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Located on the beautiful UBC campus, the 5-storey Nest is bathed in natural light and features some 250,000 square feet of event space. As one of Vancouver’s newest and most exciting venues, we can accommodate virtually any occasion, from family-style weddings to 600-person seated galas.

With over 25 years of industry experience, our events team is passionate about helping you find the perfect setting, theme, and menu choices to create a truly remarkable day. You will be guided through every stage of your special event, from the moment of your first enquiry, to the departure of your last guest, while our talented in-house chefs take care of all the sweet and savory details.


NOTE: University Boulevard Closed Sept 6 to 8 and Sept 13 to 15, 7am – 6pm.

University Boulevard EAST of Wesbrooke Mall will be closed for construction Sept 6 – 8 and Sept 13-15 from 7am to 6pm to accommodate roadworks.

During these closures, buses #4 and #14 will transfer at Blanca onto shuttles and will arrive and depart campus via Chancellor Boulevard. The #9 will not transfer at Blanca and instead stay on University Boulevard west of Blanca and will terminate (or start) at the Alison Road stops near the McDonald’s.

The Nest is located at the heart of UBC Vancouver. Our address is 6122 University Blvd. If you’re driving your best options are to take West 4th Ave., West 10th Ave., West 16th Ave. or SW Marine Drive.

There are three parking garages within a 5-minute walk of the Nest:University Blvd Parkade (closest option)

  • Right next door to The Nest
  • 6131 University Blvd
  • Max. height: 6’8’’ – 2.03m

North Parkade

  • 3 minute walk from The Nest
  • 6115 Student Union Blvd
  • 6131 University Blvd

Health Sciences Parkade

  • 5 minute walk from The Nest
  • 2250 Health Sciences Mall
  • Max. height: 6’8’’ – 2.03m

Oversized parking Over height parking as well as parking for trucks or vans can be provided – please contact UBC Parking for more details

Motorcycle or scooter parking Motorcyclists have access to designated motorcycle parking areas in parkades as well as on-street meters.

Disabled parking All parkades and many surface lots have designated spaces for people with disabilities. Please note that you require a SPARC parking permit and you may also need a special UBC parking permit depending on where you choose to park. Please call 604.822.6786 or email so that they can help you.

Loading Dock 6138 Student Union Blvd (behind UBC Life Building)

2 trucks max at a time – other deliveries might occur at the same time which is why we require accurate timeframe from the client that needs to be confirmed by The Nest in advance.

Corridor leads to the Lower Level of the Atrium where our freight elevator is available. Corridor dimensions:

  • Height: 11.6 ft height
  • Narrowest point of the corridor is 5ft large


Christine Halonen


Senior Manager, Nest Catering & Conferences

(604) 822-3465

The hospitality sector has been Christine’s home since graduating in Business, Hotel & Restaurant Management and Holistic Nutrition, and it’s lucky to have her! Her education, energy, excitement and people-orientated outlook has led her hold numerous leadership positions in the industry. She’s a team builder, problem solver and always up for a challenge. With this enthusiasm and experience, Christine joined Nest Catering and Conferences in 2015 to open the Nest building as Catering & Conferences Operations Manager, before stepping into the role of Senior Catering and Conferences Manager, where she tirelessly supports her happy team in creating brilliant events!

Monika Kodnani


Business Development Manager

(604) 822-6540

Monika is an accomplished event planner with over a decade of experience planning corporate and personal events. Her bubbly personality, meticulous nature and creative problem solving abilities have enabled Monika to create a portfolio of incredibly successful events. She approaches every wedding, conference, fundraising event, festival, education forum, corporate symposium and board meeting with the same energy and enthusiasm as her very first event 10 years ago. Partnering with Monika and the team at Nest Catering & Conferences feels like you’re planning an event with friends, who really know what they’re doing!

Lyanne Evans

Senior Events Coordinator

(604) 822-6704

With over 25 years of industry experience, Lyanne has demonstrated her finesse for planning and executing first-class events a thousand times over. Lyanne’s experience ranges from award ceremonies and corporate special events to multi-day academic conferences, engaging upwards of 3,000 people at a time in the UBC community and beyond. Her deadline-orientated, detail-driven approach ensures peace of mind leading up to your event, whilst her calm and personable nature under pressure will ease any nerves or apprehensions you may have. By virtue of rich experience and a natural gift, Lyanne is an expert in her field and the perfect pathfinder for any event.

Peggy Lei


Senior Events Coordinator

(604) 822-5851

From fundraising galas, business conferences, and corporate anniversaries, to weddings, trade shows, and singing competitions Peggy brings her enthusiasm and creativity to every event she works on. With over 10 years of experience Peggy enjoys working closely with her clients and bringing their events to life.

Ricardo Bortolon


Junior Events Coordinator

(604) 822-1497

Ricardo has been with the organization for over 5 years and handles all types of bookings: weddings, academic meetings, receptions, and all else. Previously handling AMS clubs and constituencies, he managed about 10000 bookings each year (across 1800 events), working to maximize space usage between regular practices, meetings, and rehearsals as well as special events like galas, beer gardens, and other unique events. His even-keel and drive to problem solve will ensure your event is a success no matter what.

Vishwa Mohan

Chef De Cuisine (AMS / Nest Catering)

(604) 827-3565

Vishwa is an experienced chef in the industry for over 18 years, with a Diploma in Hospitality management he is a professional in both the kitchen displaying his culinary skills and on the floor showcasing his strong operations management. Vishwa has worked in multitude of settings before, including The Oberoi in India, Four seasons in Maldives, Fairmont Dubai and Burj Al Arab in Dubai, Fairmont Beijing in China, Royal York, and Pacific Rim in Canada, as well as owning his restaurants in Vancouver. He is also very well-travelled chef. His training in India and experiences travelling through many countries, allows him to bring the fusion if International flavors and cooking techniques to North American Cuisine.

Edrick Sy

Offsite Assistant Catering Manager

(604) 822-5130

Approaching a decade of experience, Ed is our offsite assistant catering manager. He’s catered for hundreds of events throughout UBC’s Vancouver Campus and the greater Vancouver area, delivering an exceptional experience every time. Ed takes care of all the sweet and savoury details for multi-day conferences, wedding receptions, celebrations of life, faculty dinners with the President of UBC Santa Ono, outdoor BBQs, networking lunches, fundraisers, graduation parties, student club nights, welcome events and more. His passion for working with clients and delivering on his promise is what brings Ed to work each day, along with the opportunity to quality check our food on a regular basis!




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The Rooftop Garden

An elevated garden with beautiful views, best suited to smaller special occasions.

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The Gallery & Patio

A stylish, contemporary indoor space with an outside terrace, perfect for weddings with up to 200 guests.

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Conference Spaces

While all of our spaces are ideal for conferences, we also have 40 bookable spaces for smaller corporate gatherings.

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