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Conference Planner

Looking to host a reunion, wedding reception, or event? Check out the different area venues from Guysborough and Area all the way towards the Halifax Regional Municipality.


Venue Name Venue Address Venue Info (If Available) Venue Contact
Braeside Country Inn – Conference Room 126 Front Street Pictou, NS, B0k 1H0 Capacity of 100 people.Fresh coffee and tea can be served. Wheelchair accessible. Open all year round. 902-485-5046,
deCoste Centre 99 Water Street Pictou, NS, B0K 1H0 Seating capacity is 420 people. Final prep/ warming kitchen. Multiple bars. Semi-wheelchair accessible. Open all year round (902)-485-8848,
Kinsmen Building 229 Prince St Pictou, NS, B0K 1H0 Canteen & bar on site. Wheelchair accessible. Sound System. Kitchen.  Jack Ferguson, President
Pictou Fire Hall 166 Church St. Pictou, NS, B0K 1H0 Food can be brought on site. Sound System. Bar on site. 902-485-4136
Pictou Public Library & Innovation Centre – Meeting & Community Room Town Hall Building 40 Water St, 2nd Floor Pictou, NS B0K 1H0 Capacity of 12 people. Wheelchair accessible. 902-485-5021
Venue Name Venue Address Venue Info (If Available) Venue Contact
Trenton Rink – Meeting Space Upstairs & Annex 75 Park Rd Trenton, NS, B0K 1X0 Capacity for Annex is 120 (no chairs). Capacity for Upstairs is 120 people (no chairs). Canteen on site. Food can be brought on site. Wheelchair accessible. Annex has Sound System and Kitchenette. Darryl Marcott (Rink Supervisor)
Tel: (902) 752-2382
Fax: (902) 752-4269
Trenton Park – Outdoor Venue/Stage 119 Park Rd Trenton, Nova Scotia B0K 1X0   Martin Bates, Parks & Recreation Co-ordinator, Town of Trenton
Venue Name Venue Address Venue Info (If Available) Venue Contact
Glasgow Square Theatre 155 Riverside Parkway New Glasgow, NS, B2H 5E1 Capacity is 3-300 people (seated). Wheelchair accessible. Bar on site. Food can be brought on site. Sound system. 902-752-4800
New Glasgow Public Library – Community Room 182 Dalhousie Street, New Glasgow, NS, B2H 5E3 Room capacity is 60 people. Limited kitchen facilities but include fridge, coffee urn, sink. Fully accessible 902-752-8233
Summer Street Industries 72 Park Street New Glasgow, NS, B2H 5B8 Room capacity is 20-400 persons. Four separate meeting areas. The facility is fully accessible. Food can be available on site (coffee and snacks or full meal). 902-755-1745
Westside Community Centre 181 Lavinia St New Glasgow, NS, B2H 1Y3 Sound System and Kitchenette. 902-752-6554

