Tour our Venues

Located in the heart of Nova Scotia we offer high class facilities and venues located on a stunning campus. With our new england style buildings and beautifully landscaped campus, we know it will be the perfect backdrop to your event.

For current pricing $$ please contact us at conference@stfx.ca or 1 877 STAY AT X (782-9289).

Tour venues

Coady Gardens
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Coady Gardens

A breath-taking oasis within lower campus, the gardens were officially opened as part of the Coady International Institute's 50th Anniversary celebration in September, 2009.

South Campus
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South Campus

A panoramic view of the StFX campus from the Convocation Boulevard entrance, stretching towards the Oland Centre.

North Campus
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North Campus

Experience the view along University Avenue and experience the historic charm of StFX's beginnings. Here, one of the more popular buildings, Morrison Hall, is seen in the distance surrounded by the beautiful, New England-style StFX campus.Residences and other campus settings date back nearly 80 years, providing a unique blend of the past with modern amenities.

Xavier Square
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Xavier Square

The beautiful, traditional New England-style campus dates back to the 1850s and blends historic buildings with the latest modern amenities. Xavier Square, shown here with its beautiful gardens and courtyards, is an oasis on campus.

Boardroom

Room Amenities

  • Fully air conditioned
  • Wireless internet

Set-up Options

  • Boardroom set-up for 20 seats
Boardroom
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The Gerald Schwartz School of Business has various boardrooms throughout its state of the art building.


Gallery

Room Amenities

  • Fully air conditioned
  • Wireless internet

Set-up Options

  • Banquet set-up for 40 people
  • Standing Reception set-up for 80 people
Gallery
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A stately room with a beautiful panorama view. Popular for intimate dinners and receptions. 


Auditorium

Room Amenities

  • Fully air conditioned
  • Full AV production capability
  • Wireless internet

Set-up Options

  • Theatre set-up for 298
Auditorium
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The Gerald Schwartz School of Business auditorium sits just under 300 people. With state of the art technology, this venue is perfect for presentations. 

MacKay Room and Lounge

Room Amenities

  • Fully air conditioned
  • Full AV production capability
  • Scenic Views
  • Opens up to lounge.
  • Fully licensed
  • Wireless internet

Set-up Options

  • Theatre set-up for 400 seats
  • Classroom set-up for 150 seats
  • Banquet/Dinner set-up for 320 seats
  • Standing Reception for 500 to 700 people
  • Boardroom set-up for 100 seats
MacKay Room
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This air conditioned space is one of our largest areas - perfect for receptions, elegant dinners, dances and large audience presentations.

 

With standing room for 500 people and reception style for 320 people, the possibilities are endless. Fully equipped with audio visual capabilities, this licensed room includes a retractable wall which opens up on a spacious lounge. Unique in it’s design, the MacKay Room offers versatile options for any conference need. The MacKay lounge is perfect for an informal reception or gathering; this large common area has plenty of space for lounging, talking and communicating. Often used as a registration and welcoming area, the MacKay lounge is fully licensed and is directly off the MacKay Room.


Bloomfield Cafe

Room Amenities

  • Fully air conditioned
  • Full AV production capability
  • Opens up to lounge.
  • Fully licensed
  • Wireless internet

Set-up Options

  • Banquet/Dinner set-up for 122 seats
  • Standing Reception for 200 people
Bloomfield Cafe
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The Bloomfield Cafe is a great location for small gathering and receptions. Used most often as a location for eating and mingling, the cafe is usually a reserve space in the event that you're gathering needs more room.


Bloomfield Conference Rooms

Room Amenities

  • Fully air conditioned
  • Full AV production capability
  • Scenic Views
  • Easily converted to two rooms
  • Fully licensed
  • Wireless internet

Set-up Options - Full Room

  • Lecture set-up for 60 people
  • Hollow Square set-up for 45 people
  • U shape set-up for 35 people
  • Board Room set-up for 45 people

Half Room

  • Hollow Square set-up for 20 people
  • U shape set-up for 15 people
  • Boardroom set-up for 20 people
Council Chambers
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With magnificent views of northeastern Nova Scotia’s rolling hills, the Bloomfield Conference rooms are a beautiful meeting space fully equipped with everything you’ll need for an effective meeting or presentation.

