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Reader Rock Garden outdoor rental spaces

Reader Rock Garden provides a beautiful setting for your wedding, picnic, family gathering or other outdoor event.

View therental spaces map for Reader Rock Garden.

Bookings for all outdoor spaces include:

  • Up to six hours of exclusive access to designated area.
  • Wi-Fi available upon request.
  • Access to Reader Rock Garden Meeting Room. Ideal for bridal preparation and a sanctuary for inclement weather.
  • One-hour consultation and site walkthrough with City Parks staff.
  • Special catering packages available through Reader's Café.
  • City staff on the day of your event to assist with logistics.

The Main Lawn

Reader Rock Garden Main Lawn
The Main Lawn
 

Overlooking the downtown skyline and adjacent to the beautifully restored Reader house, this flat, grassy area is surrounded by seasonally blooming plants making it an ideal location for an outdoor wedding or reception.

The Main Lawn features:

  • Capacity for up to 80 people
  • Chairs are permitted, but not provided
  • Power available (additional fees apply)

Rental rates:

  • For current rental rates, please email Reader Rock Garden
  • Risk management fee: $3
  • Additional fees may apply

Book the Main Lawn 
 

The West Garden

Reader Rock Garden West Garden
The West Garden
 

This gradually sloping grassy area features a nearby waterfall making it an ideal location for a small, intimate, stand-up wedding. The West Garden is exceptionally beautiful in May when the apple blossoms are in bloom..

The West Garden features:

  • Capacity for up to 80 people
  • Chairs are not permitted due to slope

Rental rates:

  • For current rental rates, please email Reader Rock Garden
  • Risk management fee: $3
  • Additional fees may apply

Book the West Garden 
 

Nana's Garden

Reader Rock Garden Upper Lawn
Nana's Garden
 

Lovingly designed by Reader for his wife, this warm, sunny, private location is a perfect for a small gathering such as a family picnic. Access to Nana’s Garden is via rock pathways, sensible footwear is recommended.

Nana's Garden features:

  • Surrounded by rose bushes
  • Capacity for up to 50 people
  • Chairs are permitted, but not provided

Rental rates:

  • For current rental rates, please email Reader Rock Garden
  • Risk management fee: $3
  • Additional fees may apply

Book Nana's Garden 
 

The Western Slope

Reader Rock Garden Western Slope
The Western Slope
 

Imagine walking down a private aisle through a natural cathedral of towering trees and flowers. This is what makes the Western Slope the perfect spot for small weddings. The Western Slope is accessible via pathways from Union Cemetery or other Garden areas.

The Western Slope features:

  • One of the oldest trees in Calgary
  • Private entrance from Union Cemetery
  • Capacity for up to 80 people
  • Chairs are permitted, but not provided

Rental rates:

  • For current rental rates, please email Reader Rock Garden
  • Risk management fee: $3
  • Additional fees may apply

Book the Western Slope 

 

For more information or to book Reader Rock Garden, call 3-1-1 (403-268-2489 if outside Calgary) or inquire online.