Make your next event a magical one at the ARC

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About the ARC

The ARC is a beautifully refurbished church centrally located in Powell River / qathet.

It’s unique, affordable, and suitable for most events -- even wrestling!

Our fully accessible facility is perfect for weddings, celebrations of life, concerts, fundraisers, corporate events, meetings, training sessions, and just about any event you can dream up.

The facility includes:

  • 2000 square-foot hall
  • 700 square-foot stage
  • Prep kitchen
  • Outdoor garden and gazebo


  • Up to 350 guests for a standing reception
  • 225 guests chairs only
  • 120 seated guests

Tables and chairs are included in the rental fee.

Onsite dish rentals are available for an additional fee.

Please note that our tables and dishes are a mish-mash of donations and not suitable for a wedding.

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Weekday Rental Fees

Sunday - Thursday

Minimum rental


  • We have a two hour minimum fee on all rentals

Daily rental


  • Daily rentals are 12 hours

Two or more days

$200 / day

  • Receive a discount for booking two or more consecutive days

Weekly rental

$125 / week

  • Minimum six months
  • Evenings only (2 hrs)
  • One evening per week (e.g. Wednesday evening)

Weekend Rental Fees

Friday - Saturday

Daily rental


  • This is for one full day rental
  • Includes tables and chairs

Two days


  • This is for two full days

Two or more days

$750 + $200 each additional day

  • Book the weekend plus extra days on either end

Celebration of Life


Things to know when booking the ARC

🎪All rentals over two hours require a $200 damage deposit to secure your booking

🎪You must pay in full 14 days before your event to confirm your booking

🎪Proof of third-party insurance is required to confirm your booking

🎪Proof of a valid liquor license is required if you plan to serve alcohol

🎪The kitchen is available for an additional rental fee

If your event at the ARC requires additional services, such as a wedding planner, caterer, or videographer, we highly recommend these local qathet businesses.

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inclusion powell river and the ARC are dedicated to creating safe and inclusive spaces for everyone. The ARC Community Center welcomes people of all cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ2S+, individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities, and others.

We reserve the right to refuse any parties engaging in hate speech, discrimination, or other exclusive actions.

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Book your event at the ARC


📍7055 Alberni St

Powell River, BC

V8A 2C2



The ARC Community Event Centre is owned and operated by inclusion powell river.

Book your next event knowing that you are contributing to our mission of creating a community where everyone belongs by supporting and engaging people of all ages and abilities.