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Edmonton’s Wedding Venue

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Where planning
and hospitality
say “I do”

Your union is special to us. We take the time to get to know your story, your vision and listen to your needs for your wedding ceremony and reception. We pride ourselves on partnering on every aspect of your planning journey, so each touchpoint is seamlessly accounted for. Leaving you to relish in the grandeur of your wedding. 

The success of a wedding day depends on those who truly care.

Stunning & Intimate

OC Spaces

The Grand Hall

Understated yet extraordinary, the Grand Hall opens up through mahogany double doors to a 24” high ceiling with golden drapes and marble pillars. Highly adaptable and always stunning, the Grand Hall is where good taste and romance abound.

The Grand Hall transforms into a stunning celebration space. The picturesque garden is your backdrop for family photos or a champagne reception. From simple to spectacular, the space can be fashioned according to your inspiration.

  • 24′ floating high ceilings with natural or controlled lighting and pillar-free sightlines
  • Banquet rounds seating for 50 to 350 guests
  • State-of-the-art built in sound & presentation system
  • 20’ x 21′ dance floor
  • Chiavari chairs for guest tables, Louis chairs for the head table
  • Complimentary gold Jacquard table skirts, crystal votives, and vases

The Foyer

The foyer is our most distinctive space, architecturally rich, with a profound ambiance, making a modern first impression to last a lifetime.

  • Spacious marble Foyer perfect for cocktail receptions
  • Built-in 1300 gallon aquarium with Koi fish
  • Grand piano
  • Handcrafted mahogany bar
  • State of the art Italian espresso machine
  • European granite café tables

Bridal Lounge

Unwind here with your bridal party prior to the ceremony – a precious time to prepare the last details as the significance of the day settles in. An uplifting and spacious lounge with a private entrance, ensuite kitchenette and bathroom, and a range of lighting options – perfect for make-up, photos, and more.

  • Complimentary Bridal Lounge with private entrance
  • Leather lounge seating area
  • Elegant marble bathroom
  • Black granite and stainless kitchenette

Grooms Quarters

Just the right place to meet with your best man to prep as the excitement of the day takes over, knowing that the bride is just footsteps away from meeting you down the aisle. A well-appointed executive-style boardroom flooded with natural light, if time permits there’s a large screen TV at your disposal. 

  • 12 person boardroom
  • 65″ Smart TV
  • High back ergonomic chairs
  • Natural light

The Garden

Our landscaped and enclosed garden is a brilliant setting for your cocktail hour and for photos. Enchanting in any season, our couples love that they don’t need a second location for photography.

  • Large private courtyard
  • Raised outdoor stage
  • Lilypond with 2 waterfalls
  • English lawns, prairie flora, herbs

Carefully Curated

OC Wedding Collections

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All-Inclusive
Ceremony & Reception

The perfect full-service wedding collection if you plan to have your ceremony and reception at The OC. Our all-inclusive service features exclusive use of our venue, the expertise of our planning team and includes catering and bar packages provided by our partner, Stir Catering. View Collections Guide

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All-Inclusive Reception

For those who wish to have their ceremony at another location , we offer an all-inclusive collection that handles the rest of the details. Our all-inclusive service features exclusive use of our venue, the expertise of our planning team and includes catering and bar packages provided by our partner, Stir Catering.

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A La Carte

Our A la carte collection gives you exclusive access to The OC venue and the expertise of our planning team. What sets this collection apart is that you can choose from any one of our catering partners to maximize your choice of service style and menu options. View Collections Guide

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Small Intimate Weddings

Designed for these unusual times, our all inclusive Small & Intimate Wedding collection offers you and your closest family and friends exclusive access to The OC venue, the expertise of our planning team and artisan menu options by Stir Catering. Look forward to a safe, seamless and special day as we take care of all the details.

Booking now for 2021.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, definitely! Most of our clients choose this option. We set up for the ceremony in the grand hall, the curtains are open flooding the space with light. After the ceremony, your guests move to the garden or foyer while our crew prepares the hall for the reception.

