Fairmont Chateau Whistler
On WeddingWire since 2020
Last update: February 2023
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.
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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.
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.
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Meet the team
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.
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.
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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4599 Chateau Boulevard V8E 0Z5 Whistler (British Columbia)