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The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is an award winning national historic site and wedding venue located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The venue features beautiful banquet halls and waterfront views which creates an unforgettable atmosphere. The team at the Museum promise to go above and beyond to ensure that your special day is hassle-free.

Facilities and capacity

The Canadian Museum of Immigration has four wedding ready event spaces available. The Kenneth C. Rowe Hall offers space for up to 550 guests for a reception or 440 guests for banquets and ceremonies. It features a stage, sound system and lighting system, and high ceilings. The Chrysler Canada Pavilion can fit up to 300 guests for a reception, up to 100 guests for diners and up to 200 guests for ceremonies. It features floor-to-ceiling windows which provide a magnificent view of Halifax Harbor.

The Rudolph P. Bratty Hall can fit up to 70 guests for banquets, up to 250 guests for receptions and up to 50 guests for ceremonies. It features floor-to-ceiling windows and stadium seating for 100 people. The Ralph and Rose Chiodo Gallery offers space for receptions up to 300 guests and banquets or meetings up to 200 guests. It includes floor-to-ceiling windows with a view of the harbor as well as a podium and microphone.

Services offered

The venue offers wedding services that are complimentary with the booking of one of the event spaces. These services include site visits/ consultations and pre wedding planning assistance, Day of wedding servoce through on site coordinator, oval banquet tables & chairs, heritage interpreters provided with the rental of Rudoph P Bratty Hall

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Reviews for Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

4.7 out of 5 rating
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93% recommend it
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Stephanie L. Sent on 26/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Breathtaking Views

We did not hesitate to book this venue after seeing the amazing view of the harbour from the ceremony and reception spaces. Having everything for the event in one space was ideal, plus there was free parking for our guests - and plenty of it!

The staff went above and beyond to make sure our day was flawless. They promptly answered our emails and were there to make sure everything went as planned the day of.

We opted for a late ceremony and had appetizers at the reception. They served mini fish and chips, spring rolls, mini pad thai etc. We have only heard rave reviews from our guests! To top it all off, we had a donair station as our late snack during the evening.

The museum is just moments away from Point Pleasant Park which makes a wonderful spot for photos. Would highly recommend this venue to anyone who is planning on a waterfront wedding!
Caila L. Sent on 22/11/2019
4.8 out of 5 rating

So professional, so accommodating.

So professional, so accommodating. I can't tell you the number of times I emailed our coordinator Jen with questions that she answered clearly, and tiny details that she took care of with no issue. We even had to shuffle table numbers / meals due to two unexpected guests just minutes before dinner, and they handled it swiftly with zero stress felt by me or my husband :). The space is beautiful!! Having the bar in the Chrysler Pavillion worked wonderfully and it is not feel seperated from the main Hall.
The only negative as that there was a cruise ship blocking the beautiful harbour view until almost 10pm. They had indicated when we booked the venue that the cruise ships left at 4pm latest. However, in the grand scheme, this was not a big deal and the view is lovely at night as well.
Chelsea Sent on 27/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue

Pier 21 was such a great venue to have our wedding! The big windows viewing the water and the structure of the building is simply beautiful and you barely need any more décor! They were great to work with and always getting back to my many emails promptly. I would highly recommend this venue. And a perk is that its such a great location!
Andras S. Sent on 07/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great venue

Can’t say enough good things. The location is beautiful, with great harbour views. Minimal decor was needed to make it perfect. The team is so flexible and accommodating. Also nice to have an accessible venue, which was able to provide a wheelchair for a relative who needed one. We rented Rose Hall and the Pavillion, and having both was so nice, it made it easy for guests to have a quiet place to go talk during music.
Jamie B. Sent on 03/01/2020
4.6 out of 5 rating

Great and knowledgeable

We had a great wedding experience. The venue was accommodating and responsive and very helpful
Emma Sent on 18/11/2019
4.2 out of 5 rating

Beautiful location and supportive staff

We had a lovely ceremony and reception at Pier 21. Rafah was easy to communicate with and was kind enough to meet with us on a few occasions to answer our questions. The space was the perfect size and had exactly the right atmosphere for what we were looking for!
[Anonymous] Sent on 05/07/2013
4 out of 5 rating
Pier 21 was an excellent venue. They were accommodating and easy to plan with. The venue was beautiful and I have no regrets.
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1055 Marginal Road B3H 4P7 Halifax (Nova Scotia)
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