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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

More information

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

1

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Farm
Historic

Describe the style of your venue:

Country
Garden
Rustic

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What event services do you offer?

Catering / bar
Clean up

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
Open bar
Outside alcohol

What event items are available?

Dance floor
Lighting
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair access

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

Yes

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

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,000

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

Yes

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

$1,000

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

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Tables
Parking

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

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

Bartenders
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  • Brittany
    Brittany Married on 17/09/2022
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    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
    Melanie Married on 05/08/2022
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    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!

    Shawnessy Community Association's reply:

    Hi Melanie. We were pleased to assist you with your special day. We were happy to answer all the questions you had about the contract you signed, in a timely manner, the months, weeks and days before your wedding day. Some of the issues you were having is that your wedding planner was making decisions that went against your contact and our facility rules and confused you. Please note wedding planners are not affiliated with the Barn. We always suggest if you hire a wedding planner they understand what you have agreed to with the facility and they also need to follow those rules. We are happy that your experience other than that was amazing. All the best to you and your husband in the future.
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    Courtney Married on 16/10/2021
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    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.
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    Gabrielle L. Married on 04/09/2021
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    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!
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    Leah Married on 24/07/2021
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    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!
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    Jess Married on 01/02/2020
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    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.
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    Shannon R. Married on 18/09/2021
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    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!
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    Valerie B. Married on 06/09/2020
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    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.

    Shawnessy Community Association's reply:

    Thank you so much, Valerie. We are so happy that you and your guests had a great time. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. All the best in the many years to come.

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Shawnessy Community Association Real Weddings

Brittany & David
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Shannon & Ryan
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Gabrielle & Robert
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224 Shawmeadows Rd SW T2Y3C6 Calgary (Alberta)

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