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Hotel Arts

Calgary , AB
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LOCATION

119-12th ave
Calgary, AB CA T2R 0G8 (map)
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ABOUT US

Original, contemporary, inspiring Begin your new journey surrounded by contemporary creativity. Hotel Arts is the ideal place for your wedding with stunning spaces, sumptuous menus and... Read more
Original, contemporary, inspiring Begin your new journey surrounded by contemporary creativity. Hotel Arts is the ideal place for your wedding with stunning spaces, sumptuous menus and intuitive service that will help make your day perfect. Each wedding should be an original experience—we know what to do. To learn more about planning your special day at Hotel Arts, please contact Brian Brownlee, Wedding Manager, at 403.206.9563 or via email at bbrownlee@hotelarts.ca. Read less

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1972
When was your venue last renovated?
2009
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
City, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
600
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
6
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
185
Number of suites
34
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
0
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Jessica
Wedding:
8/5/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough great things about Hotel Arts. Brain, the event planner was an absolute dream to work with and the staff was more courteous, helpful, accountable and professional than I ever could have dreamed. The food was exceptional, our guests gave us rave reviews, and the ambiance was absolutely perfect. Hotel Arts is a gorgeous venue and I would absolutely encourage any couple to book their wedding here - they truly go the extra mile to make your wedding even more special and memorable.
I cannot say enough great things about Hotel Arts. Brain, the event planner was an absolute dream to work with and the Read more...
I cannot say enough great things about Hotel Arts. Brain, the event planner was an absolute dream to work with and the staff was more courteous, helpful, accountable and professional than I ever could have dreamed. The food was exceptional, our guests gave us rave reviews, and the ambiance was absolutely perfect. Hotel Arts is a gorgeous venue and I would absolutely encourage any couple to book their wedding here - they truly go the extra mile to make your wedding even more special and memorable. Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
5/11/2013
4.8/5.0
Amazing wedding venue!! The staff is very professional and easy to work with, the location is perfect, and the food was fantastic (we had several comments from our guests that the food was the best they have ever had at a wedding). The venue itself is by far one of the nicest in Calgary - both the reception room and the hotel.
Amazing wedding venue!! The staff is very professional and easy to work with, the location is perfect, and the food was Read more...
Amazing wedding venue!! The staff is very professional and easy to work with, the location is perfect, and the food was fantastic (we had several comments from our guests that the food was the best they have ever had at a wedding). The venue itself is by far one of the nicest in Calgary - both the reception room and the hotel. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Beautiful hotel and totally worth the price! Great food!
Beautiful hotel and totally worth the price! Great food!
Beautiful hotel and totally worth the price! Great food! Read less
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noodle
Wedding:
11/20/2011
4.8/5.0
Husband and I absolutely loved working with Brian Brownlee at Hotel Arts - in fact everyone from the GM to the Valet staff were amazing to work with. Brian was an absolute dream (our initial wedding venue went out of business) but Brian gave us assurance that a month and a half was an easy timeline to plan a whole new wedding - forget those crazy people who do this a year in advance. Brian and his team absolutely went above and beyond to create a great wedding experience.
The venue space is your basic hotel space (but they have Spectrum 4/5 which has beautiful high ceiling with great chandeliers). They feature nice neutral colours and the chairs aren't your tacky banquet chairs they are a lux velvet type. The public spaces outside of the boardrooms are amazing and make the perfect backdrop for photographs.
Room service wasn't overpriced like other hotels - so I had a great breakfast in my room while I was getting ready for the big day. Raw bar has amazing food.
Lastly the food served at the wedding was absolutely amazing! We still have guests telling us how that was the best meal they've had at a wedding - or ever! We can clearly see why the cost is what it is.
The hotel was very flexible with me just dropping in an taking a look at the facilities and events that were going on at the hotel (of course prior to the event when no one was there).
We will defiantly be going back to Raw bar to eat again and again as it's similar to the food served at the wedding.
Husband and I absolutely loved working with Brian Brownlee at Hotel Arts - in fact everyone from the GM to the Valet staff Read more...
Husband and I absolutely loved working with Brian Brownlee at Hotel Arts - in fact everyone from the GM to the Valet staff were amazing to work with. Brian was an absolute dream (our initial wedding venue went out of business) but Brian gave us assurance that a month and a half was an easy timeline to plan a whole new wedding - forget those crazy people who do this a year in advance. Brian and his team absolutely went above and beyond to create a great wedding experience.
The venue space is your basic hotel space (but they have Spectrum 4/5 which has beautiful high ceiling with great chandeliers). They feature nice neutral colours and the chairs aren't your tacky banquet chairs they are a lux velvet type. The public spaces outside of the boardrooms are amazing and make the perfect backdrop for photographs.
Room service wasn't overpriced like other hotels - so I had a great breakfast in my room while I was getting ready for the big day. Raw bar has amazing food.
