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Last update: March 2024

Cornerstone Theatre is a wedding venue located in Canmore, Alberta.

Imagine staring at breathtaking mountain vistas as you walk down the aisle in a private, intimate, forested space. Think of how your dress would sparkle during your first dance as fairytale lights dance below a sweeping cathedral ceiling. Picture the awe on your guests’ faces as they walk into a venue filled with rustic elegance, charm, and personal touches that are exclusively yours. This is the Cornerstone Theatre experience.

Built out of Manitoba barn wood, Cornerstone Theatre is the perfect mix of mountain aesthetics and modern comfort. With sweeping cathedral ceilings, professional stage lighting, and an exclusive outdoor mountain view ceremony location, your big day will be nothing short of magical. This is where inspiring couples bring their love stories to life.

Our Packages Include:

  • Outdoor ceremony at our exclusive, private Canmore Ranch location with sweeping mountain views (available year-round with winter wonderland packages available, featuring a donut tent with a real wood-burning fire pit).
  • Indoor reception at Cornerstone Theatre for 80-200 guests, including linens and dĂ©cor, food and beverage, set up and tear down, and a dedicated Wedding Coordinator to help bring it all to life.
  • Indoor ceremony back up at the theatre should the weather force you to change plans.

Your Ceremony at the Canmore Ranch:

It would be difficult to find another ceremony location that boasts such breathtaking scenery for your "I do's." An outdoor setup at the Canmore Ranch offers spectacular views of the mountains and ample space for seating. This location is one of the few private ceremony spots in Canmore, allowing you to enjoy your big moment without onlookers. The setup, décor, and orchestration of your ceremony will all be handled by our team of industry professionals, so you can focus on what matters most–getting married.

Your Reception at Cornerstone Theatre:

Located just a 5-minute walk to downtown Canmore and close to five-star accommodation, Cornerstone Theatre is a perfect venue for couples planning a wedding between 80-200 guests. The theatre features everything you need to throw an incredible party, including NEW farmhouse tables and vineyard cards, a stunning nature-inspired chandelier, a modern lounge area, professional stage lighting, and a stage for the couple's head table or chosen entertainment. We offer on-site parking and are wheelchair accessible and welcoming of all guests and couples.

Why Choose Cornerstone Weddings?

At Cornerstone Weddings, we make it easy to plan your dream wedding with packages that cater to any budget or vision and a team of industry experts who know what it takes to plan and execute a flawless celebration. You and your guests will be treated to mountain-inspired, gourmet food ranging from butler-passed hors d’oeuvres and welcome drinks to buffets, plated meals, and more. Our all-inclusive packages include your ceremony and reception costs, set up and tear down (including your own décor), a food tasting and planning meeting, and a dedicated Wedding Coordinator to help you bring your vision to life.

The best part? Everything you book with us goes towards your minimum spend, from your ceremony to décor packages or our in-house DJ.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

We have a minimum spend, so we would estimate 80 guests would fit nicely in the room and also be able to meeting our spend

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

The Theatre itself is one banquet room. Your venue rental gives you exclusive access to the theatre and grounds during your wedding reception—just you and your guests in the building.

Describe your venue:

Banquet hall

Describe the style of your venue:

Classic
Country
Rustic
Vintage

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Event rentals
Lighting / sound
Outside vendors
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
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
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Aisle markers
Aisle runners
Altar/arches
Audio equipment
Centerpieces
Chair covers
Dance floor
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Photobooth
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate fountain
Flatware
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 peak season?

$6,900

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

$6,500

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?

$1,700

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

$1,700

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

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

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$85

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$80

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$14

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

$6

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?

$8

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

House beer
House wine
Champagne toast
House liquor
Signature drink
Bartenders
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Reviews for Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
76 reviews
98% recommend it
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Anastasia
Anastasia Sent on 07/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great venue and even better food

This venue was pretty great. They help setup and take down the decor so you can enjoy your day and night. They had prosecco and appetizers outside for our guests following the ceremony and then enjoyed an excellent dinner inside. Only con is there is no a/c so it was quite warm in the summer. Still amazing.
Stephen
Stephen M. Sent on 19/06/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Perfect day!!

Everything went perfectly on our wedding day, we didn’t have a single thing we had to deal with. All of our family and friends talked about how good the food was and how nice the venue is. The music was great, the bar service was great, we don’t have a single bad thing to say!
Caley
Caley A. Sent on 11/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Stress Free Wedding

If you’re wanting to have a wedding that’s stress free this is your place! They provide a wedding coordinator (Becky is fantastic) and have a team to do setup and take down. The catering is amazing, 10/10 highly recommend
Roselle
Roselle Q. Sent on 29/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Staff is amazing and knowledgeable

We had a wonderful experienxe planning our dream wedding with Cornerstone Theatre. Our coordinator, Christian, specifically went above and beyond to ensure our stress levels were at a manageable point throughout the planning process by providing helpful feedback and suggestions. Having the catering, the DJ, photobooth, decor, bartenders, etc., in-house was super convenient and allowed us to focus on other aspects of our wedding. The venue is super accommodating and the staff decorated both our ceremony and reception space beautifully. Highly recommend this venue if you are looking to celebrate your wedding in the mountains.
Heather
Heather P. Sent on 19/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect venue for a mountain wedding!

