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Calgary Restaurant's for Wedding Reception??

jessjab | Jul 3, 2011 07:08 AM

Hi all,
We are getting married in Calgary next summer, and are looking for places to have our 100 person wedding reception. We have narrowed it down a little, but please if you have any other suggestions for me to look into let me know!
The key things that are making it hard are that there will be minors, my fiance REALLY wants a pub style feel with pool tables etc to make it more interactive.
We will not be eating there (BBQ lunch during the day) , just appies later on. I know that this is where places make their money so it might be hard to book them just for their space and drinks on a prime Friday or Sat night. Also, now location is not such a big deal as long as our guests have easy access to hotels and cabs as people will be drinking.
We do not want a traditional reception in a hall or banquet room, and I am not interested in decorating so the place must have its own atmosphere and decor.

Here is our short list:

Saltlik (has pool tables!)
Bears Den
West Restaurant (LOVE rooftop patio)
Teatro - Opera Room
Belgo Brasserie
Molly Malone's (if minors allowed...)
Kilkenny (if minors allowed...)

Has anyone had experience with any of these venues? I would also like to know if I am dreaming to think that we could do this at any of the said venues for under $3000? We may contribute money towards the cost of drinks but guests will be on their own for their drink tabs.
Thanks Calgarians, we appreciate the help!

-Jessjab

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Belgo Brasserie
501 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1G1, CA

Teatro Restaurant
200 8th Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0K7, CA

Bears Den
254028 Bearspaw Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3L 2P7, CA

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