Our talented and professional staff can provide catering for both small and large groups for all kinds of occasions, whether they’re lunch meetings, weddings, or full-blown corporate Stampede parties. We also have two great venues on campus that you can book for your function.
The Gateway Restaurant and Bar
The Gateway (or ‘The Gate’, as it is affectionately known) is the on-campus bar at SAIT Polytechnic. Not only is it one of the largest and most successful college bars in Canada, it was also nominated by FFWD Weekly in the category of ‘Best Concert Venue, 500+’ in Calgary. The Gate hosts a wide range of events, both large- and small-scale, on a regular basis.
The Gate has 15-foot windows onto its licensed patio, complete with one of the city’s best unobstructed views of downtown. It also has quality audiovisual equipment, a stage, and premium bar service.
Licensed capacity: 450 patrons
Licensed capacity with patio in use: additional 100 patrons
The Odyssey Coffeehouse
The Odyssey Coffeehouse opened in the fall of 2008 and has quickly become a campus hit. This bright, modern space brews delicious direct-trade coffee from Calgary’s own Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters, over 30 loose leaf teas from The Tea Factory and displays a rotating selection of some of the finest work from local artists. The Odyssey has hosted a wide range of private functions, including acoustic shows, full catered dinners, cocktail receptions, art shows, and more.
Licensed capacity: 120 patrons
• Premium bar service
• Wait staff
• Professional audiovisual equipment and fully trained sound technicians
• A variety of music
• The option to book concerts, shows, and artists
•Patio with the best unobstructed view of downtown in the city (‘Best View’ according to BeatRoute Magazine)
• Close access to secure parking
• 24-hour professional on-site security personnel
• Responsible transportation options (attached C-train access, pre-arranged taxis)
• Accommodation of allergies and dietary requirements (please advise when placing your order)
• Very competitive pricing
• Flexibility and the willingness to accommodate most reasonable requests
Our professional, experienced, and fully-certified staff can take care of many aspects of your special event, whether it be a cocktail party, Stampede function, wedding reception, single- or multi-day conference, staff event, or anything in between!
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