Weddings at Hatfield Farm - Wedding Venue HalifaxUnique Rustic Wedding Venue near Halifax
Make your special day unforgettable at Hatfield Farm. Our personalized approach ensures your wedding reflects your unique love story. Say “I do” at our stunning lakeside gazebo or cozy fireplace, followed by a delicious meal in our 5000 sq. ft. romantic lodge. And for your guests, there’s no need to worry about transportation – they can rest easy in one of our comfortable cabins. Your dream wedding awaits at Hatfield Farm, wedding venue near Halifax NS.
Happily ever after begins at Hatfield Farm!
Here at Hatfield Farm we take the time to get to know the bride & groom allowing your special day to be a personal expression of who you are. Regardless of the weather, Hatfield Farm is a unique wedding venue near Halifax NS, with the ideal location for your wedding ceremony, whether it be outdoors at our picturesque lakeside gazebo or indoors next to one of our beautiful stone fireplaces.
“Thanks to everyone at Hatfield Farm for our amazing wedding! It truly was perfect and we had an incredible time! There is nothing that we would have changed and the staff were incredible”
Dani and Chance
Experience the beauty of a rustic wedding at Hatfield Farm – where memories are made to last a lifetime.
As a unique wedding venue in Halifax, your guests will enjoy a delicious meal in our 5000 sq.ft. rustic romantically lit lodge, with seating for up to 200 guests, and there’s no reason to worry about how your guests will get home, after the celebrations they can retire to one of our comfortable cabins or cozy bunkhouses.
“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You guys have created memories that we can treasure for years to come.”
Krista & Cameron Ross
Discover your dream wedding at Hatfield Farm – Wedding Venue Near Halifax
Start planning your wedding with Hatfield Farm today! We understand you have many questions – to get you started, we have prepared a 360° scripted virtual tour, wedding photo album, testimonials, and FAQ’s to help guide you as you consider Hatfield Farm for your Halifax Wedding & Reception.
“Thank you all for making our wedding a day to remember. You all did an excellent job and we really appreciated it!”
Jillean & Jonathan Carter
Wedding ceremonies can be held outdoors or indoors. Your wedding party & guests are transported via horse-drawn wagon to our wedding venue Fort Clayton. The bride arrives in style in an antique horse drawn carriage. Hatfield Farm is also happy to provide a Justice of the Peace to officiate the wedding ceremony, or you may provide your own Officiant. Our officiant is Peter Ineson, of PetesNovaScotiaWeddings.ca, he provides ceremony services for couples of all genders, both secular and religious, for all faith backgrounds.
Our 5000 square-foot lodge can hold up to 200 people for your reception meal & dance. Your included wedding feast is catered from our on-site professional kitchen. All linens, dishes, cutlery and glassware, as well as all service and cleanup are provided by us. Choose from a wide selection of meal choices, beef, chicken, salmon or vegetarian entrees, drinks and appetizers. Personalize your event with your own flowers and wedding cake, while our staff takes care of everything else.
The Party & Dance
A DJ and sound system are provided for your entertainment. Guests may also enjoy roaring fireplaces, outdoor fire pits, munchies, as well as the many games and activities of the Rubber Rodeo and Fort Clayton
“Thanks for making our fairy tale wedding come true. We will defiantly be coming back to Hatfield Farm.”
Tim & Lisa Haverstock
Overnight accommodation for you and your guests are also available at our wedding venue Halifax. The Hillbilly Honeymoon Suite is available to the bride and groom, while individual rooms, bunkhouses, or tenting are available for other guests. A private room in one of our Cabins is $52 +HST per person, a bunk bed in our open concept Bunkhouse is $42 +HST per person and a Tent Site is $29 +HST per person, or reserve one of our 4 brand new private cabins for 1-2 guests for $123 + HST.
Overnight accommodations include a hearty country breakfast. Full payment is required at time of booking for Overnight Accommodations. If you need to cancel any time before 30 days prior your arrival date, then you will be refunded your total amount. If you cancel anytime within 30 days, your payment is non-refundable.
