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Located in Calgary, Alberta, Shawnessy Community Association is a venue that specializes in hosting country and rustic style weddings and other special events. This historic landmark offers a beautiful barn which is at the center of their 17-acre green space. Built in the early 1900's and refurbished in the late 70's as a community centre, this venue offers brides and grooms the best location and services for their big day.

Facilities and capacity

The facilities found at this farm wedding venue include their historic barn which is the last standing barn within the city limits of Calgary that is still usable. It offers cedar walls, a beautiful fireplace, an outdoor patio and green spaces. These facilities can accommodate up to 115 guests.

Services offered

Shawnessy Community Association offers couples the following wedding services:

  • Dance floor
  • Lighting
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Clean up
  • Catering / Bar

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Dance floor

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4.8 out of 5 rating
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100% Recommended by couples
Kimberly C. Sent on 21/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Had our wedding here in October

It was such a beautiful space we opted todo our ceremony outside and reception inside and it worked out beautifully! We had about 85 guests show up but had planned for 100 and it worked out beautifully. It fit our rustic theme perfectly and loved that we could bring our own food! Everyone said the venue was perfect!
Nicole Sent on 19/06/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

We loved our wedding at the Shawnessy Barn!

The shawnessy barn was absolutely incredible! Our guests loved the atmosphere, it was the perfect vibe for our rustic, simple wedding. We had about 70 guests and the venue fit our guests nicely with lots of room to spare. The bartender provided did an amazing job with quick service and even helped keep some of the guests from getting too drunk while still letting them drink and have fun! Our guests really enjoyed that they were able to stay in the city with lots of options to get home, while still having that rustic charm that the barn brings. All in all I鈥檇 recommend this venue in a heartbeat - such a hidden gem in the city with outstanding value!
Brittany Sent on 27/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding at the barn

W me had an amazing time at our wedding here at the shawnessy barn. Our bartender was also amazing!!! We would rent the barn again for other events in the future
Melanie Sent on 07/08/2022
4.2 out of 5 rating

Perfect venue for a small rustic wedding

I wanted to start of this review with the good points first! We ended up losing our venue we previously booked due to the property selling, and Shawnessy barn was the first back up venue recommended to us. They had us booked and had a contract signed in less than 48 hours of us having to choose a new venue. The venue itself is absolutely beautiful! If you are looking for a rustic barn setting that鈥檚 still in city limits, shawnessy barn is the place to book! The one and only downside of my experience with this venue is the communication/organization wasn鈥檛 the greatest as we got closer to the wedding day. There would be times I鈥檇 be waiting over a week just for an email reply and times where contract prices would be getting mixed up if I had a question. Other than that having my wedding at Shawnessy Barn was absolutely amazing and it鈥檚 a day I will never forget!
Courtney Sent on 20/10/2021
4.8 out of 5 rating

Beautiful atmosphere

The Shawnessy Barn was a great place to host our wedding. It created the best atmosphere and the character of the barn was perfect for having minimal decorations. The value is unbeatable and the staff are extremely easygoing and made the whole process really simple. I really liked the fact that the venue and the bartender was including as one final fee and we were able to purchase our own alcohol. Highly recommend.
Gabrielle L. Sent on 29/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue!

The Barn was exactly what we were looking for within the city. It was such a beautiful venue and the perfect size! The bartender was awesome and made it so much easier to lock up. Jennifer was easy to deal with even amidst Covid! A beautiful place for a great price, I highly recommend!
Leah Sent on 22/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue and staff!

Such a beautiful venue and area! We had our wedding here this July and it was perfect! We had around 60 guest and it was the perfect size! Amazing price too! The staff are extremely friendly, helpful and accommodating! I highly recommend the barn!
Jess Sent on 22/02/2020
4.8 out of 5 rating

We had a fabulous experience working with the Shawnessy Barn

The venue was available all day, Jennifer was very responsive and helpful. The hall is rustic and charming and was the right size for our 50 person event.
Shannon R. Sent on 02/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Exactly what we envisioned

We are so happy we chose the Shawnessy Barn for our wedding venue. It was rustic and cozy while still having enough room for our guests.
Exactly what we wanted!
Valerie B. Sent on 08/09/2020
4.8 out of 5 rating

Amazing and rustic venue

Very reasonably priced. Everyone loved it. Can bring your own caterer. The venue has some. Lighting up already which was great. Communication and flexibility during covid was awesome.
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Shawnessy Community Association Real Weddings

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Gabrielle & Robert
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224 Shawmeadows Rd SW T2Y3C6 Calgary (Alberta)
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