Calgary Wedding Venues Guide

by ampmlimo, on Aug 17, 2020 11:20:08 AM

The search for the perfect wedding venue in Calgary and the surrounding area can feel overwhelming at first. After all, this will be one of the biggest days of your life. Choosing the right location happens now, yet memories, photos, and videos to look back on will be for years to come.

Wedding Venue outdoor summer ceremony area in Calgary

Your choice of venue will have a lasting impression on all who attend. Say “I do” in the perfect wedding venue in Calgary for you!


Types of Wedding Venues

There are different types of wedding venues to choose from. There are hotels, conference centres, banquet halls, country clubs, community centres, restaurants, barns and many more. You will also need to consider whether your ceremony and reception will be at the same location.

You might want the ceremony in a house of worship and the reception at a country club. Perhaps you want an outdoor ceremony at home or even a destination wedding. No matter the type, you will want to find the right style for your theme and taste.


How Much Does a Wedding Venue Cost?

In Calgary, wedding venues average between $5000 and $15,000.

However, wedding venue costs are impacted by various factors such as location, date, type, size, length of time, and what’s included. If you are looking for a casual cocktail reception, the price will differ from a sit-down dinner. The guest count will impact pricing as well. Some small room rentals (with no additional services) can be as low as $400, with some venues reaching $20,000 in cost.


Questions to Ask Potential Wedding Venues

You should nail down your budget first before searching for a wedding venue. This will make things a lot easier. Here are some questions to ask potential venues in Calgary:

Is there availability for the date needed?

Where can you find photos/videos of the venue?

Who will be the main point of contact?

What time can you start and what time will guests need to leave the venue?

Do they have vendor restrictions?

Can they provide a shuttle service?

Are there any setup/takedown services available?

How much does is the total cost?

Is a deposit required?

When do you need to book by?

You can ask your friends and family who they have used in the past as references from personal experience are always the best. Alternatively, we have compiled a list of some of the Calgary Wedding Venues below. Contact them directly for pricing as costs vary depending on needs.

Calgary Wedding Venues

Best Western Port of Call

Best Western Port of Call in Calgary hosts approximately 10 – 20 weddings annually and can accommodate up to 250 people. Photos are available online for couples to view the space. Best Western can provide space for the ceremony and reception and offers packages for indoor and outdoor ceremonies.

A non-refundable deposit of $750 is required when booking. The total cost varies depending on needs, and a minimum purchase of 80 – 100 meals waives the banquet room fee. The hotel is the sole supplier of all food and beverages except for the wedding cake. Rates are flexible depending on the date.

CARRIAGE HOUSE Hotel & Conference Centre

The Carriage House Hotel & Conference Centre in Calgary offers sophisticated and stylish wedding venues, catering to every part of the wedding experience, from the engagement party to the reception. Their experienced team assists with planning and offers elegant and spacious venues suitable for various wedding sizes, from intimate gatherings to large sit-down dinners for up to 400 guests.

The hotel provides customized menu options, discounted guest accommodations, an in-house bakery for custom wedding cakes, and advanced audiovisual capabilities, ensuring a memorable wedding experience.

The Carriage House hosts many weddings annually and has a maximum capacity of 800 guests. Cost varies depending on the date you book. The pricing ranges from $1,000 to $3,250 based on 50 guests.

Bow Valley Ranche

Bow Valley Ranche hosts approximately 65 weddings each year. Its rooms can accommodate as few as 12 people or as many as 182. In addition to its reception space, Bow Valley Ranche can also hold ceremonies on its front lawn! With few outdoor wedding venues in Calgary, this is great to remember!

You are welcome to use any vendors here; however, all catering is done only at the venue. The venue offers many wedding packages. A 30% deposit is required for grand salon or whole house bookings and 60% for side rooms.

Wintergreen Golf and Country Club

Wintergreen Golf and Country Club hosts 12 to 15 weddings per year. As they are also a golf course, they have limited wedding dates. The banquet rooms seat 120 – 140 guests. If you are holding your reception here, you can also have your ceremony here!

The site fee is $3500 on weekends and $2900 on weekdays. The deposit is $20 per person or $1000 to hold the date. You can use any vendor you wish here, but Wintergreen also provides a list of vendors to help with your planning process. Outside food and beverages are not permitted outside of the wedding cake; however, their on-site chef has a wonderful service team for all your food and beverage needs.

