Weddings this year are going to look a little different than traditional celebrations held in the past. Many couples who want to host a wedding will have to make some changes to their original plans. As a result, fewer guests will be allowed per table and outdoor weddings will become more common. Guests may need to wear face masks as well.
Organizing a COVID-era wedding can be stressful. From finding outdoor wedding venues to searching for safe food services, planning a wedding can pull you in numerous directions. This blog post is to help you with the first step, check out these top outdoor wedding venues in and around Edmonton.
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The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald offers six unique outdoor areas perfect for summer and fall weddings.
In addition to its outdoor space, the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald also features stunning ballrooms that can fit over 150 guests. While you will likely have fewer than 150 guests attending this year, it is still reassuring to know that there will be plenty of room to hold them. This gorgeous property also provides expansive views of the North Saskatchewan River Valley – a breathtaking backdrop for your wedding photos.
The Old Red Barn
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Located in Leduc County, The Old Red Barn is a rustic agri-tourism and special events venue. They have always focused on intimate weddings up to 120 guests. Included in their wedding package is their famous Old Fashioned Mobile Bar bartending service that creates delicious craft cocktails. Working with their preferred vendors, they offer options for farm to table style catering.
The Whitewood Barn
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Located in Millet, Alberta, The Whitewood Barn is a rustic yet elegant 2400 square foot barn nestled under a 60′ X 40′ Ramada with a capacity of 200. Hidden away is a secluded wedding ceremony area. Every event will have access to cozy outdoor fire pits where you and your guests can come to share your memories.
Pine & Pond
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Located in the County of Ponoka, Pine & Pond is a hidden gem, an outdoor venue with an open air tent that can fit up to 200 guests. The owners are a father-daughter duo that have built a place where you can settle in and enjoy all aspects of your wedding at one location; from the ceremony to the onsite honeymoon cabin.