Cow-Town and weddings? You bet! All the local girls know that this town has a lot more to offer for a wedding in Calgary, and isn’t only about our famous annual stampede, right? Here are some hot tips on where to say “I Do!” – perfect venues for your Calgary wedding!

The Lake House is Perfect for a Rustic-Themed Wedding in Calgary

This elegantly rustic property has been renovated recently and boasts gorgeous views of Lake Bonavista all year round. Picture eye-catching and unique elk antler chandeliers, a 21-foot-long bar that’s almost 200 years old, a fireplace to keep the chill out of the air if the temperature drops, and a spacious outdoor patio. This place oozes character from every corner. They specialize in serving a unique locally-inspired “Rocky Mountain Cuisine”, prepared by an award-winning team of chefs. They can accommodate guest lists of up to 250 people.

The Sheraton Suites Calgary is the Place for a Traditional Wedding Setting

This is the place to go if you want a classically elegant venue for everything from your ceremony to the reception. They are conveniently located in downtown Calgary and can accommodate a guest list of up to 350 people.

Say “I Do! at the Zoo for a Memorable Wedding in Calgary

Ok, so the animal theme called upon by the ‘ol “Cow-Town” moniker continues. But believe it or not, the Calgary Zoo can actually be a great place to get married in Calgary if you adore animals and want to support the zoo with your wedding budget.

First, during the summer months, their botanical gardens are absolutely stunning and make a beautiful backdrop for everything from the ceremony to your wedding photo shoot. And if you’re getting married in the winter, that’s no problem – you can host your ceremony in their indoor botanical gardens! Additionally, the zoo (of all places, we know!) can have their professional chefs cook up some renowned cuisine for your dining pleasure at the reception.

It’s All in the Details… Finishing Touches for Your Wedding in Calgary

Once you’ve decided on a location for your wedding, you’ve got to look into the details such as the decor. Will the venue come pre-decorated? Will you need to add more decorations of your own to give it a bit more pizazz?

And then there’s the issue of what to give your guests as favors. These days there are lots of socially acceptable options for favors whether you want to go with something purely practical such as a photo frame to remember your day by, or something that’s pure fun such as edible treats!

Additionally, it’s customary to gift the members of your wedding party with something special. Depending on your budget you can either go all out with something like silver jewelry for the bridesmaids, or something more modest such as the classic etched wine glass.

It can take a lot of time to put all the details together. Why not save the time of driving all over the city in search of these things and shop online instead? It’s convenient and easy – In Casa Gifts wedding shop ships daily to Calgary and carries a larger selection of favors, gifts, wedding supplies and decorations than any local store. It’s totally Canadian with thousands of items shipping from Alberta, Canada!