Fairmont Palliser

133 9 Ave SW T2P 2M3 Calgary (Alberta) Map · Phone number
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About Fairmont Palliser

Located in Calgary, Alberta, Fairmont Palliser is an elegant hotel that specializes in creating modern setups for weddings and other special events. Opened in 1914, this historic building became the Fairmont Palliser to cater to fabulous events in Calgary. This venue will attend to every detail, creating the magical wedding you deserve.

Facilities and capacity

This hotel venue offers couples iconic facilities to host their ceremony and/or reception. It offers a variety of unique function spaces with varying capacities which include:

The Crystal Ballroom and Oval Room

The elegant ambiance of this grand ballroom is the perfect setting for your wedding celebration. Thirteen crystal chandeliers sparkle from the ornately gilded ceiling, accentuated in gold and blue. The stately marble columns and distinctive architectural details of the Crystal foyer provide an elegant welcome to your guests. The Crystal Ballroom can accommodate up to 320 guests on round tables of 10 or 250 people with the dancefloor exposed. The Crystal foyer and Oval Room are included with the booking of the Crystal Ballroom. Taking its name from the round structure and dome ceiling, the Oval Room is a stunning space. Adorned with wall sconces, full-length windows, a gilded ceiling and fireplace, the Oval Room is a charming setting for your reception or late night buffet.

The Alberta Ballroom and Marquis Room

The hand-painted murals that adorn the walls make this room one of understated beauty. The Alberta Room is ideal for 160 guests at round tables seating 10 guests with a dance floor. The Alberta Foyer and adjoining Marquis Room are included with the room rental

The Turner Valley Room

Rich cranberry coloured walls and jewel tones create a warm ambiance in the Turner Valley Room. A cozy marble foyer is an ideal area for greeting guests and the guest book table. It is perfect for 80 guests with round tables seating 10 guests and a dance floor.

The Oak Room

The Oak Room is currently undergoing renovations to reinvent this historic lounge. Reopening in April 2019, you can host your next reception in Calgary's newest Gold Standard event space. This stunning room is located on the Lobby level and is now available to reserve on an exclusive basis for your next private event. This venue is perfect for up to 96 guests for a seated dinner and dance.

The Fairmont Palliser also has a variety of beautiful function spaces to accommodate smaller weddings – please inquire within for more information.

Services offered

Fairmont Palliser boasts a friendly and talented team to plan your wedding, perfectly transforming your dream event into a great occasion. The wedding package offers couples the following services for their wedding day:

  • Bridal suite
  • Cake
  • Catering / Bar
  • Lighting / sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Event rentals
  • Accommodation

Their iconic venues are the perfect place to host your dream wedding celebration. Ask your dedicated wedding specialist for details on hosting your engagement party, bridal shower, high tea, and post-wedding brunch.


The culinary experts and banquet colleagues at Fairmont Palliser strive to make each catered experience special. Their menus feature the highest quality ingredients and are sure to impress the most discerning palates. As the sole provider of all food and beverages in the hotel, please allow our talented culinary team to create everything from your delicate hors d'oeuvres, to an unforgettable dinner, and even your dream wedding cake! We want your wedding to be as unique as you are!

The cuisine options include:

  • Cocktail Reception
  • Buffet Dinner
  • Plated Dinner
  • Cultural Menus
  • Dessert
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Cake
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings


Each of the 407 guestrooms at Calgary's Fairmont Palliser are newly renovated, luxuriously decorated and elegantly appointed. All downtown hotel guestrooms are equipped with the latest business amenities including high-speed internet access and entertainment features such as in-room movies. For Calgary hotel reservations, Fairmont Palliser offers three categories of guest accommodations, as well as a selection of suites and specialty rooms - make it a "Royal Stay" and book the Royal Suite, home to Queen Elizabeth II on her Canadian Tour in 1990. Guests seeking the ultimate in service and luxury will relish the property’s Fairmont Gold Floor, an exclusive "hotel within a hotel."

A special thing to note is that if your wedding has 50 guests or more, they are happy to provide a Bridal Suite for the night of your wedding. They are also pleased to arrange a special wedding guestroom rate offer for your out of town guests.

  • Number of guests From 2 to 320
  • Maximum Capacity 320
  • Type Ballroom, historic
  • Style City, classic, glamorous, vintage
  • Event Services Accommodations, bridal suite, cake, catering / bar, clean up, event rentals, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up
  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season C$ 300.00
  • Plated Service (per head) C$ 88.00
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More information about Fairmont Palliser

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
  • What kind of settings are available?
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Bridal shower
    Engagement party
    Rehearsal dinner
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Cocktail reception
    Family style
    Hors d'oeuvres
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Cash bar
    Champagne toast
    House wine
    Open bar
    Premium liquor
    Signature drink
  • What event items are available?
    Audio equipment
    Chair covers
    Dance floor
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Chocolate fountain
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Wheelchair access
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    C$ 300
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    C$ 500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    C$ 500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Set up
    Clean up
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    C$ 90
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    C$ 46
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?
    C$ 10
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    C$ 8
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Open bar
    House wine
    Premium liquor

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2 Reviews for Fairmont Palliser

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Response time 5.0
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    Avery · Married on 18 of August of 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.

    Sent on 22/08/2019

    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.

    Elise Penny
    Wedding Catering Manager

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