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Weddings at the Bennett Centre


Conveniently located in the picturesque Cloverdale Community, the Bennett Centre is situated in the heart of Edmonton’s river valley parks system and is a unique, affordable location that offers indoor and outdoor space to host your wedding ceremony.

Want to see more pictures? Visit the Bennett Centre Facebook page

Contact the Bennett Centre for information and availability or to schedule a site tour: 780-468-1439, bennett.centre@epsb.ca 

Ready to book? The information we require is on our Wedding Agreement Form 2019-2020 (fillable)

Venue rental:

Price when Bennett Centre catering is ordered: $1250
Price without catering: $1500
Outside area only and washrooms for up to 5 hours: $800

Special Events / Wedding Catering Menu

Venue rental includes:                                                                                    

  • Corkage fee
  • Indoor washrooms
  • Tables and chairs set up
  • Parking lot
  • Fire pit
  • Beautiful outside grounds
  • Projector and laptop
  • Two changing rooms

*On-site catering and overnight accommodations available for an additional cost.

Outdoor canopy tent rental:

The Bennett Centre has a 20'x40' outdoor canopy tent available for a $600 rental fee and $500 damage deposit. The tent is self set-up and take down, with instructions and a map of set-up locations.  

The tent fits approximately 64 - 80 people seated at 8' rectangular tables, 64 people at 5' round tables, and 112 people for cathedral seating. 

*A deposit is required when booking is confirmed with Metro/Bennett staff. The balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to wedding.  



When are guaranteed numbers required?
The guaranteed number of guests attending is required 30 days prior to your wedding date.

Can outside food be brought in?
Bennett Centre offers an in-house catering service or the option to arrange your own catering. 

How does dinner work?
For dinner, you have the choice of one main entrée which is served buffet style.

How late can the reception go?
Outdoor weddings follow City of Edmonton park rules of quiet time at 11 PM. If using our inside wedding space we ask that guests and decorations depart no later than 1:00 AM.

Can we have a dance?
Yes you can. 

Do you provide any decorations to rent?
The Bennett Centre has a 20 x 40 canopy tent that is available for a $600 rental fee and a $500 damage deposit. We also have a wedding arbor for outside use you can use for free. Any other decorations and rentals must be provided by the wedding party.



"The Bennett Centre was the perfect venue for our wedding. We wanted something outdoors in a natural setting and we couldn't believe we found it tucked right into the city centre. It was a hidden gem and tons of our guests commented on how great it was. The staff at the Bennett Centre were extremely accommodating with all of our requests and it was a perfect backdrop for photos (the brick walls, architecture, trees, and river valley so close). We had our ceremony outside, cocktail hour by the pond, dinner under a huge, string-light filled tent, and then dancing inside. The flow of the space worked perfectly for us. We would definitely recommend the Bennett Centre for a couple wanting a unique, nature-filled setting for their special day."

-Ashley & Matt, August 2017


"While searching for a unique venue for my sister's wedding 3 years ago, someone suggested checking into the Bennett Centre. We contacted Megan right away to inquire about the possibility and were met with a warm welcome. We toured the facility and grounds. They were very accommodating when we requested a few suggestions for photo ops, etc. The caterers weren't available for the date we needed; however, they asked if we had any preferences and we did. They worked with our suggested caterer and it was a hit! The day arrived and we all worked well together. Everything turned out beautifully! It was the perfect setting for a smaller, intimate wedding. We highly recommend the Bennett Centre. Great staff to work with. Thank you again!" 

-Cara, August 2016