The Butternut Tree

9707 110 Street NW T5K 2L9 Edmonton (Alberta) Map
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About The Butternut Tree

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, The Butternut Tree is a restaurant that specializes in providing a modern dining space with the most amazing panoramic views of Edmonton's river valley. Owner and Chef Scott Downey has Michelin-star culinary experience which he has brought back to Canada to create the delicious menus offered at The Butternut Tree. Contact them today to book your wedding date!

Facilities and capacity

The facilities found at this restaurant venue include the dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows, wooden beams, an open kitchen and an open layout format which makes for a versatile event space. These facilities can accommodate up to 110 guests for a standing reception or 58 seated guests with current furniture. Seating for up to 100 available with the additions of rentals (added cost).

Services offered

The Butternut Tree offers several services that will be well suited for your event. They offer a regular à la carte or tasting menu and for a private experience with 30 guests or more, they offer a choice of hors d’oeuvres, a tasting menu, or a pre-set menu.

  • Number of guests From 10 to 110
  • Type Restaurant
  • Style City, classic, modern, rustic
  • Event Services Cake, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, lighting / sound, set up
  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season C$ 1,750.00
  • Plated Service (per head) C$ 75.00
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More information about The Butternut Tree

  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    Main Dining Room & Private Dining Room
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal shower
    Engagement party
    Rehearsal dinner
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail reception
    Dessert
    Family style
    French service
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside cake
    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
    Outside alcohol
    Specialty beer
    Specialty wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio equipment
    Dance floor
    Decor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair access
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    C$ 1750
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    C$ 1000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    C$ 1000
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Set up
    Clean up
    Event planning
    Chairs
    Tables
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Lighting/sound
    Parking
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    C$ 75
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    C$ 50
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?
    C$ 50
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake cutting
    Server(s)
    Dessert
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    C$ 15
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Limited bar
    House beer
    House wine
    House liquor
    Bartenders

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17 Reviews for The Butternut Tree


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Response time 5.0

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  • Sharmaine

    Sharmaine R. · Married on 23/04/2020

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    The Butternut Tree made our intimate wedding above and beyond expectations!

    The Butternut Tree made our intimate wedding above and beyond expectations! Food and service was excellent. Had our wedding on August 2020 and the team followed every covid protocol in place at that time and made sure everyone is safe. Jillian made sure everything's in place the day of and before. Love love this place!

    Sent on 17/05/2021
  • Nancy

    Nancy G. · Married on 04/08/2019

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    Amazing restaurant!


    We got married August 4th at the butternut tree I recommande anyone who is getting married to consider this restaurant. The manager Jillian is a sweet heart such and amazing person, she made sure everything for the ceremony and supper was perfect. And the food...wow all I have to say is incredible the chef made sure every plate was perfect and delicious. We are pretty happy we choose the butternut tree restaurant for our wedding day!

    Sent on 06/08/2019
  • Julia

    Julia C. · Married on 12/07/2019

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    Beautiful Wedding

    We had the most amazing wedding experience with Jillian and Scott and the incredible staff at this venue. They were all so friendly and helpful everything turned out beautifully. The food and drinks were excellent. The venue was gorgeous. I could not have asked for anything more.

    Sent on 16/07/2019
  • Mathew

    Mathew · Married on 04/07/2019

    5.0
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    Our Summer Butternut Tree Wedding

    Jillian, Scott and their team facilitated nothing but what could be described as a magical event for us. As a pair of business professionals, we didn't have time to plan every nuance for our wedding. Jillian and Scott made planning extremely easy by helping us customize a menu and plan for our reception and provided suggestions and solutions to what we wanted relieving a lot of the burden of wedding planning off our shoulders. The venue is extraordinarily accommodating providing menu options to a variety of budgets. A major factor was the all-in costs of the event where there were no surprises. It was evident that they did everything they could to make sure our wedding reception was executed perfectly, our guests were looked after, and our sometimes odd requirements were attended to (custom shot glasses made of ice). The end result is an amazing venue where all our guests raved about the exceptional food, service, atmosphere, and view. We look forward to many more special events being celebrated here!

    Sent on 24/09/2019
  • Michelle

    Michelle S. · Married on 28/04/2018

    4.8
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    Intimate Wedding Party

    My husband and I got married on April 28th. Let me just say that the service is expectional. The waiters are trained and very attentive. I don’t think I’ve ever had better service. Although I know this is a high end restaurant I did expect the portions to be a bit bigger. We had our guest have the tasting menu and although it was delicious, after a long day of pictures + ceremony + exhaustion, a meal that is delicious AND filling would be ideal. The options for cocktails was exquisite and delicious. It was intimate and it was really nice to have an menu served in stages to keep the conversation going. 8.5/10 overall

    Sent on 26/07/2018

The Butternut Tree awards

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Team of The Butternut Tree

Jillian Fonteyne

Jillian Fonteyne

General Manager

I was born and raised in Edmonton. Some of my earliest memories of exemplary service and hospitality stem from incredible family vacations and part-time jobs in the restaurant industry. It was these experiences that cultivated my lifelong passion for hospitality and love of travel.

I was able to translate my passion for hospitality into a career by furthering her education at NAIT and Royal Roads University. After completion of her degree in International Hotel Management, I relocated to England where I began my career at the five-star Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire.

Early in 2015, I moved to Ireland to work at the award-winning Gregans Castle Hotel as Restaurant Manager. This is where I developed a greater appreciation for food and the origin of ingredients.

Following my time in Europe, I returned home to Edmonton to continue my career in the developing food and beverage scene. Working as a manager at some of the latest downtown restaurants to emerge on the hyper-local scene in recent years, I brought exceptional leadership and experience to the (dinner) table, helping these new restaurants achieve success in the evolving Edmonton restaurant industry.

Now, I inspire the team at The Butternut Tree with my impressive knack for creating a memorable guest experience.

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Scott Downey

Scott Downey

Chef & Owner

I grew up in St. Albert and spent my summers visiting family in New Brunswick. The memory of the butternut tree in my grandmother’s backyard is a powerful symbol of the wonderful ingredients growing all over the Canadian landscape, waiting to be rediscovered.

I haved cooked at Michelin-star restaurant Daniel in New York, the highly decorated Noma in Denmark, and Wildebeest in Vancouver. For the prestigious James Beard Foundation, I took part in the preparation a special foraged feast with Chef Eddy Leroux and forager Tama Matsuoka Wong.

With a love for Canada and its abundant bounty never far from my thoughts and heart, a return home was always in the cards. I returned to Vancouver where I founded and operated a foraging company with many fine restaurants relying on his ingredients.

Today, you can find me back in the prairies gearing up to open The Butternut Tree in the heart of Edmonton’s downtown core — a place that celebrates the art of gathering, in both fine company and ingredients.

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