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  • What is the capacity of the venue?
    We can accommodate up to 150 guests for a seated dinner under our uniquely designed outdoor venue roof.
  • Can the ceremony and reception both be held at the venue?
    Certainly! Yes, both the ceremony and reception can be held at our venue, providing a seamless and convenient experience for you and your guests.
  • What time can we party till?
    Certainly! You're welcome to enjoy the festivities until 2 a.m., following AGLC alcohol rules. Beyond that, we'll lower the volume to provide a serene atmosphere for those staying onsite.
  • Are you a year round facility?
    No, we operate as a seasonal facility and are open from May to October. This timeframe allows us to provide the best possible experience for events during the warmer months. Whether it's a spring celebration or a summer soirée, we look forward to hosting your special occasions within this timeframe.
  • What is the process to reserve the venue for our wedding date?
    Reserving our venue for your wedding is a straightforward process. Once you've chosen your desired date, our next steps involve sending you a contract and invoice. This ensures a smooth and efficient booking process, allowing you to secure your selected date with ease. We're excited to be part of your special day, and our team is here to assist you every step of the way.
  • Is there a coordinator or point of person available from the venue on the day of the event?
    Absolutely! We understand the importance of having a smooth and well-coordinated event. On the day of your event, there will be a dedicated coordinator or point person from our venue available to assist and ensure everything runs seamlessly. Whether it's coordinating vendors, managing logistics, or addressing any unexpected details, our on-site team is here to make sure your special day unfolds effortlessly. You can relax and enjoy the celebration while we take care of the behind-the-scenes details.
  • What is available for getting ready spaces?
    We've curated comfortable and well-equipped spaces for both the bride and groom to get ready on your special day. The bride's area is spacious, featuring plenty of mirrors, abundant natural light, and convenient outlets to ensure a perfect preparation experience. For the groom, we offer a similarly spacious area with comfortable lounges and assorted games, creating a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere as he prepares for the celebration. These thoughtfully designed spaces are meant to enhance the pre-wedding moments, providing both comfort and entertainment for the bridal party.
  • What is the backup plan for rain or bad weather?
    We've got you covered in case of unexpected rain or bad weather. Our venue is equipped with a contingency plan: the terrace, typically reserved for receptions, can seamlessly transform into a beautiful ceremony space. This quick and simple transition ensures that your wedding can proceed smoothly and elegantly, regardless of the weather conditions. Your peace of mind is our priority, and we're prepared to adapt to make your day as special as possible, rain or shine.
  • Is there on-site parking available, and how many cars can it accommodate?
    Certainly! We provide on-site parking for your convenience, and it can accommodate up to 100 cars. This ensures ample space for your guests, allowing them to comfortably park onsite and easily access the venue for your special day. If you have any specific parking needs or arrangements, feel free to let us know, and we'll work to accommodate them.
  • Is the venue accessible for disabled guests?
    While our venue was originally a private residence and has some minimal steps that make it challenging to install code-standard ramps, we are committed to doing our best to accommodate disabled guests. Although we may face some limitations due to the venue's original design, our staff is dedicated to making necessary arrangements and assisting in any way possible to ensure that all guests have a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Please feel free to reach out to discuss specific needs or concerns, and we'll work together to provide the best possible accommodations.
  • Do you allow pets onsite to play a part in our wedding day?
    Certainly! Your pets are more than welcome to be part of your wedding day festivities. However, we kindly request that they remain on a leash throughout the event. This precaution is in place to ensure the safety of both your pets and the local wildlife, as well as to prevent any unintentional encounters with bodies of water on the property. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in creating a safe and enjoyable environment for all.
  • Can we have an engagement photo shoot prior to the wedding?
  • Can we get married somewhere else on the property other than the spot facing the lake?
    Absolutely! If the spot facing the lake isn't your preferred setting, we offer a beautiful forest area as a second option for your wedding ceremony. We understand that each couple has their unique vision for their special day, and we're committed to providing you with options that suit your preferences.
  • What is the event clean-up process?
    The event clean-up process is straightforward and hassle-free. As the host, you are responsible for taking away any items or decorations you brought for the event. Additionally, we kindly request a final sweep of the yard to ensure that no garbage or items have been inappropriately disposed of. This simple and cooperative clean-up approach helps maintain the venue's charm and cleanliness, ensuring a positive experience for all. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping the space beautiful for future events.