Linens are not provided. Please bring blankets, pillows, sleeping bags etc. and towels and toiletries for your stay. We do have sleeping bags and pillows available for rental, please inquire at the front desk!
Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find some of the most common questions you may have about our wedding venue near Halifax
When can I get married at Hatfield Farm?
We do weddings on any day of the week, depending on availability. The typical rental goes from 5pm to 12am, but depending on your budget, these hours can be extended.
How does your pricing work?
Hatfield Farm offers a total package price that is dependent on the expected number of guests and any other additional services that you would like to include. It is not a per person rate. However, should you be given a package price based on a set number of guests, you will then be given a per person rate for any additional guests. Tax and gratuity will be added to your price. We only charge a 15% gratuity on your price before tax.
Do we need to help with the set-up and clean-up of the ceremony and/or reception?
No, this is all handled by staff at Hatfield Farm. If you have some special items to be included in the set-up (eg. flowers, favors, table wine, etc), you can bring them to the Farm 24 hours in advance and then the staff will include those items when setting up.
What decorations are provided by Hatfield Farm?
Reception tables are set with linen table cloths & candles. Mason jars or milk jars are available to be used as vases for centerpieces as well as some artificial flowers, otherwise the bride and groom must supply all other decorations for ceremony and/or reception.
Is Hatfield Farm wheelchair accessible?
Yes, all buildings have ramps and transportation around the Farm can be provided by a company shuttle vehicle.
What transportation is provided to and within Hatfield Farm?
Once guests arrive at the Farm, a horse drawn wagon will transport guests to the ceremony location. If it is raining, a sheltered wagon or bus will be used. Elderly guests and those with special needs can be transported to the ceremony location by company shuttle. The bride is transported by an old fashioned horse drawn carriage. A shuttle is available throughout the night to transport guests back to the front of the farm in case they require an early departure.
Where does our ceremony take place?
Most weddings take place outside at our picturesque lakefront pergola, with winter weddings set inside the lodge by our beautiful stone fireplace. However, this is completely up to you. Benches are provided at the lake site. If it is raining, the ceremony will take place inside the lodge. The tables will be cleared from the immediate area and benches will be provided for the guests.
Do the bride and groom need to provide a minister?
No, Hatfield Farm will provide a Justice of the Peace. However, you bring your own minister to perform the service.
What areas are available for pictures?
There are several locations for photos around the Farm. You can have your picture taken by the lake, in and around the farm buildings, on the mechanical bull, or in the surrounding woods. The horse drawn carriage is provided for ½ hour after the ceremony for pictures. If it is raining on your wedding day, you may take pictures inside our many buildings, or you can leave to go to another location for pictures. The bride and groom are responsible for providing a photographer.
Are plates, cutlery, glassware, and napkins provided by Hatfield Farm?
Yes – all plates, cutlery, glassware, and napkins are provided.
Can we bring in our own food?
No, we must provide all the food for your event (except your wedding cake).
What food is typically provided?
Guests typically have their choice of hip of beef, salmon, chicken or vegetarian lasagna. All choices are served with garlic mashed potatoes, vegetables, gravy, coleslaw, and fresh baked bread. Dessert is also provided. Guests select their choice when they RSVP your invitation final guest numbers and meal choices must be provided to us at least 7 days prior your wedding. Depending on your budget, we can also provide appetizers and/or snacks (eg. vegetable trays, nachos, chips, wings, etc) throughout the night. The wedding cake is to be provided by the bride and groom, but staff will cut it and serve it if so desired.
What drinks are provided by Hatfield Farm?
We provide guests with unlimited water, juice, soft drinks, coffee and tea. Depending on your budget, we can also include a punch or similar type of beverage. Ice is provided by the Farm.
Is alcohol allowed at Hatfield Farm?
Hatfield Farm is not licensed, therefore, guests are welcome to bring their own. No glass bottles are allowed on the property, so all alcohol must be in cans, plastic, or cardboard containers. We do make an exception for table wine during dinner which may be provided by the bride and groom only. Hatfield Farm will chill your wine in advance, cork it, and place it on the tables when guests are seated. We can also provide old fashioned wash bins filled with ice for the guests to keep their alcohol in throughout the evening.
