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Learn the broad range of skills needed to professionally manage weddings and events including logistics, marketing, décor, and cultural traditions.

Start Dates
Jan, Sep

We are excited to be renewing the Wedding and Event Management Certificate. The new program will launch in 2023.

If you are a current student in the Wedding and Event Management certificate, please reach out to to address your individual program completion needs.

For new students, there are still individual wedding and event courses available for registration here.

What you will learn

  • Leadership and communication skills
  • Logistics for local and destination weddings and events
  • Themes, cultures, traditions, and protocols
  • Marketing strategies and planning
  • Public relations and social media
  • Pricing and product distribution
  • Vendor and supplier contract negotiation
  • Food and beverage requirements
  • Décor, flowers, hair and makeup
  • Photographers and entertainment
  • Business, financial, and legal documents
  • Contingency planning
  • Ethics, professionalism, and workplace standards
  • Business mathematics and event costing

What to expect

  • Lectures and demonstrations
  • Group activities
  • Individual and group projects
  • Field trips
  • Practical assignments
  • Theory and/or practical exams

Admission requirements


Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners. Applicants should be 18 years of age or older, or a secondary school graduate.

Missing prerequisites? Learn more about VCC's tuition-free in academic upgrading, university transfer or English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses.


Recommended Characteristics

  • Willingness and ability to reflect on their own practice
  • Ability to apply a concept (idea/vision) to an application (event)
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to conduct research and apply findings to specific projects
  • Familiarity with business English
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Comfortable planning and working independently
  • Able to adapt to changing situations and formulate contingency plans

Fees and other costs  

Fee description Fee Amount Notes
Tuition $4,286  
College initiative $39  
Campus resource $171  
Total $4,497  

Additional Details


Minimum Required

9 Course(s)


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