Make your special day truly historic!

Outdoor weddings

Celebrate your love within the walls of a 19th century fort — this memorable location will inspire you with its distinct character and versatility. We offer tented weddings in the Parade Square within a private inclusive space that can host up to 1,000 guests or if you prefer something more intimate, we can accommodate small ceremonies on the grassy ramparts behind the North Magazine. 

Indoor weddings

Take a step back in time and get married in one of our unique and intimate indoor venues. Keep the historic charm or add in a modern flair, we are open to customizing the space to fit your vision of your special day. Our rooms are versatile — host your ceremony in one room and your reception in another. We are fully licensed and can provide catering to fit your needs, from light hors d’oeuvres to a four-course dinner. The Halifax Citadel is open year-round for indoor events.

The Garrison Room in the North Magazine gives a modern flair to a converted gun powder magazine with beautiful high brick walls, period paintings and fine woodwork. The North Front Casemates offer a more historic atmosphere in what used to be adjoining soldiers’ barracks rooms with in-floor lighting and vaulted ceilings. Beautiful fireplaces and white walls offer easy decorating options to make the venue just right for your special day. Looking for historic and intimate? Discover The Soldiers’ Library and Coffee Bar.

Wedding and engagement photography

Capture unique, vintage-inspired wedding photos throughout the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. This heritage setting of stone and iron overlooking the city of Halifax is a unique backdrop, unlike any other. Incorporate the site’s historic architecture, breathtaking vistas or kilted highlanders into your shots to create a wedding album you will cherish forever. The Halifax Citadel is accessible year-round as a location for engagement and wedding photos at a reasonable cost.

Wedding photography permits
A permit is required for all wedding photography.

  • The application must be completed in advance of your scheduled shoot.
  • Wedding photography takes place while the site is open to the public during the regular season, May to October. Hours of operation.
  • Cost: $99.84 (HST included).
  • After hours photography can be arranged for an additional fee.
  • Parking is included.

Call 902-426-5080 or email to request a wedding photography permit or for more information.

Add historic touches

Add some historic colour to your wedding by hiring our costumed interpreters. Be it a kilted soldier, resplendent in scarlet standing guard, a bagpiper piping your favourite Scottish tune, or a drummer to add some drama to the day, discover how you can Book a Highlander.