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Last update: January 2024

Cornerstone Weddings is a wedding industry leader in Canmore, Alberta.

We operate at the Canmore Nordic Centre, a wedding venue and home to our high-quality wedding catering services. This facility serves as a memorable site for nuptial events all year long, as it has a number of event spaces available. Couples and their guests will be able to enjoy picturesque scenery, tailored services, and a dedicated events team.

Packages

Cornerstone Weddings offers the following wedding package at the Canmore Nordic Centre

  • Full wedding ceremony (indoor or outdoor) and reception in the beautiful Banquet Room up to 80 guests

Facilities and Capacity

This venue features flexible event space to assist in bringing couples’ wedding visions to life, with both indoor and outdoor options available. Couples may declare their vows in one of the property’s outside ceremony sites, where fresh air, majestic trees, and mountain views await. When the weather’s being less than accommodating, they can opt to hold their ceremony inside the Banquet Room and the Entrance Room. Here, you’ll find stylish decor, high ceilings, plenty of windows to allow for an abundance of natural light, and romantic lighting. The Banquet Room and Entrance Room also provide an ideal setting for receptions, with space for up to 80 guests.

Services Offered

Cornerstone Weddings at the Canmore Nordic Centre can accommodate a range of wedding-related events, including engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. Our staff understands that saying ‘I do’ is an important occasion. We tailor their services to suit the needs of every celebration, aiming to supply an experience that couples will remember for years to come. When choosing this venue for your big day, you may also avail of services like event planning, event rentals, outside vendors, setup, and cleanup.

Cuisine

The facility’s experienced catering team delights in crafting customized dinner menus for couples and their guests to enjoy. Dining options such as buffets, cocktail receptions, hors d’oeuvres, plated service, stations, and others are available. In addition to tasty main dishes, menus include mouthwatering appetizers and a midnight snack. To-be-weds may choose to add optional extras, such as a candy bar or hot chocolate bar, ensuring an experience that’s all the more special.

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Frequently asked questions

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1 Reception, 3 Outdoor Ceremony

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet hall
Restaurant

Describe the style of your venue:

Classic
Eclectic
Modern
Rustic

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

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

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
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?

$2,500

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

$2,500

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?

$500

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Glassware
Parking

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

$55

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

$45

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$35

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?

$7

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

Bartenders
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Reviews for Cornerstone Weddings at the Canmore Nordic Centre

4.0 out of 5 rating
4.0 out of 5 rating
22 reviews
81% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    3.9 out of 5 rating
  • Response time
    4.1 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.1 out of 5 rating
Jaci
Jaci P. Sent on 28/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing :)

our day was nothing short of magical! Cornerstone did have to change our coordinator about a month before the wedding but it honestly ended up being a blessing. We worked with Maren and she was absolutely amazing. Super informative, from the first message she sent me I was blown away by how much detail and care she put into her work! Our wedding turned out absolutely perfect and we are so grateful for everything the staff at cornerstone did for us. They were an absolute delight! I would also highly recommend using their in-house DJ, he was awesome and made sure we had a good time!
Laura
Laura V. Sent on 04/10/2022
3.6 out of 5 rating

Rollercoaster

Our experience with Cornerstone was a mix of emotions, good and bad. There seems to be an issue with their staff retention and your experience will heavily depend on which wedding coordinator you get. Over the course of our planning, we were switched to 4 different coordinators, our last one being introduced to us 2 weeks away from our wedding day. Having to re-explain everything over and over was stressful, and learning that previous details had not been recorded was frustrating. Another thing we had to cope with was learning only 2 weeks away that there would be a sports event occuring at the Nordic Centre on our wedding day, so planning around that last minute on top of everything else was not fun. Despite all of this, our final wedding coordinator was responsive and committed to working with us to ameliorate concerns and make sure our day worked out as we wanted. The day of was absolutely perfect, decor laid out as we envisoned, zero issues and everyone having a lovely time in a beautiful setting. A nice perk is that their staff will set up/tear down the decor and you go pick it up the next day, which is very hassle free. So this rating/review is a weird one for me because in the end it all worked out after a difficult journey... Cornerstone clearly has the ability to deliver a great experience but there seems to be some internal issues they need to keep working out.
Crystacv
Crysta Sent on 11/02/2021
1.2 out of 5 rating

