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12 Affordable Mountain Wedding Venues in Alberta

12 Affordable Mountain Wedding Venues in Alberta

What better way to feel like you’re on top of the world on a special day than saying your “I dos” at a picture-perfect mountain wedding venue featuring towering peaks, snow-capped glaciers, and crystal-clear lakes? 

So, celebrate an intimate moment with your significant other and lovely guests at one of Alberta’s stunning mountain venues without spending an unreasonable amount of money — you got to save some for the honeymoon, eh?

To help you plan your special day, we made a list of affordable mountain wedding venues in Alberta!

Enjoy the castle experience at Fairmont Banff Springs 

Enjoy the castle experience at Fairmont Banff Springs' Homepage

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Website: https://www.fairmont.com/banff-springs/weddings/ 

Address: 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Alberta T1L1J4, Canada

Contact: + 1 866 540 4406; [email protected] 

Pricing:

Maximum capacity: 220
JANUARY 1 – MAY 31, 2024$7,000
JUNE 1 – SEPTEMBER 30, 2024$10,000
OCTOBER 1 – DECEMBER 21, 2024$7,000

Sitting at the heart of Alberta’s Banff National Park, The Fairmont Banff Springs is a well-known hotel for its castle-like building offering stunning views of the Canadian Rockies.

For couples that are keen on having a breathtaking view of the mountains, then the Outdoor Terrace venue is your best bet. 

Picture this: both of you standing at the end of the aisle with the Bow Valley framed by mountains as your backdrop for that once-in-a-lifetime moment.

Conveniently, the terrace combines natural beauty with the proximity to the wedding reception venue and hotel amenities. 

But you could also opt for the beautiful chapel or one of several ballrooms that can hold the ceremony and reception. Plus, you can always go around the hotel grounds and get that perfect mountain-view shot.

A magical experience awaits aside from the beauty of the venue itself, with more than enough amenities, from luxurious guest rooms to a spa, golf course, and countless activities.

Pro tip:

  • If you want a chance to book this venue, be sure to secure it at least 12 months before your big day!
  • Don’t forget to double-check the weather forecast to avoid moving into an indoor venue as a backup if there’s a blizzard or the temperature drops below -20°C.

Say your vows at Banff Rocky Mountain Resort

Say your vows at Banff Rocky Mountain Resort's Homepage
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Website: https://rockymountainresort.com/weddings/ 

Address: 1029 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1H8

Contact: 1 (866) 474-0426

Pricing:

Maximum capacity: 120
May 1 – October 31Grey Wolf Room or Timber Wolf Roomreception 120 Guests $15,095
100 Guests $13,185
80 Guests $11,275
60 Guests $9,365
50 Guests $8,415
May 1 – October 31White Wolf Suite reception
40 Guests $5,135
32 Guests $4,445
24 Guests $3,755
20 Guests $3,405
16 Guests $3,045

Tucked away against pine trees, Banff Rocky Mountain Resort has its take on how a mountain wedding experience looks like. A blend between an old town and a classic rocky mountain aesthetic awaits you.

It’s great for weddings with as many as 120 guests or intimate weddings with as low as 16 guests. Their wedding packages include an outdoor ceremony at Pine Meadows and an indoor wedding reception at your function room of choice.

The food inclusions are also worth highlighting, especially with their affordable rates and delicious menu selection. 

But, just to give you a heads up, their outdoor ceremony is only available during their summer season or from May 1 to October 31. So make sure to get the timing just right should you wish to celebrate your special day here.

Pro tip:

  • You can access the venue for planning purposes; just contact the resort beforehand.
  • Note that you are not permitted to bring or use confetti, sparkles, glitter, bird seed or similar items; inside or outside the venue.

Host your special day at Deer Lodge

Website: https://crmr.com/resorts/deer-lodge/weddings/ 

Address: 109 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0

Contact:  +1 403-522-3991

Pricing:

Maximum capacity: 100
Minimum range per head$50-$60
Maximum range per head$120-$150

Where the lakefront meets the Canadian Rockies, Deer Lodge offers a country and rustic feel for your wedding day.

