Price when Bennett Centre catering is ordered: $1250
Price without catering (no kitchen access): $1500
Outside area only and washrooms for up to 5 hours: $800
Special Events and Wedding Catering Menu 2020
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. Wedding parties are also permitted to use outside catering but no kitchen access is available for the outside catering company.
How does dinner work?
For dinner, you have the choice of one main entrée which is served buffet style.
Is liquor allowed at this venue?
The venue rental includes a corkage fee; however, you are responsible for acquiring a liquor license and providing it to the Bennett Centre staff in advance of the event day.
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.
"We had a such a lovely experience at the Bennett Centre. Rick was very helpful and so were the evening staff that were available to us. The outside space was a beautiful blank canvas for us to create our vision and as such, many guests commented on it being the most beautiful wedding they had attended. The rooms inside available for our use were helpful for those needing to prep for the wedding or change afterwards for more casual visiting. Overall, we found all the staff, especially Rick and Megan, to be very helpful and accommodating. We highly recommend the Bennett Centre, especially the outside space, to anyone looking for an event venue."
-Angele & Darren, July 2019
"Our wedding at the Bennett Centre was just as we had hoped, and more! As former Edmontonians who now reside in Montreal, we wanted our wedding to be in Edmonton so we could celebrate with our family and friends from the community, and in the city where our life together began. Since the Edmonton river valley holds great sentimental value for us, we had hoped to find a wedding venue in this setting, with plenty of green space, where both the ceremony and reception could be held. We also wanted our wedding to be a retreat over several days in a welcoming space where we could spend time with our guests.
The Bennett Centre met all of these requirements, and so much more. From the beginning of our search, which started just over a year before the event, Megan and Rick were incredibly helpful in providing us with all the information we needed and addressing our concerns.
Approximately 150 guests attended our wedding, and a number of them stayed at the Bennet Centre throughout the 4 days of our event, which included preparation and the festivities. During this time, the Bennett Centre staff attended to all of our needs with great care and competence. Our group used many of the Bennett Centre's facilities: the outdoor space, the dining hall, sleeping quarters and bathrooms, and we found all of these to be comfortable, well-maintained and clean throughout our stay.
Many of our guests commented on how lovely the setting and facilities were, and what a perfect spot it was for our event - we were happy to have hosted them in such a great and unique place.
We truly appreciate the Bennett Centre's efforts to ensure that our event ran smoothly and that all of our needs were met. We wish the team all the best, and hope that many more couples and groups will continue to enjoy this venue in the future as much as we did.
Thank you for everything."
-Uma & Neil, July 2019
"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