“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
Nora Ephron - WHEN HARRY MET SALLY
Looking for a truly romantic backdrop for your wedding?!
We’ve got everything you’re looking for and then some.
From intimate outdoor weddings to big splashy ballroom affairs and everything in between – you’ll find the setting of your dreams in the Municipality of Chester
Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre – Western Shore
If you’ve dreamed of a coastal wedding, Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre is Nova Scotia’s picture-perfect spot, all year round. Nestled along our picturesque south shore, surrounded by the peace and tranquility of the sea. Exchange vows by the water or tucked inside by their romantic fireplace – Oak Island Resort will handle every detail to ensure your day truly magical. For information on their wedding celebrations, banquet menus, accommodations and more click here.
The Captain’s House Inn – Village of Chester
So many beautiful love stories begin at The Captain’s House – spacious rooms, welcoming decks and patios that over look Chester’s serene harbour – all picture perfect for your special day. The Captain’s House simplifies your wedding because the rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, photographs, reception, and Sunday brunch can all take place on site. They host Spring Weddings when the air is perfumed by lilacs and Sunsets are enjoyed as late as nine o’clock in the evening. With their summer weddings you’ll find the glittering sea that surrounds you filled with sailboats, and lush foliage is heavy with flowers. Oh and their autumn weddings – well they truly are beloved – warm days, leaves ablaze with reds and golds – so gorgeous! The Inn allows for 10 guests stay in five spacious, bright bedrooms. Located on three floors, each bedroom has an en suite bath. The third floor suite has panoramic ocean views through circular windows for more information click here.
Sherwood Golf & Country Club - Sherwood
Sherwood’s location is close enough to Halifax to be convenient for your guests, but is just far enough away to feel like you have left the City behind for a tranquil oasis. The Dining Room accommodates up to 130 guests. It has dark hardwood floors, high ceilings with palm fans, windows along three full sides, soft British Colonial yellow walls, and walks out to a large outdoor terrace with patio tables and chairs. Enjoy cocktails on the terrace overlooking our beautiful course. If it is your dream to host your wedding ceremony outdoors, Sherwood has several spectacular onsite locations. Their experienced professional staff will attend to every detail whether you choose from one of their many packages or create a package of your own design. For more on their wonderful weddings click here.
Chester Yacht Club – Village of Chester
If you’re dreaming of a wedding with that wonderful waterfront feeling – the Chester Yacht Club offers the perfect location - with breathtaking views of Chester’s Front Harbour, stunning yachts and the islands just off the coast. You can even exchange your vows right out on the wharf with your reception and dance to follow in the legendary Chester Yacht Club itself. With their friendly, professional, bar service and casual ambience you and your guests will be treated to a truly memorable experience. And as for the backdrop for all those wedding shots – well you’d have to see it to believe it – beyond beautiful! And you don’t have to be a member to host your event at our club! For more information on special event rentails at the Chester Yacht Club click here.
Royal Canadian Legion Halls
We're so fortunate to have 4 Royal Canadian Legion Branches here in the Municipality of Chester. They provide wonderful places for people to gather, connect with neighbours and celebrate community spirit. They also make for the most delightful wedding venues where you can customize every detail. With halls in Chester, Chester Basin, Western Shore and New Ross – each with their own unique layhout – you’re sure to find the perfect space to put on your celebration. With stages, wooden floors, tables and chairs – you can easily host everything from the ceremony to the reception and the dance to follow all in one place. The wonderful culinary teams at each legion have marvellous menus to choose from and make everything just right for our big day! For more details and contact information click here.
Chester Golf Club – Chester
With spectacular views and gorgeous sunsets the legendary Chester Golf Course makes for an ideal spot to for your weddind reception. From their patio over looking Chester’s Charming front harbour – guests can enjoy cocktails and great conversation before making their way into the dining room for a delicous wedding feast before all that dancing gets underway! The seaside blues and rolling greens make for the loveliest backdrop and the Chester Golf Clubhouse hospitality and oh so yummy menu will ensure your big day is beyond delightful! For more information visit their official site at chestergolfclub.ca
The Hubbards Barn – Hubbards
If it’s rustic charm and oh so inviting vibe you’re after – let the team at Hubbards Barn Weddings work their magic. Open May-October and just minutes away from the beach – the Hubbards Barn offers all sorts of options for your ceremony and reception and all those picture perfect wedding photographs too. With plenty of open spaces on multiple levels the venue can be set up to serve all of your celebratory needs. Be sure to follow @hubbardsbarnweddings on Instagram for a glimpse in to the goregous and visit hubbardsbarn.org to start planning your special day today!
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If you’re looking for an instant and intimate wedding by the ocean, curated sustainably by local artists and artisans, where everything is done for you and all you have to do is show up with up your vows then contact the dynamic team at Nautical Nuptials South Shore – they specialize in very small weddings with one price packaging, perfect for people who don’t want traditional large weddings (and the headaches that go with them). For all the details visit their official site here.