Apart from weddings, Deer Lodge provides services such as receptions, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners and ceremonies — which is much appreciated, especially to take some stress off your back.

And guess what? Each season showcases a unique character, from warm summer vibes to a winter wonderland. Its panoramic spectacle consistently captivates guests, making your ceremony more enchanting.

For an unforgettable wedding, look no further than Deer Lodge. With a dedicated wedding team and impressive amenities, this venue is a lovely choice for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Pro tip:

  • Don’t forget to bring suitable footwear if you’re interested in a photoshoot and capturing the gorgeous Lake Louise snow in the winter.
  • If you want to make a quick visit to Moraine Lake, you can catch the shuttle that services Lake Louise and not worry about parking.

Get married at Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge 

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Website: https://lodgeatkananaskis.com/celebrate/weddings/ 

Address: 1 Centennial Dr, Kananaskis Village, AB T0L 2H0

Contact: 1-403-591-7711

Pricing: 

Maximum capacity: 400*Site fee only, no inclusions
Off-peak season$1,500
Peak season$1,000

Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge is an exquisite mountain resort that takes a modern and elegant approach rather than the classic rustic look of other lodge resorts. It’s perfect for couples who want to go for a sleek and chic theme for their wedding.

What’s also cool about Pomeroy Kananaskis is that they can welcome up to 400 guests in their Olympic Ballroom. 

But, to get a better view of the mountainscape, you should go for the Mt. Kidd Ballroom and Courtyard, which has a 120 capacity. It also features a fully accessible veranda and a magnificent open-air courtyard.

And there’s more, in the summer, you can go biking, hiking, or golfing, while you can go downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing in the winter. Just in case you want next-day activities after your wedding.

Pro tip:

  • We strongly recommend that you and your wedding party be checked into the Lodge the day before the wedding. 
  • You are not allowed to bring your caterer; however, their team is there to ensure all dietary restrictions and allergies are met and to find the perfect items for your menu.

Celebrate a special wedding at Jasper Park Lodge

Website: https://www.jasper-park-lodge.com/gather/weddings/ 

Address: 1 Old Lodge Road, Jasper, Alberta T0E 1E0, Canada

Contact: + 1 (866) 540-4454

Pricing:

Maximum capacity: 500
Ceremony package$1,500 – $4,000
Reception package$1,500 – $8,000

Tying the knot against a stunning backdrop of unspoiled nature, pristine lakes, and the magnificent Rocky Mountains are only the tip of what Jasper Park Lodge has to offer.

Jasper Park has a variety of wedding packages available to fulfill different budgets and styles. Whether you prefer an outdoor setting or an extraordinary chapel, the lodge has many options for your big day.

That said, our top picks for outdoor venues are the Beauvert Plateau and Lakefront Ridge, which can accommodate 500 and 60 guests, respectively. Both have a breathtaking vista with a stunning spot on the shores of Lac Beauvert framed by surrounding mountains.

So whether you have a grand or an intimate celebration in mind, Jasper Park Lodge has an ideal venue that’ll suit your needs.

Pro tip:

  • Couples are required to book their commissioner while the lodge covers their fee.

Tie the knot at Silvertip Resort 

Website: https://silvertipresort.com/weddings/ 

Address: 2000 Silvertip Trail, Canmore, Alberta T1W 3J4

Contact: + 1 877 877 5444

Pricing:

Maximum capacity: 250
Price begins at$3,350

Having your wedding ceremony at Silvertip Resort will guarantee you countless compliments from the guests throughout the event. Your magical day is complemented by the spectacular Rocky Mountains, fresh air and delicious food.

They have a variety of wedding venues and neighbouring picturesque scenery; it’s no wonder why Silvertip is a spectacular spot for any couple looking to tie the knot.

To celebrate your big day, you can choose The Gazebo, perfect for spring and summer, and the Three Sisters Patio for those who want a fall or winter wedding day.

