Renting Our Venue

The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre is available for rent. We have reasonable rates for local, non-profit, private, and professional groups. The Grace has hosted successful touring acts, conventions, film festivals, local concerts, fundraisers, fashion shows, and artisans markets.

Our venue page has an overview of what type of facilities are available to rent. The list of our technical equipment is here.

For information about availability and pricing, please contact us and see below.

The Grace is the place . . . . for your wedding

The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre is the perfect choice for your wedding venue. As part of Creamery Square in Tatamagouche, it overlooks the Waugh River, and sits on the Trans Canada Trail - The Butter Trail. 

As a rental event venue, The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre includes: 

The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre Theatre with attached stage and seating space for more than 170 guests

Dressing room for wedding party privacy, overlooking the splendid Waugh River

Ice House Gallery as a serving area or welcoming entrance

Serving Kitchen

Dance floor

Your wedding ceremony could take place in the indoor theatre or outdoors on the waterfront property including green spaces and the covered Senator’s Stage. All settings are ideal for photographs.

We are ready for your wedding ceremony, reception, bridal shower, engagement party, and rehearsal dinner.

Bring in your outside caterer and serve from the bright kitchen for buffet, or sit-down meal.

Bar – The Grace will provide bartender(s) for your cash bar, with local beer wine and spirits at a starting price of $5 per person. The bar license can be extended to include an outdoor patio connected to The Arts Centre.

Parking lot is provided and the venue is wheelchair accessible.

Included in the start-up fee:


The Grace Staff

Access to Dressing Room

Tables and chairs for head table

Access to kitchen

Access to Theatre 3 hours on day before

Access to Theatre 15 hours on day of event

Access to Theatre 3 hours following day for clean-up

 If requested, the venue  can provide these extras (but not limited to):

Ice House Gallery




Chair covers




Audio equipment

Audio technician

Outdoor Senator’s Stage

Creamery Square Property

 At The Grace we can recommend for you:




Event planners


And more. Just ask.

Please contact The Grace at 902-657-3500 or 902-956-1848

Or email now at


The stage is set for the big day

And the tables too. Inside the theatre at The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre, all is ready for you.

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Your wedding day has arrived

At The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre, there is room for all your guests to share in your special event, as they watch you exchange your vows.


Dinner is ready

The kitchen can be available for a catered wedding with tables for 160 plus a head table. Bring your own tables and chairs or rent them from The Grace.

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An indoor ceremony…

You have the option of an indoor wedding or a ceremony that you can enjoy outdoors.

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Outdoor ceremony. . .

Weather permitting, The Senator’s Stage can be booked for an outdoor ceremony, with a view of Waugh River with lots of room for guests’ seating.

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After the ceremony there’s room for a dance floor.

After your indoor ceremonyfyou can prepare the dance floor for a perfect social evening with your guests.

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One big happy family.

Your wedding At The Grace will be an even that you and your guests will remember for a very long time.