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The Academy

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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... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2016
El Paso
Great Large Gathering Place

Attended a large retirement party and it was a grand celebration! The food was good and plentiful... read more

Reviewed December 15, 2015
Laura P
Vancouver, Washington
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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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400 E Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98660-3331
+1 360-694-3271
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Reviewed January 1, 2019

Pilates class I attend is held in this facility. The classroom works great but parking is an issue as there are very few 'visitor' slots and lots of signs threatening to tow if one doesn't have the right permit in their window. So far, I've...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gloria L
Reviewed October 10, 2017

I have walked by the Academy several times in the past few months. Wondered what it was like. I have read that it is popular for weddings. Other than this, I don't know much about it. So thought I would walk around it. I discover...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

This used to be a Catholic School way back when. It is now a building open to the public, but used by various organizations and individuals as offices. The public is welcome to poke around the building except for the top floor. (It's always the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank F4981JCmichaels
Reviewed February 14, 2017

The Academy, in Vancouver, is quite an attraction. Meredith Lewis, a local Vancouver artist, had a studio there that could be visited on Vancouver's monthly art walk, but she has moved her studio to another part of Vancouver; nevertheless, the Architecture of the building is...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank James B
Reviewed January 22, 2017

We were married in the chapel a decade ago. It was beautiful! It has such a lovely chapel. I have attended other weddings and receptions here in the past.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank cdgarton2016
Reviewed July 25, 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.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank byron s
Reviewed June 20, 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...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank michelledW7599OM
Reviewed February 8, 2016

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

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank shrtsassygirlyinTX
Reviewed February 1, 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 .

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Mike O
Reviewed December 15, 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.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Laura P
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