Our caterers provide a professional bar service and their bartenders are in full compliance with Alberta Liquor Laws. Most of our caterers provide several options for your bar, including host, cash, or toonie bar. Alternatively, you can bring in your own liquor. However, due to liability reasons, we cannot allow you to provide your own bartenders. However, you will be responsible for obtaining your own liquor license, which should cost approximately $25.00. The license will have to be provided to your chosen catering company.

Upon confirmation of your booking with The Oasis, you will be assigned an experienced in-house wedding coordinator, who will assist you in planning your event. They will be in contact with you throughout the planning process and be in attendance on the day of your wedding, making sure everything runs smoothly.

Usually, the initial planning meeting takes place within one year of your chosen wedding date. It usually requires between 2 and 4 meetings to arrange all the details, as well as regular email and phone contact. Your wedding coordinator will help you plan your timeline, wedding ceremony and reception itinerary, décor detail, and much more.

For our All-Inclusive Collections, we work with Stir Catering to provide and manage your menu creation, preparation and service.

For our A la Carte Collection, our “preferred catering list” offers a range of menu options and service styles.

Connect with us to explore your options [email protected]

Most of our clients (95%) don’t hire someone for decor because we include so much!

  • Gold Chiavari chairs (for all guest dining tables)
  • Up to 16 Gold Louis padded chairs for head/family tables
  • Gold table skirting
  • Head table charger plates (gold or silver)
  • Easels for your complimentary event poster and seating chart
  • Custom colored up-lighting
  • Table numbers on stands
  • Gold mercury votives / Crystal candle votives
  • Cylinder vases
  • Centerpiece charger plate (gold or silver)
  • Ivory aisle runner
  • A tulle tie with flower clip across the aisle
  • Silver cake riser (round or square)
  • Flower clips for our team to swag the head table and cake table
  • All Inclusive Collections include Linens & Napkins

 

We always keep an eye out for small details and really have you in mind in making everything as beautiful as possible. We also provide fresh flowers in the foyer and washrooms and on any side tables, as well as chocolates & nuts along with a bottle of champagne in the Bridal Lounge for your enjoyment while getting ready.

Your decor items
Additionally, we will decorate your head table and cake table, place out your favors, your flower petals (if preferred), your items for your guest book table, your cake cutting set, any personal signage (bar menu, etc.) that you may bring, and position your centerpieces on the guest tables and/or aisle markers along the center aisle for your ceremony. If they are simple enough, we will even assemble your centerpieces for you!

Please talk to your wedding planner for more details.

Yes! We highly recommend people take advantage of our stunning and award-winning gardens. Some of the most popular ways include taking wedding and family photos, having a champagne reception following the ceremony, or by surprising guests for a late-night snack with one of Edmonton’s food trucks.

General Information

The first steps to booking our venue are a mini-consult by phone and a venue tour. Then, to start the booking process, we will send you a quote and rental agreement which includes the non-refundable deposit information.

When you are ready to secure your date, simply send us your signed quote and rental agreement and connect with us to make arrangements to pay your deposit. 

Once we have the signed paperwork and the deposit is paid, the date is yours!

Upon confirmation of your booking with The Oasis, you will be assigned an experienced in-house wedding coordinator, who will assist you in planning your event. They will be in contact with you throughout the planning process and be in attendance on the day of your wedding, making sure everything runs smoothly.

Usually, the initial planning meeting takes place within one year of your chosen wedding date. It usually requires between 2 and 4 meetings to arrange all the details, as well as regular email and phone contact. Your wedding coordinator will help you plan your timeline, wedding ceremony and reception itinerary, décor detail, and much more.

We now have the ability to accommodate up to 375 guests for a seated dinner reception (on our gold chiavari chairs). Each of our 5 ft. round tables seat 8 – 10 guests. The head table on the stage can seat up to 12 people.

Our regular wedding packages pricing applies to weddings for up to 120 people. However, The Oasis Centre is perfectly equipped to hold weddings with a guest list of up to 375 people for sit down reception dinners, and 450 for standing cocktail/ appetizer receptions. If you are planning to have more than 120 guests, an additional charge of $8.00 per person plus added rental will apply.

While we include so much in our wedding collections, there are some services you are still responsible for booking, including your own DJ, florist, cake supplier, photographer and wedding officiant.

Please ask for our Recommended Vendor listing.

