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Obsidian Ridge is an eclectic wedding venue located in Tofield, Alberta. This expansive estate represents the equal passion the owners share for innovative design and spectacular celebrations. Incorporating elements of ancient architecture with a modern edge, this event space has to be seen to be believed. Honor your special day in a true one-of-a-kind location, creating memories you and your loved ones will treasure for life.

Facilities and Capacity

The brainchild of founders Jodi and Layson LaFayette, Obsidian Ridge exists to provide an alternative kind of event space to your average venue. Part of the LaFayette鈥檚 mission with this establishment is to help their clients fully immerse themselves in their milestone celebration. They offer an overnight experience so guests can reap the benefits of their unique resort. You may begin your day in the hobbit hole get-ready suite which is built out of a converted airstream vehicle and features a contemporary, luxurious design. Then, you can pass through the moon gate and exchange your vows in the epic amphitheater, constructed entirely from monolithic stone. Your guests can witness your ceremony surrounded by the great outdoors, with a seven-stage waterfall and infinity edge pond only a short distance away. Gather post-service around the fire pit and share some refreshments. This carefully crafted area is a brief walk from the camping grounds and has a capacity of up to 200 people. To host a remarkable reception, you are invited to make use of the specially crafted indoor reception tent. This structure, with its dramatic fabric cathedral ceiling and stunning views of the surrounding landscape, provides a spacious area in which to share a meal with loved ones. Warm chandelier lighting throws a golden glow upon you from above, aiding the peaceful ambiance. Following your meal, seating can be cleared to make way for the dancefloor, where you and your guests can revel until bedtime.

Services Offered

Obsidian Ridge aims to create a turn-key wedding experience, eliminating the majority of the stress that comes with planning a momentous occasion such as this. The management offers a number of different wedding packages, from the full VIP experience to a more a la carte, customizable arrangement. Included in these packages are perks such as an onsite shuttle service, plug, and play sound systems.

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How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


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Country club

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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 planning
Event rentals
Lighting / sound
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail reception
Family style

What bar services do you provide?

Cash bar
Champagne toast
Liquor license
Signature drink
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Chair covers
Dance floor
Tent accessories

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair access

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Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Bridal suite

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4.2 out of 5 rating
9 reviews
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  • Professionalism
    4.3 out of 5 rating
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88% Recommended by couples
Michelle M. Sent on 23/08/2023
3.6 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Wedding Venue

There is no arguing how beautiful and breathtaking this venue is, everyone can see that when the drive in. We had an amazing wedding day there. I would recommend this venue IF you are willing to spend the money. Many things are an additional cost so be aware of that.
Kati Sent on 24/08/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Incredible All-Inclusive Venue

This place is absolutely magical, and we mean that in the most sincere way. Truthfully, Obsidian Ridge was above our original budget, but it ended up being so worth it in the end. Not only is it a ceremony and reception venue, but there is camping for all your guests as well as a honeymoon suite for you and your new boo. There鈥檚 no need to be driving around the city or worrying about people being on the roads too late, there鈥檚 a place for everyone. The owners built the whole space with intention and a deep respect for the land. They really honour spirituality and connectedness, which meant a lot to us considering we have similar values. The next day, we didn鈥檛 want to leave!

Any issues or questions we had leading up to the event were dealt with professionally and promptly. The staff we鈥檇 met were wonderful and helpful the whole way through.
Selina G. Sent on 08/10/2021
4.8 out of 5 rating

Great experience

Our wedding day was amazing! The venue is gorgeous.
Kelsey Sent on 21/01/2020
5 out of 5 rating

The venue is stunning and our experience has been very simple and professional!

We had an amazing tour of this beautiful venue and were blown away at all of the detail and effort put into each aspect of it. From the amazing stone in the amphitheater, the incorporated elements, the groom and bridal suites, to the social fire pit, we fell in love with it right away! The hard work ethic and professionalism was very vivid as well. We are very excited to have our special day here and would recommend it to anyone!
Suzanne K. Sent on 19/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing! Can't wait to have our wedding there!!

