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Botanic Gardens and Constructed Wetlands

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: $300 (ceremony)
  • 2 hours: $75 (rehearsal)
  • 2 hours: $50 (photo session)

Constructed 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: $300 (ceremony)
  • 2 hours: $75 (rehearsal)
  • 2 hours: $50 (photo session)

Olds College is happy to offer ceremony space for your wedding in one of our lovely outdoor venues. While we endeavor to meet the needs of all our brides, weddings that have their receptions onsite as well as their ceremonies, are given booking priority. Our coordinators are happy to work with you to see what options are available for your special day.


Additional Facility Rental Rates: Apply to all venues upon request

  • 20’ x 20’ white tent (4 total): $500/first tent, $300/each additional tent
  • Botanic Gardens outdoor chairs: $3.00/each
  • Portable sound system: $75/each
  • Microphones: $25/each
  • Portable projector and screen: $150/each
  • Portable screen only: $20/each
  • Laptop: $150/each
  • Tech activation: $50/room
  • Tech on site: $65/hour
  • Sound fee (dance only): $55.52
  • SOCAN fee (dance only): $132.39
  • Basic set up and take down are included in the rental price. Additional set up fees may apply based on requests.

Please add 5% GST to all above rates. Rates subject to change without notice.