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.
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.
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.
15 Reviews for The Lake House
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Brittani H. · Married on 01/10/2020
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.Sent on 26/10/2020
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 · Married on 27/06/2020
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!Sent on 17/05/2021
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 · Married on 29/09/2018
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.Sent on 06/02/2019
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.
Ryan S. · Married on 24/06/2018
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.Sent on 27/06/2018
Marsha K. · Married on 06/01/2018
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.Sent on 15/01/2018
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