SAIT

1301 16th Avenue NW T2M 0L4 Calgary (Alberta) Map · Phone number
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About SAIT

Host your special day at the elegant SAIT in Calgary, Alberta. With gorgeous city views and classy interiors, the venue will help give you a wedding that will be talked about for years to come. This banquet hall venue can easily accommodate weddings of all sizes, providing assistance every step of the way to create the wedding you have always wanted and deserve. SAIT is located just minutes from Downtown Calgary. It is approximately 18 kilometres from the Calgary International Airport.

Facilities and capacity

SAIT Polytechnic offers a number of function spaces for couples to choose from. Some of these spaces include:

  • Macdonald Hall: The classic 1920s architecture of this hall gives it an air of classical elegance. It can accommodate up to 210 guests for a ceremony, 175 guests for a reception, and 128 guests for a seated dinner.
  • Irene Lewis Atrium: Ideal for hosting large celebrations, this event space can easily accommodate up to 500 guests. It features three-story-high glass ceilings and a romantic ambiance that will pleasantly surprise your guests.
  • 4 Nines Dining Room: Framed by huge, majestic windows, this room, has the capacity to seat around 250 guests. It also features a beautiful terrace that adds to its elegance.

Services offered

The friendly and knowledgeable event coordinators of the venue will take care of every detail and can set you up with their preferred vendors for florists, bakeries, photographers, and more. Some of their services include:

  • Set up & Clean up
  • Chairs and tables
  • China, flatware, and glassware
  • Setup, cleanup
  • Linens
  • Bridal suite
  • Catering / Bar
  • Outside vendors

Cuisine

Impressions Catering is the exclusive caterer that is located on campus. Experience a custom-made menu that has been prepared just for your special day. Enjoy delicious buffets or plated dinners along with excellent domestic beers and wine selections. The passed canapés are served warm or chilled and it offers a savoury selection of soups, crisp salads and a variety of entrées.

Accommodations

This venue's accommodations are in the SAIT Residence which offers fully furnished and comfortable units. Couples can also stay at the luxurious suite located at the 22nd floor of the Begin Tower which features stunning views of the city and mountains.

  • Number of guests From 25 to 1200
  • Maximum Capacity 1200
  • Type Banquet hall, historic
  • Style City, classic, glamorous, modern, preppy, rustic, vintage
  • Event Services Accommodations, bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, liability insurance, outside vendors, set up
  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season C$ 2,000.00
  • Plated Service (per head) C$ 35.00
More information

More information about SAIT

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    Minimum number of guests rrequired is 25
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    We have three spaces to choose from
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Engagement party
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail reception
    Dessert
    Family style
    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
    Limited bar
    Liquor license
    Open bar
    Premium liquor
    Signature drink
    Specialty beer
    Specialty wine
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle runners
    Audio equipment
    Dance floor
    Drapery
    Furniture
    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$ 4900
  • 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$ 1500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    C$ 1500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Set up
    Clean up
    Chairs
    Tables
    Linens
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    C$ 35
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    C$ 35
  • 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$ 25
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Limited bar
    Open bar
    House beer
    Specialty beer
    House wine
    Specialty wine
    Champagne toast
    House liquor
    Premium liquor
    Signature drink
    Bartenders

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13 Reviews for SAIT


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Response time 4.8

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  • Kristian

    Kristian Rebillaco · Married on 30/06/2018

    4.6
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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.0

    Great venue!

    SAIT has a really nice skeleton for almost any type of social event! We had a very unique wedding, and SAIT was super accommodating from every aspect. The staff is really helpful, and kind and I am so happy with the service they provided. They event went above and beyond, and order custom made napkins for us! Thank you SAIT for helping make our wedding everything we hoped it would be !!

    Sent on 09/07/2018
  • Anita

    Anita Richardson · Married on 05/08/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    I would absolutely recommend SAIT to a friend! Not only were they professional and very very reasonable in terms of costs, they were truly friendly, caring, and made sure our whole day of events went well. Working with Jill Glasgow (Event Coordinator at SAIT) was a dream. With the help of her, the residences department, and of course the wonderful catering department, our wedding was the best day ever! Jill helped us with our vision from the planning process and met with us several times, and even met with us on our wedding day to help us with the timing of the ceremony. Jill loves weddings and has a creative mind and will help you with the big picture. The scenery around SAIT really can't be beat either. The buildings, the brick walls, and the infamous parking garage are a photographer's dream. We held our ceremony outdoors outside of Heritage Hall, and our reception inside the Irene Lewis Atrium. We used MacDonald Hall as our dance hall which was amazing! Our guests were raving about the food and the service all night! If you are looking for a wedding location that is central Calgary and very reasonably priced - this is for you!

    Sent on 24/08/2017
  • Jasmine

    Jasmine Cheung · Married on 21/07/2018

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

    Amazing Venue

    We hosted 230+ guests for our wedding and received a ton of compliments as to how beautiful the venue was! We had our ceremony outside with Heritage Hall as the backdrop, dinner inside the atrium and the dance inside Heritage Hall. Jill was a dream to work with, extremely responsive and was on top of all the small details for our wedding to run seamlessly! Tracey (catering) was extremely helpful in picking out menus and was flexible for what we wanted to do. We would definitely recommend SAIT as a venue!

    Sent on 30/07/2018
  • Vered

    Vered · Married on 03/09/2017

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

    Had the most amazing wedding! Above and beyond our expectations. The service was the best and jill and staff did everything so we will be happy and satisfied. There were no issues what so ever and our guests loved every moment of the wedding . Thank you Sait for make his day unforgettable and th best day of our life. I would recommended Sait to everyone and the price is so good !!!!

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