Our story is one of perseverance, trust, faith and a whole lot of humility. When we began this journey we didn't know what the outcome would be. We threw our thoughts and ideas out into the world to see where they would land, not expecting to be catapulted to where we are today. Over the years our business has changed shape and therefore its nature. We always intended for it to be malleable because we know that being flexible is a requirement for success. And so as we continue to grow and change, we find new perspectives all the while aiming to shift into the intended destiny for our business. 

While our primary focus has been hosting weddings that was never our original goal. It never ceases to amaze us the amount of joy there is when a couple joins with their friends and family to celebrate the beauty of marriage. The overwhelming love permeates the space making it feel tangible. Our hearts are filled with overflowing gratitude for the couples that have partnered with us over the years. 

Our story is filled with so many intricate details that it has become a fun story to tell. So much beauty has blossomed from the literal blood, sweat and tears it took to build what Gathered is today. As we continue to listen to our hearts we will evolve and change, but our primary focus always remains the same. Our focus is to show people through the work that we do that we love and honour them. We are the type of people who wear their hearts on their sleeves and keep pushing ourselves to grow. We will continue to approach everything we do with humility but also with pride.

Are we proud of what we’ve built? Heck yeah! Do we think we do it well? Absolutely.

When you put your heart out to be vulnerable and you're willing to own up to those mistakes, let me tell you, anything is possible. In the end, we are doing what we're called to do and being obedient to that mandate. 

Our Story

launched the website
hosted our first weddings
filmed our video

We’re often asked, “how did this come about?” The answer is really simple, we were looking for something that fulfilled our passions and we took a massive leap of faith. Gathered is not a life long dream that has been put into motion but rather a collection of dreams harboured deep in our spirits that just happened to manifest in this particular way. Every little piece of design, from the oven that golden sourdough emerges from, to the paint colours and even the herbs in the dishes are all little threads of our dreams working their way into creating a bigger tapestry. It could certainly be duplicated but the authenticity comes because it’s a reflection of who we are. We are natural-born hosts and it just comes instinctively.



We saw a need and we worked towards filling that gap. With our ideas and dreams tucked in place, we set out to create a space that gave couples the opportunity to see their ultimate ‘Pinterest Wedding’ boards come to life.

Our story is really as simple as that.

We already lived on the property that held the beauty of the prairies. We would gaze upon the Albertan sunsets, the golden fields, endless rainbows and storm clouds that would take our breath away. We knew that we needed to share the prairies with others, so we combined the view and our love of food to create something magical.

2017

rebuilt our kitchen & Washrooms
hosted a slew of weddings

2018

You know it-more weddings
Built our garden cottage
hosted events & shoots
worked out a lot of kinks

2019

moved way too many weddings
expiriemented with other events
the best year of gardens

2020

it's who we are

Like any good business...

At the end of the day, our focus is on the hearts of the people we partner with. Whether it be a couple looking to begin their lives together on our property, or a farmer looking to grow their business, we take that very seriously. We did not set out on this journey to collect awards or followers. Instead, we want to collect memories and moments with those in the community we are slowly building around us.

Do we claim to be perfect or the best? Definitely not. But what we lack we make up for in extreme passion. Our goal is and always will be to make a difference in the lives of those that we have the honour of partnering with. 

welcome to our messy, rewarding, victorious journey... 

 we hope you will stay awhile. 


MEET Elaine

 BOSS

Founder - Heart
behind the Gathered

Elaine has always had a heart to gather people. Her vision behind the company goes hand in hand with her life motto; to make people feel welcomed, loved and nourished. She has raised 5 children to know the value of community and the importance of the dinner table; something she’s held onto from her own childhood. 

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MEET Alysa

 Lady

Founder - Dreamer

As a young girl, Alysa has always dreamed of being on a farm. Her heartbeat is to live a healthy lifestyle based on sustainable living. Alysa dreams up the ideas for the business and creates a design around them. You will find her always moving the business forward, and she will not stop until the details are complete with a personal touch.

Boss

true love

our

We love local
we create from scratch
we use veggies from our garden

You know that moment when all creation aligns and you think wow this is exactly what I was born to do? 

That's how we feel about food. 

check out our blog where we share our hearts about

NEW TO OUR WEBSITE...

WEDDINGS - FOOD - LIFE

01.

We are inspired by nature - and all things garden.

We grow almost two acres of a variety of vegetables, herbs and flowers. Our goal is to grow things that are completely edible and to not waste anything! 

We grow sunflowers in abundance. 

02.

We love all things family. 

We believe in the importance of family. The kind that makes you crazy, is way too loud but is filled with an overwhelming amount of beautiful moments. 

03.

We are inspired by love. 

We talking about the undeniable love between our couples, we're talking about the love of family and community. We're talking about the overpowering love for yourself and others that changes lives. 

our inspiration

 
However, we try not to get caught up in the accolades but rather we seek to partner with those who want to see our vision manifested. That being said, we do want to highlight the incredibly hard-working vendors we have had the privilege of working with so instead we will see our love for each of the incredible vendors we partner with smattered throughout the site. 


You can find our “in the press” section below but you won’t find it plastered all over the place. We are grateful for those who included us in their write-ups and humbled to be part of such beautiful pieces of work.

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Specialties!

Who are we?

We are a fierce and passionate bunch. We are an authentic and goofy group of people who lean deeply into their creativity., We laugh freely and refuse to take ourselves too seriously. 

