The Rocking R Guest Ranch offers couples a private venue for the entire weekend. Host your rehearsal dinner at the ranch, take time to set up your decor and then soak in the hot tub the night before your wedding. On your wedding day you and your bridal party will enjoy a delicious two-course breakfast before the hair and make-up people arrive. Your wedding will take place in a beautiful outdoor setting with stunning views of the lake and the Rocky mountains. The deck adjacent to the wedding pavillion is the perfect place to watch the sun set over the lake!
For Covid-19 Intimate Weddings please check out our webiste at: https://www.rockingrguestranch.com/weddings/
Facilities and capacity
The facilities offered at this ranch include a natural wood arbour for ceremonies as well as a white wedding pavillion with a wood dance floor, elegant chandeliers and groups of lit trees. The pavillion can accomodate up to 170 guests. On-site accomodations feature two boutique cottages which can be used by the wedding party or by family & friends.
Rocking R Guest Ranch offers couples the following services for their special day. The services include:
The team at this venue can cater a rehearsal BBQ for your family and friends if requested. A wedding day breakfast will be provided and includes champagne! Their professional culinary team will prepare an amazing dinner for your wedding reception. You are allowed to purchase your own liquor for your event and they will provide 2 bartenders for 8 hours.
The larger cottage is a perfect place for the bridal party to prepare for the wedding. The smaller, cozy cottage is reserved for the couple on their wedding night.
The Rocking R Guest Ranch is pleased to offer brides and/or grooms massages on the day of the wedding or on the day after the wedding. You can choose a relaxation, therapeutic or hot stone massage. What better way to end an already perfect weekend?
24 Reviews for Rocking R Guest Ranch
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Allyson H. · Married on 18/09/2021
The Best Venue Ever!
We had our wedding at Rocking R Guest Ranch in September 2021 and everything about it was perfect. We wanted a venue outside of Calgary and something a little more "rustic" and we instantly fell in love with the Ranch. From the stunning view of the lake with the horses in the pasture, the beautiful reception tent and ceremony spot, and the cozy cabins, it is THE venue to have your wedding at.Sent on 22/10/2021
We were initially supposed to get married in June 2020 and had to postpone due to COVID. Terri was so wonderful throughout what was already a stressful time, and I cannot say enough good things about her, she is the best!! She was so flexible, easy to deal with and made the entire experience so enjoyable and special. Terri provides couples with a list of trusted vendors from photographer to DJ, which made finding those vendors so easy and stress free. You must use the Ranch's preferred caterer, and it was such an honor to have Chef Judy from YYC Flavour cater our wedding. The food was absolutely delicious, and all our guests told us after how amazing everything was (We had the cedar plank salmon and braised short ribs as our mains, they were to die for!) I could go on and on about the food but trust me when I say you will not be disappointed!
I always thought I would feel way more stressed out as the day came closer, but I wasn't at all thanks to Terri, she really has thought of everything! We had such an amazing wedding weekend, from getting to the Ranch on Friday night to set things up, to taking everything down on Sunday, the entire weekend was relaxed, fun, and so special. The actual day of our wedding was incredibly windy so our plans to have a champagne toast on the patio after the ceremony had to move inside but Terri had already thought of that and by the time I had freshened up and made my way to the tent everything was all under control. This is just one of many examples of how I didn’t have to worry about barely anything on the day. Thankfully the wind died down right as the sun was setting and our guests were able to get outside onto the beautiful patio to take pictures and enjoy themselves.
Another thing I loved about the tent itself is that it's basically a blank canvas. With the help of some creative family members, I was able to have my wedding vision come to life. There is already a lot included with the Ranch, like a twinkly back drop for the head table, tree lights, hanging chandeliers, wine barrel tables for the cake and coffee tables, and so much more, that I really didn’t need to rent many decorations!
My husband and I cannot say enough good things about Rocking R Guest Ranch and highly recommend it to every couple looking for a venue, you will not be disappointed!!
Sarah B. · Married on 27/07/2019
Amazing wedding experience
My husband and I just recently got married at Rocking R Guest Ranch and had what can only be described as a perfect day.
