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Always Occasions

Edmonton, Alberta View map
4.5 out of 5 rating 11 reviews
2 to 75 Guests

About

Always Occasions is a loft-style wedding venue located in Edmonton, Alberta. The venue was founded by Anna Liska and Samantha Burns, who started their own wedding coordination business in 2017. Anna took over primary ownership of the company in 2021 and continues to lead the team to this day. The staff delight in helping couples achieve their dream wedding with as little stress as possible.

Facilities and Capacity

Always Occasions is nestled in Manchester Square, an area of Edmonton full of European-style architecture. This picturesque backdrop enhances the ambience of a couple’s celebrations. Available throughout the year, the venue’s spaces can be used for both ceremonies and receptions. It spans a little under 3,000 square feet and has two floors. Filled with natural light, the event spaces also include an indoor patio, helping to make this a memorable locale. Its architectural details, like the double French doors at the entrance, provide a sense of romance to the space. Up to 75 guests can be accommodated here for a seated dinner.

Services Offered

The team at Always Occasions has the knowledge and connections to bring a couple’s vision to life for their big day. With their coordination services, they can ensure that each detail comes together smoothly both before and during the event. Among the other services they offer are hair and makeup packages which include the ability to prepare for the occasion in the upstairs balcony with mimosas. Their expert photographers offer packages for documenting the celebrations as well. The team can also provide personalized stationery, such as menus, programs, and more. These professionals enjoy collaborating with nearly weds to curate fitting decor, such as centrepieces, for their event. Bartending staff are also available to help on the big day. Dark wood tables and chairs for attendees, along with additional tables for other event needs are included in rental packages, as are linens and dinnerware. For the convenience of the couple and their loved ones, setup and cleanup are offered.

Highlights

Availability

Type

Loft

Style

City, classic, glamorous, modern, rustic, vintage

Event Services

Catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, liability insurance, outside vendors, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$4,200

Plated Service (per head)

$40

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1 - Two floors and indoor patio

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
Family style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Open bar
Outside alcohol
Specialty beer

What event items are available?

Aisle markers
Aisle runners
Altar/arches
Centerpieces
Chair covers
Dance floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
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?

$4,200

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?

$3,000

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

$3,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Lighting/sound
Parking

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$40

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$40

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

$15

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

Cake cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$6.50

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

Signature drink
Bartenders
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    Elizabeth H. Married on 23/07/2022
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    Perfect venue from start to finish.

    We cannot thank Anna and her team enough for going above and beyond from the moment we went to the days following our wedding. No matter how busy they were they always found time to reply to my number of messages, they helped bring together my vision perfectly, and were always so kind and reassuring, no matter what I needed. On the night of the wedding, Anna went beyond expectations, even taking our daughter around the venue so we could eat our dinner and relax. The entire wedding was so perfect and it was all because of the Always Occasions team.
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    Bianka Married on 02/07/2022
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    stunning, fun and unforgettable

    The event was just gorgeous and the catering company that was recommended by the owner was beyond delicious. The venue is small but has a very unique lay out and the stunning staircase is a must for photos. If you are looking for a place that will give you that intimacy with your guests and have a uniqueness, this is the place for you. The owner also partners up with Knotwood Rentals giving you access to so many gorgeous, unique options for decor. My only feedback that impacted our experience is the fact that the staff did not pay attention to the small details. They left big IKEA tags on the curtains we bought for our back drop or did not add water to the flower vases so by the time we got there from church, most of our flowers were dead and looked sad. They also only set up half of our sweet table which was quite disappointing as that was the only desert we had for our guests. If it wasn't for those three things that might seem small to some, I would give this venue 10/10 but because they missed some important details, I am giving them 6/10...would I book again, yes but I definitely would ask them to pay more attention to the small details that mater to the very detail oriented bride.

    Always Occasions's reply:

    Thank you for your feedback Bianka!
    Both positive and constructive we look forward to continuing to create and ensure beautiful days for our clients.

    Wishing you both all the happiness ❤️

    Anna
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    Taylor G. Married on 26/02/2022
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    Magical Wedding Experience !

    Where to begin.. I knew I wanted to have my wedding at Always Occasions before construction was done at their space in Manchester Square. I knew if Anna had anything to do with it that my wedding would be absolutely beautiful. Once I saw the space complete, it was exactly what I thought it would be... beyond beautiful and magical. My wedding day was everything I could of asked for and more and it is because of Anna with Always Occasions. Anna and her team are amazing and you can tell that they want you to have the wedding of your dreams! This team thrives on a good time! I highly recommend Always Occasions for any event! You will not be disappointed in the service or space provided !!!
    Love, Mr. & Mrs. Rousseau

    Always Occasions's reply:

    Celebrating your day with you was a dream come true for us too! ❤️ Your faith in our vision for the space was and always will be so heartwarming. ❤️
    So many congratulations again!
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    Darlene R. Married on 18/09/2021
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    Always Occasions is superb

    I was a vendor at the "LoveAlbertaLocal" art gala hosted by Cassidy from "Albertalocal," and "Always Occasions" did an impeccable job of making sure everything went ahead without a hitch.
    Quite an accomplishment considering new covid regulations had just come into affect a couple days prior.
    It wasn't hard to see all the care and planning that went into making sure everyone was happy and that everything was perfect.
    The venue is absolutely beautiful.
    Anna and her staff are diligent, welcoming, and friendly and they made the evening even that much more special.
    It was an unforgettable night made possible in no small part by "Always Occasions."
    I would definitely recommend them to anyone wanting to experience their own unforgettable night.
    Thanks so much, Anna!

