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If you are looking for a unique wedding venue in Calgary, Alberta, you have come to the right place! Charbar, established in 2015, is a popular culinary destination that was developed from a distinctive, collaborative concept. The restaurant is housed in the historical Simmons Building alongside the Bow River with Sidewalk Citizen Bakery and Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters. Located in the flourishing East Village, Charbar offers a contemporary wedding setting for the couple who is looking for something different and inviting.

Facilities and capacity

Charbar has spacious function areas, both indoor and outdoor, for a stylish ceremony and/or memorable wedding reception, as well as corporate events, private dinners, and small social gatherings. The maximum capacity of the venue is 500, but also can hold an intimate function for just 17.

Services offered

Charbar specializes in Argentinian cuisine with a strong blend of Italian and Spanish cuisines. The catering team creates personalized menus, using fresh, sustainable ingredients sourced from prairies and gardens as well as seafood from the west coast. Various dietary requests are always welcomed. A range of services are offered such as event planning, rentals, full bar, and lighting. The venue also allows outside vendors such as DJs, florists, and photographers.

More information

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Historic
Restaurant

Describe the style of your venue:

City
Classic
Eclectic
Rustic
Vintage
Waterfront

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 event services do you offer?

Bridal suite
Cake
Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Event rentals
Liability insurance
Lighting / sound
Outside vendors
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
Family style
French service
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
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Outside alcohol
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Dance floor
Furniture
Lighting
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware

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 peak season?

2,000.00

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

$600

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

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

2,550.00

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Chairs
Tables
China
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/sound
Bridal suite

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

$72

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

$75

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$65

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

$30

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

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$9

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

Limited bar
Open bar
House beer
Specialty beer
House wine
Specialty wine
Champagne toast
House liquor
Premium liquor
Signature drink
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4.2 out of 5 rating
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83% Recommended by couples
4 reviews
Kira
Kira G. Married on 04/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A great day

Charbar did everything they could go make our day perfect. The food was amazing, the service staff friendly and attentive and the space itself beautiful!
Erika
Erika Married on 02/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful evening wedding and reception

Charbar was great to work with. We booked them back in 2019 and in the original planning of the wedding they were good communicators and easy to work with. Then through all of the covid changes they were supportive, communicative, and flexible. There was never any doubt we would make the wedding happen.
The day of went very smoothly, mostly thanks to Rana! Having an evening wedding and then flipping the space for the reception was easy and as the guests were enjoying a cocktail hour, they barely even noticed.
One of the main reasons we booked this venue was because of the food, and it did not disappoint. Excellent quality food!
It is a beautiful space and a great location!
K
Kelly D. Married on 25/09/2021
1.6 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue. Amazing food. Horrible event planning

I hosted my wedding reception at CharBar in September 2021. The venue is amazing and the food received nothing but rave reviews. I would caution other brides before booking because the events staff lacks communication and requires a lot of follow up. It was a disappointing experience and if you are wanting communication and to feel like a priority I would consider booking elsewhere or hiring an external day of coordinator.

I unfortunately had issues throughout the planning process and when they were brought up to the team I was met with resistance and feeling like a burden. Getting clear answers on most things took about a week and numerous emails. I was also passed back and fourth between team member which only added to the confusion and feeling of uncertainty.

Our final numbers were not confirmed and our day of schedule was not requested. I had no contact with the venue leading up to the reception which was concerning. Our day of coordinator through CharBar was off leading up to our reception and we did not have any contact from any other event team members. If you are wanting to feel confident before your event I would recommend hiring an external planner or another venue.

Through the evening when issues such as dirty bathrooms were brought up we were told they鈥檇 be looked into but were not resolved. This is just one example of some of the hiccups that we had.

Overall our guests had an amazing time but the stress and the way we were treated leading up might not have been worth it.
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Bradey W. Married on 07/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The best wedding venue ever!!!

This place is the real deal! Everything from the food, the staff/service, the venue, the location was all perfect! Daniella and Calista were so helpful and made planning our wedding extremely easy. They also made the setup a breeze. All of the staff were very professional and friendly! Everyone at Charbar made it a priority that we were happy and that we enjoyed our night. The level of service really was above and beyond what we could have expected. All of our guests commented on how delicious the food was! We highly recommend Charbar!
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Awards

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Charbar Real Weddings

Melissa & Chris
49 Photos 路 28/Dec/2021
Lucianna & William
209 Photos 路 06/Oct/2018

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618 Confluence Way SE T2G 0G1 Calgary (Alberta)
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