The Skyline venue is a gorgeous location in Calgary, Alberta for a destination wedding with a honeymoon in Banff National Park to follow.
With so many couples seeking an ideal destination wedding, more are looking for a domestic location that will save them money while making the trip one their guests will love. We think Alberta has so much to offer with its spectacular mountains and adventure lifestyle. In particular, Calgary is ideal for wedding receptions and dinner because it’s so close to Banff National Park.
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A contemporary reception in the heart of the city
One of the greatest challenges in planning a destination wedding celebration is for the groom and bride to find a great venue that will be both memorable and unique. If big city views, amazing food and a yet undiscovered location are for you, then Skyline is that place! The views of the city at this venue are breathtaking, especially in the evening.
Skyline is a brand new venue located on the top floor of 1918 Kensington Rd. NW, a 10 minute drive from Calgary’s downtown core. This full service venue is owned and operated by Simply Elegant, one of Calgary’s premier event and catering companies. This means that food, bar service, décor and floral designs, as well as rentals and lighting, are all arranged at once with the assistance of Simply Elegant’s professional event team. It makes a destination wedding so easy because this venue is a one-stop shop that is inclusive of all services.
The facility at Skyline has a fresh, contemporary appeal. Casual seating areas are available for guests to relax and converse with one another prior to and during the party. You can even set the space up for both the wedding ceremony and the reception.
There’s plenty of room for guests to have a sit down or buffet dinner followed by dancing with the city lights as a romantic backdrop. You will love the modern-classic feel of the space and the food is exceptional! The Executive chef and his catering team will develop a menu for your wedding dinner that will meet your style, budget and taste needs. As well, the team of décor specialists will create a magical setting that will make your event the party of the year.
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A private, romantic escape to the mountains
After the fun and celebration at the reception, the married couple will be ready some private, romantic time with each other. With Banff only an hour away, there isn’t anywhere in Canada more beautiful and ready to provide honeymooners with spectacular views, amazing lodging and great food and, if you really want, some great activities from hiking to golfing or skiing to spas.
As you plan your honeymoon, think about whether you want a small boutique style hotel, a bed and breakfast, a lodge or a grand hotel experience. Banff has every style of lodging to meet your needs from charming guest-houses to the spectacular Banff Springs Hotel. For foodies there are amazing restaurants and bars to check out with just about every style and nationality represented! And did we mention romance?! The scenery is breath taking with every glance. Long forest walks, gondolas to mountain tops or relaxing in a hot spring are just a few ways to enhance your private time together.
As you prepare for your escape remember that this is an experience for the two of you. It’s an opportunity to enjoy each other and get to know each other even better. Consider booking couples massages or private golfing or skiing lessons. Do something that’s going to provide some very special memories in the future. Have breakfast in bed, take a romantic walk down a mountain trail, enjoy a special celebratory dinner in a unique setting. Take lots of pictures to share with your friends and family upon your return.
On the other hand, if including your “besties” on your honeymoon is more your style, look for venues that provide group rates and even group activities. A trail ride might be fun, snowboarding lessons, zip-lining through the trees, private wine or scotch tastings or even Frisbee golf could be great for your group. Smaller group dinners in private dining rooms or boutique hotels noted for their unique menus could provide for some great stories and pictures. And you could still find some time for romance in the privacy of your bridal suite!
You can check the following websites for ideas about a honeymoon spots in the Canmore – Banff area.
Having an in town wedding with a nearby honeymoon escape can make for a very special celebration for the bride and groom. It can also reduce some of the pressure that you feel when planning for your nuptials. These ideas can get you started in your planning your special day.
If you need assistance, Simply Elegant Events can assist you in finding the best space to make your special day a unique and memorable event. We are a full service provider for any size-wedding event.
Contact us today. Our team will provide you with advice about potential venues, décor, floral arrangements and menu possibilities.
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