The rotunda and reception spaces overlooking Halifax Harbour are attractive, accessible and affordable—the perfect location for your reception. The fully-licensed facilities and catering services make planning your event a breeze. It can accommodate 200 sitting at reception or dining tables, 750 standing.
2 Ochterloney Street, Dartmouth, 902-461-4698, alderneylanding.com
ART GALLERY OF NOVA SCOTIA
The AGNS will bring a unique atmosphere any event, with some open gallery spaces suitable for stand-up or cocktail receptions for up to 75 people and seated events for 50. Special arrangements are possible provided the gallery standards and regulations are followed and all bookings are dependent on the current exhibit.
1723 Hollis Street, 902-424-4862, artgalleryofnovascotia.ca
ASHBURN GOLF CLUB
Ashburn offers an elegant wedding setting at Halifax’s premium golf course. The wedding package has all the little extras that will make your celebration a truly special occasion. Consider the exceptional culinary options, white linen napkins and tablecloths, an experienced waitstaff and culinary team, bar and reception area with a deck, full bar service with premium liquors and wines, a lush garden for photographs and parking for the wedding party.
3250 Joseph Howe Drive 902-443-8260, ashburngolfclub.com
ATLANTICA HOTEL HALIFAX
The Atlantica will help create the perfect wedding with its experienced culinary team and flexible function space, capable of hosting large parties or intimate gatherings with equal ease. If your guests stay here they can enjoy amenities like the pool, downtown proximity and restaurant with a view, Seasons.
1980 Robie Street, 902-490-3358, atlanticahotelhalifax.com
ATLANTICA HOTEL AND MARINA OAK ISLAND
What’s more romantic than celebrating love where the ocean embraces the south shore? Share your vows and begin your new adventure with this breathtaking natural beauty, letting the Atlantica take care of arrangements.
36 Treasure Drive, Western Shore, 800-565-5075, atlanticaoakisland.com
BANOOK CANOE CLUB
Located on Lake Banook, the Canoe Club hall is available for rental. You’ll find a large main hall that seats 110 and an adjoining smaller room with fireplace that seats 50. Both rooms open up to a spacious deck that overlooks the water. (Banook members get a rental discount.) Bar and catering facilities are available.
17 Banook Avenue, Dartmouth 902-464-1740, banookcanoeclub.com
BEDFORD BASIN FARMERS’ MARKET
A total hidden gem of a wedding venue, the panoramic view from this brand-new Bedford Highway shopping destination is a beauty. With 4,000 square feet of space, by day it’s a serene spot to grab a coffee and get some work done while gazing over the basin, but for special events (like say, a wedding ceremony?), its marble floors, fireplaces and bar are an outside-the-box backdrop for up to 100 guests.
397 Bedford Highway, 902-402-8925, bedfordbasinmarket.com
BEDFORD BASIN YACHT CLUB
Bedford Basin Yacht Club was established in 1953 at the head of the Bedford Basin in Bedford, far from the fog that regularly envelops Halifax Harbour. The club is available for weddings and includes a lovely bar and deck upstairs as well as plenty of outdoor space near the dock if you choose to have the ceremony there.
377 Shore Drive, 902-835-3729, bbyc.ca
BEST WESTERN PLUS CHOCOLATE LAKE
The lakeside hotel hosts conferences, events and of course, weddings. Additional amenities include a fitness center, salt water swimming pool, hot tub, games room and free parking.
20 St Margaret’s Bay Road, 902-477-5611, bestwesternatlantic.com
BEST WESTERN PLUS DARTMOUTH HOTEL & SUITES
The ballroom at the Best Western can host more than 300 people, with onsite catering from Trendz Restaurant guaranteeing your day will be a success. Amenities include a salt water swimming pool, free parking and hot breakfast buffet for wedding guests.
15 Spectacle Drive, Dartmouth 902-463-2000, bestwesternatlantic.com
BRIGHTWOOD GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Stylishly appointed since 1914, Brightwood is perfect for your reception destination thanks to its gorgeous grounds and country club. The facility can handle all your catering needs and the ballroom rental is $350 Monday through Thursday and $500 on the weekend.
