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Venue Rentals

Wedding Rentals

We are delighted that you have chosen to host your wedding day at Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden and endeavour to ensure you and your guests have a wonderful experience unlike any other. The garden offers several packages to suit your dream wedding budget. Plan your special day in any season for stunning colours and foliage at any time. 

Our new Bunka Centre is now open to host wedding receptions for up to 80 guests, with beautiful windows overlooking Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden. Add programming for guests to enjoy between the ceremony and reception to leave them with beautiful memories of your special day. 

Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden remains open to the public during wedding ceremonies. Peak season rates apply from May to October, with off-season rates from November to April. We cannot accommodate weddings in December. 

Ceremony-only rates do not include the usage of the Bunka Centre. Please download our Wedding Book for more information on rates and additional enhancements to your wedding day.

Wedding Packages

Peak Season Rates:
Ceremony Only (4 Hours): $500
Ceremony + Reception (Venue closes at 10 pm): $1000

Off-Season Rates:
Ceremony Only (4 Hours): $300
Ceremony + Reception (Venue closes at 10 pm): $600

Peak Season Rates:
Ceremony Only (4 Hours): $700
Ceremony + Reception (venue closes at 10 pm): $1400

Off-Season Rates:
Ceremony Only (4 Hours): $500
Ceremony + Reception (Venue closes at 10 pm): $1000

Peak Season Rates:
Ceremony Only (4 Hours): $900
Ceremony + Reception (Venue closes at 10 pm): $1800

Off-Season Rates:
Ceremony Only (4 Hours): $700
Ceremony + Reception (Venue closes at 10 pm): $1400

Prices may vary depending on your unique needs for your day. The packages include the time your caterer or decorator will be at the venue setting up and cleaning up.

Please view our Wedding Book below for more information and contact us to begin planning your memorable wedding in the garden.

2024 Wedding Packages PDF
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Private Rentals
and Receptions

The new Nikka Yuko Bunka Centre is now open to the public to host your next event, be it a reception, staff meeting, or retreat.

Host your guests in our beautiful modern space with gorgeous windows overlooking Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden. Our ample venue space is perfect for presentations, dinners, and networking events and contains a bar and catering space. Use our two breakout rooms for smaller meetings with a full wall projector and big screen TV to display presentations or videos. Take advantage of Cleo’s Cafe for refreshments and relax in our open commons space during your downtime.

Large Event Room: Maximum of 100 people (theatre style) or 80 (round tables)

Programming/Breakout Rooms: Maximum of 25 people per room

Please note food prep is not permitted, and food services are by approved caterers only. Our reception packages are coming soon!

Private Venue Rental Information
Facility Fees & Eqiupment Rentals
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Photography Sessions

The Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden has many breathtaking viewpoints making it the perfect venue for capturing life’s special moments. If you want your engagement, wedding, graduation or family photos taken in the Garden, please book a month in advance. Winter Light Photos, please book a week in advance. All photo sessions must be booked in advance due to COVID-related capacity limits. 

Packages do not include a photographer. Photographers do not count toward the total number of people allowed. Photo sessions are available during regular hours of operation or after hours. Drone photography is not allowed inside the garden.

View our Photography Packages and Prices below:

Photography Packages PDF
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P K
P K
2024-03-06
Always a delight to visit the gardens. This year we took part in a Sake Tasting (highly recommend) and enjoyed the festival of lights. There's a great gift shop on site.
TheFoodietravelers V&K
TheFoodietravelers V&K
2024-03-02
The winter festival is a nice way to spend 30 minutes of your time. Beautiful lights. If you purchase your tickets at the door you get a cookie and hot chocolate included with your admission price. That is not the same as the online price. It would be nice though if they added a few more places with a little more fires and it would also be nice if you could a full poop. But otherwise a nice little place.
Brenda Impey
Brenda Impey
2024-02-27
Japanese Gardens Lethbridge are a delight! The winter lights festival 2024 was enchanting!
Sharalyn Patching
Sharalyn Patching
2024-02-25
Beautiful. Loved Loved the theme this year seasons. Seasons in Canada 🇨🇦
Rajesh RJZ
Rajesh RJZ
2024-02-20
A good place to visit a light show with family and friends as a relaxed night out. Don't expect big and fancy things. They do provide complimentary drinks and cookies :)
Michael Bruining
Michael Bruining
2024-02-04
Went for the light display and it was beautiful. It was an awesome date activity after dinner when it was nice and dark. All the staff were super friendly and helpful.
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