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Last update: May 2024

Step into a world of elegance, history and charm. From intimate gatherings to lavish affairs, from traditional to unexpected, anticipate the remarkable at Fairmont Palliser. Through every step of your wedding journey, our dedicated team will attend to every detail, ensuring your momentous day is a celebration filled with cherished memories that will last a lifetime. We look forward to welcoming you through our iconic doors. Calgary’s castle; turning moments into memories for 110 years.

Facilities and Capacity

This venue boasts a diverse spectrum of event spaces, ranging from an opulent ballroom to several exquisite event spaces. All of our event spaces except for the Oak Room were renovated in 2023. The Oak Room, renovated in 2019 which featurs vintage modern decor and lighting, in soft grey tones. This space will seat up to 85 guests for a wedding reception 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 thirteen crystal chandeliers that sparkle from the ornately gilded ceiling, accentuated in white and gold. The stately marble columns and distinctive architectural details of the Crystal foyer provide an elegant welcome to your guests. The Crystal foyer and Oval Room are included with the booking of the Crystal Ballroom.

The hand painted murals that adorn the walls of the Alberta Ballroom make this room one of understated beauty. The Alberta
Foyer and adjoining Lake Louise Room are included when you book the Alberta Ballroom. This room can acccomodate up to 130 guests for a wedding reception.

The Banff room features neautral-toned walls with decorative panels and elegant sconces, exuding a timeless charm. The exquisite chandeliers add to the overall elegance of the space. This room can acccomodate up to 80 guests for a wedding reception.

Smaller event spaces, like the Aspen Room, Willow Suite, Juniper Room and Birch Room are ideal for intimate gatherings or ceremonies.

Services Offered

Fairmont Palliser strives to ensure every couple has a memorable experience. When you book your wedding at Fairmont Palliser, you will be assigned an Events Manager.This will be your contact from your initial visit through to your wedding day. 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.

Frequently asked questions

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

11

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic
Hotel
Restaurant

Describe the style of your venue:

City
Classic
Glamorous
Vintage

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 event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bridal suite
Cake
Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Event rentals
Lighting / sound
Outside vendors
Set up

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 peak season?

$300

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 plated service?

$88

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
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Reviews for Fairmont Palliser

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
9 reviews
97% recommend it
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Avery Sent on 22/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Carol
Carol R. Sent on 27/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A lovely experience

Wedding planning begins with picking your venue! But the process to get there can be a long one with a lot of back and forths especially as questions arise from the couple when securing the contract. We were so lucky to have Nicole, wedding/ event coordinator at Palliser Calgary, be so patient with us, incredibly resourceful, and timely with her responses. Nicole started about a year ago, yet she is incredibly knowledgeable and whenever we asked something she didn’t know, she promptly sought the answer for us.
Nicole and the Palliser team were very flexible in their schedules with us when it came to meetings and food tasting. Our food tasting was such a wonderful experience- from the tasty food to finalizing wedding details, it was an incredibly efficient evening.
Nicole is the middle man when it comes to weddings/events at Palliser. Leading up to and on the day of our wedding, our vendors were in contact with Nicole for various details (loading bay, balcony access, palliser’s decor, change in floor plan, etc). She is very busy with many many events throughout the year but she is very organized and knows the ins and outs of your wedding details and does it all very happily.
Overall the Palliser wedding/ events team is incredibly professional, efficient and a pleasure to work with! You can rest easy knowing that the result will be beautiful and their aim is for you to have a seamless enjoyable process along the way.
Meagan
Meagan Sent on 24/10/2022
3.8 out of 5 rating

Happy Overall

The Palliser is known for their old school service and attention to detail. Overall our day was beautiful and I got to feel like royalty the whole time.

We had a few minor issues but overall it was a beautiful day. Our daughter did not receive her child’s meal during dinner service, they “lost” our left over candy from the candy bar and charged me for mini bar items from my room that I did not use.

Despite the issues the day went off without a hitch and they do a great job of thinking of all the little details.
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Barb Sent on 01/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding at the Palliser Fairmont Calgary

We had about 2 weeks to plan our wedding. I contacted Nicole at the Palliser and she took it from there! She was quick to respond, positive, provided fantastic rooms, a florist and makeup artist. She took on all the planning we had to do! On the day of our wedding, Nicole came to see me to ensure everything was perfect. The hotel also surprised us with a chocolate heart cake and a bottle of champagne on the day of our wedding. The service was impeccable-anything we required it was there immediately. I would highly recommend this hotel, and Nicole, for any event you have to plan. Nicole made our day so special and helped to alleviate any stress we had. I can't thank the Palliser enough for making our day so special. Thank You.
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Cori S. Sent on 06/04/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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.
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Naima M. Sent on 18/01/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent Support

Excellent support provided by Michelle and Gail and their staff in organizing and hosting Saad & Shania's Walima/ post Wedding Event on Saturday August 18, 2020. We can't say enough about the location, the atmosphere, and of course the food. It was a wonderful experience! I must say that Fairmont Pallister did a phenomenal job organizing our event. Everyone had a fun blast! and still talking about how wonderful food and organized evening was and truly being treated as royalty by Palliser!
We can only imagine what a huge effort it took for Michelle, Gail and their team to make our event wonderful in every way in today's unpredictable time.
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Fariha B. Sent on 18/01/2021
4.8 out of 5 rating

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!
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Maya Sent on 11/11/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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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Bianca B. Sent on 15/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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!!
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Awards

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Fairmont Palliser Real Weddings

Kaitlyn & Mike
7 Photos · 07/Oct/2023
Shiva & Wacey
27 Photos · 17/Sep/2023
Avery & Brady
16 Photos · 18/Aug/2019

Deals

2022 Plated Dinner Menu
2022 Buffet Dinner Menus

Meet the team

Nicole Curtis
Nicole Curtis
Event Sales and Services Manager, Social Market

At the Fairmont Palliser we strive for creative excellence while curating the perfect event through our clients vision. Using our own team's extensive experience and our relationships with proven industry leaders, we create a full service catering and event experience to remember! I have over 6 years of experience in the Weddings & Events industry and over 15 years in the hospitality industry. I bring an honest passion for helpings others create unforgettable memories and a love for turning the dreamed-of into the day-of. As the Event Sales & Services Manager I thrive on organizing stunning on-trend events that leave guests gushing and hosts gleaming.

Nicole Curtis

Event Sales & Services Manager / Social Market

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133 9 Ave SW T2P 2M3 Calgary (Alberta)
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