Spruce Grove Wedding Photographer
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Spruce Grove Wedding Photographer

We're wedding photographers who photograph weddings, portraits, and events in Spruce Grove, Alberta. Spruce Grove is a thriving, family-oriented city with a population of almost 35,000 located 30km outside of Edmonton. The city is next to the Town of Stony Plain and there is very little space between them. For most people driving through it's difficult to discern where Spruce Grove ends and Stony Plain begins.

Settled in 1891 by French and Scottish families, you can now drive by using Highway 16 and enjoy the latest production at Horizon Stage Performing Arts Centre.

One of the most popular places in Spruce Grove is the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre. It opened in 2002 and provides a multitude of sport facilities including two ice rinks, two soccer fields, a pool, gymnasium, and a complete workout facility. The people of Parkland County have access to this incredible facility year round.

During the warmer months most residents of Spruce Grove take advantage of the Heritage Grove Trail for riding their bikes. It has 40kms of trails that wind throughout the city connecting many of Spruce Grove's neighbourhoods. Schools also use it as an outdoor classroom where students can learn about the evolution and history of the forest. In the winter months it allows for the perfect walking trial to be surrounded by nature.

Wedding Venues

Some of the wedding venues in and around Spruce Grove include;

Sparrow Lane

This astonishing venue has everything you have dreamed about for your wedding day. Located 10 minutes out of Spruce Grove and 20 minutes from Edmonton. Sparrow Lane is a family owned and operated company. Marissa, Tanner, Kari and Lorne built this wedding venue on property that has been in their family for over 65 years. The maximum capacity is 192 guests with the ability to host an indoor or outdoor ceremony. You will fall in love with this venue the minute you drive onto the property and see the breathtaking french fountain greeting you in all its glory. The architecture and covered patio set this venue at the top of the list.

U of A Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Gardens can be found 15 minutes Southwest of Edmonton in between Devon and Spruce Grove. It is just off of highway 60. With an incredible 240 acres, multiple gardens housing hundreds of different flowers, indoor show houses, butterfly conservatory, and an extensive nature trail system. The U of A Botanic Gardens is perfect for your ceremony and wedding portraits. With the addition of the Aga Khan Gardens this juggernaut wedding venue just got even better.

Heritage Park

Heritage Park is in Stony Plain at 5100-41 Avenue. It is only 5 minutes outside of Spruce Grove. This enormous venue is a 14,000 square foot Pavilion. There are two halls located in the Pavilion, the Spruce Grove Hall and the Parkland Hall. Both can accommodate up to 225 seated guests for a banquet style layout. Both halls are A/V equipped.

The Parkland Hall has a ton of natural light to make this an enviable venue for your wedding.

If you are interested in booking Heritage Park you can call 780 963 8020.

Greystone Gardens

Greystone Gardens is located in between Spruce Grove and Devon. It is a private outdoor venue that offers seating for 170 guests. This venue offers a uniquely natural setting with an abundance of trees as well as bridges and an old log cabin for the perfect backdrop for your wedding portraits.

Rotary Park

Rotary Park is just outside of Spruce Grove in the town of Stony Plain. It is open year round and is the perfect setting for wedding photos as well as family portraits.

One of the highlights of the park is the enormous pond and beautiful bridges. This park also has paved walking paths everywhere you go. This helps to keep your wedding dress a little cleaner.

Some of the other amenities of the park include a playground, washrooms and picnic areas.

Elks Social Hall

The Elks Social Hall is located right in Spruce Grove on 400 Diamond Ave. It is available year round and offers seating for 250 guests in the auditorium and 60 in the auxiliary room. The hall is very spacious and also provides full access to a kitchen with a commercial sized fridge, dishwasher, and freezer.

The Links at Spruce Grove

The Links at Spruce Grove is a golf course that provides a memorable wedding experience. They provide a full service staff that will cater to all your details including the meal, linens, catering staff as well as bartenders.

You can enjoy your wedding while overlooking the luscious greens of a professional golf course.

By hosting the Alberta PGA Championship, and the Alberta Amateur Championship, the Links at Spruce Grove has been recognized as one of the best public golf courses in Alberta.

It is located 10 minutes west of Edmonton and just off the Yellowhead Highway in the city of Spruce Grove. You can find it at 100 Links Road.

Clymont Community Hall

The Clymont Community Hall is located on Highway 60 and is 10km outside of Devon and 20 min outside of Spruce Grove. It is one of the biggest halls in the area and is able to accommodate 350 seated guests. The gazebo offers the option for an outdoor ceremony. One of the benefits of the hall is providing full service catering for your wedding. The property is quite large and if you have guests that would like to camp, there is a designated area for camping.

Sandhills Community Hall

The Sandhills Community Hall is located just off Highway 627 on Range Road 270. It is in between Spruce Grove and Devon. This hall can accommodate 150 seated guests and also provides a full service kitchen with your rental. There is a large area for designated camping as well as a baseball diamond.

Putting Horse Ranch

The Putting Horse Ranch is located 15 minutes west of Edmonton on a private Golf Course in Spruce Grove. The property is also home to Poburan Farm and everything is run by a family owned company.

Chris and Liz Poburan founded the company in 2008 and their vision was to create something that combined their passion for horses and golf.

They have the option for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. The banquet hall can accommodate up to 150 seated guests.

This one of a kind venue offers the opportunity for your guests to play golf in-between the ceremony and reception.

Putting Horse Ranch is also available for corporate parties as well as stags and stagettes.

Parkland Village Community Centre

The Parkland Community Centre can be found just off of the Yellowhead Highway on Century road, Range Road 272 in Spruce Grove.

