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Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant

Canmore, Alberta View map
Rating 4.9 out of 5
71 reviews
80 to 200 Guests

About

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

Whether you want to celebrate in the open air, in a cozy space, or while enjoying both, Cornerstone Weddings can make it happen. With the scenery of the grand Rocky Mountains to enjoy and ample grounds to explore, this venue would be ideal for the any couple. Similarly, couples who want a rustic retreat for their wedding are sure to be wowed by the luxury and refinement of the overall experience.

Packages Offered

  • Outdoor ceremony at the Canmore Ranch with an indoor reception at Cornerstone Theatre (up to 200 guests)
  • Indoor ceremony and indoor reception at Cornerstone Theatre (up to 200 guests)
  • Back up available at the theatre for your indoor ceremony should the weather not cooperate on your day (if you book your reception too)

Facilities and Capacity

For the ceremony, it would be difficult to find too many destinations that boast such breath-taking scenery for their “I do” moment. An outdoor setup at the Canmore Ranch offers spectacular views of the mountains. Couples can take in the fresh air as they say their vows and exchange rings. As the moment unfolds, guests can watch with pride and emotion. There is space for ample seating so that guests can be comfortably accommodated. When the weather is not going according to plan, an indoor space can easily be arranged. Indeed, these sheltered celebrations of love and commitment can be embellished expertly with rental items, linens, decorative pillars, and more. After the couple has been officially joined in matrimony, photo opportunities can be enjoyed as the moment is elegantly marked.

For the reception at Cornerstone Theatre, a rustic, yet refined, barn is available. Here, up to 200 guests can comfortably be accommodated as new memories are made and good times roll. A stage provides space for the couple’s chosen entertainment to set up and perform as everyone dances the night away.

Services Offered

A variety of wedding packages are available for couples to choose from. Depending on which option is selected, there are different inclusions. Some of these features include bar service, audiovisual, decor and more. Every couple is assigned a wedding coordinator to guide and assist the couple with planning their special occasion. For dinner, couples and their guests will savour outstanding food such as hors d’oeuvres, buffets, cocktail receptions, plated meals and more.

Highlights

Availability

Type

Banquet hall

Style

Classic, country, rustic, vintage

Event Services

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

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$4,000

Plated Service (per head)

$55

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

We have one banquet room available for rent, this allows for the theatre to be exclusively yours during your wedding reception - just you and your guests in the building.

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

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 off-peak season?

$4,000

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?

$1,000

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

$1,000

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 buffet service?

$45

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$12

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

$10

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?

$6

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

House beer
House wine
Champagne toast
House liquor
Signature drink
Bartenders

71 reviews

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  • Heather
    Heather P. Married on 26/03/2022
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    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!
  • Caitlyn
    Caitlyn M. Married on 03/09/2021
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    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!

    Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant's reply:

    Hi Caitlyn,

    Thank you so much for your amazingly kind review! Our team is honored to be part of your special day and we are so pleased to hear that we were able to ease some of your wedding stress. Thank you again for trusting our team, especially Christian, to bring you both the wedding day you had envisioned.

    We wish you both all the love and happiness for your beautiful future together.
  • Jo Wetmore
    Jo Wetmore Married on 13/07/2021
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    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!

    Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant's reply:

    Thanks for the review Jo.
    I am pleased to read you and Tam had a great day with us. I am happy to hear how great Nicole was being a part of your day.

    Thank you for sticking with us throughout the pandemic - we appreciate you both.

    Best wishes
  • Jenna
    Jenna M. Married on 12/07/2021
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    Your venue search is over. If you want a STRESS FREE day, go with the Cornerstone!

    If you want a mountain wedding, this is your spot. The cornerstone sets you up with a wedding coordinator (Joanne for us) and helps you plan the whole day. Cornerstone provides the dj, catering, decor (if you want it), planning, day of coordination, set up and take down, and a GOOD TIME. So many who attended my wedding mentioned how relaxed my wife and I were, not worrying about what's next or what's going wrong. Because we left it in their hands. Not to mention the venue is gorgeous! Rustic, classy, and inviting. I cannot wait to attend a wedding here for someone I know and love. I would recommend the cornerstone again and again - yes you do pay a premium for them to do all this for you, however it saved us months of stress when planning and re planning a wedding through a pandemic.

    Thank you Joanne for being a source of positivity, hope and light when planning a wedding during covid!

    Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant's reply:

    Jenna, thank you! We are very grateful for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review. We truly appreciate it.

    I am so pleased to hear that you both had a memorable time with us and that we could take away some of the regular wedding stress.

    Wishing you both lots of love for your future
  • Briana
    Briana K. Married on 11/07/2021
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    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!

    Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant's reply:

    Thank you so much Briana for writing your review. We appreciate you taking the time to write such lovely words about your Cornerstone experience and especially Joanne.

    I am so pleased we could be a part of your special day

    Lots of happiness to you both for your future
  • Ashley
    Ashley M. Married on 03/10/2020
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    We were in the right hands with Cornerstone

    We had an elopement style ceremony at Canmore Ranch. It was beautiful and communication/execution with the team at Cornerstone was a dream. They were so accommodating and it was such a beautiful day!

    Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant's reply:

    Thank you Ashley for your review and kind words about your Cornerstone experience.

