Fort Edmonton Park Wedding

Horse and Carriage ride at Fort Edmonton Park

Couples that dream of a destination wedding close to home can check out Fort Edmonton Park in Edmonton. This destination-style wedding venue includes more than ten unique year-round venues that couples can use for their special day. Each event space has its own style, from dreamy and elegant, to rustic and intimate. There are numerous photo opportunities around the Fort Edmonton Park wedding venue, and couples and their guests can enjoy celebrating, exploring, and making memories at this gorgeous location.

About The Fort Edmonton Park Wedding Venue

7000 143 St. NW

Edmonton, AB 

T6H 4P3

Fort Edmonton Park is an area leader in cultural tourism, offering local, regional, and international visitors an interactive and memorable experience. This expansive, multi-attraction space serves as a community gathering area for guests, from park visits to private functions to special events. Each visit to Fort Edmonton Park is indeed filled with adventure and immersive, memorable experiences. 

Details of the Grounds

Couples and their guests can enjoy exploring the variety of locations and activities all around the park in this dream setting. The venue includes indoor and outdoor event spaces for celebrations of all sizes. Rentals are full-day experiences that have a ceremony, time for photos, and a grand reception. This venue is an inclusive atmosphere that welcomes weddings of all kinds, with minimal décor needed!

There are hotel rooms available for overnight guests and wedding day preparations. The venue provides guest-focused experiences with comfort as the primary goal. Rentals also include lifetime general admission to Fort Edmonton Park for the new couple. 

The Ceremony Spaces

Fort Edmonton Park features historic churches and a gorgeous memorial garden. The Memorial Garden in Fountain Park can accommodate up to 100 guests and features peaceful, serene beauty. It is ideal for intimate outdoor wedding ceremonies. This space includes vibrant flower beds, a black wrought iron fence, and a wooden swing. 

Furthermore, The Church of St. Michael and All Angels can accommodate 75-95 guests. This quaint, white, and gray Anglican Church features a stunning hardwood interior, warm light from soft electric lights, natural light that pours in through the windows, and heating. This structure was built in 1910 and stands as a beautiful historic building in Fort Edmonton Park. 

St. Anthony’s Catholic Church is another historic church wedding venue for couples to use for their ceremony. This church has a capacity of 40 seated guests or 60 standing guests. St. Anthony’s Catholic Church is decorated with antiques, wooden elements, and golden candlelight. A charming white picket fence surrounds the church. The windows let in lots of natural daylight. St. Anthony’s Catholic Church is available year-round.

The Reception Spaces

Moving on, couples can host the reception at Blatchford Hangar, which can host up to 600 guests. It features sizable sliding hangar doors, stunning wood beams, wide open space, and an exciting aviation history. Egge’s Barn is another reception venue that can accommodate up to 100 guests. This reception venue includes natural pine tables, hardwood floors, Dutch windows, and picturesque views of Fort Edmonton Park. 

Clerk’s Quarters can hold up to 90 guests and features natural pine tables, a log construction floor, and a wood-burning fireplace. Johnson’s Cafe can host up to 90 guests and offers an authentic 1920s experience. Additionally, Kelly’s Saloon can host up to 48 guests in this dining space, which includes three pool tables and a dart board. 

Lastly, the Ukrainian Bookstore can host up to 40 guests and is a quaint space filled with warm wood, elegant chandeliers, and views of Hotel Selkirk.  

Photography Opportunities

This venue is full of fantastic photo opportunities. The variety of unique spaces at Fort Edmonton Park makes it the perfect backdrop for memorable wedding photos. Exclusive after-hour photography locations are also available, including the Midway at night, the greenhouse, the fire hall, and more. 

The historic churches make a beautiful location for ceremony photos. These spaces are full of light pouring in through church windows and feature tall ceilings and rich wood elements. The churches are bright and airy and honor the properties’ rich history. 

The venue’s outdoor spaces feature plenty of sunlight, lush greenery, winding pathways, grass, trees, vibrant blooms, and more. Moreover, couples can take photos posing in front of historic buildings, walking along trails surrounded by grass and trees, or taking portraits in exclusive after-hours locations available upon request. 

Wedding Details

Fort Edmonton Park maintains historical accuracy and visitors’ safety by not allowing vehicles onsite during regular hours of operation. The venue provides a one-hour rehearsal before the big day, which couples can book two weeks beforehand. 

Fort Edmonton Park doesn’t provide officiants for the ceremony, so couples must select an officiant of their choosing prior to the event. All bookings are subject to change according to public health guidelines at the time. 

Firstly, wedding packages include: 

  • lifetime Fort Edmonton Park membership for the couple, 
  • admission for couples and their guests on the day of the wedding, 
  • dinnerware, cutlery, 
  • wine glasses, water glasses, cups, 
  • saucers, 
  • choice of table linens, 
  • choice of napkins, 
  • service staff, and 
  • coffee, tea, and water service. 

Secondly, additional services include: 

  • use of the Bower room at Hotel Selkirk for the bridal party to use, 
  • VIP Head Table service, 
  • cocktail reception service, 
  • bar services and bartenders, 
  • cake-cutting services, 
  • horse-drawn carriage rides, and 
  • exclusive after-hour photography locations.

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