Happily Ever After

This is where the journey begins

 
 
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 SPECTACULAR  SETTINGS


 

Two venues in the heart of Calgary, each with their own personality.  

All you need to add is love.

 
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A beautifully appointed fishing lodge on an island on the Bow River in the middle of the city.

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A gorgeously updated historical house surrounded by gardens where the two rivers meet.

 

Inspired by natural beauty


 
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River Café sits in the heart of Prince’s Island Park, where the Bow River passes through the city’s downtown core. Inspired by the natural setting of the Bow River Valley, the restaurant has the feel and nostalgic appearance of an old Rocky Mountain fishing lodge with its open-hearth fieldstone fireplace and panoramic views of the park and Calgary's dramatic cityscape beyond.

Celebrate your special day surrounded by friends and family in the romantic and rustic elegance of River Café. In Winter, Spring Summer and Fall, experience the natural beauty of Prince’s Island Park. The many vistas of Prince's Island offer a breathtaking backdrop to your perfect day and magnificent photo opportunities abound both inside and out.  

RIVER CAFE CAPACITY
Seated 95
Cocktail Party 150

 
 
 

The converging rivers is the perfect metaphor for the artful blending of old and new at Deane House. Completely renovated in 2016, Deane House exudes historical authenticity while also feeling warm and modern in its ambiance and finishes.

The restaurant features a series of carefully curated rooms, each with its own distinct character – many the outcome of thoughtful collecting and collaboration with local craftspeople. Our home is your home on this most special day; celebrate with us in the library, dining room, verandah and bar or under the sun in our lovingly tended gardens. Together we toast our pasts, with eyes on a bright and beautiful future.

DEANE HOUSE CAPACITY
Library Seated: 24   Cocktail Party: 50
Main Floor Seated: 72 (+10 additional seats at the bar)
Whole House Cocktail Party: 100 (150 during patio season)
Garden Party (Tented)     Seated: 250  or   Cocktail: 1200+

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CATERING

We've always wanted to host a mountain top reception...
Try us. If it hasn't been done, we'll do it for you.

 Celebrate Love

Let our experienced team make your wedding day worry-free. We'll handle the details so you can focus on celebrating with family and friends.

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Warm hospitality
Exceptional Food & Drink
ATTENTION TO EVERY DETAIL


We want to make your wedding day all about you.

 
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We Provide

  • One-on-one planning with our dedicated Event Managers

  • Custom menus featuring the talent of our acclaimed culinary team

  • Curated wine and beverage selection from our Sommelier and Mixologist

  • Personalized table menu for each setting

  • Both restaurants are beautifully styled. Make use of our existing tables and chairs, furniture, flatware and glassware, candles, table numbers and props and a wireless mic.

  • Knowledgeable and caring professional restaurant service team (we love love).

  • Beautiful custom Wedding Cakes

 

We'll Help Coordinate 

We work with the best, most creative, inventive professionals to make sure your wedding looks and feels exactly as unique and beautiful as you imagined.

  • Photographers

  • Florists

  • Specialty Decor & Small Wares Rentals

  • Live Entertainment

  • DJ Services

  • Officiants

  • Accommodation

  • Paper Decor & Invitations

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 Local
Seasonal
Sustainable

We are committed to sustainable business practices, and take pride in supporting local purveyors of wholesome organic produce, meats, game, fish and fowl.

 
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Culinary Philosophy

 Seasonal Canadian Cuisine

The culinary philosophy of Deane House and River Café is deeply rooted in sustainability. Decision-making around all aspects of operations is governed by a commitment to championing local food economies. We connect directly with growers and producers at their farms, gardens and ranches, and carefully choose those purveyors who are responsible stewards of the land. 

We have an on-site edible garden at both locations, and are longstanding supporters of urban gardening initiatives. We forage, pickle, cure, and preserve quality seasonal ingredients borrowing from traditional holistic culinary techniques to create a style of cuisine that is a thoroughly modern celebration of regional ingredients.

 

sustainability

Our Journey Towards Zero Waste

We believe we can make a difference. As a result, we make very deliberate choices about how we operate, and we are constantly reviewing our practices to find ways to further reduce our "foodprint." Eliminating bottled water, reducing energy consumption and water use, daylight dining, reusing materials, recycling and composting are just some of the ways we lessen our impact on the environment. Careful sorting routines at the restaurants means that nearly everything we use is diverted from landfill waste. 

  • 100% Ocean Wise menu

  • 100% Green energy provided by Bullfrog Power

  • Daylight Dining for energy efficiency

  • LEAF certified