Halifax’s newest event venue, Cunard Centre, is a waterfront cargo shed renovated into a large multipurpose, year round event centre. Cunard Centre is located at Pier 23, behind the Westin Nova Scotian hotel, as part of the Halifax Port Authority’s SeaPort redevelopment. The venue’s sheer size, 53,000 square feet of column free space, boasts one of the largest capacities for events in Halifax. The Cunard Centre can accommodate a variety of functions, from formal banquets for up to 2200 guests, receptions and concerts for 4,000 people, trade and consumer shows, to charity and fundraising events and product launches. This multi-functional facility embraces innovation, with creative design and a state-of-the-art kitchen.
Guests of Cunard Centre can be outside on the “Brow”, and watch as ships maneuver through the busy Halifax port. In season, guests are privileged to view some of the largest cruise ships in the world, which tie up adjacent to Cunard Centre when visiting Halifax.
The Cunard Centre has bookings for many international conferences and events, and the general public can access the site during such public events as CBC Radio’s Information Morning Birthday Party, NS Designer Craft Council Christmas Craft Show, NSLC Festival of Wines, and Word On The Street. Other events booked include corporate and formal dinners, lobster suppers, trade shows, and weddings.