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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 scenic photo spots located right on the Whyte Museum grounds, or within a short walk or drive. 

To book your dream wedding in the Canadian Rockies, and for all other inquiries, please contact Mollie Riley at


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 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. 

Packages and Pricing:

The Whyte Museum grounds are available for outdoor ceremonies exclusively. Outdoor ceremonies require a 3-hour minimum rental commitment. 


$150+gst/hour for Bow Valley Residents*

$200+gst/hour for Non-local residents 

Location: 111 Bear Street, Banff, AB 

Area: 2890 sq. ft. / 268 sq. m

Capacity: up to a maximum of 200 people

Please note: receptions are not permitted on the museum grounds.

Cascade Lodge #5

Host 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. 

Constructed in 1924, this historical lodge includes the Grand Hall, a large upper level meeting space, and lower level. A commercial kitchen is available for use on the lower level. 

Packages and Pricing:

Cascade Lodge is available for ceremonies and receptions. Indoor ceremonies require a 3-hour minimum rental commitment. 


Indoor Ceremony: $140+gst/hour 

Indoor Reception: $600+gst full day 

Indoor Reception and Ceremony Combo: $945+gst

Location: 103 Caribou Street 

Upper Level Capacity: up to a maximum of 50 people

Lower Level Capacity: up to a maximum of 50 people

*Local rate is only applicable for residents in the Bow Valley inclusive of the following communities: Lake Louise, Banff, Canmore, Harvie Heights, Dead Man's Flats, Exshaw, Lac des Arcs, Kananaskis, and the Îyârhe (Stoney) Nakoda community of Mînî Thnî. Evidence of permanent residency via applicable documentation in the Bow Valley will be required at the time of booking to secure the reduced rate. 

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