Deane House

806 9th Avenue SE T2G 0S2 Calgary (Alberta) Map
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About Deane House

Deane House Restaurant & Gardens is an extraordinary setting in the heart of the city, at the confluence of the Elbow River & Bow River, surrounded by gardens. The restaurant features a series of carefully curated rooms, each with its own distinct character. In the charming, historic Inglewood neighborhood, with a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces, Deane House is the perfect setting for your special day.

Built in 1906 and named for the last superintendent of Calgary, Captain Richard Burton Deane. Moved twice, and eventually to its current location East of the river, Deane House graced the pages of Popular Mechanics for the extraordinary feat of engineering in the 1930’s that brought it to Inglewood. An old house with many lives, Deane has been a boarding house, art gallery, and long-time restaurant, reopening late summer of 2016 under new management. This award-winning waterfront restaurant and full-service venue offers a historic setting with lush gardens and a fantastic staff to create a wedding celebration that people will be talking about for years to come.

The group behind River Café celebrates Canadian cuisine with utmost dedication to the environment and sustainable practices, with strong roots in old world habits of warm, open handed hospitality. The newly renovated interior features a series of carefully curated rooms, each with its own unique character. The garden room, library, tenement bar and verandah each inspires taste of place, past and present. The sprawling green exterior, comprised of flourishing gardens and expansive lawns combine to create a stunning wedding backdrop.

The grounds feature:

  • Beautifully appointed historic house
  • Flourishing garden & patio areas
  • Vibrant lawn & green spaces
  • Views of downtown Calgary
  • Direct access to the Bow River & Elbow River
  • Outdoor tented area (mid-May to September)
  • Assortment of photo opportunities

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  • Number of guests From 6 to 1200
  • Type Historic, mansion, restaurant
  • Style Classic, eclectic, garden, glamorous, modern, rustic, vintage
  • Event Services Bridal suite, cake, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, liability insurance, set up
  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season C$ 2,000.00
  • Plated Service (per head) C$ 78.00
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More information about Deane House

  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    6
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Covered outdoor
    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?
    Cocktail reception
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne toast
    House beer
    House wine
    House liquor
    Limited bar
    Liquor license
    Open bar
    Premium liquor
    Signature drink
    Specialty wine
  • What event items are available?
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Chairs
    Tables
    Tent accessories
    Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
  • 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?
    C$ 1500
  • 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?
    C$ 500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    C$ 500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Set up
    Clean up
    Event planning
    Chairs
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Parking
    Bridal suite
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    C$ 49
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?
    C$ 20
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Server(s)
    Dessert
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    C$ 50
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Limited bar
    Open bar
    House beer
    House wine
    Champagne toast
    House liquor
    Bartenders

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6 Reviews for Deane House


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Response time 4.8

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  • Ellen

    Ellen M. · Married on 11/07/2021

    5.0
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    Best Garden in the city

    Unlike some, the pandemic really helped make our wedding special by forcing us to stay close to home. And we were very, very lucky to secure the Deane House for such a small wedding. Everything they did was absolutely perfect. The only thing I can add to all the other glowing reviews is this advice: Don't bring in an outside wedding cake, because the Deane House food will put it to shame and you'll be stuck with too much cake.

    Also, if you get married during the Calgary Stampede & Exhibition, you'll have a great view of the fireworks.

    Sent on 19/07/2021
  • Jasper

    Jasper · Married on 09/02/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Last minute wedding

    We had to re-plan our wedding the day before, and the Deane house helped us make it happen. Everything was great and it was a lovely spot

    Sent on 13/08/2019
  • Janice

    · Married on 15/12/2018

    4.2
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.0

    Summer Wonderland

    The venue was perfect for a garden wedding. Truly amazing surroundings, the perfect indoor outdoor experience and excellent cuisine.

    Sent on 13/08/2019
  • Joanne

    Joanne Y. · Married on 20/04/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
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    Excellent, attentive service, great food, friendly

    The Deane House is a lovely, rustic and homey feeling venue. We were fortunate that the temperature was nice enough to hold our ceremony outside, as it was late April and Calgary weather is unpredictable! Even though the flowers had not bloomed yet, the location itself by the river is still beautiful. The restaurant is small, and the space is not completely open-more like being in your own house with many rooms set up for dining, however it worked well for our 55 guest wedding. The dance floor is the center dining room, so it is small, but for a smaller sized celebration it works well with an intimate feeling. I’m not sure how hot it would get on a summer night as it was quite hot in that dance area on a cool night and keeping noise levels down is a prime concern after a certain time so the patio doors had to remain closed. The food was great and both the kitchen and the bar worked patiently with us to create a menu we were happy with. Reserving the entire restaurant was the right decision for us as we had picture opportunities upstairs in the private library, my children and I began our walk to ceremony from upstairs and we stored our coats, purses, centerpiece and flower boxes(all the wedding luggage) there. For dinner, the seating plan we made worked out very well and my husband and I sat at the bar where we were able to view most of our guests. We had a magical ceremony and a fantastic “Deane House Party” to celebrate our wedding day.

    Sent on 04/05/2019
  • Kristin

    Kristin W. · Married on 02/09/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Dream come true!

    What a dreamy venue! Kelly, the venue's event planner, was great to work with, and took such good care of us. The tent set up was great, and easily accommodated our 120 guests. The food was incredible and the service was amazing.

    Sent on 29/03/2019

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Team of Deane House

Brooke Berry

Brooke Berry

Event Manager

Graduating from the Hospitality Management program at Calgary's Southern Alberta Institute for Technology (SAIT), Brooke comes from a background of coordinating weddings and events at wineries in Kelowna, BC in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. Brooke recently moved back home to Calgary, AB and has now joined the River Café Group of Restaurants family as the Event Manager for River Café and Deane House.

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806 9th Avenue SE Calgary (Alberta) T2G 0S2
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