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Who We Are
The Famee Furlane Society of Vancouver is a non-profit organization that caters to the preservation of the Friulan culture, traditions, friendship, and folklore by providing various musical, artistic, athletic, culinary, travel, and recreational events for all members to enjoy.
An integral part of the society has been the “Lega Femminile” (Ladies Auxiliary) whose focus over the years has been; the enjoyment of friendships with other members, as well as donating time and money towards charitable causes.
The society has always been, and will continue to be involved with social, cultural events, charitable donations, sponsorships, disaster relief fund raising along with many other many other community activities.
A Venue For All Occasions
The Famee Furlane Hall is what many call a ‘hidden gem’ and boasts a century of memories and history Within a quaint residential neighbourhood in East Vancouver. Tasteful updates to its interior have retained its historic charm. The Famee Furlane Hall offers two venues for a perfect match for all your special occasions: wedding receptions, holiday parties, corporate events, Baptism, Communion or Confirmation receptions, engagements, family reunions, galas, baby or wedding showers, award banquets, training sessions, workshops, seminars, group meetings and other intimate family get-togethers or community events.
We have a ramp for wheelchair access at the main entrance , and a chair lift for access to the upper main hall.
Explore our venues
The Famee Furlane Hall offers the larger main hall which is located upstairs and the small hall which is located on the main floor. A choice of round and/or rectangular tables is available for your event, as well as a coat check room and a bride’s room or green room. Washrooms are located on the main floor.
The hall also offers a large kitchen on the main floor with another large prep area upstairs. Some catering is available from our “in-house” caterers. Please contact the hall booking coordinator directly for pricing and availability.
At the present time, the Famee Furlane Hall is only wheelchair accessible to the lower hall as there is no elevator access to the upper hall.
The ambience of the large main hall is reminiscent of an era long gone by with its extra-high ceilings, chandeliers, wall sconces, tall curtained windows on the east and west walls, a stage, a balcony area, an elegant hardwood dance floor and a bar. With the addition of personal decorating touches the transformation into a venue specific for your event is then complete. A panoramic view of the downtown Vancouver landscape from the windows located on the west wall enhances the atmosphere of the occasion.
The small hall which is located on the main floor, opposite the coat check room, includes a stage, a hardwood floor and a small bar. The large curtained windows on the west wall add to the cozy ambience. This venue is ideal for smaller functions.
The kitchen and food preparation area is an adequately large space where staff can comfortably work without getting in each other’s way. The food preparation tables which are in the center of the kitchen allow for multiple staff to work at the tables at the same time. The kitchen is well equipped with the necessities needed to successfully and easily cater for a large number of guests. The cooking area is equipped with several professional gas stoves and ovens, as well as a convection oven, a wok, a broiler/grill and a stainless steel working table. For caterers needing to use the kitchen’s pots, pans and roasting/baking pans, a convenient storage area is located within a few steps of the kitchen.