Planning the Perfect Patio Wedding

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Planning a wedding is not for the faint of heart with tasks such as having to narrow down your outfit options, pulling together your tablescapes, scouring the internet for the perfect photographer, attempting to find your favourite florist, and on it goes. But first comes the necessity of picking a venue, which often can be a feat in itself. If the two of you are looking to think outside the box and secure a venue that fully represents your personalities while   streamlining the process of the wedding day itself, Cilantro may be a great option. Keep reading for 3 reasons how we can help make your wedding day as special as possible.


cilantro-calgary-wedding-venue-mission-17th aveThe Setting

We can intimately accommodate you and your closest friends and family while offering a rustic and charming setting with a versatile mix of both indoor and outdoor function space. This allows you and your significant other to plan your dream wedding while ensuring there will be no limitations on your special day due to the Calgary climate.

Cilantro is able to accommodate ceremonies of up to 60 guests in the summer months, a sit-down dinner of up to 70 guests, and a cocktail reception of up to 100 guests. Having the convenience of your wedding events taking place in the same space is something that many couples cilantro-calgary-wedding-venue-mission-17th avefind desirable as it eliminates the complications of transit between venues. Our welcoming interior features intrinsic wood characteristics and romantic stained glass, and is perfectly suited for an indoor reception or a cozy cocktail hour.

Meanwhile, the flora-forward and romantic patio boasts glowing string lights, luscious trees, and succulent Virginia Creepers, making this a stunning and intimate spot to tie the knot. Due to the elegant simplicity of the patio and interior design, you are able to go as simple or elaborate as you want with your own décor to personalize your special day.


The Chef-Inspired Cuisine

The culinary team behind Cilantro has shaped a Californian-inspired menu with a Southwestern flare, turning out delicious housemade dishes for over 28 years. With a strong emphasis on sourcing local ingredients, Cilantro’s signature entrees each have their own distinctive taste and comforting feel that will leave you and your guests feeling satisfied.

Our chefs will be happy to work together with you to customize your ideal wedding menu to suit your vision. This includes hot and cold Canapés and carving stations for your cocktail reception, plated dinners with customized courses, and a variety of late night snack options to refuel your guests for dancing.

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Treat your guests to East & West Coast Oysters and Ancho Chili Glazed Lamb Popsicles during the cocktail reception while they relax with a glass of bubbly in hand. Next, indulge in a Four Course Dinner featuring our signature Wild Mushroom Soup, Rapini & Ricotta Ravioli, Alberta Beef Tenderloin, and Vanilla Bean Crème Brulée. Lastly, satisfy everyone’s late night cravings with Wild Board Sausage or Pear & Gorgonzola pizza accompanied by Charcuterie.


The Wine & Cocktail Menucilantro-calgary-wedding-venue-mission-17th ave

Lastly, we want to give you and your guests something delicious to sip on throughout the evening. Designed to balance perfectly with our locally inspired food menus, our dynamic and consistently-developing wine list offers you and your guests a global selection of hand-picked wines curated by CRMR Wine Director Brad Royale. We offer our couples a condensed version of our wine list to pick from initially, but we are also happy to work together to craft a customized selection.

Our drink offerings don’t end at wine – Cilantro’s bartenders work effortlessly to craft unique and delicious cocktails with a story. Treat your guests to our smooth and tart 500 Days Of Sour featuring Skyy Vodka, St. Germain Elderflower Liquor, Aperol, Lemon Juice, Grapefruit Juice, Egg White, and Orange Bitters. For a smokier option, order up the S & M with Famous Grouse, Nonino Amaro, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao, Orange Juice, and House Marmalade. Looking to add a more personalized touch? Our head bartender, Mike, is happy to sit down with our couples and dream up a delicious custom cocktail for you and your guests to enjoy.

Interested in celebrating your special day with us? Click here to see more information and to contact our Event Coordinator.

Thanks to CNC Event Design, Gathered Table Supply, Radmen Creative, Fall For Florals, and Yvonne’s Delightful Cakes for collaborating with us on this styled shoot.