Crafted Love: The Bell in Scona Wedding Experience – Intimate, Magical, Unforgettable

The Bell in Scona Wedding Venue with large windows for natural light and a fully stocked service bar. It has a hardwood floor and is fully sound-proofed

Are you a craft beer lover? Me too! Furthermore, The Bell in Scona has an industrial and romantic vibe and is the perfect setting for an intimate wedding.

As an Edmonton wedding photographer, I love connecting with Edmonton wedding venues that fit the vibe for planning intimate weddings. I recently toured The Bell in Scona in person and talked to Sofie, the event coordinator. Check out my wedding portfolio and fill out the contact form to inquire if you have yet to find a wedding photographer!

The Bell in Scona is located in the heart of Old Strathcona. It is close to many key spots for wedding portraits: you can choose between nature and urban. Depending on your wedding timeline, I can guide you with which locations to choose for your portraits.
10416 80 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB

(587) 635-6222


The projector side wall at The Bell in Scona with huge arched windows and hardwood flooring

The Bell in Scona Wedding Venue Capacity

With the event space being 4,000 square ft and the 1,000 sq ft turfed roof-top patio, the capacity for a sit-down dinner with a dance floor is 160 guests. 180 guests can be squeezed but it will be tight. If you have a larger guest list, the capacity for a cocktail-only reception is 222 guests.

When you book a wedding here, you get full private access to the rooftop patio.

A romantic and vintage vibe for an Edmonton wedding venue

Feature Turf Wall next to a large archway window

The lights are dimmable — if you need it brighter or darker. There are twinkle lights on the ceiling to add a magical ambience. The best part about this wedding venue is that both upstairs and the restaurant (on the ground floor) are completely soundproof. There are washrooms on the top floor. During winter months, a coat-check service is provided.

There is a feature turf wall across the main entrance. The turf wall can be used for guest and family photos or as a backdrop for your wedding ceremony. Since the Bell in Scona is in a historic building, it is also perfect for retro-themed weddings — such as the Great Gatsby era. With the right wedding planner to help you bring your vision to life, this wedding venue is central and convenient for wedding couples and guests.

For wedding guests with limited mobility, there is a freight elevator which is close to the bar.

The Best Alternative to Planning a Hotel Wedding

The best way I can describe this venue is that it is the most inclusive wedding venue where wedding couples are not charged any venue fees. As long as you hit your minimum spend, the venue is included. There is a small ceremony fee, which covers the setup and take down for your wedding reception. It is a very versatile wedding venue. They do have a podium and a projector should you need one.

You can opt between buffet service or plated service at The Bell in Scona.

There is a fully-serviced bar, as seen in the featured photo above. Also, did you know that The Bell in Scona has a fully-functioning brewery at the restaurant? Beer can be easily served on tap at the bar.

Getting ready suite for Edmonton brides at the Bell in Scona features a white make up table with a mirror decorated by light bulbs -- very chic and modern and romantic

Getting Ready at the Prairie Powder Room

The best part is that you can get ready at the wedding venue. It has a mini-fridge where you can request drinks to be stocked. I LOVE how picture-ready this room is for getting ready — and dark walls are great for a cinematic backlit hair spray photo.

The Prairie Powder Room with a cosy couch for bridal portrait

The Prairie Powder Room featuring full length mirrors and a mini bar fridge as well as a TV flat screen

There are full-length mirrors — it is essential to getting ready.

Please note that I don’t drink while I am photographing weddings. Ha, ha. (I have to make that clear!)

If you loved this blog article, you will also love other brewery wedding venue(s) in Edmonton, Alberta:
Biera – perfect for a small wedding and you can customize your menu

For wedding planners, check out the following features:
L’Atelier Designs – Sevy

For other wedding venues in Edmonton, Alberta, check out:
Royal Palace, Edmonton
Coast Hotel Nisku Inn (close to South Edmonton and Leduc)
Chateau Lacombe for a romantic and elegant wedding venue

For other venues in Alberta:
The Norland Historic Estate Venue in Lethbridge, Alberta
Unveiling the Hidden Gem: West River’s Edge Intimate Wedding Venue in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

An Edmonton couple having fun at a golden hour session with Cynthia Priest Photography - female is wearing solid white dress while her partner is wearing a green sweater and grey pants
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