Pictures and descriptions cannot possible capture the quality of client service Velocity delivers, nor the unique opportunity the Halifax Lake House provides.  Schedule a meeting or a site visit and experience for yourself what Velocity’s clients and professional guests of the Halifax Lake House already know!

Dennis Campbell

Ambassatours Gray Line

Velocity is a leading local company that I would highly recommend to pull off an entertainment production that guarantees to showcase this region’s most extraordinary talent and offerings.  Marina has demonstrated her ability to spin on a dime and pulled together a multi-faceted “mini tattoo” for an incentive and cruise line client that left them speechless!  I’m not surprised to see that she and Mike have now taken their offerings to a whole new level with their Halifax Lake House.  Our exclusive cruise line clientele are excited to return to Halifax to experience personalized hospitality in this magnificent venue these wonderful hosts call home.  Local, international and global executives need to see the Halifax Lake House for themselves and make it a destination for their teams and any interactive initiatives.  Marina’s creative talents never cease to amaze as she’s able to draw from her (what appears to be endless) pool of talent and resources and puts together experiences that stimulate and impress all audiences. Velocity makes us proud that we are able to live and do business here in Nova Scotia.

Bill Carr

Humourist, Actor, Writer & Provocateur
Atlantic Restorative Company (ARC)

Recently, it was my extreme pleasure to visit and be given a tour of The Halifax Lake House. As someone who has hosted and performed in a variety of amazing venues I was thrilled at what I saw. Nova Scotia’s beautiful natural splendour surrounding a modern, artistically-appointed elegant and elaborately laid out and constructed home. It offers spaces and places, nooks and vistas, gathering rooms for socializing and snugs for more intimate conversation. While outside the estate offers barbecue and balconies, outside performance space that extends from inside to the forest and down to the amazingly secluded lake. This is all capped off by my lovely welcoming hosts whose home it is and whose venue will become known as a place of true Nova Scotia warmth, hospitality and elegance at it’s absolute finest.

Sue Johnston-Meagher

Consultant, Talent & Organizational Development
Nova Scotia Health Authority

As a professional corporate trainer developing countless learning events nationwide, I have to say The Halifax Lake House event I attended was a 5-star experience that transcended all previous experiences.  During a global pandemic our hosts successfully afforded me the opportunity to exhale, then inhale an aroma of what our new normal can be – inclusive, comfortable, safe, and unguarded.  While networking and team building we got to enjoy this breathtaking property while observing the meticulous adherence to event gathering protocols.  Every seat is the best seat in the house, whether inside looking out a wall of windows overlooking the sparkling lake, or outside lounging in exquisite comfort on the large sprawling upper or lower patios. Wandering along the boardwalk to the lakefront to relax under the cabana on the dock, or cozying up in front of the bonfire under the stars for some music, friendly conversation and laughter, the possibilities and opportunities to exhale are endless.

Kim Thomson

Chief Executive Officer
Ocean Frontier Institute

It was two weeks before Christmas, and our 150-person, international event was to start on January 6th.  We needed help, and fast!  A phone call to Marina, followed by a 1-hour meeting to bring her up to speed, following which Marina took control of hotel logistics including food and beverage, audio-visual, room set ups; graphic design and printing of program, signage, name badges, etc.; transportation for off the site event; registration and on-site support; and even tracking down blue panty hose and face paint at the last minute – suffice it to say, Marina will do anything to ensure a successful event!  We have hired Velocity to plan our November event – this time we’re happy to have her right out of the gate!


Andrea Power

CUBA Team Conference Lead
Alberta University of the Arts

Dalhousie, Saint Mary’s & Mount Saint Vincent Universities jointly contracted Velocity as our professional conference management team and they were nothing short of outstanding in ensuring our conference list of activities were spectacular and completed on time and on budget, and exceeded our expectations!  Every detail that Velocity touched was with incredible expertise. Our conference team quickly found out that if Marina or Mike were working on any aspect, we didn’t have to touch this area.  They attended multiple meetings and assisted in many activities above and beyond what was expected of them to ensure our CUBA Conference was a huge success. Their experience and expertise in event management is an invaluable investment in a successful event.  If we had one regret, it is that we didn’t hire Velocity to run absolutely every aspect of our conference!

Kathy Murphy

White Logus Group Management Consultants

I have had the pleasure of working with Velocity on many occasions throughout the past two decades.  Marina and Mike and their team are a creative, experienced and innovative group of professionals who care deeply about the client’s experience.  They are well-connected within the hospitality industry and have direct access to entertainers, venues, transportation services, and they have any themed décor a group could ask for. Their approach is customization to meet any budget, size or need and they don’t disappoint!  It’s a great experience to work with Velocity as it is a company that has a proven reputation based on quality, uniqueness and service excellence.

Liz Graham

Sole Proprietor
Lizard Inc.

As an independent, contract Senior Program Manager and Trip Director for many years (Wynford, Communique, American Express Meetings & Events, Carlson Wagonlit Canada, Meridican, and Bond Brand Marketing, to name a few), I have had the great fortune to work with a plethora of professionals.  Velocity is an amazing DMC in Halifax, owned and operated by a wonderful woman named Marina Atwell.  I contracted Velocity for a sales conference that I was operating in Halifax and they did a terrific job.  They are professional, pay great attention to detail, respond to all requests in a timely manner, are extremely well-connected in the Halifax area, unflappable with last minute requests and the best part, are a lot of fun!  If you ever require a DMC in Halifax, Marina is the person to call!