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Hanger / Venue

Size: Approximately 6,000 sq ft
Height: Approximately 22 ft
Capacity:
-275 seated banquet-style
-300 seated theatre-style

**Please note: Maximum capacity is 300 guests.
Access Times: 9am – 1am on the day of the event unless otherwise specified.

**Please note: This includes set up and tear down. Events that run over time will be subject to additional fees.
Bathrooms: 7 bathrooms on main floor (Includes two wheelchair accessible stalls). One additional Bridal Suite/Powder Room with bathroom located upstairs.
Parking: 200+ stalls available directly in front of SKY Hangar (includes one wheelchair accessible stall and entrance ramp). No overnight parking, as per Pitt Meadows Airport Society regulations.
Foyer: Guests may access the event through the foyer; however, foyer use is shared with SKY Helicopters’ commercial operations, no decor is permitted.
Stage: Available for use. 9-piece modular stage with measurements.
Large Hangar Bay Door: Not to be opened. The doors back on to active airspace which is strictly prohibited from events. Ongoing helipad operations also generate considerable noise and wind which is disruptive to activity and décor when the doors are open.
Small Hangar Door: Can be opened when guests are arriving via helicopter for the event, or in the evenings with fencing for an additional fee.
Helipads/Airspace: Access is prohibited, unless special authorization has been obtained.
Helicopter Noise: Some noise is to be expected. SKY Helicopters’ commercial operations proceed as normal during events.
Smoking & Vaping: Only permitted in the designated area front left of the building. All ensuing waste must be properly disposed.
Storage: No additional storage on the premises.
Pets: SKY Hangar is animal friendly (within reason).

Do you require a Planner/Day-of Coordinator?

While we highly suggest having your own Event Planner/Day-of Coordinator to take the pressure off you and your VIP’s, we do not require clients to hire a Planner or Day-of Coordinator for events at SKY Hangar. *Please note, SKY Hangar does NOT provide event planning/coordination services.

Can you recommend an Event Planner/Coordinator?

We highly recommend The Wedding Concierge Canada who have the most complete knowledgeable in all SKY Helicopters and SKY Hangar policies and procedures and are extremely familiar with our venue. The Planners under TWCC further excel at what they do best, PLAN! For more information, please contact The Wedding Concierge Canada online at: www.theweddingconciergecanada.com

What is the latest allowable time for our bar service, music and guest access?

Always refer to your contract for the most current and accurate information, as each venue rental booking is different. latest event end time is 1:00AM. Guests will have a grace period of 30-minutes, from 1:00AM-1:30AM to gather their items and exit the premises.

Last Call for Alcohol: 12:45AM
Last Song: 12:55AM
Liquor Service End Time: 1:00AM
Music End Time: 1:00AM
House Lights Turn On: 1:00AM-1:05AM

Do Non-Profit’s receive a discounted rate?

Yes, we proudly offer a 15% discount to non-profits with a registered charity number however, we have limited slots available each calendar year. *Select unregistered non-profits may be considered- please inquire within.

Equipment

 

Audio/Visual: State of the art sound system in excess of 25,000 watts. Three projection screens (2 x 12ft/1 x 16ft) & 2 wireless microphones.

**Please note: A/V technician and DJ not included.
Lighting: State of the art lighting system and customizable light- board.

**Please note: lighting technician not included.
Wifi: Available for all guests.
Air Conditioning: Yes.
Kitchen:
-Large commercial fridge
-Commercial oven
-Small commercial glassware sanitizer (not a dishwasher)

**Please note: There is a limited amount of counter space available.
Scissor Lift: Available for an additional fee.
Generator: No generator. Partial power back-up from Pitt Meadows Airport in the event of a power-outage.

Can we/our vendors use your sound system, projectors and stage lighting systems?

We offer an add-on service for A/V Technicians who are familiar with our system to ensure smooth use and support to your event/vendors. Our A/V Technicians have a minimum call-out time of 4 consecutive hours, at a rate of $250+GST. Additional hours are billed at $50+GST/hr up to 8-hours; $75+GST/hr after 8-hours for a maximum of 16-hours per person.

