Fresh List of 50+ Calgary Wedding Venues [2017 Update]

We’ve investigated some of the best wedding venues in Calgary and categorized them into convenient groups by wedding style / location and feel. Each wedding venue on the list has a verified link to a venue location on Google Map and a link to a specific page on the venue website that describes the facilities and options to host your wedding. Check our Calgary venues page that lists all preferred venues Simply Elegant works with in Calgary and the area.

Outdoor Wedding Venues

Canada Olympic Park

Winsport Canada’s Canada Olympic Park wedding venue offers the finest in wedding experiences for sporty wedding couples. Whether you’re reciting vows at the highest vantage point in Calgary or enjoying a great meal while taking in the Rocky Mountains, Canada Olympic Park will provide the ultimate in service to ensure your big day is magical.

Spruce Meadows

The tented country wedding is a lot easier to deal with when someone else supplies the country and the tent. When it’s not being used for equestrian-related events, the Horizons Pavilion space can be booked for private functions. The tent holds up to 200 guests, has a dance floor, chandelier lighting and a draped ceiling.

Rafter Six Ranch

Your wedding is one of the most memorable and exciting times in your life. Rafter Six Ranch Resort is a great choice for a romantic western wedding that you and your guests will long remember! This venue is located to the west of Calgary and has a beatiful pond on the premises.

Heritage Park

Heritage Park offers the bride and groom enchanting places to exchange vows. Whether you say “I do” offshore aboard the S.S. Moyie or walk down the aisle to the sound of a genuine pump organ, there is no better place to commemorate your historic day. This wedding venue is located within the Calgary city limits.

Calgary Zoo

Each year the Calgary Zoo hosts over 100 weddings and offers unique photo opportunities from the dinosaurs, zoo animals to the Dorothy Harvie Gardens. Reception sites range from the BBQ tent to a luxurious sit down dinner in the Conservatory – the Calgary Zoo offers a lovely change of scenery for that special wedding.

RiverView B&B

Riverview Bed & Breakfast is a gorgeous wedding venue to hold your beautiful outdoor wedding and thier packages include everything necessary to hold a spectacular outdoor ceremony. Keep in mind that June rains alot so be mindful of a rain back up plan.

Devonian Gardens

Although this one is not really an outdoor wedding venue, we still wanted to mention it for it’s convenience and sort-of-an-outdoor feel. Devonian Gardens is an “urban oasis” in the heart of Calgary located right in downtown. This is a popular venue for all kinds of bookings from weddings and corporate functions to small, intimate gatherings to birthday parties for the kids.

Community Centres

 

The Glencoe Club

Since 1931, The Glencoe Club has been nestled between the beautiful communities of Mount Royal and Elbow Park in southwest Calgary. Working with a blank slate like the ballroom at the Glencoe Club can provide creative couples with endless opportunities to come up with the exact ambiance they want. Make sure to check their photos and venue reviews on Facebook.

Polish Canadian Cultural Centre

Unlike many other community halls the Centre was built primarily for banquets and theatre performances. The “Great Hall” when used for wedding receptions can comfortably seat 350 to 450 people. This community hall is located in the Northeast part of Calgary and has plenty of parking avaivlable for all your wedding guests.

Al Azhar Shriners

The Al Azhar Shrine Centre is overlooking a beautiful lake on the shores of the Bow River just west of the city centre. The Shrine Centre’s Main Building has 2 private air-conditioned ballrooms and spacious outdoor patios. Convenient, queit location and lots of parking make this wedding venue a great choice.

The Barn at Shawnessy

This quaint landmark is situated in the community of Shawnessy in a 17-acre green space that includes a new tot lot and tennis courts. A few short steps away are ball diamonds and soccer fields for your enjoyment. The Barn is a stand-alone space that has a capacity of 115 people. This is one of the best options for a small wedding in Calgary.

Calgary Scandinavian Centre

Consider the Viking Hall for a mid size wedding of up to 200 seating. This wedding venue can be customized to match your design preference. Celebrate your wedding in a truly Viking-like space. Located in the Northwest of Calgary this community centre has plenty of parking availble for your guests.

