Rocking R Guest Ranch
Box 45 Site 14 RR1 T1P 1J6 Strathmore (Alberta) Map · Phone number
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4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.6
  • Value 4.7
  • Response time 4.9

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    Jamie · Married on 03 of August of 2019

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    Book this VENUE!!!

    My Mom kept asking me during my wedding planning, "You sure there's not more to do? This seems too easy". After helping my sisters plan their weddings, my Mom couldn't believe everything Terri included with her Venue and neither could I. Weddings are hard enough to plan you don't need to stress about renting tables, chairs, cutlery, glassware, linens, plates, bartender, servers, etc. Terri takes care of it all. She also has many recommendations for extra vendors to use (photographers, DJ, dessert, decor, wedding planners, etc). Terri also has an option of providing a Hayride which we chose to do, and our guest LOVED it! It gave them something to do while photos where being taken. Not to mention the other horses on her land the guest loved as well.

    Terri also has 2 cabins available on her property which we also booked and had the best time. The night before the wedding my girls and I enjoyed having a glass of wine in the hot tub and relaxing before the craziness began the next morning. The next morning we woke up to an amazing view and while hair and makeup were being done we enjoyed the entertainment from the horses outside our front door.

    I sent Terri numerous emails with questions, confirmations, etc. She always got back to me within the same hour if not sooner. She was very accommodating when we asked to come out to the Ranch to plan some decorations and then again with our photographers. The day of our wedding, it was calling for rain and Terri prepared me the ceremony may not be able to be held outside. However, she gave me some other options and was willing to wait until the last minute to call it. Which I appreciated so much.

    The Rocking R Guest Ranch was the first venue we went to go look at. We loved it right away. But we felt we needed to look at one more venue just to compare. Our second venue didn't even come CLOSE to The Rocking R Ranch. If you are looking for a rustic, GORGEOUS, stress-free venue. Then look no further because you have found it. I could go on and on about how amazing this place is and how wonderful Terri was to deal with. All I can recommend to you is, take the time to go visit the Ranch. I guarantee you will not be wasting your time.

    Sent on 06/08/2019

    Rocking R Guest Ranch's reply:

    Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We really appreciate all of your wonderful comments! You were so calm on your wedding day and we are happy that we were able to help you create a stress-free wedding. All the best to you and Brad!
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    Tanya Hamilton · Married on 03 of August of 2019

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    Rocking r Guest Ranch

    Beyond our expectations!
    The venue itself is absolutely beautiful. Terri and the staff made our dreams come true!!

    Sent on 17/09/2019

    Rocking R Guest Ranch's reply:

    Thanks for the lovely review Tanya. We loved working with you and Aaron! The kids were so sweet and very well behaved!
  • Sarah

    Sarah Brisbin · Married on 27 of July of 2019

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    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



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    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!
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    Tia Kjartanson · Married on 29 of June of 2019

    5.0
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    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!

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    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!
  • Jade

    Jade Connor · Married on 18 of August of 2018

    4.8
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    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,

    Thank you for the kind review! Our bridal parties love being on-site from Friday to Sunday as everything they need is easily accessible. We very much enjoyed your wedding - you and your guests were wonderful!
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    Brianne Bartman · Married on 14 of July of 2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Amazing wedding venue!

    We hosted our wedding at the ranch on July 14, 2018. It was truly a perfect day and we were so happy with the venue that we chose!

    Terri (the owner) is extremely responsive and easy to work with. She has hosted many weddings and has thought of every detail to make your day as streamlined as possible. Hosting the rehearsal dinner at the ranch and then having the bride and bridesmaids stay in the cabins that evening made everything so relaxed. It would have been very hectic to get ready at one location, move to another for the ceremony and then move again for pictures or the reception. The day flies by, so being in one spot is ideal!

    The property is beautifully manicured and the tent is spacious, clean and even has chandeliers! The outdoor patio space is great for warm summer evenings and the ranch gets the best sunsets; all of our guests were taking photos! We received a lot of compliments about the food and the service was great. Being able to bring your own alcohol is also a huge bonus.

    Overall, I would highly recommend this venue, we had an amazing experience!

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    Sent on 26/07/2018

    Rocking R Guest Ranch's reply:

    Hello Brianne,

    My staff and I had fun with your guests; it was a beautiful day! Thank you for choosing the Rocking R Guest Ranch. Love the pictures - thanks for sharing them with future brides!
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    Jill B · Married on 02 of June of 2018

    4.8
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      5.0
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      4.0
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    Rocking R Guest Ranch Wedding

    My husband and I were married at Rocking R in June 2018. The venue, both ceremony and reception area are so beautiful. Terri was amazing and we had tons of flexibility in terms of decorating, food etc. I would highly recommend Rocking R if you are looking for a farm wedding close to the city. My guests commented on how much fun the venue was and how yummy the food tasted. The only thing I would note as a caution is that due to the area bylaws, music must be off by 11:30pm. That means bar closed and everything shut off by 11:30pm. We were well aware of this when we booked but it does come quickly and we didn't want it to end because we were having such an amazing time! I think this is pretty standard for out door weddings. Something to keep in mind when you are booking your venue. Rocking R went above and beyond for our wedding and we are still so happy we booked and were married there. Thank you Terri!

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    Sent on 20/08/2018

    Rocking R Guest Ranch's reply:

    Hello Jill,

    Thank you for taking the time to post your wonderful review! We really appreciate that! I just want to clarify that although last call is at 11:30 you can party until 12:30 a.m. Outdoor venues have to adhere to the local noise by-laws but we are at least 30 minutes later than most. In some venues you have to take down your decor items by 1:00 a.m. but at the Rocking R you just enjoy the party and deal with your decor items the next day.
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    Kirsten Fladhamer · Married on 14 of October of 2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The ease that the location made our wedding was excellent. Being able to have everything at a single location made the stress of the whole event much easier. The food was well received by everyone and was very pleased with the hall. Overall it made the entire day very enjoyable and we left with no regrets with our wedding.

    Sent on 13/11/2017

    Rocking R Guest Ranch's reply:

    Hello Kirsten,

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. As always we are thrilled when our guests have a great time and everything is to their liking! You and Lee were a pleasure to deal with and your guests were very gracious. It was a great wedding to end our 2017 season! All the best in your married life!
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    Marla · Married on 09 of September of 2017

    5.0
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    The Rocking R Guest Ranch was everything I was hoping for in my wedding venue. It is the perfect balance between rustic and glamorous. The decor of the tent makes it easy to achieve any wedding look.

    Terri and Marv are awesome people to work with and their hospitality is amazing. Such genuine nice people.

    The price you pay to have this venue is well worth it especially considering it includes a 2 night stay at their cabins. The property is immaculate and the cabins are very modern.

    I highly recommend this venue to any couple searching for a venue. You will not be disappointed!

    Sent on 10/09/2017

    Rocking R Guest Ranch's reply:

    Hello Marla,

    Thank for your wonderful review! You and Thames are a great match and your little boy is adorable. All the best in your married life!

    Terri & Marv
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    Jessica Chammoury · Married on 26 of August of 2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    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!

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    Sent on 28/09/2017

    Rocking R Guest Ranch's reply:

    Hello Jessica

    Thank you for the wonderful review. You certainly took that blank canvas and made it your own. Your decor was absolutely stunning!
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