UBC Farm Venues

UBC Farm Venues

The UBC Farm is home to 4 unique venues available for you to host your next event at. This includes the Event Field and Orchard, Poplar Grove and the Yurt, each with their own ambiance and charm. Learn more about each space below!

For more information on our site protocol, rates and booking procedures please read our Community Bookings Guidelines. To book a venue, please fill out Space Booking Request Form.

Events Field and Orchard

UBC Farm’s most iconic event space

Situated directly at the entrance and centre of the farm, the events field and orchard is a natural welcome for your guests. Some of our most joyful memories have been created here. Square dancing into the sunset, roaring laughter in beer gardens, hilarious lawn games and three-legged races come to mind as some of our most common sights. Smaller, more intimate occasions have often been hosted near and among the apple orchards. It is a gorgeous site for wedding ceremonies, music festivals, food festivals, receptions and picnics. Being our most accommodating space, it is perfect for pitching large tents and temporary structures given the firm and even ground here.

Site specifications:

  • The grass field measures 60 meters by 55 meters excluding the orchard.
  • The orchard itself includes 5 rows of apples (representing 70 varieties of apples).
  • We do not irrigate the grass in the summer, expect green grass to return in September and stay until May. (We have found that this keeps the ground firmer and better suited for dancing.)

Unique site protocol:

  • The orchard is a research and production site. Do not pick from or disturb the apple trees in anyway (including fallen apples).
  • Given the proximity of the events field to the nearby residences, all sound amplifying equipment must be turned off at 10pm.

Site rates:

  • May – Oct High Season – $800 (4 hours minimum) | $1500 (8 hours) | $150 (additional hours)
  • Nov – Apr Low Season – $600 (4 hours minimum) | $1100 (8 hours) | $125 (additional hours)

Poplar Grove

The Poplar Grove is one of our most beloved venues for more intimate events

Tucked away in at the back of our fields, our three rows of poplar trees create a magical atmosphere for the farm. With a full view of our production fields, the Poplar Grove offers full access into the farm’s most photogenic scenery. We love to see long tables dinners and wedding ceremonies inside the grove and the creative activities and catering displays that often take up the lawn adjacent to the trees. You are welcome to hang decorations in between our trees and tent along the lawn.

Site specifications:

  • The lawn space adjacent to the poplar grove (included in the venue) measures 100 meters by 50 meters.
  • We do not irrigate the grass in the summer, expect green grass to return in September and stay until May. (We have found that this keeps the ground firmer and better suited for dancing.)

Unique site protocol:

  • Keep 3 metres of clearance from all production fields for all activity including set up. Irrigation may be running in these adjacent fields.
  • Exercise caution around the electric fences of the chicken pen.
  • Do not harm the poplar trees when hanging decorations from them.

Site rates:

  • May – Oct High Season – $800 (4 hours minimum) | $1500 (8 hours) | $150 (additional hours)
  • Nov – Apr Low Season – $600 (4 hours minimum) | $1100 (8 hours) | $125 (additional hours)

Yurt

A unique circular indoor space at the Farm.

Built with the intention for community gatherings and workshops, the Yurt has been creatively converted into all sorts of use. For example, as a bridal suite, wedding ceremony space, puppet show theatre, yoga class, birthday parties, team building workshop, dressing room etc. We look forward to seeing your next creative event in the yurt!

Site specifications:

  • The Yurt holds 50 guests comfortably sitting, 70 standing.
  • Electrical outlets available.
  • Space heaters are available.
  • 50 chairs and 10 tables (optional) are included in the yurt.

Unique site protocol:

  • There are two electrical circuits in the yurt, please ask for guidance if heavy appliances are being used.
  • Open the top hatchet slowly and remember to close it after use.

Site rates:

  • Fixed rate year round – $400 (4 hours minimum) | $700 (8 hours) | $80 (additional hours)