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Weddings to Workshops

 

Discover the Nostaliga and Simplicity of the 1940s

Hold your next smaller event at Memory Lane Heritage Village, less than an hour’s drive from Halifax. We have several heritage building venues and can handle a variety of special events, from intimate meetings, to workshops, to weddings.

Unforgettable and Intimate

While Memory Lane Heritage Village mostly provides visitors with the unforgettable experience of “Taking a Stroll Back in Time to the 1940s”, it can also host a variety of smaller events. The rural, idyllic setting beside the Dufferin Pond, is just 50 minutes from Halifax on the Eastern Shore, in the small community of Lake Charlotte. Award winning inns and affordable accommodation is nearby. Community owned and operated, Memory Lane is ideally suited to intimate gatherings, although larger events of several hundred can also be accommodatedby using adjacent buildings. All buildings are within walking distance of each other inside fenced and secure private grounds with trees, a lake, and picnic / play area. The 1940s cookhouse has a licensed private bar, and can prepare a variety of authentic heritage mealsas well as its famous “CookhouseChow”. The heritage nature of some of the buildings is particularly suited to craft workshops, while other buildings can support meetings and presentations. The Village’s Church (built in 1894) is perfect for weddings and other ceremonies. For more detailed information and rates please email us at memorylane@ns.sympatico.ca

The Clam Factory

Ideal for dances, receptions, workshops, lectures, retreats and displays. Up to 150 people in row seating or 100 at tables, plus a raised stage. Double doors open on to the Duffering Pond.

The Clam Factory

The Clam Factory

Clam Factory with small tables.

Clam Factory with small tables.

The Church

The Church: Ideal for weddings, memorial services, lectures, choirs and musical performances. Superb acoustics! (Up to 120 people in pews plus raised platform, balcony, church bell and operable pump organ).

Church exterior.

Church exterior.

Church interior.

Church interior.

The Cookhouse

Cookhouse: Ideal for heritage atmosphere dining of up to 100 people with a variety of table arrangements, self serve buffet, woodstove heating and fully stocked bar.

The Cookhouse.

The Cookhouse.

Main room, Cookhouse.

Main room, Cookhouse.

The Schoolhouse

Schoolhouse: Ideal for small workshops (Up to 25 people seated at wooden desks or tables, woodstove heat, plus blackboards!)

The one-room schoolhouse.

The one-room schoolhouse.

Waiting in the school.

Waiting in the school.

The Village Grounds

A playing field, the Dufferin Pond, wharf, swing, trees and benches provide an ideal outdoor space for games, picnics, displays, and ample photo opportunities.

Heritage Village playing field.

Heritage Village playing field.

The Dufferin Pond situated behind the Clam Factory.

The Dufferin Pond situated behind the Clam Factory.

Catering set up outside the Garage.

Catering set up outside the Garage.

The wharf by the Fish Store.

The wharf by the Fish Store.

The Archives

The Archives: Ideal for small meetings of up to 15 people plus multimedia equipment, modern heating, internet access, and refreshment facilities.

The archives, in winter.

The archives, in winter.

The reading room of the archives.

The reading room of the archives.