Wedding Planning 101

Charming Venues for an Intimate Wedding

When it comes to weddings, small and intimate celebrations provide a unique opportunity to create cherished memories with your closest loved ones. If you’re dreaming of a cozy wedding with a limited guest list, we have curated a list of venues in and around Calgary that exude charm, beauty, and intimacy. From the rustic elegance of Hill Rise Ranch and the whimsical allure of Reader’s Rock Garden to the tranquil retreat of Elk Island Retreat, the refined sophistication of Stewart Creek Golf and Country Club, and the idyllic charm of Creekside Villa, these enchanting locations offer the perfect settings for your intimate wedding.

Hill Rise Ranch

Nestled amidst rolling hills and vibrant meadows, Hill Rise Ranch offers a rustic and charming setting for intimate weddings. Located in the countryside of Central Alberta, this venue can accommodate up to twenty guests. Whether you choose to exchange vows under a majestic oak tree for your dream woodland wedding, or in front of the barn for a rustic aesthetic, Hill Rise Ranch offers a warm and inviting ambiance that will make your small wedding truly unforgettable.

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Reader’s Rock Garden

For couples seeking an intimate celebration with a touch of whimsy, Reader’s Rock Garden presents a delightful option. This quaint cafe, located in Calgary’s serene garden setting, provides an intimate space for exchanging vows and celebrating love. With its cozy ambiance, fragrant blooms, and charming decor, Reader’s Rock Garden creates a romantic atmosphere perfect for couples looking to host 25 to 50 guests. After the ceremony, indulge in a delectable menu crafted with love, as you and your guests revel in the intimate charm of this hidden gem.

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Elk Island Retreat

For nature lovers seeking an intimate wedding surrounded by tranquility, Elk Island Retreat is an idyllic choice. Located within the stunning Elk Island National Park, this venue offers a serene and secluded setting that can accommodate 2 to 80 guests. Exchange vows amidst towering trees and serene lakes, and celebrate your union in the midst of breathtaking natural beauty. Elk Island Retreat provides a peaceful and intimate ambiance that allows you to create unforgettable memories in harmony with nature.

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Stewart Creek Golf and Country Club

For couples seeking refined elegance and sophistication, Stewart Creek Golf and Country Club provides an ideal backdrop for intimate weddings. Set against the backdrop of the majestic Canadian Rockies, this Canmore venue offers picturesque views and a beautifully manicured golf course. Host an intimate ceremony of 25 to 80 guests on the outdoor terrace or exchange vows in the elegant clubhouse. With its upscale amenities and impeccable service, Stewart Creek Golf and Country Club offers a luxurious setting for your special day.

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Creekside Villa

Located in Canmore, Creekside Villa offers a romantic and intimate atmosphere for weddings that have 20 to 85 guests. This charming venue boasts beautiful gardens, tranquil creeks, and elegant event spaces. Exchange vows in a lush outdoor setting, followed by an intimate reception in a cozy villa. With its idyllic surroundings and personalized service, Creekside Villa ensures that your intimate wedding is a truly unforgettable experience.

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