Event Services

Facilities

Located in the quintessential college town of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, just a one-hour drive from Halifax and its international airport, Acadia's campus has been deemed one of Canada's most beautiful by the Huffington Post.

Review our venues, or use our online booking form to start your request today. Thank you. 

 

Residences

Acadia offers a variety of residence options – high-rise to heritage, double rooms to deluxe single suites – our team will help you find the perfect fit for your needs. Acadia's residence buildings put you in the centre of everything, including Acadia’s state-of-the-art labs and classrooms, conference facilities, Athletics Complex, and 50 acres of woodland trails. Wolfville's vibrant downtown is just steps away. 

 

Residence at Acadia
K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre

Donated by the Irving family in 2002, this building is a centre of excellence for the study of the natural environment, concentrating on the ecology of the native flora of the Acadian Forest Region. 

Features:

  • Research labs
  • Garden room
  • Greenhouses
  • A conservatory
  • Controlled environmental facilities
  • 124-seat auditorium
  • Library
  • Video conference centre
  • Classrooms
  • Lecture rooms
  • Meeting and conference rooms
  • Cafe
  • Internet access

 

Irving Centre
University Hall

One of Acadia’s iconic buildings, University Hall is a highly anticipated destination for Acadia students. Upon graduation, students will walk across the stage of Convocation Hall, in front of an auditorium that has seating for 1,600. University Hall also houses the majority of executive and administration offices.

Features:

  • 1,600-person auditorium
  • Executive offices
  • Administrative offices
  • Admissions office
  • Student Accounts office
  • Registrar's office

 

University Hall
Sheldon L. Fountain Learning Commons

This facility was a gift to Acadia University from Marjorie Manning Fountain in honour of her husband, Sheldon L. Fountain. The Learning Commons supports and provides opportunities to enrich teaching and learning, international education, and community engagement. The building also provides space for ESL programs and offices for Events and Hospitality.

Features:

  • Great Hall - 220-person capacity for banquets, 324 for stand-up
  • Seminar rooms
  • Alumni Board Room - conference seating for 24
  • Internet access

 

Sheldon L. Fountain Learning Commons
Clark Commons

Named after the Clark family, this building was created to serve as a recreational and social hub for students. With swipe-card access, students can use the building into the late evening hours. The high cathedral ceilings and seating for 60 people also makes the building an appealing place to host banquets, meetings, and kids’ camps.

 

Clark Commons
Festival Theatre

Constructed in Acadia's 60-year-old former hockey rink, Festival Theatre holds a 514-seat thrust stage, based on the Stratford model. Today it is used as the primary stage for Acadia’s Performing Arts Series. It also serves as office and practice space for the School of Music.

 

Festival Theatre
Harvey Denton Hall (Theatre)

Appreciation for good music and theatre can be found in Harvey Denton Hall—home to Acadia’s music and theatre departments, and music therapy program. Features a 390-seat auditorium, lounge, rehearsal studios, piano studios, and percussion studio. 

 

Harvey Denton Hall
Athletics Complex

One of the main attractions of Acadia University, the Acadia Athletics Complex is home to Acadia Axemen and Axewomen varsity teams, as well as student-based competitive and recreational clubs, and intramural sports. It also provides fitness, recreation, and aquatic programming for students, faculty, staff, and community.

Features:

  • Gymnasium 
  • Olympic-sized ice surface 
  • 25-metre swimming pool 
  • Cardio centre 
  • Weight training room 
  • Racquetball and squash courts 
  • Campus store 
  • Stadium - featuring the same artificial turf used by the New England Patriots 
  • National standard, eight-lane, all-weather track 
  • Sports Hall of Fame 
  • Sports therapy clinic 
  • Snack shop 
  • Practice fields 
  • Tennis courts 
  • Walking and hiking trails 
  • Jogging paths

 

Athletics Complex
  • The campus at night