Weddings

Fairmont Palliser

Calgary, Alberta View map

About

2 to 320 Guests

Fairmont Palliser is a historic hotel wedding venue located in Calgary, Alberta. Since 1914, the hotel has been a local monument and has welcomed celebrities, politicians, and other distinguished guests. Weddings held here are sure to be a magical affair draped in elegance and timeless sophistication.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue boasts a diverse spectrum of event spaces, ranging from an opulent ballroom to several exquisite meeting rooms. Our newest space is the Oak Room, renovated in 2019 and featuring vintage modern decor and lighting, in soft grey tones. This space will seat up to 95 guests and is located off the main lobby, with its own private foyer and washrooms. The Crystal Ballroom, the hotel’s largest and most extravagant function room, features old-world splendour and lavish detail. Decorated with 13 intricate chandeliers and soft gold and blue tones, this ballroom is fit for royalty. Here, you can celebrate your journey with your new spouse with up to 320 loved ones. When you book the Crystal Ballroom, you’ll also have access to the Oval Room, which gives guests additional space to mingle. The hand-painted murals of the Alberta Room lend an air of refinement to events held here. This room can accommodate 160 guests for a seated reception. Smaller function rooms, like the Tudor and Spanish Rooms, are ideal for intimate gatherings or even as get-ready rooms for the wedding party.

Services Offered

Fairmont Palliser strives to ensure every couple has a memorable experience holding their nuptials here. They offer the services of their wedding manager who acts as the main point of contact for soon-to-be newlyweds. Their attentive, personalized advice is invaluable for those organizing an event here. Included in the package is catering, prepared lovingly by the hotel’s culinary team. Couples can enjoy a complimentary tasting to create their custom menu. Additionally, the in-house pastry chef crafts delightful wedding cakes to complete the dining experience.

Accommodation

If your wedding has more than 50 guests in attendance, you will receive a complimentary wedding night stay in a Junior Suite. Featuring 400 square feet of space, this room is ideal for relaxing after a busy day. There are 407 guest rooms available, providing ample space for your out-of-town guests to stay during your event. With a variety of comfortable guest rooms and suites to choose from, the hotel has something to suit everyone from families to couples. They offer room blocks to ensure your guests can book for your wedding.

Highlights

Type

Ballroom, historic, hotel, restaurant

Style

City, classic, glamorous, vintage

Event Services

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

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$300

Plated Service (per head)

$88

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

11

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

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
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

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

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Chair covers
Dance floor
Furniture
Lighting
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
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?

$300

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?

$500

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

$500

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?

$46

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

$10

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

Server(s)
Dessert

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$8

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

Open bar
House wine
Premium liquor
Bartenders
Rated
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    Cori S. Married on 03/04/2021
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    Excellent place to wedding

    Everyone we had contact with at the Fairmont Palliser was excellent. Michele Tyrrell the coordinator, Cody and Dewayne or technicians, Amanda, head chef and all food and beverage staff.

    Fairmont Palliser's reply:

    Dear Cori,
    On behalf of our teams, thank you so much for your kind words. We truly enjoyed working with you on your wedding arrangements as well.

    Wishing you both all the happiness in the world!

    Sincerely,
    Michele Tyrrell
    Director, Event Sales and Services
    Fairmont Palliser
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    Fariha B. Married on 10/10/2020
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    It was like having an event back home. Hassle free, full of positivity and humble some.

    If I get another chance I would have another event with Michele. She’s really an amazing person with all her ears and heart. Seemed liked I was the only one mattered to her... we were so honored! The place is so positive, warm and welcoming!

    Fairmont Palliser's reply:

    Dear Fariha,

    Thank you so very much for your review! It was an absolute pleasure to create these memories with you. I am truly delighted that you enjoyed your experience at the Fairmont Palliser.

    We look forward to future opportunities to welcome you and your family back at the Fairmont Palliser for many more special occasions!

    Sincerely,
    Michele Tyrrell
    Director, Event Sales and Services
    Fairmont Palliser
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    Maya Married on 04/01/2020
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    A Perfect Experience

    Our experience with Fairmont Palliser was lovely. The event team, especially Elise, was wonderful to work with. Elise went above and beyond to ensure all our wedding dreams came true!
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    Avery Married on 18/08/2019
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    We were blown away

    The Fairmont went above and beyond to make our entire booking block feel welcome and comfortable. My husband and I did our first look in the oval room there and they made sure everything was set up for us. We also had the pleasure of getting ready in two of their heritage suites which are absolutely amazing. The service was impeccable and we can’t recommend them highly enough. We will definitely be returning. There was not one downside to booking our wedding accommodations at the Fairmont Palliser.

    Fairmont Palliser's reply:

    Hello Avery,

    Thank you for your kind words! It was an absolute pleasure being a part of your special day! I wish you both the very best in your future together.

    Sincerely,
    Elise Penny
    Wedding Catering Manager
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    Bianca B. Married on 22/06/2019
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    Out wedding

    Elise (the Event Manager) made everything flawless. Weddings can be stressful as is and we can say hands down the Fairmount Palliser exceeded all of our expectations. Greatly recommend!!

Awards

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Fairmont Palliser Real Weddings

  • Avery & Brady
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Deals

Fairmont Palliser 1
Gift

We are pleased to extend 1 complimentary Junior Suite for your wedding night. Available for all weddings with more than 50 guests.

Meet the Team

Michele Tyrrell
Michele Tyrrell
Director of Event Sales and Services

I am delighted that you are considering the historic Fairmont Palliser for your wedding day! I have over 30 years experience in Sales, Administration, Events, and Weddings and have a passion for service delivery and event planning. As the Director of Event Sales and Services, I enjoy enhancing the guest experience, from conceptualization to the final production. Please feel free to reach out to directly, with any questions you may have.

My direct line is: 403.260.1263

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133 9 Ave SW T2P 2M3 Calgary (Alberta)

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