Imagine holding your event in a venue steeped in Halifax’s rich heritage. Set atop the city’s highest point, you’ll find a 19th century fort with Victorian era charm, and breathtaking views of Halifax’s picturesque harbour. You’ll also enjoy modern conveniences and friendly, attentive staff ready to help you create a memorable occasion.

Business meetings, galas, weddings, concerts, receptions, even product launches or retirement luncheons –  the Halifax Citadel can accommodate virtually any gathering year-round.

Add a costumed 78th highlander, solo piper, rifle firings, drill show, or include a guided tour as part of your event. Together with our partner, the Halifax Citadel Society, we can help you distinguish your event from the rest.

Meeting and event facilities at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

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[Standard Parks Canada Intro]

[View of Halifax Commons from Halifax Citadel, wide view of Parade Square, crowed entering the Citadel with Highlanders in foreground. A Quintet plays for a crowd and Highlanders fire rifles.]

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Discover the Past in the Present
Add some Pomp and Circumstance to your gathering
Watch History come to Life]

[A Group being served a meal by Highlander, screen shot of the Facility Rental Brochure pages]

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One of a kind moments for you and your guests
We can host any event]

[A large party under a tent filled with lights, guests and DJ inside tent
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Large Galas and Parties ]

[A conference room, with a table set for people, Boardroom set up for a meeting, Room set up for Reception/Dinner]

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Corporate meetings and Dinners]

[Wedding Photos]

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Weddings]

[People playing games with Highlander]

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Corporate Events]

[Wide view of parade square at night with Large Tents]

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Spectacular Settings Create Unforgettable Memories]

[The Citadel Ramparts with the sun peeking over the hill.]

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Unique Meeting Facilities
Historic Charm]

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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Meeting & Event Facilities
Call 902-426-5080 or visit parkscanada.gc.ca/halifaxcitadel]

Events



Event spaces

Outdoor spaces:

  • Parade Square
  • Garrison Grounds

Indoor spaces:

  • North Magazine
  • North Front Casemates
  • Soldiers' Library and Coffee Bar

Outdoor spaces

Parade Square

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

Imagine your event under tent 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, wedding, trade show or gala into a truly unique event. Events begin after the site has closed to the public.

We are happy to help facilitate tent rentals, which are not available directly from the Halifax Citadel. The parade square can accommodate tents up to 120’ x 80’.

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Location details Easily accessible from the front entrance or parking lot.
Amenities On-site security, accessible parking, access to public washrooms, and electricity.
Maximum capacity 2,500 people
Availability

May to October: events can begin one hour after the site closes.

Tent set up takes place during the day prior to event, under staff supervision.

Cost and booking details

Call 902-426-5080 or email: halifax@pc.gc.ca

Garrison Grounds – a natural amphitheatre

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

Warm breezes, sunshine and grass underfoot - the Halifax Citadel offers the perfect setting. Situated at the base of Citadel Hill, the Garrison Grounds offer a spacious, central location for festivals, concerts or other large outdoor events. This flexible, natural amphitheatre can accommodate audiences from a few hundred up to 30,000.

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Location details

Large outdoor space at the base of Citadel Hill, outside the walls of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

Amenities

On-site security, accessible parking.

Electricity and Halifax Regional Municipality water available for an additional fee.

Maximum capacity 30,000 people
Availability Available year-round
Cost and booking details Call 902-426-5080 or email: halifax@pc.gc.ca

Indoor spaces

3D virtual tours of indoor spaces

Explore a 3D virtual tour of Halifax Citadel meeting spaces with Discover Halifax!

Tours include:

  • North Magazine
  • North Front Casemates
  • Soldiers’ Library and Coffee Bar

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North Magazine: Garrison, Naval, and Artillery Rooms

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

The North Magazine is the most modern venue within the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. This converted gunpowder magazine has been carefully renovated with three distinct rooms and is perfect for intimate dinners, receptions, meetings and breakout sessions.

