Calgary’s Top Outdoor Wedding Venues Perfect For Hosting a Wedding in a Pandemic

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on March 22, 2021

Weddings have started to look like what we were used to pre-covid. However, we are still in a pandemic and many couples are still opting for venues that offer good ventilation or outdoor spaces. With the recent boom in wedding inquiries, our industry friends are scrambling to coordinate for those that postponed in 2020 and the newly engaged.

Organizing a wedding during a pandemic can be extremely stressful. From finding outdoor wedding venues to re-inviting guests, planning a wedding can pull you in numerous directions. We put together this post is to help you with the first step, check out these top outdoor wedding venues in and around Edmonton.

The Norland Historic Estate

The Norland Historic Estate features nine acres of beautifully landscaped property. Perfectly manicured lawns, lush garden beds, and mature trees adorn the grounds and provide the picture perfect natural setting for any event. Wedding ceremonies are celebrated in the garden near the Gazebo in front of the Mansion. This quiet, peaceful and charming environment for your celebration is truly unique and unmatched in Southern Alberta.

Nikki Collette Photography

The Deane House

Deane House Restaurant & Garden is an extraordinary setting in the heart of the city, at the confluence of the Elbow River & Bow River, surrounded by gardens. In the charming, historic Inglewood neighbourhood, with a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces, Deane House is the perfect setting for your special day. Intimate weddings can be accommodated with partial, semi-private bookings of the property. From mid-May to September, the grounds feature a spacious tent which can comfortably seat up to 50 guests (socially distanced). The restaurant also features a series of carefully curated rooms, each with its own distinct character which are available for booking year-round. Full property, private bookings are also available for intimate weddings upon request.

Genevieve Renee Photography

River Cafe

River Café is an internationally acclaimed restaurant in a natural park setting in the heart of Prince’s Island Park – a unique restaurant venue housed in a space that feels as though it had always existed and belonged naturally in it’s setting along the Bow River. The restaurant has the feel and nostalgic appearance of an old Rocky Mountain lodge, with its open-hearth fieldstone fireplace and orchard wood burning oven. The outdoor patio provides an opportunity to step out and enjoy the panoramic views of the park and Calgary’s dramatic cityscape beyond. Whether you choose a winter, spring, summer or fall wedding, it’s the ideal environment for couples that want to experience the natural beauty of Prince’s Island Park.

Shannon Yau Photography

Meadow Muse

A venue like no other, nestled in the heart of Fish Creek Provincial Park, the Meadow Muse Pavilion tent offers you the ease of mind featuring utilities, a hardwood floor and washrooms. All you have to take care of is the decor. Intimate wedding packages available.

Kristi Sneddon

Hilltop Wedding Venue

From the most spectacular views of Sylvan Lake to a private and exclusive golfing experience, Hilltop Wedding Center has everything to make your wedding the one to remember.  What was formerly Top O’ the Hill Golf Course for the past 37 years is now a meticulously maintained 20-acre property perfected with all the amenities of an outdoor tent wedding, while maintaining a 9 hole golf course for you and your guests to privately enjoy. Intimate wedding package for up to 50 guests available between May-October.

Candy Koated Studio

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