8 great venues to book for your holiday party in Calgary

The festive season is just around the corner and that means it’s time to book holiday parties and Christmas dinners to celebrate. From cozy spaces for a family dinner to adrenaline filled adventures for the whole office, Calgary’s restaurants and venues have a lot to offer this holiday season. [Photo credit: Sarah Sussman]

Deane House

1
806 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S2

This newly restored historic house is home to a restaurant with a serene, relaxing ambiance, ideal for shared meals with family and loved ones. The space has many large tables and areas that can be booked for a more private dinner, including Deane's Library and The Garden Room.

Lake House

2
747 Lake Bonavista Dr SE, Calgary, AB T2J 0N2

A holiday party is a wonderful excuse to dine at The Lake House on Lake Bonavista. The rustic restaurant serves Rocky Mountain Cuisine along with an extensive wine list. The space itself is majestic, adorned with large glass windows and a grand fireplace, all with a view of the water.

Calcutta Cricket Club Ltd

3
340 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A8

One of the hottest additions to Calgary’s culinary scene, Calcutta Cricket Club is home to famous Indian kati rolls as well as a number of curries and cocktails. Located on 17th Avenue, the brightly-coloured space will match any holiday party vibe, especially with its inventive cocktails and extensive craft beer list. This restaurant only takes reservations for the entire space.

Speeders Inc

4
109-59 Aero Dr NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8Z9

Add an adrenaline boost to your holiday party this year. Speeders offers an indoor go-karting experience and companies can book a few tracks or the entire space for their event. The venue also has two conference rooms and catering available, making it a true one-stop spot for your holiday party.

Saltlik

5
101 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B4

If you’re looking for a classic take on a holiday party, head to Saltlik on 8th Avenue for an impressive selection of classic steaks, an extensive wine menu and decadent molten chocolate cake. The lower floor of the restaurant is ideal for small to mid-size private events and completely private dining options are also available.

The Living Room Restaurant

6
514-17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B1

The private dining room at The Living Room has two large dining tables and a fireplace, making it a cozy holiday party venue. The set holiday menu is served in a space with a separate entrance, so you can keep all your holiday adventures secret.

Commons Ltd The

7
1206 20 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1M8

This office space for entrepreneurs doubles during the holiday season as a bustling party venue. Dine in elegance as The Commons is transformed into a parlour room, go on an adventure courtesy the après ski theme or come together during a charming intimate dinner. The venue can accommodate anywhere from 16 to 175 guests, with both seated or buffet-style dining options and limousine transport available in some packages.

Mercato Mission

8
2224 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1W9

Head to Mercato this holiday season for an Italian feast to remember. The family-style dining at the restaurant complements an intimate holiday party setting – and the food is sure to be an experience your guests won’t stop raving about.

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