“My apologies for taking so long to get this to you, but I want to thank you most sincerely for the absolutely spectacular help and assistance for Sunelle and Nathan’s wedding.
There wasn’t a single guest at the wedding who did not comment, on how awesome everything was, and what a beautiful venue it was. The staff needs to be commended too, for their excellent service and attention to detail. They were certainly the absolute best bar none.
Thank you for being the rock Sunelle could rely on, and being so patient with every little detail. It truly made for a memorable event.
Should I ever have to recommend a venue, you can be assured that yours will be first on the list.
– Leilani Gunaratna, Mother of the bride”

CONNOR & KYLA - JULY 11, 2015

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“We aren’t much for typical, predictable, or run of the mill so when we found Celebration on Water we knew this venue was for us. The West Coast is presented in all her glory here and our guests relished in being on the water with the fresh open air while taking in the backdrop of the mountains and the incredible downtown city skyline (that only looked better into the night!) A close 2nd to this impressive venue was Astrid and her team. Beyond her impeccable professionalism, attention to detail and above and beyond service is a genuinely warmhearted and calm individual. She will put you at ease on your big day, covering all the bases and helping make your vision come to life. We were so fortunate to have you on this journey with us and cannot thank you enough for providing the help and the space to make our dream come true!

RODY & FABIAN - 2015


real weddings“Our wedding day was an absolute dream come true for both of us, thanks to all the wonderful vendors who made it happen,” says Rodgoun. Those vendors included Ellen Ho of Hong Photography, who captured every meaningful moment for posterity. The couple chose Celebration on Water, a refurbished ferry now anchored in North Vancouver, as their venue – which proved to be perfect for their hot and sunny July wedding. With a backdrop of blue waters, the downtown Vancouver skyline and the North Shore mountains, the venue showcased the city to their family and friends who’d travelled from Switzerland, Iran, the U.S. and Canada.

In honour of Rodgoun’s Persian heritage, the couple held a traditional ceremony complete with a dazzling sofreh, featuring items symbolizing the necessary elements of marriage: transparency, love, warmth, security and passion.

The couple had chosen a theme of white and green, nature and earth – even having the tree-of-life crafted out of sugar as their cake topper.

One moment she will always hold in her heart, says Rodgoun, was her entrance to the ceremony: “My father was holding my hand walking me down the aisle and my mom was smiling at me right next to our ceremony setting. I chose the song ‘She’ by Elvis Costello for my entrance. It was the only song I always knew I will walk down the aisle with. It was all magic, it was all real.”

After a beautiful reception and intimate speeches, it was time to dance the night away, the party lasting until nearly dawn.

Wedding featured in Real Weddings magazine, to read full article, click here


“The secret of success is doing something you love, doing it well, and being recognized for it.”
— George Carlin
And we do and we thank you for your praise!

Lauren and ambrose - August 2013

Lauren and ambrose

“Ambrose and I just wanted to thank you again for helping us with our wedding. The venue was beautiful, everything was set up wonderfully and we couldn’t ask for anything more. Our guests were impressed as well!
I wanted to sincerely thank you for your impeccable service and attention to detail. Your were always there when we needed you for something or had questions, and you always responded quite promptly which we appreciated. I think I was on autopilot for a good part of the wedding day, but you seemed to be one step ahead of me and made sure everything ran smoothly. Thanks again for everything, we couldn’t have done it without you!”



It was our first company fundraising event and everybody LOVED IT! Suzanne was fabulous and accommodated us with a special Christmas menu to suit the holiday theme. Thank you so much and we will definitely host more events aboard The Celebration On Water~!”
– Lisa Marsden, Events Director/Shoemmelier




“North Vancouver’s hidden gem! We have hosted our Annual Wine Tasting Event on Celebration on Water for the past two years and will continue to do so. The view is arguably the most beautiful in all of Vancouver. Our guests are always amazed by this unique and stunning venue. Suzanne and the staff are wonderful to with from start to finish. If you are looking to host a first class event, this is your first class venue!”
– Lauren Smylie, Executive Assistant,Investors Group



“My husband and I had our wedding reception at Celebration on Water on July 14th, 2012. We wanted something different, something other than a typical hotel. We couldn’t have asked for a better venue. The dining area was cozy and intimate. The view was simply stunning! It was so much fun to dance on the deck surrounded by fresh air and beautiful scenery. Suzanne was a delight to work with. She was organized and helpful and she always answered my questions quickly. I would highly recommend The Celebration on Water as a unique wedding venue!”



“It’s incredibly exhilarating to be able to enjoy your own event for once.
Everything was taken care of on the ship so we could mingle with our guests during the Smoke Out. It was supremely enjoyable; all the gentleman dressed up in classic attire and the ladies in their cocktail dresses while everyone mingled with great spirits until the wee hours on the Celebration On Water ferry ship. Thanks Suzanne and team, everyone loved it!”

– Daniela Gismondi
Modern Mint Events



“I want to tell you that everything was absolutely perfect, I couldn’t ask for more. I just don’t have the words to describe how amazing it was, absolutely the happiest day of our lifes!!”


“Thank you Suzanne – we really had a Celebration on the Water! Our Annual meeting was a great success thnks to the beautiful and unique venue, food, team building games and your great staff. Several of our staff and guests are expecting us back next year.
– Mike Nolan – Kerr Wood Leidal”