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! If you are planning a 2021 wedding, make sure to check out our last minute wedding planning tips here. As things start to open up again, don't feel pressured to have a larger guest list just because you can! We will be the first one's to tell you that intimate weddings and elopements are incredibly meaningful and our absolute favourites to photograph. These small wedding venues are all in Calgary (& surrounding area) and offer a wide range of services depending on what you are looking for.
Micro Wedding Venues
For some of these beautiful elopement venues, we (Fly Free Photography) have special packages and exclusive discounts with so if you are looking for a Photographer &/or Videographer to document your beautiful elopement, we would love to chat cause #loveisnotcancelled! You can learn more about our wedding and elopement photography and videography pricing and packages here.
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 locations and wedding ceremony 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 for you and up to 10 guests! Here at Fly Free Photography, we really aim to make things as simple & relaxed for our couples!
2. Pine & Pond Wedding Venue
This Alberta wedding venue, even though is a bit far from Calgary (it's located near Ponoka), is 100% worth the drive! Pine & Pond just announced that they were now doing Elopement Packages, $1500 for full day access at their stunning venue! We had the privilege of shooting a beautiful Elopement there last Summer and would absolutely love to go back! They offer elopement packages on site, but we were able to snag some exclusive deals and partner with other wonderful Calgary wedding vendors to put together some AMAZING elopement and micro wedding packages which you can check out here! Our micro wedding package at Pine and Pond can host up to 25 guests.
If you are interested in collecting more information on this stunning venue, email Keith at email@example.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. CS Bed & Breakfast
We are so excited to include CS Bed & Breakfast in this list. It's a BRAND NEW wedding venue that is absolutely perfect for a couple who wants a little adventure in their wedding day. Their elopement package includes a one night stay in their stunning wedding cabin for the newlyweds to enjoy! You can check out our all inclusive elopement and micro wedding package at CS Bed & Breakfast here.
4. Venue 308
If you are looking for a cute indoor venue located in the heart of Calgary this beaut is for you! We haven't had the privilege of shooting a wedding here YET! But I will! 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 here.
Photos from: http://www.venue308.com/
5. 52 North
52 North is a Central Alberta wedding venue, with an industrial chic vibe that will literally take your breath away. With 7 acres of property and a 3500 square foot event space, the possibilities are ENDLESS (which is music to our ears). Their elopement packages start at just $2000+ and their wedding packages start at $10,995+ for the entire weekend. From rehearsal dinner to Sunday brunch! You can also score a discount for October - May wedding dates (and further discounts for their incredibly limited 2021 wedding dates).
6. Water Valley Church
This beautiful little church is located just an hour from Calgary in the lovely town of Water Valley! 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 only $600 ! Check them out at www.watervalleychurchevents.com - You won't be disappointed!
Photos from: www.watervalleychurchevents.com
If you are looking for a Rocky Mountain elopement venue, the Cornerstone is the perfect fit! Located in the heart of Canmore, the stunning backdrop speaks for itself! We love shooting weddings and elopements at this venue (and everywhere in the Rocky Mountains), there are so many amazing places in and around Canmore that make your intimate day so perfect! You can read more about we find incredible photo locations for our wedding couples here. Cornerstone wedding venue packages are starting at $1400+gst for 10 guests.
8. Rouge Restaurant in Inglewood
If you are looking for a wedding venue with both indoor and outdoor locations in Calgary, the Rouge Restaurant in Inglewood is a great option. For your wedding ceremony only, packages start at $1000 and includes chairs and use of their getting ready suite! The sky's the limit though, and you can add on from there! More and more restaurants are making absolutely incredible micro wedding venues and we are excited to see this one pop up in the Calgary wedding scene.
9. Kindred Orchards (An Edmonton Wedding 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 host your micro wedding or elopement at. We will be more than happy to make the trip with you!
Photos from: https://www.kindredorchards.ca/
This past year has been wild. At Fly Free Photography, we love to celebrate love and seeing things start to return to normal has been so exciting and wonderful. We love love and want a lot more of it! I hope this wedding venue roundup has been helpful as you start planning your 2021 and 2022 wedding. Please feel free to keep checking back, as I plan on adding new venues in Alberta has often as I can!! =)
Don't forget to check out our elopement packages here! They are not all wedding venue specific and you might just find the perfect package for you!
& Please, if you need help planning & documenting your beautiful elopement day reach out. We are Krystal & Mike, a Husband and Wife team (read about our own elopement here!) 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 get more information on our packages and pricing here.
For tips on last minute weddings planning, make sure to check out this post here! Remember, we really do try to make it as easy as possible for you to marry the one you love, so if you are looking for an easy, affordable option to tie the knot, check out our elopement packages here!
Sending all my to you,