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Wedding Services on 17th Ave

Summer is just around the corner, and with it, comes wedding season! From the proposal and the ring choice to flowers, venues, catering and everything in between, there is a lot that goes into planning your perfect day. As one of the most diverse dining and retail sectors in the City, it’s no surprise that 17th Ave is also home a to a number of services to help you celebrate your wedding. Whether you’re looking for a central downtown venue or spa for your bridal hair and makeup, you can find it on Calgary’s favourite street.

Wedding and Rehearsal Dinner Venues


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Trolley 5 

Did you know that your favourite community brewpub is also home to an award-winning industrial wedding venue at their massive 17th Ave location!? Trolley 5’s upper-level atrium offers abundant natural sunlight with floor-to-ceiling windows and tons of space for both the ceremony and reception. You can treat your guests to an elevated craft beer experience, a delicious catered meal and entertainment when you host your big day at Trolley 5. Learn more at the link below. 

728 17 Ave SW, trolley5.com

Calcutta Cricket Club

It makes sense that this Indian-inspired eatery, which was voted as one of Canada’s Best Designed restaurants, would also make a charming wedding venue. Designed by local artist, Maya Gohill, Calcutta’s interior features vintage décor inspired by 1960’s social club meets Palm Beach, and also offers a vibrant outdoor patio, a side veranda and family-style long table dining. For their event services, you can choose between three different seated menus, as well as standing menu options, complete with popular Indian menu items like Butter Chicken Curry and Lamb ribs. 

340 17 Ave SW, calcuttacricketclub.com


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Frenchie Wine Bar

Ensconced behind their main dining room is ‘Small Frenchie,’ a 16-seat bar, perfect for an intimate wedding ceremony complete with plenty of wine options and ‘petits plats’ such as grilled prawns, beef tenderloin tartare and chicken liver mousse. Book your special day through their website at the link below.

616 17 Ave SW, frenchieyyc.com

Living Room

With an intimate private dining section and seating for up to 40 guests, or 65 if buying out the entire restaurant, Living Room has all the amenities and style for an elegant wedding celebration. Complete with a separate entrance, private washrooms and an 84 inch high definition TV with Bluetooth, A/V hookups and surround sound, you have everything you need to throw an epic party. Enjoy their selection of small and large plates, hand-made pasta, fondue and more for the available meal options, and of course their wide selection of wines and cocktails.

514 17 Ave SW, livingroomrestaurant.ca


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Model Milk

This popular Beltline spot has not one, not two, but three uniquely appointed event spaces at the east end of 17th Ave. Options include their private dining room, which seats 18 people comfortably and provides an intimate setting with a long communal table and audio-visual capabilities; their private event space, Model Citizen, which can hold up to 70 people for cocktail hour and 50 people seated, and offers amenities such as an open kitchen and minimalist décor, perfectly suited for private celebrations; and finally their full venue, which can comfortably seat 70 people and 120 standing. The full venue booking includes access to their main dining room, mezzanine level and bar and lounge area for your entire event. Their menu highlights include small plates such as their famous mortadella and cheddar donuts, East Coast oyster and large plates featuring their burger, hot fried chicken, Atlantic cod and more.

308 17 Ave SW,  modelmilk.ca

Hair, Beauty and Grooming Services


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Leela Eco Spa

Leela Eco Spa’s 17th Ave location has all the beauty services you need to prep for your big day. From a wide range of esthetic procedures to facial and body treatments such as facials, dermaplaning, body scrubs and more, along with hair removal, body contouring, lash lifts and tinting, there isn’t much this Beltline spa doesn’t offer. The best part? While you’re treating yourself to a little pre-wedding self care, you can also enjoy their selection of bubbles, wines and cocktails.

927 17 Ave SW, leelaecospa.ca

MetroPolish 17

Make sure your nails are looking their absolute best before all the wedding festivities with the help of Calgary’s premier nail lounge, MetroPolish 17.  In addition to extensive pedicure, manicure and nail enhancement services, you can also book parties at this 17th Ave salon for an elevated pampering experience – perfect for you and your bridesmaids. Sip on prosecco, relax with your girls and leave ready to walk down the aisle.

1322 17 Ave SW, metropolish17.com

Diva Salon and Spa

Diva Salon’s comprehensive list of services not only includes hair care and removal, skin care, body, hand and foot care, make up and tinting, but they also offer spa for men services and bridal services, which means both you and your partner can prepare for the big day together at one all-encompassing 17th Ave location. Eliminate those pre-wedding jitters by getting your skin care, esthetics, bridal hair and make up all done in one place.

1805 14 St SW #217, divasalonspa.com

King & Co Barber Studio

A wedding isn’t just about the bride! King & Co Barbers offers men’s cuts, fades, buzz cuts, beard trims and hot shaves to ensure the groom is looking his absolute best for the big day. They also offer a ‘Prince’s cut’ for the little guys 13 and under, in case the ring bearer needs a trim before his day-of duties.

#9, 718 17 Ave SW, kingandco.ca

Social Cut & Shave

In addition to their selection of haircuts and shaves, Social Cut & Shave also has express hair cuts, in case the big day sneaks up on you, and $5 off for first timers! They also offer gender neutral pricing.

325 17 Ave SW, socialcutandshave.com

Cannibale Barbershop

Cannibale Barber Shop is located in the heart of 17th Ave, and offers extensive barber services including cuts, colour, beard trims, shaves, and deluxe services if you’re really looking to treat yourself – complete with a traditional hot shave and a beard oil, balm and aftershave finish. They also offer women’s cut and blow dry services, and are located inside Gravity Pope for some post self-care shopping.

1126 17 Ave SW, cannibale.ca

Bridal Dresses, Accessories and Jewellery


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Ethos Bridal 

Say yes to the dress at Ethos Bridal, 17th Ave’s sole Bridal Boutique located in the historic Devenish building, where you can browse their curated selection of designer gowns and haute couture designs made by the likes of Anna Rose, specifically for Ethos Bridal, along with tons of other styles from esteemed fashion designers around the world. Their professional bridal consultants are with you every step of the way as you prepare for your big day – whether you’re there to dress your wedding party, or find a custom-made dress. Learn more about their designers, appointments, sample sales and more at the link below. 

908 17 Ave SW, ethosbridal.com


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Calgary Jewellery 

Calgary Jewellery opened in 1955 as one of the very first independent jewellery stores in the city, and since then, has been providing Calgarians with one of the largest and most exclusive selections of luxurious brand name watches and jewellery in Calgary. Looking to pop the question or start the ring hunt with your partner? They have tons of esteemed engagement ring and wedding band designers and a variety of cuts ranging from princess to pear shaped. Their knowledgeable team of experts are more than happy to assist you in finding the perfect fit for your big day. 

1201 17 Ave SW, calgaryjewellery.com

Pacific Jewellery

Pacific Jewellery is family-owned and operated mainstay on 17th Ave that has been offering custom designs, repairs and remodeling of jewellery for more than 25 years. Browse their collection of fine gold rings, earrings necklaces and more, or work with their team to create your own custom design for the big day.

1039 17 Ave SW, pacificjewellery.ca

Body by Chai

Body By Chai is an appointment-based and inclusive boutique experience, catered to women and 2SLGBTQIA+ people of all sizes, with the goal of ensuring everyone who walks in the door feels comfortable, confident and empowered. Find a selection of fine lingerie in this 17th Ave shop, where you can book fittings, both in-person and virtually, along with private events such as bridal showers and bachelorettes.

718 17 Ave SW, bodybychai.com

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