Layson is great to work with. Very easy and quick communication. Very accommodating. Provided a perfect tour that really gave us a vision for our wedding. I love how much pride they have in the venue and the story that goes along with it.
The venue is gorgeous and has more than what we've dreamed of. Words can't express our excitement!
Nikki P. Sent on 26/11/2020
3.8 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue

We absolutely loved this venue. It is gorgeous, and you will not find anything like it anywhere else. The owners are very passionate about their venue and that comes through when you meet them and visit the space. We did have difficulty with timely and clear/concise communication with the vendor which unfortunately made things very stressful for us. We also felt that some aspects were overpriced, but were able to customize our package in some areas to help with budget limits. As a new venue, we definitely felt like we encountered many of their hiccups that come with starting a new business but overall were happy with the outcome. I鈥檇 recommend this venue still because it truly is magical and gorgeous, but just be direct in your communications, desires, wants and needs with them.
Paulina Sent on 11/04/2022
1 out of 5 rating

Terrible experience

Like many others, our wedding plans were challenged by the Covid Pandemic. We at first book our wedding at a beautiful venue Pine and Pond (shout out - check them out instead!), when our wedding was cancelled due to restrictions (May 2020), the venue was fantastic and fully refunded us the deposit, knowing it wasn't anyone's fault. Later on we booked at Obsidian Ridge, where we had to place an even higher deposit. Our second wedding (May 2021) was also cancelled due to restrictions. Both weddings could not have happened, there was no limitations to size but rather a strict no gathering policy for both dates. When we first met with Lyson at Obsidian Ridge (Summer 2020) we were told not to worry about Covid and our deposit, they were "a unique venue who could issue us a transferrable credit". Fast forward to our wedding, that the venue was unable to facilitate due to restrictions, we were very negatively surprised about the venues response to our deposit. At first we were unable to get any sort of refund, then after many emails and proof of what has been said, we were offered a voucher with an admin fee deductions (this was never discussed), after a lot more emails we were issued a full voucher BUT with a ton of limitations. We are having the hardest time trying to transfer the voucher - one of the "limitations" is that that it has to be a new couple (again this was never mentioned when they first took our money, they said that our money could be transferred like a gift card). Overall, I personally have had a VERY negative experience. The venue took advantage of vulnerable couples to build and expand their operations by using deposit money. The venue continued with additions and renovations during the Pandemic which were funded by deposits for weddings which could have never taken place. It took me awhile to write this review (the venue almost threatened against it when it came to us even getting this "voucher") at this point I feel like someone stole $3,000 from me that I am unable to recover and want to share my experience. Although the restrictions have now lifted and I hope no one else has to go through what we did, the basic principles and human values stand. The team at Obsidian Ridge is greedy.
Jennifer B. Sent on 02/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The outdoor wedding venue in alberta!

I wish I could underline the word 'the' in the title because I feel this is THE absolute best outdoor venue area in the province!!!! You know how you book an all-inclusive vacation so you have no worries once your holidaying?? Well, this is wedding equivalent of that!!!

The energy in this place is so warm, romantic, welcoming, happy, comfortable, charming, relaxing, and positive. I love how friendly and helpful the staff are and they do everything they can to ensure your day is easy and as magical as you've dreamed about your whole life.

The countless hours of work the crew have put in to this environment is apparent the minute you drive up to the stone gates and the feeling you get once you exit your vehicle to look around is like none other. They left no stone unturned (you'll see why that phrase is appropriate once you go look!!) and everything you see here comes with a ton of thought behind it; from the use of symbolism throughout, to the optimum daylight hours for photo ops, it's all there!

This place is the real deal, people!! I'm so in love with it and wish I could just move in and spend all my days here!!!

You won't regret booking here one bit, I guarantee it!!
Jillian B. Sent on 12/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Five Star All The Way

The grounds are so incredibly breathtaking! I couldn鈥檛 have dreamt up a more beautiful space for my event! The owners/operators of the site were easy to work with. It made the whole experience wonderful! I highly recommend this venue!
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Obsidian Ridge Real Weddings

Levi & Kara
16 Photos 路 01/Jun/2023
Leslie & Justin
95 Photos 路 10/Jul/2022
Chaunette & Mike
137 Photos 路 12/Aug/2021
Tom & Syd
24 Photos 路 09/Jul/2021
Nikki & Mike
7 Photos 路 21/Aug/2020
Suzanne & Cam
7 Photos 路 15/Aug/2020

Meet the team

Jodi & Layson LaFayette
Jodi & Layson LaFayette

Owners Jodi and Layson LaFayette are visionaries, she's an award-winning designer and he's an accomplished developer, their combined portfolio demonstrates their high-quality professionalism and amazing creative ability. Using a fusion of modern architecture, ancient building methods, and impeccable design they have created a truly one of a kind space. Obsidian is their first major project together as a couple, their crown jewel, and life long dream.


20410 TWP RD 504 T0B4J2 Tofield (Alberta)
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