A Bear and Bison Inn

 Weddings

Andrea Justine Photography

Wedding Packages

Bear and Bison

Unforgettable

Wedding Package

A hassle-free outdoor location for your rocky mountain wedding ceremony. A Bear and Bison Inn is an intimate venue featuring fabulous food and service. We provide a beautiful natural picturesque setting for your wedding with a rustic mountain feel and specialize in hosting receptions and other occasions. All this plus our exclusive inn rental for you and all your guests to enjoy.

Group Weddings

One, Two and Three Day Group Wedding Packages Include:

(This package includes the following as of July 01, 2019)

  • Full use of the Inn and all 10 guest rooms and public rooms each night and day (starting at 3:00 p.m. on the day of arrival for Bride and Groom and finishing at 10:30 a.m. on the day of departure) ​

  • Our famous 3 course crystal and china served breakfast each morning for all guests staying at the inn​

  • A picnic lunch on your wedding day for all guests staying at the inn​

  • Partial wedding planning services, which we do through our very customized 6-page wedding itinerary. We will help with suggestions for service providers and your timeline on the wedding day.

  • Onsite ceremony

  • Marriage commissioner​

  • Outdoor gazebo chairs​

  • Gazebo décor set up and take down​

  • Indoor backup plan​

  • Offsite ceremony options

  • Signing table​

  • Speaker for music and microphone for speeches​

  • Hostess on hand throughout your wedding day. Specifically, for coordination of the day's events​

  • Delivery of favours to the rooms​

  • In house table décor including table linens, china, glassware, cutlery and more

  • Afternoon coffee and cookies, day of the wedding

  • Full catering options* 

  • Plated dinner menus*

  • Casual buffet menus*

  • Bridal suite

  • Dance floor

  • Service staff

  • Reception room setup and take down

  • Licensed bar can be open from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.*(You decide what we serve and when we serve, See your itinerary for details).

  • Bar services* options can include champagne toast, signature drink, open bar, toonie bar, house wine, specialty wine, house beer, specialty beer, premium liquor

  • Bartenders

  • No minimum bar spend

  • Cake cutting (no fee)

  • Screened and trusted vendor list

  • Parking

  • Booking year round

  • Once wedding package is booked 50% off your stay at the inn and a complimentary two-hour wedding planning session included. (Sunday through Friday stays only)

  • Using our experience to ensure you're planning everything, the way you want in a way that takes care of your ideas and your guests in the best possible way, whilst respecting your budget and our mountain weather. We want to make your special day come true.

 

*Please see menus for pricing and choice selection options, as well as seating and planning guides

*See below for our mid-week special pricing and extended stay offers*

Low season from $4880.00  Shoulder season from $5800.00  High season (Including long weekends and holidays) from $11900.00

*See below for our mid-week special pricing and extended stay offers*

To secure your chosen wedding dates  we do ask for a 25% deposit which can be paid by e-transfer, cheque, Visa or MasterCard.

Bear and Bison

Unforgettable

Onsite Ceremony & Hosting

Facilities and capacity

 

Our facilities include both indoor and outdoor spaces, making your event versatile in its setting. This gathering space and events venue can accommodate 46 seated guests for an intimate wedding and up to 70 guests standing Silver Service menu.

Bear and Bison

Unforgettable

Availability and Pricing

2019 Inn Group Rental

Availability and Pricing

Weekend dates 2019
(Friday/Saturday)

November 1st & 2nd

November 8th & 9th

November 15th & 16th

November 22nd & 23rd

November 29th & 30th

December 6th & 7th

December 13rd & 14th

December 20th & 21st

December 27th & 28th

2 night weekend
Friday / Saturday

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

6,980.00

Reserved

7,980.00

6,980.00

7,980.00

2 night mid week
Sunday / Monday

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

5,980.00

6,480.00

Reserved

5,980.00

7,980.00

3 night mid week
Tuesday / Wednesday

/Thursday

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

6,980.00

7,980.00

Reserved

6,980.00

7980.00

All our group rates INCLUDE full use of the Inn and all 10 guest rooms and public rooms.

