The Barn: The Shawnessy Community Center

Availability: Click here for the calendar.

Location:  224 Shawmeadows Road SW. Calgary, Alberta

Step back in time and hold your next function in a turn-of-the-century barn!

This landmark is situated in the community of Shawnessy in a 17-acre green space that includes a new tot lot and tennis courts. A few short steps away are ball diamonds and soccer fields for your enjoyment. We have everything you need to plan your company BBQ, your community event, or even your wedding! The barn has a capacity of 115 people. This setting for your next function is very rustic. This barn was built in the early 1900s and was refurbished in the late '70s as a community centre. The barn is the last standing barn within the city limits of Calgary that is still usable. Its cedar walls encompass the most beautiful fireplace, which roars its warmth in the winter, and lends to a quiet comfort in the summer. The huge sliding glass doors opposite the fireplace open onto the outdoor patio and the green space. The ambiance is already there...all you need is you and your friends! Call today to book your next unforgettable function and let us help with the details. We have what you are looking for!

Prices for Bookings

Barn Rental $1000 

Cleaning fee $150

Booking deposit $250

$5 per person if cash bar (minimum fee $250)

$9.50 per person if host bar (minimum fee $475.00)

Renters supply all alcohol, we supply all other items including mixes, ice, cups, juice, pop, garnish and Bar Tender (mandatory) 

Use our partnered caterer or choose your own.  There can be no food preparation in our kitchen due to lack of license.

Contact the Barn's rental manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to book your event today: Or leave a message at 403-254-1012 

We provide table and chairs for renters.  All other items will need to be sourced out by other companies.  

Here is the floor plan of the barn. Click the image for a larger version:
Google SketchUp users can download a sketch of the barn here. (The file is 4.9 MB.) SketchUp can be found here.

For a map to the barn's location, follow this link.

Here are pictures of previous events at the barn:

Have your own pictures to add? Feel free to post them or any comments on our forums

Contact the Barn's rental manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to book your event today: Or leave a message at 403-254-1012.


Local Accommodations:

All of these Hotels are within 5 km of the Barn for your out of town guests:

  • Delta Calgary South. 403-278-5050. Please see this download for an offer from the Delta Calgary South. 

  • Holiday Inn 403-225-3000

  • Super 8 by Wyndham 403-254-8878

  • Wingate 403-514-0099


*Hotels are listed for convenience and are not meant as an endorsement by the Shawnessy Community Association.