is a popular location for windsurfing, kayaking and canoeing. The park has play equipment, volleyball courts, and a play field. Vancouver Lake Park has picnic shelters that are available at no charge on a first come first served basis.
Take Home Gifts
Once you decide on a venue for your event, there are lots of other decisions that you will need to make. Here is a suggestion: instead of the usual goody bags, why not send guests home with something that will really provide them with a memory of your event? Photos from one of our photo booths and the always fun flip-books make great take-home souvenirs.
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