You can book your event on one of the loveliest properties on the Northwest Arm of Halifax. The Yacht Squadron is a superb example of the daring and beautiful architecture of post WWI Halifax. If your meeting is big or small, we have many rooms suitable for special ocasions, private dinners, or business meetings.
Main Club House - Capacity 5 to 45
The Yacht Squadron Clubhouse has several rooms available for your function including a waterside deck, and is used as an extension of our regular dining area in the summer.
The Saraguay House - Capacity: 5 to 150
The Saraguay House has two areas that are primarily used for private functions, both overlooking the Northwest Arm. The McInnes Room, which opens onto the upper balcony is suitable for smaller parties, meetings and dinners of up to 24. The lower Terrace Room and deck can accomodate up to 125 guests for a reception and dinner or a cocktail reception of up to 200.
Function details and menu selection must be received at least one week before the function to ensure availability, proper staffing and co-ordination of your function. The Club must be notified of the guaranteed number of guests to be served three business days in advance of the function. If no notice is given, the estimated number of guests at the time of reservation will be taken as a guaranteed number for billing. The client will be billed for the guaranteed number of guests or the actual number of guests in attendance whichever is greater. The Club does not assume responsibility to provide food service for more than 5% above of the guaranteed number.
The RNSYS is the exclusive caterer to the Clubhouse, Spar Loft, and Saraguay House and must supply all food and beverage. Under no circumstances will clients be permitted to remove food and beverages from the premises in accordance with City and Provincial Health regulations.
In the event the Client cancels the Agreement after the confirmation deposit has been received the deposit shall be forfeited by the Client to the RNSYS. In the event the Client cancels the Agreement with less then thirty (30) days remaining prior to its commencement date, the Client shall forfeit all deposits and be liable for any other expenses and ancillary services, which the RNSYS might incur.
Deposits & Payments
The convener is required to make a deposit at the time of confirmation of the function contract. Thirty (30) days prior to the event 50% of the estimated function cost is payable and an imprint of a valid credit card is required. All special occasion events are to be paid in full seven (7) business days prior to the event and any necessary adjustments to the final invoice to be settled within three (3) working days following the event. Interest charges of 2% per month will be applied to unpaid balances.
Whether you choose from our suggested menus or create a custom bill of fare, please finalize your decision with the club office as early as possible (minimum one week) prior to your function. Advise our event coordinator prior to the event of any special dietary considerations or allergies to ensure a safe and enjoyable event for all your guests. All food and beverage purchases are subject to a fifteen percent (15%) Service Charge, plus thirteen per cent (13%) Harmonized Sales Tax.
The RNSYS supports the responsible service and consumption of alcoholic beverages in the compliance with the regulations of the Nova Scotia Alcohol and Gaming Authority. The Club reserves the right to discontinue the service to patrons who violate the principles of responsible alcohol consumption. All beverages to be served in licensed (NSLC) function rooms must be provided by The Club. Corkage fees will be applied to the convener’s account if alcoholic beverages are discovered in violation of the Nova Scotia liquor regulations.
Last call to the bar will be at 12:15 am. The bar will close no later than 12:30 am. The last dance will be no later than 1:00 am.