Edgemont Community Centre

The Edgemont Centre is located in Northwest of Calgary and is owned and operated by the Edgemont Community Association. The Centre offers banquet facilities for groups of up to 200 people as well as a boardroom and small meeting room. Consider this venue for a medium-size wedding. As many other community centres in Calgary this location has penty of parking available.

Cranston Community Centre

Century Hall is a 22,000 sq. ft. multi-use facility which can be ideal for a small to medium size wedding. Be it a wedding ceremony or a wedding reception, Century Hall at Cranston Community Centre is a great and customizable wedding space that offers additional wedding support services such as catering, decor and floral design.

Triwood Community Association

The Triwood Community Association is located at the base of Nose Hill between 14 Street N.W. and the community of Brentwood. It’s a very flexible wedding venue with only a few minutes drive from downtown Calgary. This venue has an in-house catering team that can create custom menus matching your particular wedding style.

As we already mentioned, there’s definitely more of these cool community halls in Calgary. And many of the halls will have a lot of options available to make your event a great one. However, I’d strongly recommend (wink-wink) you read this post and come to Simply Elegant for any of your wedding planning needs. So, leave a comment or two in the section below and expect another cool wedding or events guide next week!

Golf Courses

Lynx Ridge Golf Club

Lynx Ridge Golf Club is a fully serviced facility catering to all events including corporate tournaments as well as meetings, weddings and banquets. The Lynx restaurant and lounge are open year round and feature a large outdoor patio with spectacular views of the Bow River Valley and the Rocky Mountains.

Canmore Golf & Curling Club

The beauty of the Canmore Golf & Curling Club are the surrounding mountains making for an ideal golf getaway, curling bonspiel, corporate function, private bookings and wedding ceremonies.

Cottonwood Golf and Country Club

Cottonwood Golf and Country Club is one of Calgary’s most complete indoor and outdoor facilities. This catering facility is located on an island on the picturesque Bow River – a natural backdrop for your Special Day.

Crystal Ridge Golf Club

The clubhouse has been beautifully designed to cater to weddings regardless of the season. Located in Okotoks, only minutes from the south side of Calgary.

Valley Ridge Golf Club

The newly renovated facility provides the perfect atmosphere to host your wedding, ceremony or special event. Valley Ridge Golf Club is a great wedding venue conveniently located on the north outskirts of Calgary.

Hotel Venues

Fairmont Palliser Hotel

The Fairmont Palliser opened in 1914 and stands today as an elegant and sophisticated city landmark. This grand, historic building remains Calgary’s place to be for weddings. Have you ever been inside the Palliser Hotel lobby? The lobby is THE reason to have your reception here. Incredibly intricate, with generous trappings of gold, and regal statues and paintings, getting married at the Palliser will make any bride feel like a princess on her big day. Step through thier historic front doors and step back to a time of elegance and charm, to an era of white-glove service in distinctive surroundings. Whether you’re planning an intimate or grand celebration, traditional or modern, festive or formal, The Fairmont Palliser is an ideal location for your Calgary wedding.

Carriage House Inn

Talk to any photographer in the city about weddings, and they all seem to recommend Carriage House Inn, and it’s understandable why. They provide the perfect blend of sophistication, style and modern facilities to make every part of your Calgary wedding a memorable experience.

From the bridal shower to the rehearsal dinner, from the ceremony and reception to lodging for out of town guests their experienced staff is on hand to help you every step of the way. Sleek, modern decor in all three ballrooms with gorgeous lighting options makes this a great place to host an elegant or posh wedding and provides the perfect backdrop for your reception photos.

Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel

Experience an intimate wedding at the Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel and create memories to last a lifetime! Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel is one of the top downtown Calgary hotels located near eclectic shopping and fine dining. With so much planning to do, theyalso offer several unique wedding packages.

Delta Bow Valley

Hotel guests rank the Calgary Bow Delta among the top ten Deltas in Canada for guest satisfaction and service excellence. They understand how special YOUR day is and dedicate a Wedding Specialist to cater to your every need. This hotel also offers great value wedding packages.

