Wonderful Ways to Elope in Alberta, Canada

Romantic Alberta Elopements & Inexpensive Wedding Packages near Edmonton and Calgary, AB

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The Canadian province of Alberta is an attractive spot for an elope wedding and honeymoon. Bright and brisk winters make for great skiing and outdoor activities, and warm summers are perfect for romantic walks, golf, hiking and swimming. In any season, Alberta is known for its spectacular scenery and pristine landscapes.

How about using the stunning Rocky Mountains as a backdrop for your romantic Alberta elopement?

Elopement Packages Near Calgary, Alberta

Just two hour’s drive from Calgary, Lake Louise is one of the most majestically romantic locations to elope in Alberta.  It’s a tiny hamlet within the world famous Banff National Park and boasts the most beautiful emerald green glacier lake you will ever see!

Deer Lodge is a historic boutique lodge only a few minute’s walk from the lake.  The property is over a century old, but now has a newly renovated heritage wing and historic tower rooms that combine old rustic mountain accommodation with modern luxury.

  • Alberta Rocky Mountain Elopement Package: Weddings at Deer Lodge includes one night accommodation, a three-course dinner for two, a breakfast for the two of you and a bottle of sparkling wine. Call 403-522-4205 to reach the wedding coordinator for details and prices. (109 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB)

Beautiful Canmore Alberta is 100 km west of Calgary (about an hour’s drive) and 20 km east of Banff, making it an ideal quick getaway for an elopement in Alberta.

The Bear and Bison is a new B&B style inn and restaurant at the foot of Lady McDonald Mountain.  It’s close to Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Kananaskis Country, The Columbia Icefields and many more world-class sights. There are ten unique guest rooms, each with a king sized four poster bed, fireplace, whirlpool, private balcony and spectacular mountain views.

Their Canmore, Alberta elope package gives you two nights in the best available honeymoon room (there are three, each with floor-to-ceiling windows, vaulted ceilings, and all the features mentioned above). You also receive a fruit plate and wine in your room upon arrival, a luxury bath products gift set, gourmet breakfast for two delivered to your room, and massage. Additionally, you’ll receive bridal hair design, bouquet and boutonniere, wedding cake for two, and a $120 credit for dinner at a romantic Canmore restaurant.

The wedding ceremony will be conducted by local a marriage commissioner in a scenic area of your choice in either Canmore or Banff.  You provide your own Alberta Marriage license.

  • Elopement Package Prices: $2400 (CAD) in winter or spring, and $2600 (CAD) in summer months.  Tax and gratuity are extra. Several upgrades and add-ons are available for an additional cost, such as photography or videography packages, rainy day location alternative, and more. (705 Benchlands Trail, Canmore, AB  403-678-2058)

Elope Weddings in Alberta Closer to Edmonton

Just 2 hours drive from both Edmonton and Calgary, this romantic place to elope is tucked away in the foothills of the Rockies, only ten minutes south of the little town of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.

The Prairie Creek Inn is a bed and breakfast with nine luxury suites, (two in the Coach House and seven in the main part of the inn) plus a cottage.  The Heartstone restaurant is also located on the property and is well known for serving wonderful meals.

You get a ceremony in the Great room of the inn in front of the stone fireplace.  If the weather cooperates, you may have the ceremony outdoors near the creek.  A Marriage Commissioner will officiate, and you may bring your own witnesses or the innkeepers will stand in.

You will also receive two night’s stay in the West Country suite, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, a bridal bouquet and boutonniere, and photos taken by the innkeepers.  (If you prefer a professional photographer, referrals are available.)  Included is a four course dinner for two at the Heartstone Restaurant, complete with his n’ hers wedding cake, and a full hot breakfast delivered to your room the next morning.

  • Cost for this Alberta Elopement: $900 (or $645 if you choose to stay only one night - only for weddings on Sunday through Thursday) Tax, tourism levy, and gratuities are extra.  You may bring up to four additional people as guests for an extra $80 each.  This does not include the cost of their rooms or meals, however. (RR2, Rocky Mountain House, AB  403-844-2672)

So if you live in Edmonton, Calgary, or in between, you can easily elope in Alberta in a spectacular natural environment.  And even if you are not from Alberta, it’s a great location for romance and offers many options for a wedding day you’ll never forget!

How to Elope in Alberta

For more info on requirements for getting married in Alberta, see our page on Canadian Rockies Elopements.

(Please Note: This page on Alberta elopements is a guide only. Prices for these Alberta wedding packages as well as requirements for marriages in the Province of Alberta can change. Please consult with suppliers and official agencies before making any purchases or set arrangements.)

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