Murphy's The Cable Wharf

1751 Lower Water St B3J 1S5 Halifax (Nova Scotia) Map
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4.7 out of 5.0
Number of guests 50 to 400
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About Murphy's The Cable Wharf

At Murphy’s on the Water, we make it easy and fun while planning your special day. We’ll help you create the wedding you always dreamed of - from the catering, bar service, entertainment, and all the little details in between, it will be our pleasure to help make your day, extra special.

We have always offered very personalized weddings on our vessels and in our spacious, bright restaurant. Whether it be an elegant, seaside ceremony against the setting sun, a pirate-infused dinner and sail on board the Tall Ship Silva, or a ceremony and dinner in Murphy’s Restaurant & Patio, we would be thrilled to help create an experience that you and your guests will never forget.

We offer unique weddings on the water aboard the Tall Ship Silva (capacity of 150), the Harbour Queen (capacity of 194) and Kawatha Spirit (capacity of 190).

Couples may also choose to host their ceremony and reception at the bright and spacious Murphy's Restaraunt & Patio. The restaurant has a capacity of 385 people and offers 180 degree views of the Halifax Harbour. The patio provides beautiful, natural lighting and can be covered and compleletely enclosed in the event of inclement weather.

Services offered

Our unique wedding experiences are are desinged to fit discerining budgets and personal needs. Choose between the Anchors Away package, Tie the Knot package, and the Happily Ever After package. Some packages include a sunset view from the harbour, and a four-hour afternoon or evening sail.

All packages include:

  • The choice of boarding the Tall Ship Silva, the Harbour Queen I or the Kawatha Spirit
  • Aisle runner, tables, chairs, house white or navy linens and set up as required
  • Cocktail reception with stationary hors d’oeuvres from Murphy’s - Quarterdeck display
  • Professional bartender service for a cash or host bar
  • Complimentary bottle of champagne for bride and groom
  • The opportunity for an after-party reception, which inlcudes entertainment, at Murphy's Restaurant & Patio


Passed hors d'oeuvres, presentation platters, Nova Scotia buffet and a lobster dinner are just the few options available to cater your event. Dishd may include:

  • Steamed lobster with classic potato salad and coleslaw
  • Assorted deli meat and cheese tray
  • Chilled jumbo shrimp with cocktail sauce
  • Bacon wrapped scallops with blueberry maple drizzle.

Other services

Murphy’s offers a variety of different touring experiences fit for a rehearsal dinner, bachelor/bachelorette party, second honeymoon, or for a family vacation. Tours include:

  • Historic
  • Culinary experience
  • Nightlife
  • Coastal exploring
  • Family fun adventures
  • Number of guests From 50 to 400
  • Type Boat/yacht, restaurant
  • Style Waterfront
  • Event Services Catering / bar, clean up, event planning, lighting / sound, set up
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More information about Murphy's The Cable Wharf

  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Covered outdoor
    Uncovered outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Bridal shower
    Engagement party
    Rehearsal dinner
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Cocktail reception
    Family style
    Hors d'oeuvres
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Cash bar
    Champagne toast
    Liquor license
    Open bar
    Signature drink
  • What event items are available?
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Chocolate fountain
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Wheelchair access
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

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2 Reviews for Murphy's The Cable Wharf

4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.5
  • Response time 4.5

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    Rebecca R. · Married on 26/08/2018

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    Wedding Ceremony aboard the Tall Ship Silva

    Initially we had planned to have our ceremony and reception at a different location, but 2 months out from the wedding we were told that the elevators were out-of-service and would not be working in time for our wedding day. This left us to scramble and frantically search for a new ceremony site that could accommodate 80-100 guests. We had expressed interest in getting group tickets for a rehearsal get-together the night before the wedding on the Tall Ship Silva, so I reached out to our contact at Murphy's and hoped beyond hope that maybe they had a charter available for the wedding day instead. The Silva was available for our wedding date so I booked it immediately, and I have to say of all the last minute wedding prep/emergency decisions I could make it was the best one EVER! The staff at Murphy's were amazing to work with and very accommodating, they completely put us at ease over what was a very stressful last minute decision. We chartered the Silva for 2 hours on a Saturday afternoon- we had our ceremony on board (it was INCREDIBLE, the view was spectacular) and then spent the remainder of our charter taking in the sights and mingling with our friends and family as we cruised around the harbour with music, wine and food (which was delicious, 5 star!) catered by Murphy's. Our guests continue to tell us that it was the most wonderful experience to attend a wedding on a tall ship sailing around Halifax Harbour. If you want a beautiful, memorable ceremony and the epitome of a maritime wedding experience, this is it!

    Sent on 12/02/2018
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    Nicole R. · Married on 01/08/2015

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    We are having our wedding on the Tall Ship Silva. We have been working with Jennifer. She has been great so far :) We have looked at the ship, and she has answered our many questions about it - as it isn't a typical venue. The catering is also through Murphy's. Everything has been great so far :)

    Sent on 31/05/2015

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