    I am so pleased to hear you had a memorable day with us.
    Love and best wishes to your both for your future together
  • Amanda
    Amanda J. Married on 15/08/2020
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    Amazing 2020 wedding

    Nick and I had our reception at Cornerstone 08/15/2020 and what an amazing night! They went above and beyond to make sure we had the night of our dreams, even during these Covid times. The food was definitely a highlight, everyone couldn't stop coming back to us with great praise. We are so happy that we decided to go through Cornerstone and would recommend to anyone getting married.

    Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant's reply:

    Hi Amanda,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! It is great to hear that you and your guests enjoyed the food and that you felt we went above and beyond for you! We wish you all the best as a married couple and thank you for trusting us with such a special and important day in your life.
  • Emilie
    Emilie Married on 08/08/2020
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    Taking advantage of couples during Covid

    Something we can learn from this pandemic is watching how organizations treat their customers.
    The government has been urging people “to do the right thing” from the beginning of this pandemic while Cornerstone has totally taken advantage of their couples who can’t get married due to Covid this summer .
    We were scheduled and hopeful to get married this summer. However, due to Covid it would not be safe. We contacted the venue and were given three options.

    1. 50% refund of what the customer has paid if you cancel at any time - we argued for a full refund as NO SERVICES were rendered but they would not budge. If we wanted a full refund we would have to do the next option.
    2. Full refund if you wait until two weeks before your wedding date - but you have to continue to make thousands of dollars in payments until that point and if the government gave the venue the ok to proceed two weeks before the date - you better be ready or you’ll be in an even worse position, because if you cancel at that point then the 50% portion that they’ll keep is even greater. This is extremely inconsiderate when many couples have lost jobs and are on government support due to the pandemic.
    3. Postpone to 2021 - this venue knows they book up almost two years in advance so many couples will not be able to find a date that works for them in 2021. There was no reasonable availability.

    All of these options are unfair and add no value to client who is going through unimaginable times because they physically can’t have the wedding they were paying and planning for.

    On top of all this, they’re now offering elopement packages which means they will now be making money on the dates of couples who had to cancel their wedding date this summer. They’re making money on dates that they already kept 50% of what couples originally paid for, but who had to cancel their wedding because they couldn’t wait until the two week mark because it’s a PANDEMIC and the health, safety and well-being of their guests comes first.

    In our situation we had to cancel sooner than two weeks and Cornerstone kept half of the thousands we paid to them with absolutely NO SERVICES RENDERED and they’re able to make money on what our date would’ve been, by now hosting elopements. We could not continue to pay thousands of dollars for a wedding we knew wouldn’t be able to happen. Most of our guests would’ve had to travel from out east and many are high risk. So we were put in a position where if we didn’t cancel, we’d have to continue to pay thousands of dollars. What kind of organization puts their clients in such a situation in these unprecedented times? One that is solely taking advantage of their clients.

    This is a pandemic. The government has support in place for businesses but there’s nothing in place from the government to support couples who’ve had to cancel their weddings, one of the most important days of their life, that they’ve spent tons of money, time and dream planning. I understand that everyone is in a very tough spot financially during these times but when the government has support for businesses and you put policies in place like this, you should be totally ashamed of yourselves.

    Cornerstone has fully taken advantage of their couples, taking thousands from them with NO SERVICES RENDERED during a global crisis. Instead of doing the right thing and refunding services because they can’t fulfill their contractual obligations due to Covid - they have kept the money of clients who are basically victims to their policies.

    If you’re considering this venue for your wedding, please keep in mind how they’ve acted in these times. I’m not one to write official reviews but after seeing how amazing other venues and our other vendors have been to their customers, it’s so important people know what they’re getting into when they sign with Cornerstone. Cornerstone has shown their true colors and a lack of integrity as it’s all about the money.

    Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant's reply:

    Hi Emilie,
    As per our responses to your other reviews on Google and Facebook, we are sorry you feel this way.
    Best Regards.
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    Melissa W. Married on 05/08/2020
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    Stunning Outdoor Wedding Location

    A stunning location for an outdoor wedding. We absolutely loved the venue and it provided a breathtaking backdrop for our big day. They were very helpful the day of the wedding, the canapes and champagne were delicious, and they worked well with our vendors to help us have a beautiful and fun wedding.

    Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant's reply:

    Hi Melissa,

    Thank you for taking the time to writre a review. Our team is happy to know you loved the venue and even happier to know we worked well with your vendors and our helpful disposition made your day run smoothly! We wish you many great, happy years ahead as a married couple.
  • Kelsie
    Kelsie P. Married on 14/03/2020
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    Absolutely Amazing

    Couldn’t of been more happy to have our venue here, Christian was our coordinator and his staff went above and beyond to make sure our day was absolutely perfect and stress free. I will recommend this place 1000x over

    Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant's reply:

    Hi Kelsie,
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! It means a lot to us especially during these times. We will pass on your comments to our team :-). Hope you are well and keeping healthy. - Nancy

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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 250 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.

Christian Ogburn
Christian Ogburn
Wedding Coordinator

Christian recently moved to Canmore after spending many years in Jasper and joined the Cornerstone Team in July 2019. As a coordinator Christian brings a fresh perspective, openness and honesty that has helped to achieve hundreds of successful and memorable weddings and events.

His joy in his work is shared by his colleagues and his clients alike. Christian takes a great satisfaction from the journey of wedding couples from the moment of first planning through to their wedding day. With all of the excitement, highs and lows, and funny moments in between.

In his spare time Christian enjoys spending time outdoors doing excursions and activities with his family. On rainy days you can find him with unbroken patience, tirelessly painting miniature sculptures and listening to world news.

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