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About

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a beautifully elegant venue located in Lake Louise, Alberta which specializes in providing a spectacular setting for weddings and other special events. Imagine celebrating your wedding with a snowy mountain backdrop complete with glaciers and the lovely lake. This setting coupled with excellent service and a fine dining experience will make your wedding a complete success.

Facilities and capacity

This hotel venue offers couples fantastic facilities to host their ceremony and/or reception. It offers several event spaces with varying capacities which include:

  • Victoria Ballroom: A European-style ballroom with stone fireplaces and a capacity for up to 200 guests.
  • Mount Temple Ballroom: An elegant indoor space that accommodates 130-550 guests.

Services offered

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise offers soon-to-be-married couples the following services for their wedding day:

  • Accommodations
  • Cake
  • Catering / Bar
  • Lighting / Sound

Cuisine

Fine dining is a guaranteed at The Chateau. Work with our dedicated team of Wedding Specialists to customize your dining experience. The cuisine options include:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings

Accommodation

This hotel offers luxury accommodation for all of its guests, including 550 rooms with traditional accents and modern comforts, and of course the best views of the surrounding areas. Concierge is included and complimentary breakfast is available for those staying on Fairmont Gold.

Other facilities

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise has a glorious spa at your disposition. A place where you can leave the stress of everyday life at the door and treat your mind and body to the relaxation and memorable experience you deserve.

***Please Note:

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise has embarked on an exciting new chapter in its history with construction commencing on a brand new, state-of-the-art, Thermal Wellness Facility. Eco-design and sustainability will sit at the core of the projects vision and execution. The Thermal Wellness Facility replaces the hotel鈥檚 former lake side outdoor swimming pool on a site adjoining the Victoria Ballroom. The former swimming pool has been removed and ground has broken on the new project, which is slated for completion in the Winter of 2024. The project will see the expansion of the hotel鈥檚 spa facility and retreats programming as part of its future positioning as a Wellness Destination. We expect a large portion outside at the back area of the hotel and we will no longer be offering outdoor wedding ceremonies, until the construction is complete. Views from the lakeview rooms may be compromised during the time of this project.

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Frequently asked questions

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic
Hotel

Describe the style of your venue:

Classic
Garden
Glamorous
Modern
Vintage
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bridal suite
Cake
Catering / bar
Lighting / sound

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
Family style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Limited bar
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Dance floor
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair access

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$6,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$7,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$6,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Event planning
Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$125

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$125

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$125

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$50

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$9

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House beer
House wine
House liquor
Bartenders
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Reviews for Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
15 reviews
97% recommend it
  • Quality of service
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  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
Jessica
Jessica Sent on 10/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Million Dollar View

We love this place so much and feel so great that we did our wedding ceremony here.
Caitlyn
Caitlyn H. Sent on 30/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous experience!

We thoroughly enjoyed our small intimate micro-wedding at the Fairmont Lake Louise. We had a small group, so we had our ceremony out in the national park and our reception in the Lefroy Room. It was the perfect size for our party of 8 to hold a cocktail and dinner. The room was beautiful and the view of the lake was perfect! All of the staff at the hotel were fabulous! Special thanks to Emilie who was our coordinator. She was very friendly, professional and responsive. All the waiting staff for the night were super nice and nothing was too much trouble. Our guests all agreed that the food was incredibly delicious! We would not change a moment of our experience. Are expectations were surpassed!

Photo credits to Wild Alpine Image Co. (Incredible photographers!)
Kaelyn
Kaelyn Sent on 16/12/2020
5 out of 5 rating

2020 winter elopement

We decided to elope to CLL due to the pandemic and it was seriously the best decision ever. Jeff Rothenbusch was amazing to deal with and he always answered all of our questions. We had about three rounds of enhanced restrictions happen leading up to our wedding day and Jeff was amazing in ensuring nothing got missed and everything was amended as needed. He is very personable, friendly and amazing to deal with. If you鈥檙e looking to get married at CLL, I would definitely ask for Jeff. The hotel as a whole... an absolute dream. They make you feel like a royal couple when you get married there and they have the BEST service from the dining rooms, to the house keeping folks who bring things up to your room. All of the restaurants have amazing food, definitely do high tea, and it was all delicious! It was seriously a fairy tale and would recommend anyone to get married there.
Anna
Anna C. Sent on 26/08/2016
5 out of 5 rating
The Fairmont allowed my husband and me to have our dream wedding. It literally fulfilled every unrealistic fantasy I ever had growing up about that all important big day. We've been incredibly blown away by the Canadian rockies and just as much so by the Fairmont's incredible hospitality. It's unmatched. We are lifelong fans and will be sure to be back for many more visits.

Brittany, our wedding manager, was incredible, she was gracious, thoughtful, responsive and a true wedding professional. She helped us anticipate and handle everything. We truly appreciate it and all the small details that the Fairmont did to make our special day all the more special. Our family and friends had a wonderful time as well, the staff are so warm and welcoming. They were especially touched by the thoughtfulness and special accommodations made for the children. (Bringing a crib to the ballroom!)

