How to apply for an outdoor wedding
Complete the below application form:
Alderney Ferry Terminal, 3rd Floor
88 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth
Office Hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Contact 311 to speak with a Facility Scheduler.
Call and set up an appointment before visiting in person.
902.490.4588 (see information about faxing procedures)
The more popular wedding spaces are listed below, but ceremonies are not limited to these specific areas.
- Africville Park
- Cornwallis Park
- Dartmouth Common
- Admiral Harry DeWolf Park
- Ferry Terminal Park *not available Summer 2019 due to construction
- Fish Hatchery Park
- Hemlock Ravine Park
- St Mary’s Boat Club
- Sir Sanford Fleming Park
How much does it cost?
All fees listed are per hour and include HST.
It costs $96 to book space in a park for your wedding.
Application fee: $15 (non-refundable processing fee)
Electrical fee $15/day
Parking is first-come, first served. No reserved parking is available.
Vehicles are not permitted in the parks unless on designated roadways.
In the event of extreme seasonal weather conditions, HRM staff will assess the potential for damages to the facility. If required, staff will contact the client and a refund will be issued.
Client cancellations must be received by the Facility Scheduling Office no later that one month in advance of the booking for a full refund.
Responsibilities of Users
- Adhere to all contractual regulations.
- Set-up, take down, and clean-up.
- Any damages caused to facility.
Due to the impact on the fragile environment, wedding ceremonies are not permitted in the Public Gardens.
However, photography is permitted and does not require pre-booking.
The following provide information on your rental. All of these documents are in PDF format.
Application to book an outdoor wedding