If you grew up in Calgary like me you probably think of Heritage Park as mostly somewhere you went as a kid for a day of Old West fun.
It is just as fun you remember still, but there is actually a whole other side to the Living History Museum. Heritage Park is also a wedding venue extraordinaire!It is one of Calgary's largest and most diverse wedding venues. There are so many options here with 10 different year round venues on the site which range from space for 20 to 1500 guests.
There are so many beautiful spots to hold your wedding reception and ceremony from the sunny field overlooking the reservoir to the Wainwright Hotel, Canmore Opera House and Gunn's Dairy Barn.
There are so many different styles of venues and size options to choose from and in addition to that you get to use the park for photography!
I love this feature because there are so many great spots around the park! It also makes things so easy because you can have your ceremony, wedding photos and reception all in the same area and not have to compromise on any of them!
The photo locations are extremely varied as well because there are, of course, a variety of old western style wood and brick buildings, but the park also have a beautiful view of the reservoir and backs onto South Glenmore Park so there are some beautiful natural landscapes as well. There are even so amazing special features you can add on to make your wedding day extra memorable like cocktail hour on the paddle wheel boat the S.S. Moyie, use of a steam train or the old fashioned midway!
Here are some basic details and links to help you get started planning your wedding at Heritage Park!
Venues with max seated capacity:
Calgary Town Hall - 20
Railway Orientation Centre - 72
Millarville Rancher's Hall - 40
Canmore Opera House - 64
Gunn's Dairy Barn - 120
Wainwright Hotel - 184
Gasoline Alley - 400
Founder's Lounge in Gasoline Alley - 48
Selkirk Grille Gallery Room - 64
Chautauqua Tent - 350
Celebration Tent - 1000
Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women - 24
Max guests: Anywhere from 20 - 1000(!)
Meals: A wide array of meals from breakfast to dinner more info here
Special features: Everything from horse drawn carriages to ferris wheels check out a list here
Check out some of my favourite photos from a few of Heritage Park's Beautiful venues and photo locations!