Wedding Extras

The University of Alberta Botanic Garden offers several enhancements for your wedding ceremony. Ask our Weddings Team about these extra touches that can take your wedding day from special to spectacular!

Ceremony Decor

Although nature provides the most striking decor at the Garden, we also have items for rent to make your ceremony even more special. Arches are available. Prices include setup and takedown by staff. Since items are stored on-site, there are no pick-up or delivery charges.

You may also choose to bring decorative items of your own. All decor items must be approved in advance by the Wedding Coordinator. Setup and teardown is not included for personal decor, and must be completed within the time frame specified in the booking.

Live Music

The beauty of the concert harp goes hand in hand with the remarkable setting of the Garden. We can arrange for live music at your wedding, provided by popular musician Terry McDade. You can customize your musical offerings by adding extra musicians or vocalists (duos, trios or quartets). Or, you may prefer to bring your own musicians. Because of the special outdoor nature of our facility, be sure to consult with a Wedding Coordinator prior to making arrangements.

Getting Ready at the Ozawa Pavilion

The Ozawa Pavilion, a traditional Japanese tea house in the Kurimoto Japanese Garden. The Ozawa features a fully equipped kitchen, shower and bathroom facilities and indoor heating, and can be used year round. If you would like a beautiful, serene spot to prepare for your wedding, or to freshen up before your photographs, the Ozawa Pavilion can be booked on your wedding day (subject to availability). The Ozawa is also an ideal location for rehearsal dinners and bridal showers, or as a quiet spot for the wedding party to take a refreshment break during a busy day. Contact the Weddings Team for details.

PA System

A convenient portable PA system to amplify music from your iPod or CD player. Comes with wireless lapel or hand-held mic.

Pop-up Tents

White, 10’x10’ pop-up tents are available for $25 each if you need to shade musicians or other items.

Contact Us

For more information contact the Weddings Department at 780-492-3138 or