Booking an Event

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. The Squadron has many suitable venues for your wedding, meeting or private event.

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MAIN CLUBHOUSE - Ideal for intimate dinner parties or small seminars

Dining Room

Located on the first floor of our Clubhouse, our smart-casual dining room is also available for function bookings. This room comfortably accommodates seating of up to 30 people and is a wonderful venue for company meetings, group seminars, or an important anniversary dinner for your family.

Commodore's Room

This historical room is the perfect venue for your company meeting or group seminar. Accommodating groups of up to 15 people, this room provides a beautiful water view overlooking the serene boating life of the Club.

SARAGUAY HOUSE - Ideal for weddings, or large corporate events                                                                                                                                 

The Saraguay House has two areas that are primarily used for private functions, both overlooking the Northwest Arm. The main level, which opens onto the upper balcony is suitable for larger parties, meetings and dinners. It can accommodate up to 130 guests for a dinner reception, or 150 for a cocktail reception. The lower Terrace Room and Deck can accommodate up to 100 guests for a reception and dinner or a cocktail reception of up to 150

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The RNSYS supports the responsible service and consumption of alcoholic beverages in compliance with the regulations of the Nova Scotia Alcohol and Gaming Authority. The Club reserves the right to discontinue 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 violations of the Nova Scotia Liquor regulations. * Last call to the bar will be for 12:15am. The bar will close no later than 12:30am. The last dance will be no later than 1:00am.


Function details and menu selection must be received at least one week before the function to ensure availability, proper staffing and coordination 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 the 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 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.


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.


Please contact Function Manager, Marriann Creelman at (902) 477-5653 Ext 102 or send her an email at [email protected] 

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The Atlantica

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The Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron (RNSYS) has partnered with AtlanticaHotel Halifax, offering a preferred rate for all guests of events hosted at the Squadron.

Guests can avail themselves of the RNSYS special rate by calling Toll Free – (888) 810-7288 or by emailing [email protected] and requesting the RNSYS rate. Or,  we welcome you to visit the Atlantica Hotel website and enter the Corporate Code RNS when prompted

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