|Address:||866 Rue Saint Joseph, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G4, Canada|
My beautiful new wife and I had the privilege of getting married at the Fort on August 30th, 2013. Connie (the décor coordinator) and Angie (the food and drinks coordinator) will not only help you bring your vision to reality throughout your planning experience, but in the process will become your friends. I cannot stress how great of an experience it was working with them and how amazing and stress-free they made our special day. The food was simply incredible.....With even the hardest to please foodies in the group absolutely loving everything. I strongly suggest using the food station option as an alternative to the regular sit-down arranged table concept. Our dinner included 4 stations, including a chef-manned pad thai station, a chef-manned beef carving station, a deluxe poutine station with pulled pork and a Mediterranean station (all of which were fun and delightful). With 130 guests, wait times were very short and we are still hearing rave reviews about the food. The décor was also far nicer than we had ever imagined creating a perfect environment for celebration. To our surprise, several guests had even excitedly told us that this was the "Best Wedding they Had Ever Been To", a well-deserved complement to everyone at Fort Gibraltar for everything they had done in preparation for our big day. I would suggest Fort Gibraltar as a wedding/event venue to anyone who enjoys flawless service, high-quality food and expert décor advice. Thanks so much ladies for taking Randi’s dream wedding and making it a reality.....for that we will be forever grateful!
Fort Gibraltar is a very unique venue: a replica of the Northwest Companys fort during the fur trade era in Manitoba, juxtaposed with the modern buildings of downtown Winnipeg. It was the perfect venue for our winter wedding. When the temperatures dropped to -30C, typical of January in Winnipeg, we were warm and cozy celebrating in the Maison du Bourgeois next to the blazing fire in the beautiful stone fireplace, with furs and snowshoes hanging on the walls, and candles, pinecones and cedar boughs adorning the tables and fireplace mantle. Not only is the venue beautiful, but the food is AMAZING! We had a small (60 person) guest list of our closest friends and family and we chose to do the family-style dinner. The servers were dressed in period costumes and brought out an abundance of rich and delicious food in three courses followed by a dessert buffet. I overhead one of our guests call the Yukon Gold mashed potatoes potato nirvana! We had so many of our guests come up and tell us they were pleasantly stuffed and that all of the food was delicious! The serving staff were on-the-ball with serving and clearing each course, and were very accommodating to our guests needs. Our wedding day went off without a hitch, and we have Angie, Connie, and the kitchen and event staff to thank for making our day so special! Fort Gibraltar was a fantastic place to have our cozy winter wedding and we will be recommending them highly to other engaged couples for their weddings, as well as businesses looking to host parties in the future! Definitely go check them out!
My husband and I had our reception here in early march of 2012. i cannot say enough good things about this place. the fort is so historic and has so much character. it was the perfect place for our reception. Its located in the heart of St. Boniface and is central to the city. the planner was very helpful and prompt at answering my many questions and replying to my numerous emails. The serving staff were all very nice and professional and got dinner served quickly. we chose to have plated meals instead of a buffet and were very happy with our choice. the food was FANTASTIC! the only thing better than the main course was the chocolate mousse cheesecake that we had for dessert. It was the talk of the night and our guests are still talking about it! We opted to have a bonfire for a few hours in the eve after dinner as it was a beautiful warm spring day! the staff took care of setting up the fire and all we had to do was tell them what time we wanted it. Our whole evening was perfect and we have nothing negative to say about the fort. They certainly know what they are doing when it comes to receptions! everyone was friendly, helpfull and accomodating. Definately consider this place for your wedding! you wont be disapointed!!
My wife and I recently had our wedding at Fort Gibraltar and it was amazing! It was a winter wedding and we couldnt have picked a better venue. The wedding planner was really good at integrating all our ideas into the wedding and making it work, and she was very easy to approach with ideas or concerns. We did not have to worry about any little details, we would just mention it to her, and she would tell us she would take care of it and it always got done.The staff did an amazing job decorating the place like we wanted, and were super quick at serving dinner and changing over from a dinner to a dance. The food here is so good, so many people told us after the wedding that it was the best food theyve ever had at a wedding. We were also able to have a voyageur teach us hatchet throwing during our cocktail hour, which was amazing, and there are all sorts of voyageur-related activities you can have. They also offer the ability to have poutine as a late night snack for your guests which was wicked awesome, people loved it. Overall, I would recommend this place to anyone looking to have a beautiful wedding! Thanks Fort Gibraltar!
I am a Marriage Commissioner and have had the pleasure of officiating many ceremonies at Fort Gibraltar. It is a unique venue in the heart of Winnipeg: where else can you be married within giant timber walls, participate in ax-throwing, be saluted by a musket party, and all within minutes of downtown? The staff at Fort Gibraltar is efficient and offers a wealth of knowledge in all matters wedding-related. Fort Gibraltar offers a variety of options for ceremony spaces. The grounds in front of the porch can accommodate 250 people for an outside ceremony...and the entrance through the gates is grand, indeed! The Great Hall, with its massive stone fireplace , is also an excellent ceremony space, and the Partners Room (upstairs loft area) is perfect for more intimate weddings. Fort Gibraltar can accommodate 140 people for a sit down meal (180 for a cocktail reception) in the Great Hall, and 48 people (60 for a cocktail reception) in the Partners Room. I have also had the pleasure to attend a wedding at Fort Gibraltar as a guest. The food was delicious and the serving staff, attentive. Ample parking is available, as well.
Our daughter is having her wedding at Fort Gibraltar this summer and it is great that the management at Fort Gibraltar offer pre-wedding tasting sessions in order to help couples finalize their dinner selections. We attended one of the plated dinner tastings a couple of weeks ago for my daughter and found it very helpful. We were served a glass of wine along with our individual food choices - soup, salad, entrees, vegetables, dessert and coffee. Our dinners were delicious and the presentation was especially superb! We attended the tasting with other couples and it was helpful to see the choices that other couples had made in order to see a wider variety of foods. Angie and Connie also offered decorating ideas and were very helpful in answering our questions. The tastings are a great idea and we are very happy we attended. Looking forward to the wedding this summer!