Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

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Number of guests 2 to 300
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About Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site is a Halifax-based venue with historic charm that specializes in hosting weddings as well as business and social gatherings of all kinds. This location resembles the shape of a large star with high walls, cobblestone alleys and battlements. Private bookings will add a unique touch of Scottish regalia to your event if needed.

Facilities and capacity

This venue has a number of facilities divided between the North Magazine and the surrounding grounds of the citadel which include:

  • The Garrison Room: A popular space for weddings and business meetings and depending on the type of tables used, it has a capacity of up to 60 seated guests. It can be combined with the Naval and Artillery rooms for wider options.
  • The Naval Room: This space is perfect for business meetings and can seat 12 people.
  • The Artillery Room: This is another smaller space that can seat 8 people.
  • The Soldiers' Library & Coffee Bar: This is a combined space which was once a library and club for soldiers during their leisure time. It has a capacity for 72 seated guests.
  • The North Front Casemates: These are four 19th century rooms which connect and offer limitless ways for guests to move from space to space. Casemates C26, C27 and C29 seat up to 60 guests each.

Services offered

This historic site offers the following services:

  • Ceremonies
  • Receptions
  • Bridal showers
  • Engagement parties
  • Costumed interpreters for photos and music (kilted soldiers, bagpipers, drummers)
  • Event planning
  • Rentals (linens, barware, flatware, glassware, china)
  • Set up, take down and clean up

Cuisine

This venue is fully licensed and can accommodate any style of event. From light hors d'oeuvres to a three course meal, buffet or cocktail reception, they have a wide range of cuisine options and bar services for your upcoming wedding.

History

Built in 1749, this historic site in Halifax was one of four main overseas naval stations of the British empire. Completed in 1856 it remains one of the mighty forts overlooking the city and harbour.

  • Number of guests From 2 to 300
  • Type Historic, museum
  • Style City, classic, vintage
  • Event Services Catering / bar, clean up, event planning, set up
  • Reception Site Fee - Peak Season C$ 550.00
  • Plated Service (per head) C$ 57.00

More information about Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

  • 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
    Family style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash bar
    Champagne toast
    House beer
    House wine
    House liquor
    Liquor license
    Open bar
    Premium liquor
    Signature drink
    Specialty beer
    Specialty wine
  • What event items are available?
    Drapery
    Furniture
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    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$ 550
  • 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$ 550
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    C$ 550
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Set up
    Clean up
    Chairs
    Tables
    Linens
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Parking
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    C$ 47
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    C$ 33
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?
    C$ 32
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Server(s)
    Dessert
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    C$ 6
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    House beer
    House wine
    House liquor
    Bartenders

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