Wedding Venues with a Water View: Halifax, Nova Scotia

A little sampling of some wedding venues with water views near Halifax, Nova Scotia:

Wedding Venue: Charlottetown Confederation Centre

This morning I spotted an online query about wedding venues in Charlottetown, PEI. The bride wanted something unique and a bit different. The first space that jumped to mind was The Confederation Centre, a very large arts complex which houses a gallery, a library, halls and a theatre.

The Centre can accommodate intimate weddings up to large banquets with seating for hundreds of guests. One room in particular is striking – the stately, marble-lined Memorial Hall that looks out directly on historic Province House. Certainly not the only choice in Charlottetown, but a very versatile one.

An Eco-Wedding Venue: Windhorse Farm

Windhorse Farm seems to be many (good) things rolled into one: farm, lodge, plant nursery, event venue and a peaceful retreat that is focused on sustainable and joyful living.

Located in New Germany on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, it has accommodations for up to 50 guests, catering facilities that can serve organic, vegan dishes and beautiful gardens to be married in. Just check out these photos by Jeff Cooke Photography!

Rustic Wedding Retreats

Maritime Wedding Venues

The natural beauty of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI makes the Maritimes the perfect place to get married (at least, as long as the weather cooperates!). If you are looking for a Down East wedding venue that celebrates the great outdoors, here are five suggestions for back-to-nature, rustic wedding venues that feature beautiful landscapes, barns and farmhouses.

The Second Paradise Retreat, near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia: I played at a wedding here in 2009 and this hidden gem really caught my attention. Secluded, farmhouse-like cottages, acres of green meadows and a boathouse are just some of the features.

The Carriage House, New London, PEI: This little out-of-the way place on Prince Edward Island’s North Shore seems miles away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Shobac Cottages and Barn, near Lunenburg, Nova Scotia: Whenever someone asks me where one can rent a barn for a wedding in Nova Scotia I point them to Shobac Cottages. Their barn is huge, octagonal and absolutely stunning – and the modern architecture of the cottages make this rustic retreat unique.

The Music Barn, Sackville, New Brunswick: Speaking of barns, this music venue also doubles as a wedding reception hall. Located less than an hour outside of Moncton, it seats up to 300 theatre-style.

Trout Point Lodge, 45 minutes from Shelburne, Nova Scotia: This year-round luxury lodge is as deep into the Nova Scotian wilderness as one can get! But they have everything one would need for a lovely, small wedding including on-site gourmet catering.