To secure your chosen wedding dates  we do ask for a 25% deposit which can be paid by e-transfer, cheque, Visa or MasterCard.

2020 Inn Rental

Availability and Pricing

Weekend dates 2020
(Friday/Saturday)

January 3rd & 4th

January 10th & 11th

January 17th & 18th

January 24th & 25th

January 31st & February 1st

February 7th & 8th

February 14th & 15th

February 21st & 22nd

February 28th & 29th

March 6th & 7th

March 13rd & 14th

March 20th & 21st

March 27th & 28th

April 3rd & 4th

April 10th & 11th

April 17th & 18th

April 24th & 25th

May 1st & 2nd

May 8th & 9th

May 15th & 16th

May 22nd & 23rd

May 29th & 30th

June 5th & 6th

June 12th & 13rd

June 19th & 20th

June 26th & 27th

July 3rd & 4th

July 10th & 11th

July 17th & 18th

July 24th & 25th

July 31st & August 1st

August 7th & 8th

August 14th & 15th

August 21st & 22nd

August 28th & 29th

September 4th & 5th

September 11th & 12th

September 18th & 19th

September 25th & 26th

October 2nd & 3rd

October 9th & 10th

October 16th & 17th

October 23rd & 24th

October 30th & 31st

November 6th & 7th

November 13rd & 14th

November 20th & 21st

November 27th & 28th

December 4th & 5th

December 11th & 12th

December 18th & 19th

December 25th & 26th

2 night weekend
Friday / Saturday

Reserved

5,980.00

Reserved

5,980.00

Reserved

5,980.00

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

6,980.00

6,980.00

6,980.00

6,980.00

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

7,980.00

Reserved

8,980.00

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

9,980.00

Reserved

11,980.00

12,980.00

Reserved

Reserved

13,980.00

Reserved

13,980.00

Reserved

12,980.00

12,980.00

12,980.00

11,980.00

11,580.00

10,980.00

10,480.00

9,980.00

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

2 night mid week
Sunday / Monday

Reserved

4,980.00

4,980.00

4,980.00

Reserved

4,980.00

5,980.00

5,980.00

5,980.00

5,980.00

5,980.00

5,980.00

5,980.00

5,980.00

5,980.00

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

6,980.00

Reserved

7,980.00

Reserved

7,980.00

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

12,480.00

12,480.00

12,480.00

11,980.00

10,980.00

Reserved

Reserved

10,980.00

9,580.00

8,980.00

8,480.00

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

3 night mid week
Tuesday / Wednesday

/Thursday

 

Reserved

4,980.00

5,980.00

5,980.00

5,980.00

5,980.00

Reserved

Reserved

7,480.00

7,980.00

6,980.00

6,980.00

6,980.00

6,980.00

6,980.00

Reserved

Reserved

7,980.00

7,980.00

8,480.00

8,980.00

Reserved

Reserved

9,980.00

Reserved

10,980.00

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

13,980.00

13,980.00

12,980.00

Reserved

12,980.00

11,580.00

11,980.00

10,980.00

10,480.00

9,980.00

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

Reserved

All our group rates INCLUDE full use of the Inn and all 10 guest rooms and public rooms.

To secure your chosen wedding dates  we do ask for a 25% deposit which can be paid by e-transfer, cheque, Visa or MasterCard.

Bear and Bison

Unforgettable

Wedding break down examples

All our wedding package pricing includes accommodation for you and your guests. The majority of our bride and grooms usually do not pay for the accommodation portion for their guests. We have shown a seasonal example of what you can expect to pay for your wedding package portion when the guest pays for their own accommodations.

One Night Example Breakdown:

 

Low Season 2 night wedding $5880.00 (see below for availability)

Your guests pay $180.00 per room.

