Rouge Restaurant is an all-in-one venue that provides a unique and versatile space for celebrating weddings and other special occasions in Calgary, Alberta. This restaurant venue is located in the historic Cross House in Inglewood, minutes from Downtown. The house can be booked entirely, and this includes a 1-acre backyard and garden which gives brides and grooms the option of having their wedding in both an indoor and outdoor setting.
Facilities and capacity
The facilities found at Rouge Restaurant include several indoor dining rooms and a backyard garden setting with a tented patio. Action station receptions and seated banquet-style dining options are both available and the venue can accommodate up to 150 guests. Smaller weddings often take place in one of the private rooms of the Cross House. All seated dinner menus feature the option for guests to choose their dishes on the night. Summer months provide the option for an outdoor garden party under the marquee-covered patio. The indoor spaces of the house provide the perfect area for a dance party offering guests some shelter from the cool night air.
Rouge Restaurant employs a fully-trained events staff who are on-site for the setup and takedown of events. Weddings at Rouge are full-service and include both waitstaff and bartenders. The management offers couples access to a private get-ready space in addition to their main chosen room. They can help couples to put the finishing touches to their event decor with a number of rentals including tablecloths, napkins, candles, and more.
The cuisine offered at this award-winning restaurant venue will delight guests' taste buds and begs to be shared. Custom menus can be designed according to each couple's specifications or their party's dietary requirements. These may include passed hors d'oeuvres, charcuterie platters, seasonal appetizers, soups, salads, elegant palate cleansers, and more. The restaurant's main courses include locally sourced meat, poultry, and Oceanwise seafood. A choice of delectable desserts offers a sweet treat at the meal's end with options for plated dishes or a dessert table. An outside cake to be delivered and placed on the clothed wedding cake table.
9 Reviews for Rouge Restaurant
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· Married on 06/02/2021
COVID Bride Review
When my fiance and I booked with Rouge we were beyond excited. I have had many family celebrations there and knew we were in good hands - the food is amazing and the atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for. Unfortunately, due to the COVID pandemic we had to make the decision to cancel our wedding. When I reached out to Olivier, the owner, about this he was understanding. It took a while for them to respond to my request to cancel but eventually I got the confirmation that our reservation has been cancelled. What is extremely unfortunate is now I am left chasing the Rouge team to get my deposit back! They have always been hard to get a hold of but this is getting incredibly frustrating. I would definitely suggest brides that are interested in booking Rouge feel confident in their decision but be prepared to be the nagging bride to get any communication back.Sent on 18/06/2020
Starsandash · Married on 01/09/2020
Small Covid Wedding
We had our tiny wedding here during covid, and it was amazing! We had a private room, and an outdoor ceremony. Hand sanitizer was made available by the restaurant and all servers wore masks.Sent on 03/09/2020
As for the venue: The gardens are beautiful, We loved the 'arch' tree. The chefs were out in the garden collecting vegetables and herbs for our dinner while we took photos and they were very attentive to to accidentally pop up in the background! The service was wonderful, they were very accommodating with all requests. we had several allergies in the family and they went above and beyond to make delicious alternatives for those who needed them. The groom is allergic to nuts and they made sure everything on the table was safe, down to the home made bread. For a dairy allergy they made sure to provide an excellent alternative to the cheese plate that looked just as good! The shrimp starter was the best thing Ive eaten lately, and all the wine was excellent. The bar is well stocked! We had the place all day, so a small delay in the ceremony was no problem, and the guests lingered till one in the morning with absolutely no pressure to leave. We were able to bring our own music and speaker for our dining room, and the private room for the party to get ready and change was lovely. We were able to safely leave our things overnight and come back the next day to get them, and the servers were able to recommend cab companies to the out of town guests who were unfamiliar with the city. A fantastic venue! We were extremely happy with them.
Jacqui · Married on 03/08/2019
Beautiful outdoor venue
We loved our wedding at Rouge! The venue was gorgeous and the food was so incredible. Rouge is a great venue for those who don't want to coordinate a caterer and still want fabulous food. We had been to so many weddings with mediocre food and so one of our must-haves for our special day was fabulous plates for everyone. Rouge went out of their way to accommodate our guests with food allergies and limitations, and still made everything delicious. The only complaint we have is that leading up to our day it was sometimes difficult to get in touch with the event coordinator in a timely fashion - we know that she had a lot on her plate (pun intended!) and a lot of weddings in the calendar. Otherwise, we were very pleased with our experience. Thank you for helping us make our wedding day wonderful!Sent on 22/08/2018
Erin H. · Married on 01/09/2018
A perfect venue
Rouge was the perfect venue for our wedding. We had the ceremony in their gorgeous garden and our photographer was giddy about the number of places to take pictures in the venue itself. Chelsea, the coordinator, was a god send. She took care of everything and made the whole day run so smoothly. She was so professional and truly a joy to work with. The food, wine, atmosphere was incredible. We had quite a few allergies/dietary restrictions and the chef took care of them all and made sure everyone had an amazing meal. The tent fit all 100 of our guests very comfortably and then transformed into a dance floor after dinner. Thank you to the whole team at Rouge for creating such a perfect day for us.Sent on 04/09/2018
Rhea C. · Married on 08/05/2021
They are Amazing!
The people here are very friendly, accomodating! The food is really delicious too and servers are nice and prompt!Sent on 09/05/2021
If anyone wants to get marry in their special day once everything settles, this place is definitelyy one of the places people should look up to! They're highly recommended! It's a beautiful place! And we surely had a heart-warm experience for our dinner here. Wish we could do more, and we are hoping to celebrate here again once everything will be back to "normal". Thanks Rouge Restaurant!
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