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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada

Gala Events and Tented Weddings 

Spectacular settings create unforgettable events

Your guests arrive, passing through the arched gateway. You see the wonder in their eyes, and hear the excitement in their voices as they encounter the unique ambience of this 19th–century fort. And you know it’s going to be a magical, memorable day. The Halifax Citadel National Historic Site is the perfect backdrop for tented weddings and gala events large and small.

A venue with distinct character and incredible versatility
Many sites are blank canvases where you create the atmosphere you want. What sets the Halifax Citadel apart is the sense of history it lends your gala or wedding. Yet, it’s a very flexible setting that you can easily adapt to bring your ideas to life.

There are so many possibilities… light up the Halifax Citadel so it looks like a film set. Set up a tent with live music and projection screens for a dynamic multimedia presentation. Backlight the fort walls to highlight their distinct texture and emphasize their height. Create paths illuminated by tea lights for an air of mystery and anticipation. It’s up to you. Add in spectacular views of Halifax and its picturesque harbour and you have the perfect stage for your wedding or gala event.

Create a gala event or wedding that people will remember long after it is over. Call the Halifax Citadel at (902) 426-5080 for details.



Tent in Parade Square Tent in Parade Square
© Parks Canada

Parade Square

Maximum capacity: 2,500

Imagine your event under canvas and sky, surrounded by the rich history and mighty walls of the Halifax Citadel.

Use the parade square alone, or add the Halifax Citadel’s fully appointed rooms to transform your dinner, reception, trade show, product launch or gala into a truly unique event.

Parade Square inside the walls of the Halifax Citadel
© Parks Canada

Included in your rental fee:
• Security
• Accessible parking and ample washrooms
• Power

We are happy to facilitate tent rentals, which are not available directly from the Halifax Citadel.





Would you like to host an intimate wedding?
Would you like to host a larger event of 2,500 + people?

Meeting & Event Facilities Information Kit (PDF: 2.4 MB)



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