Highland Village Malagawatch Church

All Weddings and Functions must meet current Nova Scotia Public Health guidelines for gathering limits

Malagawatch Church at the Highland Village

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

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.

For more information on renting the church, please refer to our church rental policy (PDF) and our application form (PDF) or contact Janet MacNeil at 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.

As per Fire Marshall regulations, the maximum occupancy of the building is 210 people. The Malagawatch Church is wheelchair accessible.

Wedding Photos

Looking for a scenic or period backdrop for your wedding photos? Consider the Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village. With period buildings dating from 1780 to 1920, and a spectacular view of the Bras d’Or Lake, 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