Bride and Groom pay only $2280.00

Shoulder Season 2 night wedding $7800.00 (see below for availability)

Your guests pay $250.00 per room. Bride and Groom pay only $2800.00

High Season 2 night accommodation wedding price $9800.00 (see below for availability)

Your guests pay $275.00 per room. Bride and Groom pay only $4300.00
 

***Please note there is a 5% GST 4% LEVY and 2% DMF taxes on room rates and 5% gratuities not included on package pricing in these examples.

Two Night Example Breakdown:

 

Low Season 2 night wedding $5880.00 (see below for availability)

Your guests pay $180.00 per room.

Bride and Groom pay only $2280.00

Shoulder Season 2 night wedding $7800.00 (see below for availability)

Your guests pay $250.00 per room. Bride and Groom pay only $2800.00

High Season 2 night accommodation wedding price $9800.00 (see below for availability)

Your guests pay $275.00 per room. Bride and Groom pay only $4300.00
 

***Please note there is a 5% GST 4% LEVY and 2% DMF taxes on room rates and 5% gratuities not included on package pricing in these examples.

Three Night Example Breakdown:

 

Low Season 2 night wedding $5880.00 (see below for availability)

Your guests pay $180.00 per room.

Bride and Groom pay only $2280.00

Shoulder Season 2 night wedding $7800.00 (see below for availability)

Your guests pay $250.00 per room. Bride and Groom pay only $2800.00

High Season 2 night accommodation wedding price $9800.00 (see below for availability)

Your guests pay $275.00 per room. Bride and Groom pay only $4300.00
 

***Please note there is a 5% GST 4% LEVY and 2% DMF taxes on room rates and 5% gratuities not included on package pricing in these examples.

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Bear and Bison

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Menu Options

Plated Service Menu

Bear and Bison

Unforgettable

Menu Options

Cuisine

No wedding can be truly unforgettable without great food. The cuisine options offered include :

Silver Service Menu
Sit Down Menu
Christmas Dinner
Buffet
Casual BBQ
Gourmet Pizza Dinner
Mexican Buffet
Indian Curry Buffet
Mediterranean Buffet
Gourmet Hot Sandwich Menu    
Cocktail reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Cold Canapes
Hot Canapes
Cheese and Fruit Platter
Mixed Deli Platter
Assorted Cold Cuts and Cheese
Nachos
Fruit Platters
Vegetable Platter
S'mores Set Up
Weiner Ser Up
Midnight popcorn
Dessert

Allergies and dietary restrictions aren't an obstacle.

Silver Service Menu

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Plated Service Menu

Casual Service Menu

Bear and Bison

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Wine & Liquor Sales Options

2019 Wine & Liquor Sales

 

Our In-house wine selection is provided by “The Cellar Door Canmore” their business is open to the public for tasting and is located beside the Inn.  The selection held at the Inn varies each week but is always new and exciting.

We can offer our guests the opportunity to bring in your own Wine by the bottle, if prearranged and for a corkage fee of $18.50 per 750 ml. bottle. All wines must be purchased In Alberta and unfortunately cannot be homemade wine or spirits.

 

House White Wines, 750ml                                                                                                           $42.50

House Red Wines, 750 ml                                                                                                              $46.50

Sparkling Chardonnay, 750 ml                                                                                                       $43.50

Premium French Champagne, 750 ml                                                                                               $185.00

Domestic / North American Beer & Coolers ~ our standard selection is Kokanee, Grasshopper                                     Traditional, Coors light, Smirnoff ice, Twisted Tea                                                                               $6.75

Premium / North American Beer & Coolers ~ Sleemans Honey Brown, Motts Caesar, Corona

                                                                                                                                                    $7.50

Import Beer ~ Guinness, Strongbow

                                                                                                                                                    $8.95

Soda in Cans ~ Coke, Diet Coke, Ginger ale, Sprite,

Barq’s Root beer, Tonic water, Club soda                                                                                           $2.95

                                                                                      

Assorted Mixes, 1ltr jug ~ Mott’s Clamato, Tropicana Orange Juice                                                     $15.75

                                                                                                       

