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Abegweit lawn outdoor wedding ceremony venue at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies


The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies is home to unique locations for an unforgettable mountain wedding and reception, all conveniently located in the heart of Banff. Our venues are adaptable to both intimate and larger weddings, with additional scenic photo spots located right on the Whyte Museum grounds, or within a short walk or drive.

From June to September, our partner Mountainscape Weddings offers a variety of packages at our venues to suit your style and budget. This team of local Banff wedding specialists will streamline the planning process, organizing everything from ceremony and reception décor, to professional vendors, to wedding day planning and coordination, and much more.

Please see the venue details below for images, bookings and further information.

Please note the Museum and the Mason Hall are operating under the Restriction Exemption Program. Masks are required when indoors.

Outdoor wedding ceremony and reception venue on the Whyte Museum Grounds in Banff National Park.

Whyte Museum Grounds

With two stunning natural spaces to choose from, the Whyte Museum offers a wonderful opportunity to host your outdoor wedding on the banks of the Bow River! Tucked away from the bustle of Banff, this area has been used for over a hundred years for everything from legendary (Wild Bill) Bill Peyto’s horse corrals to a gathering location for special events.

Choose from the expansive grounds located directly behind the museum, perfect for larger weddings, or, the more intimate Abegweit Lawn nestled amongst trees and heritage homes for additional privacy. Please note that the Abegweit heritage home is not available as a wedding venue.
The grounds are available for wedding ceremonies and/or receptions on weekends from June to September. The Mason Hall (listed below) is the back up indoor space for outdoor weddings on the Museum Grounds. 

All weddings between June and September are booked through Mountainscape Weddings directly. Please click the button below to request a proposal. 

LOCATION: Along the Bow River directly behind the Museum (111 Bear Street)
AREA: 2890 sq. ft. / 268 sq. m
CAPACITY: up to 200
For all other inquiries please contact Mollie Riley 403-762-2291 ext. 322 or

Indoor wedding ceremony and reception venue, Cascade Lodge Masonic Hall in Banff National Park.

Cascade Lodge #5 (Masonic Hall)

Hold your wedding in the historic lodge of the Masons. This charming venue is brimming with character and has everything you need to make your special day a huge success.

In Banff, the Masons were initiated in 1888 and this lodge, Cascade Hall #5, was constructed in 1924. The historic lodge includes the Grand Hall, a large upper level meeting space, and the lower level hall. A commercial kitchen is available for use on the lower level.

From June to September between Fridays and Sundays, the Mason Hall is part of a wedding package at the Whyte Museum booked through Mountainscape Weddings. It is the back up indoor space for outdoor weddings on the Museum Grounds. Please click the button below to request a proposal.

LOCATION: 103 Caribou Street
LOWER LEVEL CAPACITY: 84 seated, 95 standing

For all other inquiries please contact Mollie Riley 403-762-2291 ext. 322 or

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