There are so many things to think about when choosing the perfect venue for your special day. While the look and feel of the venue itself are important, you also want to know if the food will be up to scratch, what the staff is like, will they work well with your other vendors… the list goes on. Luckily, wedding venues in Banff are famous worldwide for their top-notch quality, excellent service, and exceptionally beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains.
But with so much choice when it comes to venues, it’s difficult . So, we’ve rounded up five of our favourite modern wedding venues in Banff to help you out!
Maximum Capacity: 99 people
Known for: View of the Tunnel Mountain
What’s included: Packages include accommodation, specialty wine from their award-winning wine lists, tables, chairs, flatware, and glassware.
Few locations compare to this stunning venue set against the incredible backdrop of Tunnel Mountain. Buffalo Mountain Lodge offers the opportunity for outdoor ceremonies or photographs in the Tunnel Reservoir right beside the venue. You and your guests will be awe-struck!
Choose between three different reception room options, including the larger two-storey Wapiti Lodge House, with high beamed ceilings and gorgeous natural light.
At the end of the day, you and your guests can stay in the homey comfort of the main lodge with the romantic elegance of stone fireplaces and claw-footed bathtubs.
Maximum Capacity: 220 people
Known for: Willow Stream Spa, incredible food, championship golf course
What’s included: Complete set up of your wedding banquet room (tables, regular banquet chairs, linen napkins, white china, and silver flatware), gift table, guest book table, cake table, option of a raised Head Table
Banff Wedding Florals by Forget-Me-Not Flowers
When you first catch a glimpse of Banff Springs, it’s easy to think you’ve stepped into a fairytale. Nestled amongst the trees and known as Canada’s “Castle in the Rockies”, nothing says luxury Rocky Mountain wedding better than Fairmont Banff Springs.
Looking for an outdoor ceremony in front of the incomparable views? Choose their dreamy mountain terrace for your ceremony. Want to dance the night away where Fred Astaire and Marilyn Monroe have graced the dancefloor? Take a look at the Cascade Ballroom!
Rooms and ceremony packages are available for weddings of all shapes and sizes. The guest rooms are world class and the spa to die for. Banff Springs is the definition of luxury when it comes to Banff wedding venues!
Maximum Capacity: 100 people
Known for: 360-degree mountain views, Sky Bistro
What’s included: Inquire further to learn about Banff Gondola’s wedding packages
Styling & Design by Moments by Madeleine | Florals by Flowers by Janie | Videography by Castano Media | Hair Styling by Lilies & Lace | Rentals from Modern Luxe | Bridal gown by Blush & Raven | Veil Designer by Daphne Newman Design | Menswear by Supreme Menswear | Jewellery by Joanna Bisley Designs | Desserts by Bake My Day | Stationery by Art & Alexander | Engagement Ring by Luxura Diamonds | Ring Boxes by The Mrs. Box | Gift Boxes by Box Smith Modern Gifts | Feature Cocktails by Wildlife Distillery | Wine by ENCORE Vineyards | Models Miranda & Luke
Since recent renovations at the Banff Gondola, the newly built Sky Bistro has been attracting attention as a unique and exceptionally beautiful Banff wedding venue. It’s even the number one spot for restaurants in Banff on Tripadvisor! Located at the summit of Sulphur Mountain, the floor to ceiling windows make you feel as if you’re sitting right in the mountains. Take advantage of the unparalleled views of six different mountain ranges and the dramatic sweep over Bow Valley.
The outdoor observation deck is breathtaking, and the perfect ceremony spot. You won’t find a more beautiful or unique location to say “I do”!
Maximum Capacity: 90 (private buyout capacity is 174 guests seated)
Known for: Rustic, campfire feel, food to die for, and signature cocktails
What’s included: Selection of group menus, option to hire private areas or private buyout of entire venue
If you’re looking for a rustic mountain feel and campfire charm, Park Distillery Bar + Restaurant in Banff National Park offers scenic mountain views, unbelievable food, and impeccable service.
The venue covers two different floors., so couples have a choice of rooms and seating arrangement depending on the size of your guest list. For bigger parties, there is also the option for a private buyout of the entire venue. Check out the Guides Room + Library option. There, you’ll have your own private heated balcony, a beautiful fireplace, and stunning mountain views.
For the “foodie” couples out there, Park Distillery is the ideal choice. Their menus comprise wood-fired and spit-roasted campfire classics with delicious sauces, sides, and desserts.
Maximum Capacity: 82 (seated)
Known for: carefully selected “farm to table” menus, bright and airy modern space, beautiful outdoor terrace
What’s included: cocktail reception, chef-attended food stations, option for smaller groups
Located in the heart of Banff, The Bison restaurant is the perfect spot for an intimate Rocky Mountain wedding or elopement celebration. The venue combines modern mountain elegance with hearty cuisine. The Bison operates under a “farm to table” philosophy. Their menus comprise seasonal, locally sourced ingredients served in front of gorgeous mountain vistas.
Couples and their guests can celebrate with a pre-dinner cocktail reception around their oval bar. Then, sit down in the modern, open concept dining room to enjoy a meal together. Move your party to the rooftop terrace to enjoy after-dinner drinks and mountain views under the stars before dancing the night away with a live band or DJ.
Whichever Banff wedding venue you choose to celebrate your blow-out wedding or intimate elopement, you’ll be experiencing the best that Rocky Mountain weddings have to offer!
All photos by Banff photographer Rocky Mountain Photo Co.