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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
  • Complimentary valet parking for up to three cars in the wedding party
  • Deluxe guestroom on the night of the wedding
  • Podium and microphone
  • Banquet tables and chairs
  • White floor length 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 the Peace & Friendship Park, with windows that open.

Other facilities

The Westin Nova Scotian also offers the following:

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  • Indoor Heated Saltwater Pool
  • Seaport Social Restaurant
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Hilary P. Married on 09/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

A dream venue

The Westin Nova Scotian is like getting married in an old vintage castle. The vintage feel of this hotel is spectacular. This location has so much history, and so many little nooks and crannies for beautiful stunning photos. The staff were very accommodating, and did whatever they could to make us comfortable. The only downfall was the dinner service. They were short staffed, so it was slow. The wedding party did not notice, but it was something noticed by family members. All in all, the Westin was a gorgeous venue, and a dream come true.
Bridine D. Married on 25/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Great Venue!

Grant was great and helped us out with everything we needed! We didn't need to worry about anything, he took care of the little details so we could enjoy our day.
Paula D. Married on 19/05/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Kayla S. Married on 16/09/2017
5 out of 5 rating
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!!
Adelina Married on 04/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great experience

We had our wedding at Westin and it all came together beautifully. We dealt with Grant Wade and he was responsive. provided us with lots of options and was very accommodating. Everything was well taken care of in a timely manner. Very pleased with our experience!
Jacqueline G. Married on 08/08/2015
2.6 out of 5 rating
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
4 out of 5 rating
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.
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