Gibsons Public Market



Featuring views of Gibsons Marina and Keats Island, 25-foot vaulted ceilings and extensive natural light, our Atrium is the Sunshine Coast’s premiere rental space for events, celebrations, community meetings, performances, wedding receptions and more. With capacity for 20 to 200 people, a flexible open floor plan, and adjacent to Emelle’s Market Bistro, this is an exceptional gathering space.


  • 25-foot vaulted ceilings
  • Large windows and natural light
  • Two 10-foot glass garage doors (operational)
  • Adjacent outdoor patio
  • Gas fireplace
  • Craftsman Collision Salish Seascape Tank, a 14,000 L marine habitat populated with animals and vegetation from the Salish Sea
  • Adjacent Bistro with full kitchen and bar, operated by our in-house caterer, Emelle’s Market Bistro
  • Wifi


  • Automated accessibility doors at West and North entrance/exits
  • Accessibility washrooms
  • Elevator access to all three floors
  • 4 accessibility parking spaces
  • Ramp to North entrance and patio

Size: 1,998 square feet

Capacity: 200 total, 150 sit down dinner, 100 theatre-style. 

Location: 2nd floor

Availability: 7 days a week

Rates: Various rates apply for different levels of rentals. Please see description below.

Basic Access – Presentations, Meetings, and Smaller Gatherings
$90 per hour 
Monday all day, Tuesday – Sunday after 6pm event start time.
  • Bare room
  • Wifi access
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Event Listing in GPM’s Online Calendar of Events
  • Onsite supervisor
Ad-ons for additional equipment and services, see price list below.
Public Activation Access

$110 per hour, $750 per day

This rate is designed for groups looking to host their public events in the building during operating hours. The Market, Bistro, and Aquarium must be able to remain open for this rate. 

  • Bare room
  • Onsite supervisor
  • Gibsons Public Market owned furnishings, tables, and chairs.
  • Event Listing in GPM’s Online Calendar of Events
  • Event Market: Promotion via seven digital screens, social media channels, website, and newsletter.
  • Wi-fi
Special Coastal Room and Community Kitchen add on rates available.
Private -Full Service – Access $130 per hour, $950 per day

7 Days a week, 24hrs day (4 hours minimum booking)
Ceremonies, Receptions, Parties, Larger Gatherings + Events


  • Event Setup
  • Event Strike
  • Floor Plan Design
  • Onsite Supervisor during event
  • All GPM owned furnishings, tables, chairs, etc
  • All GPM owned technology + tech support
  • Projector
  • Projector screen
  • PA System with Wireless Microphone
  • Wi-fi access
  • Event Listing in GPM’s Online Calendar of Events
  • Event Market: Promotion via seven digital screens, social media channels, website, and newsletter.

PLEASE NOTE: For Private Bookings that overlap with Aquarium Operational Hours, a contribution is requested to offset a day’s average revenue (tax receipt available).

$100/hour Sept-June, $300/day
$150/hour July-Aug, $450/day

  • Speakers + Wireless Mic $40
  • Screen + Projector $40
  • Table + Chair Set up and Strike $70
  • Private Aquarium access $150/hour
  • Need more space? Rent our Coastal Room, as well, the combined capacity is 242 people.
Please note: Unless for a multi-day booking, a ‘day’ is defined as 12 hours after which the hourly rate applies.

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