Lastly the food served at the wedding was absolutely amazing! We still have guests telling us how that was the best meal they've had at a wedding - or ever! We can clearly see why the cost is what it is.
The hotel was very flexible with me just dropping in an taking a look at the facilities and events that were going on at the hotel (of course prior to the event when no one was there).
We will defiantly be going back to Raw bar to eat again and again as it's similar to the food served at the wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
Hotel Arts was on the higher end of our budget, but picking them as our reception venue was one of the best decision we made!
The food was AWESOME! Everyone still talks about how great the buffet dinner was months after the wedding!
Brian (event coordinator) was accommodating and able to give suggestions and change some things to best match our budget.
They also give you a free room that night for the bride and groom - which was a plus!
Hotel Arts was on the higher end of our budget, but picking them as our reception venue was one of the best decision we Read more...
Hotel Arts was on the higher end of our budget, but picking them as our reception venue was one of the best decision we made!
The food was AWESOME! Everyone still talks about how great the buffet dinner was months after the wedding!
Brian (event coordinator) was accommodating and able to give suggestions and change some things to best match our budget.
They also give you a free room that night for the bride and groom - which was a plus! Read less
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Tacita
Wedding:
7/17/2010
4.7/5.0
The staff at the Hotel Arts are amazing - they assign a planner to work with you to coordinate your event. I found them extremely professional and helpful. The food was amazing and they delivered on ambiance and experience. Work of advice - make a realistic estimate for food and drinks - their menu is downloadable, so sit down and do your homework before you sign the contract. I knew that my guests wouldn't be drinking that much at the wedding as it was the THIRD night of partying and I just barely made my minimum. Know your crowd and budget.
The staff at the Hotel Arts are amazing - they assign a planner to work with you to coordinate your event. I found them Read more...
The staff at the Hotel Arts are amazing - they assign a planner to work with you to coordinate your event. I found them extremely professional and helpful. The food was amazing and they delivered on ambiance and experience. Work of advice - make a realistic estimate for food and drinks - their menu is downloadable, so sit down and do your homework before you sign the contract. I knew that my guests wouldn't be drinking that much at the wedding as it was the THIRD night of partying and I just barely made my minimum. Know your crowd and budget. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
1.1/5.0
Nearly everyone we dealt with at Hotel Arts was amazing with the exception of the entire team devoted to the banquet side of things. Unfortunately, those are the people responsible for executing the hard work of the rest of their team. When they fall short, it makes the entire event fall short. Brian and the other managers have all been wonderful, there is nothing more we could ask of them... except perhaps to hire a whole new banquet team. The food was great, but delivered in poor time. Our entire cocktail reception between ceremony and dinner was a disaster and massive waste of money because they were so terribly slow at delivering the food and beverage - that our people assumed there was no food and drink to be had! So our guests left, to go get a snack and a drink, when we had already paid for food and drink for everyone... I had to leave our photo-shoot mid-way through when word starting getting back to us about what a failure it was... upsetting is an understatement. To compound matters, they 'lost' our belongings that had been left behind in our spectrum for the night, they cleared the tables INCLUDING our wedding favours just after dinner while our party was in full swing before anyone had a chance to enjoy them, and they smashed the top tier of our cake up when they crammed it in a container that was too small... even though our baker left behind a box marked "top cake" for the very purpose of storing / protecting the cake. It really seemed like the people on duty the night of our wedding did not give a s#!t about anything.
Nearly everyone we dealt with at Hotel Arts was amazing with the exception of the entire team devoted to the banquet side Read more...
Nearly everyone we dealt with at Hotel Arts was amazing with the exception of the entire team devoted to the banquet side of things. Unfortunately, those are the people responsible for executing the hard work of the rest of their team. When they fall short, it makes the entire event fall short. Brian and the other managers have all been wonderful, there is nothing more we could ask of them... except perhaps to hire a whole new banquet team. The food was great, but delivered in poor time. Our entire cocktail reception between ceremony and dinner was a disaster and massive waste of money because they were so terribly slow at delivering the food and beverage - that our people assumed there was no food and drink to be had! So our guests left, to go get a snack and a drink, when we had already paid for food and drink for everyone... I had to leave our photo-shoot mid-way through when word starting getting back to us about what a failure it was... upsetting is an understatement. To compound matters, they 'lost' our belongings that had been left behind in our spectrum for the night, they cleared the tables INCLUDING our wedding favours just after dinner while our party was in full swing before anyone had a chance to enjoy them, and they smashed the top tier of our cake up when they crammed it in a container that was too small... even though our baker left behind a box marked "top cake" for the very purpose of storing / protecting the cake. It really seemed like the people on duty the night of our wedding did not give a s#!t about anything. Read less
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