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Weddings at Fairmont Empress
– Where Modern Meets Iconic

More than a luxury hotel, the Empress is where love stories unfold, family traditions begin and memories are created. Named one of the 21 Most Iconic Hotels in the World, the Best Historic Hotel in the Americas and one of the Top 25 Historic Hotels Worldwide Most Romantic Hotels, Fairmont Empress offers everything a modern couple desires: glamour, elegance, romance and world-class anticipatory services. One of our dedicated Wedding Experts will guide you every step of the way perfecting your dream vision, from an intimate ceremony to a grand experience.

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Our Wedding Venues

Unforgettable moments deserve extraordinary settings. The Empress is the standard of coastal luxury experience, offering ultimate elegance and tradition. Whether you have always dreamed of a glamorous wedding or a romantic celebration in an intimate setting, our decadent venue with iconic indoor and enchanting outdoor options allow for any style of event and serves as the ideal backdrop to your declaration of forever.

The Library

Stately and cultured, the 1900s-era Library Room channels a baronial castle. Gather family and friends, or your executive team to host a special event or meeting in this truly extraordinary and historic room.
40 GuestsBanquet Menus784 Sq. Ft.

The Bengal Room

A local landmark, this is the site of the former legendary Bengal Lounge. Airy and bright, this soaring space is illuminated by a wall of windows on both sides and offers a perfect back-drop for any special celebration.
110 GuestsBanquet Menus3,000 Sq. Ft.

The Palm Court

Adjacent to the Crystal Ballroom, The Palm Court provides a welcoming pre-function space with Italian marble flooring and a striking stain-glass dome ceiling.
200 GuestsBanquet Menus2,156 Sq. Ft.

Crystal Ballroom

Adorned with crystal chandeliers and steeped in more than a century of history, the multi-functional and versatile Crystal Ballroom is ideal for large meetings, conferences, receptions, formal black-tie galas, celebrations and weddings alike.
450 GuestsBanquet Menus4,560 Sq. Ft.

Shaughnessy Ballroom & Garden Terrace

Regal and dramatic, the Shaughnessy Ballroom with a private outside entrance and garden terrace is unrivaled for glitzy events, receptions and parties.
300 GuestsBanquet Menus3,542 Sq. Ft.

Signature Outdoor Spaces

From season to season, our outdoor spaces transform into magical settings for weddings, receptions and special events.
25 - 500 GuestsBanquet Menusn/a
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Curated Culinary Experiences

Through a personalized consultation, we will tailor a culinary experience that highlights your journey as a couple. With assistance from our globally trained culinary and bar team, we can curate your offerings to your colour pallet, theme and season.

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Willow Stream Spa

Celebrate your wedding day with an indulgent and pampering spa treatment or treat yourselves to a quiet spa day for two with our Couples Retreat.

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Q at the Empress + Lobby Lounge

A medley of modern gastronomy in iconic dining venues awaits. Experience authentic Pacific Northwest cuisine, sip on inspired cocktails in Q Bar or take part in the timeless tradition of Afternoon Tea.