Catering and Bar

That depends on which of our collections you choose. We offer both All Inclusive, exclusive use of our venue, artisanal catering and planning support, and A la Carte, venue plus planning, options in our wedding collections.

For our All Inclusive Wedding Collections, we work with Stir Catering to provide and manage your menu creation, preparation and service.. 

For our A la Carte collection, you can choose from our “preferred catering list” which includes a range of service styles for various cuisines and budgets. Please note a 10% catering consideration fee will be added to your final catering bill before tax and gratuity to cover your use of our dishes and flatware.

View our Wedding Collections Guide for more information on our catering options.

Our caterers provide a professional bar service and their bartenders are in full compliance with Alberta Liquor Laws. Most of our caterers provide several options for your bar, including host, cash or toonie bar. Alternatively, you can bring in your own liquor and pay the required corkage fees for glassware, pop, juice and bar condiments to the catering company. However, due to liability reasons, The Oasis cannot allow you to provide your own bartenders. You will be responsible for providing your own liquor license, which should cost approximately $25.00. This will all have to be provided to and run through your chosen catering company. Please talk to your caterer for more details.

Food trucks are an easy way to make the end of the night memorable for your guests. We do allow you to book a food truck vendor for a late lunch or midnight snack, and they can park in our beautiful garden for a late night surprise for your guests.

Feel free to ask you wedding coordinator for an up-to-date listing of Edmonton’s food truck scene.

Timeline

The Oasis ceremony and reception collections includes the ability to begin your ceremony any time from 2:30 pm onwards, with no additional charges. Guests can begin to arrive at 2:00 pm.

However, our Small Intimate Weddings may have other timelines, please enquire for details.

 

You will have access to the Bridal Lounge and Groom’s Quarters any time after 1:00 pm on the day of your wedding. Earlier access is based on availability and subject to charges of $250.00 per half hour.

Please enquire for our Small Intimate Collection timeline. 

The Oasis wedding collections have a comfortable 1:00 am event end time. This gives an hour from 1:00 am to 2:00 am for you to gather your personal belonging (gifts, cake, leftover liquor etc.) and vacate the building. You may extend your event past the regular end time of 1:00 am upon approval to either 1:30 am, or latest 2:00 am. There would be an additional charge of $300.00 per half hour. Additional charges for extended staffing (i.e. coat check) may also apply. You cannot extend your evening the night of your event.

Feel free to ask you wedding coordinator for an up-to-date listing of Edmonton’s food truck scene.

Please enquire for our Small Intimate Collection timeline. 

The Oasis wedding collections include an on-site wedding ceremony rehearsal with your wedding coordinator. This usually takes place two days before your wedding day. You can place a hold for your preferred rehearsal time slot at any time. Based on availability, your coordinator will confirm the date and time five weeks before your wedding.

The comprehensive rehearsal includes a full walk through with music, your bridal party, etc. so you and your family are comfortable and well prepared for the day. The rehearsal usually takes a little over an hour, and concludes with a brief tour of the facility so you and your bridal party know where everything will take place on the big day!

Usually it works best to drop off the essential items at the time of your rehearsal. Please confirm with your wedding coordinator to make specific arrangements.

We ask that you pre-arrange with family or friends to help gather and clear out all personal belongings (such as wedding gifts, décor elements, wedding cake, leftover liquor, etc.) at the end of the event. You have a full hour to pack everything up, usually starting at 1:00 am and completing no later than 2:00 am.

Your assigned Oasis wedding coordinator will be on site on your wedding day, to make sure everything runs smoothly and all is prepared as planned by the time you and your guests arrive.

Your event coordinator is very hands on the day of, making sure all the details of the day are taken care of, so you can focus on enjoying your special day.

At some point later in the evening (typically after your grand entrance for dinner), an evening event manager will take over for the rest of the night, to ensure all runs smoothly until the end of your event. Please talk to your coordinator for more details.

Décor

Our All Inclusive wedding collections include ivory satin table linens and napkins. If you would like to upgrade to speciality linens or overlays we have several trusted suppliers we can refer you to.

Our A la Carte wedding collections does not include table linens or napkins, only gold table skirting. However, most of our preferred caterers include elegant basic ivory damask linens and a variety of colors for napkins in their catering packages. 