  • Where is the closest town?
    The closest town to our venue is Barrhead, which is just a short 10-minute drive away. Barrhead offers local accommodations, floral stores, and other conveniences. If additional options are needed, Westlock is also accessible and is approximately 25 minutes away, providing further accommodation choices. These nearby towns ensure that you and your guests have easy access to amenities and services during your time at the venue.
  • Where's the closest Campground?
    The closest campground to our venue is Peanut Lake Campground, conveniently located right next door. If you or your guests are looking for a nearby camping option, Peanut Lake Campground provides a convenient and nature-filled accommodation choice. It's an ideal option for those who want to extend the celebration and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors during their stay.
  • What are Preferred Vendors?
    Preferred vendors are a select group of professional service providers or suppliers that have established a positive and trusted working relationship with our venue. These vendors are recommended based on their quality of service, reliability, and past successful collaborations. While clients are not obligated to choose from this list, opting for preferred vendors often ensures a smoother planning process, as these professionals are familiar with our venue's logistics and policies. However, clients are welcome to bring in their own vendors if they have specific preferences. The goal is to offer flexibility while providing guidance for an optimal event experience.
  • Do you provide a preferred wedding vendor list?
    Yes, we do provide a preferred wedding vendor list. This list includes a selection of professional and trusted vendors who have proven their expertise and reliability in working with our venue. While you are not obligated to choose from this list, these vendors are recommended based on their quality of service and positive experiences at our venue. You have the flexibility to bring in your own vendors if you have specific preferences, but our preferred vendor list serves as a helpful resource to simplify your planning process and ensure a successful event.
  • Can we bring in our own alcohol?
    Yes, you are allowed to bring in your own alcohol for the event. This option provides flexibility for you to select the specific beverages you'd like to offer at your celebration. If you have any specific requirements or questions related to bringing in your own alcohol, feel free to discuss them with our staff, and we'll work together to ensure that your preferences are accommodated in accordance with our policies and any relevant licensing regulations.
  • Can we bring in our own caterer, or do we have to use a preferred caterer?
    We understand that choosing the right caterer is a significant part of creating your perfect event. While we do have preferred caterers who have proven their excellence at our venue, you are not restricted to using them. You have the flexibility to bring in your own caterer if you have a specific preference or if there's a particular culinary team you'd like to work with. We aim to provide you with choices that align with your vision for the event, and our staff is here to assist and coordinate with your selected caterer to ensure a seamless and delicious dining experience.
  • Are there any local shuttle services
    We recommend checking our preferred vendor list for local shuttle services. We have curated a list of trusted vendors who have experience providing transportation services for events at our venue. These recommendations are there to make the process of arranging transportation for your guests more convenient.
  • How do I find out about availability?
    To inquire about availability, please contact our venue directly. You can reach us through email at to check on the dates you have in mind. Our team will be happy to provide information on available dates, answer any questions you may have, and guide you through the booking process. We look forward to assisting you in planning your special event!
  • Do I need to schedule a tour or can I just stop by?
    For an optimal and personalized experience, we require that tours be scheduled in advance. This ensures dedicated time to guide you through the venue, address your specific needs, and provide thorough information. Please contact us to arrange a tour, allowing us to accommodate your visit appropriately.
  • Can we visit the venue before the wedding day?
    Certainly! We encourage and welcome visits to the venue before the wedding day. To ensure that we can provide you with personalized attention and a comprehensive overview of the space, we recommend scheduling a tour in advance. This allows us to dedicate time to address your specific needs and answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to contact us to arrange a convenient time for your visit, and we look forward to showing you around the venue.
  • Do we have to visit the venue before booking?
    While we highly recommend visiting the venue before booking to ensure it aligns with your vision for the event, it's not mandatory. We understand that logistical constraints or other factors may limit in-person visits. In such cases, we can provide virtual tours, detailed photos, and answer any questions you may have remotely. However, visiting the venue in person allows for a more comprehensive understanding of the space and its potential for your specific event. Ultimately, the decision to visit before booking is based on your preferences and circumstances.
  • How far in advance do we need to book the venue?
