My Top Montreal Wedding Venues
Below is a list of the top venues in Montreal (and beyond), where I have photographed weddings. Knowing these venues is an invaluable asset for my clients, as I have insideer knowledge of all the best places for photos at these locations.
Le Château Taillefer Lafon - Winery & Cidery: A pretty vineyard with a stone chateau in Laval.
La Bullerie: Rustic vineyard in Saint-Joseph-du-Lac with spectacular views.
Vignoble de l’Orpailleur: Large vineyard on a sweeping expanse of land in Quebec's beautiful Eastern Townships.
Outdoor Wedding Venues
Au Vieux Moulin – Rustic old mill with a duck pond, nestled in rolling hills in Rigaud, Quebec.
Chateau Ramezay – Museum in Old Montreal with gorgeous French garden out back for outdoor ceremonies.
Auberge des Gallant – pretty venue in Sainte Marthe with gorgeous gardens and two reception venues: a modern-looking hall and a rustic sugar shack.
La Distinction – Wedding ceremonies are on a tiny island, accessed by little white bridges. Simply dream.
Chateau Vaudreuil – Beautiful lakeside venue for wedding ceremonies, classic wedding halls, and great food. You simply can’t go wrong here.
Quimby Country Lodge – Backwoods lodge in Vermont with authentic Americana decor.
One-of-a-Kind Wedding Venues
Pointe-à-Callière -There are a few different event spaces to choose from here, including the spectacular Cogeco 360 space, a giant glass cube perched on the rooftop of the museum with gorgeous unobstructed views of Old Montreal.
The Forest & Stream Club - An exclusive private club founded by rich railway barons in the 1800s. Today, the Forest and Stream is a chic wedding venue overlooking the river.
La Vieille Brasserie Dawes - This classic fieldstone building overlooking the Saint Lawrence River one of Montreal's best-kept secrets. This rustic venue located in Lachine is refreshingly affordable, but bookings must be done long in advance as it fills up fast.
La Toundra - A generous sized venue decorated with Inuit drawings and funky Canadiana vibe, this one-of-a-kind wedding venue also features a beautiful garden for outdoor weddings.
Pavillon de la Jamaique - This Expo-era wedding venue on Ile Notre-Dame has floor to ceiling glass walls and is surrounded by trees.
Thompson Hall Ballroom - A stately limestone mansion from the glittering Golden Square Mile era, located on the McGill University campus across from the McTavish reservoir. There are stylish lounges here, ornate fireplaces and even a large, distinctive wood panelled bar.
Parc Historique de la Pointe-du-Moulin - Old stone windmill on the Saint Lawrence River just off the western tip of the island. Popular for DIY wedding receptions.
Gallery Gora - Funky, loft-style art gallery in downtown Montreal.
La Sucrerie de la Montagne - Hugely popular sugar shack, surrounded by maple trees, complete with crackling outdoor bonfire.
Old Montreal Wedding Venues
Auberge Saint Gabriel – Oldest drinking establishment Canada, open since 1688. Gorgeous place, with some super interesting, one-of-a-kind decor.
Hotel Nelligan – Boutique hotel in Old Montreal with fabulous indoor balconies.
W Hotel – Sexy boutique hotel with modern decor near Old Montreal.
Hotel Saint Paul – Chic boutique hotel in Old Montreal with amazing fireplace.
Vieux-Port Steakhouse – Lively and crowded with a rustic bistro vibe.
Saint Sulpice – Elegant Old Montreal hotel with outdoor terrace.
InterContinental – Impressive glassed-in atrium with the gigantic chandelier.
Hotel Place d’Armes – Old Montreal elegance with a happening lounge for the late-night crowd.
Westin Montreal – modern, sleek interior with giant outdoor terrace overlooking downtown.
Ritz Carlton – Montreal’s oldest and finest luxury hotel, with a spiral staircase so that ladies can elegantly descend the stairs in their ball gowns.
Omni Hotel – Nice, centrally located hotel near McGill University.
Hilton Montreal Bonaventure – One of Montreal’s oldies but goodies – with the added bonus of a huge rooftop garden for photos.
Hyatt Centric Ville Marie Montreal– Gorgeous downtown hotel, recently renovated with a fabulous rooftop garden.
Sofitel – Modern hotel with lots of high ceilings and glass.
Warwick Le Crystal – Lovely hotel with a stunning round crystal chandelier in the entrance.
Lowes Hotel Vogue – Fancy downtown hotel with impeccable service and a rooftop garden for cocktails and outdoor ceremonies.
Le Château Classique – Massive wedding hall in Saint Leonard.
Riviera Reception Halls – A great Montreal standby in the east end of the city.
Centre Renaissance – Right across the parking lot from the Riviera, and just as grand.
Buffet Marina – No one does wedding halls like the Italians – great food and service.
Le Crystal – Huge, elegant wedding hall in Ville Saint Laurent.
Le Carleton Centre d’Evannements– Big wedding hall in Montreal’s east end.
Buffet Roma – Elegant Italian wedding hall in Montreal's east end with fabulous staircases.
Le Madison – Very nice, large wedding reception hall in Saint Leonard.
Saint Martin Hotel – Elegant hotel in Laval with a cute outdoor garden.
Hotel Plaza Valleyfield – Big hotel and convention center, 45 minutes from Montreal in Valleyfield. Pretty lake in front for photos.
Hilton Garden Inn Dorval – Surprisingly beautiful hotel near the airport, with thick stone walls inside and pretty garden for photos.
Club de Golf Terrebonne - Elegant golf club, formally owned by Quebec chanteuse, Celine Dion.
Royal Montreal Golf Club – Exclusive private golf club in the West Island.
Golf Saint Raphael – Elegant wedding venue with place for outdoor ceremonies.
Plaza Rive Sud – Giant golf club on the south shore with amazing old trees and many nice places to take photographs.
Dunany Country Club – Super cute and rustic golf course in Wentwork, Quebec.
Jewish Wedding Venues
Plaza Volare – Huge hotel near the airport with great food (kosher) and massive tent outdoor events. Kosher. Not much nearby for photos, but Bois Franc in Saint Laurent is 10 minutes away.
Chevra Kadisha B’nai Jacob – Pretty synagogue in Hampstead with large ballroom.
The Spanish & Portuguese – Large Sephardi synagogue.
Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom – Elegant synagogue with enormous sanctuary.
Beth Israel Beth Aaron – Synagogue in Cote Saint Luc beside a pretty park for photos.
Chateau Frontenac – A gigantic historic hotel overlooking the Saint Lawrence River.
Royal Ottawa Golf Club – One of Ottawa’s most prestigious places for weddings.
Canadian Museum of History – Breezy, modern reception hall with a great view of the Parliament buildings.
Chateau Bromont – Rustic hotel nestled in a lush valley near Bromont, Quebec.
Hotel Cheribourg – Mediterranean-style hotel near Orford, Quebec, with a pretty lake for photos.
Hotel Mont Gabriel – Four-star hotel and golf course on a mountaintop.