Three rooms:

  • The largest room in the North Magazine, the Garrison Room, can be set up in a variety of ways to accommodate your event.
  • The building’s lobby adjacent to the Garrison Room offers an additional space perfect for networking or standing reception.
  • The Naval Room features a large boardroom table that seats 12, perfect for meetings and/or dinners.
  • The Artillery Room is the smallest room accommodating 6 for an intimate dinner.

All three can be combined including the lobby area.

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Location details

Easily accessible from the front entrance or parking lot.

Amenities

Climate controlled, washroom facilities on lower level, small passenger elevator, accessible parking, security, and a dedicated specialist to assist you with site arrangements including room set up, tables, chairs, linens and catering.

Photo permit included.

Group size

Seated capacity of 63 people for a dinner or 80 people for a reception in the Garrison Room.

Building capacity is 120 people.

Cost

Rental fees start at $625 +HST for the Garrison Room.

Availability

Available year-round.

Booking details and contact

Call 902-426-7665 or email: events@halifaxcitadel.ca

North Front Casemates

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

Host an intimate wedding ceremony, small seated dinners, large receptions, or a combination of all of these in the North Front Casemates. Four adjoining historic barracks rooms featuring in-floor lighting, vaulted ceilings, and historic ambiance provide an event space that you can truly make your own.

The room set up most commonly used for a wedding ceremony, dinner and reception includes the following:

  • Casemate #26 – seated or stand up reception style dinner
  • Casemate #27 – bar and dancing
  • Casemate #28 – food stations or catering preparation
  • Casemate #29 – wedding ceremony
More details
Location details

Easily accessible from the front entrance or parking lot.

Amenities

Climate controlled, access to public washroom facilities, accessible parking, and security.

A dedicated specialist to assist you with site arrangements including room set up, tables, chairs, linens, and catering.

Photo permit included.

Group size

The three largest casemate rooms each have a capacity to hold:

  • 60 people seated for dinner
  • 80 people standing
Cost:

 

Dinner only

Up to 60 people $1,000 +HST
120 people $1,400 +HST
180 people $1,700 +HST

Reception only

Up to 60 people $550 +HST
120 people $1,000 +HST
180 people $1,400 +HST
240 people $1,700 +HST

Dinner with Reception

Up to 60 people $1,400 +HST
120 people $1,700 +HST

Availability

Available year-round.

Booking details and contact

Call 902-426-7665 or email: events@halifaxcitadel.ca

Soldiers’ Library and Coffee Bar

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site.

The Soldiers’ Library is a historic and intimate space, while the Coffee Bar is an open room with an equipped bar suitable for a pre-dinner reception or a small dance floor. Both rooms are located on the lower level of the historic Cavalier Building and feature original hardwood floors, historic pictures, antique tables and chairs.

More details
Location details

Easily accessible from the front entrance or parking lot.

Amenities

Climate controlled, access to public washroom facilities, accessible parking, security and a dedicated specialist to assist you with site arrangements including room set up, tables, chairs, linens and catering.

Photo permit included.

Group size

The Soldiers’ Library is perfect for seated dinners for up to 36 people.

The adjoining Coffee Bar is ideal for slightly larger receptions.

Both rooms have a combined standing room for 72 people.

Cost

Rental fees start at $700 +HST

Availability

November to April: Available for booking anytime.

May to October: Events can begin one hour after the site closes.

Booking details and contact

Call 902-426-7665 or email: events@halifaxcitadel.ca

Catering for indoor events

The Halifax Citadel Society offers a diverse menu of culinary options for receptions and dinners through their exclusive caterer.

For menu details, please contact us: 902-426-7665 or 902-426-1990.

Contact us

We’re here to help! From selecting the right room and the room set up that meets your needs to catering for your event, share your ideas with us and we’ll help bring it to reality.

Outdoor spaces: 902-426-5080 or email: halifax@pc.gc.ca

Indoor spaces: 902-426-7665 or 902-426-1990, or email: events@halifaxcitadel.ca