Calgary's new East Village is a beautiful spot. It is a vibrant, colourful and exciting area that has become a fantastic place for wedding, ceremonies, receptions and wedding photography in Calgary!
The perfect emblem for this resurgent district is the Simmons Building! Once a mattress factory built in 1912 it is now a gathering spot filled with delicious food and drinks from Phil & Sebastian Coffee, Sidewalk Citizen Bakery and Charbar Restaurant.
This mix of old and new, history and revitalization, modern and classic is what makes the Simmons Building and specifically Charbar such an amazing wedding venue for Calgary couples looking for the right place to get married in 2018!
The exterior is historic brick with the famous painted signage and the interior has become a modern and beautiful open space of glass, wood and exposed beams. It's also close to the newly remade St. Patrick's Island Park and The George C. King Bridge which are amazing for photos (because that's obviously the most important part of the day! Right?!)
To top it all off their are amazing views of downtown for late night photos, the food is incredible and the Bow River Pathway system goes right by so all your guests could ride their bikes to your wedding if they wanted!
Here are a few details you might be interested in if you're thinking about Charbar for your wedding venue!
About the author/photographer
Brendan Nogue is a Calgary Wedding Photographer who specializes in beautifully capturing the moments that tell the stories of Calgary's most fun and creative couples.