Calgary's Wedding and Special Events Destination

22 years of getting every detail right

Whether you are planning an extravagant wedding reception or a noteworthy charity gala, the Metropolitan Centre is the perfect venue.

We have hosted some of the most memorable events Calgary's seen over the last 22 years. Every one has been unique and special in its own way.

We take pride in working closely with our clients to create events they can be proud of. It’s our personal service and attention to detail that continues to set us apart from other venues. That, and our Chef - who is amazing.

Working closely with you to make your vision become reality

From catering to event planning to stunning audio visual displays, we want to make sure every detail is right. We work with you from the beginning so you understand all that is possible. Sometimes, there will be restrictions and parameters you need to work within, and we will help you navigate all that, so you can achieve your vision. If you're in need of decor and planning services, we have vendors that have worked with us extensively that we can recommend in the following PDF. However, should you choose to hire outside vendors, the Met Centre is not liable for their services.

Decor And Planning

Décor Restrictions:

The ambiance of your event can be enhanced with flowers, music, candles and many other décor items you may be considering. To ensure that you are set up for success, please consult a Catering / Sales Manager to review any décor restrictions or elements that may require fire permits. It is also important to include any additional time that may be required for the set up and removal of décor items.

Music:

All functions where live or recorded music is played /performed is subject to SOCAN and Re:Sound tariff charges as outlined by the government.

Metropolitan Ballroom

Our ballroom offers flexible space allowing you to ability to design the room with your vision. Unobstructed space with 20’ ceilings allows for endless possibilities.

Specifications

Dimensions: 58′ x 89'
Ceiling: 20′
Area (sq. ft.): 5,200

Capacity

Theatre: 550
Round of 8: 350
Round of 6: 252
Classroom: 240
Reception: 600

Seating Configurations

Theatre IconRound of 8Round of 6Classroom Reception

Grand Lecture Theatre

This unique space offers a tiered floor – the ideal set requirement for ceremonies, special presentations and dinner theatres.

Specifications

Dimensions: 54’2″ x 47’8″
Ceiling: 15′
Area (sq. ft.): 2,467

Capacity

Theatre: 200
Round of 8: 128
Round of 6: 96
Classroom: 110
Reception: 225

Seating Configurations

Theatre IconRound of 8Round of 6Classroom Reception

Lobby

Your guests will be welcomed by our warm spacious lobby with its baby grand piano, floor to ceiling windows offering natural light, and contemporary furnishings.

Up to 175 people

Wedding Table
wedding lecture
wedding banquet
Catering Service

Catering

We are a full-service and fully licensed meetings and events facility with a variety of food and beverage choices to suit all tastes and dietary requirements.

Catering Service

Audio/Visual

Our partner, Freeman Audio Visual, offers the audio visual technical expertise and equipment necessary to flawlessly deliver a spectacular event.

We accept bookings
up to 3 years in advance.

Our event was a huge success and we want to specifically thank Jason for all his hard work. Jason, you went above and beyond expectations and its quality service like yours that  brings us back to the Met Centre. I know you also helped Michelle with our lost AV case and that too was much appreciated.

The entire team at the Met Centre was awesome and the interaction with them and the AV and webcast team made things go very smoothly. This was our first webcast and we all were nervous about the … unknown. But your direction and advice made things all work out perfectly.

Debbie Sereda

Communications Specialist/Encon Group Inc.