You’ll have several wedding venue options other than these two, including the elegant ballroom, the cozy mountain lodge, and the stunning golf course. 

Plus, after your wedding day or if you still have time in the resort, indulge in outdoor adventures by exploring many popular hiking trails in the Canadian Rockies. 

Conveniently, the airport and other major cities in the area are accessible as the resort is just a short drive from Calgary.

Pro tip:

  • Make your guests feel cozy with a hot chocolate bar on the patio. This sweet touch hits just the right note and keeps guests engaged before and after the ceremony as the bridal party readies.

Bask in a picturesque wedding at Mount Norquay Banff

Bask in a picturesque wedding at Mount Norquay Banff's Homepage
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Website: https://banffnorquay.com/weddings/ 

Address: 2 Mt Norquay Road, Banff, AB, Canada T1L 1B4

Contact: (+1) 403-762-4421

Pricing:

Maximum capacity: 220*July – Mid October, Venue only fee
Lone Pine Lawn$1,500
Cascade Lodge Patio$1,500

Mt. Norquay Banff boasts a stunning indoor and outdoor space to host your ceremony and reception. Whether you envision an intimate gathering surrounded by nature or a grand affair in an elegant ballroom, you’ll find the perfect venue to suit your style and preferences.

We recommended booking around July to October to enjoy Mt. Norquay at its best condition and overall vibe. Two of their outdoor venues include Lone Pine Lawn and the Cascade Lodge Patio.

And if you’re still up for more adventure, Mt. Norquay is primarily a ski resort; no one’s stopping the entire wedding entourage from having a little fun on the slopes!

Conveniently, Mt. Norquay Resort is only ten minutes away from Banff Town Centre. They also have a fleet of three 24-passenger buses available for hire.

Pro tip:

  • Try to hire their shuttles to make it easier for the entire wedding party to get around the venue, and it’ll be more stress-free for you.
  • Make sure you add steak to the menu because it’s tender and worth all the praise!

Be in awe at Castle Mountain Resort 

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Website:  https://www.skicastle.ca/weddings/ 

Address: PO Box 610, Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada, T0K 1W0

Contact: 1.888.SKI.TONS (1.888.754.8667)

Pricing:

Maximum capacity: 200*Venue only
Yeti Trail Ceremony (Friday to Sunday)$1,100
Day Lodge Reception (Saturday Only)$2,200

If you are searching for a wedding venue that combines rustic charm with mountain adventure in Alberta, look no further than Castle Mountain Resort! Situated in the heart of Pincher Creek, this hidden gem offers a truly unique and unforgettable setting for your special day.

The resort offers both indoor and outdoor venues, with space for up to 200 guests. The Yeti Trail venue is going to serve picturesque views of Barnaby Ridge as you say your vows, sharing the experience with your closest and dearest. 

You and your guests will first enjoy the short, peaceful nature walk along the mowed Yeti Trail, and less-abled individuals can take a ride in on their ceremony site shuttle.

What makes this resort unique is that they are committed to making you their highest priority by only having one wedding per weekend, guaranteed.

Pro tip:

  • Pre-book any equipment you may need for the event 14 days before the date.
  • Only guests who have a ceremony and reception booking will be guaranteed an indoor ceremony space in the event of rough weather.

Relish your wedding at Azuridge Hotel 

Relish your wedding at Azuridge Hotel's Homepage
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Website: https://www.azuridgehotel.com/weddings 

Address: 178057 272 St W Foothills, AB T0L 1W4

Contact: 403.931.0100   

Pricing:

Maximum capacity: 250*Ceremony site fee only, minimum
Off-peak season$1,000
Peak season$3,000

Azuridge Estate Hotel is a luxurious mountain resort located in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, just a short drive from Banff National Park. It’s the perfect place to get married in a stunning setting, surrounded by towering peaks, lush forests, and rolling hills.

The hotel has multiple wedding venues, including the elegant ballroom, the cozy mountain lodge, and the stunning outdoor terrace. There are also plenty of options for your reception, such as the hotel’s restaurant, the patio, or the spa area.

