Edmonton’s Best Outdoor Wedding Venues Perfect For Hosting a Wedding in a Pandemic

Posted by Blush Magazine Posted on March 25, 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.

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

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.

Images: Jill Coursen Photography, Janika Chantelle Photography


River’s Edge is the latest outdoor wedding venue in rural Edmonton, located just above the North Saskatchewan River. Create a beautiful outdoor experience that’s on the river’s edge while still situated close to important event amenities like hotels, restaurants, and the airport. River’s Edge Devon features a custom dome tent, incredible views and a newlywed tent. The duo behind the company have experience in the hospitality and lighting industry and want to help couples design an incredible event that dazzles their guests.

Image: Nicole Ashley Photography


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.

Image: Red Tree Photography and Karin Pederesen

The Old Red Barn

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.

Image: Lucier Photography

Pine & Pond

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.

Image: Nghia Tran Photography and Naomi Marina Photography

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