In the North West of Calgary lies Valley Ridge Golf Course. It is set on the Bow river and is filled with ponds and creeks (which as a golfer, can be very frustrating) and beautiful trees and flowers. The Club house hosts a restaurant, called Mulligans, that is very popular with the local residents as well as the golfers because the food is really good and the service is excellent. There are also two really nice event rooms, River Room and Valley Hall. Both rooms hold many weddings, celebrations of life, parties and many other events.
The golf course also has room very outdoor ceremonies which can be really beautiful given the surrounding scenery.
Boutiq Weddings & Events has done a number weddings and events at the golf course and they were all a success. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
This year, because of the pandemic, things are a little slow as far events are concerned. However, I have spoken to Hayley Dalgleish, the Events and Marketing manager for the golf course and here is what she had to say about their small wedding packages:
“We developed a ceremony package when the max amount of people outdoors was 15. As we all know, things are changing by the hour it seems! This 15 person ceremony package is a baseline option and can go below and above that number. At this point we are fully customizing and working with couples on making this day as special ( and safe) as possible while following all the guidelines set in place. We are pushing for plated meals and have dropped our food minimums seeing as certain types of meal choices are not going to happen. Our goal is to work with these brides and grooms and bringing their vision to life.”
Your Ceremony at Valley Ridge Golf Club
In uncertain times like this, Valley Ridge Golf Club is committed to giving you the certainty of having a beautiful ceremony! While following all of the necessary precautions so that you and your guests feel safe, of course.
Our Valley Hall patio features stunning views of our beautifully land- scaped golf course with the Bow River in the distance. Our assortment of trees , shrubs & flowers will surround you while our picturesque gardens and pond shimmer in the background. Our quaint and tranquil location will make saying “I Do” in front of your closest friends and family feel just like it was supposed to be.
What is Included in your Ceremony:
Our Patio or Valley Hall
Arch & White Drapery
15 White Folding Chairs
Signing Table with White Linen & Chair
Bluetooth Outdoor Speakers
A Glass of Champagne for Each Guest
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Cocktail Tables with White Linens
Set– up & Take– down of Everything VR Provides
I also asked Hayley how the Golf Course what handling the Covid situation and this was her answer:
” We take things very seriously and want to make sure our guests and staff are comfortable and safe. We are really empowering our staff to speak up when they notice something or feel uncomfortable and welcome suggestions from our couples and their vendors. Ideally, being able to host outdoors is perfect. We have had two weddings who have been outdoors only and it has worked great! Upon arriving to the venue and the ceremony space we have a table with sanitizer, Covid risks and symptoms and our list of rules and regulations among-st more from the Government Biz Connect page. Our staff will have a mask on when entering the designated area and will constantly be washing and sanitizing. If the mic and podium is being used we require it to be designated to one person and will have it sanitized before and after use. If an indoor sit down reception is taking place we are permitting no more than 6 per table and will have the tables 2 ft apart. Unfortunately bar services are not permitted and we will be taking drink orders and bringing them back to the guests. Besides the bride and groom doing their first dance, dancing is also not permitted at this time.”
Wanting to have beautiful larger weddings, many couples have postponed their 2020 wedding to 2021; as a result, many venues are filling up really fast. Valley Ridge Golf Course is in the same position. They do have some availability but filling up fast.
To take a look at this lovely venue, please contact Hayley Dalgleish at (403)221-9682 ext: 242 or you can email her at [email protected] .