7 Calgary Small Wedding Venues

Micro Wedding Venues

2021 seems to be the year for small intimate weddings, which is why I have created a list of some of my favorite venues that are still holding elopements! These venues are all in or around the Calgary & surrounding area and offer a wide range of services depending on what you are looking for. Some of these beautiful elopement venues, we (Fly Free Photography) have special packages and discounted offers with so if you are looking for a Photographer &/or Videographer to document your beautiful elopement, we would love to chat cause #loveisnotcancelled!

1. Hill Rise Ranch

This stunning venue is an hour north of Calgary out by a little town called Bowden. This venue offers 3 different "backgrounds" The Meadow, The Forest & The Barnyard. They are also offering "pre designed" set ups for couples to take the stress and leg work out of your elopement day! Better yet, we offer a complete elopement package with them that covers your flowers, cake, photo & video! We aim to make things as simple & relaxed for our couples! To see more images from this beautiful wedding please click here. Feel free to reach out either to myself or to Clay at Hill Rise Ranch / hillriseranch@gmail.com for more information!

2. Pine & Pond Wedding Venue

This Alberta venue, even though is a bit far from Calgary (Ponoka Area) is 100% worth the drive! Pine & Pond just announced that they were now doing Elopement Packages, $1500 for 5 hours at their stunning venue! We had the privilege of shooting a beautiful Elopement there last Summer and would absolutely love to go back!!! For more info on their elopement packages and to inquire about dates please contact: Keith at info@pineandpond.com or visit there website. In the meantime, here are some beautiful images for you to take a look at, as well as a full blog post with more stunning images!

3. Venue 308

If you are looking for a cute indoor venue, located in the heart of Calgary this beaut is for you! I have never had the privilege of shooting a wedding here YET! But I will! hehe I've only ever been to this venue for the Calgary Rising Tide meet ups and friends, let me tell you. I fell in LOVE! They have everything you could ever ask for in a venue & yup! Lucky you, we have a special package with them as well!! Feel free to check them out - Venue 308

Photos from: http://www.venue308.com/

4. Cornerstone

If you are looking for a mountain elopement venue the Cornerstone is the perfect fit! Located in the heart of Canmore, the background speaks for itself! We love shooting weddings and elopements at this venue, there are so many amazing places in and around canmore that make your intimate day so perfect! There packages are starting at $1295+gst.

5. Primrose

This beautiful little venue is new to the elopement world but friends, it is seriously the cutest little venue anyone could ask for! Located just minutes south of Okotoks it will knock your socks off! They have this beautiful ceremony & reception fireplace area or an open garden area that will be ready late June & a stunning Bridal suite that you can add onto your package as well! =D Best part! We have packages with them as well!! For more info on what they offer please contact Karina at primroselifestyle@gmail.com or call 403.464.4110

6. Kindred Orchards - Edmonton Venue

This beautiful venue is located just west of Edmonton and has a special place in my heart. The owners are dear friends of mine and they put their heart and soul into making their property breathtaking! Not only do we have a special package with Kindred Orchards but the amazing lady who runs it is also a Florist!! So, it's a win win if you are up in Edmonton and looking for a beautiful venue to still Elope at!!

Photos from: https://www.kindredorchards.ca/

7. Water Valley Church

This beautiful little church is located just an hour from Calgary in the lovely town of Water Valley! haha They are offering special packages to those still looking to elope on their date in 2020! If you are looking for a timeless, indoor venue with beautiful photos they are 100% worth the drive!! They have 2 hours packages starting at $600 ! Check them out at www.watervalleychurchevents.com You won't be disappointed!

Photos from: www.watervalleychurchevents.com

I hope this list has helped you a bit in trying to organize and plan through this craziness!! I have wanting for more info on two other venues and then will be posting those as well!! Please feel free to keep checking back, as I plan on adding new venues in Alberta has often as I can!! =)

& Please, if you need help planning & documenting your beautiful elopement day reach out. We are Krystal & Mike, a soon to be Husband and Wife team that offers our couples both photo and video as well as planning and and logistics! We have some awesome all inclusive elopement packages to help couples navigate through all of this craziness and would love to chat with you! Please feel free to contact us here, or check out our work at - www.flyfreephotos.com

For Tips on planning your wedding around Covid-19 please check out our other blog post!

Sending all my to you,

xo Krystal

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