Rouge Restaurant

1240 8th Avenue S.E T2G 0M7 Calgary (Alberta) Map · Phone number
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About Rouge Restaurant

Rouge Restaurant is a Calgary-based All-in-One wedding venue that specializes in providing a unique and versatile space for celebrating weddings and other special occasions. 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 the Rouge Restaurant include, as mentioned above, 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, year-round. All seated menus feature the option for your guests to choose their dishes night-of, right at the table!

Summer months provide the option for an outdoor Garden Ceremony and Cocktail Reception, and dinner under the marquee-covered Patio. The indoor spaces of the house provide the perfect area for a Dance Party & Late Night Snack.

Services offered

They employ a fully-trained Events staff who are on site for set up and take down of your dining experience. Weddings at Rouge are full service, and include staff for setup, bar tending, and serving. Rouge Restaurant offers soon-to-be-married couples the following services for their wedding day:

  • Full set up and clean up (Rouge equipment only)
  • Banquet tables (rectangular)
  • Bridal Room with full length mirror
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Full Bar Service
  • Outdoor Cocktail Reception
  • Tented Outdoor Patio Dining Room
  • Several Private Rooms inside the Cross House
  • Dance Floor
  • Late Night Snack
  • Cream or white tablecloths, cotton napkins
  • Tealight candles in votives for tables
  • All glassware, flatware, cutlery, etc.
  • Clothed Cake Table
  • Clothed Welcome & Gift Table
  • Coat check

Cuisine

The cuisine offered at this award-winning restaurant venue is varied and can be a shared experience! Custom menus can be designed according to your specifications or dietary requirements. These may include passed hors d'oeuvres, charcuterie platters, seasonal appetizers, soups, salads, elegant palate cleansers and more. Main courses include locally-sourced meat, poultry, and Oceanwise seafood, and delectable desserts put the finishing touch on your wedding menu, with several options for plated dishes, Dessert Assortment Tables, and in-house made delicious and beautiful Wedding Cakes. We also provide the opportunity for outside cake to be delivered and placed on the clothed wedding cake table.

  • Best Tried and True – Avenue Magazine, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Best Overall – Avenue Magazine, 2015
  • Best Overall – Where Magazine, 2015
  • Best Overall – Avenue Magazine, 2010
  • Top 100 Worldwide – San Pellegrino 2010
  • Number of guests From 2 to 150
  • Maximum Capacity 150
  • Type Historic, mansion, restaurant
  • Style City, classic, garden, vintage
  • Event Services Bridal suite, cake, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, liability insurance,…View more
  • Plated Service (per head) C$ 65.00
  • Menu View menu

More information about Rouge Restaurant

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    2
  • 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
    French service
    Hors d'oeuvres
    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
    Specialty beer
    Specialty wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio equipment
    Dance floor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
    Tents
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair access
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    C$ 10
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    C$ 80
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?
    C$ 10
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake cutting
    Server(s)
    Dessert
    Wedding cake
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    C$ 8
  • 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
    Bartenders

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5 Reviews for Rouge Restaurant

Recommended by 90% of couples


4.5 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.4
  • Professionalism 4.4
  • Flexibility 4.4
  • Value 4.8
  • Response time 4.4

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  • Jacqui

    Jacqui Rz · Getting married on 03/08/2019

    4.4
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      3.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.0

    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

    Erin Hoffman · Married on 01/09/2018

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

    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
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    Marzieh Ebrahimi · Married on 14/09/2018

    3.2
    • Quality of service:
      2.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      3.0
    • Professionalism:
      3.0

    It’s a beautiful venue for a summer wedding but the service was not as good

    Rouge Restaurant has a beautiful garden for a summer wedding and the food is delicious. However, although we wanted to check the sound system (Rocker plus) during our rehearsal, it wasn't available for us. It was cut so many times during dancing, and most importantly, during my song down the aisle. It was cut multiple times during my walk which was very disappointing.

    Our wedding was in September and it was a cold day. The heating system in the tent was not enough at all! our guests, and ourselves were shivering during whole lunch time, as it took quite some time for all our orders to be ready. They gave us blankets to keep warm, Still it was very cold! I asked one of the servants that it is so cold, can you do anything about it? and he simply said "yes, I feel cold too!" and he left!! I wish they had taken care of the heating system as they assured us about the heating on our rehearsal day which was 2 days before our wedding day.

    Sent on 19/01/2019
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    Kaede · Married on 01/07/2018

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Great venue

    We had the ceremony and the reception at Rouge and it was funtastic!
    Their garden was amazing, and not to mention the food!
    We used upstairs as a getting ready room and it was really nice that we could get everything done at one place.

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    Sent on 22/07/2018

    Rouge Restaurant's reply:

    Thank you so much, Kaede, for choosing Rouge for your wedding. What a fantastic day! We wish you and Justin all the best, and look forward to seeing you again now that you're part of the Rouge family!
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    Pia Baudrand · Married on 28/02/2018

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

    Civil wedding ceremony and dinner at rouge

    We had both the ceremony plus dinner on a private room upstairs. It had two beautiful bay windows with the perfect lighting. We were 24 guests with 3 course meal and drinks included (sparkling, red and white, soft drinks, coffee) + 20% gratuity
    It was beautiful and all my guests went home raving about the food and wine

    Sent on 01/04/2018

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