227 School Street, Dartmouth 902-466-7688, brightwood.ns.ca
THE CAPTAIN’S HOUSE
Couples can choose from a selection of wedding settings at this landmark property and vacation spot located in Chester. You can have the ceremony outdoors near the ocean on a large semicircular deck or flagstone patio. There are four rooms for entertaining, all with an ocean view.
33 Central Street, Chester 902-277-1005, captainshousechester.com
CASINO NOVA SCOTIA
Casino Nova Scotia is ideal for those going big with their vows, whether you want to have your ceremony inside at the Compass Room, the circular room with a harbour view and space for a 120 guest for dinner and dance or the Schooner Room, which accommodates 300. Ante up and say I do.
1983 Upper Water Street, 902-425-7777, casinonovascotia.com
CUNARD EVENT CENTRE
With 45,000 square feet of column-free space, the Cunard Centre boasts one of the largest capacities for events in Halifax. If you are planning a huge wedding, this is where to put your 2,200 guests and feed them, and bring them out to the “brow” to watch the ships in the harbour, including the enormous cruise liners.
Pier 23, 961 Marginal Road, 902-454-8533, rcr.ca
DALHOUSIE SHIRREFF HALL
The Study Hall and Victorian Lounge at Shirreff Hall offer character-filled spaces for special occasions and especially weddings. With a dining room that can fit up to 240 guests, with large arched windows and covered ceilings, Dal’s oldest residence hall hosts nuptials both intimate and over the top.
1233 LeMarchant Street, 902-494-8840
DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY CLUB
A wedding venue capable of schooling the rest, this best kept secret for weddings and receptions is tucked away right on Dalhousie campus. A large, bright space is covered in character—Great Hall boats 30-foot wooden ceilings, and large windows overlooking Wickwire Field—the University Club offers full catering in both the main dining room and pub. With a capacity of 192 guests, the former makes for an old-timey, romantic setting for any celebration.
6259 Alumni Crescent, 902-494-3492, daluclub.ca
DELTA HOTELS BARRINGTON
Delta Barrington has a professional wedding team, which can provide flexible banquet facilities, a wedding night suite, rehearsal functions, customized packages and exclusive room rates.
1875 Barrington Street, 902-492-6448, deltahotels.com/en/hotels/nova-scotia/delta-barrington/weddings
DELTA HOTELS HALIFAX
Delta Halifax’s proposal for your wedding bliss includes the following: delectable culinary creations, exquisite banquet facilities, suite for the wedding night, valet service, red carpet arrival, customized wedding packages, first anniversary accommodations and dinner, post-wedding brunch options and exclusive rates for wedding guests.
1990 Barrington Street, 902-492-6448, deltahotels.com
DIGBY PINES GOLF RESORT AND SPA
With the Bay of Fundy as your backdrop,Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa is the perfect place for new beginnings. Welcoming guests since 1929, today the Pines stands for all things everlasting and beautiful. It also stands for pre- and post-ceremony relaxation on the golf course, and scallops that trump chicken or beef every time.
103 Shore Road, Digby, 902-245-7718, digbypines.ca
DIMAN LEBANESE CENTRE
A modern rental space just adjacent to Kearney Lake near Birch Cove provides a near-the-the-city location advantage with a rural appearance.
345 Kearney Lake, 902-209-5788
DUNDEE RESORT & GOLF CLUB
Say your vows against the sunset over Cape Breton’s Bras D’Or Lakes, with up to 250 of your nearest and dearest at this world-famous site. Dundee staff is available around-the-clock, Chef Marie will design a menu just for you and there’s a children’s centre to keep your younger guests occupied.
2750 West Bay Highway RR#2, West Bay, Nova Scotia (902) 345-2649 or 1-844-638-6333, dundeegolfclub.com
FORT MASSEY UNITED CHURCH
Watching over the Halifax Harbour since 1871, the neo-Gothic heritage building, gorgeous cathedral ceilings and inclusive mandate makes it a particularly warm atmosphere to say your vows.
5303 Tobin Street, 902-423-4294, fortmasseychurch.com
FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON HALIFAX
A four-star hotel located in the heart of downtown Halifax, the Four Points Sheraton can do big events: The hotel has 13 banquet rooms with over 12,000 square feet of flexible meeting space as well as an open-air courtyard and catering services.
