The second I laid eyes on this amazing place I knew I had fallen in love! Imagine having your wedding at Canada’s oldest living museum!? Treat your guests to a midway ride during cocktails, and a barn-style ho-down for a wedding reception.
Wedding Venue Information – Heritage Park Calgary
The exhibits at Heritage Park in Calgary span from the early 1860s fur trade to the petroleum and automobile-dominated 1950s. The history of Canada’s west is your wedding playground.
Vintage wedding venues at Heritage Park include:
Millarville Ranchers’ Hall – This is a 100-year-old original log-house. Classroom 40, Banquet 60 and Reception 80
Canmore Opera House – This was the entertainment center of the rockies in the early 1900s. It was relocated to Heritage Park’s main street and it’s the world’s only log opera house! Theatre 120, Classroom 40, Banquet 64 and Reception 100
Calgary Town Hall – This is a replica of the original town hall and it serves as a visitor center for the park. The chambers have a boardroom-style venue that’s perfect for elopements.
Gunn’s Dairy Barn – This is a two-storey wedding venue where ceremonies can be held in the barn loft and receptions below in the main bar area. Theatre 80 on upper level, Banquet Buffet 120 and Reception 140
Wainwright Hotel – This is a replica of similar hotels from the early 20th century prairie region. It can accommodate indoor wedding ceremonies on the upper level and the saloon can host the reception. Theatre Upper level 120, Banquet Buffet 160, Banquet Plated 184
and Reception 375
Celebration Tent and Chautauqua Tent – These tents are reminiscent of the ones erected in the early 1900s for outdoor events, which were tan in colour to distinguish them from the typically white circus tents. Banquet Buffet 1,000 and Reception 1,500
Gasoline Alley – This venue is perfect for the turn-of-the-century and mid-century car nuts! Your guests will be surrounded by the antique gas pumps, vintage vehicles and colorful petroliana. 400 Banquet Buffet, Banquet Served 400
Railway Orientation Centre – This is the iconic building just before mainstreet and it can host 90 people.
Outdoor locations for wedding portraits include the wagon rides, the Harness shop, the windmill or railway water tower, not to mention the town square itself.
Our favorite part of Heritage park in Calgary? Definitely the Conklin midway!
“Heritage Park assembled the Conklin Lakeview Amusement Park in 1986 to portray a form of entertainment that was just beginning to evolve at the turn of the century – the amusement park. The majority of these rides were purchased by Jim Conklin for his antique midway exhibit, which operated at the 1978 Calgary Stampede and the Canadian National Exhibition. He made a gift of many of the rides to Heritage Park in 1984. Heritage Park staff restored these rides, and between 1984 and 1989, erected them near the Bowness Carousel, which was a gift from the City of Calgary. The Park added the historical Games of Amusement in 1989.” [from the Heritagepark.ca website]