Will we need to provide a DJ?
No, our DJ will be provided by Hatfield Farm until approximately midnight. Our DJ offers a large selection of music along with satellite radio. You may also provide special songs on a USB stick format to our DJ (ceremony, first dance, etc.). If you would like the music to continue past midnight, please provide own device player which can be connected to our sound system. Speakers are set up both inside and out and each area is volume controlled. A cordless microphone is available for speeches during the reception.
What overnight accommodations are available for the bride and groom as well as the guests?
The bride and groom can stay for free in our Hillbilly Honeymoon Suite provided a minimum of 25 guests spend the night. Our accommodations are mostly double occupancy consisting of two bunkhouses that sleep up to 16 people in each, 3 cabins each with common living room and 4 private bedrooms and sleep 8-10 people in each, as well as sites for tents are available for wedding guests. Check-out is at 10:00 am. A hearty farmer’s breakfast served at 9:00 am is included in your stay. Please inquire about pricing. Please note that all overnight guests (including the bride and groom) must bring their own sleeping bags and pillows. If 25 or more guests book to stay overnight, you and your guests will be the only ones at the Farm for the entire night, and the party (bonfires, music, etc) can go as late as you want.
Is Hatfield Farm insured against accidents and theft?
Hatfield Farm is insured against accidents, but not theft. Due to the nature of some of the activities available at the Farm, all guests must sign a waiver upon arrival.
What is the procedure for a typical wedding/reception?
Typically, guests arrive for 5:00 pm and are greeted by our friendly staff, asked to sign a waiver then given a meal ticket and a ticket to get on the horse drawn wagon that takes them to the ceremony site. Soon after, the bride and her bridal party are brought in by horse drawn carriage. The ceremony lasts about 15 minutes. After the ceremony, the bride & groom are whisked away for a few minutes of alone time while we ask your guests to head over to the lodge or the Rubber Rodeo for some fun. The bride and groom are returned to the ceremony site for photographs with the wedding party and family. Once photos are finished, guests are seated in the lodge for dinner. The bridal party is introduced and seated and then dinner is served. Speeches can be given throughout or after dinner, which is followed by the cake cutting, bouquet & garter toss and “first dances” . Once all of this has taken place, the dance starts in the lodge, the Rubber Rodeo reopens, and the bon-fires are lit outside. Of course, all of this can be adjusted to meet your desires.
What bathroom facilities are available?
The men’s and women’s bathrooms are located in a separate building just a few steps from the lodge. Diaper change stations are provided in the bathrooms along with showers.
What other things are included in my wedding at Hatfield Farm?
Hatfield Farm’s Rubber Rodeo is available throughout the night for all wedding guests. This is a separate building from the lodge, which offers activities such as a mechanical bull, a gladiator game, a children’s bounce gym, etc. A mini-golf course is located outside the Rubber Rodeo. Hatfield Farm also has fire pits that are surrounded by seating for over one hundred people. These fire pits will be lit and cared for by staff throughout the night. We offer a wishing well for cards and registry barrel for guest signing book, and we will also store and pack any other wedding gifts you receive throughout the night.
Can you provide references?
Yes, we can give you contact information to couples who have agreed to provide references.
Do you offer special rates for children?
Yes, children under the age of two are free and not included in your contract number.
Thanks to everyone at Hatfield Farm for our amazing wedding! It truly was perfect and we had an incredible time! There is nothing that we would have changed and the staff were incredible!
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Dani and Chance
I had the pleasure of attending a wedding on your premises on Saturday,August 4th. I have a lot of medical problems including heart problems, mobility and respiratory impairment. I had a lot of worries about going to the wedding as the bathrooms are in a separate building and walking to the lake and back to Fort Clayton. As it turned out, I had a wonderful experience thanks to your friendly and helpful staff. Everyone went out of their way to see that I was shuttled to and from the lake. The washrooms were relatively easy to get to, even though I was in a wheelchair. Your employees, from the greeter at the Sheriff’s Office , the shuttle driver and the dining room staff worked very hard and the wedding went off without a hitch. I could not partake of your horseback rides or Rubber Rodeo but my son did and enjoyed himself very much. Please pass on my thanks to your excellent staff for making me and my family feel so comfortable and welcome.
