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, 461-4698
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 approximately 135 people. Special arrangements are possible provided the gallery standards and regulations are followed. Sit-down meals are also offered.
1723 Hollis Street 424-5280 www.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
ATLANTICA HOTEL HALIFAX
The Atlantica Hotel Halifax knows how important your wedding day is and will help create the perfect wedding: an experienced culinary team brings the excellent food, and with more than 9,000 square feet, eight rooms of flexible function space, large celebrations of up to 350 guests or intimate gatherings can be accommodated with equal ease.
1980 Robie Street, 423-1161
ATLANTICA HOTEL AND MARINA OAK ISLAND
What could be more romantic than celebrating love where the Atlantic Ocean embraces Nova Scotia’s south shore? Share your vows and begin your new adventure together with the breathtaking natural beauty that awaits you at the Atlantica Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre. Your unique vision for your special day can become a reality with a little help from Atlantica’s wedding specialists.
36 Treasure Drive, Western Shore, 800-565-5075
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 464-1740
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, 835-3729
BEST WESTERN BRIDGEWATER HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTRE
Newly constructed in 2010, this Best Western offers views of LaHave River Valley and is just a short drive from the ocean. Plus, you can take full advantage of the indoor heated swimming pool with a corkscrew waterslide, hot tub and exercise facility.
527 Highway 10 Exit 12, Bridgewater, 902-530-0101
BEST WESTERN 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, 477-5611
BEST WESTERN DARTMOUTH
With a ballroom capable of holding over 300 of your closest friends, and an award-winning chef to feed them, hosting your Dartmouth wedding at the Best Western seems like a no-brainer. Full on-site catering is done through the hotel’s Trendz Restaurant and Wine Bar, guests enjoy complimentary parking and a buffet breakfast the morning after, and the experience staff will help ensure the big day runs smoothly and stress-free.
15 Spectacle Drive, Dartmouth 902-463-2000
Though they don’t do receptions anymore, they will host your wedding ceremony, either outdoors in their lovely gardens or indoors, depending on the size of your event. They’re busy in the summer, of course, and recommend you book six months in advance, but they have hosted weddings even out in the snow.
11 Miller Road, Elmsdale 902-883-1868
BRIGHTWOOD GOLF AND 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 466-7688
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, three with ocean views and one with a bar.
33 Central Street, Chester 902-277-1005
CASINO NOVA SCOTIA
Maybe you want to have your ceremony on the Seawalk Stage, the walkways around the casino’s exterior right on the water is good for 150 people. Or perhaps inside at the Compass Room, the circular room with harbour view, 2,800 square feet, 120 for dinner and dance. Or the Schooner Room, with 6,000 square feet, 300 for dinner and dance. Whatever you choose, the Casino has a great deal to recommend it.
1983 Upper Water Street, 425-7777
Have a wedding reception worthy of royalty in the giant castle overlooking Bras d’Or Lakes in Baddeck, Cape Breton. Perfect for honeymoons and engagements, you’ll be pampered in luxury rooms and sent off to relax at the on-site spa. They specialize in small, intimate weddings, vow renewals and decadent celebrations with elopement and full reception packages.
Box 678, Baddeck, Cape Breton, (902) 756-9070
CUNARD EVENT CENTRE
With 53,000 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, 454-8533
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—with 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, 494-3492
DELTA BARRINGTON HOTEL
The Delta Barrington has a professional wedding team, which can provide exquisite banquet facilities, a wedding night suite, red carpet arrival, wedding party rehearsal functions, customized wedding packages, exclusive room rates for your visiting guests and more.
1875 Barrington Street, 902-492-6448
DELTA HALIFAX HOTEL
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, 492-6448
DIGBY PINES GOLF RESORT AND SPA
With the Bay of Fundy as your backdrop, The Digby Pines 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, Nova Scotia (902) 245-2511, 902-245-7718
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, Nova Scotia
DUNDEE RESORT & GOLF CLUB
Say your vows against the sunset over Cape Breton's Bras D’Ors 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 1-800-565-5660
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, 423-4294
FOUR POINTS SHERATON
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 423-4444
FOX HARB’R GOLF RESORT & SPA
This lap of luxury sits on the beautiful Northumberland coast’s Cape Cliff, boasting a renowned gold 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
1337 Fox Harb'r Road, Wallace, 1-866-257-1801, foxharbr.com
THE 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 Grandview Room can be arranged to accommodate receptions of almost any size, with a professional team experienced in the subtle nuances of wedding execution.
431 Crane Hill Road, Dartmouth, 435-3278
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, Nova Scotia 902-852-3419
HALIFAX CITADEL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Founded in 1749, the Citadel’s historic charm as a venue is undeniable. Let the walls and battlements, the cobblestone alleyways and the romantic sound of a piper transport you to another world, with the option of kilted, red-coated highlanders, pipers and drummers in a genuine Victorian setting.
5425 Sackville Street, 426-5080
The tony 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 423-8460
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
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, 420-0658
HATFIELD FARM COWBOY ADVENTURES
Hatfield Farm offers a wide range of services at reasonable rates, situated near the city but in the beauty of the countryside. Consider an antique horse-drawn carriage service, with ceremonies held outdoors or indoors. A 5,000-square-foot lodge can hold up to 200 people for a reception meal and dance.
1840 Hammonds Plains Road, Hammonds Plains 835-5676
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, 463-1100
HUBBARDS COVE INN & SEASIDE COTTAGES
Make your wedding a magical event by hosting an intimate seaside wedding. Hubbards Cove, with its fleet of sailboats arrayed on clear blue waters, provides the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs and memories. Packages start at $3,000 plus HST.
