Starlight Casino Venue Review
The Starlight Casino is actually an overlooked venue to host events and weddings. At first thought, it might not seem appealing to hold your event or wedding at a casino, but there are a number of services and facilities at this venue to add a lot of perks to your function.
There is plenty of parking for your guests. Parking both upstairs and in the covered underground parking is free and the underground parking with access into the casino is nice to have on those rainy Vancouver days.
Entrance into the starlight is quite easy for your mobility challenged guests. Upstairs, which is outdoors, is all a flat terrain form the parking lot to the casino. The downstairs entrance does bring you to stairs but there is an escalator to get you and your guests to the main level. With elevators to all the floors, access is easy for everyone. This was particularly appealing to me.
The venue does have a number of event rooms on the upper floors for smaller and medium-sized events. Larger events can be at the Kirin restaurant next door and many Asian events are held there.
The Red bar lounge in the Starlight is often the scene of many musical events. It has a great stage for your live band. As a DJ, I like the professional PA system that is used by many of the wonderful bands in and out of Vancouver. It is fairly straightforward to have your entertainment plug into the house system and screens. The big screens on each side of the stage are wonderful for showing videos, slide shows or even for karaoke lyrics if you are having a karaoke event. With the large dance floor and the bar a few steps up from the recessed dance are, this section is ideal for hosting an event of 200 or more. The lounge has stage lighting and no lighting projected on the dance floors if you are having a DJ, You might like them to bring some dance floor lighting.
The staff at the Starlight casino are quite friendly. They seem to take care of the guests quickly. I was never served at the venue so I can’t be completely sure of how efficient the service is.
The Starlight Casino is a unique venue to hold an event or wedding. With its’ very nice PA system, big screens and stage lighting, the Red Bar lounge is ideal for a musical or award style event. The Kirin restaurant works very well for weddings as well as the smaller event rooms while the underground free parking will allow your guests to enter the premises in comfort. I give the Starlight Casino 4 out of 5 stars
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