Parksville has always been a very desirable destination for area residents and visitors alike. Prior to 2000 it had lacked only one thing – a central gathering place. The Parksville Community Conference Centre was designed and built to attract audiences to sporting events, club gatherings, cultural events, concerts, conventions and trade shows year-round. All of these activities had no adequate facilities within the Parksville core until our inaugural year in 2000. A Board of Directors governs the Centre to ensure that it continues to enhance economic activity, community participation, and public events. We have succeeded in building a “Gathering Place” to be proud of!
Wedding Facilities Overview
We are a multi-faceted and dynamic conference facility located in beautiful Parksville BC, Canada. We offer the largest “Gathering Place” in the Oceanside Region. Our location is perfect for weddings, corporate retreats, and general events, offering many local activities and fine accommodations to suit the specific needs of any group. Let us be your first choice on Vancouver Island to host your event, make our Centre your “Gathering Place”!
Seaside Auditorium, Including Stage
Over 7,100 square feet of space welcomes up to 550 guests in a theatre style seating arrangement, or banquets of up to 380 guests. A full-sized stage is available for theatre and other performing arts groups.
Two dressing rooms are located off the stage, with a shower and washrooms including facilities for disabled visitors. The auditorium floor is spring hardwood and marked for sporting activities such as badminton. Audio equipment including lapel and cordless microphones are also available. Our Nordheimer upright piano and Lowery organ are offered for your convenience at no charge. The Lion’s Bar is conveniently located adjacent to the Seaside Auditorium and Chrysler Theatre.
The Garry Oaks / Arbutus Room
The Garry Oaks / Arbutus Room can seat 90 people theatre style, or 55 banquet style. Garry Oaks is the perfect room for family gatherings, wedding receptions, memorial services or executive retreats.
This full service, professionally designed kitchen, comes complete with a walk-in refrigeration unit, a commercial grade coffee machine, two ovens with cook-tops, and a quick and efficient industrial dishwasher. Use of up to 100 place settings and cutlery are included in the rental rate. A limited number of large soup and stock pots are also available.