Banff is a bustling townsite located right in the heart of Banff National Park. Brides and Grooms can choose from a list of fantastic venues. Just to give you a little taste, Banff boasts The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, a huge historic hotel we locals call ‘the Castle of the Rockies.’ Banff is also home to Buffalo Mountain Lodge – a quaint rustic-luxe mountain retreat with an alpine meadow ceremony venue, and The Rimrock Resort Hotel – an art-deco masterpiece perched on the side of a mountain. If you’re looking for an outdoor ceremony, Banff won’t disappoint. There are several lookouts, meadows and lakesides that work perfectly for elopements and intimate weddings. For larger affairs, look to some of our unique venues for exclusive use of their lookout patios.
Banff is also filled with fantastic restaurants ideal for hosting a hip (and tasty) rehearsal dinner. It’s got excellent Canadiana, Greek, Italian and French options. How does a fire under the stars sound? Believe it or not, there’s even a unique western style ‘doughnut tent’ with a hole in the roof!
If you want to really treat your guests and create a weekend affair, Banff has so much to offer that we could go on and on with activity options! Some of our favourite activities include hiking in Sunshine Meadows, a Minnewanka lake cruise, taking a ride up the gondola, or relaxing in the Willow Stream Spa or natural hot springs.
The ‘vibe’ of it: Banff is a bustling, often busy little town. We’re all pretty low key in the area, but Banff is certainly the most glamourous. There’s lots of restaurants, nightlife, shopping and access to attractions.
Distance from Calgary International Airport: 1.5 hours
Accommodation types: luxury hotels, hotels, condos, B&Bs, lodges, inns, motels, hostels, camping
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