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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.

Services Offered

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.

Cuisine

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.

Frequently asked questions

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Historic
Mansion
Restaurant

Describe the style of your venue:

City
Classic
Garden
Vintage

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 event services do you offer?

Bridal suite
Cake
Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Event rentals
Liability insurance
Outside vendors
Set up

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?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

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 plated service?

$85

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$80

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$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?

$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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4.7 out of 5 rating
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94% Recommended by couples

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15 reviews
Tianna
Tianna Sent on 12/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A Dream Come True!

The team at Rouge, from doing a viewing to the wedding day itself were absolutely phenomenal! The most amazing dishes, the venue is gorgeous and if you are looking for something cozy and quaint, so amazing !!! Thank you to Rey and all the beautiful team for such a memorable day and we look forward to attending in anniversaries to come !
Amanda
Amanda Sent on 31/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Venue

Rouge was the perfect venue for us- outside, inside, ceremony and reception all at one place. The backyard and garden was beautiful and a perfect setting for our small wedding. The cost was incredible for the value received. Some people have said that Rouge is dated but it is not- it has character which is hard to find these days! The staff were incredible and wonderful to deal with leading up to the day, and on the day. If I were to do the day over, it would be here again!
Robert
Robert K. Sent on 20/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful location and incredible team

Stunning venue with an outdoor garden setting that can’t be beat! The team at Rouge were amazing to work with as we planned our wedding. They were accommodating, well organized, and really went above and beyond to make our wedding day extra special. We received so many compliments on the food and how beautiful the venue is. The event coordinator was fantastic and always took time to answer our many questions quickly. We were so lucky to be able to celebrate our special day in this gorgeous spot.
Rebecca
Rebecca S. Sent on 21/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great food and venue!

The crew at Rouge was great. We had to move everything inside due to weather and they dealt really well with my constant check-ins and plans. Our get ready rooms were amazing! They helped setup the extra heaters for the tent and ensured all the rental stuff was setup correctly. The food was amazing and they were able to accommodate all the allergies and food preferences. There was a couple small issues with the menu but they were able to fix one easily and the other we came to an agreement which was great. We highly recommend them for both ceremony and reception!
Jacqui
Jacqui Sent on 22/08/2018
4.4 out of 5 rating

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!
Erin
Erin H. Sent on 04/09/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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.
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Melissa A. Sent on 11/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding went amazingly

I wanted a wedding that I would not need to do much in terms of decorating and setup/take down. I loved that I was able to do so with the help of the staff and people of rouge restaurant. They was always someone there to help when I needed to ask. They were able to make my choice of signature cocktail. The food was delicious. There was space for dancing and everything.
I'm happy I chose Rouge Restaurant for my special day
K
Kl Sent on 07/11/2021
4.6 out of 5 rating

Great team, service, and food!

We just had our small wedding celebration here for the groom’s family’s friends and was really amazed at the level of service. First off, i originally wanted to book our wedding here but the date was unavailable. Rey the events coordinator was prompt and helpful when i made my inquiry so when we had another wedding event I thought of Rouge.

Our main server was great! She was patient and attentive with our guests who had limited English and handled everything so professionally and well! I am really impressed by the entire serving team that helped bring all the food so it would be served at the same time and for refills/wine. It was well coordinated and organized and according to the notes our main server made about orders (some guests skipped starter/dessert). We had some hiccups with our wedding elsewhere at another restaurant about dietary restrictions so I just thought certain aspects would be missed because our party was smaller here. They went above and beyond to make a drink for our pregnant guest as they did not have non-alcoholic options on the menu.

If this means anything, I will say that after hosting our wedding at a different restaurant we really do wish we had it at Rouge. The food and team here at Rouge was so much better and overall great! We wanted to be able to celebrate our anniversary at the restaurant where we held our wedding but after such a disappointment we knew we wouldn’t go back there again. I’m happy to say we will be celebrating at Rouge for our anniversaries to come!
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Rhea C. Sent on 09/05/2021
5 out of 5 rating

They are Amazing!

The people here are very friendly, accomodating! The food is really delicious too and servers are nice and prompt!
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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Sent on 18/06/2020
3.6 out of 5 rating

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.
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1240 8th Avenue S.E T2G 0M7 Calgary (Alberta)
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