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Holiday Inn Express Edmonton Downtown is a wedding venue located in Edmonton, Alberta. With its classic elegance and sophisticated interiors, the venue is the perfect setting for creating memories that will be talked about for years to come. Flexible rooms, high-end amenities, and experienced and professional staff make this venue an easy choice for couples desiring a seamless and classic event.

Facilities and Capacity

The venue features various flexible event spaces that are ideal for hosting both intimate and large gatherings. The majestic City View Ballroom can comfortably accommodate up to 200 guests. It features a dance space, raised head table, floor-to-ceiling windows, and gorgeous crystal chandeliers. Located on the ninth floor, the ballroom provides stunning views of the River Valley and Downtown Core. Couples can also use the Meredith room, which accommodates 100 guests banquet style. There are also two salons that can hold 50 guests for a smaller affair.

Services Offered

The professional and hardworking staff will ensure that every detail of your special day goes exactly to plan. The hotel provides excellent catering and bar services. You can work with the culinary team to design a menu that features dishes to suit your unique taste. Couples are welcome to bring outside vendors for additional services. Set-up, tear-down, tableware, glassware, and linens are all included in your event rental.


The hotel offers 140 guestrooms and six suites that come fully equipped with modern amenities, such as wired and wireless internet, a coffee maker, and a microwave oven. These lodgings are ideal for the wedding party and out-of-town guests. You can discuss discounted room rates with the event coordinator on staff.

Other facilities

The pet-friendly hotel offers 150 parking spaces. For those that wish to include their four-legged friends in the festivities, this hotel is proudly pet-friendly. For you and your guests’ convenience, there is also ample parking available. Attendees can indulge and take advantage of the hotel’s health and fitness center and indoor pool.


Located right in the heart of downtown Edmonton, you and your guests can enjoy all the city has to offer. Holiday Inn Express Edmonton Downtown is located 30 kilometres away from Edmonton International Airport. It is in close proximity to various local attractions, such as Winspear Center, Legislative Assembly of Alberta, and the Citadel Theatre.

Frequently asked questions

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue:

Banquet hall

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What kind of settings are available?


Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bridal suite
Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Outside vendors
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake

What bar services do you provide?

Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Outside alcohol
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Dance floor

What food and beverage items are available?


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 peak season?


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Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Bridal suite

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

Cake cutting

What is the starting price per person for bar service?


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

Open bar
House beer
Specialty beer
House wine
Specialty wine
Champagne toast
House liquor
Premium liquor
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Reviews for Holiday Inn Express Edmonton Downtown

4.6 out of 5 rating
4.6 out of 5 rating
12 reviews
92% recommend it
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    4.5 out of 5 rating
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  • Professionalism
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  • Value
    4.8 out of 5 rating
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C. G.
C. G. Sent on 18/07/2022
4.6 out of 5 rating

Fantastic venue

Fantastic venue for price. Wonderful scenic penthouse suite with great service and fantastic food.
Christine Sent on 07/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience with Koushik and his team !!!

Absolutely loved having my wedding here !!! It was an amazing experience and everything is dreamed !
Sithara F. Sent on 07/10/2019
4 out of 5 rating

An amazing value with a beautiful room

We had a great wedding at the Holiday Inn, we did both the ceremony and reception in the penthouse ballroom, it was a wonderful experience. What was great was they included everything in the price, the food, set up, take down, tables, chairs, linens, napkins, chair covers, and the staff was so kind and committed. We were a little taken aback when the wedding coordinator that had been with us for the last year was let go a week before our wedding. It was a bit of a scramble, but you cannot beat the value of this location, go for a tour and check it out.
Annette M. Sent on 23/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

My fairytale wedding

Melissa made my wedding wonderful and the rest of the staff at the holiday inn Express downtown Edmonton. The food, the light, the decor and the staff were all amazing! There was nothing I would change! Thank you so much!!
Jessi R. Sent on 23/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

My Dream Wedding

Melissa and her team go above and beyond to provide exemplary service both through the planning process and the day of. Can’t say enough good things about them.
R.c. Sent on 15/05/2017
4.4 out of 5 rating
The food was great and nobody went away hungry. The penthouse was a great room with lots of natural light. We had about 95 people come to the reception and found that 95-100 was the perfect number for this venue. We had three entree choices, roast beef, chicken and salmon with lots of salads etc. Not one complaint about the food.
Paul R. Sent on 25/04/2012
4.8 out of 5 rating
With all the last minute change of plans, HI ex downtown staff was very accommodating and helpful and helped the wedding run as smoothly as possible. The only minor complaint was the value for the food. The food was decent but a little overpriced for some of the items. I would suggest to the catering to have pictures of the food items so the client can see the size/portions.
Michelle M. Sent on 07/10/2011
5 out of 5 rating
The staff were outstanding in providing service, and everything flowed smoothly for our big day. Great job!
Wade D. Sent on 05/10/2011
4.8 out of 5 rating
Jason and his team were awesome, He put up with us stressing and remained calm the entire time, made special arrangements to get us exactly what we wanted,(we were very picky about our brand of champagne) dealt with our over demanding wedding planner and her demands and overall was a delight to deal with the whole way through. The cost of the event including the extra's that we wanted where very resonable for the scale of our event. The day of there was not a single worry that either of us had as everything was almost flawless, the champagne was a little late coming up for guest but honestly that was it.

Only words of caution would be that if you are planning on having a DJ on site and rocking the house the Hotel requires a sound level sign off stating that the DB's will not go over a certain level and personally thought that was kinda of a drag as the DJ was not overly excited to sign it and we were there to celebrate.
Melissa N. Sent on 13/11/2011
5 out of 5 rating
We had our reception here May 23, 2010 and we coudn't have asked for a better event! The hotel staff were very helpful and friendly, the food was outstanding even with some extremely picky eaters, and the atmosphere was spot on for the feel I'd hoped for.
Any time we had questions, the staff were always very prompt in responding. Even with two issues that came up that evening the staff were amazing! We had brought our own wine for dinner and apparently ran out of red wine just after dinner was served, yet the staff were prepared with house wine pending our approval and our guests were none the wiser. The other issue was the heat in the room towards the end of the night as the dance floor was packed until the wee hours and the room was quite warm. This is more of a structural issue and was not a damper on our evening. A great time was had by all and I'd do it all again next week if possible!
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