Plug-and-play use is not guaranteed, as individual device settings and operating systems may not allow for a proper connection. *Venue Liaisons on-site during all events are limited in A/V system knowledge and must prioritize venue duties over A/V assistance.

Are Hot/Cold Sparklers and Fog Machines permitted?

No, sadly hot or cold Sparklers are NOT permitted for indoor use within the city of Pitt Meadows, as per the Pitt Meadows Fire Department. Outdoor use of sparklers requires a special pyrotechnic permit obtained from the Pitt Meadows Fire Department however, being on active airport property, this permit is extremely unlikely to be granted. Unauthorized use of sparklers will lead to events being immediately shut down, without refund! Fog machines and low laying fog/cloud machines ARE permitted, so long as they are facilitated by a licensed professional.

Vendors & Catering

Outside vendors: Are permitted, but we prefer working with vendors from our “preferred partners” list that are familiar with the operations and policies unique to our venue.

**Please note: Absolutely NO catering companies are permitted on helipads or airside space. Caterers must be prepared to access prep kitchen through the front foyer.

Do we have to use your recommneded vendors?

No, recommended vendors are not required to be used, however, these vendors have been carefully selected for their outstanding reputation, quality of food, service and respect for our airport policies and safety guidelines.

All catering, bartending, coffee/tea vendors, A/V, DJ/MC, fog/lighting, technicians and vendoes with a ehicle or trailer parking within the hangar that are not listed on our preferred listmust complete a site visit and agree to our “Vendors Policy Form” within 14 business days of your confirmed event date.

Clients may choose whichever vendors they wish, excluding a small number of companies we will unfortunatley not be welcoming back. Please confirm all vendors with a SKY Hangar Venue Manager PRIOR to booking/paying a deposit to vendors to ensure they are welcome at our establishment! *SKY Hangar does not accept kickbacks/profit from recommended vendors.*

Décor

Hanging Décor: No tape on walls. No holes in walls or ceilings. Nothing on sprinkler pipes. Nothing heavy hanging on circular tress.
Confetti: Not permitted.
Candles: Must be contained within holders/glass.
Smoke Machine: Permitted.
Fireworks: Strictly prohibited on all designated airspace.
Heavy Stationary Equipment: Ensure carpet or protective barrier to prevent scuffs/damage to flooring (includes vehicles).
Vinyl Decals: Vinyl Labs has an exclusive partnership with SKY Helicopters Hangar through their affiliation with the Westlund Group and the quality of their work. As such, they are the only decal/wrap company permitted to do vinyl installations with SKY Helicopters Hangar.

LIQUOR POLICY

Any alcohol on the premises must be licensed by BC Liquor License Board and distributed according to their requirements. A Special Occasion liquor licence can be obtained through BC Liquor Stores Special Events at: www.specialevents.bcldb.com.

SECURITY
For all events, SKY Helicopters Hangar includes 1-2 guards, rental package depending. Additional guards may be required for events exceeding 50-100 guests and will be charged at a rate of $40 + GST per hour in additional to the rental fee.
CLEANING
Coordination of tear-down remains the responsibility of the event organizer, however professional after-hours cleaning is included in rentals.
STORAGE
No additional storage on-site.
All decor and rentals must be dropped off and picked up the same day of the event.
Liability
Pitt Meadows requires all events to obtain special event insurance with a minimum of 5 M Liability. And a copy of the insurance is to be provided prior to the event.
 
Please request/provide the following to your insurance provider:
1.) Ask for ‘Party Alcohol Liability Insurance’
2.) Give your full name or the company name hosting the event
3.) Westlund Helicopters Inc. MUST to be added as ‘Additional Insured’ party!
4.) Venue Access: Insurance MUST reflect the full contracted rental time as well as any
additional authorized times where any persons and/or items related to your event will be
on-site, excluding site visits.
5.) Correct venue address and postal code.