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The Lake House

One of my favorite venues for weddings in Calgary is The Lake House in Lake Bonavista. Previously known as Inn on the Lake, the restaurant was purchased by the previous owners of the Bow Valley Ranch, and they did an amazing job renovating the space. As you walk into the restaurant, you see a beautiful glass encased wine cellar.

The restaurant also includes a 21 foot bar from the 1800 that was refurbished ; it originally came from a mercantile shop in Montana.

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There is also a beautiful stone fireplace and mantel that is the focal point for many weddings.

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For more views on the beautiful fireplace, take a look at this blog by Flowers by Janie….https://www.flowersbyjanie.com/blog-post/fireplace-wedding-flowers-the-lake-house-calgary

The venue can hold up to 190 people seated or 250 people cocktail style. Unfortunately, during the Covid crisis, The Lake House is only hosing weddings and events with 50 guests or less, including staff. They also have the latest audio/visual equipment which makes it really easy for those couple who want to have slide shows or videos. They have beautiful wooden tables and chair which really add to the rustic/elegant theme.

A couple of years ago, I took my husband to The Lake House for his birthday dinner and we had a delicious meal with excellent service. My husband was very impressed.

I have done a number of weddings at The Lake House and they have all been wonderful. The food is delicious, the service is excellent, the staff is very helpful and anticipate your every need. The event coordinator is Kirsten Davies and she is very knowledgeable, well organized and very helpful. I love working with her because I know that everything will run smoothly. Here is the link for more information on weddings at The Lake House. https://lakehousecalgary.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/The-Lake-House-2020-Weddings-30.pdf

The Lake House has reopened recently and are following the Covid event rules. They are as follows:

All Lake House team members wear masks

Cleaning and disinfecting all high touch surfaces a minimum of every 60 minutes

Hand sanitizer offered upon entry and available an various locations throughout the venue

Signage to encourage and remind guests that they should be mindful of physical distancing

Guest tracing protocols in place

I recently wrote to Kirsten asking her about the changes at the venue and this was part of her reply:

“Currently the maximum number of guests we can host indoors in 50, as per AHS regulations. We are diligent in following all AHS suggestions and guidelines and have had to adjust floor plan options to allow for smaller tables and appropriate spacing between those tables. In addition we have adjusted certain food service standard to ensure guests safety.”

If you have any further questions, you can always contact Kirsten via email if you need any more information: [email protected]

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Alexandra setting up head table
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