10384 Hwy 3, Hubbards, 902-857-3201
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, Nova Scotia 861-3480
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, Nova Scotia (902) 285-2880 or 1-800-565-0444
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
LINKS AT THE MONTAGUE
The local golf course's clubhouse is perfect for a wedding reception of up to 90 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. Rentals start at $850 for a reception, $950 for the ceremony and reception.
433-3330, 222 Montague Road, Dartmouth
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, Nova Scotia 1-800-665-6343 or 902-779-5000
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 423-6331
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, 1869 Upper Water Street 425-1501
The Mar is a classic 75-foot-long sailing vessel. You can set sail on the water as you say your vows aboard the antique teak deck, with a capacity of 46 passengers, a perfect intimate wedding and reception venue. The vessel is equipped with full-service bar and washroom facilities.
Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water Street 420-1015
MARITIME MUSEUM OF THE ATLANTIC
Check out the atmosphere at the harbourfront Maritime Museum, with the beautiful Small Craft Gallery available as a rental space---90 people can be accommodated comfortably for a sit-down meal, or 250 people for a reception. The harbour view from the gallery’s large windows is spectacular in any season.
1675 Lower Water 424-7490, 424-6447 (events)
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, Nova Scotia 464-9480
MOUNTAIN GAP INN
Mountain Gap Inn is a small village with a chapel, complimented by beautiful spacious grounds. Small cottages, large lodges and complexes that contain as many as 20 individual rooms complete the guest’s accommodation requirements. Rooms are available for the social events that surround a wedding, such as the rehearsal party, the reception, brunch.
217 Highway 1, Smith's Cove, Nova Scotia 800-565-5020
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 the Mar and the Harbour Queen in your plans.)
Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water 420-1015
Oceanstone creates unique and intimate seaside wedding experiences at a stunning resort in Indian Harbour, just five minutes from Peggy’s Cove. A professional and experienced team offers couples an incredibly beautiful setting to create memories that will last a lifetime.
8650 Peggy's Cove Road, Indian Harbour, 902-823-2160
The facilities at one of Halifax’s best and most stylish restaurants are available for your event. It seats only 69 guests, so it’s ideal for the more cozy function, creating a “sense of exotic privacy” whether in a reception or post-rehearsal dinner.
1580 Argyle, 428-5680
PARK PLACE HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTRE RAMADA PLAZA
The Park Place Ramada offers a wedding coordinator to help take away all your stress and help create a unique, signature experience for you and your guests, with a variety of wedding catering options, too. They also have an amazing wedding night package and special room rates.
240 Brownlow, Dartmouth 468-8888
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, Crouston, 693-3033
PICTOU LODGE BEACHFRONT 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. Consider one of the five meeting rooms, holding between 40 and 150 guests.
172 Lodge Road, Braeshore, Pictou 902-485-4322
PIER 21 CANADA'S IMMIGRATION MUSEUM
You may not know this, but Pier 21 hosts more than 200 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, 425-1365, 492-0768
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 425-1986
The Quality Inn’s staff of wedding professionals can accommodate all of your wedding prep needs. Their elite menu can be customized to create a meal that your guests will not forget. Don’t forget: Embrace Spa is located at the hotel for relaxation and beautification.
980 Parkland Drive 444-6700
ROSEWOOD ON THE COVE
Rosewood On The Cove is a wonderful venue for an intimate seaside wedding for up to 25 people. The large wrap-around verandah and luxurious interior can include a crackling fire, twinkling mini-lights and the sounds of a harp, classical guitar or a string quartet playing. Weather permitting the oceanfront gazebo is also available. Services include catering, florist, hairdressers, limos, musicians, photographers, a wedding planner and accommodations. Packages are $3,000.
187 Shore Club Road, Hubbards, 902-857-2001
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, Nova Scotia 477-5653
Saege can provide a sweet reception venue for your party, rehearsal dinner or other related event. Its Purple Saege room holds 60 people for a stand-up hors d’oeuvres reception or 15 to 45 people for a seated dining experience.
5883 Spring Garden 429-1882
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 MARINA
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 902-826-3625
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. Spring and fall reception specials are available.
5 Foxberry Hill, Croucher’s Point, French Village, Glenhaven 902-823-1089
ST MARY'S BOAT CLUB
Built in 1905, the Boat Club was renovated in 1991 by the HRM and offers recreational programs from April to December. 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, 490-4688
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. The 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, 429-9463
For more than 100 years the Waegwoltic Club has been hosting club members at a lovely spot on the Northwest Arm, and rents the clubhouse (100 seated, 180 standing) and the multipurpose room (120 seated, 175 standing) to anyone looking to have a wedding or reception from September to June.
6549 Coburg Street, 429-2824
WESTIN NOVA SCOTIAN HOTEL
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, 496-7435 (Wedding specialist)
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. Accommodations include 44 cottages and 74 guest rooms. Dining options include mussel bakes, lobster boils and planked salmon dinners. There was a fire recently, but facilities are still available.
75 White Point Beach Road 2, Hunts Point, 354-2711
WINDOWS AT WTCC
The World Trade and Convention Centre is known for its corporate meeting spaces, but it can also host your wedding at its Windows Restaurant. Windows has an accomplished staff, including multiple chefs and a baker, to cater to all of your food and beverage needs. Guests can even be treated to a formal catering honour guard at the entrance.
1800 Argyle Street 421-8686