Don’t book here

I wouldn’t recommend booking your wedding with Cornerstone. My fiancé and I chose the Nordic Centre, we paid our deposit and were given the payment schedule for the remainder of the balance.
Fast forward to November when we chose to postpone another year just because of the uncertainty of Covid and the restrictions.
We weren’t comfortable spending $5000-$7000 on a wedding that was limited to the government restrictions of 10 people. And continue to pay for these deposits during the lockdowns.
After we figured out the new date, I messaged them to book it and they required another $1000 deposit and refused to accept the money they already took.
We never received a walk-through or any service for that matter. So $700 is now gone because they refuse to work with couples through this pandemic. It’s extremely disappointing and I’m honestly quite disgusted that businesses are taking peoples hard earned money in times like this.
I’ve rescheduled my photographer, DJ and hair and makeup, all no problem and were able to work with me and use the deposits we already paid for.
I recommend couples look elsewhere and don’t support companies like this.
Georgia
Georgia M. Sent on 23/08/2022
2.4 out of 5 rating

Not what we expected

Beautiful venue! The scenery is unbelievable and to begin with the staff were brilliant HOWEVER 3 days before the wedding we found out that our ceremony space was a construction site. Cornerstone told us they’d been trying to contact us to tell us about it for weeks (which wasn’t true) and then said they had only known about it for a couple of days? Doesn’t make sense. That issue was resolved and we got over it. We were looking forward to the big day despite the hiccups - the staff gave us their word that our day would still be perfect. The day came and it was nothing but chaos! Completely unorganized, chaotic, no one knew where to go or what to do, it just felt like a big mess. Things were being packed away by the staff before the night was over such as our candy bar and card box so when one of our guests went to put a card in the box, the box was gone, so one of the bar staff took the card and promised it would be placed with the others - it was not! That card had $200 in and cornerstone say they don’t have it. Really upset and not the vision I had for the last 2 years.
Cathy
Cathy C. Sent on 10/08/2022
2.6 out of 5 rating

Too Many Surprises

While the Canmore Nordic Centre location is gorgeous, if I had to do it all again, I would've gone with the Kananaskis Lodge, which has just as nice views, and, I now believe, would've been a much better experience in general (incidentally, they were fully booked). The first surprise I got with Cornerstone Weddings was the cost; I was given an estimate of $1800 when I first went there, but the final total ended up being $2400. I'm not exactly sure how you can justify that kind of money for simply an arch and some chairs (I hired my own DJ). I had asked for a welcome table and was told they couldn't help me, I'd have to bring my own. But not to be outdone, there was another surprise in store for me. I had asked right from the beginning, when I first went out to visit the site, about what kind of arch I would get, and that this was a very important item for me. I said I wanted the arch as shown on the Cornerstone website, and I was ASSURED that this would be the arch I'd get. I tried contacting Cornerstone about 6 weeks before the wedding, wondering who would be working directly with me at the Nordic Centre (again, I wanted to confirm about the arch and general set-up) and I was told that the person would contact me about 4 weeks before the event (in other words, stop phoning). About 3 weeks before my wedding, the planner contacts me. She's very nice and all, however, when I ask about the arch, she tells me that I won't be getting the arch like on the website, because now they only have this triangular one. Really?? Not happy. So I call up Special Events Rentals (where I had placed my big order about 5 months earlier) to see if I could still get a wooden rectangular arch, and they say sorry, we had one 5 months ago, but not anymore; all they have now is a gold metal circular one (and by now my wedding is less then 2 weeks away). I just go ahead with that, but the bottom line is, the whole thing gave me all this extra stress that I def didn't need, plus I had to pay an extra $200 for an arch that was supposed to be included. Like I said, too many surprises. I think the basic problem is the lack of communication/collaboration, because you have these two different outfits trying to coordinate things, Cornerstone Weddings and Canmore Nordic Centre.
Crystal
Crystal P. Sent on 06/05/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Abby did a great job!

