Crowsnest Pass Wedding Photography
Crownest Pass Wedding Locations
The Crowsnest Pass is one of the most beautiful mountain locations for a wedding in Alberta, but if you don't know the area it can be difficult to pick the right place for your ceremony. I've created this page to show off some of the fantastic outdoor and indoor locations available to make your mountain ceremony perfect!
Outdoor Wedding Locations in the Crowsnest Pass
From old growth forests to open mountain vistas, the Crowsnest Pass has gorgeous options for outdoor ceremonies.
April and Ed's ceremony location embraced the beauty of nature. Filled with wonderful autumn colour, they chose an intimate spot at Gladstone Mountain Ranch, surrounded by towering trees. The natural forest gave their wedding a very tranquil and romantic touch.
Gladstone Mountain Ranch also has ample space for larger wedding ceremonies. Michelle and Pieter wed in the clearing overlooking the mountains and explored the beautiful property for their portraits.
Freddie and Stef love the outdoors, so it was fitting they chose their favorite backroads camping spot near on Racehorse Creek as their wedding location. All of their family and friends came out with their "toys" and spent the weekend in the beautiful mountains celebrating the wedding.
Sometimes it's all about connections! Levi's parents operate Goat Mountain Get-A-Way so it was a natural fit for Heather and him to have their intimiate ceremony there. Just within view of Turtle Mountain and the famous Frank Slide, it was a stunning location in the woods.
Raylene and Mitchell wanted to get married in the forest. Their ceremony in Flumerfelt Park at the entrance to the Miner's Path in Coleman was the perfect way to make this happen! Crowsnest Lake was only a short drive away for the rest of their portraits before they headed back into town for their reception dinner at the Bamboo Bistro.
Tricia and Colin wanted to celebrate their wedding under the starlight, roast s'mores in the campfire, and have everyone dear to them camp at the event overnight. The Castle River Rodeo Grounds were the perfect venue. The grounds are far enough away to clearly see the night sky, but still close enough to the Crowsnest Pass that we could work our way through the community for their portraits.
Jim and Tennille's wedding ceremony was held at SpringBreak Flower Farm in Hillcrest, with great floral decorations and towering trees all around. Luckily the weather held out so the ceremony could stay outside, but the Garden Centre does provide an indoor space, just in case. The photos afterwards were perfect, with the first hints of autumn colours over the backdrop of the mountains.
Josh and Erika had their ceremony on top of the Pass Powderkeg ski hill, which gave us the chance to take some fantastic shots overlooking the town and mountains. Being on the top of the hill made for some incredible vistas!
The SpringBreak Flower Farm has a different feel in summer than in autumn with different varities of flower arrangements. Amanda and Jesse had their outdoor ceremony at the Hillcrest greenhouse in mid-summer just as the crab apples were growing on the trees. The couple also included their corgi in their wedding photos!
Steve and Wendy held their ceremony in a gorgeous clearing just behind the cabins at Crowsnest Mountain Resort. It was tranquil and intimate for their small wedding, with a wonderful view of the mountains and wide-open sky. Unfortunately this venue no longer takes wedding bookings, but hopefully it will again in the future!
Indoor Wedding Locations in the Crowsnest Pass
The Crowsnest Pass is not just for outdoor ceremonies either. There are some beautiful churches and secular venues available throughout the Pass if you want your ceremony indoors before enjoying the mountain air.
In the event of bad weather, the SpringBreak Flower Farm in Hillcrest provides a gorgeous greenhouse room covered in fresh flowers and twinkling lights. Colby and Allison were met with a downpour at the time they scheduled their outdoor ceremony but had a beautiful backup location waiting inside.
Michelle and Oscar started their day with an intimate ceremony in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Blairmore, a bright, cheery church with beautiful stained glass. Their photos outside were magical, one of our favorite mountain winter wedding shoots we've done!
Desirée & Craig worked their love of music into all parts of their wedding in Blairmore, including hosting their ceremony and reception at the historic Greenhill Hotel. They held the entire event at night, allowing us to go for night time portraits in the Frank Slide at sunset.
Jeff and Kayla also used the Catholic Church in Blairmore in an elegant ceremony with lots of attention to detail. They worked white, pink, and gold into all their decorations and even their candy table at the reception afterwards. Their outdoor photos had some amazing mountain summer sky!
Crowsnest Pass Wedding Portraits
You don't need to have your ceremony in the Crowsnest Pass to enjoy photos there! The Pass is an easy 90 minute drive from Lethbridge so it's absolutely possible to split your day between two communities.
Ceremony location is important, but the natural beauty of the mountains is worth the drive even if your location is somewhere else. Drew and Alyssa planned their ceremony in Lethbridge and drove out to the Miner's Path and the valley by Turtle Mountain for their photos. This is one of our favourite sessions; the drive was definitely worth it!