Hidden Surprises for a Winter Wedding in Canmore with Cornerstone Weddings
A winter wedding in Canmore is becoming more popular for many reasons. While the summer months will always be the peak wedding season, choosing a winter wedding has its perks.
At Cornerstone Weddings, we love our summer weddings, but as a year round venue we offer weddings every day except Christmas Day!
Cornerstone has two Canmore wedding venues to choose from. This includes indoor ceremonies and receptions. Plus, we also offer a winter wonderland outdoor ceremony at the Canmore Ranch for our Cornerstone Theatre couples.
Choosing a Canmore wedding venue for your winter nuptials has many advantages. Read on to see why choosing a winter wedding in Canmore is the best option for you.
Your winter wedding in Canmore will 100% not be filled with bugs, bears or other buzzy insects.
While you may still need sunscreen as Alberta is Canada’s sunniest province there will be no annoyance of being bitten or followed by bugs.
A summer wedding in the mountains can bring all 4 seasons of weather while a winter wedding means cold temperatures and snow. This means you can plan for the cold with shawls, boots and even thermals under your dress. Ensuring you still get those spectacular mountain wedding photos while keeping cozy.
Although Canmore is a quieter town compared to Banff, it is still busy over the summer months. Canmore is Alberta’s backyard and it receives many visitors looking to explore and enjoy it’s beauty.
While winter still receives its share of visitors, it is considerably quieter from October to April compared to the summer. During the winter months, there are many things to see and do for you and your guests aside from on your wedding day. The most obvious is a day on the slopes. With 4 world-class ski hills within an hour of Canmore you and your guests are spoilt for choice. Looking for some exercise? The Canmore Nordic Centre offers renowned cross country skiing trails.
Enjoy some family friendly fun with a dogsledding tour at Spray Lakes. There are numerous outdoor skating options, indoor brewery and distillery tours and many restaurants and bars to visit for those looking for a more relaxing past time. For more things to do in winter, check out Banff Adventures
Food & Beverage
Summer weddings bring fresh fruit, prosecco and bruschetta. All are delightful options for a summer (or winter wedding). However, if you are looking for something a little different, a winter wedding in Canmore with Cornerstone can delight the tastebuds. Our mulled wine or hot chocolate bar (with Baileys) makes a great winter warming welcome drink for your guests. Choosing our bison stew or braised elk ribs not only brings a bit of Alberta to your wedding day, but warms your guests from the inside out.
All the cool kids are booking winter!
Ok, they are not! While all of your friends book a summer wedding think outside of July and August and choose a nontraditional month. With friends and family attending many weddings in a year (usually in the summer), choose something different and memorable with a winter wedding in Canmore.
The Canadian Rocky Mountains are spectacular year-round. Everyone has their favourite season and winter must be a contender! Imagine brilliant blue skies against snowcapped peaks. A Sundog in the early morning or pine trees blanketed in snow. A winter wonderland wedding in Canmore is something to behold. Your photographer will love you and you will love your wedding photos for years to come.
Things cost less in the winter in Canmore. Your guest accommodation will be significantly less in the winter months than the summer. Want an inside tip? Choose mid-week in winter and those room rates will be even lower. This means your guests can stay for longer, make a weekend trip and get to enjoy winter in the mountains.
Plus, your other vendors may cost less too. At Cornerstone Weddings, our midweek winter minimum spend is lower than those peak summer dates.