    The ideal booking window for our venue can vary based on factors such as the time of year, the specific date you're considering, and the demand for our space. To secure your preferred date and ensure availability, it's advisable to book the venue well in advance. Popular dates during peak seasons may require booking a year or more ahead, while less busy times may offer more flexibility. We recommend reaching out to us at your earliest convenience to discuss potential dates and secure your reservation, especially if you have specific dates in mind.
  • What is the process to reserve the venue for our wedding date?
    Reserving the venue for your wedding date is a straightforward process. Here are the steps: Check Availability: Contact us to confirm the availability of your desired wedding date. Schedule a Tour: Arrange a tour of the venue to explore the space and discuss your specific needs. Receive Contract and Invoice: Once you've decided on a date and completed the tour, we'll send you a contract and invoice. Submit Booking Deposit: To secure your chosen date, submit a booking deposit. Typically, this is 50% of the total venue rental cost. Confirmation: Upon receiving the deposit, your reservation will be confirmed, and the venue will be exclusively yours for the specified date. Our team is here to assist you at every step of the process, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience as you plan your special day.
  • Does the venue have any liability insurance?
    Certainly! Our venue maintains liability insurance to safeguard against unforeseen incidents. This coverage is designed to protect both the venue and our clients in the event of accidents, injuries, or property damage during an event. While the venue carries its own insurance, we do require couples to purchase event day insurance. This additional coverage ensures that hosts are protected during their event. If you have any specific inquiries or need further details, please feel free to discuss this with our staff.
  • What do we need for Liability insurance, Licensing or Permits?
    To ensure a smooth and compliant event, you'll need the following: Event Insurance: We require obtaining event insurance for your celebration. One option is DUUO for comprehensive coverage. Liquor License: If you plan to serve alcohol, obtain a liquor license to comply with legal regulations. This ensures that you can responsibly provide alcoholic beverages during your event. These measures help create a safe and enjoyable environment for your celebration while adhering to legal and insurance requirements. Feel free to discuss any specific details or questions you may have with our staff to ensure a seamless planning process.
  • Is there a booking deposit?
    Yes, a booking deposit of 50% is required to secure your reservation. This deposit ensures the reservation of the venue for your specified date and is a standard practice to initiate the booking process. If you have any further questions or if there's anything else you'd like to know, feel free to ask!
  • Is there a damage deposit?
    Yes, we do require a damage deposit, and the amount is $2000. This deposit serves as a precautionary measure to cover any potential damages during the event. Following a thorough inspection post-event, the deposit will be refunded in full if no damages are identified. It ensures the preservation of the venue's integrity, providing a secure and well-maintained space for your celebration. If you have additional inquiries or need further details, please don't hesitate to ask.
  • Are there any additional cleaning or service charges?
    Our pricing includes basic cleaning services; however, additional cleaning charges may apply if excessive cleaning is required post-event. These charges would be discussed and agreed upon based on the specific circumstances. We aim to maintain transparency in our pricing and will communicate any additional cleaning or service charges clearly before they are incurred. If you have questions or would like more details on potential charges, feel free to discuss your specific needs with our staff.
  • What forms of payment do you accept?
    We accept payments in the following forms: Credit/Debit Cards: We accept major credit and debit cards for payment. Please note that a 2.3% charge applies to credit card payments. Bank Transfers: Bank transfers can be arranged for your convenience. E-Transfers: Send to with your invoice number mentioned in the message. Cash: Cash payments are also accepted. We strive to offer flexible payment options to suit your preferences. If you have any specific payment-related inquiries or requirements, feel free to discuss them with our staff.
  • Do you offer a payment plan?
  • What is the policy for cancellations and refunds?
    Our venue operates under a no-refund policy. Once a reservation is made and the booking deposit is submitted, it is non-refundable. We understand that unexpected situations may arise, but this policy is in place to maintain fairness and consistency for all guests. If you have concerns or unique circumstances, we recommend considering travel insurance or discussing specific situations with our staff, who will do their best to assist within the confines of the policy.
  • What additional costs can we expect?
    While our base package includes essential elements, there are additional costs for optional add-ons such as extra activities, large decor items, or dinnerware. These enhancements are optional and not mandatory, allowing you the flexibility to customize your celebration according to your preferences. If you have specific add-ons in mind or need details about potential additional costs, feel free to discuss your preferences with our staff, and we'll provide you with a transparent breakdown of any associated charges.
  • Are there any restrictions on decorations?
