If you are planning a special event where alcohol will be served, such as a wedding or anniversary celebration, there are additional considerations to keep in mind. Primarily, you will need to apply for a special event permit from the British Columbia Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch. This permit will allow you to serve alcohol at your event, but it comes with certain restrictions, such as limits on the amount of alcohol that can be served, and requirements for security and insurance.
You will also need to consider the logistics of serving alcohol at your event. Will you be providing the alcohol yourself, or hiring a catering service or bartender? If you are providing the alcohol, you will need to purchase it in advance and have a plan for transporting and storing it. If you are hiring a service, make sure to choose a reputable company with experience serving alcohol at events similar to yours.
Though you can serve liquor without a permit in a private residence, including common rooms in a strata complex, you cannot sell alcohol to guests, and a permit for it cannot be issued. Also, permit holder, or another designated permit holder, cannot consume alcohol at the event.