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The Pioneer is a stunning venue which has something for everybody and a huge number of different spaces for you to take advantage of. The Pioneer is a renovated and revitalized historic building located in the heart of downtown Calgary. The friendly and helpful team will make sure that you have an amazing day and that everything goes to plan. Speak to the team today if you have any questions or requests at all.

Facilities and Capacity

The facilities found in this modern venue includes gorgeous industrial rustic interior of stone walls, iron beams, concrete floors, and a showstopping floating cement staircase. The Pioneer is a visual dream for any wedding. Dress it up, leave it bare, either way it is a vision of a room.

The Pioneer is made up of three levels: The main floor, the mezzanine (upper level) and the tall gallery (lower level). The main floor can accomodate up to 150 people for a seated reception, or 200-250 for a standing reception. If using all three levels, they can accomodate 300 for a standing reception.

Services Offered

The Pioneer is a completely customizable venue. They work with preferred caterers and vendors, and have resources and planners to help you create your dream wedding. The wedding services they offer include set up, clean up, bridal suite, catering / bar, event planning, event rentals, lighting / sound and outside vendors.

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Frequently asked questions

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet hall
Historic

Describe the style of your venue:

City
Classic
Country
Glamorous
Modern
Preppy
Rustic
Vintage

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bridal suite
Catering / bar
Clean up
Event planning
Event rentals
Lighting / sound
Outside vendors
Set up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
Family style
French service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Limited bar
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Outside alcohol
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

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

What food and beverage items are available?

China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

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?

$3,000

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

$3,000

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?

$3,000

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

$3,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Event planning
Chairs

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

$75

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

$60

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$60

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$40

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$20

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

House beer
House wine
House liquor
Bartenders
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Jane Sent on 14/03/2020
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Everything in one place!

We loved The Pioneer for our wedding venue!! We chose a date, saw (and hired!) The Pioneer and then Mia pointed us in the right direction for everything else. And then of course our day was beautiful and everything we wanted and many of our guests commented on how enjoyable it was to have everything in one place. It was perfect!
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117 8th Ave SW T2P 1B4 Calgary (Alberta)
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