Bottled Water, 500 ml                                                                                                                    $2.25

Bottled Juice, 300 ml                                                                                                                      $3.75

Red Bull in cans, 250 ml                                                                                                                 $4.75

Regular Spirits charged by the shot in your cocktails 1 oz shot

Smirnoff Vodka                                                                                                                              $5.95

Butter Ripple                                                                                                                                  $5.95

Bacardi Rum                                                                                                                                  $5.95

Dark Rum                                                                                                                                      $5.95

Spiced Rum                                                                                                                                   $5.95

Bombay Gin                                                                                                                                  $5.95

Crown Royal                                                                                                                                 $5.95

Jagermeister                                                                                                                                  $5.95

 

 

Liqueurs & Premium Spirits charged by the shot in your cocktails 1 oz shot

Baileys                                                                                                                                          $8.50

Kahlua                                                                                                                                          $8.50

Grand Marnier,                                                                                                                             $8.50

 

Disaronno                                                                                                                                     $8.50

 

Glenfiddich                                                                                                                                   $8.50

Patron Silver Tequila                                                                                                                       $8.50

Northern Harvest Crown Royal                                                                                                        $8.50

Bear and Bison

Unforgettable

Frequently Asked Questions

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Fruit and Cheese Platter

Number of guests   
From 2 to 70

Maximum Capacity
70

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Q: What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 

A: 2

 



Q: How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

A: 2 Event Spaces, 10 Hotel Rooms on site.
 

Q: What kind of settings are available?

A: Indoor and Outdoor uncovered
 

 


Q: What events does your venue service?
A:

Ceremony
Reception

Elopements
Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

 

Q: What catering services do you offer?
​A:
Silver Service Menu
Sit Down Menu
Christmas Dinner
Buffet
Casual BBQ
Gourmet Pizza Dinner
Mexican Buffet
Indian Curry Buffet
Mediterranean Buffet
Gourmet Hot Sandwich Menu    
Cocktail reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Cold Canapes
Hot Canapes
Cheese and Fruit Platter
Mixed Deli Platter
Assorted Cold Cuts and Cheese
Nachos
Fruit Platters
Vegetable Platter
S'mores Set Up
Weiner Ser Up
Midnight popcorn
Tastings
Dessert

Allergies and dietary restrictions aren't an obstacle.

Q:What bar services do you provide?
A:

Bartender(s)
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty beer

 

Q: What event items are available?
A:

Centrepieces
Dance floor
Ceremony gazebo decor
Furniture
Lighting
Chairs
Tables

 

Q: What food and beverage items are available?
A:

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware

 

Q: What transportation and access is available?

A: Onsite Parking
 

 


Q: Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

A: Included in the wedding package

 

 


Q: What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies?

A: Included in the wedding package price

 

 


Q: What is included in the ceremony part of the wedding package?
A:

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Chairs
Signing table

 

Q: What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

A:$35.00

 


Q: What is included in the cost of wedding catering?
A:

Cake cutting
Server(s)

 


Q: What is the starting price per person for bar service?

A: No minimum spend

 

 


Q: Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
A:

Limited bar
Open bar
House beer
Specialty beer
House wine
Specialty wine
Champagne toast
House liquor
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Bartenders

Q: Can we rent the venue without accommodations?
A: No, we do not offer venue only packages

Q: Do you have a cake cutting fee?
A: No, we do not charge a cake cutting fee. The cake will be served on a cake table.

Q: Can we bring our own alcohol?
A: No, A Bear and Bison Inn must supply all the alcohol with the exception of wine. If you would like to bring your own wine a corkage fee per bottle applies.

Q: What time is last call?
A: Last is call is at 1:00am, and all guests must have cleared the venue by 2am.

Q: Can I bring my own decor?
A: Yes, you are more than welcome to bring in some of your decor, but we do encourage you to let us know before you buy your items. For example plastic rose petals are not allowed and real rose petals are allowed.

