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Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Whistler, British Columbia View map

About

2 to 1150 Guests

Fairmont Chateau Whistler is a wedding venue located in Whistler, British Columbia. This opulent resort is an idyllic place for those looking to celebrate their special day in glamorous, private surroundings. It is a fully-fledged wedding wonderland, awaiting your personal touch.

Facilities and Capacity

You can enjoy a magical ceremony with a view at Fairmont Chateau Whistler. The Woodlands Terrace is an open-air event space, composed of a number of different sites for your ceremony and reception. Hold your service in the charming Rooftop Chapel. This expansive space has room to seat up to 200 guests. It allows you to exchange your vows in front of a breathtaking view of snowy mountains and dappled green forestry. You may use the terrace as a setting for your cocktail reception, or venture down to the Mountain View Lawn. Here, you and your guests can enjoy a refreshment in the outdoors as you marvel at the lush panoramic view. If you would prefer to dine inside, you can host a grand reception in the Macdonald Ballroom. This glamorous, contemporary space boasts room for up to 180 seated guests. It is enhanced by its ornate chandeliers and tapestry wall hangings. Towering ceilings give the ballroom a truly palatial feel, allowing you to feel like royalty as you dine and dance the night away here. You and your guests can also avail of the luxury accommodations offered at this hotel. Tastefully decorated suites provide you with ultimate comfort alongside a stunning view of the peaks and woodlands surrounding the estate.

Services Offered

Fairmont Chateau Whistler aims to provide an inclusive experience like no other. They provide top-tier gourmet dining for every celebration they have the privilege to host. You can brainstorm with the excellent culinary team to create an event menu that is truly one-of-a-kind. Premium bar services are also available, including custom cocktail menus and champagne toasts. You can find a multitude of event rentals here, including glassware, flatware, and linens, along with a range of decor to enhance your occasion. Audio equipment and lighting can be leased for your ceremony and reception. In the wedding packages available from this hotel, you can enjoy such perks as block room bookings for your out-of-town guests. This location is both wheelchair accessible and served by valet parking.

Highlights

Type

Ballroom, hotel, restaurant

Style

Classic, garden, glamorous

Event Services

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

Plated Service (per head)

$88

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

15

What kind of settings are available?

Covered outdoor
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
French service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Limited bar
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Centerpieces
Chair covers
Dance floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Chairs
Tables
Tent accessories
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair access

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

Yes

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware

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

$90

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$85

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

Cake cutting
Server(s)
Dessert

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

Open bar
House beer
Specialty beer
House wine
House liquor
Bartenders
Rated
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7 User photos

  • Shweta
    Shweta S. Married on 01/09/2019
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    Exceeded every expectation!

    Dear Fairmont Chateau whistler,
    I know we have already said it countless of times, but once again we are so grateful to have had our fairytale wedding at the Fairmont Whistler. What you and your staff did for us is invaluable, and having you all be a part of our wedding planning was definitely the best decision we made. We could count on your expertise and knowledge to ensure that things went exactly the way they were supposed to. There were many hiccups we were faced with on the day of, but you did your absolute best to ensure everything went seamlessly. You’re the true testament of what a wedding coordinator should be, Hilary. You were the first to get there and the last to leave. You were there guiding us from day one via countless visits, calls and texts. Your work ethic and professionalism is very appreciated. You really went above and beyond for us. The staff at Fairmont (special thanks to Tracy McIvor) did an exceptional job and made sure that all our guests were taken care of. I also want to thank Chef Isabel and Jason for doing a phenomenal job with the food. Our guests still can’t stop talking about the butter chicken and ravioli. I know how difficult it was to create a fusion Indian menu so thank you!
    I truly feel like the Chateau Whistler has become a part of our story. You’re all warm , kind and loving. You all really paid attention to every detail-big or small. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for taking care of everything despite all challenges with so much grace.
    As a bride, I had no idea of what was going on behind the scenes and was able to be present and focus on what was important. Thank you just isn’t enough for all you’ve done.