We started our wedding venue search with the goal of finding something outdoorsy, but found the places in Banff, Kanaskasis and Canmore to not quite fit the bill - either too expensive or too restrictive or too cookie cutter. We stumbled upon Rocking R while doing some online searching and were able to meet with Terri the next day to check it out. We fell in love immediately and have absolutely no regrets with having our big day out there. Nearly every guest commented on how picturesque the setting is and what a wonderful wedding spot we had found.
Terri was incredibly supportive every step of the way, making sure we were on track and able to answer any and all questions.
Her list of preferred vendors made the planning stages nearly seamless as we went with her tried and true suppliers who did not disappoint. A tasting dinner in early spring allowed us to meet with additional vendors as well as taste the delicious food from the on location caterer.
Being able to have access to the venue from Friday afternoon to Sunday morning allowed for a non-frantic set up and time spent with friends and family during the rehearsal bbq which we were able to host out there as well. The cabins on site are extremely well appointed with every detail thought of.
We additionally hired a ‘day of’ coordinator which took the organization to the next level and allowed Terri to focus on keeping the venue top notch.
Hurry up and book this place!
Sarah and Rob
Sent on 04/08/2019
Rocking R Guest Ranch's reply:Thank you for the wonderful review! Your wedding was very unique and we loved the little touches you added like paddling in for your grand entry and using a canoe for your outside bar! You and Rob are lovely people and it was a pleasure to help you plan your delightful wedding. Wishing you all the best in your future!
Tia K. · Married on 29/06/2019
Absolutely Perfect Wedding Venue
We had our wedding at the Rocking R' Guest Ranch on June 29th, 2019. We came across this venue by chance when we were searching in the fall of 2017! We instantly fell in love.
From the moment you drive onto the property you are surrounded by natural beauty and an instant feeling of relaxation! Terri was amazing to work with and she really has thought of it all. She is prompt in her responses and so incredibly easy to work with. Her staff and trusted vendors are extremely professional - from the amazing dinner service to the top notch bar tenders, nothing about our experience was negative.
We had an absolutely perfect wedding weekend and I would recommend this venue to anyone looking for a relaxed, fun wedding. This venue offered us a beautiful outdoor ceremony spot (with a wood arbour and a stunning tree to tie the knot under), a spot to set up lawn games for our guests, so many amazing spots to take photos, a patio for all of our guests to enjoy each other's company and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, a tent for our reception and dance, and 2 beautiful cottages to enjoy over the weekend!
We cant wait to go back and stay in one of the cottages for a few nights. There is something so peaceful about this place and it truly is something special!Sent on 21/07/2019
Rocking R Guest Ranch's reply:Thank you for the wonderful review!! We very much enjoyed hosting your wedding at the ranch. You, Alex, your family and friends were so easy to work with and we are thrilled that were able to make your wedding day a success! All the best in your married life!
Jordyn S. · Married on 07/08/2020
Destination wedding local
We were planning a destination wedding before Covid happened and when everything closed down we started looking for alternatives. We were planning a small wedding to start with and Terri made our weekend exactly what we wanted. I didn't want to plan a wedding and she made all of our plans/dreams come true. The accommodation, food and trail ride were all perfect. We are local to Strathmore and it was still a nice getaway.Sent on 20/10/2020
Rocking R Guest Ranch's reply:It was a pleasure to help you plan your wedding! We are so happy that you and Tyler enjoyed your weekend at the ranch.
Jade C. · Married on 18/08/2018
Beautiful views and venue
It is a beautiful venue and property. Terri really takes care of you which takes away a lot of stress that comes with planning. She is very professional and organized. The food was amazing and all of our guests enjoyed the selection from the appies to dinner. The only down sides are having to have the music off and guests gone by 1230 but that was made very clear to us prior to booking. As well as part of the package is having access to the beautiful cabins on the property but they are pricey and you do have to pay for them regardless if you are using both or not for the weekend. There are lots of beautiful areas around for taking wedding photos and everything went very smoothly.Sent on 21/09/2018
Rocking R Guest Ranch's reply:Hello Jade,
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