PS: It would be nice if the dining room had washrooms attached to the building.
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Now that the dust has settled a bit and I’m back in my old work routine, I wanted to send a huge thank you to you, Brian, and all the staff at the farm. You guys have exceeded any expectation that I ever had of how the day would go. All your help answering countless questions, how perfectly the ceremony was, the meal was amazing and the party afterwards. You guys truly know how to throw an event. I have heard nothing but rave reviews about our wedding day!!!!
THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. You guys have created memories that we can treasure for years to come.
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Krista & Cameron Ross
Jonathan and I wanted to thank you for such a beautiful wedding! We had an amazing time and we are so happy we booked our wedding at Hatfield Farm. Our guests loved it and I think our wedding will go down in history with our friends and family. The atmosphere was perfect! You were so pleasant to deal with and I appreciate you taking the time to answer all my questions. Thank you. You made the experience fun and one everyone will remember! Your humor was refreshing and made us relax and enjoy the moment. Thank you.
Thank you all for making our wedding a day to remember. You all did an excellent job and we really appreciated it!
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Jillean & Jonathan Carter
Ken & I felt it was important to write you a note of thanks following Leann & Matt’s wedding & reception on Saturday, September 17th.
Firstly, I want to say that the staff was so wonderful to deal with. Not only were they completely knowledgeable about every detail, but they were so friendly and upbeat every time I visited or called to ask them questions (and I had lots!). She was an invaluable help to us since February when we first visited Hatfield Farm.
Secondly, I would like to mention that the staff was fabulous. When we met with you on the 16th, they were so accommodating. It was easy to tell that they knew their jobs very well and we felt so comfortable leaving our meeting, knowing they would be at the helm on the 17th. They assisted our MC on the day of the wedding and coordinated all the details during the ceremony and reception so that everything flowed so smoothly.
To Brian and the rest of the staff – people remarked on your attention to detail (i.e. adjusting Ken’s tie before we got on the carriage), the lovely meal, and the positive attitude of all who were working to make the day so special. I especially appreciated the effort that was put into decorating the tables, fireplace mantle, cake table, candy table and wedding arbor. It was so well done. WOW!
We could not be happier. Everything was so beautiful – including the carriage ride in and out at midnight, the compliments given to Leann by the staff, Brian who was on night shift and Brian (yourself) who worked so hard to make sure that the guests who stayed overnight at the farm were safe. I could go on and on. Be assured that I will promote your venue to anyone who asks and I know that our guests who attended the wedding will do so also. Everyone had a fabulous time! Thank you again!
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Thank you so much for giving us the perfect wedding day anyone could ever ask for. The staff was very accommodating not only to us but to our friends and family as well. The venue was just beautiful and the food was terrific. We had so many guests tell us it was the most beautiful and relaxed wedding they have ever been to and we have to agree. Brian, you and your staff really made our wedding stress free. Thanks for making our fairy tale wedding come true. We will defiantly be coming back to Hatfield Farm.
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Tim & Lisa Haverstock
Hammonds Plains, NS
Jack & I want to express our sincere gratitude to all the staff for making our recent marriage an over-whelming success. Guests have raved about the food, loved the atmosphere at the farm and praised the professionalism of the staff and we could not agree more. Never during the whole planning process with Brian and Paul did we hear “no”! Every reasonable and perhaps unreasonable request was accommodated. My brother Blair works for an International Conferencing Company and could not compliment the staff at Hatfield farm enough. We will not hesitate to recommend your facility to any and all who are planning a wedding, anniversary or get-away. You guys/gals are #1 and really know what customer service means.
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Joanne & Jack Miner
My daughter Becky was married at your location last week-end. I have to tell you Brian, I was a bit weary at first with the thought of my daughter being married on a farm. WELL… Much to my surprise and delight, the wedding was spectacular, the venue gorgeous and I was over-whelmed by the professionalism and kindness showed by your staff. Seeing my little girl being brought to her new husband by horse and carriage was lovely and the lake setting just perfect. I want to compliment you on a job well done and for creating a day our families will cherish forever.
