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Address: 400 East Evergreen Blvd, Suite 213, Vancouver, WA 98661
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+1 360-694-3271

The Academy Chapel and Ballroom offer a unique and beautiful venue for...

The Academy Chapel and Ballroom offer a unique and beautiful venue for your wedding and reception. With beautifully landscaped grounds, plenty of free parking for you and your guests and easy access from Interstate 5 or Hwy 14.

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Beautiful wedding or event space

I have attended several events here and they are always beautiful. This historic site is well worth the price for the atmosphere alone.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 February 2016
El Paso
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a really classic building. You can feel the catholic school culture that inhabited the facility until the 70's when it was converted to offices and commercial training facilities. Can smell the old varnish from the woodwork and the floors.

Thank byron s
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

I was hoping for a different result than the other reviewer on the Academy's FB page that said "DO NOT COME HERE!". This building is beautiful and we did everything to ensure a good relationship with the staff from the beginning, unfortunately we had a very similar experience. On the wedding day two (one being the main lady) of the... More 

Thank Michelle D
El Paso
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

I have attended several events here and they are always beautiful. This historic site is well worth the price for the atmosphere alone.

Thank shrtsassygirlyinTX
Edmonds, Washington
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141 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

I have been driver by this great old building for about 30 years but due to my stay in my hotel i discovered it is right behind and i was able to see one more old building .

Thank Mike O
Vancouver, Washington
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428 reviews
189 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Attended a large retirement party and it was a grand celebration! The food was good and plentiful and the staff kept the drinks flowing.

Thank LLP1957
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Vicki was a dream to work with, the venue is beautiful by its self or you can decorate. The price to use the chapel is more than fair. I SUGGEST A SPRING TIME WEDDING AS THE PRICE REALLY GOES UP FOR summer weddings. The location is easy for all your guest coming in as it is near 1-5 and walking... More 

Thank waterparkannie
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

The Chapel has awesome acoustics. A wonderful place for a wedding. Beautiful craftsman construction. A landmark building.

Thank Michael B
Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015 via mobile

This is one of the oldest and best preserved buildings dating from the 1870's. It is in pristine condition and one can imagine the ladies who were educated here

Thank BelfastFoodTravelMan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

The old Academy founded by Sister Joseph. Has been a convent, a school and now houses several small restaurants and has a huge room for wedding receptions. You are allowed to wander some of the halls and get the feel of history.

Thank hendersonhill
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

Part of Vancouver's proud history, the building is on the historic list. But like a lot the surrounding historic area it's waiting around for some big purpose. Inside there 's a café, studio, gallery and office space. There is a beautiful little chapel to get married in and a adjoining hall for receptions an the like but other than that... More 

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