The first step when planning an event is finding a great location! Check out the top 10 convention facilities in and around Halifax.
1. Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre
Location: 1800 Argyle St., Halifax
Located in the heart of downtown Halifax, the WTCC has four floors of event space and a variety of meeting rooms, with the largest room providing space for up to 1800 people. It also has underground tunnels connecting the Convention Centre to nearby hotels, amenities, and the Scotiabank Centre.
2. Halifax Convention Centre
Location: Market St., Halifax
Slated to open in December 2017, the Halifax Convention Centre offers over 120,000 square feet of event space spread over four floors. Their Event Planner Toolkit, variety of catering options, and high tech A/V capabilities make this the perfect place to host your best event yet.
3. Cunard Centre
Location: 961 Marginal Rd., Halifax
A renovated waterfront cargo shed, the Cunard Centre is a popular venue for culinary events, trade shows, receptions, and concerts. The 45,000 square foot space can accommodate 2,000 people for dinner, 3200 for receptions, and can be divided into smaller sections for a more intimate setting.
4. Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
Location: 1919 Upper Water St., Halifax
While there are many hotels in Halifax that offer beautiful convention facilities, the Marriott Harbourfront boasts the largest event space. Located right on the water, the Marriott Harbourfront is equipped with eight different meeting rooms, including a ballroom that holds 1,000 people for a reception, or 800 for a seated event. Their outdoor patio features a stunning view of the Halifax harbour and overlooks the waterfront boardwalk, making it a fantastic venue for cocktail hours and networking mixers.
5. Prince George Hotel
Location: 1725 Market St., Halifax
The Prince George Hotel is on the smaller side of the city’s various hotel-based event spaces, making it a popular option for event planners looking for a more intimate venue. The Prince George has five meeting rooms, the largest of which can accomodate up to 240 people.
The outdoor rooftop patio, situated in the heart of downtown Halifax allows visitors to the Prince George to enjoy their events feeling secluded and intimate while being at the center of everything. The hotel is connected to the Halifax World Trade and the new Convention Centre, making it a convenient place to stay if you are hosting orattending an event at either location.
6. Dalhousie University
Location: 1233 LeMarchant St., Halifax
Dalhousie has a number of meeting and conference rooms available with the largest room holding up to 1000 people. In the summertime planners and delegates can take advantage of convenient onsite accommodations in the vacant residence buildings. Additional features include plenty of parking, wifi, catering, kitchenettes, a fitness centre, and more.
7. Saint Mary’s University
Location: 923 Robie St., Halifax
Similar to Dalhousie, Saint Mary’s offers meeting and conference spaces year-ound and onsite dorm and apartment–style accommodations during the summer months.
Capacity ranges from 48-600 people.
8. Future Inns
Location: 30 Fairfax Dr., Halifax
If you’re looking for a meeting venue beyond the downtown core, Future Inns in Bayers Lake is a great option. They offer eight different meeting spaces with capacities ranging from 15-100 people and offer catering from their onsite restaurant, The Redwood Grill.
9. Exhibition Park
Location: 200 Prospect Rd., Halifax
This massive space is ideal for large events including car shows, concerts, trade shows, and seminars.
Beyond Halifax’s downtown core
10. Atlantica Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre
Location: 36 Treasure Dr., Western Shore
Just 45 minutes from downtown Halifax, and an hour from Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Oak Island is a beautiful location to hold your next event. Located right on the ocean, it’s a great option for planners looking to create an intimate retreat-type event. Among the seven meeting rooms available, the largest can accommodate up to 480 people.
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