Providence Academy


The legacy of Mother Joseph is embodied in what is regarded as her most iconic building project, Providence Academy, which opened in September, 1873 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. While widely regarded as her most outstanding architectural achievement, it was only one of only twenty-nine hospitals and schools founded during Mother Joseph’s forty-five years of devoted leadership of and service to the Sisters of Providence. Mother Joseph had arrived in Vancouver from Montreal in 1856 with five other sisters to establish the order in the Northwest.



  • Extra large open ballroom with stage
  • Seats up to 275
  • Tables and chairs available
  • Selection of table centerpieces
  • Self-serve catering kitchen
  • Portable wet bar
  • Private bridal suits, groom's room
  • Selection of decorations
  • ADA accessible
  • Parking on-site


The Ballroom can accomodate 150 banquet style seated at round tables, with a dance floor, or 275 seated theater style.
The Chapel can seat 230 people.


Audio-Visual Equipment

A simple portable projector and screen may be available upon request

Tables and Chairs

Tables and chairs are included in your rental and are set up prior to your event start time. The Ballroom has available for your use: 72” rectangular tables, 72” round tables, and 275 chairs.

RATES (Hourly)

7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mon - Thurs
After 5 p.m.
Friday after 5pm
Saturday & SundAY

150 Banquet

275 Theater

$100/hr (4 hours minimum $150/hr (4 hour minimum) $250/hr (4 hour minimum)
Chapel* 230  

$975 flat fee (4 hour use)

Includes the use of the Bride and Groom rooms

$1200 flat fee (4 hour use)

Includes the use of the Bride and Groom rooms


*Rentals of the Chapel for weddings are provided with one, one-hour completentary rehearsal if booked Mon-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Refundable Damage Deposits:
$250 Chapel Only - alcohol not permitted
$250 Ballroom with no alcohol
$500 Ballroom with alcohol and bookings of two or more rooms together

All rentals include tables, chairs and set-up to your pre-determined floorplan.

Prices are subject to change.