Everything was put together very well. The Ceasars bar was awesome! I highly recommend. The food and cheesecake were delicious! Abby and the staff helped us lots. Our dj didn't show up so someone from Cornerstone helped us with the music for the ceremony and the important dances. They went above and beyond.
Meghan
Meghan T. Sent on 17/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing find of a venue!!

Cornerstone was incredibly helpful right from the beginning from when we toured the venue to the day after our wedding when we did our decor pick up and paid the bar bill. I can’t say enough great things about their wedding coordinator, Jessica. She made the entire planning process stress free and helped with so many things leading up to the wedding and the day of. The communication was awesome, and any concerns I had were well taken care of. There was a small mix up with our open bar and they were quick to remedy this when we went to pay the bar bill.
Not to mention the food and dessert were delicious. All of our guests loved it.
The mezzanine area was just amazing for our small intimate wedding. It was a very nice space to hang out with all of our guests while they flipped the room.
This place is a hidden gem in terms of getting married in the mountains. Quiet, amazing views, fantastic staff. Highly recommend!
Ashley
Ashley S. Sent on 11/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing in everyway way! Recommend 100%

My dream wedding was always the mountains, and I finally had that. We had our ceremony outdoors at Tree Island and it was beautiful!

The experience prior was great! Kate replied to my every email with questions and concerns with no hesitation. She set up a food tasting, and plan meeting in July which was nice to do!

Kate and her team were awesome, and made my bridal party feel so comfortable and make sure they all walked down the isle on their que. She was also nice enough to use her phone for our ceremony songs.

Then, the reception at The Nordic Centre.
I absolutely LOVED the way the reception was decorated, it was more then I ever expected. Again, Kate and her team were so nice and helpful through the whole thing, and I didn’t have to stress at all. The food was amazing, the welcome drinks were a perfect touch at the beginning, everyone had so much fun and I couldn’t have asked for a better place to have our wedding.
I highly recommend Cornerstone wedding!
Monique
Monique S. Sent on 15/11/2020
4.6 out of 5 rating

Would Hire Again In a Heartbeat!

Amazing even with a pandemic. They had the most customizable options for decor rentals out of all the other venues we looked at. They're view and food was amazing and guests couldn't get enough! Their prices were fair and didn't break the bank. We would recommend to anyone!
Emma
Emma H. Sent on 08/11/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Hallowedding - October 31, 2020

My now husband, Darren, and I booked Cornerstone Weddings at the Canmore Nordic Centre last year for our big day this past October 31.
When we first started looking at and hiring vendors, we had no idea that a few months later we would enter a pandemic.
There has been a lot of up and down emotions this year when it came to planning our wedding. But one thing we could count on was Harry, from Cornerstone Weddings, frequent updates and reassurance that everything was going to work out. We cannot express enough how grateful we are to have had the opportunity to work with Harry and his team. Everyone was quick to respond to emails or phone calls with any questions or concerns that we had. We were continuously updated on health and safety changes and obstacles that we would need to work around.
The evening before our wedding we dropped off all decor and did a quick run through with Harry on how our big day was going to play out.
When our day arrived, we had no idea how everything was going to look, the Cornerstone team set everything up for us. And we cannot express enough how incredibly impressed we were with the look of everything.
When it came to the food we had multiple comments from guests about how good the food was. Comments ranged from "The food was so good!" to "This is the best food I've ever had at a wedding!" and we could not agree more.
Cornerstone weddings at the Canmore Nordic Centre will definitely be recommended to friends and family as an amazing place to host an event.
Thank you so much to the entire team!
You all did an amazing job.

Emma & Darren
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Awards

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Cornerstone Weddings at the Canmore Nordic Centre Real Weddings

Ashlee & John
11 Photos · 02/Oct/2021
Chelsea & Kyle
73 Photos · 17/Sep/2021
Taylor & Ryan
12 Photos · 03/Oct/2020
Sharice & Richard
18 Photos · 31/Aug/2019
Stephanie & Colin
26 Photos · 04/Aug/2019
Kathy & Ryan
44 Photos · 28/Sep/2018
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Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park, 1988 Olympic Way, Canmore T1W 2t6 Canmore (Alberta)
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