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The Lake House

Calgary, Alberta View map
Rating 5.0 out of 5
17 reviews
10 to 250 Guests

About

The Lake House is a scenic waterfront wedding venue located in Calgary, Alberta. This alluring restaurant effortlessly blends rustic and sophisticated elements to create a warm, inviting atmosphere for weddings. The romantic ambiance and delightful cuisine make this a wonderful destination to celebrate with your loved ones.

Facilities and Capacity

Perched on the shores of Lake Bonavista, the restaurant offers sweeping vistas across the tranquil water. You and your guests can enjoy this picturesque backdrop as the venue features large windows that overlook the lake. Its open floor plan allows for ample seating for both ceremonies and receptions, and the space can easily be transformed to accommodate both events. You can tie the knot beside the massive stone hearth or in front of the windows. Intricate chandeliers crafted from elk antlers provide a warm glow in the evening. The 19th-century bar and glass wine cellar are focal points near the entrance of the restaurant. Additionally, a patio adjacent to the event space gives guests extra space to mingle and enjoy the views. This venue is suitable for weddings of up to 250 attendees.

Services Offered

The staff at The Lake House are delighted to help you create everlasting memories on your special day. They can assist you throughout the planning experience to ensure your wedding is beautiful and your cuisine is exquisite. The on-site event coordinator is also available to oversee the execution of the day’s events so your celebration goes off without a hitch.

Cuisine

Executive Chef Thomas Neukom has curated an exclusive menu for weddings at The Lake House. He and his team specialize in creating elegant meat and seafood entrees, although equally delicious vegetarian options are available if requested. Your guests will receive a card with your chosen menu at dinner and can select their meal on the spot. This method often reduces much of the stress of planning for engaged couples. There are also lunch and brunch menus if you prefer to hold an earlier event.

Highlights

Availability

Type

Restaurant

Style

Classic, rustic, waterfront

Event Services

Catering / bar, event planning, lighting / sound, outside vendors

Plated Service (per head)

$70

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

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?

Cocktail reception
Dessert
Family style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
Champagne toast
Limited bar
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Audio equipment
Dance floor
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

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

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware
Parking

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$70

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

$15

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$5

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartenders

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    Brittani H. Married on 01/10/2020
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    Absolutely Stunning!

    I knew when we were getting married, I wanted to have good food, good drinks and good company. I had been to the lake house for dinner before and I knew it would be perfect to get married on the water. Kristen is their coordinator and she made it a breeze to decide everything- I only had a family friend that helped with the décor and Kristen allowed us to come in during after hours and let us organize the place for the proper décor. The fire place is the focal point of the venue which our florist and decorator didn’t disappoint.

    We were able to do a full tasting menu and wine tasting in order to decide for our big day. We chose quite easily on the food options; the food was heavenly. We weren’t disappointed and we even got complements on how delicious it was from ALL our guests. The drinks, well you can’t complain about those!

    The Lake house is just an all-around stunning place, you do need to know someone in order to have access to the actual lake but there are beautiful places around to still take photos.
    I highly recommend this venue!
  • Ashlynn
    Ashlynn Married on 27/06/2020
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    The Perfect Wedding Venue!

    The Lake House was the perfect venue for our wedding. We originally had planned to have the entire venue for our reception, but unfortunately, due to COVID we were forced to change our date multiple times and were sadly not able to have our desired guest list. Kirsten was SO accommodating and patient with us while we navigated through so many changes. We booked the private dining room for a small intimate family dinner after our ceremony and it was absolutely perfect!

    The food and service was amazing! We hope we are able to have a proper reception when COVID restrictions have been lifted and we cannot wait to work with Kirsten and the team at the Lake House in the future!
  • Miranda
    Miranda Married on 29/09/2018
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    Rustic, Elegant Venue for a Beautiful, Romantic Wedding

    We held both our ceremony and reception at the Lake House. I first discovered the Lake House about 3 years prior to getting engaged when I went for a family dinner. It immediately caught my attention and I knew that i had to get married there. I brought my fiancé there once we were engaged and he immediately fell in love with it too. It is grand looking with its massive wood burning fireplace and rustic hardwood floors and chandeliers, but it is also an intimate space, perfect for a intimate romantic wedding hosting 150 people or less.

