The Matrix Hotel, situated in downtown Edmonton, is Blush’s pick for venue of the year for more than a few reasons. Ranked as one of the “Top 25 Trendiest” hotels in the country, the creative architecture lends itself to a slew of different types of events. “We love weddings here! A lot of the weddings we book are on referrals. Generally the events are booked one year in advance and during that time we develop quite a warm relationship,” explains Nancy Holan. The Matrix chefs, led by Executive Chef Emmanuel David, “have trained around the world. We can accommodate vegan, vegetarian, special diets. We had a bride and groom who ordered vegetarian but opted for a different main course for their guests,” added Nancy.
What about the venue itself? A slew of options are available, whether the couple is searching for an engagement destination to wedding reception and rehearsal dinner, the possibilities are endless. “We do approximately 30 weddings yearly and our maximum capacity is 220 in the south-facing Quartz ballroom; the east-facing Amber ballroom seats 120. Smaller parties find the Prism room suitable as it seats 80. Plated dinners are more popular, it’s a touch more formal than buffets.”
The clients of the Matrix Hotel are generally affluent with a trendier take on weddings; this isn’t surprising if you have seen their décor. Modernity and warmth go hand in hand throughout the hotel, giving you ample space to get your best bridal photo op. The banquet space is flanked by windows so a daytime event is possible and the audio-visual details are immaculate: “drop down screens in the ballroom mean you don’t have to compromise on décor to incorporate special moments in video and sound and this is included in the event of course”.
Lux surroundings and attention to detail and quality: what more can a couple ask for?