Have the backyard all to yourself
A one-of-a-kind outdoor venue for your private event
A versatile space to host events
The Backyard is in the heart of downtown Edmonton, steps from Rogers Place and the Ice District. From weddings and birthday celebrations, to team-building corporate outings and photo shoots, The Backyard is excited to host you. We are Edmonton’s most unique outdoor venue that’ll have your guests raving about their experience.
- We are currently only accepting bookings for private functions Thursday - Saturday for groups of 200 or more. We accept private bookings Sunday - Wednesday for groups of 50 or more. We can accommodate anything from intimate gatherings to large bashes of up to 500 people
- Our open-air space can be fully customized to suit your event’s needs
- Featuring Instagrammable art murals & design elements for those epic photo backdrops
- Our private booking process is easy to understand and simple to book
We've got you covered
At The Backyard, we take great pride in creating an event that’s exactly what you want it to be. We work with you to make sure the event planning is stress free and your guests have an unforgettable experience.
You can have up to two food trucks parked on site for your event. You can pick them or let us suggest our favourites. In addition, we offer our own locally sourced menu and can discuss special requests if you have something particular in mind.
Enjoy local craft beer & cider and our unique cocktails suited to the great outdoors! Create an exclusive cocktail that’ll take your event to the next level. Custom cocktails and special order beer & wine also available. Cash, tickets, toonie, or open bar options available.
The Kiosk, Games Area, & More
Our pop-up kiosk can be just about anything you want it to be. Transform it into a stage for a band, ice cream parlour, cocktail lounge, photo booth, or dessert bar. Your wish is our command!
Our seating can be configured any way to suit your event and we can activate the games area for your guests to enjoy or remove it to allow more room for seating & mingling.
We know your event means everything to you. That’s why we are committed to ensuring the experience of planning your event is as enjoyable & seamless as the event itself.
If you have questions about a private booking, please let us know. Your event is our priority and we'll get back to you ASAP.
How do I start planning my event at The Backyard?
Start by filling in the form below and provide us with as much detail as you can, including your preferred date & time, duration of event, number of guests, food & drink requirements, type of event & budget. Then the real fun starts, when we work closely with you to fully customize the space to create your unique event.
How much does it cost to book a private function at The Backyard?
All private events will be charged a venue rental fee, which includes the exclusive use of the entire space, staffing & security. The fee is dependent on the day of the week, time of year, time of day, duration of event & number of guests (minimum spends apply). Please fill in the form at the bottom of the private function page for more information on pricing.
Plan your function
We are currently only accepting bookings for private functions Thursday - Saturday for groups of 200 or more. We accept private bookings Sunday - Wednesday for groups of 50 or more.