Wedding Planning 101

Budget-Friendly Venue Options for Your Dream Wedding

Budget-friendly venue options make planning the wedding of your dreams a financial breeze. Your choice of venue is a pivotal decision that can significantly impact your budget. In this blog post, we’ll delve into a variety of unique and affordable wedding locations that promise to make your special day truly unforgettable without breaking the bank.

Beach Weddings
For couples dreaming of a romantic seaside ceremony, a beach wedding can be both magical and cost-effective. Many beaches allow weddings with a minimal permit fee, and the natural beauty of the ocean and sandy shores creates a picturesque setting. Keep in mind the weather and permitting requirements when planning a beach wedding, and be sure to have a backup plan in case of inclement weather. Check out these beach weddings for inspo:

Beachfront Wedding in Kelowna

A Modern and Earthy Beach Elopement

Oceanside Elopement in Tofino

Backyard Bliss
Transform your own or a friend’s backyard into a personalized wedding wonderland. Backyard weddings offer a cozy and intimate atmosphere without the hefty price tag. Decorate with string lights, flowers, and unique touches that reflect your personalities. Not only does this option save money, but it also adds a personal touch to your celebration. Check out these blogs for some backyard wedding inspo:

Ethereal Backyard Wedding

Cowboy Backyard Wedding

Intimate Backyard Elopement

Budget-Friendly Barns
Rustic barn weddings continue to be a popular choice, and many venues offer affordable packages. The warm and charming atmosphere of a barn can create a unique and memorable experience. Check local farms or event spaces that include barns in their offerings for a budget-friendly rustic celebration. Here are some of our favourite barn venues in Alberta that are under $5,500 during peak season:

Pine and Pond: There is no shortage of stunning views at this dreamy venue located in Ponoka. This multi-acre property gives you and your guests exclusive access to a reception tent, ceremony location, indoor / outdoor bar, two getting ready spaces, and more!

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Countryside Barn: Located just outside of Lethbridge, this vintage venue features a 100-year-old barn with facilities that offer an unforgettable setting for weddings up to 220 guests.

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The Woven Willow: This family-owned rustic wedding venue lies in Mulhurst Bay, just 15 minutes away from Pigeon Lake. On top of the rustic setting, this acreage offers couples a secluded, peaceful atmosphere, perfect for intimate weddings

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Tin Roof Event Center: This contemporary venue in Lacombe County features stunning views of the rural landscape and a variety of spaces from the banquet hall, to the farm, to the winery. This venue is perfect for weddings up to 210 guests.

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The Ranch House: Located in Okotoks, this venue features picturesque views of the Rockies, where you can hold a beautiful outdoor ceremony with the lush landscape and groomed polo fields as your backdrop. This venue also offers an elegant wedding reception for up to 250 seated guests.

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Public Parks and Gardens
Embrace the beauty of nature by considering public parks and gardens for your wedding venue. Many municipalities offer stunning outdoor spaces that can be reserved for a nominal fee. Imagine saying your vows surrounded by lush greenery, blooming flowers, and the soothing sounds of nature. Check with your local parks department for availability and any necessary permits. Check out these blogs for garden wedding inspo:

Embracing the Unpredictable

Garden Party Romance