So you want to have a tent wedding? Wonderful, we LOVE tent weddings! However, there are a few things to keep in mind when hosting a tented affair.
1) Weather – There are so many variables when dealing with an outdoor wedding in Calgary; rain, sun, snow, hail, can all happen on the same day, even in the summer! Make sure you rent your tent from a reputable company, the last thing you want is a roof leaking on your wedding guests! With changes in weather, also comes changes in temperature; consider if you might require air conditioning, or heaters.
2) Rentals – If you are planning a private acreage wedding, you are essentially building your own wedding venue, that means, tables, chairs, dance floor, washrooms, etc. So make sure you budget accordingly.
3) Power and Lighting – Let there be light! During your lovely summer wedding the sun stays out until 10pm but after that, it gets dark, really dark. Make sure you have lighting, not just for ambience but also so your guests can see each other and find their way back to their cars or shuttle service. Also make sure you have ample power supply and outlets for your lighting, DJ and/or band, no one wants to blow a fuse at their wedding reception.
4) Logistics – There are also the logistics to consider, is it on grass? Is there enough flat space? Is there a septic tank? Where will the caterers work out of? For all staked tents don’t forget to call Alberta One Call prior to your event set up.
If you are lucky enough to have a beautiful acreage to host your wedding, yay! If not, here are a few of our favourite wedding tent venues in Calgary:
Meadow Muse Pavillion – Nestled in Fish Creek Park, this stunning tent venue with wood floors and iron chandeliers is all set up and ready to go for you!
Crystal Ridge Golf Course – Just a short drive from Calgary this tent has golf course views and fire bowls on the patio!
Spruce Meadows – This already set wedding tent is in South Calgary and surrounded by equestrian beauty.
Need help planning your tented wedding in Calgary? Get in touch, we would love to chat with your about your big day.