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Centrally located in the heart of Banff National Park in Alberta, Fairmont Banff Springs is Canada’s Castle in the Rockies, catering to weddings and other retreats. Say "I do" in the romantic ambience of this Scottish Baronial castle amid the backdrop of majestic mountains. Experience an unforgettable retreat at Fairmont Banff Springs, where breathtaking vistas, the renowned Willow Stream Spa, a championship golf course, and exceptional skiing provide a memorable backdrop. Whether enjoying the endless array of summer or winter activities, you and your guests are sure to cherish this extraordinary getaway forever.

Facilities and Capacity

The Fairmont Banff Springs offers beautiful event spaces. Be it a small gathering of 10 or a grand reception of 900, the venue can accommodate events of any size and style. Located at the north end of the castle, the Cascade Ballroom offers a stunning panoramic view of the Bow Valley from the adjacent conservatory. Eight breathtaking chandeliers, hardwood floors, and decorations of blue, burgundy, and gold make this ballroom perfect for a wedding celebration. Your guests will be awestruck as they step through the custom cast bronze door and into the Spanish Renaissance-styled Alhambra Ballroom. It boasts large windows, high ceilings, and the four chandeliers that cast the perfect radiance as your guests dance the night away. It is perfect for ceremonies and receptions and can accommodate up to 220 guests. Alternatively, the Ivor Petrak Room is an intimate space is perfect for hosting beautiful ceremonies and receptions with up to 60 guests. The Outdoor Terrace is an amazing ceremony venue with extensive views of the Bow Valley enclosed by mountains. It has the capacity for 180 guests. Along with its natural beauty and charm, it is close to the wedding reception spaces and hotel amenities. Additionally, there are the Angus & Strathcona Rooms and Mount Stephen Hall that are available for use.

Services offered

The team at Fairmont Banff Springs provides attentive, personalized service to make your event flawless and memorable. The team assists couples with a list of preferred vendors for entertainment, music, floral, photography, and more. Wedding services include the ceremony rental for one hour, set up and removal of chairs, registry desk and chair, guestbook table, and gift table, two oak pillars, complete set up of your wedding banquet room. Newlyweds and their guests are invited to spend a relaxing night in the hotel. It features 757 guestrooms and suites that are elegantly decorated and equipped with modern amenities. Couples can use a spacious suite to prepare for the big day or spend their wedding night in a romantic room with panoramic views. Discounted room rates for accommodation are available for wedding guests

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93% Recommended by couples

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Carol Sent on 22/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful memories

We decided to splurge for our weekend trip where we got married in Banff. Upon check in we were surprised with a complimentary upgrade to the gold level room which included lounge access and complimentary breakfast, dinner and deserts! The gold floor is amazing. Service everywhere in the Hotel was impeccable. I felt like royalty.
Steph J. Sent on 06/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing restaurants, great service & food

We had amazing meals at the Fairmont restaurants. We went here after our wedding with a large group of family and it couldn't have been any better! Great service, drinks, food and views.
Tessa H. Sent on 31/05/2022
4.2 out of 5 rating

Castle wedding

The fairmont was a beautiful venue. I had to move my wedding once and they were very accommodating and professional. I wanted a wedding that didn’t require a lot of coordinating with different vendors and having it at the fairmont allowed for me to leave a lot of the little things to them. They have a fairly ridged structure however so if you have a particular vision be sure they can accommodate it as it is still an active hotel and tourist destination
Larissa W. Sent on 17/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Gorgeous venue

Married on the terrace outside with the most spectacular views and had our reception in the Ivor petrik room. I would recommend taking photos in the mt Stephen hall as it’s one of the most beautiful rooms I have ever seen. This whole hotel in general, inside and out is just breathtaking
Amanda W. Sent on 27/08/2019
4.4 out of 5 rating

Very Quick Response

The customer service was outstanding. I emailed looking for prices and details on the venues available. They were quick to reply and answer all my questions.
Kaitlyn C. Sent on 17/02/2021
5 out of 5 rating

A Dream Come True

I have wanted to have my wedding at the Banff Springs Hotel since I was five years old. It was a dream come true when we were able to book the Banff Springs as our venue. We were married on the Upper Terrace which was an absolutely stunning back drop to our ceremony. The food was perfect - it was without a doubt the best meal we’ve ever had at a wedding. But above all, the staff were so kind and accommodating to us and all our guest.
Wendy P. Sent on 20/02/2020
5 out of 5 rating

So scrumptious

We had afternoon tea at the Castle for our wedding reception. The food was absolutely amazing and there was ample and we had to get doggie bags to go as there was so much. Would recommend eating here for sure.
Erika L. Sent on 24/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing place to get married at

Amazing vendor, great food and great service there!!
Corinne D. Sent on 04/11/2019
4.6 out of 5 rating

Simply the best!

The most gorgeous venue for a wedding there is! We just had issues with getting a hold of the person in-charge of catering a few times, but everything was sorted out. Services rendered were excellent.
Lisa T. Sent on 15/10/2018
4.8 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue

It’s expensive but worth it. The mountain view is breath taking. The food was amazing. Everything went mostly smooth. The rooms were incorrect but they fixed it for us. Although they said the outdoor terrace would be private and there was hotel guests outside taking pictures during our wedding and I wasn’t too happy about that.
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405 Spray Avenue PO Box 960 T1L 1J4 Banff (Alberta)
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