Every fairytale needs a fairytale venue. Your "happily-ever-after" starts here. Their Chateau on the River delivers unparalleled views of the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Their extravagant Ballrooms with soaring ceilings, crystal chandeliers and romantic architecture provide the perfect backdrop for the day you've always dreamed of. Rely on their wedding specialists to craft your vision, no matter how intimate or grand.
It's all in the details. They've been perfecting service for more than a century. Their passionate team are delighted to assist you every step of the way. Whether your vision includes a gourmet multi-course meal followed by an endless night of dancing, or an intimate ceremony with only your closest friends and family, they'll make sure your wedding is nothing short of aw-inspiring.
Facilities and company
With five lavish spaces to choose from to host your special day, the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald is a spectacular and versatile venue accommodating up to 250 guests. The hotel also boasts a beautiful garden space overlooking the North Saskatchewan River Valley which is the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos.
Fairmont Hotel Macdonald offers the following services:
9 Reviews for Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
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Danielle Sumar · Married on 29/02/2020
Highly recommend Fairmont for your wedding!
We just had our wedding at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, and it was the best decision we could have made. Everyone involved in the wedding planning process was so kind, helpful, and accomodating. We chose the Empire Ballroom, and it was stunning to say the least. It truly was the most perfect day and weekend. I can't say enough good things about my experience.
Thank you Stefanie, Lyndsay, Kasia, Severiano, Kyle, Julie, Tojo and the entire Fairmont team for helping to make our day so special ❤️ If you are a bride looking for a wedding venue, I highly recommend the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, you won't be disappointed!Sent on 04/03/2020
Gwen M. · Married on 25/05/2019
Beautiful venue and top-notch customer service
I had my lunch reception at the Wedgewood Room last spring and it was an amazing experience from planning to execution. I worked with Kasia and although she was new to her role, she went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly. Kasia always addressed my concerns promptly. The day of, every one of the catering staff provided amazing, tentative service. All the drinks and food were delicious from what the guests told me (the juices especially). The complimentary hotel stay was lovely as well, it was heartwarming to find sweet treats and a bottle of champagne, plus a handwritten card in the room! All in all, I definitely recommend the Edmonton brides out there to choose Fairmont Hotel Macdonald as THE wedding venue.Sent on 20/04/2020
April Montour · Married on 21/09/2019
Amazing!! Everything was beautiful and perfect. Highly recommendSent on 19/11/2019
Sabrina Seewald · Married on 31/08/2018
Married at hotel Mac
My husband and I got married at the Fairmont MacDonald, we expected a Fairmont experience going in with the price we were paying. The wedding coordinator was horrible at getting back to emails promptly considering we can so much to coordinate and plan. We talked about the floor plan many times and when my bridal party showed up for the reception, they had to re organize everything because the hotel had made so many mistakes, our photo booth was not set up, even though I had purchased all the equipment, I had no where to put it, so it all went to waste. And random hotel guests that we did not know were allowed to wander through our reception and take pictures of the event!
It was a beautiful space and the food was amazing, but after all the extra stress I had because of their difficulties, it was not worth it. The bartender was over serving drinks because it was an open bar and they just wanted to charge us as much as they could. Completely shocking.
Our guests who had allergies were not provided with a dish that they could eat after we were assured that they would. The chef had to come prepare them other food last minute.Sent on 02/10/2018
Allison · Married on 23/06/2018
We Wouldn't Have Had It Any Other Way!
We had the best experience planning and having our wedding at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. Julie, the wedding and catering coordinator, and the staff went above and beyond our expectations to make sure we had everything planned the day of. The building itself, the service, and the food were phenomenal. All our guests couldn't stop raving about the food. When we came to our room the night before the wedding they had put a fancy cheese, cracker, and honey (which they make on site or the bees do) platter out for us and after our ceremony there was champagne and strawberries. We were so busy with everything else we forgot our wedding cake at the hotel but we called up the front desk, they sliced it up, and it waiting for us when we stopped by.
We had a smaller wedding (~35 to 40 people) and we could afford to have the wedding we dreamed of. My advice if you are interested in having a wedding here is to outline a budget before you go look.Sent on 10/08/2018
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Every fairytale wedding needs a fairytale venue.
Your “happily-ever-after” starts here. Our Chateau on the River delivers unparalleled views of the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Our extravagant Ballrooms with soaring ceilings, crystal chandeliers and romantic architecture provide the perfect backdrop for the day you’ve always dreamed of. Our wedding team eagerly await the opportunity to bring your vision to life.
To inquire about availability and pricing please reach out to:
RFP-MAC@Fairmont.com or call 780 424 5181.
*Ballroom Price Starting From $5,000++
Please Note: The price listed above excludes tax and service fee and is valid for our Wedgwood Room. Empire Ballroom pricing starts from $7,000++.
Offer is valid for weddings from September 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021. Subject to availability. Offer is only valid for new bookings and must be mentioned at time of booking.
Not valid for previously quoted or booked weddings or in conjunction with any other promotion or offer.
Team of Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
Wedding & Gala Manager
With more than 7 years of experience in the wedding industry, I have built a reputation for myself in effortlessly bringing to life the creative visions of her clients, no matter how grand or intimate they are. I began my career as an assistant for a wedding planning company based out of Vancouver. Soon after, I expanded my passion for the industry into my own business of wedding planning and day-of coordinating.
My work has been recognized in “The Ultimate Wedding Blog”: Style Me Pretty; known for inspiring brides and grooms-to-be with everything they need to plan their dream weddings. In 2018, I carried my expertise to Alberta and joined the dedicated team at Fairmont Hotel Macdonald (a.k.a. Edmonton’s Wedding Destination).
What I love the most about my job is the look on my client’s faces when they walk into the room and see their visions in real life for the very first time. There is so much love and positivity surrounding weddings, and to be immersed in even a fraction of that, I can’t think of anything more rewarding. When I'm not spending quality time with my brides and grooms, I spend my time enjoying the outdoors with my dogs Logan and Kobe.
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