Best Outdoor Wedding Reception Venues in Calgary

The winner and runners-up of Avenue’s first-ever best wedding services online ballot.

Heritage Park. Photograph supplied by Heritage Park.

Winner: Heritage Park

Along with 10 indoor venues for wedding receptions, Heritage Park offers an extensive list of outdoor sites on its 127-acre grounds that can accommodate events that are fully open-air or with 20-by-20-foot tent rentals. Couples can choose from gardens, gazebos, green spaces and more. To book an outdoor ceremony, couples must also book a catered reception — Heritage Park provides on-site catering (it is known for high-quality Alberta beef options) and entertainment add-ons such as horse-drawn carriage or wagon rides, an antique midway and endless photo opportunities set against the historic buildings. In 2021 Heritage Park will offer another unique outdoor wedding option, with the S.S. Moyie paddlewheeler available for ceremonies. —T.A.

Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W., 403-268-8500, heritagepark.ca, @heritageparkyyc

 

Runners-up

Rouge

1240 8 Ave. S.E., 403-531-2767, rougecalgary.com, @rougerestaurant

 

The Gathered

273, 264169 Range Rd., 403-702-5220, thegathered.ca, @the.gathered

 

Bonterra Trattoria

1016 8 St. S.W., 403-262-8480, bonterra.ca, @bonterracalgary

 

Sunshine Village

skibanff.com/stay/weddings, @sunshinevillage

 

Meadow Muse

15985 Bow Bottom Trail S.E., 403-305-7701, meadowmuse.ca, @meadowmusepavilion

 

charbar

Simmons Building, 403-452-3115, charbar.ca, @charbar_yyc

 

Hotel Arts Kensington

1126 Memorial Dr. N.W., 403-228-4442, hotelartskensington.com, @hotelartskens

 

Willow Hill Lodge

554044 159 St. W., Longview, 403-796-5391, willowhilllodge.ca, @willow_hill_lodge

This article appears in the January 2021 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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