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Weddings at The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

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If you are planning out a wedding and reception, choosing the right venue is half the battle. Calgary is home to plenty of scenic nature and historical landmarks that you can appreciate.

At Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant, you, your wedding party, and all of your guests will get to appreciate that and so much more.

Here is why booking your wedding and reception at the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is a sound decision.

Weddings at The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

When you spend time at Bow Valley Ranch, you are getting nothing but fresh air and pristine scenery. The surrounding land is protected by the park system, and the property is part of the historic landmark registry.

The restaurant features sophisticated architecture, well-manicured landscaping, and exquisite decorations. It is recognized as one of the best 100 restaurants in the entire country, and for good reason.

Why The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is the Perfect Wedding Venue

Your Calgary wedding photographer will have plenty to work with when you're trying to create some lasting memories. This restaurant is set in the backdrop of the Bow River and has stood the test of time since 1896.

It has long stood as a house with legendary celebrations and is filled with the most upscale amenities. The venue accommodates people who want either indoor or outdoor weddings. For good reason the BVR is one of the best wedding venues in Alberta.

This also bodes well for people who want a mixture of architecture and scenic landscaping, so make sure to buffer in enough time for your wedding photographs. Upon visiting the BVR you'll see why it is one of the best wedding venues in Alberta.

Food at The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

Of course, the restaurant really shines when it comes to the food offerings. They feature an extensive food menu for brunch, lunch, dinner, and desserts. They specialize in fantastic wine selections and feature express lunch and an afternoon tea time.

You can even plan a picnic, complete with baskets and many different food, snack, and wine offerings. The food is delicious and has offerings for people looking for a little bit of everything. The caterers will go all out to bring joy to your event while tantalizing your tastebuds.

Brunch and dinner a la Maison are available for people that want to dine in their rooms. Becoming a member of the Fine Dining Club can get you discounts and updates about restaurant events.

For your wedding, you can take advantage of either plated or buffet options depending on your needs.

Indoor Dining at The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is a great option whether you're planning on taking advantage of indoor dining options.

This restaurant is a historical landmark with fine, rustic architecture from the 1800s. Guests will enjoy elegance and ambiance when they book indoor dining at this restaurant, which was awarded recognition as one of the Top 100 Restaurants in Canada.

The menu changes based on the season you're booking your wedding. You can enjoy dinner menu offerings like beetroot salad, Elk Tartare, and Yellowfin Tuna Crudo. Other offerings include lemon roasted chicken or seared scallops.

Several rooms within the restaurant will be perfect for a wedding reception:

The Grand Salon

This is the largest ballroom on the main level of the property. It fits 150 people for a cocktail hour, and 120 people for a ballroom reception.

Senator Patrick Burns

Senator Patrick Burns is perfect for smaller weddings. Located on the main level, this hall fits 35 people for cocktails and 30 guests for a full reception.

William Roper Hull

William Roper Hull is another room that's fitting for small weddings. It fits 35 people for cocktail hour and 32 people for a reception. Both the Senator Patrick Burns and William Roper Hull rooms overlook a veranda.

Outdoor Dining at The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant also has exquisite outdoor dining options. Guests get to enjoy meals outdoors or in the Dome, which allows for intimate fine dining under the stars.

The restaurant serves an afternoon tea in Fish Creek Provincial Park. An outdoor brunch with pastries, coffee, and hors d'oeuvres will serve as a welcome treat and one of the richest parts of your wedding weekend.

When you book a dome for Royal Affair outdoor dining, you're getting the craftsmanship and artisanship of an award-winning check that makes every plate an enthralling experience. If you're not sure about option check with a wedding planner.

How to Get to The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is about 34 kilometers from Calgary International Airport.

Get Married at The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant

The Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant venue exudes class, grace, style, and sophistication. Whether you live in Canada or are looking to travel in from abroad, you can't go wrong booking this venue for your wedding or reception.

In the meantime, make sure that you're also nailing down the details for amazing wedding photos.

Check out my wedding portfolio to learn more about how you can get amazing photographs for this special day in your life.


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Since 2007 Geoff has been photographing professionally from Calgary to Lake Louise and beyond. Geoff understands that your photographs will become your visual inheritance, where you will get to share with your family, and your children, and their children. Your wedding day is one of the most important days ever. Let me capture your incredible love story.

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