Private Bookings

Halifax's destination
for private events

Unique to Halifax, The Mercantile Social is housed on the first floor of the upscale Maple building in downtown Halifax. The stunning, eclectic décor echoes the age of steamships and is filled with historical details. Rich in colour and warmth, each space throughout is inviting and versatile.

Whatever the scale or occasion, consider The Mercantile Social for your next event.

The Mercantile Social ~ where global taste meets local charm.

A unique space & eclectic décor

Boasting three unique private rooms, we are perfectly suited for intimate dining experiences, business meetings, and private parties.

Our on-site consultants offer warm and knowledgeable expertise to assist with the planning and seamless execution of your event. We offer event coordination, our Executive Chef’s dining suggestions with wine & cocktail pairings, and professional photography.

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown near the Halifax Waterfront and fully accessible, we are within walking distance to the Four Points Sheraton, Courtyard Marriott and The Hollis Halifax.

Due to covid restrictions our private rooms now accommodate fewer guests than usual.

The Mercantile Social Lounge


Central to our Lounge is a showpiece bar with comfy couches and a fireplace.

Rich with atmosphere throughout the day and into the night, it is the perfect location to enjoy pre-dinner cocktails and appetizers.

Currently accommodates up to 75 guests.

The Mercantile Social Main Dining Room Summer 2019

Main Dining Room

Vibrant and bright, our Main Dining Room showcases floor to ceiling windows affording your guests a view of Halifax’s bustling waterfront. The space may be partitioned to accommodate your event.

The Mercantile Social Patio Summer 2019


One of the most beautiful in the city, our generous 1200 sq. ft patio overlooks the Halifax Waterfront – it is the place to see-and-be-seen. Fireplaces and heat lamps throughout ensure your enjoyment long into the night.

Currently accommodates up to 75 guests.

The Mercantile Social Bare Knuckle Summer 2019

Bare Knuckle Room

Located just off of the Main Dining Room, The Bare Knuckle Room is an impressive space with exposed brick, floor to ceiling windows, harbour views and ambient lighting. The sliding panel door gives you the choice to enjoy the energy of the main dining area or to create a private space. Give presentations with ease as we are fully equipped with a plasma screen, cable television and full wireless capabilities.

Currently accommodates up to 22 guests.

The Mercantile Social Rhino Room Summer 2019

The Rhino Room

The Rhino Room is richly detailed with comfortable seating and large tables ideal for your corporate or private celebration. A versatile space, it is the perfect space to mingle next to the fireplace. The room has the option of being closed off to the main dining area by curtains.

Currently accommodates up to 24 guests.


The Wine Cellar

Hidden off the main lounge is The Wine Cellar where you can enjoy attentive service and full privacy for your next intimate gathering or small business meeting.

Currently accommodates up to 4 guests.