Canmore Venue Spotlight: Weddings at Creekside Villa

Creekside Villa

When it comes to deciding how you want to celebrate your wedding, the venue is the pin that holds it all together. So choosing a venue that suits your style, and has staff that truly care about your experience, means you’re guaranteed to create a special day together. To find a venue that embodies these qualities, check out weddings at Creekside Villa

This boutique-style hotel in Canmore has twelve beautifully appointed guest rooms. The majestic mountain views serve as the perfect backdrop to this romantic lodge-style venue. They specialize in intimate and personalized events and provide wedding packages that are 100% customizable and all-inclusive. 

 

Their story

The owners, Marcus and Carolyn Abrahamsson, met ten years ago in Bequia, a small island in the Caribbean. Marcus grew up there with his Swedish parents and learned to cook from his mother, who is also a chef. Carolyn regularly vacationed with her family in Bequia, and it was there that they met and decided to embark on a lifelong adventure together. They shared a love for cooking and hospitality and decided to start their own little family in Canmore. They now have two children, a dog and run Creekside Villa and Devil’s Table restaurant together. 

 

A chat with Creekside’s events manager

Manon is the Hotel and Events Manager and has been managing weddings at Creekside Villa since September 2016. Having planned and coordinated over 80 weddings and events, she’s excited to reach the 100 mark in 2020! Manon has worked in the hospitality industry since the age of 16. She is super passionate about working with couples to create their dream wedding. We spoke with Manon to discover more about what this spectacular venue has to offer. 

 

What wedding services/packages do you offer at Creekside Villa?

Our wedding package includes: 

  • Wedding planning and day-of coordination 
  • Completely private venue on the day of the wedding
  • Option to book a rehearsal dinner, 
  • All setup and tear down is taken care of by our staff
  • In-house catering with different menus to choose from 
  • A large bar selection
  • Outdoor ceremony with mountain backdrop (indoor option available as well) 
  • Custom table and decor designs including tables, chairs, linen, napkins, runners, charger plates, cutlery, plates, and glassware
  • We also offer elopement wedding packages
 

Are there any differences between summer and winter wedding options at the venue?

All our rates are based on the number of guests and the season. During the high season (May – October), we require all 12 hotel rooms to be booked for two nights. This makes for the perfect mountain getaway with all your closest friends and family staying at the Villa with you. During the slower season (November – April), this is not a requirement. 

Elopements (20 people or less) are only available midweek during the high season and seven days per week during the slower season.

Creekside Villa wedding photos

Photo by Rocky Mountain Photo Co. | Rentals by Orange Trunk | Bridal Hair & Make Up by Avenue Beauty | Floral Design by Creative Edge Flowers | Wedding Cake by KAKE by Darci | Bridal Boutique Novia Mia | Groom’s Suit by Ed Williams Menswear | Rings by Alberta Diamond Exchange | Jewelry by Mountainstone Jewelry

Which typical Banff + Canmore activities are available close to the hotel?

We are located at the trailhead for multiple hiking trails in the Cougar Creek area of Canmore (the trails start literally across the street!). Silvertip Golf Course is a 5-minute drive away and downtown Canmore a 10-minute drive.

 

How would you describe your philosophy when it comes to working with couples?

There is not much we say “no” to! Our mission is to help design and create the most unique and personalized event, not only for our couples but also for the guests who attend. 

 

How would you describe the aesthetic of your venue?

Mountain modern rustic and a home away from home.

What are the most frequently asked questions you hear from couples?

How do we secure dates?: 

We require a $2,500 deposit that is non-refundable.

What happens if it is raining for my outdoor ceremony?: 

We can move the ceremony inside at an additional charge of $300. This decision can be made the morning of the event before 10am. Our staff does need 2-3 hours to flip the room if you decide to get married inside.

What is the maximum capacity?: 

80 people is the absolute max for the venue space, and we cannot make any exceptions to this.

Do you have a minimum spend?: 

Yes, we have a minimum spend on food and alcohol of $150 per person. This minimum spend applies only to the day of the wedding. All food purchased on the day prior does not apply.

wedding photos in canmore

Rocky Mountain Photo Co.

Can we bring our own alcohol?: 

We allow wine to be brought in for the wedding for a corkage fee of $20 per bottle. Any wine the couples bring must be placed on tables and cannot be served by the glass from the bar. Guests may also bring their own alcohol to consume in the hotel rooms. All public areas are licensed, and therefore personal alcohol cannot be consumed in these areas.

What bar options are available?: 

We can do any style of bar (cash, host, toonie, drink tickets). We keep track of all alcohol consumed on our POS system, and any guest contributions will be deducted from the final invoice.

What time is last call?: 

Last call is 1:30am, and all guests must have cleared the venue by 2am.

What is the most important advice you would give to couples when it comes to their wedding celebration? 

Enjoy it! We will take care of all the little details for you, so all you have to do is say “I do,” eat, drink and have fun.

 

Do you offer couples a tour of the venue before they start the booking process?

Absolutely! We do take walk-ins, but we recommend booking a date and time because we are very busy.

 

What positive feedback do you hear most frequently from couples after their wedding?

The smooth process, friendly staff, excellent customer service, and fantastic food.

 

Is there anything else couples should know about booking their wedding at Creekside Villa?

We will make sure your day is 100% the way you have always imagined it. Your guests will want for nothing, and you will not have to worry about a single thing except enjoying the day!

 

What their guests say about weddings at Creekside Villa

The proof is in the reviews! Creekside Villa has received lots of kind words from couples who have chosen the venue to celebrate their special day:

“We got married [at Creekside] in August. We wanted to get married in the mountains but wanted an intimate wedding. After we came across Creekside Villa, and it was everything we were looking for and more! Creekside helped take care of everything we needed for the day of our wedding (food, booze, rentals, day-of coordinator, planning, etc.). The food was absolutely amazing, the space is beautiful and gives you that mountain lodge feeling, plus having all our family and wedding party able to stay with us was perfect! Our friends and family cannot stop talking about how amazing everything was! Rain or shine Creekside made our day perfect, and Manon and the staff were wonderful to work with. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone!”

-Alex & Chris

creekside villa

Rocky Mountain Photo Co.

If you’re looking for a venue with a beautiful outdoor ceremony space, perfectly organized reception, spectacular photo opportunities, accommodation for your guests, and friendly, welcoming staff, you can’t do better than weddings at Creekside Villa.

 

Find out more about Creekside Villa

Contact us to find out more about weddings at Creekside Villa here.

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