    Always Occasions's reply:

    Oh Darlene! Thank you so much for such kind words! This really was an unforgettable night and I could not be more thankful for it! Your talent and passion just spilled out throughout the night and it was radiating and beautiful!
    It was an absolute pleasure and we look forward to many more incredible nights like this!
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    Joanne Getting married on 27/07/2023
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    Disappointing

    I recently attended a market and was pleased with the amount of friendly people at their booths. I thought I’d share my thoughts from a wedding I attended on New Years Eve at Always Occasions, as a group of us still speak about this experience when we get together. I was shocked on the functionality of this place. I observed a guest sweeping the floor after the ceremony because Pine needles everywhere and no staff were noticing the mess. Another guest was actually walking around pouring water for everyone with the 1 water jug Always Occassion’s staff claimed to have in the whole establishment. Myself and other guests were waiting to be served for 20+ minutes at the bar due to understaffing, while all the staff were rushing to change over from ceremony to reception. At this point we heard some heated conversations between the main girl wearing a hat and her staff. We were appalled, and felt bad for those girls. We were also missing cutlery not only at our table, but three other tables. The space was so crowded that anytime someone needed to pass by we had to stand up out of our chair, which became incredibly frustrating. I am sharing this so someone else looking to have their wedding here doesn’t make the mistake and experience what we did.

    Always Occasions's reply:

    Hello Joanne,

    Thank you for providing your feedback and opportunity for us to continue to improve our services for our clients. We do hope to have you return in the future to attend a public event we host and hopefully experience something new in our space.

    Again thank you for your feedback and we are sad to hear it was not to the standard we hope our guests experience in our weddings.

    All the best,
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    Nadia S. Getting married on 31/12/2022
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    Wonderful!

    Anna brings energy, excitement and passion to her work. She has an amazing ability to help make your vision come true. Anna’s industry experience is invaluable as she can help you with all the different facets of a wedding. I can’t wait to work with Anna again for an anniversary party. Her team members are also your personal cheerleaders as you get ready and move throughout the day. Making sure everyone feels their best for the big day.

    Always Occasions's reply:

    Thank you so much lovely,
    We so look forward to spending more time with you both for future events,

    Wishing you both all the best!
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    Julia Married on 17/09/2022
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    Wedding venue

    We had our ceremony and reception at always occasions and it was perfect. Everyone loved our venue and we would highly recommend it to anyone. We loved the day of coordination and the venue does all the set up and tear down which was super important for us and our families to have a stress free time. Beautifully decorated and amazing staff. Bartending was great. We broke a few glasses and someone was there to clean it up immediately.

    The venue even made a little video for us and gave us a gift which was so special and lovely.

    The only downsides were that on the day of our wedding there was a farmers market in the parking lot which we were not informed of. We had told all our 80 guests that there was a huge parking lot and then it was full of the farmers market so that added a lot of stress on the day.

    There was also no water for our guests during the dinner portion so one of our guests was going around giving everyone water almost as if they forgot about water because the wine service and everything else was great.

    We would recommend this venue to anyone who is looking and are so happy we had our wedding here at always occasions!
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    Lauren Married on 11/03/2022
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    Such a great team!!

    Always Occasions was great to work with. It’s obvious that they have years of experience in the industry and know all of the hints and tips to make the day easier. The space is gorgeous even with minimal decor and is so easy to ‘make your own’. They made sure everything was easy and stress free for me and attended to all the details. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them to anyone. Thanks so much for all of your hard work Anna and team!!

    Always Occasions's reply:

    Thank you so much love! Your wedding was so perfect. We could not be more honoured to celebrate your day with you!
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    Yanna B. Married on 22/10/2021
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    Super friendly and helpful

    Anna was fantastic and went out of her way to make the day perfect, she even steamed my veil and helped me take down my up-do into a half up half down style. Venue is beautiful and unique, I’m recommending it to everyone.

    Always Occasions's reply:

    Awe love! It was such a pleasure to celebrate your day with you both and your beautiful family! With Alfie just stealing my heart! We were all so honoured to be a part of such a perfect evening. 🤍
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    Megan I. Married on 02/10/2021
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    Exceeded all expectations!

    Trying to plan and pull of a wedding during a pandemic is hard enough as it… yet 2 weeks before our wedding, more restrictions were announced. I was a wreck to say the least! Anna’s kindness, compassion, organization, reassurance, and diligence completely blew me away. We were fortunate enough to be able to move forward with our wedding and Anna and her team were completely amazing. Anna was incredibly receptive to my vision and exceeding my expectations. She is definitely in the right of line of work because she is incredible at what she does and pours her heart into it! Anna and her team brought all of the decor, set everything up, took everything down the night of, and Anna even dropped off the keys to my vehicle at the hotel we were staying at so she could make sure everything got loaded into my car. Anna was also available to me the entire time at the wedding and surprised my husband and I work a beautiful heartfelt video of all of the big moments at our wedding. After the wedding a number of people and family members commented about her and her work ethic. She made our day feel that much more special and everything ran smoothly. I honestly can’t say enough good things about Anna and her team. I’m super grateful she was there on my special day!!

    Always Occasions's reply:

    Oh my heart! Thank you Megan, Your day was so special to us and your review has filled my heart with so much joy. Wishing you both so much love! Thank you for including us in what was an absolutely perfect day!

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