The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise111 Lake Louise Drive Lake Louise, Alberta
Resting on the shores of dazzling Lake Louise, enveloped by the snow-frosted peaks of the Canadian Rockies, The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise blends old world charm with elegance and European savoir faire. Since the early 1890s, when it opened as a rustic summer retreat, this Alpine paradise within Banff National Park has turned into a haven for explorers, royalty, Hollywood stars and generations of travelers in search of true adventure in a luxurious setting.
Most of the year, the surrounding mountains and lush valleys are a playground for hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikers and whitewater enthusiasts alike. In the winter months, downhill and cross-country skiing, dog sledding, skating and ice climbing are just a few of the activities that entice guests.
Beyond the spectacular locale and the array of adventures it offers, the Chateau’s graceful architecture, upscale amenities and award-winning hospitality make it the ultimate destination for a dream wedding, any season. The resort’s Conference Service & Catering Team give spersonalized attention to every nuptial occasion, arranging dinner menus, entertainment, table settings and anything in between. The team can also orchestrate accommodations. Guests stay in 550 rooms and suites featuring alpine accents, modern furnishings and striking lake or mountain views, many also featuring private terraces and whirlpool baths. In addition, couples receive a list of local event planners, florists, musicians, photographers and officiates, all handpicked by the Chateau.
Intimate ceremonies and receptions are best accommodated in the elegant Lefroy, Alpine or Sun Rooms, the Larch Lounge or outdoors on the Victoria or Lakeview Terraces, each space boasting its own distinctive design elements and views. Grand celebrations of up to 350 guests are typically set in the European-style Victoria Room, while groups of up to 750 people enjoy the new Mount Temple Ballroom with its magnificent Heritage Hall reception area and Alpine Gallery, complete with soaring windows framed in stained glass.
Anytime during their visit, discerning travelers will appreciate the outstanding cuisine and Victorian-inspired decor of the Chateau’s six restaurants, among them Walliser Stube, Fairview Dining Room and Poppy Brasserie. Using the finest of ingredients, Executive Chef Dominique Guyot has spent years developing a menu of contemporary and intriguing dishes that reflect Canada’s unique heritage.