Rouge Restaurant

1240 8th Avenue S.E T2G 0M7 Calgary (Alberta) Map · Phone number
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4.5 out of 5.0
Number of guests 2 to 150
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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 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, or Dessert Assortment Tables. 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, 2019
  • 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
  • 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
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More information about Rouge Restaurant

  • 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?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    C$ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    C$ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Set up
    Clean up
    Event planning
    Tables
    Linens
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Parking
    Bridal suite
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    C$ 80.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?
    C$ 10.00
  • 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$ 8.00
  • 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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8 Reviews for Rouge Restaurant


4.5 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.5
  • Professionalism 4.5
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.8
  • Response time 4.2

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  • April

    · Getting married on 06/02/2021

    3.6
    • Quality of service:
      4.0
    • Responsiveness:
      2.0
    • Value:
      4.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.0

    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

    Starsandash · Married on 01/09/2020

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

    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.
    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.

    Sent on 03/09/2020
  • Jacqui

    Jacqui Rz · 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
  • L

    Leah · Married on 20/07/2019

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

    Stress free, gorgeous, and delicious!

    We had the absolute best experience with Rouge as our wedding venue! Would recommend 100%!

    Their events coordinator was so incredibly helpful and responsive. We knew right away after touring the venue that we wanted to work with her and the Rouge team. They are incredible pros and you can tell they have done this before... which is a major plus!

    We got married in July with the ceremony outside and dinner on the patio. It...was...gorgeous! Our photos and ceremony were picture perfect and the weather ended up cooperating. They even had a great "rain plan" in place in case it was needed.

    The food was a gourmet experience! They were incredibly accommodating with allergies, dietary restrictions, and picky kids. Lots of food options and, because it's a restaurant, guests didn't have to pick their meal ahead of time. We selected choices we wanted to offer and guests choose when they sit down for dinner.

    I can't say enough nice things about the staff we had on our day either. The service was amazing!

    Price was so reasonable for what we got! They have many options to customize and help you spend no more than you are comfortable with. Really happy with the value for our day!

    If you're looking for an all in one ceremony and reception venue in Calgary, look no further. It's very accessible for out of town guests, but the venue is so private, you feel really secluded.

    Thank you Rouge!

    Sent on 14/06/2020

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