North End Recreation Centre 534 High St New Glasgow, NS, B2H 2X9 Capacity for space is 190 persons. Kitchen facilities. Full bar service. wheelchair accessible. 902-928-0309
Ward One Social and Recreation Centre 487 Brother St New Glasgow, NS, B2H 3Z7 Capacity with chairs and tables – 130 people. Full wheelchair accessible. No food on site. Catering need to be brought in. 902 752-3907
Travelodge Suites 700 Westville Road New Glasgow, NS B2H 2J8 Can accommodate up to 20 people. 12 conference guests or 12 banquet guests. 1-902-600-1833
New Glasgow Fire Department/Hall 188 Dalhousie St New Glasgow, NS, B2H 4M3 Capacity is 140 people (seated with tables). Meeting room is wheelchair accessible, bathroom are not. Bar on site. Catering can be brought in. 902-771-0911
Venue Name Venue Address Venue Info (If Available) Venue Contact
Acadia Park (Outdoor Venue) South Main Street Westville, NS, B0K 2A0 Acadia Park is fully serviced with washrooms, interpretive signage, benches and picnic areas. 902-396-1500
Westville Public Library 2042 Queen St #3 Westville, NS, B0K 2A0 Community meeting room of 230 square feet. Seating for 12 – 15 people. Folding tables. Community office is 130 square feet. Seating for 4 people. Desk and table. Community technology training area is 630 square feet. Seating for 24 – 30 people. Fully wheelchair accessible. (902) 396-5022
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Hall 2011 Church St. Westville, NS, B0K 2A0 Capacity is 100 seated with tables. Wheelchair accessible but the bathrooms are not. 902-396 5223
Salvation Army Hall 2011 Diamond St Westville, NS   Neil and Delores Abbot: 902-396-1712 Hall: 902-396-4851
Westville Recreation Center 1759 Drummond Rd Westville, NS Capacity is 190 (standing), 93 with tables and chairs. Wheelchair accessible. Basic kitchen. Catering can be brought on site. Regular Business: Half Day (4hours) is $ 100. Full Day (8hours) $150 + HST. Not-for-profit: Half Day (4hours) $50 Full Day (8hours) $100 +HST Not-for-profit (youth): Half Day $25. Full Day $50 + HST. Call Town Hall to Book Recreation Centre: 902-396-1500
Westville Fire Department 2020 Queen St, RR # 2 Westville, NS, B0K 2A0 Bar, Canteen, Stage and Sound System. 902-396-4150
Venue Name Venue Address Venue Info (If Available) Venue Contact
Holiday Inn Express 86 Lawrence Blvd Stellarton, NS, B0K 1S0 Largest Room Capacity is 160 people 902-755-1020
Nova Scotia Community College – Pictou 39 Acadia Ave Stellarton, NS, B0K 1S0 All wheelchair accessible 902-752-2002
Stellarton Fire Dept/Hall 10 Jubilee Ave Stellarton, NS B0K 1S0   Dwight Campbell, Fire Chief: 902-752-2873. Hall: 902-752-6506.
Venue Name Venue Address Venue Info (If Available) Venue Contact
Pictou County Wellness Centre 2756 Westville Rd New Glasgow, NS, B2H 5C6   902-755-8870
Plymouth Community Centre 2340 E River East Side Rd Plymouth, NS, B2H 5C5   902-695-7111
Little Harbour Community Centre 4892 Little Harbour Rd, Little Harbour, NS, B2H 5C4   902-752-7426
Pictou Lodge 172 Lodge Rd Pictou, NS, B0K 1H0   902-485-4322
Abercrombie Community Centre 1589 Abercrombie Granton Rd Abercrombie, NS, B2H 5C6   Norma Morse – 902-752-3851
Smith Rock Lodge & Chalets 310 Fitzpatrick Mountain Road, Scotsburn, NS, B0K 1R0 Wheelchair accessible 902-485-4799
The River John Public Library & Innovation Center 2725 West Branch Rd. PO Box 104 River John, NS B0K 1N0 There is a 12-person meeting room, 20-person meeting area with computer lab, and community office. Not-for-profits may use the rooms for free. There is a nominal fee for for-profits. Full wheelchair accessible. 902 351-2599
River John Fire Department/Hall 1 School St River John, NS   902-351-2923 or 902-351-2223
Abercrombie Volunteer Fire Department 2030 Granton Abercrombie Rd Abercrombie, NS, B2H 5C6 Wheelchair accessible Sandy MacPherson, Fire Chief 902-752-2406
Blue Mountain District Volunteer Fire Department & Community Center 1687 Tower Rd Blue Mountain, NS, B2H 5C8 Bar. Canteen. Stage. Kitchen. Fully accessible. Elizabeth Coady 902-922-3367
Caribou River Community Hall 5725 Hwy 6 Caribou River, NS B0K 1H0 Community hall with a stage and kitchen. Fully accessible. Kerri MacAulay: 902-485-5147
Churchville Hall 1054 Irish Mountain Rd Churchville, NS Stage and kitchen facilities. Fully wheelchair accessible. Arlene MacGregor: 902-923-2410
East River St. Mary’s Fire Dept/Hall 105 Sherbrooke Rd N, RR #5 New Glasgow, NS B2H 5C8   902-922-3518
Garden of Eden Community Centre 3344 Sherbrooke Rd Garden of Eden, NS The hall is available for rent with kitchen facilities Fully wheelchair accessible. 902-922-3412
Pictou Landing Fire Dept/Hall 5761 Pictou Landing Rd Pictou Landing, NS Bar. Sound System. Kitchen. Fully Accessible. Jim Roper, Fire Chief: 902-755-6637 Hall: 902-755-5798
Merigomish Schoolhouse Community Centre 1658-1684 Shore Rd Merigomish, NS Bar. Kitchen Debbie Ratcliffe 902-936-2612


