The Commons Calgary is a stunning and unique loft wedding venue located in Calgary, Alberta. The exposed brick wall and quirky furniture make this venue an ideal one for couples who are looking for as wedding venue that is a little bit different. You have the opportunity to hold both your ceremony and reception here, all in the one venue.
Facilities and capacity
The Commons, has over 5,000 square feet of exceptional and convertible event space. The event spaces accommodate both intimate weddings as well as larger parties with up to 175 guests. The Parlour Room, The Commodore Room and The Hemingway Room are all perfect for weddings. The Parlour Room, The Commodore Room and The Hemingway Room are all perfect for weddings. The Parlour room accommodates up to 100 guests, the Hemingway can hold 155 guests and the Commodore Room can accommodate 25 guests.
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3 Reviews for The Commons Calgary
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Jenn D. · Married on 26/10/2019
Amazing space, but below average service.
Venue - Amazing Venue, If you are looking for a industrial/brick/loft like venue this is the one. Nice and open, decent lighting and good location.
Negatives about the venue .
A/V system is not good enough, it's also pointed in the wrong direction so you will need to rent your own. You may end up using their projector but it is pointed in one direction and it really depends on which way you do your wedding.
They don't have any supplies, so your rental costs will be quite high. Their chairs are disappointing so your will likely rent chairs and the tables are very narrow so you can't do much for decor in the centre of the table. We ended up renting our own tables and chairs.
Catering will have issues with power and location of kitchen/storage so you will end up paying more for that.
The overall cost of the venue is the highest for any venue we looked at and doesn't come with any extras, except the included A/V which you won't use. You will pay for everything.
The point of contact caused significant stress, confusion and disappointment during the process of planning the wedding. We both work in the events industry and were extremely disappointed with the lack of professionalism and the below average and sometimes non-existent communication.
1/3 of the way into the process we had a major complaint with the owner of the facility and she promised to rectify the situation. It wasn't rectified. Then a little later in the process (about 1/2 way) we had another conversation with the owner and she ended up removing the point of contact person from our event and took over herself.
From this point on things definitely got a little better and the staff worked to make sure our event was a good one.
I can't stress enough that if you do not get the owner as your point of contact that you will have problems.
The overall cost of the venue attached to the amount of money you will need to spend on rentals makes this venue very very costly. When you add in the fact that they don't really manage it very well as an events space it makes it difficult to recommend.
If you have a large budget and can hire an events coordinator to take care of things for you and you love the look of the venue then it could work out for you.
For the cost of the venue you expect a certain quality of customer service, and unfortunately it's just not there for the price.Sent on 26/03/2020
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Meri P. · Married on 19/07/2019
Had our reception at the Commons Calgary last weekend. This venue is absolutely beautiful. It take very very little decor to create a beautiful look. Location is great, free parking and easy for your guests to call an Uber. The staff was amazing. Gave me the chance to go in and review minor details as many times as I wanted. I always felt welcome. We had minor issues the day of the wedding which the staff dealt with absolutely wonderfully and very professionally. I would highly recommend using the Commons Calgary for your wedding!!!Sent on 28/05/2019
Owen W. · Married on 14/09/2019
Beautiful Venue But Perhaps Not Worth the Hassle
We booked our wedding at The Commons after touring the facility. The exposed brick is no doubt beautiful and the venue has a lot of very fitting furniture. There were a lot of nice things about the commons, such as the ability to run your own bar, a room to have cocktail hour in and just a very aesthetically pleasing venue. During the time between booking and the wedding the staff at The Commons were helpful, but perhaps a little slow to respond as I believe there were a few staff changes at the time. There is no doubt there are a lot of nice features about this venue, but also some hassles that come with. For one, their event insurance requirements took a while to figure out and our insurance broker even said “I have never seen requirements like this before”. Additionally, the night of the wedding, we ran into issues as the supervisor at the commons never gave us access for the next day’s take down. This could have potentially left us upon to large fines from our vendors as they had to pick up next day. It was only because we had a mutual friend that knows a worker there that we were able to organize access and luckily no vendors show up on time. This did add significant stress on the day following our wedding. Additionally, The Commons are able to change the pick-up date at any time prior to the event. This caused significant calamity as a communication error caused one of our vendors to pick up late due to a change within a week and left us losing some of our damage deposit. The venue has a lot of positives, but I would caution anyone looking at this venue as to the high price tag, lack of staff on weekends and increased costs that can occur due to policies and procedures between your vendors and The Commons. It may cost you big time and create a lot of unnecessary stress.Sent on 13/11/2019
The Commons Calgary's reply:Hi Owen,
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