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Alan Emmott Centre

Host your special event in a heritage schoolhouse that dates back to more than a century. This beautiful and historic venue is tucked away in the heart of South Burnaby, and presents a remarkable venue for your next get together.  

Our Venue

This wonderfully restored schoolhouse with impressive windows overlooking the park offers a truly unique setting for your important event.

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The upper floor of this beautifully restored heritage schoolhouse features an open space, picturesque windows and an open floor plan of 3,000 square feet.  Offering seating for up to 150 guests, the Alan Emmott Centre is a perfect spot for your next large or small event.

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Photo Gallery

Celebrate the event of a lifetime in a historic, century-old schoolhouse in the heart of South Burnaby with some amazing photo opportunities.

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Facility Details

Dating back to the early 1900s, Alan Emmott presents an impressive, open-concept floor plan, expansive windows and charming space for your next event.  With a picture-perfect backdrop, this old-fashioned schoolhouse presents a truly unique venue for your important gathering.

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Virtual Tour

Enjoy a virtual 360-degree tour of this charming, century-old schoolhouse in the heart of South Burnaby.

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Our Event Experts

Attention to detail, personalized service, and a gourmet menu are the benchmarks of every event at the Alan Emmott Centre.  As well, our event experts are here to answer any questions you may have as you get ready for your special event.

Helen McConaghy

Helen McConaghy

Helen McConaghy has worked with the City’s Food Services division for more than half her life. In that time, she has seen the department grow to include several restaurants and an expert catering department - which she now leads. Along with creating memorable events for her clients, Helen says her favourite part of the job is helping wedding couples on their big day, “and knowing you’re making their day as special as can be.” Helen can be reached at [email protected] or 604-205-3026.