Delta Calgary South

No doubt you have dreamed of your wedding day, and at the Delta Calgary South those dreams can come true. Nestled in South Calgary in a relaxed suburban setting, The Delta Calgary South is South Calgary’s largest hotel located to take you away from the traffic and bustle of downtown.

This hotel on Macleod Trail is flanked by hundreds of boutique shops, big-box retailers, night clubs (including the World Famous Ranchman’s Dancehall) and pubs/restaurants that satisfies every craving. Whether you have imagined an intimate celebration with family or a gala fairy-tale affair with hundreds of friends, their Wedding Coordinator helps make your day memorable and stress-free.

Glenmore Inn

The Glenmore Inn provides numerous facilities that can easily accommodate your special day. Their facilities are perfect for almost any size gathering or special occasion and they are eco-friendly located in Calgary close to Maple Ridge Golf Course.

Holiday Inn Calgary Macleod Trail South

The Holiday Inn Calgary-Macleod Trail South knows how important your wedding day is. That is why they are committed to providing first class service, award-winning cuisine and special attention to every detail.

Hyatt Regency Calgary

Ensure your wedding is exactly as you envision it when you take advantage of this exceptional venue. Historic sandstone from original buildings blends comfortably with rich woods and inviting furnishings to create a warm setting for your Calgary wedding. Whether you are planning a traditional wedding, or something a little more unique, they would be honoured to help you create a memorable celebration. From civil unions and spiritual ceremonies to ethnic traditions, they respect and welcome the celebrations of all beliefs, communities and cultures.

Ramada Hotel Downtown Calgary

Their Grand Ballroom is eloquently graced with a chandeliered 12 ft ceiling, a bronze toned backdrop, complementing wall coverings, maroon with gold print chairs and floor coverings, and a dance floor generously measuring 20’ x 24,’ which may be sized to meet your specifications.

Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel

Overlooking downtown Calgary and the Rocky Mountains, the caring staff at the Sheraton Cavalier Calgary hotel will ensure your Calgary wedding day features the urban sophistication and warm hospitality of their newly renovated hotel. Beautifully appointed banquet rooms will ensure your wedding is accommodated in the finest Sheraton style. With over 19 years of experience in every type of wedding, they look forward to working with you to ensure that your special dayis memorable!

Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire

Let the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire help you create a dream Calgary wedding reception in their elegant wedding and banquet venues. This hotel offers a sophisticated environment that is the ideal setting for your wedding, with tastefully appointed guest suites and an inviting atmosphere. Located in the heart of downtown Calgary, the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire is in the midst of Calgary’s most exciting shopping and recreation areas. Neighboring attractions include the Eau Claire Market as well as Prince’s Island Park – an extensive parkland which plays host to a multitude of Calgary events. The nearby outdoor path system will ensure easy access to the great outdoor spaces that Calgary has become known for. This hotel is also pet friendly!

Four Points by Sheraton Calgary West

Four Points Calgary West is committed to making your dreams come true – with an impeccable staff that sees to you and your guests’ every need. Their wedding services provide for the trendy to the traditional, the extravagant to the tastefully modest. So whether you walk down an aisle of rose petals or white sand, they will be there to ensure that everything goes seamless along the way.

Four Points by Sheraton Calgary Airport

Four Points Calgary Airport offers a unique and convenient setting for your Calgary wedding ceremony and reception. They pride themselves on creating a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere for you and your guests. Two elegant ballrooms with natural light feature floor to ceiling windows. They will be sure to leave you with a memorable experience ensuring that every detail is taken care of.

Hotel Arts in Calgary

Experience a sumptuous blend of modern luxury and intuitive service in Calgary’s premier boutique-style hotel. Located in downtown Calgary, Hotel Arts is home to some of Calgary’s best dining, and 185 suites, each well appointed with fine linens and chic contemporary decor. Begin your new journey surrounded by cuttin edge creativity. Hotel Arts is the ideal place for your wedding with stunning spaces, sumptuous menus and intuitive service that will absolutely make your day perfect. Each wedding should be an original experience and they know what to do.