Our wedding was spectacular and this venue is incredibly unique. The food is also amazing. I had several people tell me that it was the best wedding food they ever had. Also they had an awesome pinterest level cake!

Everyone at the Fairmont went above and beyond and out of their way to make sure our day was special. I couldn't have asked for more. Book early! Their weekends fill up fast and for goo reason :)
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Chelsea V. Sent on 15/03/2021
3.4 out of 5 rating

Gorgeous venue, attention to detail lacking

We eloped to this location and the setting was perfect. The hotel was beautiful and our room was gorgeous. The gold level staff were wonderful to deal with. There were some issues overall with the quality of care & attention to detail that resulted in some issues but the hotel made an effort to rectify them once they were identified.
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Andrea L. Sent on 17/08/2020
5 out of 5 rating

A Fairy Tale Come True

My husband and I can not say enough good things about the Chateau. After the pandemic ruined our original plans of a larger wedding, we decided we didn't want it to ruin our year entirely as it was still important for us to get married in 2020, and we decided to elope to the splendour of the Canadian Rockies. And it was the best decision we could have made. Working with the team at the Fairmont (specifically Jeff in conference services) was so wonderful. He was able to help us plan our dream day. I felt no stress. Which is huge coming from a bride. Everything from the day we arrived at the Chateau to when we departed was pure magic. All of our guests and ourselves felt so comfortable and safe staying at the hotel. All protocols were always in place. Everything was sanitized and non of us worried about getting sick. It did not even feel like an active pandemic was happening. I would HIGHLY recommend the Fairmont Chateau for a small and intimate wedding day and my husband and I look forward to going back to celebrate our anniversaries!
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Tracy C. Sent on 22/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommended for a winter wedding!!

We had our wedding Dec 8 2017 and just celebrated our one year anniversary. I thought back to our amazing experience with the Fairmont Lake Louise.

Firstly the venue. Nothing compares to to iconic fairmont Lake Louise. The castle was amazing withe the rocky mountain backdrop. The lake had froze over and we were able to have our photos on the the lake as well.

The service, we worked with Brittany Skov at the Fairmont Lake Louise to plan our daytime brunch wedding. She was FANTASTIC to work with. She was professional. Returned emails in a timely manner. Made sure all the details were taken care of and were to our requests and specifications. Friendly and an absolute gem of a person. She made our wedding at Lake Louise unforgettable.

The food, I have to say the food at our brunch was okay. It wasn't amazing but everything else really made up for it. However, we had our dinner at the Alpine Club in the basement of the Lake Louise and the food was perfect and amazing. The service at Alpine Club was fantastic. the server was attentive to all our needs and there was 20 of us!

Thank you Fairmont Lake Louise for the amazing and unforgettable experience
Teresa
Teresa A. Sent on 31/08/2018
4.6 out of 5 rating

Teresa & Wayne

Thank you to the entire Banquet Staff at the Fairmont Ch芒teau Lake Louise for our Reception in the Sun room. Thank you to John Schipling for bringing our vision to life.

The planning was very direct and easy, the setting was stunning and just as imagined, the staff was attentive and made for a seamless evening. Thank you
M茅lanie
M茅lanie D. Sent on 26/01/2018
5 out of 5 rating

A Princess on her Wedding Day

My husband and I got married in their beautiful Lefroy Room just last week, and I have to say that without Brittany Skov and all the wonderful staff at the Chateau, our day would not have been so magical. We were treated like royalty throughout our weeklong stay. We could never have anticipated such gracious treatment. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise surpassed all of our expectations, and offered us the honeymoon of a lifetime. We will definitely come back for our anniversary!
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Emily C. Sent on 27/08/2017
5 out of 5 rating
We went venue searching in Banff/Canmore/Lake Louise area and hands down Chateau Lake Louise was the best spot! Only one big wedding a day, it is busy but not crazy with multiple weddings happening on the same day. Also, the views from the Lakeview Terrace & Victoria Ballroom are so beautiful, all our guests were mesmerized by the beauty of Lake Louise. I couldn't have organized this wedding without the help of Brittany, who by far is the most organized person that I know on this planet. Despite taking care of approximately 40 weddings a year, Brittany still manages to make you feel like you are the only person she is dealing with right now. Her excellent attention to details and mannerism in responding to all my questions - really made my wedding planning much more enjoyable.
All the banquet staff members were excellent as well. The managers even helped us get a new room key (old one malfunctioned) and packed the cake and delivered the wedding cake for us to the hotel room!
Friendly and professional service was felt throughout our hotel stay. I highly recommend Chateau Lake Louise as your wedding venue!

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Awards

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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Real Weddings

Chaylea & Logan
42 Photos 路 10/Dec/2022
Alannah & Richard
27 Photos 路 19/Aug/2022
Jorden & Kellon
31 Photos 路 22/Jun/2022
Jessica & Karam
8 Photos 路 08/Jul/2021
Antonia & Brandon
28 Photos 路 03/Dec/2020
Kimberly & Michael
23 Photos 路 23/Mar/2019

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111 Lake Louise Drive T0L 1E0 Lake Louise (Alberta)
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