Halifax Wedding Venues

Lots to love and lots of value

Married couple outside Shirreff Hall
Caitlyn Colford Photography.

Set amid perfectly manicured grounds, the stately Shirreff Hall is a remarkable venue for a summer wedding. Built in 1923, every room and every hallway is steeped in history. As the guest of honour, you’ll have access to a number of spaces, including the grand Main Hall—which will warmly welcome up to 250 guests—as well as the Victorian Lounge, Library and Outdoor Patio. Between May and August each year, Shirreff Hall is Halifax's premier seasonal wedding venue.

Wedding package

We offer an exceptional wedding package, entirely dedicated to giving you the wedding you’ve always wanted. Catering and bar services, audio-visual equipment, on-campus accommodations, linens, coat racks and more—including professional event planners, at your service.

Four unique spaces. Our main hall can accommodate upwards of 250* guests for a ceremony, dinner and dance, our Victorian lounge is perfect for a cocktail hour, our private library, our outdoor patio, beautifully highlighted with green ivy imported from Germany and two new stone patios.
Plenty of time. Wedding celebrations, more often than not, extend far beyond the time allotted for your ceremony, dinner and dance—and we get that. When you choose Shirreff Hall as your venue, you receive a 48-hour time block. No rushing, no stress—just joy.
Audiovisual equipment. You’re going to want to be heard in our 4,500 sq.ft. main hall, so we provide a podium, microphone, built-in speakers and a new high-resolution projector. This equipment can be used for both your ceremony and your dinner speeches—your DJ/band will love it all.
Culinary excellence. Under the direction of the university’s executive chef, our team has prepared a catering menu that incorporates local, seasonal, sustainable—not to mention delicious—ingredients.
Service culture. From our sales team all the way through to our custodial staff, we all aim to wow you and your guests. When you choose Shirreff Hall as your venue, you receive a dedicated event manager that will coordinate your on-campus details—from room set-up to bar services.
On-campus accommodations. In Halifax, Dalhousie has over 2,500 bedrooms—why not fill them with your family and friends? We’re happy to provide special overnight pricing for your guests that includes WiFi, overnight parking, and is only steps from your celebration.
Competitive value. We don’t want to break the bank on your big day, so we’ve priced our package and meal options accordingly. For more information about pricing, please contact our team; be sure to enquire about special Dalhousie student, staff/faculty and alumni pricing.
*Dependent on room set-up. Speak to your event contact for details.

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In addition to Shirreff Hall, Dalhousie offers 200+ other unique venues capable of hosting your big day. Contact us for more information.