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PARK Distillery

Banff's Backcountry Distillery

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Celebrate in Banff's Craft Distillery

Banff National Park is a place where people gather to seek new adventure and memorable experiences, and we’ve brought that back-country, campfire vibe inside at Park Distillery. If you’re looking for a space with a relaxed, youthful and fun atmosphere, wood-fire cookin’ and award winning spirits, Park is that place. We make everything in house including gin, vodka, unaged rye and barrel aged cocktails.

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Private Venue
174
Guests
Back-country lodge inspired craft distillery with a vibrant atmosphere and smoky campfire inspired cuisine.

Capacity

174
seated
250
standing

Features

Two full service bars, private heated patio, fireplace, distillery and mountain views, AV capabilities, DJs/bands permitted, dancefloor, food stations for standing cocktail receptions. Guests are seated at long tables of 8-16.

Considerations

Minimum spend and set menu required. To achieve maximum seated capacity, guests will be seated on two levels. Upper Level is not wheelchair accessible.

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Upper Level
90
Guests
Large alpine-inspired dining space complete with a private bar, fireplace, and a breathtaking mountain-view patio.

Capacity

76
seated
90
standing

Features

Alpine hut decor, private patio, mountain and distillery views, full service private bar, fireplace, rolling garage doors that open the room to the patio, AV capabilities including 2 flat screen TVs, dancefloor, food stations for standing cocktail receptions. Guests are seated at long tables of 8-14.

Considerations

Minimum spend and set menu required. Not wheelchair accessible. Washroom are located on the lower level. Music & microphone volume cannot interfere with other guests and is managed at the discretion of the venue manager. Library section overlooks the main floor (not a fully enclosed space).

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Guides Room
50
Guests
Intimate dining space complete with a private bar, fireplace, and a breathtaking mountain-view patio.

Capacity

40
seated
50
standing

Features

Alpine hut decor, private patio, mountain views, full service private bar, fireplace, rolling garage doors that open the room to the patio, AV capabilities including 2 flat screen TVs, dancefloor, food stations for standing cocktail receptions. Guests are seated at tables of 6-14.

Considerations

Minimum spend and set menu required. Canvas room divider (not a physical wall) separates the room from the adjacent public dining area. Not wheelchair accessible. Washroom are located on the lower level. Music & microphone volume cannot interfere with other guests and is managed at the discretion of the venue manager.

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Main Dining Room (Mess Hall or Library)
40
Guests
Group seating in our busy restaurant (non-private).

Capacity

40
seated
0
standing

Features

No minimum food and beverage requirement.

Considerations

Set menu required. Reservations available at select times only (5:45 pm or earlier & 8:15 pm or later) and subject to a 2-hour time limit. Adjacent to our open concept kitchen (so you're in the heart of the action!). Guests are seated up on arrival (no cocktail space). Group is seated together but custom floorplans not available. Not wheelchair accessible. No AV capabilities. We do not guarantee exact seating area (Mess Hall or Library) but do our very best to accommodate requests.

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Our Sales Commitment

Minimum Food & Beverage Rates

All minimum food & beverage spends are subject to 5% GST and 20% gratuity. Rates may vary by season and day of the week. Holiday & long weekend rates may exceed listed prices. Please contact a Sales Manager for exact pricing. 

Private Venue:

High Season (May - October, plus all Saturdays):

  • $24,000.00 - $30,000.00 minimum food & beverage requirement

Low Season (November - April, excluding all Saturdays): 

  • $14,000.00 - $22,000.00 minimum food & beverage requirement

Upper Level (Guide's + Library):

High Season (May - October, plus all Saturdays):

  • $10,000.00 minimum food & beverage requirement 

Low Season (November - April, excluding all Saturdays): 

  • $9,000.00 minimum food & beverage requirement

Guide's Room:

High Season (May - October, plus all Saturdays):

  • $6,000.00 minimum food & beverage requirement 

Low Season (November - April, excluding all Saturdays): 

  • $5,000.00 minimum food & beverage requirement

Main Dining Room:

No minimum food & beverage requirement. Groups of 14 & more are required to dine from a set menu.

RATES FAQ: 

What is the difference between a Private Venue booking and a Main Dining Room booking?

A private booking is when the entire venue is closed to the public, giving your group exclusive use of all areas, including the mountain view terrace, dining room and lounge. A private booking is always subject to a minimum food & beverage spend which may vary depending on the time of year and day of the week. 

A main dining room booking is when tables in the restaurant are reserved for your group dinner but the restaurant remains open to the public. Please note, main dining room groups are seated at dinner tables upon arrival (there is no space for a standing reception). 