Arts Commons

Arts Commons typically holds 6 – 8 weddings each year. This location is great for a small wedding venue or a huge wedding party, as they have four different venues that can accommodate between 80 and 1700 people, depending on the space chosen. They are happy to host both your ceremony and your reception as their events team is equipped to flip rooms throughout the day to keep everything running smoothly and on time. Offering half-day and full-day rentals, costs vary from venue to venue, ranging from $400 to $5000.

Arts Commons will work with various vendors to ensure your vision is brought to life for your special day. They partner with Hotel Arts and Great Events for catering as they work together often and these companies meet the Arts Commons standards of customer service.

You can also bring your own catering company; however, a catering coordination fee applies. Preferred caterers receive a 10% coordination fee on total food costs, and non-preferred catering companies receive a 20% coordination fee. Rates are the same throughout the year.

Genesis Centre

Genesis Centre hosts 1 – 2 weddings a year and multiple prewedding events. It can host both ceremonies and receptions. Capacity varies based on multiple rooms and seating styles and ranges from 75 to 1000 guests. You can view images and promo videos online.

Genesis Centre offers a list of preferred vendors for décor and catering, and using a vendor from this list reduces the cost. Outside caterers are welcome upon approval from the events team. Costs for weddings vary depending on each client's needs.

A 25% deposit is required, with full payment due 60 days before the event. There is no minimum to spend, and you can contact their bookings department for payment options.

Holiday Inn & Suites Calgary South Conference Centre

The Holiday Inn & Suites Calgary South Conference Centre has a maximum capacity of 250 seated guests. You can see photos of the space and have a virtual tour online. They can also hold your ceremony, with a maximum seating of 400 people in the ballroom.

Cost varies depending on size and requirements, with a 25% deposit of the total for room rental and food and beverage orders. Holiday Inn & Suites Calgary works with Chair Flair and recommends their services to all clients; however, any vendor can be used. All catering is done through their on-site restaurant, Pacini Italian Restaurant, and no outside caterers are permitted. There are no special rates for different dates, but they work hand in hand with each client and consider their budgets and requirements.

Rajveer Banquet Hall Calgary

Rajveer Banquet Hall Calgary boasts one of the largest event spaces in the city. Without pillars to block sight lines, the whole venue can open up to 15,200 square feet of versatile space. A wedding planner's dream is a 22-foot high ceiling with pin spot lighting & JBL top-of-the-line sound system.

This modularity allows for many different seating and event setups. Once divided, the rooms are separated by sound-resistant removable walls. Each room has separate entrances and washrooms for maximum privacy, enabling multiple events to occur simultaneously. A beautifully designed staircase from the mezzanine allows for a grand entrance into the event.

Our professional Executive Chef from India Bombay Taj Hotel, with 15 years of experience, will spoil you and your guests with cuisines created using only the freshest ingredients possible. With costs ranging from $1,500 to $5,400 for a wedding, Rajveer Banquet Hall will customize packages that fit your budget and ensure full customer satisfaction. 

Some other Calgary wedding venues to check out are:

Hotel & Conference Centres


Calgary Marriott Downtown

Delta Calgary South

Telus Convention Centre

Grey Eagle Resort & Casino

Alt Hotel Calgary East Village

Best Western Calgary Plaza

Carriage House Inn

Clique Hotels & Resorts

Four Points Sheraton West

Royal Hotel Trademark by Wyndham

Sandman Hotel Group

Sheraton Cavalier

Sheraton Eau Claire

Heritage Park Historical Village

Ranchmen’s Club

Croatian Cultural Centre


Calgary Stampede Grounds

Calgary Zoo

Cochrane RancheHouse

Flores & Pine

Calgary Golf & Country Clubs

Cottonwood Golf & Country Club

Valley Ridge Golf Course

Earl Grey Golf Club

Heritage Pointe

Wedding planning takes much work and involves a variety of different services. You might be in need of transportation services, looking for wedding photographers, a photo booth,  wedding apparel services, a DJ service, delicious wedding cakes or need help choosing a catering service. Look for local companies and get pricing from more than one place to help you find exactly what you are looking for!  



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