Kensington Riverside Inn

If you’re looking for intimate, they are the perfect place for your special day. Situated along the picturesque Bow River, close to downtown Calgary in the charming neighbourhood of Kensington, their executive luxury 19-room boutique Inn and award-winning Chef’s Table restaurant makes Kensington Riverside Inn the ideal spot for your wedding.

The Westin Calgary

The Westin Calgary is located downtown where the major business centre meets the city’s extraordinary outdoor activities, first-class dining and arts. The Westin Calgary is committed to making your Calgary wedding dreams come true. Their flexible and elegant Calgary wedding venues feature ballrooms and event spaces that can accommodate celebrations of any size.

Restaurant Venues

Local 522

Couples who would rather quaff a microbrew than sip a fine wine, and who are looking for a laid-back pub vibe for their reception can always go downtown. Pubs like Local 522 and other establishments that cater to the weekday working crowd are more likely to give up a Saturday night for a reception than those located in the city’s weekend hot zones.

Bonterra Trattoria

One of Calgary’s favourite Italian eateries is fast becoming one of Calgary’s most-desirable wedding venues. The lovely back terrace is an ideal spot for a small ceremony, weather permitting. Inside, the room will fit up to 70 people for a sit-down dinner. Larger guest lists can be accommodated with a festival-food-style cocktail party set-up.

The Lake House

Exuding rustic elegance, the interior is illuminated with ornate elk antler chandeliers and accessorized with  a grand fireplace. Catching your eye when you enter the restaurant, a brand new 130 square foot glass encased wine cellar as well as a refurbished 21 foot bar from the 1800’s, previously housed in a mercantile shop in Montana, speak to the recent renovations. The outdoor patio provides the perfect opportunity to step outside, take a moment and enjoy the breathtaking views.

Osteria De Medici

Want to class it up a bit with a sit-down meal? The Osteria de Medici Restaurant is one of Calgary’s finest dining establishments – and they also host wedding receptions and wedding rehearsal dinners.

Teatro Ristorante

Over the years Teatro has had the honour of hosting beautiful wedding services and memorable receptions of all types and sizes. They can accommodate private services and seated or cocktail style receptions for an intimate wedding party for as few as four as well as celebrations for 200 or more.

Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

Originally this 1896 home was William Roper Hull’s. Now it is on the edge of Fish Creek Provincial Park and one of CRMR’s best restaurants. Rent the entire 3,000-square-foot home or keep the party contained to a grand salon or parlour. Weddings can spill out onto the grounds for the ceremony and the best part is the Rocky Mountain cuisine that can be served at a brunch, lunch or dinner wedding. It’s a little bit of country in the city.

Q Haute Cuisine

The grandeur of the Dining Room lends itself to exquisitely elegant weddings, particularly for couples with gourmet palates. The loveliest weddings at Q Haute begin with a ceremony in their Q Room (seats 70) followed by a post ceremony reception in their lobby lounge and finally, a superb seated lunch or dinner prepared by Chef Michele Aurigemma, in the Main Dining Room (seats 130).

Rouge Restaurant

You are going to want to host your wedding at Rouge in the summer. That will give you access to the big garden and patio when the flowers and herbs are in full bloom. Inside, the 1891 red house is divided into galleries and parlours. Choose one for an intimate affair or take over the entire house to fit up to 135 people for a stand-up reception or 80 people for a seated dinner.

River Cafe

If you can’t decide whether to get married in a park or a restaurant, you can have your wedding cake and eat it too at River Café. This Prince’s Island gem is steeped in rustic charm and the surrounding park and river settings provide endless photo ops.

Affordable Wedding Venues

Of course you want your special day to be perfect. However, Calgary has been going through some rough financial times and every penny counts. We get that. So, here’s a list of top-rated affordable Calgary wedding venues that will keep your budget balanced. Here’s a good Reddit discussion with tips on affordable weddings from real Calgarians.