If you want to go full out on being with nature, go for The Estate Grounds outdoor venue, which highlights manicured lawns with views of the valley, fountains and Estate. 

You can also opt for an indoor ceremony at The Celestite with its grand floor-to-ceiling windows and tall ceilings, and this contemporary space brings the beauty of nature inside.

Pro tip:

  • Get your outdoor party plans and lawn games complete for a better transition from the ceremony to the cocktail hour!

Don’t miss out on Creekside Villa

Website: https://www.creeksidevilla.ca/weddings 

Address: 709 Benchlands Trail, Canmore, AB T1W 3G9

Contact: +1 403-609-5522

Pricing:

Maximum capacity: 85*Ceremony site fee only
November – April$1,000 – $3,500
May and October$1,750 – $2,500
June – September$2,200 – $3,000


Creekside Villa is a boutique-style hotel at the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Their outdoor ceremony spaces feature unbeatable mountain views.

They also have stylish and rustic spaces, boasting stone fireplaces, wood-heavy decor and large windows that let in a ton of natural light. 

Also, if Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate on your wedding day, they got you covered. They’ll basically move the entire wedding ceremony inside. 

It’s great that their staff will ensure your wedding decor is transferred perfectly inside. And you can still take photos outside or have the Rocky Mountains as your scenic backdrop — you won’t miss out on those stunning vistas.

Pro tip:

  • If you want epic wedding photos, ask the staff to assist you with your photoshoot on their ski slopes, complete with snowboards and skis!

Spend a luxurious wedding at The Rimrock Resort Hotel 

Spend a luxurious wedding at The Rimrock Resort Hotel's Homepage
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Website: https://www.rimrockresort.com/Weddings.html 

Address: 300 Mountain Avenue, P.O. Box 1110, Banff, Alberta, Canada T1L 1J2

Contact: 1-888-RIMROCK (746-7625)

Pricing:

Maximum capacity: 130*Ceremony site fee only
Outdoor Terrace$2,000.00 + 5% GST

Consider having your wedding at the Rimrock Resort Hotel, a luxurious mountaintop resort hotel in Banff National Park. With breathtaking views of the surrounding snow-covered peaks, forests and valleys, this is the perfect place to get married in the Canadian Rockies.

Rickrock Resort has several wedding venues, including the hotel’s main lodge, the outdoor terrace, and the private cabins. Among these options, the outdoor terrace is the location you’d want to feast your eyes on the striking scenery of Mt Rundle in the background.

Thankfully, Rimrock Resort doesn’t disappoint, from the valet service to your ceremony. It is a place worth looking for to pull off a luxurious yet affordable mountain wedding in Alberta.

Pro tip:

  • If you want epic wedding photos, ask the staff to assist you with your photoshoot on their ski slopes, complete with snowboards and skis!

Make precious memories at Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club

Make precious memories at Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club's Homepage
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Website: https://stewartcreekgolf.com/weddings 

Address: 4100 Stewart Creek Dr, Canmore, AB T1W 2V3

Contact: +1 877-993-4653

Pricing:

Maximum capacity: 80*Site fee only
Wedding ceremony$1000-$2000
Wedding reception$2000-$3000

Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club is like a hidden mountain wedding treasure in Canmore. Just picture being surrounded by trees, breathtaking views and fresh mountain air at your unforgettable wedding.

Aside from the fact that they have multiple great locations in Stewart Creek, they also have exceptional staff and food. They’ll see to it that everything goes well on your special day.

On top of that, their outdoor spaces are open for weddings all year-round. So you can experience the charming personality of a preppy golf course and the stunning Rocky Mountains in the background — creating the picture-perfect wedding celebration!

Pro tip:

  • It’s best to speak to your wedding coordinator one month before to discuss the availability and timing for the ceremony rehearsal at the venue.
  • If you’re up for it, you can start your ceremony later in the day, so you can casually transition to enjoy your cocktail with friends and then move into your reception under the night skies.
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