Venue Name Venue Address Venue Info (If Available) Venue Contact
Arisaig Community Center 5631 Hwy 245 Arisaig, NS B2G 2L1   Mary MacLellan: 902-863-1101
Havre Boucher Community Centre 12401 Highway #4 Havre Boucher, NS, B0H 1P0   Please contact the community centre at 902-234-2188 for availability and booking
Heatherton Community Centre 42 Summerside Rd Heatherton, NS, B0H 1R0   Doreen at (902)-386-2590
Lochaber Centre 1555 Nova Scotia Trunk 7 Antigonish County, NS,  B2G 2L3 Bar and Kitchen Services, Tables & chairs with liquor license – 145 persons. Tables & chairs, no liquor license – 188 persons. Chairs only – 235 persons. 902-783-2016
Venue Name Venue Address Venue Info (If Available) Venue Contact
Saint Andrew Junior School East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy 285 Beech Hill Road, Beech Hill, NS,B2G 0B4 If you wish to book either school for your community event/activity. Contact: Antigonish County Recreation Phone: (902) 863-1141
Fax: (902) 863-5751
Lower South River Community Centre 4 South Side Harbour Rd Lower South River, NS   Shirley MacDonald at 902-863-5247 or
Mini Trail Community Center 4382 Highway 337, Antigonish NS, B2G 2L2   Carroll MacPherson at 902-863-2816
St. Andrew’s Community Centre 81 Pomquet River Rd, Saint Andrews, NS B0H 1X0 Capacity of 310 people Wheelchair accessible Has a Large kitchen, bar, bathrooms and a large stage Call 902-863-9222
St. Joseph’s Lakeside Community Centre 2752 Ohio East Rd St Joseph’s, NS B2G 2K8 Banquet facility for 160-180; meeting space for 200 Modern, stainless-steel, Certified kitchen fully equipped Full service bar Joanne MacDonald 902-867-2626 or 902-867-0102
The Claymore Inn & Suites 137 Church Street Antigonish, NS, B2G 2E2 Four Meeting Rooms and Three Board Rooms (902) 863-1050
Maritime Inn Antigonish 158 Main Street Antigonish, NS, B2G 2B7 Capacity up to 30 people. Food on site. Handicap accessibility. Phone: 902-863-4001
St. Francis Xavier University West Street Antigonish, NS, B2G 2W5 Capacity: 2 – 1000 people depending on room. Wheelchair accessible. Catering and bar services. Guest services. 1 877-782-9289 or 902-867-5245
Antigonish Town and County Library (Meeting and Community Rooms) 283 Main Street Antigonish, NS Capacity: 2 – 109
Gabrieau’s Bistro 350 Main Street Antigonish, NS, B2G 2C5 Seats comfortably 36 people for a sit down meal. Approximately 32 people for a buffet, and 50 plus people for a stand up reception. Wheelchair accessible. (902) 863-1925
Arras Branch 59 Legion Hall Royal Canadian Legion 294 Main St Antigonish, NS   Alex Cameron, Branch Manager/Secretary/Treasurer
John Paul Centre 308 Main St Antigonish, NS, B2G 2C4   902-863-1129
St. Ninian Place 121 St. Ninian St Antigonish, NS B2G 2L8 Commercial kitchen. Sound system. Four meeting rooms. Paula Kirk, Business Manager

Guysborough and Area

Venue Name Venue Address Venue Info (If Available) Venue Contact
DesBarres Manor Inn 90 Church Street Guysborough, NS, B0H 1N0 Can accommodate meetings and events of up to 40 people. The private dining room accommodates meetings and events of up to 8. (902)-533-2099, 1-888-933-2099
Jost Wharf Building (Guysborough Waterfront Development Society) 106 Main St Guysborough, NS, B0H 1N0   902-533-2052
Chedabucto Place Performance Center 27 Green St Guysborough, NS, B0H 1N0 Capacity of 307 soft seats (2 wheel chair areas). 902-533-2015
Venue Name Venue Address Venue Info (If Available) Venue Contact
Liscombe Lodge Resort and Conference Centre 2884 Highway #7 Guysborough County, NS, B0J 2A0 From a small meeting of 10 to a full-scale company banquet for 100. Catering on site. Wheelchair accessible. Karen Wenaus; General Manager
New Chester Community Club 1781 New Chester Road, RR #1 Moser River, NS, B0J 2K0   Percy Bezanson
902- 347-2095
Venue Name Venue Address Venue Info (If Available) Venue Contact
New Chester Community Club 1781 New Chester Road, RR #1 Moser River, NS, B0J 2K0 Capacity is 3-300 people (seated). Wheelchair accessible. Bar on site. Food can be brought on site. Sound system. Percy Bezanson

Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM)

Venue Name Venue Address Venue Info (If Available) Venue Contact
Mitchell Cove Commerce & Community Centre 47 E Jeddore Rd Jeddore Oyster Ponds, NS, B0J 1W0   (902) 845-2626
Eastern Shore Community Centre 67 Park Road P.O. Box 143 Musqudoboit Harbour NS, B0J 2L0 Multi-purpose Room/Studio: 409 capacity and $110.00/hour. Multi-purpose Room: 265 capacity and $70/hour. Multi-purpose Room (with kitchenette): 120 capacity and $30/hour. Gym (Half): 340 capacity and $30/hour. Gym: 717 capacity and $50/hour. Dance Studio: 140 capacity and $40/hour. Cafeteria: 300 capacity and $40/hour. Stage/Meeting Room: 40 capacity and $25/hour. Please add HST to all prices. If rental occurs outside of Lake and Shore hours surcharges/staffing costs may apply. 902-889-2538
Lake Echo Community Recreation Society 3168 A Hwy 7 Lake Echo NS, B3E 1B2   902-829-2512
Lawrencetown Community Centre 3657 Lawrencetown Road Lawrencetown, NS B2Z 1P9 One main hall that seats up to 250 dining and 320 auditorium style. One meeting room that seats up to 90 dining and 120 auditorium style. Functioning kitchen. 902-462-1460
Seaforth Community Hall 6060 Highway 207 Seaforth Head of Chezzetcook NS, B0J 1N0   902-827-3902
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