    The staff were professional, organized and punctual. The Lake House hosts a wedding basically every weekend of the year, and you can tell that they have the process down to a fine art and science. Communicating with them was a dream, and they helped us every step of the way, answering any questions we had and helping us sort out exactly the details we wanted, giving us examples of what we could do and what has been previously done. They were open to new suggestions and were able to tell us what was possible and what was not.

    On the day of our wedding everything went 100% perfect, and if there was a problem, we are still not aware of it. Our guests raved about the food and professional service, as well as how lovely the venue was, and how perfect it suited our style of wedding.
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    Ryan S. Married on 24/06/2018
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    Absolutely Beautiful

    Beautiful venue, so beautiful that you will not need to spend lots on decorations. The staff was awesome, they were very friendly, even with drunk people. The Food was outstanding, many guests commented how good it was. I have nothing bad to say, it was a fairy tale wedding and The Lake House was the reason why.
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    Marsha K. Married on 06/01/2018
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    I absolutely cannot have asked for a better wedding reception venue. The Lake House did a wonderful job with everything - the ceremony space, the reception space, the music during dinner, the cake (people are still raving about our Red Velvet Cake with cream cheese buttercream), and the ambiance! The bartenders, the service staff, the chefs, and the managers were all excellent! Everyone had a great time and everyone enjoyed everything the Lake House had to offer. They do an absolutely amazing job with weddings, and I cannot recommend them enough. Thanks for giving us such a beautiful wedding, and for making all of my dreams come true.
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    Amanda M. Married on 05/08/2017
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    We had our wedding on August 5th and couldn't be happier with how the day went. Kirsten at The Lake House did a fantastic job providing us with an accurate budget and information on the services provided. She responded to all of our questions promptly and was able to provide suggestions that made our day run that much better than we could have planned on our own. The food was excellent and our guests particularly enjoyed the oyster station and poutine bar. The staff was courteous, extremely organized, and diligent. We weren't sure how flipping the venue would actually take place, but the entire process of turning the ceremony space into a reception space went smoothly and didn't interrupt the flow of the evening. Everything looked even more beautiful than we anticipated and the staff were able to assist our florist and wedding coordinator with ensuring our decor looked as good as possible. We were able to take photos on the lake and The Lake House even provided us with a little bread to feed the ducks, which made for some beautiful photos. The entire day ran without a hitch and we are so glad that we selected this fantastic venue.
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    Jenny X. Married on 30/07/2021
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    Beautiful Venue

    Kirsten was very responsive and easy to work with! We couldn’t ask for a better venue to have our wedding!!
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    Mizcha Married on 12/06/2021
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    Went above and beyond

    We booked their private dining room for our wedding. Due to the pandemic we had to reschedule. They were extremely accommodating to all of the changes and we were still able to have exactly the wedding we wanted with some slight adjustments. The staff on site were amazing and we were pampered and well taken care of all evening. The venue is spectacular with the most amazing views for photos.
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    Brooklyn Married on 12/07/2019
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    Perfect Venue

    The Lake House was the most perfect venue for our big day! We'd seen lots of other venues before we checked out the Lake House, and we knew almost as soon as we walked in that it was absolutely what we wanted. The space was intimate and inviting, and had exactly the feel we had wanted. The food was incredible, we've had so many guests compliment us on how delicious everything was, and that's something that was really important to us. Kirsten was so great to work with, as was all of the Lake House staff both leading up to and during the wedding.
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    Vanessa P. Married on 31/07/2021
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    Summer 2021 Wedding

    We can't say enough amazing things about this venue, from the management, food, service, location, etc. Everyone at this location, especially Kirsten, is phenomenal. We are so thankful that our special day was spent here!

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The Lake House Real Weddings

  • Danielle & Stephanie
    47 Photos · 29/Feb/2020
  • Kristina & Sheldon
    34 Photos · 03/Nov/2019
  • Alex & Christina
    49 Photos · 20/Aug/2018
  • Megan & Jaime
    49 Photos · 18/Apr/2018
  • Robyn & Attila
    61 Photos · 01/Oct/2017
  • Mary & Brandon
    57 Photos · 10/Sep/2017

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