1496 Hollis Street, 902-474-3907, fourpointshalifax.com/wedding-in-halifax
FOX HARB’R RESORT
This lap of luxury sits on the beautiful Northumberland coast’s Cape Cliff, boasting a renowned champion golf course, accommodations, gourmet dining and plus a postcard backdrop. Whether you’re looking for an intimate celebration, or a massive party, Fox Harb’r’s team of event coordinators can help you make sure it’s as stress-free as possible.
1337 Fox Harb’r Road, Wallace, 1-866-257-1801, foxharbr.com
EAGLEQUEST GRANDVIEW GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Grandview Golf & Country Club off Highway 7 offers storybook wedding facilities. The lush golf course provides a spectacular backdrop for an outdoor ceremony, and the Creekside East Restaurant and banquet facility can fit up to 120 guests, with a professional team experienced in the subtle nuances of wedding execution.
431 Crane Hill Road, Dartmouth, 902-435-3278, eaglequestgolf.com/locations/grandview
GRANITE SPRINGS GOLF CLUB
Consider Granite Springs Golf Club as an ideal place to have your wedding, 25 minutes from Halifax out near Peggy’s Cove. A distinctive log-style clubhouse has a 2,400-square-foot covered deck facing the ocean that can accommodate up to 200 people, with an expert, talented staff to help arrange every detail.
4441 Prospect Road, Bayside, 902-852-3419, granitespringsgolf.com
HALIFAX CITADEL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Founded in 1749, the Citadel’s historic charm as a venue is undeniable. We’re just not talking about the top of the hill, but inside the heart of the fort. The most iconic part of downtown Halifax is a gem for those seeking a little Victorian romance, a lot of cobblestone and potentially a kilted piper as accessories for their day. Citadel Hill invites bookings for weddings, dinners and receptions, and is ideal for those who want to pay tribute to our city’s history while making their own.
5425 Sackville Street, 902-426-5080, pc.gc.ca/halifaxcitadel
THE HALIFAX CLUB
The Halifax Club welcomes both members and non-members to its historic downtown building, providing complete catering packages to suit every budget in a cocktail reception, brunch and dinner service. Think of it for your rehearsal party, bridal shower, ceremony, reception or even the groom’s Scotch party.
1682 Hollis Street, 902-423-8460, halifaxclub.ns.ca
THE HALIFAX MARRIOT HARBOURFRONT HOTEL
At the Marriot, you can book upwards of 10 rooms for events in Halifax online, quickly and easily. The hotel is a premiere wedding venue, offering the Halifax Ballroom with an unobstructed view of the harbour, accommodating both grand weddings and intimate soirees. The hotel also offers skilled event planners to coordinate every detail for successful and memorable engagements, as well as in-house catering.
1919 Upper Water Street, 902-421-1700, marriott.com/hotels/travel/yhzmc-halifax-marriott-harbourfront-hotel/
HALIFAX WEDDING CHAPEL & MARRIAGE OFFICIANTS
The Chapel can arrange a meaningful, personalized and elegant wedding ceremony at your location of choice or at the chapel, with non-denominational, spiritual, traditional or contemporary marriage services. Couples book their ceremony date between five and 15 months in advance, but keep in mind popular dates are usually booked at least a year ahead.
2 Auburn Avenue, Nova Scotia 902-477-1375, 902-225-5768, halifaxweddingchapel.com
THE HALLIBURTON HOTEL
The Halliburton specializes in intimate wedding events. From your ceremony in the sunny garden courtyard or in front of a crackling fire in the library, to an exquisite dinner in the private room, the hotel will work with you to ensure your event is unforgettable. A seated wedding reception allows up to 20 in one room or up to 48 in adjoining rooms, and a standing wedding reception up to 48 in adjoining rooms.
5184 Morris Street, 902-420-0658, thehalliburton.com
HAMPTON INN & SUITES BY HILTON HALIFAX- DARTMOUTH
At the modern Hampton Inn & Suites, located in Dartmouth Crossing, you can take advantage of a complimentary suite upgrade for the bride and groom. And, of course, it’s a delightful reception venue, too, with room to accommodate a catered reception for 65 people.
