• Melanie LeBlanc

Our favorite Wedding Venues for your small wedding or elopement!

In the time of the "elopement" becoming more and more popular, couples are searching for alternate venues to accommodate smaller gatherings. Here at Alberta Wedding Social we currently have 3 amazing venues in our community who are all offering elopement packages to help our down to earth couples still have the wedding of their dreams. Regardless of size!



First up we have the beautiful and quaint Water Valley Church located 45 minutes northwest of Calgary. This venue is the perfect spot for your intimate, simple and down-to-earth elopement.


Originally built in 1936, owners Kristine & Rick restored the church to it's natural beauty and have been offering weddings and events there since 2014. (Kristine is one of the kindest souls I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, by the way!)


This picturesque church features original hardwood and windows, a full working kitchen, a detached bridal room for getting ready and an adorable outdoor bar. Just to name a few!


It has ample room to maintain social distancing during these times. (As do all of our venues!) But will also accommodate larger groups with ease, once all of this passes! If you are looking for a unique, gorgeous, vintage style wedding venue; this is it! www.watervalleychurchevents.com



Up next we have the beautiful and modern Venue 308, located in the heart of Calgary just steps from the BMO Centre and Stampede grounds.


Owned by mother daughter, dynamic-duo Penny and Bretton; this gorgeous venue has become a fast favorite in the wedding community. And for good reason!


This unique, art deco style venue features exposed brick walls and bare ceilings. A modern bar, a downstairs area with a billiard table and a bridal suit (pictured here), perfect for getting ready. There are so many beautiful elements to this space; it's a must see in person!


Penny & Bretton have gone above and beyond to assist couples during these crazy times! If you are looking for a stunning, modern, unique venue, visit www.venue308.com




Last but definitely not least, we have Rocking R Guest Ranch. Located just southeast of Strathmore.


This beautiful rustic ranch-style venue, has so much to offer! From a gorgeous outdoor ceremony location to adorable cottages for rent. A 3600 sq. ft wedding tent to optional extras like a horse drawn carriage! (Bestill my horse loving heart!) Rocking R has it all and then some.


Owners Terri & Marv, are also currently offering "Intimate Wedding Packages" for smaller weddings/elopements for couples who have been affected by Covid. There policy is "Enter as guests, leave as friends" and we think that's fabulous! To find out more about this beautiful ranch, visit www.rockingrguestranch.com



We are so lucky to have these 3 beautiful venues in our AWS Community. Each one may bring something different to the table as far as aesthetics, location and budget. But they all have one thing in common and that is giving their clients the best possible experience! We highly recommend all of these places and are happy to share them with our down to earth couples!



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