What is a minimum spend?

A minimum spend is the amount your group is required to spend on food and beverage before 5% tax and 20% gratuity are applied. Items such as food, wine, and drinks (all consumed on-site) count towards a minimum spend. If the minimum spend requirement is not met, the difference will appear as a room fee on the final bill. Off-sales, gift cards and takeaway items do not contribute to the minimum spend.

Audio Visual & Music

Private Venue:

The following equipment is provided free of charge:

  • Wireless microphone
  • A speaker system into which you may connect an AUX compatible device, such as an smartphone or tablet (note: playlist must be pre-downloaded)
  • our flat screen TVs to play a slideshow (note: client must provide their own HDMI cable and compatible laptop).

With a private venue rental, DJs, bands and live entertainment are permitted. Entertainers are required to provide their own sound equipment as our in-house system is for house music only.

Upper Level (Guide's + Library), Guide's Room:

The following equipment is provided free of charge:

  • Wireless microphone
  • A speaker system into which you may connect an AUX compatible device, such as an smartphone or tablet (note: playlist must be pre-downloaded)
  • Two flat screen TVs to play a slideshow (note: client must provide their own HDMI cable and compatible laptop).

With these bookings, part of the venue remains open to the public. This means music must be played at an appropriate volume (controlled by the venue manager) and the microphone cannot be used for singing karaoke, chanting, etc. No DJs, bands, or additional sound equipment are permitted.

Main Dining Room:

A/V capabilities are not available for this area. No DJs, bands, or additional sound equipment (Bluetooth speakers) are permitted.

Group Policies

  1. A signed event contract and online credit card authorization form are required to complete any group booking.
  2. Events subject to a minimum spend:some text
    • 30% non-refundable deposit will be automatically processed 60 days prior to the event date.
    • Events may be cancelled without penalty up to 61 days before the event.
    • Events cancelled with less than 61 days notice are subject to full cancellation charges and the full 30% deposit is forfeited.
    • Events may be postponed up to 61 days before the event, in which case the deposit is transferred to the new event date.
    • It is the responsibility of the client to act within the stated time frame, and to provide ample notice of postponement or cancellation.
    • In the event you do not achieve the minimum, a rental fee in the amount required to achieve the minimum spend will be applied to the host bill.
    • Both the host bill and individual guest bills count toward a minimum spend. In the case of separate bills, if the minimum spend is not achieved, the host is responsible for paying a venue fee in the amount required to achieve the minimum spend.
    • Only food and beverage consumed during the event count toward achieving the minimum spend. Venue fees are processed the night of the event and are non-transferrable to other dates or purchases.
    • Minimum spend rates are agreed upon at the time of booking and will not be reduced if Provincial public health measures limit the features or reduce the capacity of any event space. It is the responsibility of the client to stay up to date on all Provincial public health measures.
    • If there is a government mandated shut-down of in-person dining, the deposit would be refunded regardless of timing.
  3. Events NOT subject to a minimum spend:some text
    • No deposit is required in advance of the event date.
    • Events may be cancelled without penalty upto 7 days before the event.
    • Events cancelled with less than 7 days notice will be automatically charged 100% of the set menu price for the reserved number of guests.
    • If there is a government mandated shut-down of in-person dining, the above cancellation penalty is waived.
  4. We require a final guest count 7 days prior to the event date. After this time you will be charged the full price of the set menu for any ‘no shows’.
  5. 30-minute grace period for group reservations. After 45-minutes, group is deemed a ‘no show' and you will be charged the price of the menu for the reserved number of guests.
  6. In the case of separate bills, the credit card provided on the authorization form will be charged the price of the menu for any ‘no shows’ or any charges not paid in full.
  7. All events must be paid in full the day of the event, with payment presented on-site. We do not invoice.
  8. 20% gratuity + 5% gst will be added to the bill. Rental fees are subject to 20% gratuity + 5% gst.
  9. Damages: The client is responsible for any damages to or on PARK's property and/or injury to the staff and/or guests caused by the client and/or client’s guests. Please note that verbal & physical abuse will not be tolerated towards any of our staff.

Access Times, Last Call & Venue Accessibility

Main Dining Room: Earliest access to the table is 15 minutes prior to your reservation time. Reservations are permitted at 5:45pm & earlier or 8:15pm & later and subject to a 2 hour dining time.

Guide's Room:  Earliest access for event set up/start is 5:00pm. Last call is 11:30pm, with an event finish of 12am.