65 Cromarty Drive, Dartmouth 902-406-7700,dartmouthhampton.com
THE HARBOUR QUEEN
The Harbour Queen I is a beautiful two-level Mississippi-style sternwheeler with a capacity of 194 passengers. The lower deck is enclosed and heated while the upper deck is roofed and open to the air. Full catering services are available for this picturesque floating restaurant. A full-service bar and washroom facilities are on board as well as an area for bands and DJs.
Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street, 902- 420-1015, mtcw.ca
HATFIELD FARM COWBOY ADVENTURES
Get a little bit country without straying too far from the city. Hatfield’s lodge can hold up to 200 people for a reception meal and dance, with options for a horse-drawn carriage, and both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. A 5,000-square-foot lodge can hold up to 200 people for a reception meal and dance.
1840 Hammonds Plains Road, Hammonds Plains, 902-835-5676, hatfieldfarm.com
HOLIDAY INN HARBOURVIEW
The Holiday Inn is committed to providing first class service and special attention to every detail to help create the perfect wedding. With 16 rooms to choose from, they can accommodate large celebrations of up to 350 guests or intimate gatherings of a few family and friends, with a culinary team insisting on the finest ingredients for the wedding dinner. They book a year ahead.
101 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, 902-463-1100, hiharbourview.ca
INN ON THE LAKE
Good for receptions and the ceremony or if you should choose to simplify your event by combining the two, The Inn will book two years ahead and specializes in intimate weddings of 80 or less, offering personalized, complimentary wedding coordinator services, a beautiful lakefront setting and an upscale menu.
3009 Highway 2, Fall River, 902-861-3480, innonthelake.com
With a stunning panoramic view of Baddeck Bay, the Inverary is all about Cape Breton hospitality. The 11-acre property boasts the dinner venue for up to 200, the MacAulay Conference Centre, a top-notch catering staff and the option of the quaint on-site chapel (for little weddings of 24 or less) or a lake-side arbour, for an epic backdrop.
368 Shore Road, Baddeck, 902-295-3500, capebretonresorts.com/our-resorts/inverary-resort/weddings
KELTIC LODGE AT THE HIGHLANDS
The Keltic Lodge Resort and Spa on the Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, has stunning panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and natural beauty of the gardens supply the perfect setting. Talented chefs provide delectable cuisine while professional staff and planners meticulously focus on the details, attending to your particular needs.
383 Keltic Inn Road, Ingonish Beach, 1-800-565-0444, kelticlodge.ca
KING’S COLLEGE CHAPEL
A gorgeous and intimate venue for weddings, the old-world University of King’s College’s chapel has a capacity of 120 people, amazing acoustics and can be booked for services with any mainstream religious or denominational tradition.
6350 Coburg Road, 902-422-1271, x.140, firstname.lastname@example.org, kingschapel.ca
LANE’S PRIVATEER INN
Exchange your vows on the lawn by the Mersey River, then bring the wedding party inside for the reception. You’ll feel relaxed in the intimate setting of Lane’s Privateer Inn with family and close friends, an hour-and-a-half outside Halifax. The two level stone patio is the perfect fair weather venue for weddings. The on-staff consultant will help customize every detail of your wedding day, all the details from the menu to wine, flowers, music, decor and accommodation.
27 Bristol Avenue, Liverpool, 902-354-3456, lanesprivateerinn.com
LIGHTFOOT & WOLFVILLE
Perched on an Annapolis Valley hilltop, looking over Cape Blomidon and the Bay of Fundy is the gorgeous Lightfoot & Wolfville—one of Nova Scotia’s most exciting wineries, and a stunning venue for your nuptials. Seasonal farm-to-table food, local wine and a postcard of a backdrop are just a few reasons to consider the possibilities here.
11199 Evangeline Trail, Wolfville, lightfootandwolfvillewines.com
THE LINKS AT THE MONTAGUE
The local golf course’s clubhouse is perfect for a wedding reception of up to 92 guests. You will not require much in the way of decoration since the clubhouse offers a beautiful plantation style construction with high vaulted ceilings, oak dance floor and granite top bar for your convenience. Wedding ceremonies are held outside on our cobblestone patio which overlooks the ninth green and a pond. After the ceremony there are many locations available for wedding photography.
