by Sharon Auld
Tip #15 – Consider Canmore for your accommodations for your Rocky Mountain Wedding.
If you’re a planning a Rocky Mountain wedding in the Town of Banff or Banff National Park, then you may want to consider Canmore for you and your guests’ accommodations. This isn’t to say that there aren’t many great places to stay in Banff because there is! If your wedding is right in Banff, then Banff accommodations are certainly convenient. However, Banff accommodations tend to book up very quickly. Canmore is a great option and it’s only 15 minutes east of Banff (just outside the East Banff Park Gate)!
Canmore is a quaint little town full of amazing restaurants and shops and tends to be a little less busy than Banff (a welcome fact for many older guests). Another benefit? There are so many options for accommodations in Canmore, from hostels to budget hotels, to beautiful higher end hotels and lodges, to incredible condos! And, most of these are an incredible value for what you pay.
Many wedding guests will be driving to your wedding destination, whether it’s in personal vehicles or rental cars, so it’s generally not an issue to drive 15 minutes into Canmore. Of course, you’ll want to ensure those driving into Canmore are designated drivers. Another option is to rent a shuttle bus for your guests leaving your reception and then everyone can enjoy the party!
It may also be worth considering Canmore for a rehearsal dinner the evening before your wedding. Many of these venues have incredible food and on-site restaurants. Their suites and penthouses are perfect for a catered dinner in the room, or for the accommodations only. Also, if you want to get away right after your wedding there are some amazing suites suitable for honeymoons! One final thought is that with many guests coming into the Rockies from out of town, Canmore is a great place to stay for a few extra days to explore the region. Many of the lodges have condo style accommodations with full kitchen amenities, washer and dryers etc. making it perfect for extended stays. It’s worth a visit!
There are literally too many wonderful accommodations to mention them all, but here are a couple to get you started:
- The Grande Rockies
- Stoneridge Mountain Resort
- Blackstone Mountain Lodge
- Mystic Springs and Chalets and Hot Pools
- The Radisson Hotel and Conference Centre
- Alpine Club of Canada (hostel and mountain huts)
Naturally Chic would be happy to assist you with finding and booking the perfect venues and accommodations in Canmore, Banff and area. Call us at 1.888.679.9056 or local in Canmore at 1.403.679.1409.