We offer glass cylinder vases for flowers or other decor elements to create beautiful centre-pieces. We also offer two other styles of vases you may choose to incorporate as well.

We do not provide a discount if you do not use certain items or have less than 120 guests.

Rentals

All the Oasis Wedding Collections are quite comprehensive, but you may decide you would like to add on some items from our Oasis “Add-ons” list or bring in some additional rental items.

The Oasis has compiled a list of recommended service providers or rental companies that we have successfully worked with and we are glad to share with you. Please see our recommended vendor PDF for contact information and more details and ideas.

Please Note: The Oasis Wedding Collections include a substantial, but specified amount of event and décor set-up.

Additional outside rentals that require more extensive unboxing, set-up or labour outside of what’s included in the package, may incur additional charges.

Some examples of costs included in the package are:

Placement and removal of gold Chiavari chairs for guest tables, gold and ivory Louis chairs for the head table, table linens, overlays, table runners, specialty tables, straightforward centrepiece assembly

Some examples of what’s not included and may incur additional charges:

Setup and takedown of extensive additional draping (not on our add-ons list), extensive boxing and unboxing of rental items, chair ties/buckles, rental charger plates, etc.

Please feel free to check with your wedding coordinator for more details, and to discuss possible delivery & pick up times.

Paperwork

Rental Contract

Upon confirming your booking by placing the deposit on your chosen wedding date, you will have signed our Oasis event rental agreement. We keep a copy of that in our file for reference, along with the original signed quote. We suggest you also keep a signed copy for your records.

Marriage license

To get married in Alberta, you need to obtain a marriage license to pass on to your wedding officiate. You can apply for this license at any registry, but no earlier than three months before your wedding date. Please contact any registry for further details.

Liquor license

Depending on the bar arrangements you make with your chosen caterer, you may be required to provide a liquor resale license for the bar service. If you are providing the liquor, you will be required to obtain a liquor license for the full duration of your wedding. Please speak to your caterer and check with the AGLC for more details.

Insurance

The Oasis Centre requires a copy of a special event liability insurance policy for the day of your wedding, and must include your rehearsal time.

Minimum liability coverage of 2 Million (with alcohol coverage, if alcohol is served) is required per occurrence, and the certificate must be in your name with The Oasis Centre as an additional insured. Cost for this insurance policy typically ranges between $175.00 and $250.00 (please refer to your rental contract for more details).

You are welcome to use your own insurance broker, or we can refer you to a provider. The policy must be submitted to your wedding coordinator one month before your wedding date. Your wedding cannot take place if you have not provided us with this document.

In addition to the required basic liability coverage, you may want to consider purchasing additional “Wedding Guard” insurance, to protect you from many adversities that could affect your perfect day, including cancellation from most causes beyond your control.

WeddinguardTM policies cover bridal attire, rings, wedding photos and video, presents, wedding cake and flowers, wedding stationery, rented property, loss deposit, wedding cancellation expenses, honeymoon cancellation expenses, as well as general and liquor liability for three 24hr periods.

Packages start at $200.00. Please ask for a referral.

Invoices

After your initial booking and payment of the non-refundable deposit, the next payment is due 90 days before your wedding. At this point, we ask for payment of the remaining balance to date.

During the week before your wedding, we will invoice any items you might have added in the final planning stages in the three-month lead-up to your wedding, along with the catering consideration fee.

Damage deposit

The day prior to your wedding or at your rehearsal, The Oasis requires a credit card for a damage deposit of $1,000.00. This will be a pre-authorization only, and covers the deductible of your liability insurance.

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Our events align with provincial & city recommendations for physical distancing and face coverings and display high regard for staff and patron health and hygiene combined with the ease and elegance that we are known for.

Weddings: We offer a range of intimate ceremony and reception options for between 15 and 50 guests for 2021 and up to 350 guests for 2022. Contact us to discuss your ideas: [email protected]

Other Events: Contact us by email if you’d like to know more about how we can partner with you to create your  event and align with the local & national COVID-19 requirements: [email protected]

 

Enquiries

Our virtual office is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Contact us by email for a quick question or to schedule a mini-consult by phone; [email protected]

 

Bookings

We are accepting bookings for 2021 and 2022. Some date availability is subject to our ability to postpone existing bookings.