As one of Alberta’s largest convention, trade show, agriculture, entertainment and sports facilities, Westerner Park hosts over 1500 events and 1.5 million visitors each year. Regardless of the size of your wedding, Westerner Park can help ensure your special day is hassle-free and memorable. Not sure how to get started? Here are three easy steps to get you on the right track.
1. Pre-Wedding Preparation
There’s so much to plan and so little time. Brides-to-be (and their lucky grooms) might be wise to attend the annual With This Ring Bridal Gala. The next gala arrives at Westerner Park in February. Brides will have the opportunity to meet local wedding vendors, browse display booths, take in a fashion show and gather ideas for the big day. Grooms can relax in the “Grooms Room” while enjoying music and television. Thanks to the bevy of door prizes available to be won, a few lucky couples will walk away with a head start on their wedding planning. Can’t make the Spring Gala? Watch for a Fall Gala in September.
Tickets in advance and at the door with grooms receiving free admission.
2. The Venue
One of the most important parts of any wedding is the venue. Westerner Park offers a variety of event spaces and the ability to accommodate groups of all sizes. Popular wedding venues include the Heartland Room (max. 168 guests), Marquis Room (max. 400 guests) and the Frontier Room (max. 224 guests). Those looking for something a bit different may want to consider an outdoor venue like the Harvest Gardens (max. 200 guests) or the cozy Holiday Inn Chalet (max. 120 guests). Through a partnership between Westerner Park and the Holiday Inn & Suites and Holiday Inn Express, those booking events in the Holiday Inn Chalet or Holiday Inn Trailblazer Room are eligible for room discounts at the nearby hotel.
3. The Final Details
The colours have been selected. The venue is booked. What next? The team at Westerner Park can help bring the rest of the details together. Red Deer Catering (The Official Caterer to Westerner Park) serves homestyle meals and can accommodate groups of up to 3000 people. The Westerner Park Food & Beverage Department is also available for smaller groups and events.
Out of town guests can choose from a number of nearby accommodations including the 99 site, full-service Westerner Campground.
Be sure to visit the Event Services page on the Westerner Park website for a directory of local companies ready to help make your wedding a special one.
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