5 LakeHill Drive, Lake Loon, 902-433-3330, thelinksatmontague.com
You’ll find Liscombe Lodge on the Eastern Shore just two hours from Halifax, a secluded destination to relax, unwind and enjoy nature. It’s an all-inclusive wedding destination, offering 68 units, including chalets, lodge and cottages, many with picturesque river views.
2884 Number 7 Highway, Liscombe Mills, 1-800-665-6343, liscombelodge.ca
THE LORD NELSON HOTEL
Its location in the heart of downtown across the street from the Public Gardens makes the stylish Lord Nelson Hotel a natural venue for weddings. Check out their large ballrooms, flexible event space and catering services that can accommodate up to 600 guests. With an on-site wedding planner and master pastry chef waiting on staff.
1515 South Park Street, 902-423-6331, lordnelsonhotel.com
A random Saturday night at Lot Six is sprauncy enough, with its flickering candles, artful cocktails and tables full of well-dressed, beautiful people—so just imagine what a wedding would look like! Heaven, basically (but it’s Bring Your Own Beauties). If you’re looking for ambience and then some, the atrium at this downtown bar is truly one of the city’s most romantic rooms.
1685 Argyle Street, email@example.com, lotsix.ca
LOWER DECK/THE BEER MARKET
Located on the third floor of The Lower Deck, The Tap Room can be reserved for your wedding reception, providing a private restaurant, complete with staff, fully stocked bar and endless menu options to make your event outstanding.
Historic Properties, 1887 Upper Water Street, 902-422-1289, lowerdeck.ca
MIC MAC AMATEUR AQUATIC CLUB
Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club not only offers great recreational programs, but if you’re planning a wedding or a reception, check this out: the Aquatic Room provides for up to 350 guests for standing functions and table seating is for 250 people, with a gorgeous view of Lake Banook.
192 Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth, 902-464-9480, micmacaac.ns.ca
Murphy’s Restaurant is located out on a pier over Halifax Harbour, with an outdoor patio and windows providing an unobstructed view of the water from wherever you stand. Murphy’s can host up to 400 people, with special event coordinators to design the right function for you. (Don’t forget to include the ocean-going vessels like Tall Ship Silva, Kawartha Spirit and J. Farwell in your plans.)
Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street, 902-420-1015, mtcw.ca
A Best of Halifax Weddings winner, Oceanstone creates unique and intimate seaside weddings at a stunning resort in Indian Harbour, just five minutes from Peggys Cove. A professional, experienced team offers couples a finely tuned event with a beautiful setting to create memories that will last a lifetime.
8650 Peggy’s Cove Road, Indian Harbour, 902-823-2160, oceanstoneresort.com
PETITE REVIERE VINEYARDS
Petite Rivière Vineyards is a destination winery in the LaHave River Valley wine region. Its winery location is idyllic, serene and located within kilometres of three of the province’s most beautiful beaches. The setting is picturesque with a large terrace overlooking the vineyards. The winery is truly a beautiful spot for a wedding.
1300 Italy Cross Road, Croustown, 902-693-3033, petiterivierevineyards.ca
PICTOU LODGE BEACH RESORT
Just minutes from both Pictou, home of the Ship Hector, and the PEI ferry, this oceanside resort features log cottages, executive chalets, private beaches and is a wonderful location for seaside wedding ceremonies and receptions.
172 Lodge Road, Braeshore, Pictou 902-485-4322, pictoulodge.com
CANADIAN MUSEUM OF IMMIGRATION AT PIER 21
You may not know this, but Pier 21 hosts more than 300 events a year and can be the site of your wedding. With the building’s special, historical ambiance—and professional catering by RCR—Pier 21 will make your special day one to remember. It can handle intimate receptions for 20 guests to ceremonies and dinners for 440 guests.
1055 Marginal Road, 902-425-1365, 902-492-0768, pier21.ca
PRINCE GEORGE HOTEL
The Prince George’s centrally located, elegant surroundings are the preferred site of many memorable celebrations, including summer weddings on the outdoor patio. An on-staff wedding planner and special events manager can help, and the hotel can offer a number of catering options you can choose from.
