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Last update: October 2023


Cork & Crate Estates started as a family owned tree farm and was majestically transformed into a one-of-a-kind special events venue. Enjoy the most private and picturesque location in Central Alberta! Cork & Crate Estates offers two specialized venues. A boutique “Teahouse” elopement centre, and a large custom venue “The Courtyard” and “Vine House.” Our 28 acres of amorous trees, sunflowers & privacy fenced estate is located in beautiful Mountain View County. With 45 minutes south of Red Deer and 45 minutes north of Calgary, you can see why it’s the perfect one stop sanctuary to celebrate with friends and family. A must see outdoor haven!

Cork & Crate began in 2012 with the wedding story of the founding owners, James and Rhonalyn Carpenter. Their wedding and love is what blossomed their vision of creating a passionately beautiful experience for others looking to join in union.

Cork & Crate - The year-round Mountain View County wedding & event oasis of your dreams.

The Experience

James & Rhonalyn Carpenter’s mission is to provide every Bridal Couple with the wedding of their dreams.

They accomplish their mission by allowing couples the flexibility and ease of creating their special day. The gardens are filled with sunflowers, which represent adoration, longevity, and loyalty, the three pillars that Cork & Crate strive to share with every couple.

Services Offered

Cork & Crate Estates offers a number of services to help you seamlessly facilitate your special day. They can provide full bartending services for your event, serving the beers, wines, and liquors of your choice to you and your guests. Event rentals such as chairs, tables, and tents are also available. You are welcome to include outside vendors in order to fully customize your experience at the farm. These can include caterers, entertainment, photographers, florists, and more. For your convenience, ample parking is available on site. This property is also wheelchair accessible. Take a trip to this rustic wonderland and celebrate your union in style.

Frequently asked questions

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue:

Banquet hall

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What kind of settings are available?

Covered outdoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bridal suite
Catering / bar
Clean up
Event rentals
Lighting / sound
Outside vendors
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail reception
Family style
Hors d'oeuvres

What bar services do you provide?

Cash bar
Champagne toast
Limited bar
Liquor license
Signature drink
Outside alcohol

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Chair covers
Dance floor

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair access

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


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


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


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


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


Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Bridal suite

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

Limited bar
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Premium liquor
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Reviews for Cork & Crate Estates

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Kelsey & Kyle
Kelsey L. Sent on 02/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect all day venue

The moment we stepped onto Cork & Crate Estates, we knew this would be our venue. We were looking for a venue to have our entire wedding day at, and their spot delivers. The ceremony area is to die for, with a beautiful, gravelled path leading to a timeless wooden arch and a backdrop of sunflowers. The reception area of the Vinehouse was exactly what we wanted, having an easy inside/outside flow with the gorgeous double doors, and perfect sitting area around a warm fire for those guests who want to get away from the music. Many guests, especially kids, thoroughly enjoyed the onsite games available which makes the period of waiting for the bride and groom seem like nothing. On top of being a gorgeous venue, Rhonalyn and James are really great to work with. Rhonalyn was so easy to communicate throughout the planning process and offered lots of great suggestions including a great list of recommended vendors. The day of went very smoothly, and it was so nice to have help from them, like James coordinating the processional. They were there for us the entire time, and we could not have been happier with how our wedding turned out. The number of compliments received from guests is a true testament. You will love having your wedding here!
Yuan Z. Sent on 14/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The owners went above and beyond!

This is the most beautiful venue I have ever seen! They have sunflowers everywhere, a nice pond, old cars, and animals! Every square foot was perfect for photos.
The owners James and Rhonalyn were truly amazing. The tables and chairs were already set up for us when we arrived, and they were there helping us set up and clean up the entire time. They really went out of their way to make sure all of our requests were accommodated. You can tell that this is not just a business for them, they really care and want you to have the most magical day. They even took the time to meet our families and made sure that everyone was comfortable.
They also give you the venue for the entire weekend. We were able to do our rehearsal there the day before, and we were able to come back the day after to clean up. It really makes the whole experience stress-free.
I could not have chosen a better place to create the best memories. Highly recommend!!!
Cheanice V. Sent on 13/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible Venue!

