Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue

Planning the perfect Calgary wedding starts by choosing the best venue.

Whether you’ve been engaged for a while or just got engaged, congratulations! Now, it’s time to start looking for the best wedding venue in Calgary. Choosing a venue is probably one of the first decisions you will make in your wedding planning process. While this is an exciting time, we understand that things can also feel stressful. We also understand that White Diamond may not be the first venue you have looked at. That’s okay!

To help make your life easier (which is something that we really like to do), we’ve created a list of questions that you should ask during any venue tour. These questions can help you determine whether a venue will actually suit your needs. That way, you make a decision that fits your preferences perfectly.

What services are included at the venue?

When you book a wedding venue, it is important to know what is included. For instance:

  • How many hours will you get a space?
  • Do you have to clean it yourself?
  • What is the open vendor policy?
  • Is there a cancellation policy?
  • Are there corkage fees?
  • Are there tables and chairs?

It is important to know what is included so that you can decide what you will need to bring or which service providers to hire.

If you choose to book your wedding at White Diamond, we are here to make everything as effortless as possible. In fact, we want you to feel like a guest at your own event! We offer decor services, catering, venue coordinator, and so much more. Let us take care of everything so that you can skip the stress and get your beauty rest instead!

Is the venue location convenient?

As they say in real estate, it’s all about location. The location of your event venue can impact the way that things go from start to finish. Some venues seem amazing until you find out where they are. Not to worry, if you are considering White Diamond, you can rest easy knowing our venue is located in the heart of downtown Calgary.  We’re within walking distance of major hotel chains such as The Westin Downtown Calgary, Calgary Marriott Downtown, Delta Calgary Downtown and other amenities.  As such, we are the perfect wedding venue for those who want the best possible location in Calgary!

What kind of catering services are available?

Not all wedding venues offer catering services. Many venues require you to book a catering vendor in the food department. However, venues that include catering can save couples time and money and help them avoid all kinds of stress.

At White Diamond, we have an incredibly impressive and diverse catered menu. We have an array of entrees, appetizers, desserts, gluten-free options, allergy-sensitive options, food for children, seasonal fruit displays, various beverage assortments, soups, salads, and everything in between!

Additionally, our venue offers buffet options or catered four-course meals with a team of experienced service staff. We also offer late-night snacks for wedding receptions. We have you covered in the catering department, no matter what you need. Does it get any easier?

Does this venue assist with wedding planning or coordination?

The planning and coordination of services can be complicated when trying to put together your wedding. Getting vendors to work together can be difficult for various reasons. Additionally, not all venues will work with all vendors. So what can you do? Well, one of the easiest ways to solve this issue is to choose an events venue that offers the most value for your money.

Once again, White Diamond has you covered. We offer a range of services to make your event planning easier. Need catering? We have your back. Need an open bar? No problem. Are you looking for assistance with decor? We have beautiful decor ready for you!

Will my budget fit the venue?

Knowing whether a wedding venue will fit your budget is also important. When you start talking to event venues in Calgary, one of the best things you can do is be open about your budgetary restrictions. If a venue is out of your price range, they will be able to let you know right off the bat. Be sure to find out what services a venue includes and factor that in before deciding if they are out of your budget.

For example, if you have set a certain amount of money aside to pay for catering, a DJ, decor, or other critical components of your wedding, ask the venue if they include the services. If a venue includes everything in a package deal, you may actually be able to save money by booking a more expensive venue. At White Diamond, we offer many of the services you need on a wedding day, all of which are bundled into your package price!  This includes decor, catering, and much more. Call to find out what we can do to help you plan your event around your budget!

How many guests will fit in the venue?

Size matters when it comes to booking a wedding venue. Luckily, White Diamond can accommodate anywhere from 100 to 500 people! This is the ideal venue size for most weddings. We also have chairs, tables, and everything you need to effortlessly plan your wedding.

What is the customer service like at the banquet venue?

Customer service is pretty important on your big day. Rude staff at a venue can make your wedding a miserable affair. At White Diamond, we will do everything in our power to ensure your customer service experience is an excellent one.

We want to give you nothing less than exceptional service. In fact, White Diamond was selected as the winner of the Best Indoor Wedding Ceremony Venue Award for venues that accommodate over 100 guests!

Let White Diamond become your go-to Wedding Venue in Calgary

White Diamond hosts everything from weddings to corporate events in Calgary. Whether you need the perfect event for birthday parties, graduations, or your wedding day, we have you covered. We host special events every year for the Calgary Stampede event as well! From medium-scale get-togethers to huge endeavours, we are the perfect large-scale events venue in downtown Calgary!

Take a look at our stunning decor with a virtual tour! Our beautifully orchestrated events are sure to leave you wowed. To book a tour in-person or learn more, simply email Or call us at (403) 951-4000.