Weddings & Celebrations
We are proud to offer the largest hotel ballroom in downtown Calgary. Elegant and versatile, the Imperial Ballroom boasts 13,500 square feet of usable space, 21 foot ceilings with multiple hang points, pillar-free floor space and warm, inviting colours. From industry conferences to memorable gala banquets, the Imperial Ballroom easily converts into nine separate sections.
Choose our Stephen Room for impressive events on a slightly smaller scale. Floor-to-ceiling windows and original artwork, make this space an elegant room for classic receptions for 150 to 180 guests. An available air wall lets you divide this space into two sections. The Stephen Room also has access to the Grand Foyer.
Adjacent to the Imperial Ballroom is our magnificent Grand Foyer, ideal for a welcoming breakfast buffet, a pre-function cocktail reception or a feature location for exhibit booths. The space features several dramatic elements, including a grand skylight overhead that fills the space with an abundance of natural light. Colour-changing LED feature lighting provides glowing accents that can be themed to event colours. The Grand Foyer also includes a coat check and registration area.
Centre Street Rooms
Overlooking the Calgary city skyline, the Herald, Doll, Bannerman and Walker rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, flexible set up options and original artwork on the walls. Combine the two spaces to accommodate larger groups or use each room individually for more intimate gatherings.
Thomsons Social Hub
Perfect for the unconventional and bold occasions, Thomsons Social Hub is a unique space that features original sandstone walls and brick archways from the 1890s. Its old-world charm is matched with modern conveniences and advanced audio-visual technology. Highlight of the space is an interactive open kitchen.
Put your good taste on display at an event for 40 in The Gallery. Once reserved for talented artists to display their work, this space overlooks Stephen Avenue and boasts eclectic artwork and original sandstone walls.
Ideal for smaller functions, the four separate Neilson rooms are on a private floor of the hotel. Beautiful details such as natural lighting from windows overlooking Stephen Avenue Walk, original artwork and sandstone walls from historic Calgary buildings create an inspiring setting for productive gatherings. The two larger Neilson rooms are ideal for interactive training sessions, brainstorming or a meal for up to 60 people, while the two smaller rooms are perfect for board meetings and breaks for events for less than 20.
Elevated above the energy of the main lobby is The Balcony, an open-concept haven perfect for elegant receptions, pop-up meetings, and casual gatherings. Comfortable and versatile, The Balcony is outfitted with versatile seating, including sofas, armchairs and high-top tables.
Seating Arrangements and Room Setup
Most of our wedding venues can be set up to match your plans. We offer flexible seating arrangements that can maximize the space.
Dance Floor and Risers
These are fully mobile and adaptable to your specifications.
We can create a ceremony room arranged in a round or chapel style. Choose from our grand or intimate venues to find the one that suits your style.
Order of Events
From traditional to your unique vision, allow our events dream team to assist you in deciding the flow of your day.
Our on-site audiovisual partners can help you execute your ideas, from a slide show to special lighting.
Self-parking in our underground car park is available for your guests. Parking fees apply or may be covered by the wedding couple.
Let’s start the planning process. Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment.