If you are planning a mountain wedding in beautiful Banff National Park there are a lot of inspiring Banff Wedding Venues that show off the Canadian Rockies and will make your destination wedding week-end a memorable one for you and your wedding guests. I've created this guide on Places to Get Married in Banff to inspire you.
Tunnel Mountain Reservoir
Tunnel Mountain Reservoir is a stunning location for outdoor ceremonies in Banff. It's located directly behind Buffalo Mountain Lodge and offers expansive mountain views that are sure to impress your guests. It's our favourite outdoor ceremony location in Banff.
You can book the meadow from the Town of Banff at a rate of $200/hour with a 2 hour minimum booking (please check with the Town of Banff for the most up to date and accurate booking fees)
Please note there are no washrooms onsite and you will need to book a backup location if you are worried about rain.
Buffalo Mountain Lodge
Buffalo Mountain Lodge is located across the street from Tunnel Mountain Reservoir. The Wapiti Longhouse in Buffalo Mountain Lodge is a stunning location for both a wedding ceremony and reception with it's windows with mountain views, fireplace and tall beamed ceiling.
With their clawfoot tubs and incredible location, fireplaces and outdoor hot tub Buffalo Mountain Lodge will really give your guests the feeling of being in amongst the mountains on a romantic getaway.
Buffalo Mountain Lodge can host weddings up to 90 people.
Wedding planning by Shannon Valente Weddings.
Louis Trono Gazebo
Located in downtown Banff you can book the Louis Trono Gazebo from The Town of Banff for your outdoor wedding ceremony. It is located in Central Park in Banff so expect starstruck fans to look on and take photos.
The Banff Gondola underwent a major renovation which now includes a stunning observation deck that you can book for your outdoor wedding ceremony. The views are incredible and are sure to wow your guests. The newly built Sky Bistro in the Banff Gondola terminal building boasts floor to ceiling windows and makes for a gorgeous reception space for up to 100 guests.
The Fairmont Banff Springs
The Fairmont Banff Springs known as the Castle of the Rockies offers a lot of options for weddings in Banff. Their outdoor terrace is a stunning place for an outdoor ceremony. Whether you are eloping, hosting an intimate wedding or planning a grand wedding The Banff Springs has a variety of spaces suited to accommodate your guestlist.
The terrace at The Banff Springs gives wedding guests gorgeous views of the mountains and the Bow River.
Mount Stephen Hall in the Banff Springs can be booked for both your ceremony and reception.
The Ivor Petrak room at The Banff Springs can host up to 60 guests for both your ceremony and reception.
The Cascade Ballroom in the Banff Springs can accommodate up to 340 guests depending on how you set up the space.
Mount Stephen Hall in the Banff Springs can host up to 150 guests depending on how you set up the space.
The Alhambra room in the Banff Springs can seat up to 320 guests.
The Angus Room at The Banff Springs is perfect for intimate weddings. It is quoted to seat up to 30 guests but I think is most comfortable with no more than 16-20 guests. You can hold both your ceremony and reception in the Angus Room.
Wedding Decor & Planning by Evelyn Clark Weddings. Flowers by Flower Artistry.
St. George-in-the-Pines began in 1889 and is the oldest public building that has been in continuous use in Banff. The handcrafted carved alter and stunning stain glass windows depicting mountain scenes really make this treasure a unique church. They have beautiful church bells that can be rung as you exit the church as Mr & Mrs.
St. Mary's Parish
St. Mary's Parish Banff was constructed in 1951. It was designed by Father Robert McGuinness, who was the resident architectural engineer of the Banff Springs before he became a priest.
Baker Creek Chalets
Located on the beautiful bow valley parkway about 40 minutes outside of Banff is the cozy Baker Creek Chalets. Baker Creek can host a wedding with up to 60 guests.
Located right on Banff Avenue is the handsome Park Distillery. Park is the only distillery making spirits in a national park. They make their own vodka, rye & gin on site that they use in their handcrafted drinks. The handsome Canadiana decor and camp fire inspired food make for an amazing wedding venue in downtown Banff. If great food & drinks is high on your priorities for a mountain venue then Park Distillery is worth looking into.
Storm Mountain Lodge
Storm Mountain Lodge located just 20 minutes outside of the Town of Banff offers a cozy romantic retreat with historic cabins year round. Perfect for elopements or intimate weddings with up to 36 guests.
Abegweit on the Bow is a historic home located along the river in Banff. It is owned by The Whyte Museum and is rented out through Air B&B for weddings. It has 4 bedrooms and the living room and adjoining sunroom can be used to host your ceremony indoors or get married on the lawn. You can also set up a tent on the lawn to dine outside with your guests. It should be noted that if you wish to use Abegweit for your wedding you will need to hire a caterer.
Mount Norquay is a local favourite for it's privacy, beautiful views and the ability to host larger amounts of guests in the mountains. You can get married on their beautiful Lone Pine Lawn at the base of the Cascade chair with great views, on the Cascade Lodge Patio or in the lodge if weather isn't favourable. I love that couples can take the chairlift up for beautiful photos.
Kika's Cafe can host up to 120 wedding guests and Lone Pine can accommodate up to 220 guests.
The Bison Restaurant in Banff revealed it's gorgeous makeover in December 2017. After years of hosting intimate weddings the renovation took into consideration improvements that make the space more enjoyable for weddings. They took down the wall by the bar making the space feel open, letting in more light and enabling guests to be able to see the bride and groom throughout the space. There are now sound proofing tiles that ensure toasts will be heard more clearly. The new bar allows for an open area for cocktails and a beautiful space to hang out with views of the mountains. The Bison can accommodate up to 82 wedding guests for a seated dinner reception and has room for more guests if you opt for a cocktail style reception. The new menu brings in more international influences while still holding true to their dedication to Canadian cuisine and product. The Bison also makes a great option for a rehearsal dinner or after wedding brunch. The Bison feels cozy and romantic at night with an amber glow from thoughtful lighting and candlelight.
My name is Kirstie and I have been photographing Banff weddings since 2004. If you are looking for a Banff Wedding Photographer please get in touch with me at [email protected] I love photographing elopements & weddings in Banff and would love to chat with you about your day.