Frequently Asked Questions

Find Answers to Common Questions Here

Can I bring my own catering?

Yes.  The Metro Hall is one of the most flexible Wedding and Event Venues serving New Westminster and the Lower Mainland. Our flexible pricing options make it easy.  You can either have The Metro Hall, provided the catering, you can bring in your own food, you can hire a third party caterer or even do a blend.  Note: a catering surcharge may be added to your quote for outside catering.

We require strict dietary restrictions for our menu. Will you still be able to cater our wedding?

Yes.  Our menus can be customized just for you.   We are accustomed to providing gluten free, lactose free, vegan, vegetarian, allergy free and other options.

Can I bring my own liquor to your venue?

Yes.  You are welcome to bring your own liquor in at The Metro.  You are required to present a valid special occasion license and adhere to all laws under the Liquor Licensing and Control Act.    A corkage fee may be added to your quote.

Can the Metro provide the liquor for our event?

Yes.  If you prefer to have The Metro handle the bar and take out all the guesswork, just let us know.

Where can I get a liquor license?

Liquor Licensing is managed and regulated by The BC Liquor Control and Licensing Branch.  For all the details on pricing and regulations or to apply, visit the BC Special Occasion website here.

Do I need a valid "serving it right" if there is liquor at my event?

Hosts may also be required to present a valid "Serving it Right" license with your application.   You can complete the Serving it Right exam online for approx. $35.

Do I need a business license to host an event at your venue?

If your event is for profit, you are required to have a valid business license before beginning operation. This includes home-based businesses, commercial and industrial operations and owners of apartment rental properties. Business licenses are also required for companies that are not located in the City but do work within New Westminster such as contractors."

New Westminster City hall is located at 511 Royal Avenue.

What are the measurements for the hall?

For sample floorplans including measurements for each of our rooms, click on the applicable link to by room.  Hollywood Ballroom  |  Glam Lounge

Do you offer free parking at your Venue?

Because we are right in the heart of downtown New West, we don't have dedicated parking.  However, there is plenty of street parking outside our building, and our venue is kitty corner to a public two storey parkade.

We are also conveniently located across the street from the New Westminster Skytrain station.

Are there parks near the venue for photos?

There two beautiful parks within a five minute drive of the venue:

Queen's Park

New Westminster's flagship park is a 75 acre haven for outdoor enthusiasts and families.  Wedding facilities await you at First Street and Third Avenue.  Enjoy photo opportunities in the beautifully restored 19th century Rose Garden.

Friendship Gardens

Located next to City Hall at 4th Street and Royal Avenue, this beautiful community park offers the visitor a waterfall and pond, a majestic totem pole, walking paths and benches to relax and the perfect setting for photographs.

Are there hotels near the venue?

Inn at the Quay

Sublime style meets divine comfort at the Inn At The Quay waterfront Hotel in downtown New Westminster.  

Minutes from the Metro Hall, upscale waterview rooms with pillow-top mattresses, fluffy bathrobes and amenities from NYC will provide you the perfect wind-down after an exciting event. So go ahead and enjoy your celebration to the fullest!  

We’ll take care of the rest!

Contact:  Kendall Birovchak, Sales Manager, (604) 523-3507,

The Met Hotel

This historic boutique hotel is set in the heart of central New Westminster, British Columbia and features an on-site pub and liquor store along with easy access to popular attractions. Originally built in 1892, the Met Hotel combines old-world charm with today's modern conveniences, including free continental breakfast, free wireless internet access and in-room flat-screen TVs.