Jack Singer Concert Hall (Arts Commons)

Arts Commons (Formerly EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts) is a multi-venue arts centre in downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada, located in the Olympic Plaza Cultural District. Occupying a full city block, Arts Commons is a six level complex measuring over 400,000 square feet (37,000 m2) .[1] It is one of the three largest arts centres in Canada.[1] In addition to a variety of performance spaces, Arts Commons also houses rehearsal halls, theatre workshops, offices, meeting rooms, a café, and art works from community groups and galleries displayed throughout. (Source: Wikipedia)

Four Points by Sheraton Calgary Airport

Four Points Calgary Airport offers a unique and convenient setting for your Calgary wedding ceremony and reception. They pride themselves on creating a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere for you and your guests. Two elegant ballrooms with natural light feature floor to ceiling windows. They will be sure to leave you with a memorable experience ensuring that every detail is taken care of.

Dickens Pub

Dickens Pub is described as “Laid-back haunt for drinks, pub grub & entertainment ranging from local bands to video-game events”. This venue located in downtown Calgary is known to many as a music and concert venue. However, if you like the feel of an underground pub you should consider Dickens Pub. Check their venue reviews on Yelp to see if this venue can make your event special. Please note that we didn’t find the specific wedding venue page on their site. Feel free to use the website link to get in touch with the venue.

Ironwood Stage & Grill

The IRONWOOD STAGE & GRILL is an Accessible, All Ages, ~140+ seat restaurant and lounge that hosts live music every night of the year. They’re located at 1229-9th Ave SE, near downtown in the Inglewood district of Calgary, and there’s plenty of public parking nearby. This is another great venue with a musical vibe to it that may suite some wedding style requests. Please get in touch with this venue directly as we found no wedding venue specific information on the website.

Rumble House

Rumble House is an affordable venue in Calgary that can host a small wedding. It’s yet another venue for those interested in arts. It might be an ideal space for a small wedding in downtown Calgary if both of you care into arts. Make sure you check their Facebook page to learn more about Rumble House.

Romantic Wedding Venues

Your wedding venue is one of the most important elements of your wedding because it sets the tone and backdrops your wedding theme and message. Your wedding venue should represent what you are as a couple.  This time I’d like to present a list of the most romantic wedding venues in Calgary.

Canada Olympic Park

Winsport Canada’s Canada Olympic Park offers the finest in wedding experiences for our sporty wedding couples. Whether you’re reciting vows at the highest vantage point in Calgary or enjoying a great meal while taking in the Rocky Mountains, Canada Olympic Park will provide the ultimate in service to ensure your big day is magical.

Lougheed House

This historic mansion on park-like grounds in the heart of the Beltline oozes old-money class and regal charm. Like most houses of its era, the inside is segmented into a series of rooms, making sit-down dinners for large groups difficult, although it’s an elegant option for those looking to throw a classic cocktail fete. The basement ballroom can accommodate groups up to 96 for a seated reception in two rooms.

Fort Calgary

Fort Calgary is, again, another full-service venue in Calgary where you can get it all – room rental, linens, food, drink, etc… With two lovely reception halls to choose from and gorgeous grounds to have your ceremony, you arrange to have your entire day spent at Fort Calgary.

Gerry Thomas Gallery

Whether you require a gorgeous wedding venue, private meeting site, an intimate dinner space or a spectacular setting for your corporate gala, The Gerry Thomas Gallery can accommodate you and up to 250 guests.

Rouge Restaurant

You are going to want to host your wedding at Rouge in the summer. That will give you access to the big garden and patio when the flowers and herbs are in full bloom. Inside, the 1891 red house is divided into galleries and parlours. Choose one for an intimate affair or take over the entire house to fit up to 135 people for a stand-up reception or 80 people for a seated dinner.

In conclusion

Our team at Simply Elegant hope that you find this guide useful in making a decision on your wedding venue in Calgary. We’ve tried hard to come up with the best venues our great city has to offer. If you feel that we’ve missed one of the great venues in Calgary, please let us know in the comments.

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