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Escape To Rustic Romance

A scenic wedding venue near Calgary, where love blooms naturally.

Breathtaking vistas and rustic charm set the stage for stunning wedding photos across 40 acres, dedicated exclusively for your use. From our majestic cedar arbor where you will exchange your heartfelt vows to the elegant pavilion surrounded by rolling green pastures, your wedding day will become a magical experience rooted in natural beauty for you and your guests.

We will help you design a highly personal wedding day aesthetic that embraces all the beauty that Southern Alberta has to offer.

With customizable wedding packages featuring professional on-site service and flexible food and vendor options, our caring team will provide the support you need so you can become the cherished guests at your own celebration.

Your Happily Ever After Comes To Life At Rocking R Guest Ranch.

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4.8 out of 5 rating
25 reviews
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96% Recommended by couples
Aleisha W. Sent on 29/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Most amazing day ever

Our wedding at Rocking R Guest Ranch was the most amazing day ever. We had to postpone our wedding 3 times before it actually happened on July 9, 2022 but our experience at the Ranch made it well worth the wait. Kara and Ryan went above and beyond to make our day perfect! The venue itself is absolutely beautiful and the customer service is top notch! If you want a rustic, elegant wedding, Rocking R Guest Ranch is the place to book!
Allyson H. Sent on 22/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
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. Sent on 04/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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

Tia K. Sent on 21/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Jade C. Sent on 21/09/2018
4.8 out of 5 rating

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.
Jessica C. Sent on 28/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating
Rocking R Guest Ranch was an absolutely beautiful place for our wedding! Terri and Marv made us feel comfortable all weekend, and ensured everything was perfect and taken care of! We loved that we got to spend the weekend on the ranch and didn't have to worry about rushing out for another event like most venues. We spent the nights in the cabin and it was a total blast and so convenient to be able to get ready right on the property. They also made breakfast the morning of which was delicious! The ceremony spot is gorgeous and the tent is nice and spacious, but be prepared in knowing that it really is a blank canvas and if you want certain things for decor, it is a big space and is not cheap. I loved that we were able to make it our own though! It also made for stunning photos!
Terra F. Sent on 12/10/2016
2 out of 5 rating
We had a wedding at Rocking R Guest Ranch this past October, to be honest Terri made it far more stressful and was not easy to deal with!!

We experienced the following:

- When we first met with Terri she suggested last call be at 11:30 as everyone needs to be off the property by 1:00 a.m. However a month before the wedding she told us music must be off by 11:30 due to the bylaws, this was a huge shock to us both!

- Be careful about having your ceremony outside! It was forecast to snow on the day of my wedding and Terri wouldn't allow me to have the chairs outside and said "can't your guest stand during the ceremony". She didn't want to risk getting the plastic chair wet. Thus I had to move the ceremony instead the tent as we had a bunch of older people and couldn't have them standing.

- Be sure to check the condition of everything in both the tent and cabins prior to setting up or using them for the wedding!!!!! We are being charged for a new freezer, as it was dented, and cleaning of a seat cushion, as it was stained and Terri couldn't get it out. We didn't damage either.

- Glassware is not included in the corkage fee and you are expected to rent the glassware, although it isn't in your contract!! Also I requested that we have asparagus for the caesars and milk for paralyzers and Terri said this isn't included in the corkage fee of $6.50 per person so I ended up picking them up.

- I choose to not use Terri's vendors for rentals and she was not impressed by this. I found a cheaper place to rent as I had a coupon and she mentioned my glassware rentals looked "cheap" compared to the ones she usually gets. She said she doesn't want the venue to look cheap! ** I rented ordinary water goblets, wine and cocktail glasses.

- You are must use her caterer. For appetizers we had coconut covered shrimp, soft pretzels and candied bacon. The coconut shrimp were soggy and the soft pretzels were WAY over cooked and hard as rock. The dinner was good - although 3/4 of my guest told me there wasn't enough food, my guest were still hungry after dinner. This was after being reassured time and time again that there will be lots of food.

Megan Sent on 03/01/2017
4.8 out of 5 rating
I had my beautiful wedding here at the Rocking R Guest Ranch back in May 2015.
It was a beautiful stress free day (except for the rainy parts) that I had such an amazing time. I couldn't be happier!

Terri was amazing! She was very accommodating for any specific requests (I had a harp brought in and she got a bunch of help getting that beast in!) she was professional and allowed me to just relax and enjoy the party.

In the morning we rented out the beautiful cottages and the ladies got ready in the larger cabin. The facility was new and beautiful! My self and my family were very happy to have this option! It makes for an easy retreat after your busy wedding!

I got the horse and carriage as a part of our package which really added to my entrance! The horses were beautiful and well groomed for the occasion. I had a lot of compliments on this!!

Our Dinner was delicious! We ordered the boneless short ribs which were to die for!

In all I would highly recommend having your wedding here. It was such a gorgeous venue. I am one happy wife!
Dani Sent on 04/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

My favourite wedding

My husband and I recently got married at the rocking r guest ranch and it was the most perfect day! We had zero issues, not only on the day of the wedding but during the whole planning process! Terri was awesome to deal with, quick to get back to me with all my questions. Her staff on the day of the wedding were all so kind and nice! We went with the DJ they suggested to us and we are so happy we did! He had the party going and everyone up dancing all night. So many of my guests have said it was the best wedding they have been too! Terri and her staff made setting up and taking down a breeze! I didn’t bring many of my own decorations because I loved the way it looked how it was simply decorated to begin with! I would recommend this venue to everyone! It was the best day!
Jordyn S. Sent on 20/10/2020
4.8 out of 5 rating

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.
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Kara Carriere
Kara Carriere

I'm a country girl at heart and Rocking R Guest Ranch is the perfect backdrop for your dream country wedding!

I will help you design a highly personal wedding day aesthetic that embraces all the beauty that Southern Alberta has to offer.

With customizable wedding packages featuring professional on-site service and flexible food and vendor options, our caring team will provide the support you need so you can become the cherished guests at your own celebration.


234051 Range Road 243 T1P 0N2 Strathmore (Alberta)
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