Weddings

The St. Albert Botanic Park is a beautiful oasis of trees, flowers, and pastoral scenes which makes the perfect place for your marriage ceremony or photographs. The circular Rose Garden, with its beautiful granite fountain and hundreds of fragrant roses blooming in the summertime, is a lovely ceremony venue.  The trellis, gazebo and adjacent Shade Garden provide exquisite backdrops for your photographs. A short walk through Crabapple Lane to the Cottage Garden provides many photo opportunities along the way.

Celebrate your wedding in the gardens and create an event that will be forever treasured by all those who attend. Please Note:  We only book weddings outdoor in the Rose Garden from June 1st through the second weekend of September.  In 2018, Saturday wedding ceremonies will be booked at pre-set times - 10 am  to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm.

The maximum capacity in the Rose Garden is 120 people.

Review and signing of SABP’s Rental Agreement, plus a deposit of 50% of the total rental amount and $200 refundable damage deposit are required to confirm a booking. To check dates, view the booking calendar here.

Cost Breakdown

Wedding Ceremonies 

(your rental will be for 3 hours)

$600 Rose Garden
$725 Rose Garden and John Beedle Centre
$800 Rose Garden, JBC and kitchen

Chairs $3.25 per chair - includes set-up

Prices are subject to change without warning. This will not affect current bookings.

Professional Photography

The St. Albert Botanic Park, its many flowers and features are a perfect backdrop for professional engagement, wedding or family photos. We book two hour photo sessions (photographer not provided) with only one photo booking at a time permitted in the Park.  This is necessary to avoid conflict with other rentals and disappointment if we have to ask you to leave because of another booking.  

Please Note:  On Saturday, there will be no Photo Sessions booked between the hours of 9:30 am and 5:30 pm.  This time frame is reserved for Wedding Ceremonies booked in the Rose Garden.

Photo Sessions must be booked in advance, no exceptions. 

Photography sessions - $150 (2 hours)    No damage deposit is required for photographs.

 

Please Note

Climbing or standing on the Rose Garden Fountain, the Rock Wall and the Water Feature is not allowed.  Rocks are slippery and these features were not constructed to support the weight of individuals.  We have signs posted to stay off of these features and we ask that you respect them.

Advise your photographer that we will ask you to leave the Park if you are found standing or climbing on any of these features for your photography session.  

As we are a garden with an extensive variety of plant specimens that we wish to protect, we ask that visitors do not walk, stand in or run through the individual flower beds.

Dogs are not allowed in the Botanic Park except for service dogs.

John Beedle Centre

Named after one of our founding members, the John Beedle Centre has a Multi-Purpose Room that is perfect for meetings, presentations or small parties. You can also book access to our kitchen, keeping your event simple with everything on site. All caterers welcomed.

The capacity of the space is 50 people seated with tables and 60 people seated without tables or standing, no exceptions.

Cost Breakdown

Weekday Rate  (Monday-Thursday) $30/hour (minimum 3 hours)
Weekend/Holiday (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) $60/hour (minimum 4 hours)
Weekday Daily Rate (8 hours) (Mon-Thurs) $225 and $30 for each additional hour
Weekend/Holiday Daily Rate (8 hours) $450 and $60 for each additional hour
Kitchen $75

Prices are subject to change without warning. This will not affect current bookings.

Review and signing of SABP’s Rental Agreement, plus a deposit of 50% of the total rental amount and $200 refundable damage deposit required are required to confirm a booking. To check dates, view the booking calendar here.

Guided Tours

Guided tours can be booked for groups; please contact us for cost and guide availability.

Book your tour around what you would like to see blooming at the Park:

  • Crabapple Lane - gorgeous pink and white blossoms completely cover each tree: mid-May
  • Lilac Lane - about 60 lilacs bloom in the West Park; we have the largest collection of lilacs in one location in western Canada: late May to mid-June
  • Rose Garden - hybrid tea roses are planted in early spring giving a colourful backdrop to our beautiful new fountain. As the hardy roses begin to bloom, the Rose Garden only becomes more stunning as the summer progresses: late May - late August
  • Cottage Garden - at any time during the season visitors can see something blooming among our assortment of perennials. Whether it is a small, shy bleeding heart or a big, bold, blue delphinium, this ever-changing garden is a must-see: mid-May - September
  • Peony Bed- large flowers engulf each plant, hinting at the first signs of summer: late June - early JulyShade Garden - an interesting compilation of hardy plants that do not need full exposure to the sun: mid-May - early September
  • Asiatic Lily Beds- four beds dedicated just to Asiatic lilies put on quite a show when they are in full bloom: mid-July - mid-August
  • Daylily Beds - splashes of colour on these hardy perennials continue throughout the summer: mid June - late August
  • Hydrangea Bed - started in 2012 as an experiment to test various kinds of hydrangeas exposed to nearly full sun: late July - mid August
  • Dahlia Bed - this breath-taking annual display of a variety of different cultivars will put anyone in a feel-good, summertime mood. Our volunteers plant, care and store the dahlia bulbs every year!: late July - first frost

While you’re here don’t forget to check out our new Welcome Garden by the patio, Front Entrance Gardens, Flowering Shrub Bed, Xeriscape Garden, and many more.  A Guided Walking Tour brochure is available in the Gift Shop for those wishing to stroll through the Park at their leisure.

For more information or to book your event, please contact the Rental Coordinator. Phone 780-458-7163, e-mail sabotpk@telus.net or contact us here.