Couples need little convincing that Alt Hotel in East Village is a great wedding venue. The location near the Bow River and the Riverwalk, makes for ideal photo-ops. And then there are the hotel amenities, which include event rooms with plenty of natural light, personalized service and a spacious second- floor foyer. Plus, catering is fulfilled by the team behind Charbar, Charcut and the in- house Chix Eggshop, so you can expect exceptional food.
635 Confluence Way S.E., 587-441-6635, althotels.com
Located in Bearspaw, Flores & Pine’s rustic location and bright, modern interior strikes just the right balance for your big day. The newly reimagined restau- rant and event venue has three spaces available for rent: The Estate Room where both your ceremony and reception can be held with up to 136 people, the glass-encased Atrium showcas- ing illuminated local sculptures on the wall, and The Patio, a northwest-facing outdoor space equipped with overhead heat lamps, a fireplace and subtle retractable mosquito screens.
254028 Bearspaw Rd. N.W., 403-241-7611, floresandpine.com
Set in a historic, New York-style loft, this new venue from The Pioneer event space team offers a chic setting for a wedding. Located in the same building as Klein/Harris in downtown Calgary, The Garret can host up to 100 people for a standing reception and also has amenities for a more intimate event, such as a long-table dinner. Couples can select from a list of The Garret’s preferred catering partners such as Great Events Catering or Fork + Farm Catered Events.
113 8 Ave. S.W., 403-888-5942, thepioneeron8th.com
Following its recent renovation by Frank Architecture, the Fairmont Palliser’s iconic Oak Room has been transformed into a modern and elegant event venue. The updated space has capacity for 100 people (seated), with food offerings curated to suit each individual booking by the hotel’s executive food and beverage manager, chef Eraj Jayawickreme. The Oak Room is also soundproofed, so your wedding celebration won’t be disturbed by outside noise.
133 9 Ave. S.W., 403-262-1234, fairmont.com
Located just south of the city limits, the clubhouse for The Calgary Polo Club is now available as a wedding venue. Summer weddings can take advantage of its outdoor patio with views of the mountains and 300 acres of polo fields, while winter weddings feature an intimate indoor setting with a vintage bar and wood-burning fireplace. The venue has an extensive range of buffet options such as prosciutto-wrapped chicken or amaretto country creme brûlée. Plated dinner service is also an option.
24041 306 Ave. W., Okotoks, 403-909-9417, theranchhouse.ca
The Residence Inn, Marriott’s latest Calgary hotel in the Beltline, has 6,350 square feet of event space across six rooms, with the biggest holding up to 120 guests. All of the event rooms feature floor-to- ceiling windows, creating a stylish urban backdrop for your wed- ding celebration. For weddings in warmer months, consider the Hearth Room, which has a patio space with a firepit.
610 10 Ave. S.W., 587-885-2288, marriott.com
This space inside the Hyatt Regency Calgary underwent a complete transformation in May 2019 and now functions as a venue dedicated to weddings. The building, a Provincial Historic Resource, has what the hotel deems “old-world charm … with modern conveniences.” The venue spans 3,100 square feet and has capacity for up to 225 people. The Hyatt also provides a wedding specialist to support couples with the planning process and a curated menu. The space also has a patio available for an additional charge.
700 Centre St. S.E., 403-717-1234, hyatt.com
Mother-daughter duo Penny Dyte and Bretton Grassie opened Venue 308 in October 2019. The 1910 building in Victoria Park features rustic elements such as exposed brick, heavy timber and steel, and high-end modern finishes. With 5,000 square feet of space, the venue can accommodate 130 people for a banquet and 274 for a cocktail-style event. Between the 20-foot bar, two suites for the wed- ding parties to get ready, and space for eating, cocktails and dancing, Venue 308 has all you need.
100, 308 11 Ave. S.E., venue308.com