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Located in Nanton, Alberta, the Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage is a beautiful homestead venue that specializes in bringing that garden wedding feel to brides and grooms. In operation since 2011 this heritage style venue is a century-old property given to the University of Lethbridge by Dr. Jim Coutts. It is now a stunning 7-acres of lawns and gardens, featuring perennial gardens, heritage style buildings, meadows and walking trails.

Facilities and capacity

The facilities found at the Coutts Centre consist of several spaces including; Hay Shed (event space), the Chicken House, South Barn, Elm Allee and the Gazebo. For a classic wedding the venue can accomidate up to 120 guests.

Services offered

Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage offers soon-to-be-married couples reliable services for their big day. The wedding package will include set up - ceremony and recepion chairs and hand crafted wooden tables along with use of our newly built wooden event space.

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Reviews for Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
16 reviews
98% recommend it
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Nicole H. Sent on 18/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most beautiful venue!

Not only was Coutts Centre absolutely gorgeous, but the entire team was so welcoming and easy to work with. Beautiful landscaping and scenery. A picture perfect location
Ashley K. Sent on 31/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Venue

My husband and I couldn鈥檛 be happier with Coutts Centre. The venue is beautiful and Shawn and her team were awesome! Shawn also provided excellent recommendations for other local vendors that were familiar with the venue so it made the day run seamlessly
Jenna Sent on 06/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

It was amazing!! Beautiful location and fabulous communication

It was amazing!! Beautiful location and fabulous communication would recommend to anyone for their wedding venue
Kim G. Sent on 15/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect venue, great people.

The facility and grounds were emaculate. The staff were very helpful and always available.
Amber H. Sent on 24/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely beautiful venue.

This venue is a bit out in the middle of nowhere BUT it is definitely worth it. So beautiful 馃槏, well kept, very scenic, so many great picture spots. I can't recommend enough
Kathryn L. Sent on 27/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue for an Outdoor Wedding

We couldn't be happier with our choice of venues. We didn't initially set out to marry in Nanton, but this venue captured our heart and provided all of the outstanding Albertan mountain and prairie views we hoped for. The venue staff were lovely and really helpful both in preparing for the wedding and making things happen on the big day.

We loved that we could do the entire event on-site including all the photography. The venue offered so much natural beauty and the gardens were staged so well, we saved on decorations and floral design. There were beautiful buildings for the bridesmaids and groomsmen to get ready in, gardens for the guests to enjoy games and happy hour, a gazebo which we used both for the ceremony and an outdoor evening dance party. We also loved that the reception hall could have most of the doors opened up to create a more natural outdoor feel, while still sheltering from wind and possible rain.

Our guests are still raving about how gorgeous this venue was. We LOVED it!
Michelle G. Sent on 24/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic customer service

Shawn was so helpful throughout our covid re-planning! We had a million questions and so many changes over the years and she was so very helpful through it all. The venue itself is so gorgeous and the staff on site were fantastic, do not hesitate to book now !!!
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Thanks Shawn !!!
Stevie P. Sent on 14/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating


Coutts was the perfect venue for our wedding! The property is extremely well maintained and the staff are accommodating, creative, and friendly. They made our experience very special.
Sent on 25/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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I鈥檓 SO glad we found this venue. Shawn has been so accommodating, answering all of my emails and helping us with our special day. We had SO many compliments on our venue. Everywhere you look, it鈥檚 beautiful. There is such a variety of flowers and gardens. We didn鈥檛 even need to bring flowers to decorate, because the venue is so gorgeous to begin with. The photos are incredible - between the poppies, the rose garden, the elm allee, the mountains in the background; I couldn鈥檛 think of a more beautiful location. They also provide and set up the tent, tables, and chairs. This was 100% the right place!
Mandy Sent on 13/08/2019
4.6 out of 5 rating

Beautiful site

I loved this site for photos and for my guests to walk around and enjoy. They were responsive and they provide many things for the price. Only thing is that they dont always have everything promised due to timelines of renovations.
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165010 Range Road 280 T0L 1R0 Nanton (Alberta)
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