Newly renovated with comfortable chairs, tables and amenities, this room ensures your guests will be comfortable, ready to discuss and contribute. It is also easily converted into two rooms using a retractable wall.


Alumni Lounge

Room Amenities

  • Fully air conditioned
  • Full AV production capability
  • Scenic Views and large windows
  • Overlooking Football Feild
  • Fully licensed
  • Wireless internet

Set-up Options

  • Lecture set-up for 30 people
  • Discussion set-up for 35 people
  • Dinner Banquet set-up for 35 people
  • Standing reception set-up for 50 people

Over looking Memorial Field on the historic StFX Campus, Alumni lounge was renovated recently to improve infrastructure, furniture and room design. A hidden gem, this space offers plenty of natural lighting, large windows and comfortable furnishings.

The perfect space for a mid-morning brunch, early afternoon meeting or evening reception, whatever you desire, this space can be adjusted to optimize comfort and satisfaction.


Golden X Inn Bar and Patio

Room Amenities

  • Fully air conditioned
  • Full AV production capability
  • Patio Views
  • 4 Flat Screen Plasma Televisions
  • In house PA system
  • Fully licensed
  • Wireless internet

Set-up Options

  • Dinner banquet set-up for 125 people
  • Standing reception set-up for 250 people
Golden X Inn
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Fully licensed, the Golden X Inn offers your guests a relaxed, informal atmosphere to engage in conversation, build relationships and celebrate successes. A patio overlooking Memorial Field plays host to gorgeous summer receptions and early fall gatherings.

 

Conference Rooms A B C

Room Amenities

  • Fully air conditioned
  • Full AV production capability
  • In-floor power and phone hook-ups
  • On suite kitchen
  • Fully licensed
  • Wireless internet

Entire Room Set-up Options

  • Theatre style for 300 people
  • Classroom set-up for 200 people
  • Dinner Banquet set-up for 200 people

Individual Room Options (A, B or C)

  • U- Shape set-up for 20 people
  • Board Room set-up for 24
  • Theatre set-up for 100 people
  • Classroom set-up for 40 people
  • Dinner Banquet set-up for 50 people
Conference Room
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In just a few short years our conference rooms have played host to important press conferences, gathering and ceremonies. Made up of three rooms which easily and quickly convert into one large room, the Keating Centre's conference rooms are high tech and in high demand. With 3 AV units, LCD display and infloor power, phone and internet hook-ups these rooms can handle every type of client and any imaginable need.

 

With full service food options, bar service, coat check and around the clock client services the Keating Centre is north eastern Nova Scotia's premier meeting facility and the conference rooms are a centrepiece of this facility.
 

Executive Boardroom

The Keating Centre Executive Boardroom is perfect for strategy sessions, meetings with small to mid-sized groups and presentations of just about any kind. With the usual compliments of technology, design and comfort the room is a favorite with many clients.

Hospitality Suites

Our Hospitality Suites are versatile and have one of the buildings most interesting views. Overlooking the main hockey rink, this location is perfect for small meetings, lunches and receptions. With glass windows that open onto the ice, the space is intimate but spacious.

Main Rink Surfaces

Ice Rink
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The summer months see the main rink surface converted into northeasten Nova Scotia's most appealing destination for large gatherings, dinners and events. This space is quite often converteted into a large dining venue with full catering to accommodate large conferences taking part within the Keating Millennium Centre.

 

Dining Hall

Room Amenities

  • Full AV production capability
  • Fully licensed
  • Wireless internet

Set-up Options

  • Standing reception for 400 people
  • Banquet/Dinner set-up for 200(wedding) or 300(main area) seats
Morrison Hall
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On a regular day, Morrison Hall plays host to breakfast, lunch and dinner for roughly 1800 students. However, the building is designed in a way that during the school year various rooms can be used for meetings. (see rooms below) The Main Dining Area  is rarely used during the school year but is used frequently during the summer months. With its towering pillar ceilings, large display screens and convenient location, Morrison Hall is a popular spot.


