Weddings at Lake Minnewanka

Weddings from €1,639

Overview

A wonderful spot for a sublime summer wedding in Banff, Lake Minnewanka is a stunning, romantic venue surrounded by snow-capped mountains and glittering cobalt waters.

Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, you’ll witness these majestic mountains from a new perspective aside this serene, expansive lake setting. Lake Minnewanka is a hot spot, particularly in the summer months when the luscious foliage is in full bloom, and an endless carpet of clear blue water glows in the sun. This incredible, serene glacial lake is abundant in wildlife; and as you exchange rings, you may catch a glimpse of a lone deer sipping at the shoreline, a majestic American eagle soaring above the lake, or hear the distant tapping of a woodpecker deep in the forested pine.

To complete this utterly spectacular day, we have created three wonderful wedding packages to ensure that everything lives up to your dreams. Our Classic Wedding features all licensing and a marriage officiate, as well as a bridal bouquet, groom’s buttonhole, wedding coordinator, sparkling wine and transfers to the lake. Our Premier option further offers a professional photographer to capture the magical atmosphere and setting, as well as a beautiful hand-made wedding cake. If you celebrate with our Luxury Wedding, you’ll also delight in a wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime tour around the landscapes, professional bridal hair & makeup services, and champagne for the couple to enjoy back at the hotel.

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  • CAR licensed & bonded
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Wedding Information

  • License and Certificate (including pre-wedding meeting and coordination of legal work)
  • Marriage officiate (to conduct outdoor ceremony)
  • Bridal bouquet and grooms buttonhole
  • Sparkling wine for the Bride & Groom (to enjoy at your hotel)
  • Coordination & attendance by wedding planner (includes all pre-planning time, confirmations & pre-licence meeting)
  • Witnesses where necessary
  • Transfer to ceremony location with planner, if required
  • From €1639
  • License and Certificate (including pre-wedding meeting and coordination of legal work)
  • Marriage officiate (to conduct outdoor ceremony)
  • Bridal bouquet and grooms buttonhole
  • Sparkling wine for the Bride & Groom (to enjoy at your hotel)
  • Coordination & attendance by wedding planner (includes all pre-planning time, confirmations & pre-licence meeting)
  • Witnesses where necessary
  • Transfer to ceremony location with planner, if required
  • Photographer – for ceremony & post ceremony photographs – all edited images will be provided online
  • Small handmade wedding cake decorated with snowflakes or fresh flowers (delivered to couples hotel)
  • From €2799
  • License and Certificate (including pre-wedding meeting and coordination of legal work)
  • Marriage officiate (to conduct outdoor ceremony)
  • Bridal bouquet and grooms buttonhole
  • Coordination & attendance by wedding planner (includes all pre-planning time, confirmations & pre-licence meeting)
  • Witnesses where necessary
  • Transfer to ceremony location with planner, if required
  • Photographer – for ceremony & post ceremony photographs – all edited images will be provided online
  • Small handmade wedding cake decorated with snowflakes or fresh flowers (delivered to couples hotel)
  • Hair & make up for the Bride on wedding day
  • Ice fields tour for the Bride & Groom during stay in Canada (during summer) or Dog sledding tour during winter
  • Champagne (to enjoy at your hotel)
  • From €3459
  • Marriage officiate (to conduct outdoor ceremony)
  • Bridal bouquet and Grooms buttonhole
  • Sparkling wine (for clients to enjoy at their hotel)
  • Transportation to wedding venue (with wedding planner a people carrier or Jeep Laredo)
  • Coordination and attendance by wedding planner
  • Witnesses where necessary
  • Parks Canada and gazebo permit
  • Seating for up to 20 people
  • Small handmade wedding cake decorated with snowflakes or fresh flowers (delivered to hotel)
  • Photographer – for ceremony & post ceremony photographs – complete with CD of approx. 50 images
  • Champagne (for clients to enjoy at their hotel)
  • Hair & make up for the Bride on wedding day
  • Sleigh ride (winter) carriage ride (summer) for Bride & Groom
  • Limousine transfers between hotel and wedding venue
  • A deposit of CAD$500 will be needed to secure the venue

A stunning venue for romantic outdoor weddings. See the Rocky Mountains from a new perspective at the beautiful and breathtaking Lake Minnewanka.

Wedding Features

  • License and Certificate
  • Marriage Officiate
  • Pre-wedding meeting and coordination of legal work                                    
  • Bridal bouquet and grooms buttonhole                                                
  • Sparkling wine for the Bride & Groom (to enjoy at your hotel)                                   
  • Coordination & attendance by wedding planner                                               
  • Witnesses where necessary                                      
  • Transfer to ceremony location with planner
     

**Transfer costs to Banff to collect license not included**

More Information

Lake Minnewanka is located only a short 15-minute drive from the town of Banff, resting in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.  Lake Minnewanka is a hot spot in the summer months. It’s a fantastic place for a summer wedding in Banff.

Luxury Wedding Package Highlights

Included in the Banff Luxury Wedding Package is a fabulous addition to your stay in Canada.  Those of you selecting this special package during mid April until mid-October will have a once in-a lifetime experience to the Ice Field Glacier.  For couples travelling between December – March, coupes will experience a dog sledding tour ! (both honeymoon highlights are weather dependant)

Wedding Days and Times

Weddings performed Monday to Friday (depending on availability).

  •     Minimum stay before wedding: 3 days
  •     Minimum age: 18
  •     Minimum stay in Canada: 7 nights
  •     Weddings take place: Monday – Friday only

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  •     Valid original 10-year UK passport
  •     The original of your birth certificate
  •     Banff License and Registration form for both civil partnerships and weddings -(supplied by Rocky Mountain Weddings)

If applicable

  •     If you have been divorced, decree absolute.
  •     If you have been widowed, the original copy of your partner's death certificate.
  •     If you have changed your name, the original copy of the deed poll
  •     If you were adopted, the original copy of your adoption certificate.

BEFORE TRAVEL

We need copies of documents 12 weeks before the date of travel

ON ARRIVAL

Couples must obtain wedding licence in Banff – even if staying in Lake Louise.  Licence cost IS included & accompanied.  Cost of transfer from Lake Louise to Banff is NOT included.  Licence office is open Monday – Friday.

We suggest having two pair of shoes one outdoor pair (these can be white fur boots or any type of show that are easy to walk on snow) and an indoor pair which can be worn for photographs, ceremony, reception etc.  We suggest bringing a fur cape or wrap if you are planning to do an outdoor ceremony or photographs outdoors. Alternatively you can wear a winter coat and remove it for the ceremony or photographs. We also suggest bringing some gloves.  During all seasons mountain weather is known for it's unpredictability we always suggest checking the weather forecast prior to arrival to check the current weather trends so your guests can dress accordingly.

Additional Information

Legally you could get married the same day as you arrive! However, we recommend you have a couple of days to get used to any time change and orient yourselves. We will send you the necessary forms before you arrive in town and submit them to the Bureau for you. We will set up an appointment to take you to get your license when you arrive.

Winter weddings

We suggest having two pair of shoes: one outdoor pair (these can be white fur boots or any type of shoes which are easy to walk on snow) and an indoor pair which can be worn for photographs, ceremony, reception etc.  We suggest bringing a fur cape or wrap if you are planning to do an outdoor ceremony or photographs outdoors. Alternatively you can wear a winter coat and remove it for the ceremony or photographs. We also suggest bringing some gloves.  During all seasons mountain weather is known for its unpredictability we always suggest checking the weather forecast prior to arrival to check the current weather trends so your guests can dress accordingly.

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