We first booked our ceremony and reception at the Vine House and Courtyard almost 2 years ago.

At the time, the Vine House actually had not been built yet. The venue owners, James and Rhonalyn sold us on their vision for the event space and we decided to proceed based upon their enthusiasm.

We are so glad we bought into their vision, as the venue is truly phenomenal and more than what we had expected.

So many of our guests commented positively about how beautiful and elegant the entire property is. They loved the atmosphere, and the ample space to explore beyond just the building itself.

Throughout the process we could tell how committed and determined both James and Rhonalyn were to making the vision for our wedding a reality.
Kim N. Sent on 25/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue!

We had our wedding on August 20th, 2022 at the Vine House and Courtyard. We had 2 outdoor bars for guests during the afternoon and a games area which everyone loved. James and Rhonalyn went above and beyond to keep everything running smoothly and made the day run perfectly. We hired the in-house Caterer Crave Cartel and the food was was absolutely amazing! Our guests have all raved about how great the day was and we would highly recommend the Cork and Crate for any event!
Megan D. Sent on 17/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic venue!

The venue was beautiful and very well cared for! Rhonalyn and James were such incredible people to deal with throughout the whole thing! They really cared about what we wanted and were willing to do anything to make sure our dream wedding happened!
Marisa D. Sent on 07/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue!!

Cork and Crate was truly a beautiful venue. It fit perfectly for our wedding day.
James and Rhonalyn made sure everything was perfect and were super helpful with everything, making our wedding day flow very nicely. Our guests were in awe of the place and they really enjoyed themselves. Their beautiful venue offered so many areas to take amazing photos that you will cherish for a lifetime.
Alyssa C. Sent on 02/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Day!

We had an incredible wedding day at Cork & Crate Farms. James & Rhonalyn had everything ready to go for us to set up and they were so caring to help make our day special! What a gorgeous venue, we couldn't have chosen a better place. We loved that we could get ready for the first look & take all our photos there, with such lush & beautiful areas to choose from. Our favourite part of our evening wedding was the opportunity to visit with all our guests in different capacities - from under the lights of the tent, playing horseshoes or on Whiskey Hill! We wouldn't have changed a thing about our special day. Thank you so much Cork & Crate Farms - you truly made our day better than we could have imagined!!

Kevin & Alyssa
Kaley T. Sent on 17/01/2021
5 out of 5 rating

August Wedding

Our Wedding at Cork and Crate went off without a hitch, it was an absolute delight. The accommodation exceeded our expectations by a landslide. If you are not to sure what you want don't worry Cork and Crate can provide many suggestions to make your day perfect .
Also most the landscape provides many scenic spots to hold your ceremony and also provide beautiful and unique pictures.
Tanya H. Sent on 06/01/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Absolute first class experience! Cannot recommend highly enough!

Every detail of our day was perfect! The venue is spectacular and the hosts are incredible!
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Meet the team

Rhonalyn Carpenter
Rhonalyn Carpenter

We are a husband and wife team!! James is the visionary & dreamer of the spaces you will visit and love! Rhonalyn is the hostess and behind the scenes administration. We both work hard to keep our place stunning and are adding new things all the time to make it better and better!

(We have other people help us also mostly with yardcare!!)

James Carpenter
James Carpenter

We are a husband and wife team!! James is the visionary & dreamer of the spaces you will visit and love! Rhonalyn is the hostess and behind the scenes administration. We both work hard to keep our place stunning and are adding new things all the time to make it better and better!

(We have other people help us also mostly with yardcare!!)

Ashley Reid
Ashley Reid
Event Manager

We have some exciting news! Please welcome Ashley Reid to our team as our new Event Manager!!

She will be the friendly face to greet you when you come to see all the beauty that Cork & Crate has to offer for your event goals. She will help build the event of your dreams around you to create the perfect day.

With 25+ years in the customer service industry, Ashley’s love and passion for event planning shows in everything she does. From fundraisers, to specialty dinners, to markets and wedding planning; she’s dabbled in all corners of the industry and has many fresh ideas to help you create an event that will leave you with memories for a life time.


Latitude: 51.71554N and Longitude: 114.16446W T4H 1P3 Olds (Alberta)
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