The Heritage Centre Wedding Venues are the place where Historic Charm Meets Modern Luxury. Beautiful landscape and a unique historic setting make The Heritage Centre and Long Branch Saloon the ideal venues to share special moments with friends and family. Nestled on ten acres of picturesque countryside, rich with history and Canadian traditions, The Heritage Center combines old country charm and contemporary sophistication to create an elegant backdrop to your celebration. The Centre’s vast space, extensive amenities and historic buildings make it an exquisite canvas for your special day as well as bridal portraits, engagement parties, bridal-showers, or rehearsal dinners. Your Wedding day will always be comfortable in our climate-controlled facilities. Settings range from open decks overlooking the countryside to a covered verandah; spectacular gazebo; or patios. Our vintage barn, regal ballroom or western style Saloons offer an environment that is as casual or as formal as you wish. If you are looking for that perfect romantic wedding location with charm and rustic appeal, The Heritage Centre is the place to create dreams that you will cherish for a lifetime. Where Happily Ever After Begins!
Availability: Open year round
Event Spaces: Indoor/outdoor ceremony, indoor reception, and inclement weather backup space
Wedding Planner: Optional
Food & Beverage: Preferred vendor list
Parking: On-site and dedicated parking lot
Rentals: Tables and chairs with outside vendors welcomed for other rentals
Operations: One event per day
Site Fee Starting At: $3,750
Micro/elopement package option
Sparklers allowed (when not in fire ban)
Additional client insurance required
Bridal suite on-site
A dream of mine as a child was to get married in s big red barn, when I met Debora and heard her story in bringing life back to this one of a kind gem I knew it was the one! Debora and her staff are charismatic and hard working, they helped us out along the way to create a dream come true!
— Shaunna Murphy
How did the venue become a wedding venue?
Founder Debora Rice-Salomons made her dreams came true when she purchased a 1903 Alberta Homestead and built her Barn Wedding & Event Venue near Calgary, Alberta. Hard work, farm-girl grit and determination made Debora’s dream come true. In January 2017, Debora happened upon the Heritage Centre farmstead. Debora spent 40 years working as an accountant in the Oil and Gas Industry. She travelled and worked in Yemen and China to save enough money to make her dreams come true. When she hit a mile¬stone birthday, she decided it was now or never to make her dreams a reality. She began searching for the right barn. In early 2017, Debora purchased the “Rattray Homestead” one mile east of Cremona. Years of harsh Alberta Weather had taken a toll on the Rattray property and its majestic barn. The barn was in sad disrepair, the west foundation wall had collapsed, the roof was sagging, and there was three feet of pigeon poop in the loft. With her life savings, her dream firmly in place, Debora began the barn rescue. Small but mighty she did a lot of work herself. Many a local farmer stopped by the barn construc¬tion site to check out the work and provide free advice on how the barn should be saved. Economics dictated it would be cheaper to build a new barn than to rescue the historic barn, but for Debora, the economics were overruled by her dreams. Early in the project Flemming Jorgensen, a talented Danish designer with 60+ years experience joined the team. Celebrating his 80+ birthdays during the construction Flemming brought a wealth of talent and knowledge to the project. From the overall design to the thoughtful finishing touches the project grew from his vision. Under his artistic watch, the barn rose to its former grandeur. Today Debora’s Barn (The Heritage Centre) is a place where friends and families come to celebrate, to dream and to dance. Community events raise funds for the dreams of local residents. Concerts make the dreams of your talented musicians become a reality. Weddings make young couple’s dreams come true and make memories for a lifetime. Debora credits family, friends, and a team of talented professionals in making her Historic Barn Dream come true. But behind it all was a little girl’s dream of dancing with her Dad in an Alberta Barn! With Love and Dedication to Alberta, Alberta Barns, and Dreams that Came True! Debora Rice-Salomons The Heritage Centre, Mountain View Events Ltd.
What is your favorite part about a wedding?
It is hard to choose my favourite part of a wedding. A special moment is when the bride emerges from The Heritage Home looking so incredibly beautiful. With her family and friends surrounding her the look on her face of joy and happiness can bring one to tears. However, the look on the groom’s face when the bride starts her walk towards him is spectacular. Many a groom sheds a tear as the love of his life joins him at the alter. Those special moments make my heart happy, and so very glad I created the Heritage Centre.