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Tips of Banff Weddings

Brides and grooms have many choices when it comes to planning weddings...

Options of Banff Weddings

Public Outdoors

If you want to find a public outdoor location for your ceremony, the following locations that I can think of are for your reference:

  • Hoodoo ViewPoint
  • Norquay Grassy Meadow
  • Surprised Corner
  • Cascade Garden (up to 20 people, Summer only)
  • Gazebo at Central Park (holds 80 persons)
  • Top of Mt. Sulphur by Banff Gondola
  • Top of Lake Louise Gondola (Summer)
  • Two Jack Lake
  • Shore of Lake Louise
  • Top of the rock pile at Moraine Lake - After your ceremony, you can have meal and stay in Moraine Lake Lodge - one of our favorite lodges.
  • Tunnel Mountain Meadow - a top of Tunnel Mountain Reservoir. It is very populare place for wedding, you need book this place in advance from Town of Banff. More …
  • Sunshine Meadows, at Sunshine Village ski area (summer only)

Indoor & Outdoor Venues

Many Banff hotels offer wedding packages and make it possible to have your accommodations, ceremony and reception in the same location.

If you are going to have an elaborate wedding ceremony, the followings my favorite Banff wedding venues are for your reference. There are many more not listed here.

  • Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel - one of the most popular venues for wedding celebrations, such a huge selection of function rooms, hallways, staircases, terraces you won`t run out of spots for your wedding photos!
  • Buffalo Mountain Lodge - Rustic, Fairy Tale, Mountain, indoor or outdoor up to 100, outdoor is at Tunnel Mountain Meadow.
  • Rimrock Resort - clings to the edge of Sulphur Mountain, and the lobby offers some excellent views for photos; some of the function rooms are also reported to have great mountain views.
  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel - where "happily-ever-after" begins. Enveloped by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the natural beauty of this popular wedding destination permeates every nook of the historic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise resort.
  • Mt Norquay ski area - the desk of the resort (and adjoining indoor facilities) is available throughout the year for a private location up on the ski hill.
  • Banff Park Lodge - offers views of the Bow River in Banff townsit.
  • The Juniper Hotel & Bistro - offers unique indoor venue options with beautiful views as well as the patio mentioned above.
  • The Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre - offers indoor and outdoor facilities, onsite catering, and offers excellent mountain views.
  • Silvertip Resort - offers breathtaking scenery. We attended the wedding ceremony of my best friend here.  We enjoyed the scenery and food here.
  • Emerald Lake Lodge - Cilantros at Emerald lake provides a perfect indoor setting for an intimate ceremony, exchange vows inside and then head out to the beautiful Emerald Lake for your pictures!  Note: Emerald Lake locates in Yoho National Park, 25 miles west of Lake Louise.

My best friend had wedding ceremony in Silvertip Resort. The ceremony was outdoor with fantasy view. We went there twice for wedding rehearsal and wedding ceremony. The food and service were very impressed.

The wedding also complemented by Harp Angel - Harpist Deborah Nyack.

Adventure Weddings

  • Heli-Weddings - WOW! Take the ride of your lifetime, up in a helicopter to a top of the world destination for your wedding ceremony – perfect for those who want some adventure incorporated into their day!
  • Canoe Wedding - you can rent Canoe at Lake Louise or Moraine Lake for your wedding ceremony.
  • Ski Wedding - Sunshine Skiing Resort, Lake Louise Resort, Norquay Ski Resort, Nakiska Ski Resort (in Kananaski country just outside of Banff National Park).
  • Horse Riding or Horse Back Wedding.
  • Lake Cruise Wedding - At Lake Minnewanka, your wedding or reception can take place on the mountain-rimmed lake in a tour boat.

Religious Wedding Churches

There are number of Christian churches in the town of Banff:

Banff Park Church
455 Cougar Street, Banff, AB, Canada
403-762-3225
bpchurch@telusplanet.net

Rundle Memorial United Church
104 Banff Avenue, Banff, AB, Canada
403-762-2075
office@rundleunited.ca

Full Gospel Church
407 Cougar St, Banff, AB Canada
403-762-2740

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
459 Cougar St, Banff, AB, Canada
403-762-3113

St. Mary's (Roman Catholic)
403-678-5022
General
:rockiesparish@shw.ca
Wedding: sacraments@shaw.ca

St Paul 's Presbyterian
403-762-3279
stpaulsbanff@telus.net
Contact: Rev. Clay Kuhn for Wedding


Who will be your marriage commissioner?

