to plan your Banff or Canmore wedding
Congratulations! Your wedding will be the most wonderful experience of your life.
Are you are looking for ideal professional wedding services & suppliers to plan your wedding? You need reliable, local experts to fill that list. You have come to the right place!
Start by browsing the list of services at the top right of the page. Contact them directly, or fill out our request form to reach all your choices at once.
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There are plenty of reasons to choose LOCAL wedding suppliers:
BanffBride.com is a group of experienced wedding suppliers located in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Alberta, Canada.
All the members listed on this site have a minimum of 5 years excellent experience (but most of us have more like 10-15 years) in the wedding industry. So when you are choosing suppliers from this site, you can with complete confidence.
Considering a destination wedding? Banff just might be for you! A beautiful wedding locale in Alberta, Canada, Banff offers wonderful venues, breathtaking scenery, and many local, experienced, professional wedding services. Here are 10 planning tips to keep in mind if you think that wedding bells just might be ringing for YOU in Banff!
For a small wedding of under 40 guests, the quaint Bear & Bison Country Inn (with beautiful views) is perfect! For small to large weddings, the Castle in the Rockies, aka Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, is a fairy-tale setting. If you imagine a more rustic setting, the Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts' log buildings with huge stone fireplaces are ideal! Buffalo Mountain Lodge has gorgeous stone fireplaces framed by log beams! The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise shore offers a famously picturesque view of the lake and mountains with all hotel's amenities conveniently right there! Other fantastic outdoor sites are Tunnel Mountain Meadow, Quarry Lake, and the Garden Terrace at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
All of the professional, experienced services you need can be found in the Banff area. Local wedding service providers are both affordable and excellent. If you hire a local, you will not be charged extra fees for travel or accommodation. This leaves you extra funds to spend on other aspects of your wedding. Book your suppliers directly, choose the services you want, and plan the wedding of your dreams! For your online wedding guide planner, BanffBride.com is where you can completely plan your entire wedding! BanffBride.com specifically caters to assisting out of town wedding couples, allowing you to effortlessly add the perfect details to your day, including: floral arrangements, a photographer, videographer, music, transportation, décor, hair styling, make up services, limousine and of course… the cake!
Using a local photographer is a smart option for many reasons. Not only do locals know the best locations in the area for great wedding photos, they also understand the variable light in the mountains, as well as the rules at each local site and venue. A professional photographer will know how to capture all those precious fleeting wedding moments! Alpine Peak Photography, with over 15 years of experience, knows every secret to great wedding photos! Photography by Pam Doyle, who has photographed numerous weddings, knows how to get you to relax while she captures every special moment of your day!
There's no need to pack décor along in your suitcase… Special Event Rentals, in Banff, is an amazing resource with gorgeous touches to suit every bride's style. From white to gold chiavari chairs, table linens, lights, and vases to crystal chandeliers! The company also offers set up assistance. To bring it all together, Mountainscape Productions & Events will help you with the creative process concept and setup which will ensure magic at your site!
Live ceremony music is far more flexible than your iPod… and a lot more creative! A musician can choreograph music to each moment throughout your event without any odd starts and stops! Musicians can play indoors or out at most mountain venues, and can play many styles from contemporary to Celtic to classical! Hire Harp Angel, harpist for unforgettable romance. For reception music, Banff offers some fantastic Djs! ClassAct DJ has been turning receptions into memorable events and Livin' & Dancin' DJ knows how to get your party started!
Did you know that choosing a local florist, such as Forget-Me-Not-Flowers, is the best option for your flowers for great service! Your flowers, all fresh (not wilted), will be delivered on time straight from the local shop to your venue. No worries of road closures or delays! Perfect flowers from the professionals is what you want!
Large or small groups can be transported from the airport in Calgary to Canmore or Banff, and around the mountains, to and from the wedding site/venue with Banff Airporter buses/sedans. Limousines of Banff provides vehicles of all sizes to chauffeur you and your guests around Banff.
Contact the local Banff Registry to prearrange your legal wedding license before you arrive. You will also find many fantastic marriage commissioners right in Banff and Canmore such as Carl Shields, John Stutz and Patrick Smiley. They will marry you anywhere – hotels, meadows, or even fly with you to the top of the mountains to do helicopter weddings!
You always need a little something special to complete the treasures for your day! Check out VIDA Fashion for artistic jewellery including custom made brooch bouquets, luxurious favours, or something unique for your honeymoon get away! And for the man in your life, anything he needs to make him look debonair can be found at VIDA Fashion.
Have your cake and eat it too! That's what your wedding is all about! So, make your cake a reflection of your wedding with colours, adornments, even flowers. Ask Cake Rhapsody for some beautiful ideas to add to the finishing touches for your wedding cake!
Celebrating your wedding in the gorgeous Canadian Rocky Mountains just might be the perfect way to express YOUR love. Not only does Banff provide a host of gorgeous backdrops and professional services to set the scene for your perfect day, but it also offers some memorable adventure tours and activities to entertain your guests for the rest of their stay! Visit the directory list of wedding services on BanffBride.com to explore the abundance of creative options that await you in Banff.
The Town of Banff has three outdoor ceremony locations available for rent. All their indoor / outdoor locations, including the Central Park Gazebo, Tunnel Mountain Reservoir and the Fenlands Meadow are listed on this page, with the current prices. All set-up and take down of any equipment or décor has to be done within the booked time. Please consider this when submitting your rental application.
If you have not already done so, please check out Banff's wedding webpage at www.banff.ca/weddings
Banff requires a completed rental application to be submitted to start a booking. This application can be found on-line as well.
The Tunnel Mountain Reservoir, while it is the most popular location due to the stunning view, has limitations that include no power, washrooms, or shelter. There is limited parking and the Town of Banff does not recommend this location for groups over 150 people. If you are not staying at an adjacent property they recommend that you bus your guests to the site.
The Town of Canmore has two outdoor ceremony locations available for rent. The resident fee is $150+gst for 3 hours and the non-resident fee is $300+gst for 3 hours.
Quarry Lake Park offers outstanding mountain views in a natural setting. Accessibility to the ceremony site is by pathway. Parking area is approximately 300 metres from site and pit toilets are nearby.
Riverside Park is located on the East bank of the Bow River. This park is more manicured and offers beautiful views of the river and of the majestic Three Sisters. The site is close to downtown and has easy accessibility. There is limited parking and no on-site washrooms.
Information about the two locations can be found on the Town of Canmore's website.
We require a completed rental application to be submitted to start a booking. For more information or to make a booking, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 403.678.7135
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