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:
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:
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.
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.
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15 Reviews for SAIT
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Lelia Park · Married on 27 of April of 2019
Thank you SAIT!
Our experience with SAIT exceeded our expectations. The venue was amazing: the high ceiling with the fairy lights in the Irene Lewis Atrium provided such a unique atmosphere that was both spacious and intimate, and MacDonald Hall was perfect for both the ceremony and the reception. But what impressed us most was the amazing service we received from the events staff: Jill, Amanda, and Blaine (just to name a few) were so accommodating and helpful throughout the entire wedding planning process and made sure that we were completely satisfied with every detail of our special day. The events staff ensured that everything went smoothly and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. Thank you SAIT events team for your incredible service; we will be sure to recommend SAIT as a wedding venue to our friends and family!Sent on 13/06/2019
Jillian · Married on 10 of August of 2019
SAIT - Amazing Venue & Catering with an Incredible Team!
SAIT was the perfect venue for our wedding and the events team (Jill Glasgow) was absolutely incredible to work with. Jill & team was fun, professional and very responsive to our many calls, emails and questions. The entire time we felt we were in good hands and if there was anything we were uncertain about, she was able to answer us quickly and help make recommendations based on her prior experience. When looking for a venue, one of the biggest recommendations is ensuring you feel comfortable and trust the venue team, and I would highly recommend SAIT based on our experience with their team.
Venue - The entire venue is what we would consider a hidden gem of Calgary. Our ceremony, reception and cocktail hour were all held inside the Heritage Hall building, which is historical building that is elegant, fun and unique. A highlight of the SAIT venue is that the areas for the various events are all close together, which made the entire experience for ourselves and our guests feel easy cohesive, and connected.
Our ceremony was held in the Irene Lewis Atrium. It was the perfect location for us because we wanted the feel of a bright, outdoor ceremony, but didn't want to worry about poor weather. The Atrium has a stunning backdrop with the 1920's style brick building, beautiful glass doors, and stained glass windows. The massive skylights brightened up the entire room and made it feel like a beautiful joyful space. This space can also be used for the reception location.
The Cocktail hour was held in the main foyer space at the entrance of the building and it was the perfect location because it can fit a large amount of people, and allows for lots of mingling with soft seating, cocktail tables, and a permanent bar.
Our Reception was held in MacDonald Hall, which is a beautiful room that has been transitioned from a 1920's lecture theatre into a gorgeous event space. It has a beautiful balcony, stage, and high ceilings that make it such an impressive space. It also comes with a sound system and projector that was great for our slideshow. Many of our guests commented on how beautiful they thought the room was and that it was the perfect location for our party.
Photos - Another bonus is that the SAIT campus has so many great locations for photos. There are downtown views, historic buildings, and the unique architecture of the parking garage and other campus buildings. We found that because of how diverse and well kept the campus is, we didn't have to leave the area for our wedding photos. So far our photos have turned out beautifully and we were able to save some money on transportation costs.
Catering - The Chartwells catering team (Amanda Williams) is the exclusive catering team for SAIT events and they went above and beyond for our wedding, rehearsal dinner, and wedding morning breakfast. We received so many compliments from our guests about how delicious the meals were and how beautifully they were all presented. The catering team was super easy to work with, helped us find cost friendly options that worked with our budget, and made it feel incredibly special. Their bar team created some fun custom cocktails for the day and they were even able to supply us with a donut wall and donuts for a fun treat! (It was a HIT!)
Residence/ Hotel Space - One of the biggest perks for us with hosting our wedding at SAIT was the hotel space that is at the top of their residence tower. We had a lot of family and friends travelling to be here for our wedding and having hotel space available on site made the entire experience seamless for them as they didn't have to travel back and forth from the venue to hotels or rentals off-site. We also had many local guests stay overnight as well, because of how convenient & affordable it was. The rooms were very affordable, large and had kitchenettes. We used the penthouse suite for the night before the wedding for the bride and bridesmaids and for the wedding night. It is a massive suite with two full bedrooms, two full kitchens, two full bathrooms, and two living areas. It has fantastic views of the city and is very modern and comfortable for a team of bridesmaids to sleep and get ready in for hair and makeup. The Residence team (Hollie Coville & Samantha Smith) were also great to work with and looked after every detail for us so we didn't have much to worry about!
Overall, we had an amazing experience and highly recommend checking them out for your wedding!
Sent on 21/08/2019
Kristian Rebillaco · Married on 30 of June of 2018
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 Richardson · Married on 05 of August of 2017
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 Cheung · Married on 21 of July of 2018
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
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