The 5 Best Wedding Venues In Saskatchewan
There’s something so magical about weddings, like watching a fairy tale you assumed could only exist in the pages of a book or the musical numbers of a Disney cartoon. Over the years I’ve learned that one of the most important things you can think about when it comes to telling the story – especially telling it the right way – is where the story takes place. This is why when it comes to the story of your big day, choosing the right venue can be one of the biggest decisions you can make. I can’t gush enough about the best wedding venues in Saskatchewan, and the results that come from Saskatchewan wedding photography – capturing the story behind your romance!
Thinking about what kind of venue you want means thinking about all the different factors that go into making that choice. Are you a fan of a more rustic aesthetic? Something a bit more modern and elegant? Or perhaps all you want is to find the most unique space that you can possibly find, to make sure that your wedding stands apart from all others. Regardless of your specific criteria, this list of my top 5 Saskatchewan wedding venues manages to have something for everyone.
Elk Ridge Resort, Waskesiu
The Elk Ridge Resort in Waskesiu somehow manages to walk a fine line between elegant and rustic. Its cabins and lodge are all top-to-bottom wood and windows, with modern amenities and pristine views of either the pond (which is an amazing space for an outdoor ceremony) or the boreal forests that surround the resort. In fact, the grounds are so beautiful that the area is recognized by the Audubon Society for its landscape and wildlife that surrounds it.
With a four-star spa, a saltwater pool, 27 holes of golf, and a prime location less than an hour away from Prince Albert, the Elk Ridge Resort provides an all-encompassing experience for both you and your wedding party. As a Prince Albert wedding photographer, I have to say that it is definitely one of my all-time favorite spots to catch a golden hour!
The resort, with its large grounds, amazing lodges and cabins, is ideal for both intimate and larger wedding parties. It can accommodate up to 200, but it’s truly suited for somewhere between the 20-60 range. With its range of accommodations running the gambit from private cabins to a full-scale lodge, you’ll find all the comforts you need here!
Candle Lake Golf Course
The Candle Lake Golf Course wedding venue in Saskatchewan is one of the area’s premier all-inclusive resorts, and when it comes to weddings this is the place where you can go all out. It’s a large resort that has accommodations for up to 300 guests in a reception-style wedding ceremony in the largest ballroom.
If your vibe is more small and intimate, you can hold a wonderful outdoor ceremony along the lake. On-site dining from The Water’s Edge Restaurant and Lounge can be enjoyed while you relax during your stay, or you can hire them for on site catering of your entire wedding. There’s also an onsite cafe, the infamous Otter Bus onsite ice cream shoppe, and of course, renowned golf courses. You can take a look at the full breadth of packages Candle Lake has to offer here.
Flora Bora Forest Lodging
Earlier I mentioned that your vibe might lend more towards the unique. That perhaps for your wedding, you wanted something so out of this world or realm that you wouldn’t be able to find it at a typical resort or venue. This is why Flora Bora Forest Lodging wedding venue is prime on my list!
Flora Bora wedding venue is an entire yurt lodging community tucked deep into the boreal forests of Saskatchewan. A yurt is a circular tent that is meant to withstand extreme weather conditions, modeled after previous civilizations that existed hundreds upon hundreds of years ago. In today’s iteration, it is a way to experience the great outdoors without having to experience the intensity of the weather that exists in its greatness.
At Flora Bora, each yurt is fully furnished and decorated, so it’s like having a glamorous tree house in the middle of the forest, all to yourself. On top of that, because of the surroundings, Flora Bora wedding photography never finds a bad angle. Everything is picture-perfect.
The lodgings are small, and therefore this is most certainly made for a small, intimate, close-friends-only type of wedding. It’s located not far from Emma and Christopher Lake, giving you a space for a fun little day trip along the way, and because of close proximity, Flora Bora is considered one of the top wedding venues in Prince Albert.
Glen At Crossmount
While there are plenty of event spaces located on the grounds of the Glen at Crossmount, this venue actually made the list because of how amazing all the outdoor gardens are that surround the indoor ballroom. But, I’m going to start with the indoor ballroom just to slowly build the suspense!
The Glen at Crossmount wedding venue has the amazing Glenyon Hall wedding venue, which is literally wall-to-ceiling windows, with a ceiling filled with 7 crystal chandeliers that pick up every ounce of sunset and every bounce of golden hour. Beyond that, the space is a blank canvas with crisp white walls, deep wood floors and an elegant bar ready for partying!
Now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for, my own personal favorite part of the Glen at Crossmount is the outdoor garden directly adjacent to Glenyon Hall. The garden was specifically designed for ceremonies, with a paved brick walkway that lies directly between 6 flower beds, which are then surrounded by rows and rows of lavender, and an archway perfect for saying I do under. It’s the dichotomy between the two that makes Glen at Crossmount perfect for both small and larger parties. It’s also a dream for Saskatchewan wedding photographers. Or at least it is for me, I won’t speak for others!
Also, did I mention there’s a full-on cidery on the grounds? The Crossmount Cider company is located on the grounds, and offers full tasting tours as well as providing for events when needed.
Glass And Lumber
I love the idea of this new retro-rustic design that’s beginning to really make its way across the country. The combination of comfortable, down-home settings with a mixture of modern amenities creates a whole new experience – which is really why I love Glass and Lumber weddings so much.
Located in the Riversdale District of Saskatoon, the space is modern and industrial while remaining intimate, with dinner service events maxing out at 80 people and standing-only events maxing out at 100. During the warmer months, if you’re in the mood for a more intimate gathering, their outdoor patio can seat up to 24.
Glass and Lumber wedding venue really feels like the kind of space that is going to continue to become popular among those who are looking to get married. It’s a young, modern space that focuses on creating spaces that keep you feeling close to your wedding party throughout the big day.
Hopefully, by now, you’ve been able to take in all the features that these amazing Saskatchewan wedding venues have to offer! I can’t pretend that I don’t have a special spot in my heart for this area. There is so much natural beauty, so many fun, quirky places to visit, and so many views to take in. It’s a place that’s meant for adventures, no matter what kind of adventures you’re into.
It’s a place that I’ve spent so much time visiting and a place that I’ve spent so much of my time loving, which is why I feel especially equipped for the job of becoming your Saskatchewan wedding photographer! Feel free to reach out to me and I’ll get back to you immediately. Let’s start venue scouting together!