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Thanksgiving Ranch

Pincher Creek, Alberta View map

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Welcome to Thanksgiving Ranch .. a luxurious and exclusive Rocky Mountain wedding destination with unsurpassed views in a truly unforgettable location located in southern Alberta, near Waterton, Alberta.

Imagine having private access to our incredible ranch setting and marvelous Lodge to say ‘I do’! You and your guests will be fully immersed in a truly unforgettable setting, with ‘closed gate’ privacy, bordered by majestic mountain peaks. Creating a sense of ultimate seclusion and a serene sense of place, Thanksgiving Ranch is a uniquely luxurious setting for sharing a celebration with those you love most.

Facilities and Capacity

Begin your day in the classically designed Lodge by preparing in one of the designated get-ready suites. Surrounded by the warm wood-lined interior of the ranch house, take a moment to relax with your wedding entourage. There is plenty of room for your hair and makeup teams to help you ready yourself for the festivities. Your ceremony can take place in The Saddle Barn, a beautifully pastoral event space designed to host elegant celebrations. Here, you can seat up to 70 guests for your ceremony and reception in the seating design of your choice. Weather permitting, you could opt for an outdoor service in the surrounding pastures around The Saddle Barn. You might choose to host an outdoor cocktail reception in the fresh mountain air before proceeding back inside to enjoy a delicious meal. The interior of the barn structure is notable for its exposed log walls and beams. Market lighting is placed around the perimeter, casting a romantic glow over your reception as the sun sets majestically behind the nearby mountains. There is plenty of room to accommodate a dance floor and after-dinner entertainment.

For a more intimate affair, you can enjoy a ceremony and reception based solely in The Lodge. Your event can take place on the main floor, which can then be flipped to accommodate your dining. You can comfortably seat up to 36 guests here, keeping warm next to the wood-burning fireplace. If the season is warmer, you can also move the event onto the lawn surrounding The Lodge. The outdoor spaces will allow your guests to mingle or break away from the crowd to take in the amazing vista.

Services Offered

Thanksgiving Ranch offers two distinct experience packages depending on the size of your event. Each package is designed to fit their distinct spaces, All events offer overnight accommodation for up to fourteen guests in the Lodge. Full event catering by our in-house culinary team is available. They can help you to choose a distinct menu for your celebration, including delicious wine pairings. Full bar service can also be provided, including premium beers, wines, liquors, and custom cocktails. Event rentals such as glassware, flatware, linens, and china can also be sought from the management. There is plenty of parking available on-site for the convenience of you and your guests. Market tents may also be an additional option to consider.

2022 Reception Dinner Costing (Subject to change):

Silver Menu starting at $55.00+

Gold Menu starts at $65.00+

Platinum Menu starts at $75.00+

Children's plate $25.00+

Assorted Gourmet Dessert (per person) $12.00+

Ranch Wedding Cake (10-12 people) $150.00 per cake

Desert options "couple choice" (per person) starting at $9.00

Charcuterie (per person and $ starting at) $19.00

Cold appetizers (per person and $ starting at)$17.00

Hot appetizers (per person and $ starting at)$17.00

Event Coffee/Tea (per person) $5.00

Corkage fee ($13 per person) if couple bringing in their own alcohol $13.00


TOTAL RECEPTION DINNER: Subject to guest numbers


Please note that 5% GST is charged on event food and beverage. Please note a standard industry 20% banquet fee is charged on food and beverage.

Highlights

Type

Farm, inn/B&B, mansion

Style

Country, glamorous, rustic

Event Services

Accommodations, bridal suite, cake, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, liability insurance, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$10,000

Plated Service (per head)

$60

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

Two indoor options and also outdoor spaces

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 catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
Family style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake
Plated
Server(s)

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
Champagne toast
Limited bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty beer

What event items are available?

Altar/arches
Audio equipment
Chair covers
Dance floor
Furniture
Lighting
Chairs
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

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 off-peak season?

$5,500

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?

$5,000

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

$5,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Chairs
Tables
Linens
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Bridal suite

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$60

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$10

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$15

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

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

Limited bar
Specialty beer
Specialty wine
Champagne toast
Premium liquor
Bartenders
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    Rob G. Married on 14/08/2021
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    Wedding of our dreams!

    Absolutely everything about Thanksgiving Ranch blew every expectation we had away. From the long private drive into a hidden gem of a working ranch, log house lodge with 6 bedrooms, jaw dropping landscapes butting up to the Rocky Mountains. Pictures do not do this place justice. The food was amazing. We had brisket for dinner and lemon blueberry cake for dessert. The most delicious meal we have ever had. Sunsets on the deck, horseback riding, small creek running through the property and an abundance of wildlife all around. 10/10 experience. We had the most amazing wedding we could have ever imagined. Definitely booking a stay again at least once a year.
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    Beth F. Married on 05/09/2021
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    Beautiful setting and amazing hospitality.

    It was tricky planning a wedding that depended on 3 international borders opening in the summer of 2021. Fortunately, Thanksgiving Ranch was able to be flexible as we waited for things to open up. We ended up with a very small but wonderful weekend wedding. The food was amazing, the lodge was beautiful and cozy, and the outdoor setting was breathtaking.
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    Maria V. Married on 23/08/2020
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    Exceeded our Expectations

    I had my elopement at the ranch in August of this year. We originally had another venue booked but because of COVID, they cancelled all bookings.
    We reached out to Brad and Christi to see what they could accommodate.
    I had my heart set on a big wedding but It was better than I could have ever imagined.
    The location is breathtaking. The venue fit right into my theme, and the food was impeccable!
    They went above and beyond to make sure the day was perfect and it exceeded our expectations!

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Meet the Team

brad bustard
brad bustard
owner

As the owner of Thanksgiving Ranch, Brad is a detail-oriented person ready to think ahead and ensure things get done properly, beautifully, and not forget any detail because it is too small.

A lifetime of experience in food-related, customer service jobs and a career in Quality System Management has made details the key to his role.

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