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Mary Perkins, New Glasgow, N.S
My name is Beverly York, my grand-daughter Ann had her wedding recently at your farm. Upon arrival, I was greeted very kindly by your staff. This letter is to thank Hatfield Farm and their dedicated staff for making my visit relaxed and comfortable. Being a senior citizen with limited mobility, I was a bit nervous entering the farm. After I was offered an air conditioned shuttle drive to the ceremony site – I actually found I could get on and off the horse driven wagon with ease. I was delighted with the ride and beautiful setting – very beautifully decorated lodge as well. Thanks again for your kindness and sincerity and making this quite the memorable experience. All the best to you and your staff and I will not hesitate to recommend Hatfield Farm for weddings to friends and family members.
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We wish to express our sincere thanks to you and the staff at Hatfield Farm for making our daughter’s wedding such a huge success. Our guests comments ranged from ‘wonderfully unique’ to ‘the best wedding they had ever attended’. I would also like to thank you for the little details that were noticed by everyone, such as the daisies in the ladies room, on the dog, and the lovely matching flowers in the mane of the impressive white Percheron that brought our daughter into the wedding site.
The food was mouth watering, plentiful and served to perfection, and the decorating was excellent and done just as we had requested. Christa’s dream wedding was a barbeque with the guests in a relaxed and casual setting, you more than fulfilled this wish and made our daughter’s wedding a day that we and our guests will not soon forget. Again, our sincere thanks for creating the prefect wedding day.
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We wish to express our sincere thanks to you as a person who “doesn’t get around that well anymore” I had concerns about attending the wedding at Hatfield farm. The thought of hopping on a wagon ride and hours of standing in the outdoors was very worrying. But thanks to the wonderful staff at Hatfield farm, all of my concerns were soon put to rest. They’ve really thought these things through and have made the farm a very accessible and enjoyable place. Warm thanks them! Just a few easy steps and with a thoughtful, helping hand from one of the farm’s staff members had me easily enjoying my very first wagon ride in over 40 years, through a lovely wooded lane on my way to my Granddaughter’s “Big Day”. After arriving at Fort Clayton I was greeted by friendly staff, it felt like I was stepping into the old west.
I was very happy to see that the staff had provided comfortable chairs for both the ceremony and for the wedding dinner. I am happy to report that there is not a single stairway to contend with in any of the buildings in the wedding area. All the entrances were ground level and are a short distance from each other, and even though I did not on ride the mechanical bull, it was fun to be able to watch family and friends having such great time! At the end of the evening It was a little chilly and I opted not to take the wagon back and was provided a shuttle vehicle right to my nephew’s car. Thanks so much to Hatfield Farm for making it possible to share in my Granddaughter’s happy wedding day! Worry free!
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Mrs. Annie Earle, Truro, Nova Scotia
Hatfield Farm hosted our Wedding on Sept 2, 2006 We are writing this note to say thank you for the BEST Wedding Day any Bride and Groom could ask for. It was more than we could have ever imagined. The staff at Hatfield are very well organized and even though the bride was an hour late you all made everything perfect. The food was excellent!
Our friends and family are still talking about our wedding. They are saying it was the most relaxed and best wedding they have ever been to. We can’t thank you all enough at Hatfield Farm for making our day so memorable.
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Sean and Lois McSweeney
When Charlene and I were planning and discussing our wedding plans, I suggested contacting you guys to see what you offered. Well Brian, let me tell you, you had us hook, line and sinker at the office. After dealing with your staff we could tell you guys were up to the challenge. We wanted the guests to have fun and a good time and they did. We are still getting calls from the people who attended telling us what a wonderful time they had. What an incredible day you provided for us. I have never felt so laid back and able to let go of the control. You all exude such a confidence, even though I was that relaxed, I knew you had it all under control.
Thanks for making me feel like princess for a day. We’ll be back again.
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