Coutts Centre Weddings

We’ve been photographing at the Coutts Centre for Western Canadian Heritage for over a decade…when it was just a quiet little farm owned by the late Jim Coutts. We’ve watched the property evolve to the stunning wedding venue it is today, and are always in awe of the beauty of this rural piece of heaven. We know all the best nooks and crannies for incredible photos.

Elope under the cave of trees, as the Southern Alberta breeze wafts around you as you say your vows. With perfectly manicured lawns and a smorgasbord of floral colours, you will be blown away by the beauty of the Coutts Centre for your Shotgun Wedding.

It is an explosion of colour for three seasons a year, with the fourth as a winter wonderland. If you’d like to book your Shotgun Wedding here, it’s a wise move. Clearly it’s stunning, but it also has a huge gazebo to have your ceremony under if it rains.

For 2022-23 elopements, the Coutts Centre is only available Monday-Thursday from May until the end of September. The $2000 package includes the property for an hour, seating for your guests, and a beautiful, rustic archway: in addition to the officiant, photographer, and venue rental. The package allows for up to 15 people (including the couple) with the $2000 package. For 16-25 people, it’s an additional $200. From the end of May to the beginning of October, there are washroom facilities available.

Your package includes your Alberta marriage commissioner (or we can help you organize the Temporary Marriage Commissioner License and a friend can legally marry you), Loree Photography as your photographer and use of the stunning property for your one-hour celebration. Approximately 15 minutes of your package will be your ceremony with the remaining 45 minutes for photos of the two of your (and your guests if you wish).

To see some of Loree Photography’s wedding photos at the Coutts Centre, check out this blog post.

Want to see a total amateur, iPhone video where I give you a running commentary and tour of the property? Of course, you do! Check it out.