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler's reply:

    Dear Shweta,

    Thank you so much for sharing the lovely words, and of course, for choosing Fairmont Chateau Whistler for your very special day. It was our pleasure to play a part in your beautiful wedding, and we are so happy to hear that it was such a memorable, special celebration for you, your family and friends. The entire team wishes you and your husband a lifetime of love and happiness ahead. We look forward to welcoming you back to Whistler to create more special memories with us again soon!

    Warm regards,
    The team at Fairmont Chateau Whistler
  • Camille
    Camille B. Married on 02/03/2020
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    Winter Wedding

    My husband and I were beyond pleased with all of the staff, the venue, the food, and the service provided by the Fairmont. We had our ceremony and reception at the Chalet and it was so magical. We had about 40 guests and the space was the perfect size to accommodate everyone comfortably. Wendy was our main point of contact during the planning and was amazing to work with, she answered all of my questions promptly, professionally, and kindly. The Fairmont truly made our wedding week a time we will never forget. If you or anyone you know if thinking of getting married in Whistler, the Fairmont is the place to do it! We are forever grateful and cannot wait to come back for vacation!

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler's reply:

    Dear Camille,

    Thank you for choosing Fairmont Chateau Whistler to celebrate your very special day and for sharing your experience with us! We are delighted to hear that your winter wedding at The Chalet was 'magical' and that you were pleased with the planning experience as well. We wish you and Gavin a lifetime of love and happiness together, and we look forward to welcoming you back to create more special mountain memories with us one day soon!

    Warm regards,
    The team at Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Meet the Team

Shona Pare
Shona Pare
Director of Conference Services

Shona Pare is at the helm of Fairmont Chateau Whistler's Catering and Conference Services team. She brings with her 12 years of experience with the Fairmont, including three years in Banquets, two years as an IRD Supervisor, two years as Personal Assistant to the Food & Beverage Director, two years as Wedding Services Manager and three years as Conference Services Manager. She has worked at Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Fairmont Waterfront and The Savoy. Her passions include skiing, biking, running, travel, and spending time with family and friends.

Isabel Chung
Isabel Chung
Executive Chef

Chef Isabel Chung began her culinary career in 2001 at the Delta Bow Valley, Calgary, Alberta, holding the roles of Second Cook and First Cook. Expanding her experience internationally, she transferred to the Fairmont Southampton in 2005 as Senior Chef de Partie and then was quickly promoted to Sous Chef. In 2008, Chef Isabel returned to Canada as Sous Chef at Fairmont Chateau Whistler where she was in charge of Banquets and subsequently Restaurants. In 2013, she relocated to the United States as Executive Sous Chef of the AAA Five Diamond Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle. In her current role as Executive Chef at Fairmont Chateau Whistler since November 15, 2015, Chef Isabel oversees the creative and strategic initiatives of all culinary operations of the 528-room luxury landmark resort including The Grill Room, Whistler's only AAA/CAA Four Diamond-rated hotel restaurant; The Wildflower Restaurant; the award-winning Mallard Lounge; Portobello Market & Fresh Bakery; The Chalet, offering alpine cuisine and fondue dining throughout the winter season; and The Clubhouse at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club; as well as In-Room Dining and Banquets. Isabel studied Culinary Arts at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary, Alberta. She also studied Commerce at Athabasca University in Calgary, Alberta.

Tarun Bhatia
Tarun Bhatia
Director of Banquets

As Director of Banquets, Tarun oversees all functions of the 32,000 feet of event space at Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Tarun’s passion and creativity elevate each and every event - whether a small executive meeting, a corporate breakfast, or a gala dinner for hundreds of delegates. Tarun is constantly seeking ways to enhance the Banquet's experience and create memorable moments for guests. Born and raised in India, Tarun began his banquets and hospitality career over 16 years ago in New Delhi. His passion for hospitality has taken him internationally to the United Kingdom and back to India before settling in Canada in 2015. Between events, he can often be found taking advantage of Whistler's incredible hiking trails with his family or catching up on the latest Cricket news.

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