Yellow, Green and Gold Rooms

Room Amenities

  • Full AV production capability
  • Fully licensed
  • Wireless internet

Set-up Options

  • Banquet/Dinner set-up for up to 60 seats
  • Standing Reception for up to 75 people
  • Boardroom set-up for up to 30 seats
  • Classroom set-up for up to 65 seats

Located adjacent to the Main Dining Hall, both the Yellow and Green rooms offer a more intimate gathering option with large windows and comfortable furniture. The Yellow & Green Rooms are only available during the summer months (May-Aug). The Gold Room is set apart from the other two, often used for official visits, this room can be set up in various ways but is bettered suited for smaller groups.

Dennis Hall

Room Amenities

  • Fully air conditioned
  • Full AV production capability
  • Beside our beautiful Coady Gardens
  • Fully licensed
  • Wireless internet

Set-up Options

  • Theatre set-up for 150 seats
  • Classroom set-up for 60 seats
  • Banquet/Dinner set-up for 84 seats
  • Standing Reception for 161 people
Dennis Hall
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Located beside the Coady Gardens, this location has old world charm mixed with modern amenities. Once the original chapel on campus, Dennis Hall is now used as a classroom. It is a perfect location for a small wedding (ceremony or reception) or a conference. 

 

 

Desmond Oval

 Also located beside the Coady Gardens in "Coady West", this well appointed room with large windows and moveable furntiture is perfect for any style conference, meeting or small wedding. 

 

Crystal Cliffs

Crystal Cliffs
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Room Amenities

  • Beautiful ocean front property.
  • Fully licensed
  • StFX bus is available to pick-up/drop-off guests
  • Tent Rental available

Set-up Options

  • Served dinner set-up for 150 seats
  • Buffet style dinner set-up for 130 seats

StFX is home to Crystal Cliffs, one of Nova Scotia's most inspiring beachside group retreats. Located on the shore of St. George's Bay, about 15km outside of the town of Antigonish, this historic property is now a perfect location for retreats and special occasions.  

The stately barn has recently undergone some upgrades and is a perfect location to host your event. The surrounding property and beautiful scenery will inspire you. Available from late May to early October. 

McKenna Centre for Leadership

Room Amenities

  • Fully air conditioned
  • Full AV production capability
  • Scenic Views
  • Fully licensed
  • Wireless internet

Set-up Options

  • Theatre set-up for 150 seats
  • Classroom set-up for 60 seats
  • Banquet/Dinner set-up for 130 seats
  • Standing Reception for 260 people
McKenna Centre
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The Frank McKenna Centre for Leadership is located in the heart of StFX’s historic campus. Impressive panoramic views of Antigonish town and county, paired with the state of the art technology makes this a desirable location for academic,  business and leadership meetings, dinners and receptions. 

 

 

 

 

 

Single Suite
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Single Guest Room

Complete with private bathrooms, wifi, air conditioning, microwave, full-size fridge, and TV, these single rooms provide all the amenities of any high-end hotel.

Please click on the Accommodations tab (above in the blue menu) to see more options and descriptions. 

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Common Kitchen
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Gourmet Kitchen

Catch up on the day’s activities with housemates while preparing meals in the full service kitchens of Governors Hall.

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Pool
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Pool

StFX Recreation houses a six-lane swimming pool in the Alumni Aquatic Centre and offers a variety of group water fitness programs, along with a complete open swim schedule.

Gym
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Gym

The StFX Oland Centre is the home of the varsity X-Men and X-Women, along with being the primary facility for StFX Recreation programs, StFX intramurals and the StFX Human Kinetics Department.

Ice Rink
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Ice Rink

Known as the KMC it is a multi-purpose arena and conference centre. The building houses two large ice surfaces and the main surface can be converted into a large open area mainly for concerts and graduation. The KMC is home to the St. Francis Xavier X-Men and X-Women hockey teams.

Stadium
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Stadium

Home to StFX's various track and field varsity teams, as well as a popular facility for club sports and students simply looking for recreation, the newly renovated state-of-the-art track and sports field opened in September, 2009.