Read about our covid-19 response here. Please allow for a slight delay in response time due to the effects of covid-19 related BC Public Health Orders.
The Nikkei Centre offers an exclusive and unique venue for special events. Located on the corner of Kingsway & Sperling in Burnaby, our signature building was conceived by architects Raymond & Jason Moriyama, renowned for high-quality, sustainable and award winning design, together with talented project architect Ken Takeuchi. The Centre is fronted by a beautiful Japanese and Canadian garden maintained by the Vancouver Japanese Gardener’s Association. We provide free underground parking, and our well-appointed multi-purpose function spaces and professional staff can help make your event a success.
How to view our space
Please visit us when the centre is open to the public. However, all detailed information and site tours require an appointment.
To rent space with us, please fill in one of our online rental forms.
What you're saying about us
After scouting around, we found Nikkei Place the best place for its location and affordability.
- Brad and Lei
All of our guests loved Nikkei Centre. Thanks for all your help and making our day so special.
- Janet & Jason
The party was a huge success and was a ton of fun. I really appreciate your collaboration and help to getting this party together.
- Julia, Lego Party, August 2013
BRIDAL or BABY SHOWERS
Celebrate the joy of your upcoming nuptials or bundle of joy in the comfort of one of our private function rooms.
GRADUATION CEREMONY/DRY GRAD
Have a safe and sober graduation in a beautiful and unique event space. Ask our Rentals team about special DRY GRAD promotions.
MEMORIALS, CELEBRATIONS OF LIFE
Nikkei Centre provides a welcoming place for family and friends to come together to enjoy support and camaraderie following a funeral or memorial service. We have a variety of rooms that can accommodate 20 – 300 people and can help you organize your loved one’s celebration that best suits the family’s needs.
Whether you’re planning your engagement party, bridal shower or wedding ceremony and reception, our staff look forward to helping your plans come together seamlessly. We offer many options to ensure that any couple gets exactly what they need during all stages of planning. We are currently accepting wedding bookings for 2020/2021 on a first-come first served basis. Read More
Updated occupancy limit for rooms.
- GALLERY: 8 people
- INTERGENERATIONAL ROOM: 7 persons
- SAKURA: 6 persons
- TATAMI: 6 persons (Tatami area: 2 persons)
- KAEDE: 8 persons
- TSUBAKI: 8 persons
- MATSU: 10 persons
- BUDOJO: 15 persons
- 1/3 EVENT HALL: 25 persons
- 2/3 EVENT HALL: 50 persons
- ELLIPSE LOBBY: 27 persons
- OFFICE (2ND FLOOR): 6 people
- RESOURCE CENTRE: 6 people
We have a number of beautiful, well-equipped rooms suitable for a wide range of events, from small meetings and parties to large weddings and celebrations. CLICK HERE to view the various options.
Rentals at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre are available with updated health and safety precautions for the covid-19 pandemic.
The Renter will be responsible for ensuring the event follows current public health orders and recommendations. Please review BC Health Orders for PERSONS WHO ORGANIZE EVENTS in the Oct 9, 2020 health order or most recent update. https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/current-health-topics/covid-19-novel-coronavirus
- Ensure the number of patrons does not exceed the room capacity.
- Collect the first and last names and telephone number or email address of every patron and retain for 30 days.
Read more about our covid-19 response here.
Event Rentals, Floral, Décor, DJ
- Living Design Decor (Decor)
- Katsura Designs - Event Decor, Rentals & Floral Designs
- Baxter Kobe Florist (Floral)
- Budget Blooms (Floral)
- Absolute Entertainment (DJ, Photo-booth)
- Audio Edge Entertainment (DJ, Visuals)
- Decibel Entertainment (DJ)
- Absolute Bartending (Bartending)
- Salmon Rentals
- A&B Party Time Rentals
- Laughing Buddha Photobooth
- Dynamic Weddings