Wedding & Facility Rental

Highland Village Malagawatch Church

Malagawatch Church at the Highland Village

Overlooking the spectacular Bras d’Or Lakes, with the backdrop of the Highland Village, the historic Malagawatch Church (c. 1874) is the ideal location for your special event.

The Malagawatch Church is available for weddings, holy unions, commitment ceremonies, christenings, memorials services, funerals, church services and other functions. Civil ceremonies and ceremonies from various religious traditions are most welcomed.

The church is not consecrated, nor is it any longer a part of any religious denomination. The church is available from May to October of each year.

For more information on renting the church, please refer to our church rental policy (PDF) and our application form (PDF). Please call for available dates. Weddings can only take place from May to October. Sorry we do not rent the church for winter weddings or other functions.

Church’s maximum occupancy is 210 people.  Effective 2015 as per Fire Marshall’s Regulations.

The Malagawatch Church is now Wheel Chair Accessible

Wedding Photos

Wanting a scenic or period backdrop for your wedding photos? Consider the Highland Village living history museum. With period buildings dating from 1780 to 1920 and a spectacular view of the Bras d’Or Lakes, the Village is a great location for wedding photos. Our location fee for photos is $50.00 (+ 15% HST) for one hour. For more information contact Janet MacNeil at

Tuning Room

Located on the lower level of the site adjacent to the main building, the tuning room can accommodate 100 people (seated) - $100 for half day to $200 for a full day. (+15% HST)


Catering is available from local suppliers at an additional cost. For more information about wedding and facilities rental please contact Janet MacNeil at