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Cornerstone Weddings at the Canmore Nordic Centre

Canmore, Alberta View map

About

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.

Highlights

Type

Ballroom, banquet hall, restaurant

Style

Classic, eclectic, modern, rustic

Event Services

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

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$2,500

Plated Service (per head)

$55

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1 Reception, 3 Outdoor Ceremony

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 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 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 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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  • Ashley
    Ashley S. Married on 02/10/2021
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    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!

    Cornerstone Weddings at the Canmore Nordic Centre's reply:

    Hi Ashley,

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave our team such a lovely review.

    It was our absolute pleasure to work with you both towards building your dream wedding day. Kate is delighted by your kind words and she absolutely loved working with you both!

    Congratulations again to you both and we wish you both all the happiness in the world as you start the next chapter of your lives!
  • Monique
    Monique S. Married on 14/11/2020
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    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!

    Cornerstone Weddings at the Canmore Nordic Centre's reply:

    Hi Monique & Konway,

    It was a great pleasure to work with you both and putting forth your wedding vision! We are so appreciative that you both stood with us through all the ups and downs of the world right now, and we are so glad you were happy with how everything turned out!

    Wishing you all the best in your next chapter in life together!
    Kind Regards,
    Jessica & Cornerstone Weddings Team
  • Emma
    Emma H. Married on 31/10/2020
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    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

    Cornerstone Weddings at the Canmore Nordic Centre's reply:

    Hi Emma & Darren,

    It was an absolute pleasure to work with you both, it was such a fun wedding to plan with your Halloween theme and spooky decor.

    Thank you for your kind words, it's great that we got to celebrate with you after such a strange, uncertain year.

    I wish you both a wonderful married life together!

    Regards,

    Harry
  • Taylor
    Taylor Married on 03/10/2020
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    Hire a Wedding Planner

    Don't get me wrong our wedding was still amazing but I wish we would have hired a Professional Wedding Planner. I was always under the impression that the staff and coordinators were wedding planners enough though and I trusted them so I never considered it but come our wedding day so many details were missed. Important details like putting my late father in law's photo at the heaven table. A sign was broken by staff, lots of decor wasn't put out right, there wasn't nearly as much staff on then I thought there would be even with covid so drinks were soooooo behind for our guests and I had multiple of them complain to me that night because of it. What bride wants to hear that? Not saying they are bad people because the main person we dealt with was actually very nice but so many things went wrong, little things maybe to some but when you've been planning your wedding for over two years and are excited to work with a company with such high reviews your expectations are very high and I feel like we were let down. It still stresses me out to this day. I can't think about our reception without feeling upset.

    Cornerstone Weddings at the Canmore Nordic Centre's reply:

    Hi Taylor,
    Thank you for leaving a review, it allows us to know how and why we might not be delivering the customer service that we pride ourselves on. We are sincerely sorry that you feel like we let you down, and based on your comments, we can only agree. We did not meet your expectations and as a team we always thrive to exceed them. Once more, our sincere apologies and know that we will also reach out privately.
  • KatelynMacGregor
    Katelynmacgregor Married on 26/09/2020
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    Amazing view/ Incredible Team

    We planned our last minute elopement in and Harry helped us plan for our reception (covid friendly). The team was polite and accommodating. The food was amazing! From apps to desserts our guests raved about the taste and presentation.

    Harry the coordinator was so kind to our group. Everyone was blown away by his professionalism and kindness while handling the covid19 rules and guidelines. Harry and his team made our day so special and we can't thank them enough!

    Cornerstone Weddings at the Canmore Nordic Centre's reply:

    Hi Katelyn,

    Thank you for your kind words! It was an absolute pleasure working with you and Shea on your special day, and I wish you a very happy married life together.

    You have a lovely group of family and friends, I'll be sure to pass on their feedback to our chef and kitchen team :)

    Harry
  • Holly
    Holly H. Married on 22/08/2020
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    Amazing! Highly recommend

    We had a phenomenal experience with cornerstone. Originally we had planned a 50 person wedding at the Nordic centre and we were having our reception there as well. Unfortunately due to covid we had to drop to an elopement package with no reception. Cornerstone was phenomenal to work with originally, through the change and in planning our elopement ceremony. Harry was a fabulous coordinator who made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed, he was amazing with my family and helped coordinate the photographers, the live stream and the music. The ceremony sites are gorgeous and we had a fabulous day celebrating.

    Cornerstone Weddings at the Canmore Nordic Centre's reply:

    Hi Holly,

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so very happy that you had a fabulous day celebrating and that you got to say "I do" this year. Thank you for making us part of your special day and we hope you have nothing but fabulous moments for many years to come as a married couple.
  • Reba
    Reba Married on 15/08/2019
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    Such a great vendor

    We are so happy to have found this vendor. Everyone was so helpful and caring!

    Cornerstone Weddings at the Canmore Nordic Centre's reply:

    Dear Reba & Justin,
    Thank you for the lovely review and for allowing us to be apart of your special day! It was a real pleasure getting to know you both during the planning of your wedding.
    Best wishes as Mr & Mrs
    Louise
  • Stephanie
    Stephanie T. Married on 04/08/2019
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    Perfect venue for a more intimate wedding

    The venue was surrounded by beautiful mountain scapes which provide an amazing backdrop for your wedding. Not to mention the staff was able to make the wedding of our dreams come to life. Friends and family could not stop talking about the wedding, from decor to location, to staff, to food. Everything was amazing!

    Cornerstone Weddings at the Canmore Nordic Centre's reply:

    Dear Colin & Stephanie,
    Thank you for writing us such a nice review and for choosing to celebrate your special day with Cornerstone at Canmore Nordic Centre.
    Best wishes for the future!
    Louise
  • Crystacv
    Crysta Getting married on 24/08/2022
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    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.

    Cornerstone Weddings at the Canmore Nordic Centre's reply:

    Hi Crysta,
    While the review you have written does not describe the situation accurately or fully, we will not respond with specific dates and details of your contract and booking on a public forum.

    However, given that you stated some inaccurate information, we feel the need to clarify the following: couples who had to POSTPONE their wedding due to covid restrictions had the option to choose another date with Cornerstone. We moved (or will) their money paid to a new date. - Cornerstone Weddings
  • Crystal
    Crystal P. Married on 19/04/2022
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    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.

    Cornerstone Weddings at the Canmore Nordic Centre's reply:

    Hi Crystal,
    It was our absolute pleasure to have hosted your wedding day this year! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us these kind words, our Canmore Nordic Centre team and Abby are touched by your review.
    We wish you both nothing but the very best as you embark on the next chapter of your lives as a married couple!

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  • Ashlee & John
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  • 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
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