Conference & Event Services

Olds College is your ideal location for your next conference, convention, meeting or social event.

Conference Services

Whether your group is large or small, we invite you to come and enjoy a unique rural experience in the agricultural heartland of Alberta, conveniently located only 45 minutes north of Calgary International Airport and 90 minutes south of Edmonton International Airport. Olds is easily accessible just 5 km off of Highway QE2 which connects Edmonton and Calgary. Once your group is here, there is no need to drive as all meeting space, accommodations and activities are within a short walking distance.

Food Services

Catering Services

Catering is provided through our onsite food service provider, Chartwells. Guests can also enjoy a variety of menu choices at our main dining hall, Elements Dining Fusion.

View our Catering & Liquor Service Options

 

Weddings at Olds College

Whether your wedding is a large and elaborate extravaganza or an intimate gathering of family and friends, we invite you to come and enjoy a unique rural experience in the agricultural heartland of Alberta.

View our Wedding Services Package

Facilities & Venues

By coming to Olds, you will receive exceptional value without compromising the availability of state of the art technology, facilities, wireless connectivity and any amenity that you may require, making your event a truly memorable experience.

Alumni Centre

Alumni Centre

Features: 4000 sq ft banquet facility, accommodates 350 guests & a variety of seating styles, four ceiling mounted projectors and screens are available to rent which ensures easy viewing by all guests in attendance, technologically equipped with appropriate audio/visual components, surround sound and WiFi

Includes:

  • Sound System with cordless microphone
  • Stage, built-in bar, tables & chairs

Rental Blocks: 

  • 8 hours: $850
  • 4 hours: $600

Additional Rentals: Additional microphones: $25/each, built in projectors and screens (4): $200, resound fee (dance only): $55.52 (based on venue capacity), SOCAN fee (dance only): $123.38

Music fees are required for all public events where copyrighted music will be played. If a valid SoCan and/or ReSound membership number is not provided the above music fees will be charged as applicable.

Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens

Features: The Central Gardens are home to more than 20 specialty gardens and collections including the Rose Garden, Perennial Border, Monocot Bed and more plant collections and specialty gardens cover 5 acres with an average of 12,000 annuals planted each season.

Rental Blocks

  • 4 hours: $150 (ceremony)
  • 2 hours: $75 (rehearsal)
  • 2 hours: $50 (photo session)

Additional Rentals

  • 20’ x 20’ white tent (3 total): $500/first tent, $300/additional tent
  • Tables and chairs: available for an additional cost
  • Portable sound system: $50/each
  • Microphones: $25/each

Wetlands

Wetlands

Features: Spread over 20 acres, and encompassing a series of 19 ponds, the entire pathway system covers 1.3 kilometers featuring areas such as Pheasants Forever Central Parkland, Research, Polishing and Natural Ponds, a gazebo on top of Celebration Hill, Fescue Meadow, Crabapple Allée, BMO Bank of Montreal Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Commons, Arboretum, Heritage Barn and Entrance, and Woodland Walk.

Rental Blocks

  • 4 hours: $150 (ceremony)
  • 2 hours: $75 (rehearsal)
  • 2 hours: $50 (photo session)

Additional Rentals

  • 20’ x 20’ white tent (3 total): $500/first tent, $300/additional tent
  • Tables and chairs: available for an additional cost
  • Portable sound system: $50/each
  • Microphones: $25/each

Land Science Atrium

Land Science Atrium

Features a unique location to host receptions, adjacent to a tropical garden, seating capacity for up to 50 guests, short walking distance to tour the Botanic Gardens and Wetlands, ideal to have indoor photos, or use as a backup plan in case of inclement weather

Rental Blocks

  • 1 hour: $50
  • 8 hours: $200 Additional set-up fees may apply.

Classrooms, Labs and Boardrooms

Classrooms & Board Rooms

Features:

  • Various layouts that can accommodate 2-150 guests
  • Built in A/V including projector, screen and sound capabilities

Rental Blocks:

  • Classroom: $50/hour or $150/day
  • Boardroom: $50/hour or $150/day
  • Lecture theatre: $50/hour or $150/day
  • Computer rooms: $75/hour or $350/day

Ag Mech Labs

Features:
  • Unique space to host large groups
  • Short walking distance to the Botanic Gardens and Wetlands

Rental Blocks:

  • Large labs/bays $50/hour or 300/day

Brawn Arena / McCLellan Arena

Brawn Arena or McClellan Arena

Features:

  • Unique western atmosphere for your function or event
  • Rustic yet updated, modern facilities

Rental Blocks:

  • Limited availability. Please inquire through Olds College
    Conference & Event Services


Community Learning Campus

Community Learning Campus Venues

Fine Arts & Multi Media Centre

Fine Arts & Multi Media Centre

Features:

  • State of the art technology
  • 392 guest seating capacity, ideal for concerts, dances,
    group presentations

Rental Blocks:

  • Theatre 4 Hour Block: $400 (on site tech mandatory)
  • Theatre 8 Hour Block: $750 (on site tech mandatory)
  • Band or Cosmo Room (includes foyer):
    Mon-Thur $75/hour or $150/day | Fri-Sun $200/day

NOTE: Lighting and sound tech $250 (mandatory for Fine Arts & Multi Media Centre).

RKC

Ralph Klein Centre

Features: From sport training to meeting space the Ralph Klein Centre has versatile space to customize your event needs

Rental Blocks:

  • Multi-purpose rooms 1 or 2: Mon-Thur $50/hour or $250/day | Fri-Sun $300/day
  • Olds High School common area: Mon-Thur $50/hour or $250/day | Fri-Sun $300/day
  • CLC classroom: Mon-Thur $50/hour or $250/day | Fri-Sun $300/day
  • CLC boardroom: Mon-Thur $50/hour or $250/day | Fri-Sun $300/day
  • High Performance Training Centre: $50/hour or $250/day

Ralph Klein Centre - Gala

Ralph Klein Centre Gymnasium

Features:

  • 17,000 sq ft of gymnasium space, including running track
  • Accommodates up to 500 guests for banquets
  • Sporting event bleacher capacity of 1100 spectators

Rental Blocks:

  • Based on request per gym (3 total)
    Mon-Thur $50/hour or $300/day | Fri-Sun $400/day

Bell e-Learning Centre

Bell e-Learning Centre

Features:

  • Various meeting rooms that can accommodate 2-50 guests
  • Built in A/V including projector, screen and sound capabilities

Rental Blocks:

  • Computer labs:
    Mon-Thur $100/hour or $300/day | Fri-Sun $400/day
  • Jack Anderson foyer:
    Mon-Thurs $50/hour or $250/day | Fri-Sun $350/day

Additional Facility Rental Rates: Apply to all venues upon request

  • Set up & take down if applicable
  • Portable sound system: $50/each
  • Microphones: $25/each
  • Projector and screen: $150/each
  • Screen only: $20/each
  • Laptop: $150/each
  • Flip charts and paper: $15/each
  • Tech activation: $50/room
  • Tech on-site: $65/hour
  • Gym floor covering: $275/gym
  • Campus Security traffic control: $30/hour
  • ReSound fee (dance only): $55.52 (based on venue capacity)
  • SOCAN fee (dance only): $123.38

Shop and play in Olds and surrounding area

Olds and Mountain View County lie on the doorstep of the Foothills and Rocky Mountains. Within a short drive comes a vast variety of activity and adventure for you and your guests from near or far!

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