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Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage

2 to 120 Guests

About

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.

More information

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Farm
Park/zoo

Describe the style of your venue:

Country
Garden

What kind of settings are available?

Covered outdoor
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?

Catering / bar
Set up

What bar services do you provide?

Limited bar

What event items are available?

Altar/arches
Audio equipment
Lighting
Chairs
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
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?

$3,500

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

$3,500

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?

$1,098

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

$881

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Chairs
Tables
Parking

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

$27

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

Limited bar
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  • Kathryn
    Kathryn L. Married on 22/07/2022
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    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!
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    Michelle G. Married on 20/08/2021
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    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 !!!
    Photos to come 馃馃
    Thanks Shawn !!!
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    Stevie P. Married on 10/07/2020
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    Spectacular!

    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.
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    Married on 13/07/2019
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    Wedding Venue

    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!
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    Mandy Married on 29/01/2019
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    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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    Brittany S. Married on 21/09/2018
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    Dream venue

    My husband and I wanted a venue where we could hold both the ceremony as well as the reception and we feel as though we hit the jackpot with the Coutts Centre. We still talk about how beautiful and perfect it was a year later. The grounds are actual magic and we wouldn't have chosen a different venue even if we had an unlimited budget -- it was perfection. 10/10 would recommend.
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    Breanna D. Married on 02/09/2018
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    Perfect venue

    The first time I visited the venue I fell absolutely in love. It was the perfect fit for my wedding! The staff were great to work with and very responsive with all forms of communication. I highly suggest the venue for all sorts of events!
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    Incredible hidden gem of a wedding venue

    I've photographed countless weddings, family sessions and engagements at the Coutts Centre over the last decade (long before it was a venue). It's nothing short of stunning. You will love having cozy getting ready areas, plus the stunning outdoor areas for your ceremony, photos and reception. You will love working with Shawn and her team to help keep your day on track!
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    Candice D. Married on 16/06/2021
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    Stunning place for weddings

    I married my best friend here and even though, nothing was in bloom, it still made for some amazing photos with how each section is set up. I would marry my husband here all over again!
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    Ali D. Married on 08/08/2018
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    The best wedding venue around!!!

    This venue is beautiful! We had our wedding here and we barely needed any extra decor as the place was so gorgeous. From the arched tree aisle to the cute little houses on the grounds, this place is it. The staff and in house caterers are amazing. I could go on and on about how great this place is. The price is fantastic as well. This venue will soon blow up for being so amazing so get in while you can!!

Awards

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Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage Real Weddings

Kathryn Hood & Colin Hood
42 Photos 路 22/Jul/2022
Sydney & Travis
24 Photos 路 05/Aug/2021
Ali & Matt
52 Photos 路 08/Aug/2018

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165010 Range Road 280 T0L 1R0 Nanton (Alberta)

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