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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.

Services offered

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald offers the following services:

  • Dedicated and passionate experts, from the planning to the execution stages of your wedding.
  • On-site audio/visual through PSAV, a full-service global event production company.
  • Personalized menus crafted by their award-winning culinary team
  • Preferred vendor list of Edmonton's most reputable wedding companies

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Banquet hall

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What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What event services do you offer?

Catering / bar
Event planning
Lighting / sound
Outside vendors
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail reception
Hors d'oeuvres

What bar services do you provide?

Cash bar
Champagne toast
House wine
House liquor
Open bar
Premium liquor

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Dance floor

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair access

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Set up
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Open bar
House beer
House wine
Champagne toast
House liquor
Premium liquor
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Reviews for Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

4.5 out of 5 rating
4.5 out of 5 rating
12 reviews
90% recommend it
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    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Response time
    3.8 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.7 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.7 out of 5 rating
Danielle Sumar
Danielle S. Sent on 04/03/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Gia W. Sent on 24/10/2022
3.8 out of 5 rating

Beautiful but a bit stressful

The hotel doesn’t answer often. There were a few details/information we didn’t even know until the day before our wedding! Everyone was nice though. The hotel only has conference chairs, so you’ll likely find you need to rent some. They are also strict about the pick up and drop off of the chairs which adds a major extra expense. They also don’t offer any day off coordination, so if you didn’t hire a wedding coordinator, you’re on your own. Their dance floor clashes with some of the rooms, so we found we also needed to buy a dance floor wrap. Also, anything the hotel didn’t supply, you need to handle and clean up yourself, just a heads up!
All in all, everything turned out beautiful and we got a lot of compliments!
Mary Sent on 03/06/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

The Fairmont -May 28 2022

I got the empire ballroom and it was worth every penny ! The fairmont is absolutely grand ! The hotel service was outstanding ! Initially, I was skeptical when my emails weren’t getting answers, but I’m as bugging them every second day 6 months before the wedding. In the last three month before the wedding , Pat and Angelica had made sure that everything was perfect! All the guests mentioned the food was amazing ! I also enjoyed Rico he was assisting my guests during dinner and he was just incredible. The venue itself -is amazing . You get the ballroom plus the patio which the guest enjoyed ! They got to walk around on the beautiful day and this entire venue was just beautiful. The get ready rooms and the overnight stay was also astounding. Everyone who works at the fairmont was very friendly. We also got to make use of the piano in the hall as well! Overall I couldn’t be more happy getting married here. If you’re debating this venue … just book it !
Chariti W. Sent on 04/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

A Great Stay-Cation Hotel!

The Fairmont was fantastic for our wedding weekend! We booked the Lois Hole Suite for 3 nights. I used the suite as a get-ready space with my bridesmaids & all the moms on the morning of our wedding, and then my husband and I spent 2 more nights there together. We are from Edmonton and had our wedding in Devon/Spruce Grove, but it was a lovely little escape for our first few days as newlyweds. The staff were always friendly and smiling every time we saw them. We plan to spend our anniversaries at the Hotel Mac in future years!

Matt & Chariti Wiles
Married June 26, 2021
Gwen Sent on 20/04/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
April M. Sent on 19/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Ceremony venue

Amazing!! Everything was beautiful and perfect. Highly recommend
Andrea G. Sent on 20/02/2018
4.8 out of 5 rating

High quality service!! Outstanding rooms!

We loved our wedding at Hotel Macdonald! The quality of service and food was really good. The only problem we had was We didn’t have a good communication with the second wedding coordinator that the hotel assigned to us . In comparison, our first wedding coordinator was really organized, faster to answer and attend our necessities and really responsable. After all the miss understood that we had with the second coordinator she made everything work as we asked! And our wedding was as we dreamed!
Rinkie L. Sent on 16/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Wedding Venue

Absolutely amazing in every way. Kasia and Maria are incredible to work with, they were at the top of their game from the beginning to the end. The entire staff were friendly, accommodating and professional. Our guests comments were: "best food ever at a wedding". I highly recommend Fairmont Hotel Macdonald for weddings. It's beautiful and very clean. We had a wonderful wedding reception that we will forever cherish in our hearts.
Sabrina S. Sent on 02/10/2018
2.6 out of 5 rating

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.
Allison Sent on 10/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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.
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10065 100th Street T5J 0N6 Edmonton (Alberta)
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