Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant

125 Kananaskis Way T1W 2X2 Canmore (Alberta) Map · Phone number
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About Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant

NEW options: July to December, 2020

This year has certainly kept us all on our toes with constant change being the norm!

We know some of you still want to tie the knot this year. We keep tweaking, creating and adding new wedding package options for you to chose from. Pick a reception option and a ceremony option and voila ... your 2020 wedding is on. Hopefully you find an option that is a "YES!".

Our packages adhere to ALL current AHS and municipal COVID-19 requirements.

1. Reception with Open Dance Floor at Cornerstone Theatre (up to 40 ppl).

Includes:

  • Wedding Coordinator to plan it all & Event Manager for the evening.
  • Plated dinner.
  • Bar service (at your table).
  • First dance and speeches.
  • Open dance floor until midnight (masks are mandatory for dancing).
  • Venue rental, all staff, set up & tear down, tables, chairs, linens, cutlery, glassware, plate wear, fairy lights, barn-board backdrop & voile.
  • Two menu options to choose from for your plated dinner.
    Contact us for all details & options

2. Reception at Cornerstone Theatre no Dance Floor (up to 85 ppl).

Includes:

  • Wedding Coordinator to plan it all & Event Manager for the evening.
  • Sit down platted dinner for up to 85 guests.
  • Bar service (at your table).
  • First dance and speeches.
  • No dance floor. Evening ends at 9 p.m.
  • Venue rental, all staff, set up & tear down, tables, chairs, linens, cutlery, glassware, platewear, linens, fairy lights, barnboard backdrop & voile.
  • Two menu options to choose from for your plated dinner.
    Contact us for all details & options

3. Outdoor Ceremony at the Canmore Ranch (up to 90 ppl.).

**Must book a reception at the Theatre. No stand-alone bookings**

  • Canmore Ranch rental fee.
  • Site set up and tear down by Cornerstone Weddings.
  • Natural wooden arch (upgrade to hexagonal arch available).
  • White ceremony folding chairs properly spaced out.
  • Signing table with white linen and skirt.
  • PA system if required.
  • Cornerstone Wedding Coordinator to plan and oversee your ceremony.
  • NOT included: Marriage License (you must secure your license beforehand).

4. Indoor Ceremony at Cornerstone Theatre (up to 90 ppl.).

**Must book a reception at the Theatre. No stand-alone bookings**

  • Cornerstone Theatre rental fee.
  • Chair rentals.
  • Chair set up and tear down by Cornerstone Weddings.
  • Signing table with linen and skirt.
  • PA system if required.
  • Cornerstone Wedding Coordinator to plan and oversee your ceremony.
  • NOT included: Marriage License (you must secure your license beforehand).

If you want to go ahead with a mountain wedding this summer, contact us! Not quite what you were looking for? Go to our Cornerstone Weddings at the Canmore Nordic Centre storefront for more options.

For 2021 weddings and beyond:

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 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 adventurous types. Similarly, couples who want a rustic retreat for their wedding are sure to be vowed by the luxury and refinement of the overall experience.

Facilities and Capacity

For the ceremony, it would be difficult to find too many destinations that boast such breath-taking scenery for the “I do” moment. An outdoor setup at either Canmore Ranch or Rundleview Parkette offers views of the mountains. Here, couples can take in the fresh air as they say their vows and exchange rings. Imagine selecting one of these locations, with tall trees framing the snow-scattered slopes as you officially become newlyweds. As the moment unfolds, guests can watch with pride and emotion. There is space for ample seating so that invitees 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.

  • Number of guests From 80 to 200
  • Maximum Capacity 200
  • 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 C$ 4,000.00
  • Plated Service (per head) C$ 55.00
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More information about Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant

  • 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?
    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?
    C$ 4000
  • 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$ 1000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    C$ 1000
  • 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?
    C$ 45
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    C$ 12
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?
    C$ 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?
    C$ 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

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46 Reviews for Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Response time 4.9

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  • Emilie

    Emilie · Married on 08/08/2020

    1.0
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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.

    Sent on 14/05/2020

    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.
  • Kelsie

    Kelsie Porat · Married on 14/03/2020

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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

    Sent on 12/04/2020

    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
  • Cassidy

    Cassidy · Married on 26/10/2019

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Cornerstone was exactly what we wanted for our big day.. didn’t have to do anything and it was great!

    Cornerstone was great. We had our planning session with a wedding planner.. they ended up leaving and so we got set up with Christian. I think this was a blessing as Christian was amazing to work with! There flawless set up and take down was great! I liked not having to decorate. Most of my requests were completed. Keep in mind if you have a bigger wedding... the bar can get backed up easily! We had around 160 people there and it seemed like the line was always long! Only complaint is we had no idea how much midnight lunch to order.. our First planner recommended a number based on our original guest list number and we ran out instantly. The wedding party didn’t get to enjoy any of it! So make sure to be generous with how much you order!

    Sent on 26/11/2019

    Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant's reply:

    Thanks Cassidy for your kind words and comments. We are so happy that we could be a part of your day. We appreciate your feedback on late night and will pass this info along to our team.

    Wishing you both lots of happiness together.

    Pamela Horne
    General Manager
  • Brad

    Brad Roy · Married on 09/08/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Best Wedding Venue Ever

    My wife and I can't say enough about this venue and the entire experience. We've been married now for roughly a month and we have had several people tell us that we had one of the best weddings they've ever been to. Cornerstone shares a lot of the credit for this. The food was extremely good (highly recommend the bison stew), the venue is beautiful, the service was great, Kathi (the wedding planner for us) was amazing and Gaston (the DJ) kept everyone dancing all night. They accommodated everything we asked for and made our day go perfectly. I'd give them 6/5 stars if I could.

    Sent on 03/12/2019

    Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant's reply:

    Thanks Brad for writing your review here on Wedding Wire. We truly appreciate you taking the time to do this.

    Thanks for the great recommendations and for the shout outs to Kathi and Gaston, we couldn't do it without them!

    Wishing you both many years of happiness together
    Pam
  • Ciermae

    Ciermae B · Married on 29/07/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Best Day Ever

    It’s been a week since the most perfect wedding day I could have ever hoped for and that is definitely due to the amazing experience I had with Cornerstone Theatre. Kathi, my wedding planner, was incredible at answering all my questions, guiding me and many others involved in the ceremony, decorating the theatre and Canmore Ranch even more beautifully than I thought possible, and all in all, keeping me so low stress because I knew I could trust her with anything. Gaston was a terrific DJ who collaborated with us so well the night of and kept everyone dancing. Every staff member I met was just amazing at their job. And the FOOD. As a vegan couple, we were so grateful for and impressed by the chefs for putting together a vegan buffet that ALL of our guests RAVED about, even my traditional meat-eating Filipino family. I wish I could relive our wedding day over and over because Cornerstone was the best choice we could have ever made. Why would anyone have their wedding anywhere else??

    Sent on 06/08/2019

    Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant's reply:

    Thank you so much Ciermae for your amazing review. It was our absolute pleasure to be a part of your day.
    Best wishes to you both for your future
    Pam

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