Memorable Weddings

"We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding… Everyone loved Silva, the catering was wonderful and the music was great."

~ Karen & Craig

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"Again, thank you so much, I can barely put into words how perfect the whole event was. All the best to all of you…What a team - first class all the way."

~ Danielle & James

The Ship

The Tall Ship Silva is a 130 ft Schooner built to the highest safety standards. Equipped with a finely appointed indoor banquet room, fully licensed pub, washrooms and and on-deck lounge, the ship accommodates from 10 up to 150 guests. Be entertained by our modern sound system, professional DJ or live musicians, and stay comfortable in rain or shine under awnings and indoor/outdoor seating.

Our sailing season extends from May to October, ensuring you have ample opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Halifax scenery from the famous Halifax Harbour.


On Deck One of Tall Ship Silva's finest features is her wide open deck that accommodates all of her 150 guests in one area with a 360 degree view of Halifax Harbour.  Traditional varnished wood seating is placed around the entire deck so guests can sit back, relax and enjoy the sights.

Banquet Room The inside dining room is ideal for buffet or sit-down dinners. The room is decorated simply yet elegantly with classic white linens, cushioned bistro chairs and tasteful centre pieces. Designed to suit all events, it has an interchangeable layout, featuring 2 large skylights that allow you to view the sails & stars in the moonlight.

On-Deck Enclosed Pub A highlight and guest favourite is the "Wheelhouse Pub", with a wide selection of beer, wine, and cocktails and boasting a fine selection of single malt scotches.  There is plenty of seating with bar stools, cocktail tables and a comfy cushioned settee surrounding the room.


Tall Ship Silva's first class cuisine and service makes the ship a fine choice for special events, and our own personal coordinator will make your event planning easy. We offer a selection of menus to choose from and we love to create custom built menus to suit your needs and events. The options really are endless.

Hors d'Oeuvres Hand passed appetizers from the garden to the land and sea!  Mouth-watering morsels, bountiful displays, shucking stations and much, much more.

Main Attractions Exciting menus suited exclusively to the vessel.  Our catering team combines the creative flair and artistic presentation usually found in only the finest hotels.

Lunch Breaks Choose from fresh sandwiches, tasty pastas, or Maritime lobster!

Themes Tired of the same old, same old?  Then let your crew have some fun with our pirate, beach, Mexican fiesta or carnival options. Please call for special packaging and pricing.
Bar Service Our on-board wine selection will be sure to please any palate. Friendly bar and wait staff are ready to mix up your favourite cocktail!  Or try a local beer from one of Halifax's fine breweries.

Fun Satellite Bars

A great way to make a first impression. Choose from one of the bar themes below. Sangria, barrels of Corona, microbrews, imported & domestic beer, and wine bars are also available.

Bloody Mary/Caesar Bar: Decorated with wooden barrels, nautical props and all the fixings: Motts Clamato, tomato juice, celery stalks, olive sticks, horseradish, celery salt and fresh ground peppercorns with pails of colourful lemon and lime wedges. Ask about the add-on fee for shrimp cocktail skewers or spiced beans.

Tropical Sea Breeze Selection: A beach themed station with shells, starfish, colourful pails & greenery. Pitchers filled with cranberry, orange, pineapple. lemon & lime juice, a selection of chilled spirits - coconut rum, amber rum, vodka or gin, shaken & served over crushed ice, garnished with slices of tropical fruit and finished with a fancy umbrella.
Mexican Fiesta: Sombreros, cactus & colourful blankets fill this station. Kick off your “South of the Border” cruise with a fresh lime margarita. It’s shaken to a frosty temperature and poured over crushed ice into a sea salt-rimmed glass and garnished with a fresh lime twist.

Specialty Coffees: What better way to warm the heart on a scenic evening sail! Choose from a selection of fine liqueurs to create a delicious coffee! .


Tall Ship Silva was built in Karlstad, Sweden in 1939 as a 130' three masted steel schooner. During the first two decades of her life, she was traded with general cargo under sail and motor in Western Europe. In the 1960's Silva was refitted as a bulk freighter, having her sailing rig removed. Silva continued coastal trading n Sweden until 1994. In the summer of 2001, she was towed to North America and restoration was undertaken.

She is now completely re-furbished and offers a unique and relaxing atmosphere and is simply the finest charter board Halifax has to offer.