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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

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

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 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.

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VANCOUVER
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 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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Vancouver, WA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is one of the most historic, original, and historic buildings left in Vancouver, Washington, U.S.A. It dates back to about 1873 and was one of the original buildings of the Catholic Church designed and built with the help of many others by Mother Joseph, Sisters of Providence. It was the convent for the Sisters of Providence and also an... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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43 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

The wedding chapel is upstairs so if stairs are a problem you may have mobility issues. The charm of this place is the architecture and the way they have preserved the original feel of the school.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

The best part of the Academy is Windsor Weddings at the Academy. Manager Vicki Greenleaf will make sure your wedding is beautiful and memorable. The chapel is beautiful and acoustics beyond compare. Photos come out fabulous with the interior design. Be sure to listen for the big bells ring after the nuptials...you can't hear them from inside but you can... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

Very cool old historic building... nice landscape, Not much to do there though...

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Vancouver, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2008

Great place for a wedding ceremony. We have photographs from a few weddings at the academy on our website at [-]

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