The Westin Nova Scotian

1181 Hollis Street B3H 2P6 Halifax (Nova Scotia) View map
4 reviews

Number of guests 20 to 400

About The Westin Nova Scotian

The Westin Nova Scotian is an elegant historic hotel located on the Halifax Waterfront. Celebrate your love seamlessly with high end catering, exceptional staff, and onsite coordination. Whether your wedding is an intimate affair or an extravagant celebration, allow their wedding specialist to work behind the scenes to make your day truly magical, creating memories that will surpass every expectation.

Facilities and capacity

Host your dream wedding in one of their exquisite ballrooms. The Atlantic Ballroom is one of Halifax’s premier venues, and can accommodate up to 200 guests for a beautiful wedding luncheon or dinner. The famed Commonwealth Ballroom, which has hosted royalty and dignitaries from all over the world can host up to 400 guests for dinner and dancing. In addition to weddings, The Westin Nova Scotian provides a wonderful location for rehearsal dinners and post wedding brunches, with intimate indoor and outdoor event spaces.

Services offered

The Westin Nova Scotian Hotel offers wedding couples the following services for their wedding day:

  • Wedding specialist to assist in your planning
  • Menu tasting for the couple plus 2 additional guests
  • Valet parking
  • Harbour view guestroom
  • Wedding cake cutting
  • Room for wedding photographs
  • Podium and microphone
  • Banquet tables and chairs
  • White linen tablecloths and napkins


Delight your guests with a culinary experience prepared by the professional chefs at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel. The options offered include hors d’oeuvres, buffet or plated service, and late night offerings.


Pamper your guests with luxury hotel rooms in the perfect Halifax waterfront location. Newly renovated hotel rooms and suites with spectacular views of the Halifax Harbour or Cornwallis Park with windows that open.

Other facilities

The Westin Nova Scotian also offers the following:

  • WestinWORKOUT
  • Indoor Pool
  • elements on hollis Restaurant
  • Roy’s Lounge
  • Number of guests

    From 20 to 400

  • Maximum Capacity


  • Type

    Ballroom, historic, hotel

  • Style

    City, classic, waterfront

  • Event Services

    Accommodations, bridal suite, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, lighting / sound,…View more

  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

    C$ 500.00

  • Plated Service (per head)

    C$ 48.00

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More information about The Westin Nova Scotian

  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 20
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 4
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, uncovered outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, reception, bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, cocktail reception, dessert, hors d'oeuvres, plated, server(s), stations, tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), cash bar, champagne toast, house beer, house wine, house liquor, open bar, premium liquor, signature drink, specialty beer, specialty wine
  • What event items are available? Audio equipment, dance floor, lighting, chairs, tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, china, chocolate fountain, flatware, glassware, linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, valet, wheelchair access
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? C$ 500
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? C$ 1000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? C$ 1000
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Set up, clean up, event planning, chairs, tables, linens, china, flatware, glassware
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service? C$ 49
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations? C$ 25
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves? C$ 38
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake cutting, server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? C$ 7
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? House beer, house wine, house liquor, bartenders

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Reviews for The Westin Nova Scotian

4.2 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.5
  • Professionalism 4.0
  • Flexibility 4.2
  • Value 3.8
  • Response time 4.2
  • Paula

    Paula Diab, Married on 19/05/2018

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    Perfect wedding day

    I had an amazing experience planning my wedding with the team at The Westin in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Jeff Salterio went above and beyond to ensure that we were happy and comfortable throughout the planning process. Chef Raj was also wonderful to deal with. Our wedding day was seamless with zero errors and Jeff had a large part in making that happen. I am happy to highly recommend The Westin for weddings and any events.

    Sent on 09/07/2018
  • Kayla

    Kayla Sarty, Married on 16/09/2017

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    Jeff at the Westin is absolutely amazing!!!! My fiance and i walked out of there completely blown away we were truly speechless (in a good way) It was the second place we viewed and nothing compared to the space and the way jeff made us feel leaving so of course we had to book! I would highly recommend!!

    Sent on 30/11/2016
  • Jacqueline Guidry, Married on 08/08/2015

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    I have very mixed feelings about the Westin after hosting my wedding dinner there and using them for all of our guest's lodging in early August 2015.

    The lodging aspect was great! I stayed in a suite with my bridesmaids and then groom and it was spacious, connected to a HUGE outdoor patio, and had a full bathroom and a half bath which was really exceptional. Since there were more than the typical 2 guests in the room, we did require extra bath towels, etc which guest services provided without hesitation. Interestingly, there was a pull out couch in the room with no blankets and when we called guest services the first night to request a blanket they told us the hotel did not have extra. Two of my bridesmaids thus spent the night freezing, sleeping with the hotel robes and multiple layers of clothes. The next night we tried guest services again and they brought a comforter right up. Why?

    We also had issues with the parking. Part of our group rate was supposed to include complementary parking for all wedding guests. They doled this advantage out very intermittently and many of our guests ended up paying for parking even though we were promised that they would not.

    The front desk staff and bell boys were all lovely to interact with and helped us with any and all requests!

    Finally, the wedding dinner portion. We got paired with the wedding coordinator for the Westin named Jackie Collins. Her service/planning/etc was very mediocre. We had multiple miscommunications with her that could have easily been avoided, except she was very disorganized. We even had more than one instance where we had written "proof" of something she had earlier told us, but then she changed

    Sent on 23/11/2015
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    The Westin was where we stayed on our wedding night. It was a great hotel to get ready in and was quite close to our wedding venue.

    Sent on 07/07/2013

    The Westin Nova Scotian's reply:

    We love our location! It's perfect for beautiful water front photos and simple accommodations for guests! Thank you!

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