Highly recommend booking your wedding with cornerstone! They help take so much of the stress out of the planning process, and having Nicole as our Day Of coordinator was amazing! She did a great job at organizing and making sure the day went just as we imagined it would. We had tons of feedback that everyone loved the food. The DJ, Gaston, was great and kept the dance floor going all night long! Amazing day that we’ll remember for years to come!
Hilary
Hilary D. Sent on 03/11/2021
4.8 out of 5 rating

Love cornerstone

I originally booked Cornerstone in October 2019 for our wedding in 2020. Unfortunately we had to re-schedule multiple times due to the pandemic, and Cornerstone stuck with us the entire time. They were super accommodating to our ever changing plans. Christian was our day of event coordinator and was wonderful throughout our wedding planning process. Our wedding day went smoothly and without any stress due to Cornerstone's planning and execution. They set up and tear down everything, and make the day so easy for everyone involved. Everyone at our wedding had a fantastic time! THANK YOU CORNERSTONE!
Caitlyn
Caitlyn M. Sent on 06/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing experience!

We cannot say enough great things about Cornerstone Theatre! From our initial visit right up until the actual wedding, they were nothing short of amazing. We had so many ups and downs with Covid, and anytime I reached out to them in a panic, they were quick to reply and put my mind at ease. Cornerstone is great because they take care of so much of what would normally cause stress (decor set up/take down, finding a DJ, catering, etc), it felt great knowing that they were on top of everything and that we could relax a bit. The food was excellent, and the Chef worked with us to create a customized entree that our guests kept raving about! Our venue coordinator Christian was fabulous with answering my emails and questions, and making me feel completely at ease. I highly recommend Cornerstone Theatre if you're looking for a fabulous wedding venue in Canmore!
Jo Wetmore
Jo Wetmore Sent on 03/08/2021
4.6 out of 5 rating

We pulled off an amazing feat!

During COVID, our 2020 wedding had to be re-booked and there was a while where we didn't know if it would even happen in 2021 either. I did struggle with some of the emails that were sent back and forth from the office (some didn't appear in our inboxes for some unknown reason!), and occasionally felt the tone from one individual was bossy. BUT our planner was so helpful and kind. She and the other staff members worked tirelessly and efficiently that whole day, and it was a wedding to remember! So many guests praised the venue and the food. Most importantly, my husband and I had one of the greatest days ever. Thank you!
Briana
Briana K. Sent on 24/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Worth Every Penny - Stress Free!

We are so incredibly glad that we chose Cornerstone for our wedding. We live in Ontario, so planning a covid wedding was hard enough but the distance made it even tougher. Going with Cornerstone was the best choice we could have ever made - the handled everything and we barely had to worry about a thing. They handled almost every detail of our wedding outside of photography, hair/makeup, transportation and officiant. It is absolutely worth the premium!! They made our wedding about as stress-free as it could be during this stressfull time, and that is exactly what we needed. Having setup & take down included was a DREAM, and the party going until 2:00am was a massive perk. Joanne answered every email so quickly and she is HILARIOUS. The venue is absolutely stunning, food was supurb.. we could go on. Just go with them. They were our perfect match!
Cassidy
Cassidy Sent on 10/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Made our dreams come true

We had originally planned a 150 person wedding with cornerstone. COVID hit and cornerstone helped me plan a wedding for 150, 50 and in the end 10 people. They made our dreams come true and made sure to make the day extra special even even though we had to cut most of our original plan. The chef put together incredible charcuterie boxes for our guests to eat on their drive home as we couldn't serve food at our ceremony with COVID restrictions. Cornerstone explored any idea I had to see if they could make it happen. They also refunded us all any money we had deposited and didn't use for the day easily right after our ceremony.

Christian was our day of coordinator and I couldn't say enough great things about him. He literally played every role from the dog handler to the usher to the cake decorator and cheered us on throughout the entire day. If it weren't for his support throughout the whole process we most likely would have had to postpone which as the last thing I wanted to do.

If your considering cornerstone I think they are your absolute best bet for a wedding venue, book them now!!
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Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant Real Weddings

Scott & Julia
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Caley & Karl
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Sandra & Chase
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Kayla & Ryan
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Denae & Aaron
7 Photos · 14/Feb/2021
Ashley Menzies & Chris Jones
7 Photos · 03/Oct/2020
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Meet the team

Pamela Horne
Pamela Horne
General Manager

Pam has worked at Cornerstone Theatre since 2011.

She has been in the Bow Valley since 2006 and began working at the theatre as their sole sales person in May 2012. By the October she was the General Manager and played a part in it changing from a dinner theatre to a successful wedding and event business in a few short years.

Pam enjoys being a part of such an awesome team and thrives when taking on new challenges.

In her spare time Pam enjoys spending time with her family exploring the mountains; whether that be snowboarding, paddle-boarding or camping with friends.

Joanne Richardson
Joanne Richardson
Wedding and Event Manager

Joanne is the Sales Manager at the theatre and has been here since 2013, meaning she has personally co-ordinated over 275 weddings! Originally from Yorkshire in England and drawn to the mountains for a big adventure. Joanne fully understands the appeal of Canmore for all couples and is committed to building relationships with all couples, guiding, supporting and enjoying every minute of the wedding planning process.

When not working on making memories for wedding couples, Joanne is making her own mountain memories with her husband and son.

Ray Reddekop
Ray Reddekop
Production Manager

Ray is the Production Manager at Cornerstone. He has been with the company for evelen years. Ray enjoys using the beautiful natural space of the theatre along with our lighting features to help create the perfect look for every event. He has been a resident of the Bow Valley for 30 years.

Away from the theatre Ray is a talented musician who plays in a successful local band. He also shares his passion for music by teaching guitar to many students in the Bow Valley.

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Map

125 Kananaskis Way T1W 2X2 Canmore (Alberta)
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