Rick Kunelius
403-762-3852
rick@kunelius.com

Carl J. Shields
403-762-2430
info@weddingsbanff.com

John Stutz
403-762-4076
mountainmarriages@shaw.ca

Patricia Compton
Ofice: 403-678-5907 Home: 403-678-5608
imarrybanff@gmail.com

Marion Kutzer
317 Lady MacDonald Cres.
Canmore, AB, Canada
403-678-2075

Karyn Faryna & Robin White
Karyn Faryna:
1-403-762-8098

Robin White: 1-403-760-4867
info@banfflakelouiseweddings.com

Nomi Whalen
403-270-9480
nomi@weddingsbynomi.com


Who's the best Banff weddings photographer that meets your budget?


Photographers

Award winning Bonner Photography
John Bonner
403-762-8030
info@bonnerphotography.com

Peak Photography
Malcolm Carmicheal
403.762.3516 / 800-531-9996
info@peakphotography.ca

Colin Ferguson Photography
Mountain Light Studio

Suite 202, 707 Main Street
Canmore, AB, Canada
403-678-0432
info@mountainlightstudio.com

Eric Daigle Photography
Eric Daigle
403-609-3725
edaigle@icloud.com

Orange Girl Photography
Kirstie Tweed
403-762-5389
hello@orangegirl.com

Karin Shoots Things Photography
403-827-9848
karin@karinshootsthings.com

Funky Town Photography
Christina Craft
Contact from website


Videographers

Mountain Wedding Videos
Michael Klekamp
403-760-7998
michael@cameraoperator.ca

Parfait Wedding Films
Ixchel Fernandez & Justin Aradi
403-973-8437

info@parfaitproductions.com


What about hair and makeup, flowers?

The Hair Company
Open 7 days a week

M - F: 9 - 7 | Sat: 9 - 4 | Sun: 10 - 4
306 Marten Street, Banff, Alberta
403-762-3087
thehaircobanff@outlook.com

Canmore Makeup Artist
403-431-5522
canmoremakeupartist@gmail.com

Alpine Flower Gallery, Banff downtown
Toll Free: 1-888-762-9599
Local Tel: (403) 762-8600
alpine.flower@telus.net

Forget-Me-Not Flowers
220 Bear Street Mall, Banff, AB Canada 403-762-4111
banffflowers@gmail.com

Willowhaven, in Canmore
104 - 602 Bow Valley Trail
Canmore, AB, Canada

403.678.6775
shop@willowflowercompany.ca


How is the dress or taxedo getting there?

For groom’s tuxedo, you can buy or rent from Boulder in Banff. Visit their website: http://www.bouldermenswear.com/tuxedo-rentals/


Any ultra-special requests?

Looking for perfect music compliment to your wedding?

Harp Angel - Harpist
Deborah Nyack

403-678-6509

info@harpangle.com

John Goulart Classical Guitarist
John Goulart
johngoulart@shaw.ca

Mosaic Music
Laura Schlessinger
403-678-5172
laura@musicmosaic.ca

Lemondrop
Heather Blush
heatherblushmusic@gmail.com

Class Act DJ
Patrick Smiley
1-800-661-6044
mydj@classactdj.com

NRG Music Productions
Ken Nielsen
403-760-1930
info@nrgmusicproductions.com

Ensemble Cascade
ensemble.cascade@gmail.com

Wedding Cake

Cake Creations
4-1302 Bow Valley Trail

Canmore, AB, Canada
 403-678-5905
crystal@cakecreations.ca

Looking for luxury wedding car or limo rentals?

Highland Executive Chaffeur
Gerrard Connelly
403.688.8279


Hire a wedding planner?

Do you want a personal wedding planner to arrange everything for you and make your life easier, so you can enjoy your special day? The followings are listed Banff wedding planners for your reference.

Elope In Banff
- specializes small wedding

Sharon Carmichael
403-762-3516 / 1-800-531-9996

Rocky Mountain Weddings
- for group of any size
403-760-2933
info@
rockymountainweddings.ca

Lynn Fletcher Weddings
Lynn Fletcher
403.870.8805
hello@lynnfletcherweddings.com/

Canadian Rocky Wedding Service
Maho H-Foster
403.678.2110
info@canadianrockyweddingservice.com



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