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The Academy

400 E Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98660-3331
+1 360-694-3271
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There Is Some Construction Work At The ACADEMY Right Now!

I have walked by the Academy several times in the past few months. Wondered what it was like. I... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Portland, Oregon
If you like poking around in old buildings, it's great.

This used to be a Catholic School way back when. It is now a building open to the public, but used... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
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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.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good21%
  • Average26%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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400 E Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98660-3331
+1 360-694-3271
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Reviewed 10 October 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

Thank RSNN
Reviewed 7 October 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

Thank F4981JCmichaels
Reviewed 14 February 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

Thank James B
Reviewed 23 January 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.

Thank cdgarton2016
Reviewed 26 July 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.

Thank byron s
Reviewed 21 June 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

Thank Michelle D
Reviewed 9 February 2016

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

Thank shrtsassygirlyinTX
Reviewed 2 February 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 .

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 15 December 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.

Thank LLP1957
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Vicki was a dream to work with, the venue is beautiful by its self or you can decorate. The price to use the chapel is more than fair. I SUGGEST A SPRING TIME WEDDING AS THE PRICE REALLY GOES UP FOR summer weddings. The location...More

Thank waterparkannie
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