Weddings

The Lower Deck Tap Room

Halifax, Nova Scotia View map
Rating 4.6 out of 5
   9 reviews
30 to 200 Guests

About

30 to 200 Guests

Located in the heart of Downtown Halifax, The Lower Deck Tap Room is one of the most unique event spaces that provides a completely private floor in one of Halifax's oldest buildings. Formerly known as the Upper Deck, this venue offers high ceilings and historic charm, creating an excellent location to celebrate one of the most important days of your lives!

Facilities and capacity

The facilities found at this venue include a private dining space which can easily accommodate 70-80 guests. For a stand up reception, standing capacity for the space is 150-200 guests. Whether you are hosting a cocktail reception or a full 3-course sit down meal, this venue is the perfect backdrop for any celebration!

Services offered

The Lower Deck Tap Room offers the following services for your special day:

  • Set up (Chairs, Tables, and Linen)
  • Clean up
  • Private bar
  • Catering / Catering Supplies
  • Bartender / Servers
  • Linens
  • Glassware / Silverware
  • Music System
  • Event planner

Cuisine

Tap Room Catering has the experience of servicing small and large-scale events which include the Halifax International Busker Festival, the Great Big Picnic and more. Cuisine options include lunch/dinner buffets, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, plated meals, stations and tastings.

Other services

The Lower Deck Tap Room can also host other occasions which include:

  • Private Dinners
  • Graduations
  • Christmas Parties
  • Corporate Events
  • Birthdays

Highlights

Availability
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Type

Historic, loft, restaurant

Style

Classic, coastal, nautical, rustic, vintage, waterfront

Event Services

Catering / bar, clean up, event planning, set up

Reception Site Fee - Peak Season

$1

Plated Service (per head)

$35

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
Champagne toast
House wine
Limited bar
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Specialty beer

What event items are available?

Dance floor
Furniture
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Chocolate fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1

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?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Event planning
Chairs
Tables
Linens
Flatware
Glassware

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$29

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$29

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeurves?

$20

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$30

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House beer
Specialty beer
House wine
Specialty wine
House liquor
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Bartenders
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  • Nicola
    Nicola H. Getting married on 23/07/2022
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    Great customer service!

    They did not have room for us next summer (2022), but they were very quick to reply. Extremely friendly and professional.

    I attended a wedding there a few summers ago (2018) and it was so much fun. Great venue, great food. Would recommend!
  • Megan1017
    Megan K. Married on 18/09/2021
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    Absolutely AMAZING! Perfect reception location!

    We had the most perfect reception and amazing experience with Larissa and her team at the Lower Deck. Larissa is so attentive and has been an angel this whole planning process (we have had multiple postponements due to covid). She has been patient, flexible and so kind throughout all the bumps in the road. She helped us plan the perfect reception. They served a lovely meal for us, allowed us in the day before as often as we wanted to decorate (since the venue was available the day before), stored our cake for us, hosted a signature cocktail for us, and tore everything down and had all of our decorations sitting and waiting for us neatly to collect the next day. Photos don’t do this venue justice. When we had all our decor up, the lighting and everything was absolutely stunning. It had such a cozy, historic vibe and all our guests raved about it. Historic properties right outside was the PERFECT spot for wedding photos too. And one of the sweet amazing servers even saved myself and the groom some of the appetizers from our cocktail hour for the guests during our photos. Larissa and her team went above and beyond our expectations. I would recommend Lower Deck over and over. A true hidden gem. Thank you all for taking such great care of us and truly making our special day PERFECT!

    The Lower Deck Tap Room's reply:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful review Meg! I'm so happy we could make your day so special. Both of you along with your amazing friends and family made our job very easy. Your wedding photos are absolutely stunning, thank you for sharing them with us. We wish you a lifetime of happiness & we hope some of your friends choose us as a venue so we get to see you again :)
  • Cass
    Cass K. Married on 25/08/2019
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    5 stars for Kelsey and the team

    Omg where do I start! Kelsey and her team at the lower deck are absolutely sensational. This location is mostly not known about as it sits on the third floor of the property but I highly recommend you book an event or wedding there. From day 1 of enquiring about his location to even a week after our wedding, we had full confidence that the support and duties needed to make a successful wedding were going to go ahead smoothly. Thank you all and we would do it all over again!!
  • Tony
    Tony T. Getting married on 15/10/2025
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    location good you we will come back

    Beautiful location The food is amazing just not the food the place gorgeous
  • Kristen
    Kristen G. Married on 02/10/2021
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    Fairytale wedding

    We had our wedding reception at the Lower Deck Tap Room and had the BEST time! Larissa was so accommodating and helpful. She was there all day the day before so we could decorate and she was there early the day of the wedding to make sure the day of deliveries went well. The food was amazing (they have so many options!) and the bartenders were great as well. The venue was also very affordable. I would highly recommend having your wedding here!

    The Lower Deck Tap Room's reply:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It was an absolute pleasure working with you and we're so happy you both enjoyed your special day.
  • Lisa
    Lisa L. Married on 08/09/2019
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    Cheapest best place to have a wedding in Halifax!

    Mike and I would like to thank you and the Lower Deck for hosting our event. We as well as our guests were very impressed by the food and the service! We received many compliments on the taste and quality of the food served. You helped us turn a rough start into a Beautiful finish. We would like your manager to know what warm and friendly staff he has and how caring and accommodating they are. I feel like we had a $50,000 and not as economical as it was. Beautiful high ceilings, two levels, wood mixed with brick. Beautiful views of the Waterfront. Especially you Kelsey! You were with us every step of the way. You are professional, warm and sweet person and I am so happy to have met you! I hope you continue doing what your doing!
    I cannot say enough about this venue. So glad I chose it. It was so historical and so Halifax! The fact that I got married where my ancestors walked so many years ago made it that much more special! May you all be blessed in so many wonderful ways. Mike and I will never forget what a beautiful thing you did for us and you made our day!



    Thank you,

    Lisa and Mike Bride
  • Michelle
    Michelle P. Married on 20/05/2017
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    We had our ceremony at a museum; although the price we paid covered the whole night it was more cost effective to have our reception elsewhere for catering reasons. The Tap room is a great choice. Allison is great. Food is good and the space is old school Halifax.
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    Jayla B. Getting married on 24/06/2023
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    i am extremely underwhelmed and disappointed

    Showed up 4 hours before the band started playing and was assured that we would be sat first once the other section was open. once 6:00 hit, other tables were sat but we were ignored. 25+ other persons were sat before we were offered a seat and so me and my party were sat at the farthest spot. It is ridiculous that this place is so inconsistent. Half the staff know the rules and half know what is going on. I just wish that my group wasn’t punished because the wait staff couldn’t comprehend numbers.

    The Lower Deck Tap Room's reply:

    Hi Jayla,

    I'm very sorry about your bad experience. I'm not sure what happened since this is a page for our wedding venue. If you can send an email to info@lowerdeck.ca and let them know what happened with your group someone there will definitely look into it for you.
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    Kimberley Married on 19/10/2019
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    Lower Deck Taproom

    The staff at the Lower Deck Taproom were phenomenal. They worked so hard to make our day great, we really didn’t need to worry about anything. We had a buffet, the food was amazing! After our guests headed out, they removed all of our decorations and had them set aside for us to pick up the next morning. They truly were awesome!!

Awards

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The Lower Deck Tap Room Real Weddings

  • Kristen & Jeffrey
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  • Lisa & Mike
    8 Photos · 08/Sep/2019
  • Cass & Kyle
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