Here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions. Do not hesitate to give us a call or send an e-mail if you would like to have more information!
What is the cost of the venue?
The venue fees range from $1000- $3500 depending on the time of year. If you have further questions or are interested in available dates, then please feel free to contact us at 403-609-5522 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do we secure our dates?
We require a $2500 deposit that is non-refundable to secure your dates. The deposit is non-refundable no matter the circumstances. The deposit not only holds your date, it also covers the cost of any initial planning and communication with our event coordinator.
What happens if it is raining for my outdoor ceremony?
We can move the ceremony inside. This decision can be made the morning of the event before 9 AM. If you decide to move forward with an outdoor ceremony after this time, then we will proceed, and this cannot be changed. Our staff does need 2-3 hours to flip the room if you decide to get married inside.
Do you have a minimum spend?
Yes, we have a minimum spend on food and alcohol of $175 per person. This minimum spend applies only to the day of your wedding. All food purchased on the day prior does not apply.
Can we go over the max capacity of 85?
85 people are the absolute max for the venue space for a sit-down dinner. We can have a higher guest count if the event remains as a cocktail style.
Is there a difference between midweek or weekend rates?
The costs of our wedding and catering packages are the same for midweek and weekend weddings, the venue fee is different. Please contact Creekside Villa for more information.
What is included in the accommodation?
The accommodation includes 12 guest rooms which can sleep up to 40 people and fully cooked breakfast. We do provide also room service if staying for more than one night. The entire villa will be private on the day of your wedding.
Can we rent the venue without accommodation?
We no longer require our wedding couples to book hotel rooms; however, we always encourage our couples to do so. This is because everything happens in the same place, nobody needs to drive and it gives you more flexibility with your wedding day schedule.
We offer the rooms to you and your guests at a discounted rate.
Can we bring in our own caterer?
No, all food must be catered by Creekside Villa. You do have the option to bring in your own cake but all other foods are required to be purchased through Creekside Villa.
Can we have a food tasting?
We do not offer food tastings for a specific menu.
Do you have a cake-cutting fee?
If you require our staff to cut your cake, we apply a $1.50 fee per person. One of our chefs will cut and plate the dessert in the kitchen and our service staff will then serve it to your guests. This covers the cost of offering this kind of service.
Can we bring our own alcohol?
You’re more than welcome to bring your own wine to your wedding for a corkage fee of $30 per bottle. Any wine you bring in must be placed on tables and cannot be served by the glass from the bar. You may also bring your own alcohol to consume in the hotel rooms. All public areas are licensed and therefore personal alcohol cannot be consumed in these areas.
We have a zero-tolerance policy for alcohol consumed in public places that are not purchased through Creekside Villa. If guests are caught consuming alcohol outside of the guest’s rooms, they will be asked to leave the hotel.
What bar options are available?
We can do any style of the bar (cash, host, toonie, drink tickets), as long as the alcohol is provided and served by Creekside Villa. If you choose to do a cash bar, we keep track of alcohol consumed on our POS system and that cost is then deducted from your final invoice.
Are there noise bylaws in place?
We are located in a residential area so noise is not permitted after 11 PM. Music can play in the Villa until 2 AM however outside noise is not allowed.
What time is last call/ Do you cut off over-intoxicated guests?
The last call is 1:30 AM, and all guests must have cleared the venue by 2 AM. We reserve the right to cut off any guests who we believe to be intoxicated or are treating the staff disrespectfully due to the consumption of alcohol.
Can you give us an estimate on the bar costs?
Unfortunately, this is a very difficult question to answer simply because we do not know how much and what kind of drinks your guests will consume.
Can I bring in my own décor?
We want your wedding day to be exactly how you imagined it. You are more than welcome to bring in some of your own décor, but we do recommend you let us know before you purchase your items to be sure that they fit with the table sizes and set up of the room. We can also assist you in sourcing rentals that can be used as centerpieces to help you keep your costs down.
Do you supply Centerpieces?
Our event coordinator is a talented florist, so we are happy to work with couples to help source items/flowers for centerpieces at additional costs. We also have some things here at the hotel available for rent that you can use to build your own centerpieces such as wood slabs, lanterns, mercury candles, pillar candles, and more. Please contact us for pricing.
Can we use wish lanterns?
Unfortunately, the use of wish lanterns is against Alberta Law, and therefore, we cannot allow them.
Can we use drones?
Most areas of Canmore do not allow the use of drones. Please check the Canmore Bylaw page for more information on areas that drones can be used.
Can we have a rehearsal ceremony?
Yes, your outdoor ceremony rehearsal can be held between 3 PM and 6 PM the day before your wedding at no extra cost. The wedding coordinator will be present to assist with the rehearsal.
Can we have a rehearsal dinner?
Yes, the minimum spend for a private rehearsal dinner is $3500 plus gratuities. Menus must be confirmed a week before the date.
How much time will we have to set up our décor?
You or your guests will not have to do a single thing during your wedding day. Creekside staff will take care of setting up and tearing down all the décor.
Do you have a preferred vendors list?
We recommend local photographers, hair and make-up artists, commissioners, florists, and cake artists. However, you are welcome to bring in your personally chosen vendors as well. If you do decide to book Creekside Villa for your special day your wedding planner will forward our list of preferred vendors to you. We now also offer in-house florals and photography services.
Can you recommend other hotels for our guests to stay?
Check availability with our neighbors at A Bear and Bison Inn. The Holiday Inn is also located on our side of the highway.