Reader Rock Garden outdoor rental spaces

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

View the rental 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.
  • City staff on the day of your event to assist with logistics.

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: $4.75
  • Additional fees may apply

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: $4.75
  • Additional fees may apply

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: $4.75
  • Additional fees may apply

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: $4.75
  • Additional fees may apply

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

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