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Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant

Canmore, Alberta View map
4.9 out of 5 rating 72 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 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 celebrations of love and commitment can be embellished expertly with in-house rental items, linens, decorative wooden barrels, 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, cabin style venue 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 head table or chosen entertainment to set up and perform as everyone dances the night away.

Services Offered

Our all inclusive wedding package is available for couples choosing to celebrate their specail day at Cornerstone Theatre. Some of these features include our ceremony and reception pacakge, bar service, audiovisual, decor and more. Additionally, 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

$7,500

Plated Service (per head)

$87

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?

$7,500

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?

$1,800

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

$1,800

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?

$85

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$15

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

$5

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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    Roselle Q. Married on 24/09/2022
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    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.
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    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!

    Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant's reply:

    Our biggest congratulations to you both on your beautiful wedding day, Heather!
    We are so pleased to hear that Nicole, along with our team and DJ, Gaston, made your special day so memorable. We want to thank you both for trusting our team with such an important chapter in your beautiful lives together. We wish you both all the love and happiness in your future!
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    Hilary D. Married on 16/10/2021
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    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!

    Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant's reply:

    Hi Hilary,
    Thank you for this amazing review, Christian and the rest of our team are so touched by your beautiful words. It was an absolute privilege to have hosted your special day in 2021. We know the process may not have been what you envisioned back in October 2019, but we can truly say, it was worth the wait.
    We wish you both all the love, happiness and laughter in the world as you begin your journey as a married couple.
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  • 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.
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    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
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    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
  • Tamara
    Tamara W. Married on 19/06/2021
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    Great handling of COVID-19 - Highly reccomend!

    Even though we have cancelled our wedding with Cornerstone due to the pandemic, I felt it was important to leave a positive review of our excellent experience with the company during these hard times. Our wedding was originally scheduled for July 18/2020. We decided in late-April that we wanted to cancel or postpone due to the pandemic. Louise with Cornerstone was very kind and responsive to our (many) emails and took the time to discuss all of the options with us. In contrast to one of the reviews left online, I feel that Cornerstone was very fair and flexible in offering numerous options for cancelling/postponing weddings this summer. We went back and forth on what we wanted to do SEVERAL times and they were always very understanding and provided us with the info we needed to make our decisions as fast as they could under the circumstances. In the end, we decided to cancel, and as per the policy they sent us early in the Spring we just received a full refund for all deposits/retainers made to date (2 weeks before our original wedding date, as planned). We considered this very generous considering they could have refused to return the deposit, required us to book a new date, or retained a portion to cover the costs of all the consultations/tastings that we had already done.

    We are very sad we did not get to go ahead with the beautiful wedding that Cornerstone planned with us. But we are so grateful for their excellent service during this stressful time. I would not hesitate to recommend to another bride for their wedding day .

    Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant's reply:

    Hi Tamara,

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, our team was very touched by your words ... they mean a lot! All the surprises, changes and decisions that couples have had to face in 2020 have been tough. We are really happy that we were able to make a difference and that feel you had an excellent experience with us. We hope your "I do's" happen without a glitch when they do and that you can not stop smiling as you get ready for the day!! Best of wishes for both of you from the team.
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    Cassidy Married on 23/05/2021
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    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!!

    Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words and review, Cassidy, we really appreciate it.

    It was a pleasure to be a part of your day and we are so thankful that you stuck with us through everything.

    Best wishes to you both for your future
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    Stephanie S. Married on 24/03/2021
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    Amazing!

    Cornerstone was AMAZING to work with! The booking process was so well done and were great with responding by email and by phone! Our visit down there for the walk through was exceptional! The food and service was great, everything was done with zero stress! Unfortunately, we had to cancel our wedding due to Covid Restrictions as no receptions were allowed. We were contacted by Christian that refunds were being done because it was our of their control.
    They are a beautiful venue and I wish we would be able to experience our wedding there! I would highly recommend!

    Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant's reply:

    thank you Stephanie for your review, it truly means a lot that you took the time to write about your experience. We are so sorry we could not be a part of your day due to the restrictions, however we do wish you both a wonderful life together.

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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.

Ray Reddekop
Ray Reddekop
Production Manager

Ray is the Production Manager at Cornerstone. He has been with the company for seven 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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