A sense of drama will inspire the occasion

Soldiers' Library Soldiers' Library
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North Magazine lobby North Magazine lobby
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The Halifax Citadel National Historic Site combines modern conveniences with Victorian charm and unique historic offerings; it’s the perfect setting for your next event.

Suited for meetings large and small
Set in the heart of downtown Halifax, the Halifax Citadel’s facilities are ideal for any large or small business meeting, dinner, reception, intimate wedding or gathering of your choice. You’ll find many options to choose from, such as our popular North Magazine Building, offering a total capacity of up to 120 guests within three beautifully appointed rooms. The North Magazine also offers a private and welcoming lobby area, perfect for a stand up reception before your event.

Planning a workshop or seminar with breakout sessions? Our North Front Casemates offer four adjoining rooms that can be easily connected and used for separate meeting spaces. If you’re looking for a more historic setting, we offer two Victorian period-style rooms in the Cavalier Building – the Soldiers’ Library and the Coffee Bar. Together or separate, the historic book-lined walls of the library and period furnishings offers a unique and intimate setting for dinners, meetings, receptions and special events.

Halifax Citadel at your service
The key to a great event is the added touches, the kind you’ll find at the Halifax Citadel. Our staff is available to help you with all of your requirements from selecting the right room and set up for your event to catering with a delightful menu of culinary delights. Parking on-site is just one more convenience that will make your event one your guests will remember forever. Let us know the type of event you want and we’ll help you make it happen.

Add life to your event
Steeped in history, the Halifax Citadel is brought to life with the kilted soldiers of the 78th Highland Regiment courtesy of the Halifax Citadel Regimental Association. Add some pomp and circumstance to your gathering with a touch of authenticity that will dazzle your guests. A guided tour of the fort, bagpiper playing in the distance or full military re-enactments will provide a spectacular addition to any event. These are just some of the offerings available at this 19th century jewel – call us today at (902) 426-7665 for more information about options and amenities.

The North Magazine

With its high brick walls, period paintings and fine woodwork, the North Magazine is an elegant, flexible space for friends and colleagues to meet. Various combinations of the rooms, in conjunction with the building itself, provide a wide variety of options through which to comfortably host larger receptions, conferences or workshops.
Capacity: 120 standing, entire building

Garrison Room Garrison Room
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Garrison Room

With exposed beams, a high ceiling and a brick wall, the Garrison Room is a favourite for dinners, weddings and business gatherings.

Garrison Room dimensions

80 standing
60 seated theatre style
48 seated at round tables

Naval Room and Artillery Room

Together or individually, the Naval and Artillery rooms serve as ideal backdrops for executive meetings and breakout sessions alike. 

Naval Room Naval Room
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Capacity - Naval Room:
12 seated boardroom style 

dimensions of Naval Room


Artillery Room Artillery Room
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Capacity - Artillery Room:
6 seated

dimensions of Artillery Room

Included in your rental fee:
• tables (6’ round, 5’ rectangular)
• banquet chairs (60)
• white linens, skirting
• set-up, tear-down and cleaning of the facility

Additional services can be negotiated.

Soldiers' Library and Coffee Bar

With its book-lined walls, period furnishings and reproduction artefacts, the Soldiers' Library offers a unique, intimate setting for dinners, meetings or receptions.

Soldiers' Library Soldiers' Library
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Capacity - Soldiers' Library: 36 seated
dimensions of Soldiers' Library



Coffee Bar Coffee Bar
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Capacity - Soldiers' Library and Coffee Bar used together : 72 standing

dimensions of Coffee Bar

Included in your rental fee:
• tables and chairs
• set-up, tear-down and cleaning of the facility

Additional services can be negotiated.

North Front Casemate C28 North Front Casemate C28
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North Front Casemates

Located within the very thickness of the fort’s massive walls, the casemates offer a unique backdrop for your gathering. The basic, 19th-century character of these rooms (used together or separately) can be transformed to create an ideal atmosphere for a variety of events. Be it a wedding, dinner, reception, product launch or business meeting, each event is equally at home in this versatile space.


dimensions of North Front Casemates

Four casemates are available which connect to allow for your event’s fluid movement from space to space.

Each approx. 15’ x 38’
C28 approx 15’ x 26’

Capacity - North Front Casemates C26, C27, C29:
• 27 seated at 6’ round tables (3 tables of 9)
• 22 seated boardroom style with a head table
• 60 seated (rectangular tables)
• 70 seated theatre style (with head table or lectern)
• 80 standing with up to 4 rectangular tables and 20 chairs 

Capacity - North Front Casemate C28:
• 36 seated (rectangular tables)
• 52 seated theatre style (with head table or lectern)
• 65 standing with 2 rectangular tables and 10 chairs

Diagrams of the above set-ups are available upon request.

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