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Obsidian Ridge

Tofield, Alberta View map
4.2 out of 5 rating 7 reviews
50 to 200 Guests

About

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.

Highlights

Availability

Type

Country club, farm

Style

Country, garden, rustic

Event Services

Accommodations, bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, lighting / sound, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$11,750

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

What kind of settings are available?

Covered outdoor
Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)

What event items are available?

Altar/arches
Audio equipment
Chair covers
Dance floor
Lighting
Chairs
Tables
Tent accessories
Tents

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair access

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

No

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

No

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

$2,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Chairs
Tables
Lighting/sound
Parking
Bridal suite

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$9

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

Bartenders
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  • Selina
    Selina G. Married on 06/09/2021
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    Great experience

    Our wedding day was amazing! The venue is gorgeous.
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    Kelsey Married on 14/08/2021
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    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!
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    Nikki P. Married on 21/08/2020
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    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.
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  • Suzanne
    Suzanne K. Married on 19/09/2020
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    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!
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    Paulina Married on 23/05/2020
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    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.
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    Jennifer B. Married on 26/07/2020
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    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!!
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    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!

Awards

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Obsidian Ridge Real Weddings

  • Leslie & Justin
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  • 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

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.

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20410 TWP RD 504 T0B4J2 Tofield (Alberta)

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