    Unleash your creativity! While we have minimal decoration restrictions, please observe the following: Limited Open Flames: Exercise caution with open flames, using enclosed holders or self-extinguishing candles. No Permanent Alterations: Refrain from any permanent changes to the property, including holes. Clean-Up Responsibility: Feel free to decorate, but kindly handle setup and removal to maintain the venue's charm. Biodegradable Confetti Only: Let's keep the grounds clean with only biodegradable confetti. These guidelines aim to ensure a safe, enjoyable environment. For specific plans or requests, discuss them with our staff, and we'll strive to accommodate your vision.
  • Are there any noise restrictions?
    While we want everyone to enjoy the celebration, we do have some consideration for noise to maintain a comfortable atmosphere for all. Please adhere to the following noise guidelines: • Volume Control After 2 a.m.: To be respectful to nearby surroundings and overnight guests, we kindly request that any loud music or noise be minimized after 2 a.m. These guidelines are in place to create an enjoyable experience for everyone. If you have specific concerns or if there are unique circumstances, feel free to discuss them with our staff, and we'll work together to find the best solution.
  • Can vehicles be left overnight?
    Absolutely! Vehicles can be left overnight, but only within the designated access period. If you have specific timing requirements or if there are any exceptional circumstances, please communicate them with our staff in advance so that we can ensure a smooth and accommodating experience for you and your guests.
  • Are there any restrictions on photography or videography?
    We believe in letting your creativity shine! Capture your special moments freely with no restrictions on photography or videography. Feel free to use drones, work with your chosen professionals, and get up close to the action. Your celebration, your way! If you have any unique requests or preferences, just let us know, and we'll do our best to accommodate your vision.
  • Is smoking allowed?
    Certainly! Smoking, including the use of any vapor products, is only permitted in the designated smoking area. We appreciate your cooperation in adhering to this policy to maintain a clean and safe environment for all guests. If you have any questions or need information about the location of the designated smoking area, feel free to ask our staff for guidance.
  • We are using a rental company. Can they drop items off or pick them up outside of the rental period?
    Certainly! To ensure a smooth process, any arrangements for the rental company to drop off or pick up items outside of the standard rental period should be pre-determined and agreed upon in advance. We value clear communication and coordination to meet your specific needs. Feel free to discuss your requirements with us, and we'll work together to finalize the details and make the necessary arrangements for a seamless experience with the rental company.
  • Can we have fireworks on the property?
    Certainly! We offer an add-on option for a 5-minute fireworks show that you can select to enhance your celebration. However, please note that bringing in your own fireworks is not permitted. We prioritize safety and want to ensure that any fireworks display is professionally handled to provide a spectacular and secure experience for you and your guests. If you're interested in adding this feature to your celebration, we'll coordinate the details to make it a memorable part of your special day.
  • Is camping allowed?
    Absolutely! Camping is allowed onsite, and we can accommodate 2 trailers and 5 tents within the venue site. Additionally, for larger camping needs, Peanut Lake Campground next door offers 18 stalls, providing extra space for those who wish to enjoy the outdoors during their stay. Whether you prefer the convenience of onsite camping or of the nearby campground, we aim to make your experience both enjoyable and accommodating.
  • How many onsite accommodations are available?
    We offer onsite accommodations for a total of 26 guests. The main cabin sleeps 10 people in double occupancy. Additionally, we have 6 glamping tents: two tents sleep 4 each, and four tents sleep 2 each, totaling 16 guests in double occupancy. For those who prefer camping, we also provide camp sites for tents and trailers. This variety of accommodations ensures that you and your guests have a comfortable and diverse range of options to enjoy your stay at the venue.
  • Are accommodations included in the rental price?
    Yes, the rental price includes the lodge, which can comfortably accommodate up to 10 people for one night. This offers a convenient and cozy space for you and your guests. If you're interested in additional options, such as glamping or extending your stay with extra nights, those can be added to enhance your experience. Our goal is to provide flexibility to meet your specific needs, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay during your event.
  • Where is the closest Hotel?
    The closest town to our venue is Barrhead, which is just a short 10-minute drive away. Barrhead offers local accommodations, floral stores, and other conveniences. If additional options are needed, Westlock is also accessible and is approximately 25 minutes away, providing further accommodation choices. These nearby towns ensure that you and your guests have easy access to amenities and services during your time at the venue.

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