Weddings, Events & Meetings

Rent the St. Mary's Boat Club
A table set up for a wedding

Renting the Reception Hall

The St. Mary's Boat Club is located at 1641 Fairfield Road, Halifax, NS. The club's upper level features a spacious reception hall with beautiful hardwood floors, a stage area, and a well-equipped kitchen. The club grounds offer a breathtaking view of the Northwest Arm, with a large deck, expansive lawns, and ample parking space. The reception hall is available for rent all year round and is a popular venue for parties, wedding receptions, and corporate functions.

Contact us to book!

Call us: 902.490.4688

Open House: April 13, 2024 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Interested in booking the Boat Club for an upcoming wedding or event?
Have questions about the facility?
We are hosting an Open House on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Staff will be onsite and available to answer questions.

All lighting, wedding décor and staging for the open house is generously sponsored by MacFarlands Events! A representative will be onsite to answer any questions you may have about setting up for your big day.


Reception Hall Capacity

The reception hall can hold 200 people, which includes the HRM Building Monitor, DJ or Band members, guests, etc. 

What is included in my rental?

What is included in my rental?

Your rental of St. Mary’s Boat Club’s includes the following: 


  • 17 rectangular tables 2.5’ x 8’ 
  • Three rectangular tables 2.5’ x 6’
  • One rectangular table 2.5 ’x 5’
  • 19 round tables five feet in diameter (seats eight people)
  • 200 chairs
  • Kitchen, including a fridge, oven, freezer and microwave
  • Access to a projector and projector screen
  • Access to a speaker & mic

All other items (catering, dishes, linens, equipment, decorations, bar service and music) are the responsibility of the renter.

St. Mary’s Boat Club Hours & Rental Fees

Bookings for 2025 open on January 1, 2024! 

The St. Mary's Boat Club can be booked any day of the week. See below for more details. 

Weddings & Special Event Rentals (10:00 am - 1:00 am):

Full-day rental fees:

April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024: $739.50 +tax   
April 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025: $754.29 +tax
April 1, 2025 to March 31, 2026: $769.38 +tax

Deposit: To reserve your spot, we require a deposit of $200 that can be paid in cash, cheque, debit, Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. Additionally, you'll need to sign a rental agreement. As long as all the guidelines are followed and there is no damage to the facility, the deposit will be refunded within 5 business days after the event.

ReSound Dance Fee: $30.62
SoCan Dance Fee: $68.05

SoCan and Resound music royalty fees will apply if your event includes music. 

Hourly Rentals for meetings and other events:

If you don't require the hall for the full day, you can book it at an hourly rate.

Hourly Reception Hall Rentals – Weekdays | Daytime: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Rental fee:

April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024:  $102.00 +tax 
April 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025: $104.04 +tax
April 1, 2025 to March 31, 2026: $106.12 +tax


Hourly Reception Hall Rentals – Evenings (5:00 pm-Midnight) and Weekends (10:00 am-Midnight)

Rental fees:

April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024: $142.80 +tax 
April 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025:  $145.66 +tax
April 1, 2025 to March 31, 2026: $148.57 +tax

Venue Availability Calendar

This calendar shows the confirmed bookings for the Reception Hall. This calendar will be updated each Monday (excluding Holidays). 

Rules and other considerations


The main level (reception hall) of the boat club is wheelchair accessible.

Bar Service & Liquor License

If you plan on offering a bar service at your wedding or event, you will need a catering or private bar service company to provide this service.  

  • The Caterer/Bar Service Company is responsible to obtain the appropriate Liquor License 
  • The Caterer/Bar Service Company will purchase all alcohol, manage and operate the bar and is responsible for all clean up including disposal of surplus products and empty containers 
  • The Caterer/Bar Service Company will provide a Certificate of Insurance evidencing proof of Commercial General Liability insurance with limits of not less than Five Million Dollars ($5,000,000.) and with liquor not excluded; name Halifax Regional Municipality as Additionally Insured under their policy and review their operating procedures with Staff 
  • (Recommendation) The Caterer/Bar Service Company is responsible to ensure that all staff serving or selling alcohol have obtained their Serve Right Certificate
Liquor License Information

If you are serving alcohol at your event, a copy of your liquor license must be shown to us, two weeks prior to your event. More information on Liquor License can be found here:

The consumption, possession, and/or selling of alcoholic beverages at St. Mary’s Boat Club is permitted by license permit only. The license must be posted, and no alcohol can be consumed or sold outside the times stated on the license.  


Monday through Friday, hourly rentals require a 30-day notice to receive a full refund on the rental charge.  Weddings & special events require a 90-day notice to receive the full refund, however $200.00 deposit will not be refunded. Full rental fees will be charged for bookings made or cancelled less than 90 days of the booking date (non-refundable) 

Set up & Tear Down

As the renter, it is your responsibility to set up and tear down the event. All events must come to an end at midnight, at which point the music will stop, lights will come on, and guests are expected to leave. Clean-up should be completed between 12 midnight and 1:00 am. Please ensure that you have a sufficient number of people in your tear-down team to finish the work within one hour.

  • Tables and chairs to be returned to the proper storage area.
  • Garbage must be separated for recycling. 
  • Garbage bags that don't fit in the bins should be tied off and left in the kitchen for removal by maintenance staff. 
  •  Kitchen (if used) should be wiped down
  • All personal items must be removed.
  • Rented items that are being dropped off and picked up by a rental company are the only items that can be left overnight on the stage for pickup between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. the next day. (Please advise staff of this in advance)
Music and Sound Levels

The St. Mary's Boat Club has an exemption to the noise bylaw that allows weddings and events with amplified sound to occur until midnight.


St. Mary’s Boat Club is a non-smoking facility.

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