Upper Level (Guide's + Library): Earliest access for event set up/start is 5:00pm. Last call is 11:30pm, with an event finish of 12am.

Private Venue: Earliest access for event set up/start is 5:00pm. Last call is 12:30am, with an event finish of 1am.

Please note, earlier access may be arranged for an additional minimum F&B spend. Please contact a Sales Manager for exact pricing.

Venue Accessibility

IS THE RESTAURANT ACCESSIBLE?

Accesible - yes (main floor only)

Elevator - noWheelchair compliant bathrooms - yesWheelchair ramp - yes (provides access to the main floor of the restaurant only)The main floor of Park Distillery is wheelchair accessible. The Guide's Room and Upper Level are not wheelchair accessible as these areas are located up a set of stairs.

Wedding Specific Information

DECOR POLICY

Our staff are focused on preparing the space for an impeccable meal service and are therefore unable to set up décor.

  • All décor needs (assembling centerpieces, unpacking décor, putting out place cards according to a seating plan, etc.) must be left in the hands of your Wedding Coordinator or friends & family. Special Event Rentals Banff is a local company that aids with set up should more extensive assistance be required.
  • PARK uses tea light candles on all tables as part of the regular dinner set up. Guests are permitted to bring in additional candles for décor as long as the flame is contained within a votive.
  • We have very limited storage available at the restaurant, therefore we are not able to store décor at the restaurant in advance of the scheduled access time or after the event.

WEDDING CAKES

  • PARK does not make wedding cakes, however there are many exceptional bakers within the Bow Valley and we would be happy to make local recommendations for a professional wedding cake should you require one.
  • There is a $3.50/person cake cutting fee to cut, plate, and serve the cake to your guests. There is no charge for a small ceremonial cake if you choose to cut and plate the cake yourselves (we will provide cutlery and plates). There is no charge for cupcakes and clients are responsible for the set up of a cupcake station.
  • Cakes may be delivered and stored at the restaurant the day of the event. Please ensure the cake is packed safely and labeled with your reservation name & details (for example: Smith Wedding, June 15th, PARK, Main Dining Room).
  • Please note, by bringing your own wedding cake, the client assumes full responsibility for the event guests. PARK will not be held liable for any allergic reaction resulting from the consumption of cake, frosting or fillings.

DO YOU HAVE A PREFERRED LIST OF VENDORS IN BANFF?

  • We work with many amazing florists, stylists, bakers and photographers in the Bow Valley. Please speak with your Sales Manager for our favorite local vendors.

MAY WE HOLD OUR WEDDING CEREMONY AT THE RESTAURANT?

  • PARK is first and foremost a dining room and we are therefore limited in terms of ceremony space. On occasion, and only with a private venue booking of the entire restaurant, we may be able to host your ceremony. Please note we are not able to remove all the tables from the dining room and therefore cannot set up a traditional ceremony space with rows of chairs. 

IS THERE A DANCEFLOOR?

  • For a private venue rental, there is not a dedicated dance floor, however tables can be moved after dinner service to allow for dancing (which we highly encourage!).

Testimonials

Glowing Feedback

The reception was exactly how we wanted it to be!!!

We had all of our guests tell us the food was delicious and they can not wait to get back to Banff and go to that restaurant for food! The bar tenders were also amazing, fun, social and quick at making drinks. Our coordinator was also very helpful! I loved it and would 100% do it again!

Brittany & Blair
August 2022

I just wanted to say thank you again for everything.

It was absolutely perfect. Everyone loved the food, the service and the venue. I couldn’t have asked for anything more!

Jeff & Elissa
March 2018

We just wanted to send you a note to thank you and the Park staff for doing such a great job at the wedding!

We’ve had tons of compliments from our friends and family about the food, drinks, service, and venue! Please pass along our sincere compliments to all of the staff. Also, it was so nice to have you there to keep things running smoothly… so a big thanks to you!

Tosha & Colin
March 2018

We cannot thank you enough for everything you did to make our day go smoothly!

We truly had a blast in Banff and both at our elopement and reception. The food and cocktails were delicious and the staff and atmosphere were so accommodating. It was perfect.

Jennifer
March 2018

Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for a simply fantastic rehearsal supper at Park.

Everyone there thought it was a super time and our servers were incredible!

Dennis
June 2018

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you and your staff at my client’s reception yesterday.

I could not believe how responsive and helpful everyone at Park Distillery was. Manuela and Vicky along with everyone else helping last night were absolutely amazing and I couldn’t have asked for a better crew to be on board that night!

Karlie
September 2019

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