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The Forrester Centre, established itself in 2017, was built in 1931 and was the home of former Sydney River and Area Kinsmen, and prior to that, Saint Mark's Parish Hall. 


Today, The Forrester Centre is Cape Breton's luxurious private events venue, specializing in the all-inclusive coordination of weddings, corporate, and lifestyle experiences for groups of 50 or less depending event and set up (however, venue capacity is 100).  Our specialty is designing and executing all experiences, small and intimate - as affectionately referred to as 'wee', given our strong Scottish roots!  


Our venue offers two levels for our experiences, the upper level known as The Kastle and the lower level known as The Krypt. We are pleased to provide Food and beverage service over both levels, under the direction of our in-house Food and Beverage service provider, Kilted Kuisine


The beautiful and elegant design elements used throughout the venue are very symbolic and reminiscent of our Scottish and Celtic culture, but with splashes of contemporary elegance. From our custom made Forrester Tartan doors, to our floor to ceiling stone work, lanterns, and large oversized cascading chandeliers, The Forrester Centre is a perfect back drop for any event and production.

Please be sure to visit our Facebook page:  The Forrester Centre where you will see special highlights of some of our signature event experiences.  Be sure to add yourself to our exclusive list to receive your special invitation to our private event experiences.


Specializing in private and ticketed experiences for up to 50 guests, we look forward to curating a unique one-of-a-kind premium experience for you, your guests, or your business colleagues. Additionally, we are pleased to curate our own signature experiences encompassing live music, food, beverage, ambiance, and more such as:  'The Forrester Folkloric Experience,' 'Robert Burns Night', 'Shopping to the Nines', 'Bruschettivus,' 'Ribs & Reels', 'The Seafood & Song Sampler', 'Upscale Resale', and much more!  Check out our Events Tab or our social media pages for upcoming experiences. 


For couples interested in exploring the possibility of holding your wedding at the Forrester Centre, we specialize in stress free, all inclusive small and intimate weddings for 30 or less. Our services are perfect for couples who don't want the stress planning a wedding.  Please visit our 'wedding's tab for more information on our all-inclusive package offerings and available add ons.  


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