Information to help you plan your event.
My favourite “One-Stop-Shops” (places to eat, sleep, and meet all under one roof). All have several options for meeting spaces.
Saskatoon Travelodge Hotel : Themed guest rooms, pool and 250 foot waterslide, near airport, etc.
Delta Bessborough: City Landmark that looks like a castle, located downtown on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, etc.
Sheraton Cavalier: Downtown, across the street from the river and Meewasin trails, waterslide, etc.
Raddisson Hotel: Downtown, across the street from river and Meewasin trails, waterslide, etc.
Saskatoon Inn: Near airport, pool, newly renovated, etc.
Queen’s House of Retreats: For small groups. Near river bank, in south end of city, quiet place to think and for spiritual rejuvenation. Christianity is very present at this location but not an obligation.
Note: There are MANY new hotels all over the city that I haven’t yet set foot in. That doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t any good. I chose the ones above because they are what I’m familiar with.
The following places don’t include sleeping accommodations but may include food or allow catering to be brought in.
La Troupe du Jour: Three spaces available for rent, for a variety of purposes. Located in Riversdale. Allow catering to be brought in.
Persephone Theatre: Variety of spaces in Remai Arts Centre, for a variety of purposes. Next to Remai Modern Art Museum. On the banks of the South Saskatchewan River and downtown. Allow catering to be brought in.
The Underground Café: Unique little venue with outdoor options. Located in Riversdale. Also a live music venue.
Village Guitar & Amp.: Unique little venue. Located next door to Underground Café. Also a live music venue.
Western Development Museum: Unique venue, built-in entertainment, on-site catering.
The Bassment: Best known as a music venue but have also held other events.
The Refinery: One block from Broadway Avenue, great little multi-purpose venue.
The Leisure Centres have multipurpose rooms that can be rented.
Many of the churches in town rent out their hall for events. Let me know if you need help locating one in your area.
The BIG ones! The following locations can handle bigger events.
TCU Place: Downtown
SaskTel Centre: North end of City.
Prairieland Park: South end of City
Specialized. These venues are more for specific types of events.
Dance Saskatchewan: They rent out dance studio space. Located downtown.
PAVED Arts: Must qualify for and pay for a membership to be able to rent their equipment and facilities. Facilities include, Video Editing Suite, Equipment Desk, Audio Suite, Digital Photography Suite, Analogue Dark Room, and Event Space. Located in Riversdale.
Broadway Theatre: Ideal for live performances or film screenings. On Broadway Avenue.
Out of town venues
The Berry Barn: Seven miles south of Saskatoon on Valley Road. On the banks of the river. Great place to eat Saskatoon Berries.
Barn Playhouse: 25 km north of Saskatoon on Highway 12
Champêtre County: approx 35 km east of Saskatoon, Western Era themed, also have options for accommodations on site.
Danceland: At Manitou Beach, on the shores of Little Manitou Lake (a salt-water lake), approx. 125 kms south-east of Saskatoon. Includes a 5000 sq foot dance floor built on horsehair. Nearby hotels, motels, and camping for overnight stays.
D’reen’s Catering: Good variety, reasonable prices. Also does teambuilding cooking classes.
PickNic’s: Good variety, reasonable rates. Also does gourmet sandwiches and wedding cakes.
Fresh Dish Catering: I don’t have any personal experience with this company, but they are mentioned a lot online and seem to have good reviews.
Many restaurants in town also cater or at least deliver. Many more offer delivery through “Skip the Dishes“.
A/V EQUIPMENT RENTAL
Long & McQuade: Audio equipment and musical instrument rentals. Two locations in Saskatoon
Production Lighting: Staging, Lighting, and Special Effects
Pro AV: Audio and visual rentals including video conferencing