The hall can accommodate up to 120 guests. Chairs and tables are included with your rental as well as an industrial kitchen and bar.

They have recently renovated the hall and everything has been updated nicely.

Woodbend Community Hall

Woodbend Community Hall opened in 1998 and is located 5 minutes outside of West Edmonton on Township Road 514 and Range Road 26002.

They can accommodate up to 234 guests for your wedding ceremony and reception. It has a nice upper level that overlooks the dance floor and includes tables, chairs and dishes with your rental.

The Woodbend Community League started in 1958 and has continued to this day providing events to bring neighbours together.

There have been devastating fires over the years that have taken the hall but the community immediately rallies around each other to build a bigger and better hall. The strength of the Woodbend Community has been tested many times, and they have proven that they can overcome any adversity.

Garden Valley Hall

The Garden Valley Hall is located 5 minutes south of Spruce Grove on the corner of Highway 627 and Range Road 274. It can accommodate up to 224 guests with chairs and tables included in your rental.

There is ample space for camping as well as baseball diamonds.

The Red Tin Barn

The Red Tin Barn is a rustic wedding ceremony venue with a beautiful natural backdrop. It is located just outside Spruce Grove on Range Road 265 and Township Road 51318.

It is a family owned company. Elaine and Kevin had a dream to eventually live in the country one day. They searched for decades for the right property so they could get away from the city. They found their forever home in 2016.

They knew it would be perfect for weddings when friends would comment about how amazing the natural setting was.

Elaine and Kevin wanted to make weddings as stress free as possible for each couple so they included many essentials in their packages.

The Red Tin Barn provides wood bench seating for up to 180 guests so you don't have to worry about chairs. When your guests enter the ceremony location they will walk through a vintage weathered barn door and be surrounded by hay bales and burlap decor. They also provide a handcrafted altar and registration tables.

Parking is located on the property and the staff will be onsite to direct guests where to park, as well as how to find the ceremony area.

When it comes to viewing the property before your wedding day you can visit it as many times as you want to make sure your vision can be created.

If the weather is not cooperating on your wedding day their is an option to rent a large white tent which would include the set up and take down. If you choose to keep your ceremony outside, umbrellas and blankets will be provided to keep guests dry and warm.

Red Barn

The Red Barn is a private facility located South West of Spruce Grove at 1G5, Range Rd 271, Spruce Grove, AB. The family built the venue for their sons wedding and are very selective on how many weddings a year they allow.

The name does not do justice to what this venue looks like. The barn is enormous and also has electricity as well stamped concrete running throughout.

The ceremony location has nice benches with a gazebo to keep the couple sheltered from the weather.

This venue definitely needs to be seen in person to appreciate how amazing it is.

Black Hawk Golf Club

Black Hawk Golf Club is located 15 min southwest of Edmonton and just outside of Spruce Grove at 51111 Range Rd 255, Spruce Grove, AB T7Y 1A8.

This picturesque golf course was built and created by Rod Whitman on the beautiful banks of the North Saskatchewan River. This premier private venue is one of the most sought after locations for weddings.

Boasting a #14th ranked course by Score Golf Magazine this venue is world class with incredible amenities.

They host events including weddings for 50 to 160 guests with the maximum capacity at 170.

The ceremony can be held either indoors or outdoors. The indoor location has a stunning view of the North Saskatchewan river that can be seen through the very large windows. Perfect for natural light.

To compete the decor of the indoor location they have edgy industrial chandeliers.

Horizon Stage

Horizon Stage can be found right in the heart of Spruce Grove, attached to the Spruce Grove Composite High School at 1001 Calahoo Rd, Spruce Grove, AB T7X 1L6.

This multi use facility is run by the City of Spruce Grove as well as the Parkland School Division and Parkland County. When you have an amazing group of people involved you are sure to get exceptional service. There is something for everyone at the Horizon stage including weddings, business meetings, concerts, theatre, dance, and family performances. With a licensed bar and complete concession there is plenty of options for food and drinks.

The acoustics in this building are second to none, and the high end sound and lighting system is specifically designed for intimate groups of 25 or larger groups up to 318 people.

Behind every great community venue is a self less group of volunteers. The Horizon Stage has two organizations that are extremely important to their success. The Horizon Stagelighters and the Horizon Stage Tech Team.

Story Behind This Photo

Karlyn and Warren were married in September in Spruce Grove at Greystone Gardens Bed and Breakfast. Their reception followed at the Mirage Banquet Hall in Edmonton.

After photographing the ceremony at Greystone Gardens, we stopped at Warren's grandparents house. They wanted to be photographed at this location, because Warren's grandparents were such a big part of his life.

One of Warren's favorite places on the property, was in a field where his grandfather's vintage turquoise truck was stored. Restored to perfection, Warren loved the large chrome grill, chopped top, and custom rims.

When we photograph couples, we work hard to integrate important people, places, and things into your photography.

For this wedding, we made sure the things that were important to the couple were included.

Photography Notes

We wanted to create something romantic so we asked them to get in close and have Karlyn pull on Warren's suit a little. With their emotions as well as the sun flare, I feel like we accomplished our goal. The image really makes me feel like these two are completely in love.

The image was taken with a Canon 5D Mark III and a 24-70, 2.8L series lens. My wife Jackie is also using the reflector to bounce some light back at the couple.

The only difficulty shooting this image was making sure there wasn't too much lens flare as I wanted the emotion to catch your eye first. We had originally posed them in front of the truck but once we moved them to the side the image really started coming together.

I really feel that the colour of the truck helps to make this image even stronger. The way the light hits it, really makes the colour pop

Location: Spruce Grove, AB .