One of Vancouver's best kept wedding location secrets, the Scottish Cultural Centre is a real credit to the now 50 years old United Scottish Cultural Society.
Today, the Scottish Cultural Centre extends beyond the reach of the Scottish community, and welcomes wedding parties from a more divergent society than the one that existed when the Scottish Auditorium was in its heyday.
General Manager, Darryl Carracher, has been steadily developing The Caledonian Ballroom for the past few years to the point where it is now a premier wedding reception location in Vancouver.
"Many people know us because they've been to a wedding reception here, or they know of someone who has had a favourable experience with a wedding reception here. Nearly all of our advertising is done from "Word of Mouth" referrals; a great indicator of customer satisfaction", says Darryl.
Another nice benefit to renting from the Scottish Cultural Centre is that you are welcome to bring in your own caterer, which is unusual in Vancouver. If you're having a hard time finding someone, they do have an affiliate partner, but self-catering is accepted gladly. But that all really fits with the style of service that you'll get here.
Size doesn't matter. Well, not in this case. The Caledonian can accommodate almost 400 people, but it can also be transformed into a charming, intimate setting, depending on your needs. However, it's the people that are perhaps The Scottish Centre's best feature, "We enjoy going the extra mile, and we take great pride in the services our experienced and courteous staff provide to ensure your special day is memorable for all the right reasons," says Darryl.
Perhaps a cliché, there is a real sense of community here. The Scottish Centre almost feels like an old friend at the wedding. Unlike the very aesthetically pleasing but somewhat emotionally empty venues around Vancouver, The Scottish Cultural Centre is a warm and inviting location and well worth a look.