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Beautiful and Quaint Spaces for Intimate Weddings
Nova Scotia sure is a beautiful place to tie the knot, and we couldn’t be happier to share with your our 5 favorite small wedding venues in this wonderful province. Take a look, one of them might be perfect for your special day!
This is one of the most elegant venues we have seen, and it’s in one of the most lovely towns: Wolfville. And we can’t say enough about the incredibly attentive and kind staff. Easily the best people we have worked with, with one of the most beautiful venues. The ceremony is held in the courtyard outside, next to the gorgeous vineyard. To top it off, it’s all just a 5 minute pop down from the Grand Pre National Museum, which is an amazing location for your portrait session. They have stunning gardens and an old fashioned church with unique architecture. And what’s more, the food at Le Caveau is amazing! You honestly have it all here.
This quaint little venue is perfectly placed between the ocean and the famous York Redoubt historic site. If you’re having a small wedding, this just might be the space for you. There are quirky and well-lit rooms for getting ready, and lovely sea-themed decor throughout. There is an adorable gazebo outside the property for the ceremony itself, and the balcony can hold up to 50 guests. There is lovely surrounding space for photographs, so we couldn’t recommend it enough!
This is another little gem that we completely love in downtown Halifax. If you’re having a smaller ceremony, they offer outdoor rooftop access. From there it overlooks the Halifax waterfront and has lovely city scapes that can’t be beat. You’re so close to everything waterfront with this venue, and also everything downtown. There is no shortage for amazing photo opportunities in this area. And the sun setting on the roof between the buildings and over the water just can’t be described!
Are you looking for something more modern? The top floor of the Halifax Central Library can be converted into a stylish ceremony location, with a beautiful view of the surrounding city. The staff here are so lovely, and we can’t recommend working with them enough. Even if you’re tying the knot after dark, this space has so much potential. There are many spots in the building for a unique portrait session. As long as you hire the right photographers, creating beautiful light is no problem! What’s more, if you book during the right time of year, the sunsetting through the windows while you say ‘I Do’ is nothing short of magical. 🙂
5. HARBOUR MIST
This smaller venue is located in Blandford just a short 30 minutes outside Halifax. It can host up to 75 guests, and is completely suitable for 25 guests and under as well! It’s a beautiful estate house on the oceanfront just South of Chester, NS. The building itself is a stunning french-victorian home with a spiral staircase to boot, but the nature is what tugs at my heart strings. You can tie the knot cliffside and feel like you’re on a quaint seaside villa. It is absolutely breathtaking and it’s at the top of our list for shooting!
6. Your own Backyard
Last but not least, we love a good ol’ fashioned back yard shindig. This makes things so special, always unique, and there is an air of carefree that you just can’t replicate anywhere else. Homestyle charm, full of family and friends, and full of comfort. These days there are so many amazing wedding caterers out there, you can have anything you want brought right to your home! If you’re willing to put in a little elbow grease (or have fam and friends to help out) this is an amazing way to celebrate!