• Alan Emmott Centre in the fall

Alan Emmott Centre

Imagine celebrating your once-in-a-lifetime event in a heritage schoolhouse that dates back to more than a century ago. This beautiful and historic venue is tucked away in the heart of South Burnaby, and presents some remarkable postcard-perfect photo opportunities.

Information & Inquiries

Please see the Wedding calendar below for potentially available wedding dates.

Our Venue

This wonderfully restored schoolhouse with impressive windows overlooking the park offers a truly unique setting for the wedding of your dreams.

A bride and groom dancing at the Alan Emmott Centre

Weddings

Celebrate your event of a lifetime in a quaint century-old schoolhouse among a scenic park setting, and use CITY Catering services to make your day as seamless as possible.

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Shrimp cocktail platter

Appetizers & Cocktails

Enjoy some pre-dinner appetizers and downtime with your guests before your reception with cocktails, canapés and hors d’oeuvres.

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Alan Emmott Centre decorated for a wedding

Special Offers

Flexible with your wedding date? We have a few select and special offer wedding dates in 2018 and 2019 for as low as $68 per person (inclusive of taxes, fees and gratuities). For more details and dates, please phone us at 604-320-2217 or click on the link below. 

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Alan Emmott Exterior in the Spring

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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Photograph of the Alan Emmott Centre main entrance

Facility Details

Situated in South Burnaby, the Alan Emmott Centre’s upper floor presents 2,000 square feet and seating for 150 guests - as well as other important amenities and features for your big day.

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Wedding Ceremony

Our Wedding 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 and wedding experts are here to answer any questions you may have as you get ready for your unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Photo of 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 catering@burnaby.ca or 604-205-3026.

Portrait of Maiwesh (Mai) Dossa

Maiwesh Dossa

Maiwesh (Mai) Dossa has been leading the kitchen at the old-fashioned Ice Cream Parlour (also known as the ICP Café) for nearly two decades – garnering much acknowledgement and praise along the way.
Throughout the years, Mai has come by her experience and skills entirely through hard work and on-the-job training.  Along with the ICP Café, Mai also caters a remarkable number of City events and weddings throughout the year, including the Mayor’s Annual Appreciation Dinner.