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SAIT

Calgary, Alberta View map
Rating 4.9 out of 5
17 reviews
25 to 1200 Guests

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25 to 1200 Guests

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 with 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 offers a number of function spaces for couples to choose from. One of these spaces is Macdonald Hall; the classic 1920s architecture of this hall gives it an air of timeless elegance. It can accommodate up to 210 guests for a ceremony, 152 guests for a reception, and 128 guests for a seated dinner.

The Irene Lewis Atrium would be ideal for hosting large celebrations. This event space can easily accommodate up to 500 guests and features three-story-high glass ceilings and a romantic ambiance that will pleasantly surprise your guests.

Available for a limited time, the Odd Fellows Ballroom is absolutely dreamy. Located on the 4th floor of the Odd Fellows Building, this ballroom is right in the heart of the city of Calgary. It can host up to 250 guests ceremony-style, 235 for seated and cocktail receptions.

What's more, Lounge 22 is an intimate and modern space with floor-to-ceiling windows that offers the most stunning mountain and city views.

Services Offered

The friendly and knowledgeable event coordinators of the venue will take care of every detail. They are proud to set you up with their preferred vendors for florists, bakeries, photographers, and more. In addition, SAIT offers a get-ready suite, ideal for those who want to prepare for the occasion on site. Some of their other features and services include:

  • Setup and cleanup
  • Chairs and tables
  • China, flatware, and glassware
  • Linens
  • Catering/bar

Cuisine

Curated Catering Powered by Hotel Arts 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. Here, fully furnished and comfortable units are available for invitees to enjoy a comfortable night's sleep. Couples can also stay at the luxurious suite located on the 22nd floor of the Begin Tower which features stunning views of the city and mountains.

Highlights

Availability

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

$2,000

Plated Service (per head)

$35

More information

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?

$4,900

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?

$1,500

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

$1,500

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?

$35

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?

$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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    Danielle Married on 30/04/2021
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    Beyond helpful

    The team at SAIT has been beyond helpful and kind. The value for money spent is also some of the best I’ve seen for the size I was looking for. And Heritage Hall is WOW beautiful! Our wedding is April 30 and we are beyond excited to have our special day here
  • Kristian
    Kristian R. Married on 30/06/2018
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    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 !!
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    Anita R. Married on 05/08/2017
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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!
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    Jen M. Married on 19/09/2021
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    Beautiful event space

    Our wedding at SAIT was nothing short of magical! We had our ceremony in the Irene Lewis Atrium with an intimate number of guests, we used red carpets for walking down the aisle, and SAIT provided white drapery to divide the space. It didn't need much decorating as the backdrop onto Mac Hall was stunning.
    Our reception was held in Macdonald Hall. It does provide such a nice skeleton to be able to decorate in any way you'd like. The round tables and chivari chairs were elegant. We rented bistro lights to add to the ambiance and we also rented a lovely back drop behind our head table. I need to give a big shout out to SAIT's wedding coordinator, Jill Glasgow as she was a dream to work with. She really took her time working with us and going over all of the details. She was always available to answer all of my questions (and I had lots). Jill gave great suggestions and really brought our vision to light. We received so many compliments on the venue! 10/10 recommend.
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    Jasmine C. Married on 21/07/2018
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    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!
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    Vered Married on 03/09/2017
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    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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    Karlee I. Married on 03/09/2016
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    We had the MOST beautiful wedding at Sait. Most guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been at, the food was AMAZING...the staff was exceptional and the venue was EPIC. Exactly what we wanted! I couldn't have asked for more.
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    Meagan Married on 05/10/2019
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    The Perfect Day!

    I can not say enough great things about hosting our wedding at SAIT. There was great communication from the start, and we were able to pop in and check out details of the venue whenever we wanted. We even were invited in to the set up of other weddings to see how things were going to look. SAIT is also very flexible with timing, decor, set up, take down etc. The food choices are plentiful and both the food and bar prices are extremely reasonable compared to other venues we looked at. All of the food we chose was great, and we received many compliments on it. Amanda and her catering team did an amazing job at following all my schedule details and requests. The location is unbeatable. Inner-city Calgary makes its so easy for guests to attend. We had our ceremony in the Irene Lewis Hall, which is all natural light and brick wall backdrop, and the reception in the MacDonald hall which was beautiful and romantic. Jill and Cary did an amazing job with all the set up, and making sure every detail of our day was perfect! To top it all off, the penthouse suite in the Residence/Conference Center tower is offered to you when booking a wedding. The suite is HUGE and beautiful with floor to ceiling windows and an amazing view. I stayed there the night before, and used it to get ready in the morning, host people in the afternoon, and we came back there after the wedding. We were treated like royalty there, from the staff blocking off an elevator for us to get down to the ceremony on time, to full cleaning and turn-down service before we arrived back after the wedding, to coming back to a bottle of champagne on ice and a chocolate gift.
    The day was absolutely perfect and I highly recommend SAIT as a wedding venue.
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    Ginette G. Married on 04/05/2019
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    Prompt and informative

    Sait contacted me right away with my information request about holding our wedding at their facilities. They had all the information on hand that we needed to make our decision and we truly appreciated it!

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