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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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Reviews for Deane House

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Emma H. Sent on 24/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

A wonderful experience!

Our experience with the Deane House was excellent, from start to finish. We had an intimate outdoor garden wedding followed by cocktails and canapés in the garden, then a plated dinner in the outdoor tent. The venue and grounds are just beautiful - the perfect mix of natural beauty and understated elegance. The food was absolutely fantastic! The staff were knowledgeable, professional, and friendly. I would highly recommend the Deane House to anyone seeking a truly special wedding venue.
Ellen M. Sent on 19/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

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 13/08/2019
4.2 out of 5 rating

Summer Wonderland

The venue was perfect for a garden wedding. Truly amazing surroundings, the perfect indoor outdoor experience and excellent cuisine.
Joanne Y. Sent on 04/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Kristin W. Sent on 29/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Kamille F. Sent on 08/02/2022
4.2 out of 5 rating

Best wedding venue

I’d like to thank Deane House for accommodating our wedding last minute because of the Covid restrictions then. I love their garden area which made our wedding photos so beautiful! We couldn’t have chosen a better ceremony venue!
Erin A. Sent on 02/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Best Day Ever!

We couldn't have imagined a more beautiful venue for our wedding. After our first meeting with Kelly, it was very apparent how knowledgable and reliable she and her staff were and how organized everything was going to be. They worked well to coordinate with our wedding planners right down to every last detail. The food was spectacular from the dessert bar to the root beer float station and late night tacos. Having both the ceremony and the reception on the property allowed for more time to party and for everything to flow seamlessly.

One of our most memorable moments of the evening was the epic dance party on the patio!

Thank you so very much again to everyone at the Deane House who made our wedding day so special! It is still a day that our guests and we talk about frequently!
Jasper Sent on 13/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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
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