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Three Bears

We Brought The Outdoors In

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Brewery in a forrest

Three Bears Brewery & Restaurant has two full floors of dining space and we accept groups as small as 8 and as large as 220. We offer delicious, multi-course menus with a selection of our most popular menu items. This is not your average group service. Our dedicated sales team takes care of everything, work with a professional Sales Manager to bring your event vision to life.

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Private Venue
220
Guests
Three Bears Brewery & Restaurant, where the outdoors have been made yours right in the heart of downtown Banff National Park. At Three Bears we brought the outdoors in, with beautiful patios on all levels, thoughtful touches of flora and fauna throughout, and a retractable glass solarium roof that floods the upper level with beautiful light and sunshine. The bright interior highlights the tasteful salvaged barn wood walls and industrial elements that make the space polished and unique.

Capacity

180
seated
220
standing

Features

Retratactable roof feature, two private heated patios, two full service bars, private heated patio, fireplace, distillery and mountain views, AV capabilities including 11 TVs, DJs/bands permitted, dancefloor, food stations for standing cocktail receptions. Guests are seated at long tables of 6-16.

Considerations

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

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Upper Level
102
Guests
Enjoy exclusive use of the entire top floor of our working brewery. From our heated patio at the west end to our retractable windows and booth seating at the east end, this private event space is desirable for both seated and standing events.

Capacity

102
seated
102
standing

Features

Retratactable glass roof feature, private heated patio, full service private bar, mountain views, AV capabilities including 3 flat screen TVs, dancefloor, food stations for standing cocktail receptions, a fireplace, retractable windows that make you feel like you're dining al fresco, and impressive views of our state-of-the-art display kitchen. Guests are seated at long tables of 6-14.

Considerations

Minimum spend and set menu required. Not wheelchair accessible. Music & microphone volume cannot interfere with other guests and is managed at the discretion of the venue manager.

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Beer Garden + Good Friends Room
100
Guests
Finally an outdoor wedding space in the National Park without the need for a backup plan. Situated beneath our fabulous retractable roof, the Beer Garden features endless natural light, a full-service bar, life-size pine trees. Star gazing after late night cocktails? No venue in Banff can compete with that.

Capacity

70
seated
100
standing

Features

Retratactable glass roof feature, private heated patio, full service private bar, mountain views, AV capabilities including 2 flat screen TVs, dancefloor, food stations for standing cocktail receptions. Guests are seated at long tables of 6-14.

Considerations

Minimum spend and set menu required. Not wheelchair accessible. Music & microphone volume cannot interfere with other guests and is managed at the discretion of the venue manager. The staircase and washrooms are shared with guests seated in The Gallery.

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Main Floor Brewery
80
Guests
Our sunken bar is the perfect central feature for guests to mingle around in this open concept working brewey. This space is the perfect space for a cocktail reception yearround with a heated patio with retractable glass doors.

Capacity

0
seated
80
standing

Features

Sunken bar, private heated patio with retractable glass doors, brewery views, AV capabilities including 7 flat screen TVs, food stations, a sliding glass & wood door that separate the main floor event space from the entrance & upstairs dining room.

Considerations

Minimum spend required. Seated group dining is not available in this area of the restaurant.

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The Gallery
32
Guests
Located at the back of the second floor and adjacent to our state-of-the-art exposed kitchen, the Gallery features beautiful panoramic windows that frame stunning mountain views. It is the ideal space to host a cozy and completely private event for up to 32 guests. The room boasts unexpected views of Mount Norquay and large retractable windows that will make you feel like you’re dining outdoors.

Capacity

32
seated
32
standing

Features

An open-concept and airy room with spectacular mountain views, a fireplace, retractable windows that make you feel like you're dining al fresco, AV capabilities including a flat screen TV, and impressive views of our state-of-the-art display kitchen. Guests are seated at tables of 8-16..

Considerations

Minimum spend and set menu required. Not wheelchair accessible. Close proximity to our display kitchen. If using our sound system, all music must be pre-downloaded as there is limited access to the AV central terminal.

