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If you’re on the hunt for a wedding venue in Halifax that weaves in your passion art, history, science and culture, you need to check out these museum event spaces. They’re definitely different from traditional ballroom and hotel spaces, but that’s what makes them so interesting. Whether you’re an art enthusiast, historian or science lover, there’s a museum on this list that you’ll love.

Here are the museums that make for awesome wedding venues in Halifax.

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is an award-winning national historic site that doubles as an epic wedding venue in Halifax. It has four unique spaces available for your event: the Kenneth C. Rowe Hall (which can fit up to 550 guests), the Chrysler Canada Pavilion (which can fit up to 300 guests), the Rudolph P. Bratty Hall (which can fit up 250 guests) and the Ralph and Rose Chiodo Gallery (which can fit up to 300 guests). All of these spaces have a modern-meets-industrial feel and can easily be transformed to fit your wedding theme. Bonus: the venue offers rentals, lighting and sound and set-up, to make planning your big day a little bit easier.

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

If you and your partner are total art lovers, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the Halifax wedding venue for you. It’s home to amazing works of art and a few wedding-worthy function rooms and galleries. They range in both size and style, so you’ll need to put in an inquiry to see which space is a fit for your celebration. P.S. the gallery is within walking distance of the waterfront, so you can stroll down there to get some kickass wedding photos.

Tourism Nova Scotia; Wally Hayes
Tourism Nova Scotia; Wally Hayes

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is the oldest and largest maritime museum in the country. Boats and seafaring are its specialties, but it’s also home to three gorgeous spaces worthy of your ceremony reception. Inside you’ll find the Small Craft Gallery and the Robertson Meeting Room and outdoors you’ll find the Harbourview Observation Deck (perfect for summer weddings).

Tourism Nova Scotia / Acorn Art Photography
Tourism Nova Scotia / Acorn Art Photography

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

While the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site isn’t a traditional museum, it’s definitely worthy of a spot on this list. Its history dates back to 1828 and will transport you and your guests back in time on your big day. It has two larger spaces (the North Front Casemates and the Garrison Room) which can each fit up to 60 guests and two smaller spaces (the Naval Room and the Artillery Room) which are best suited for small celebrations and elopements.

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site
Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Discovery Centre

Science and innovation is the name of the game at the Discovery Centre. While it’s first and foremost a museum, it also makes for a stunning wedding venue in Halifax. Inside you’ll find several modern spaces fit for your celebration, including five galleries, a few lounges and boardrooms and a massive 4-story atrium. The largest can fit 250 guests, but there are also has a handful of smaller options, perfect for intimate ceremonies and receptions. The venue staff can take care of everything you need for your celebration, from technology to catering, so you won’t have to invest too much extra time in planning.

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