Q: Do you have a preferred vendors list?
A:We recommend local photographers, hair and make-up artists, commissioners, florists and cake artists. However, you are welcome to bring in your own personally chosen vendors as well. As list of local vendors can be found on our website. Here is the link to that page.

Q: What are your table configurations?

A: Depending upon your number of guests. We find that your numbers will change right up until check in, and usually the numbers drop from your initial guest list, often by as much as 15%.

 

Groups up to 28 people will be served on one long table

  • Groups from 29 to 33 will be served either on two tables, (see below) or on an L shaped table.

  • Groups from 33 to 38 will be served on two tables, for 38 chairs we would do 28 on one table and 10 on another for our maximum of 38

  • Groups of 39 to 46 will require 38 on the main level and a table of 8 in the mezzanine overlooking the main room.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Confirming your group wedding stuff

Please feel free to email any questions, ideas or thoughts you may have.

We are so pleased that you have decided to host your wedding with us at A Bear and Bison Inn.

Thank you for trusting us with your very important day!

 

Please email us the date ranges that are preferable for you, and we will work out the best options to suit your needs. We do take group wedding package bookings 1-2 years in advance.

As part of our wedding coordination services, we will send a document which contains a list of questions in the form of an itinerary. This document is designed to ensure that all the relevant details of your wedding are thought of and organized in the form of a timeline. Nothing is set in stone and we can design the celebrations specifically to your thoughts and dreams.

 

To secure your group wedding reservation we do ask for a 25% deposit which can be paid for at the time of confirming by e-transfer, cheque, Visa or Master Card. The remainder is due 3 months prior to arrival.

 

1.  If payment is by E-transfer, please ensure it is in Canadian Funds, please send us a quick email after you have made the transfer. Please make transfer payable to A Bear and Bison Inn email info@bearandbisoninn.com.

 

2. If mailing a Cheque, please ensure it is in Canadian funds and would you send us a quick email to tell us it is on it's way. 

Our mailing address is:

A Bear & Bison Country Inn,

705 Benchlands Trail,

Canmore, Alberta, T1W 3G9

Canada.

 

3.  If paying by credit card please feel free to call us on 1-403-678-2058 to advise us which card you would like to use. There is a 3% service charge for payment by credit cards and we accept either: Visa or Master card for Wedding celebration payments.

Payment & Contract ~

 

After our initial consultation we will provide an estimate with the total expected cost of your wedding.  All items, known to date will be on this estimate. If you have any questions please ask.

 

Please note the following taxes, and service gratuities as detailed in your estimate, 5% gst, 4% atl, 3% dmc, 10% service gratuity, and a 8% f&b gratuity on any additionally ordered f&b. As well as a 15% booking fee on any exterior services organized by a Bear and Bison inn.

 

 A 25% non-refundable* deposit  will be paid to secure the Inn for your exclusive wedding celebration reservation.

 

 Three months prior to arrival, the remainder of the Group Wedding package is due.

 The final estimate will be sent as soon as full details have been discussed and menus have been chosen.  This amount will be due 30 days prior to the wedding date.

 

 After the initial deposit is paid we offer a 7 day change of mind, change of date, grace period. After 7 days the 25% deposit is non-refundable, all other future deposits are non-refundable upon payment and are payable by cheque or bank transfer (less any monies expected from your guests for their rooms, as instructed by the Bride and Groom).


The final total cost of the wedding will not be known until the final morning due to inventory of bar services this is usually an incidental amount and can be settled upon check out. In which case, any outstanding amounts or credits will be paid or returned.

 

The bill is the responsibility of the Bride & Groom, however if you are planning to ask your guests to contribute to the cost of rooms or food etc. please let us know how the collection of their contribution would be best arranged for ease and convenience to everyone. Guest payments will be accepted at check out.

 

As soon as we have all the questions clarified we will make final arrangements and resend the finished itinerary for your approval.  With this in place we can coordinate all activities and celebrations without the need to disturb you. All you need to do is sit back and enjoy each other.

We are very much looking forward to taking care of you and your family and friends.

 

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