Over the last twelve years, I’ve had a chance to work at some of the best wedding venues in Calgary. From the East Village to the Rocky Mountains, I’m sharing several of my favourites. Click “Read On” for a feature article about each venue and what sets them apart.
Best Wedding Venues in Calgary
High above the town of Canmore, you’ll find one of the best wedding venues in the Rockies, Silvertip Resort. Take it from me, the mountains views are are second to none.
In addition to the views, they offer banquet rooms, customizable menus and availability during all four seasons. As a result, every couple can find what they are looking for at Silvertip.
Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies", has been one of the best wedding venues for more than 130 years.
From the grandeur of Mt. Stephen Hall to the elegance of the Cascade Ballroom to the intimacy of the Ivor Petrak Room and sweeping mountain views from the Garden Terrace, let Fairmont Banff Springs be part of your walk down the aisle, your first dance and your happily ever after.
Canmore ticks a lot of boxes for couples planning mountain I Do’s. Think Sky-high mountains, thick forests, adventure around every corner and uniquely Canadian cuisine. Cornerstone has all of the rustic charm that couples fall in love with. Finally, they offer wedding coordinator service for all aspects of the day, both at the theatre and for outdoor ceremonies.
A note from the staff at Cornerstone:
"Our couples love that we provide set-up and tear down services including linens, centrepieces and the little extras. We also offer memorable extras including a photo booth, candy buffet, s’mores station, fairytale lights and more."
There really is nothing like an al fresco wedding. I love the image of a couple toasting their future under a canopy of trees and twinkly lights. But between our unpredictable Alberta weather and the complicated logistics involved, planning a flawless outdoor celebration can be tricky.
Great Events has created the perfect alternative in Meadow Muse Pavilion. It’s a tent nestled in the middle of Fish Creek Park, yet fully equipped with the conveniences you expect. Recently I met with the staff to learn about planning a Meadow Muse wedding.
At Hudson, we always envisioned creating a modern yet versatile and customizable space that could lend itself to anything from corporate breakfast meetings to product launch parties to elegant weddings.
Hudson is a modern, state-of-the-art space housed inside of a historic building. Other features like the large windows and natural light, stunning views of downtown Calgary, and urban accents add a lot of charm to Hudson. On top of all of that, the food and service from O&B is second-to-none.
Imagine your wedding day – the day you’ve dreamed of for a lifetime - being celebrated in the elegance of Spruce Meadows. The Grand Staircase at Spruce Meadows is one of Calgary’s most regal outdoor wedding ceremony sites. With it’s stone-washed walls and steps, the Grand Staircase is a beautiful locale for any couple to say “I Do”.
Located in the historic Simmons factory, Charbar is the perfect combination of Alberta charm and delicious cuisine.
The building was retrofitted with modern amenities that blend into the backdrop of the historic elements.
Every aspect of your wedding can be customized to your specifications. Their experienced event team will ensure a seamless event from musical styling, custom menu planning, professional service, and décor.
You'll find The Nash in the vibrant and historic community of Inglewood. In the recently restored National Hotel, The Nash writes a new chapter in the hotel’s long history, while building on the story of its past.
The food concept is based on high quality natural ingredients sourced from as many sustainable local growers and producers as possible, with a dash of urban grit thrown into the mix.
The Nash is perfect for couples who love sharing special moments, surrounded by great food and exceptional service.
Bow Valley Ranche is one of Calgary's best wedding venues, nestled in the heart of Fish Creek Park. If you’re looking for a Calgary wedding venue (with a past) look no further.
Royale is a vibrant and playful space, the perfect backdrop for your big day. We believe shared moments are best paired with great food and delicious sips prepared with only you in mind. We offer a fresh take on simple, timeless dishes by using only the finest ingredients.
Royale is available for brunch, lunch and dinner bookings and has full private or semi-private booking options available. Recently updated, the Royale patio is the largest on 17th avenue and boasts a vibrant atmosphere with botanical and bohemian elements.