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Hotel Arts

Calgary, Alberta View map

About

10 to 600 Guests

Hotel Arts is an eye-catching wedding venue and hotel located in Calgary, Alberta. An ideal choice for style-conscious couples who want to make a statement with their big day, the hotel celebrates creativity in all its forms. It features everything needed for an unforgettable party as well as award-winning restaurants and designer guestrooms, inviting couples to extend their celebrations over a weekend. The hotel’s central location in downtown Calgary makes it an ideal choice for parties with guests arriving from far and wide.

Facilities and capacity

Hotel Arts’ Spectrum Ballroom is ideal for weddings and other major events with a capacity of up to 800 guests. The space can be partitioned in order to accommodate more intimate gatherings and there is also a range of smaller rooms available. The Spectrum Ballroom has a gallery-like atmosphere with exposed rafters that conjure tones of industrial chic. The space lends itself to the imaginations of couples and their wedding planner and can be decorated as needed. Couples can also choose to hold their ceremony poolside, with guests looking down from the hotel’s many balconies. After the party has ended, there is a wide selection of comfortable guest rooms to choose from. Decorated in minimal grey, they invite peace of mind and relaxation for a good night’s sleep. There is parking available on-site and furniture, including tables and chairs, is included with the rental of the venue.

Services offered

Hotel Arts’ staff offers spectacular services for special days which include. They can help by setting up the party, cleaning up afterwards, and everything in between. In the lead up to the ceremony, they invite couples to enjoy in-room spa treatments and relax with the knowledge that everything is running smoothly.

Cuisine

The award-winning on-site restaurants, the Yellow Bistrot and the Oxbow, invite parties to indulge in some good food. From freshly shucked oysters to parmesan gnocchi, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The bar staff offers an accompanying selection of drinks, mixed with passion and flair.

Highlights

Type

Ballroom, banquet hall, hotel, restaurant

Style

City, modern

Event Services

Accommodations, catering / bar, event planning, lighting / sound, outside vendors

More information

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

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
Outside cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Limited bar
Premium liquor
Specialty beer

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Dance floor
Furniture
Lighting
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

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    Lisa S. Married on 01/02/2020
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    Wedding Venue: Hotel Arts

    As we are in the beginning stages of getting our ducks in a row, I am happy to say that we are off to a great start! Brian with HA is friendly and accommodating. I am excited to have Brian help me along the way!
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    Mimi Married on 03/08/2019
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    Could not ask for a better venue!

    I can not say enough good things about hotel arts and specifically Brian! He was so helpful and kind, I always had my questions answered. They went above and beyond when my decor vendor failed to deliver the uplighting and really helped to bring our vision to life. Everyone at my wedding LOVED the food the first thing I heard from everyone was how good everything was. The chef made Indian based food and honestly did an AMAZING job (even better than some Indian restaurants ) and the carving station was a hit! Brian helped in every way even let us into the hall a day early to set up. I had several friends and family compliment the wedding and I can honestly say that hotel arts was the main reason everything turned out so well. Brian is the kindest person I met in the process of planning our wedding and really helped save my sanity !
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    Lisa-Anne C. Married on 23/09/2017
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    Hotel Arts was amazing! The food was beyond incredible. Our guests were raving about it and still do. The venue space is beautiful and really helped us achieve the feel we wanted for our wedding. Brian was great to work with! I would recommend Hotel Arts in a heartbeat!
  • Catalina
    Catalina Married on 08/12/2019
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    Beautiful place to get married

    The venue was really beautiful, the staff made every effort to ensure we were satisfied with their service.

    The only thing I would encourage is to make sure you ask all the questions regarding pricing. Sometimes it might sound that something is included but ensure that it is.

    It’s all about the correct planning and covering all your bases.

    Overall it was a good experience.
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    Adam H. Married on 02/11/2019
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    Five stars all the way

    We knew from the first meeting with Brittany that we were in for a treat. Hotel Arts did a perfect job catering our brunch reception. They had the best-looking menu of the vendors we explored, AND the best value. Along the way, they offered to help in extra ways, such as storing and chilling our drinks so we would have one fewer thing to worry about, or helping to flip the room. Any questions or concerns we had were promptly addressed. On the day itself, our guests raved about the food.
    We cannot say enough things about Hotel Arts. Do yourself a favor and make sure to check them out!
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    Laurie H. Married on 18/07/2015
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    Brian at Hotel Arts was phenomenal to deal with. The day came together beautifully. Food, decor and service was over the top!!
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    Mary C. Married on 11/05/2013
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    Amazing wedding venue!! The staff is very professional and easy to work with, the location is perfect, and the food was fantastic (we had several comments from our guests that the food was the best they have ever had at a wedding). The venue itself is by far one of the nicest in Calgary - both the reception room and the hotel.
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    Jessica Married on 05/08/2012
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    I cannot say enough great things about Hotel Arts. Brain, the event planner was an absolute dream to work with and the staff was more courteous, helpful, accountable and professional than I ever could have dreamed. The food was exceptional, our guests gave us rave reviews, and the ambiance was absolutely perfect. Hotel Arts is a gorgeous venue and I would absolutely encourage any couple to book their wedding here - they truly go the extra mile to make your wedding even more special and memorable.
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    Aubri P. Married on 20/11/2011
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    Husband and I absolutely loved working with Brian Brownlee at Hotel Arts - in fact everyone from the GM to the Valet staff were amazing to work with. Brian was an absolute dream (our initial wedding venue went out of business) but Brian gave us assurance that a month and a half was an easy timeline to plan a whole new wedding - forget those crazy people who do this a year in advance. Brian and his team absolutely went above and beyond to create a great wedding experience.
    The venue space is your basic hotel space (but they have Spectrum 4/5 which has beautiful high ceiling with great chandeliers). They feature nice neutral colours and the chairs aren't your tacky banquet chairs they are a lux velvet type. The public spaces outside of the boardrooms are amazing and make the perfect backdrop for photographs.
    Room service wasn't overpriced like other hotels - so I had a great breakfast in my room while I was getting ready for the big day. Raw bar has amazing food.
    Lastly the food served at the wedding was absolutely amazing! We still have guests telling us how that was the best meal they've had at a wedding - or ever! We can clearly see why the cost is what it is.
    The hotel was very flexible with me just dropping in an taking a look at the facilities and events that were going on at the hotel (of course prior to the event when no one was there).
    We will defiantly be going back to Raw bar to eat again and again as it's similar to the food served at the wedding.
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    If i could give hotel arts 7/5 I would, because they were so amazing, there are no words to explain. Brian was absolutely phenomenal to deal with. The service on the night of was amazing, and the food was over the top delicious. Everything EVERYTHING was just incredible. Working with Brian and Hotel Arts is what made our wedding the unbelievable dream that it was. So happy that this is the venue where we chose to have our wedding. perfection.

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119 12th Avenue SW T2R 0G8 Calgary (Alberta)

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