The Balkan Greek Restaurant
The Balkan Greek Restaurant - Greek Night // Halal + Vegetarian
Experience the vibrant flavors of Greece right in the heart of Banff at The Balkan, established in 1984. Our roots trace back to the wisdom of our Yia Yia (Grandma), who lived to be 103 years old, a testament to Greece’s fresh and healthy diet. Embracing the traditions of the Mediterranean, our family recipes offer a wide range of lighter vegetarian options and mindful halal meats. Experience the ultimate in Greek hospitality by joining for our weekly Greek Night, where you’ll enjoy the excitement of belly dancing, plate smashing, and traditional Greek dancing—an unforgettable dinner show that’s become a beloved Banff tradition (you can also book a private belly dancer, let us know if this catches your eye!). Let us plan your wedding celebrations with the joy and vibrancy of Greece, creating unforgettable moments for you and your guests. Say “Opa!” to a culinary journey filled with love, laughter, and the rich traditions of the Mediterranean on your special day.
Availability: Open year round
Capacity: Private rooms for 20 – 52 or 104 (private venue rental
Event Spaces: Indoor reception
Wedding Planner: Optional and an event specialist provided by the venue
Food & Beverage: Provided by the venue
Parking: Street and paid parking
Rentals: Tables, chairs, linens, and china
Operations: Two events per day
Site Fee Starting At: No site fee, only a minimum food & beverages spend starting at $1500 CAD
- Food and beverage minimums
- Sparklers allowed (when not in fire ban)
We had our wedding this weekend at the Balkan and they did an exceptional job of taking care of us. Steph, who helped us plan the event, was available whenever we needed in advance. The staff on the night-of was fantastic, very polite, and accommodating. Everyone loved the food. Would highly recommend it as a wedding venue.
How did the venue become a wedding venue? As one of our first locations, and a well established banff institution, The Balkan has been hosting weddings since they opened their doors. OPA!
What is your favorite part about a wedding Recreating the loud, family dinners we all miss & love, with a little extra OPA!