As a family run business, our desire is to offer a place of peace and hope. We believe in serving our community through purposeful life-giving events. Our heart is to create room at the table for everyones story.
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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.
rebuilt our kitchen & Washrooms
hosted a slew of weddings
You know it-more weddings
Built our garden cottage
hosted events & shoots
worked out a lot of kinks
moved way too many weddings
expiriemented with other events
the best year of gardens
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
gathered in the press
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.
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!
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.
we truly have the best team in the world, we would be nothing without them!
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!
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.
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).
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!
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.