Let’s continue looking at great wedding venues Calgary has to offer. This time we’ll focus on some of the Calgary’s best outdoor wedding venues.
An outdoor wedding is awesome during a beautiful summer season in Calgary and is a great option for any number of guests. Now that COVID-19 affected gatherings, outdoor wedding options is important as ever.
So, let’s get right into it and look as some of the best outdoor wedding venues Calgary has to offer.
Related: How to book a wedding venue? A definitive guide.
Make sure you check our big Calgary weddings venues blog post on Venue Concierge. It’s got over 70 wedding venues in Calgary. We wrote it to make sure it simplifies your life when choosing a wedding venue in Calgary regardless of the setting.
Waterfront Park is the newest addition to Calgary’s event venue scene; featuring multiple indoor and outdoor event spaces for weddings, corporate events & private parties. Park brings exciting outdoor and in-door events along with scenic views in a park-like settings.
Tent weddings now have a new home at Waterfront Park located in the Northwest of Calgary. Learn more about the venue options and various event services offered here.
Canada Olympic Park
Winsport Canada’s Canada Olympic Park offers the finest in wedding experiences for the 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.
According to this CTV News article, Winsport is opening up for weddings post COVID-19 closures. When you contact the venue, ask about the new pandemic-related procedures. This will help avoid surprises when your wedding guests arrive.
We were not able to find a detailed outdoor wedding venue specifications on the WinSport’s website but here’s the specifics of wedding space options they have at Eventective.
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 can be booked for private functions. This outdoor wedding venue holds up to 200 guests, has a dance floor, chandelier lighting and a draped ceiling.
Check this amazing video by Alexander McInnes of Curtis and Tiare wedding at Spruce Meadows in Calgary. A perfect outdoor wedding setup with amazing videography.
Rafter Six Ranch
Your wedding is one of the most memorable and exciting times in your life. Make Rafter Six Ranch Resort your first choice for a romantic western wedding that you and your guests will long remember!
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.
Make sure you check the post- COVID-19 update of service options at the Heritage Park website. If you’re looking for an intimate outdoor wedding venue in Calgary, this might just be the place.
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.
Watch this video of Regesh and Jennifer’s outdoor wedding at the Calgary Zoo by Chisholm Media.
Riverview B&B is a gorgeous 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 a lot so be mindful of a rain back up plan.
This outdoor wedding venue is located outside of Calgary, in Okotoks, AB, but the drive from Calgary is 30-45 minutes. Make sure you check their wedding guide here. It has several photographers that work with this venue.
Watch this 1-minute short film touring the venue and its outdoor wedding amenities.
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. And it’s definitely a garden wedding setting.
Devonian Gardens is an “urban oasis” in the heart of Calgary. After a complete transformation, the year-round park, located on the fourth floor of the CORE Shopping Centre, is now open. 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. Learn more and book Devonian Gardens through the City of Calgary website.
Watch this overview video of the Devonian Gardens in Calgary. This video was assembled to use as part of our Devonian Gardens display at the wedding show that took place a couple times each year at the Roundup Center.
As a bonus outdoor wedding option in Calgary – backyard setting is a great place to fit your friends and family for a smaller outdoor wedding reception. The pandemic created some limitations for the wedding industry and most of the outdoor wedding venues are getting booked rather fast. That’s where a wedding in your backyard comes in.
Backyard weddings do have their limitations so make sure it fits your guest count. Also make sure your officiant and caterer can work within your area. Still a backyard is a great option if invite only family members and close circle of friends.
We hope this list of Calgary outdoor wedding venues helped.
In this post you’ve noticed a few options to have your outdoor wedding venues Calgary offers. Outdoor weddings are fresh and classy (albeit weather risky) and I hope this list gives you a few options to make your wedding classy and fresh!
Finally, we hope that you have a better idea of a venue when you talk to our team on planning your wedding in Calgary.