1725 Market, 902-491-5703, princegeorgehotel.com
ROSEWOOD ON THE COVE
Rosewood On The Cove is a wonderful venue for an intimate seaside wedding for up to 16 people.
187 Shore Club Road, Hubbards, 902-857-2001, rosewoodonthecove.com
ROYAL NOVA SCOTIA YACHT SQUADRON
The beautiful RNSYS features a bar and dining service and a number of private rooms available for special celebrations, as well as the lovely Saraguay House. Check out the waterside deck off the regular dining area in the summer. The Spar Loft, used in the winter for mast and spar storage, has a seating capacity of 250, perfect for larger-scale events.
376 Purcell’s Cove, 902-477-5653, rnsys.com
ST. MARK’S PLACE
A restored Lutheran church on the banks of the picturesque LaHave river, St. Mark’s is a blend of its rich 100-plus year history and modern day facilities. No longer operating as a place of worship, St. Mark’s is a unique rental space for weddings, reunions and other memories waiting to be made.
5142 Highway 332, Middle LaHave, 902-298-1292, stmarksplace.net
SHINING WATERS MARINE
A truly special venue for a wedding of any size, Shining Waters has an experienced team available to help you make arrangements from cake designers to flowers, plus photographers, music, transportation and accommodations. Indoors the facility can host up to 210 people for a seated dinner, with an additional 100 spots available on the wrap-around patio.
148 Nautical Way, Tantallon 902-820-3627, shiningwaters.ca
ST. MARGARET SAILING CLUB
The St. Margaret Sailing Club has been the backdrop for many weddings, offering an open concept interior layout and a full veranda, providing spectacular views of St. Margaret’s Bay. SMSC is licensed for groups of up to 121 people or full seated dining for 90, with a list of favourite caterers provided.
5 Foxberry Hill, Croucher’s Point, French Village, Glenhaven 902-823-1089, smsc.ca
ST MARY’S BOAT CLUB
Built in 1905, the Boat Club was renovated in 1991 by the HRM and offers recreational programs year round. A large reception hall is available for rent, featuring hardwood floors, a stage and kitchen, with adjacent parking, lawn areas and a spectacular view of the Northwest Arm.
1641 Fairfield Road, 902-490-4688, halifax.ca/smbc
TALL SHIP SILVA
Both a ceremony and wedding reception venue, the popular Halifax-berthed tall ship can provide a day on the water you won’t forget. Its three different all-inclusive wedding cruises can accommodate up to 150 guests and includes an event coordinator, catering, DJ or musicians, indoor banquet room and pub, with awnings available rain or shine.
1751 Lower Water Street, 902-429-9463
This not-so-secret garden in Grand Pré is as fairytale-esque as it gets. Ponds, orchards and a wildflower labyrinth are among the treasures that will make your photos next-level, not to mention the neighbouring Bay of Fundy. This is a location that’ll delight all of your senses, and your guests’, too. Start your happily ever after getting tangled up in the valley.
11827 Highway 1, Grand Pré, 902-542-9811, tangledgardenherbs.ca
For more than 100 years The Waegwoltic has been hosting club members at a lovely spot on the Northwest Arm, and rents indoor function rooms and an exterior stone patio for up to 100 seated guests or 150 for a cocktail soiree.
6549 Coburg Road, 902-429-2822, waegwoltic.ca
THE WESTIN NOVA SCOTIAN
Known for quality food and beverage service, the Westin also offers catering along with one of the classiest reception venues in the city, offering both creative, local-inspired menus and ambience. Its downtown location makes for great photo ops and gathering spots.
1181 Hollis Street 421-1000, 902-496-8305, thewestinnovascotian.com/halifax-wedding
WHITE POINT BEACH RESORT
Invite guests and family to join you at your wedding and reception at White Point Beach Resort, located just 90 minutes from Halifax. White Point’s backdrop is one kilometre of white-sand ocean beach and accommodations include 44 cottages and 74 guest rooms. Dining options include mussel bakes, lobster boils and planked salmon dinners and bonus—there are bunnies everywhere!
75 White Point Beach Road 2, White Point, 800-613-2172, whitepoint.com