City elegance meets country charm at the Bow Valley Ranche. Situated in a valley in the verdant Fish Creek Provincial Park, Bow Valley Ranche is an ideal location for your wedding.
The main ranch house offers space for gatherings of all sizes. New to Fish Creek this year is the availability of the Meadow Muse Pavilion, an outdoor tent perfect for hosting receptions outdoors. The tent is a charming, yet elegant, option if you would like to include a larger number of guests.
The Bow Valley Ranche is one of Calgary’s most sought-after spots for both indoor and outdoor weddings. It is ideally situated for wedding celebrations, from the ceremony through to the reception, including a number of locations for wedding photos on the spectacular grounds or on the house’s elegant wraparound veranda.
Pre-ceremony: The main ranch house includes a bridal suite on the second storey that overlooks the gardens. Brides can relax and prepare for their special day with their bridal parties in this suite while watching guests arrive from the window. Grooms also have a special room of their own, with a fireplace, ample space for their own wedding preparations and a view of the grounds.
Ceremony: The lush grounds surrounding the ranch house are the perfect venue for a memorable outdoor wedding. Many summer weddings hosted at The Bow Valley Ranche are garden ceremonies that take place on the lawn of the grand house, which is impeccably manicured and surrounded by blooms, trees and bushes. Wedding ceremonies can also take place in front of one of the beautiful fireplaces in the ranch house itself, or inside the special events tent in the summertime.
A gazebo is situated in the park; another lovely spot to exchange vows. There are several gorgeous possibilities for ceremony locations within the two and a half acres of Artisan Gardens. Situated between the restored ranch house and Annie’s Café, these gardens contain flora original to the time and location of the house.
Reception: The venue you choose for your reception will depend on the season in which you are hosting your wedding as well as the size of your guest list.
The ranch house is a grand heritage building that offers a great space for receptions, including sit-down and stand-up events.
The Meadow Muse Pavilion is another lovely and flexible option for hosting a wedding. The walls of this outdoor tent can be removed to enhance the view of the park and to create a sense of bringing the outdoors in, while protecting guests from inclement weather. The tent is equipped with rustic chandeliers and wooden beam floors, creating a beautiful blank slate for your choice of interior décor. Whatever your vision, you can create the ambiance you desire within the tent, incorporating drapery, fabric swags, screens, lighting or other decorative, personalized elements.
The Bow Valley Ranche has a podium and audio-visual equipment available including a projector, screen, wireless microphone and exterior public address system.
Please see the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant Event Package for information about room sizes and the number of guests that can be accommodated within each room.
Our experienced and highly trained culinary and service teams are ready to prepare high-quality meals for you and your special guests, including the finest meat, game, poultry and fish, locally-grown vegetables, freshly-baked breads and creative desserts. See the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant Event Package for more information.
We promise that your wedding at the Bow Valley Ranche will be first-class. You and your guests will be enchanted by the rustic, elegant, space, the impeccable regional cuisine and first-rate service from our staff members. We welcome you to discuss any of your needs with our Event Coordinator.