We are constantly rewriting our story to match His story and invite grace to follow us wherever we go. Our group is zany and multi-faceted. We work hard to allow each member to contribute to the design. We tweak and adjust our rhythms, attempting to create the perfect flow knowing full well we will probably never get there. 

Our group is whimsical and imperfect, with a variety of personalities scattered among us. We take giant leaps, we experiment, we fail forward. But we dust ourselves off and press on into our journey. More often than not we feel like pioneers, breaking the mold of boring weddings and events.

We love our space, our land and our property. We only invite those who respect it as much as we do. We are always striving towards restoring this place back to its original design, whatever that may look like. Oh, and by the way, we really hate when people drive on our lawn! 

We believe love carries a frequency and that those around you should be able to feel it. We believe love should be unearned and unmerited. We have a knack for seeing down to the core of who you are and we accept all the good and the bad knowing that you yourself are on a journey.

We serve the King with abandon. 

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MeetAshley

We are so honoured to partner with Ashley-Dawn from Fiore Fine Events to be our onsite Wedding Manager! Ashley has a passion for people, talent for coordination and a calling to spark meaningful impact. Believing that each moment of your gathering should be intentionally considered to create experiences that inspire.

From the initial consultation, timeline creation, right through to the ball drop, she stands behind seamless and professional execution by ensuring that no decision or final detail is overlooked. It’s a rewarding kind of freedom!


Wedding Manager

master of it all

keeps the boat afloat

natalya

nicole

Dream Travel Destination: Finland or Switzerland

Most days you can find me: At home with my husband drinking coffee

Favourite Food: Hamburgers

Best reason to work at Gathered: The heart behind community and the love for the couples. I've honestly grown by working there and constantly push myself to grow. 

Dream Travel Destination: Bora Bora or Switzerland

Most days you can find me: At home or hunting for the best coffee!

Favourite Food: Poutine or Cereal

Best reason to work at Gathered: Feels like home away from home.

Meet Team Gathered

we truly have the best team in the world, we would be nothing without them!

range-tender-ista

the nicest person

sean

chloe

Dream Travel Destination: Travelling down the coast to Baja in my truck!

Most days you can find me: In the mountains with my wife or watching/playing any sport.

Favourite Food: Wood fire pizza

Best reason to work at Gathered: The family we have all built together and the leftovers!

Dream Travel Destination: Hawaii- to hike and suntan 

Most days you can find me: Cooking or playing outside with my kids!

Favourite Food: Vegetables, they're versatile, beautiful and make food fun. 

Best reason to work at Gathered: There are 50 best reasons. The people being number 1. I always feel uplifted when I am around the people at the gathered. The beauty all around and always the food!

one man farm-er 

the lettuce spinner

paul

andorra

Dream Travel Destination: Italy

Most days you can find me: Reading, chopping wood or working around the property.

Favourite Food: anything Italian

Best reason to work at Gathered: Chatting with the guests, who are so kind, and also eating the Burgers!

Dream Travel Destination: Andorra

Most days you can find me: In the gym, reading a book or enjoying the outdoors.

Favourite Food: Spaghetti

Best reason to work at Gathered:The staff feels like family and there is never a dull day when working at the Gathered.

bAr Tenderizer

the main man

jonny

lucas

Dream Travel Destination: Australia

Most days you can find me: At the gym or exploring with my dogs.

Favourite Food: Donairs

Best reason to work at Gathered: Working for my wife.

Dream Travel Destination: Japan for sure! The culture seems amazing and the cherry blossom covered mountains would be so beautiful.

Most days you can find me: Doing school work or hanging with my friends.

Favourite Food: Pizza

Best reason to work at Gathered: The staff is amazing and I'm not just saying that because I'm related to most them (or because they pay me).

Donut master

BBQ extraordinaire

mikayla

hayden

Dream Travel Destination: Ireland or Italy

Most days you can find me: Drinking coffee and playing with my daughter.

Favourite Food: Coffee

Best reason to work at Gathered: The atmosphere that is created. You will always find someone laughing or giggling, usually it's Elaine. It’s different everyday and it’s a honour to watch couples celebration the biggest day of their lives. 

Dream Travel Destination: Italy

Most days you can find me: Playing video games.

Favourite Food: Lasagna 

Best reason to work at Gathered:

Eating all the food!

Dish pit crew

Ariya

Dream Travel Destination: Skopelos Greece

Most days you can find me: Pursuing Music.

Favourite Food: White Chocolate

Best reason to work at Gathered: To wash the dishes as faster than the night before. I like that I continuously learn new things, whether it be cooking or working outside. 

 We believe that family is one of the core values of who we are. Our main desire is to promote one another to become the best that we can be, to love one another and always exude kindness.

We believe in the potential of each person we come in contact with, whether that is through our events, the people we partner with, or guests visiting the farm. We treasure the value of community and relationships, believing in taking the time to nurture them. Our hope is to make peoples dreams come true.

We recognize that the key to success is knowing that everything was created for us and we have the privilege of being caretakers of what we have. We choose to do it well knowing the rewards will be plenty. Our desire is to produce everything with the most natural methods, committing to pursue sustainability in every decision.

We believe in working hard and going the extra mile, serving others well and always have a heart of gratitude. Our hope is to give people the care and attention they deserve. We are committed to being loyal to our guests, following our hearts and being passionate about what we do.

We believe in gathering together.

our philosophy

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