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Good Friends Room
12
Guests
Enjoy an intimate dining experience in our smallest private room complete with one large live-edge table.

Capacity

12
seated
0
standing

Features

Sliding glass door to ensure for privacy, hanging plants, guests are seated at one large table.

Considerations

Minimum spend and set menu required. No AV capabilities.

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Main Dining Room
40
Guests
Long dining tables under the retractable solarium roof.

Capacity

40
seated
0
standing

Features

No minimum food & beverage requirement. Group is seated together at dining tables of 12-14.

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. Guests are seated up on arrival (no cocktail space). Group is seated together but custom floorplans not available. Not wheelchair accessible. No AV capabilities.

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Additional Information

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):

  • $18,000.00 - $23,000.00 minimum food & beverage requirement

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

  • $16,000.00 - $20,000.00 minimum food & beverage requirement

Entire Upper Level (Beer Garden + Good Friends Room + The Gallery):

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

  • $15,000.00 minimum food & beverage requirement

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

  • $13,500.00 minimum food & beverage requirement

Beer Garden + Good Friends Room:

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

  • $12,500.00 minimum food & beverage requirement

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

  • $11,500.00 minimum food & beverage requirement

Main Floor Brewery:

Year-round:

  • $11,000.00 minimum food & beverage requirement

The Gallery:

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

  • $4,500.00 minimum food & beverage requirement

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

  • $3,500.00 minimum food & beverage requirement

Good Friends Room:

Year-round:

  • $1,200.00 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)
  • Ten 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. 

Entire Upper Level (Beer Garden + Good Friends Room + The Gallery), Beer Garden + Good Friends Room, Main Floor Brewery:

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)
  • 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.

Gallery:

The following equipment is provided free of charge:

  • A speaker system into which you may connect an AUX compatible device, such as an smartphone or tablet (note: playlist must be pre-downloaded as there is limited access to the device due to the location of our AV central terminal)
  • Flat screen TV to play a slideshow (note: client must provide their own HDMI cable and compatible laptop)

With this booking, part of the venue remains open to the public. This means music must be played at an appropriate volume (controlled by the venue manager). No DJs, bands, or additional sound equipment are permitted.

Good Friends Room, Main Dining Room:

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

Group Policies

1. A signed event contract & online credit card authorization form are required to complete any group booking.

2. Events subject to a minimum spend:

  • A 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:

  • 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. A 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 Three Bears’ 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

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

Beer Garden + Good Friends Room: Earliest access for event set up/start is 5:00pm. Last call is 11:30pm, with an event finish of 12am

Entire Upper Level (Beer Garden + Good Friends Room + The Gallery): Earliest access for event set up/start is 5:00pm. Last call is 11:30pm, with an event finish of 12am.

Main Floor Brewery: Earliest access for event set up/start is 5:00pm. Last call is 11:30pm, with an event finish of 12am.

The Gallery: Earliest access for event set up/start is 5:00pm. Last call is 10:30pm, with an event finish of 11pm.

Good Friend's Room: Earliest access for event set up/start is 5:00pm. Last call is 10:30pm, with an event finish of 11pm.

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.

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 VENUE ACCESSIBLE?

Accessible - yes (main floor only)

Elevator - no

Wheelchair compliant bathrooms - yes

The main floor and brewery of Three Bears Brewery are wheelchair accessible. The Good Friends Room, Beer Garden and Gallery 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.

Three Bears Brewery 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
Three Bears Brewery 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, Three Bears Brewery, Main Dining Room).

Please note, by bringing your own wedding cake, the client assumes full responsibility for the event guests. Three Bears Brewery 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 favourite local vendors.

MAY WE HOLD OUR WEDDING CEREMONY AT THE RESTAURANT?

Three Bears Brewery 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, Entire Upper Level, and Beer Garden + Good Friends Room bookings, there is not a dedicated dance floor, however tables can be moved after dinner service to allow for dancing (which we highly encourage!).

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