Calgary reception venues

It is with utmost pleasure that I introduce Kensington Riverside Inn, hosts of The Pop-up Wedding on Sunday April 13th.  As I was planning the event and researching potential Calgary reception venues, I was completely sold when I began working with the staff at this boutique establishment.  The service they provide is truly unparalleled and I want to thank them profusely for their support of this event.  Brides and Grooms, if you are newly engaged and are looking for the ideal setting for an intimate and luxurious Calgary wedding, I encourage you to call The Inn (403-228-4442) to reserve your spot at Sunday’s event.  See for yourself.


 Calgary reception venues

Tell us why brides should consider KRI as a wedding venue? What makes you different than your competitors?

We are Calgary’s first Relais & Châteaux property, joining a prestigious fellowship of 500 upscale hotels and gourmet restaurants across the globe. A property of this fellowship must exceed at these five standards of quality; charm, character, calm, courtesy and cuisine.  Kensington Riverside Inn showcases our five “C”s in a memorable manner with personalized service from the moment that you step onsite. We work with our brides and grooms in planning every little detail to ensure that their day is a special one. We customize each and every wedding here at the inn so the event truly reflects what our clients envisioned.


The Inn offers one stop for everything –ceremony, cocktails, dinner, after-party and even overnight stays. We can offer exclusivity of the Inn and dedicate our entire staff to a bride & groom’s special day. This makes us very different from our competitors and we’re so lucky to have it all right here.

 Exceptional French cuisine prepared by a talented team of culinary professionals is also a hallmark of an experience at the Inn. Chef’s Table was just included in Avenue Calgary’s top 10 best restaurants and our Executive Chef Duncan Ly took home silver at the February 2014 Canadian Culinary Championships, two accolades demonstrating our exceptional culinary talents. We work with local producers and organic farmers to ensure that we are using the best ingredients in our menu that evolves as the seasons change.  Wedding guests will rave about the culinary experience that our chefs will create.


 And finally, our location is quite unique… Kensington Riverside Inn is located in the authentic neighbourhood of Kensington filled with unique shops, cafés and attractions. We have a picturesque view of the Bow River and are just steps away from the downtown core.  For photos, it doesn’t get much better than being steps (or a short ride on our Brooklyn Cruiser Bikes) to the Poppy Walk or the Sergio Calatrava-designed Peace Bridge.


Kensington Riverside Inn wedding images by Anne Wright Photography

Why are you excited to participate in The Pop-up Wedding?

We love to be part of anything representing a “Calgary first”. We’re Calgary’s first Relais & Châteaux property and now we’re part of Calgary’s first Pop-up Wedding! It’s an amazing opportunity to showcase our venue as well as our food & beverage offerings to the wedding industry in Calgary. We’re becoming a more popular venue for intimate weddings and by being part of The Pop Up Wedding, we’re going to expand our reach and really demonstrate what it is we do here at the Kensington Riverside Inn & Chef’s Table. We’re also keen to further build on relationships with key suppliers in the industry. 


See you Sunday!

Photos of Calgary reception venues:  Tara Whittaker Photography


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