Arts Commons

205 - 8th Avenue SE T2G 0K9 Calgary (Alberta) View map

Number of guests 2 to 1800

Information about Arts Commons

Arts Commons serves as the perfect place to lay down the foundation of your new life. Located in downtown Calgary, this group of venues rests on a full city block and features five theatres and the world-class Jack Singer Concert Hall. There is nothing more life changing than joining your hands in marriage under the spotlight of a terrific venue. Arts Commons is centrally located in Downtown Calgary by many major hotels with underground parkade and the connection to 15+ walkway.

Facilities and capacity

Arts Commons offers a wide number of unique and creative event spaces to choose from. Some of the options include:

  • Jack Singer Concert Hall: The concert hall stage can accommodate up to 240 family and friends in a sit-down dinner setting or 1800 guests in ceremony/theatre style. The concert hall's lobby makes a perfect space for a ceremony up to 240 people, cocktail reception, and after dinner dance.
  • Jack Singer Concert Hall Lobby: This private venue is ideal for hosting a ceremony, reception, and dance - all in the same space! The lobby features several bar areas, customizable LED lighting, in-house sound system, and the “duet stage” with a baby grand piano.
  • Founders Room: This event space possesses a warm and cozy ambiance that is perfect for hosting intimate celebrations. It has the capacity to comfortably seat 100 individuals in a ceremony/theatre style.
  • Engineered Air Theatre: This an authentic and original theatre with professional sound and lighting system and a performance stage for ceremony/head table set up. It can hold up to 80 guests in sit down dinner setting or 185 guests in ceremony/theatre style.

Services offered

The dedicated and professional team at Arts Commons offers intuitive service and attention to detail to make your event flawless. The group partners with a number of companies for catering, event supplies, photography, event planning, and more. Some of the services provided by Arts Commons include the following:

  • Table with linen and skirt
  • Cocktail table with linen
  • Dance floor
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Piano rental
  • Customizable LED lights
  • Event Staff
  • Bartender

Other services

The venue is ideal for hosting a variety of other events, including:

  • Engagement parties
  • Business meetings
  • Concerts and performances
  • Nº of guests

    From 2 to 1800

  • Maximum Capacity


  • Type

    Banquet hall, historic

  • Style

    City, classic, glamorous, modern, vintage

  • Event Services

    Catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, liability insurance, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up

  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

    C$ 700.00

  • Plated Service (per head)

    C$ 49.00

  • Menu

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More information about Arts Commons

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 2
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 4
  • 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, hors d'oeuvres, outside cake, plated, server(s), stations
  • 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, drapery, furniture, lighting, chairs, tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, glassware, linens
  • 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$ 700
  • 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$ 700
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? C$ 700
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Set up, clean up, event planning, chairs, tables, linens, glassware, lighting/sound
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service? C$ 40
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations? C$ 40
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves? C$ 20
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? C$ 5
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartenders

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