Weddings

Le Challenger

Montreal, Quebec View map

About

20 to 450 Guests

Le Challenger is a Saint-Laurent-based venue that specializes in hosting weddings and special occasions in its elegant facilities. Conveniently located near the downtown area and Montreal's International Airport, this banquet hall blends gourmet cuisine with classically elegant décor to create events that tend to the needs and requests of its distinguished guests. Consistent quality of the food and service make Le Challenger a great choice for your upcoming celebration!

Facilities and capacity

Its facilities offer 4 independant and combinable event spaces, which can be set up in any fashion, for you to choose from. These include:

  • Vivaldi A&B: This reception room has classic décor, Swarovski crystal chandeliers, LED lighting and more. It can be divided into two sections, Vivaldi A and Vivaldi B, which have a capacity for up to 110 and 80 guests respectively for a banquet-style reception.
  • Allegro: Located on the main floor, this carpeted and cozy space with great outdoor views has a capacity for up to 70 seated guests.
  • Nations: Known as the Salle Des Nations, this 5,850 square foot space can be set up any way you want. It has a capacity for up to 420 seated guests.
  • Toscana: This 2,200 square foot room has a capacity for up to 140 seated guests and also boasts classic décor, wall-to-wall carpeting and access to the outdoor terrance.

Services offered

Le Challenger offers 3 wedding packages, including a kosher wedding package, which can offer the following services:

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Cake
  • Catering / Bar
  • Clean up
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Set up

Cuisine

The cuisine offered by this venue also depends on the wedding package chosen, but their wedding menus can typically include the following:

  • Hot & Cold canapés
  • Sparkling wine toast
  • Wine & other beverages
  • Choice of pasta
  • Salad
  • Choice of main course
  • Choice of dessert
  • Open bar
  • Chair covers, head table décor & hall

Other services

It also offers other services for:

  • Social events
  • Corporate events
  • Special occasions

Highlights

Type

Ballroom, banquet hall

Style

Classic, glamorous

Event Services

Accommodations, bridal suite, cake, catering / bar, clean up, event planning, event rentals, liability insurance, lighting / sound, outside vendors, set up

More information

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

What kind of settings are available?

Covered outdoor
Indoor
Uncovered outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal shower
Engagement party
Rehearsal dinner

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail reception
Dessert
Family style
French service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash bar
Champagne toast
House beer
House wine
House liquor
Limited bar
Liquor license
Open bar
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Outside alcohol
Specialty beer
Specialty wine

What event items are available?

Aisle runners
Altar/arches
Audio equipment
Centerpieces
Chair covers
Dance floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photobooth
Chairs
Tables
Tent accessories
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair access

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Set up
Clean up
Chairs
Tables
Linens
China
Flatware
Glassware
Transportation
Parking
Bridal suite

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Limited bar
Open bar
House beer
Specialty beer
House wine
Specialty wine
Champagne toast
House liquor
Premium liquor
Signature drink
Bartenders

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    Ivon Married on 23/10/2021
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    Beautiful wedding venue

    Perfect venue for our wedding. Joe was accommodating and helpful throughout the process, which was made particularly difficult with covid. Food was amazing and the hall is absolutely beautiful. Would highly recommend le challenger
  • Tanya
    Tanya A. Married on 04/05/2019
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    Beautiful wedding!

    Working with Le Challenger was so easy and made everything worry-free for us. Joe was always available to answer questions and understood what we wanted. The venue is beautiful and elegant, we were lucky enough to have great weather for an outdoor ceremony. The food choices were delicious, and Claude and Reza helped everything run smoothly throughout the night.
  • Caroline G
    Caroline G. Married on 23/05/2015
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    We are so glad we chose Le Challenger to hold our wedding reception. The room was gorgeous, well maintained and very nicely decorated (which makes it much easier to adapt your own wedding decos to the room). The staff was so professional, we received so many good comments from our guests about how amazing they got served during the reception. As a bride who did not have a wedding planner, the team at the Challenger helped me keep everything on track and made sure our evening was perfect!
    I would recommend them to anybody!!!
    Thank you Joe Russo and your team!!!
  • Steven
    Steven P. Married on 05/09/2020
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    The BEST Food and Service

    All our guests were impressed with the food and service. We also had some strict vegans who required special dishes, and they were also very impressed with the quality of the food. The team was very responsive to our needs and helped us decorate the hall exactly how we wanted. The area is also surrounded by beautiful greenery and parks making post-ceremony pics easy and accessible. Plus, with the pandemic, the hall was highly adaptive and flexible when we had to change our dates. An incredible experience that we highly recommend.
  • Brittney
    Brittney H. Married on 23/02/2019
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    Le challenger

    We had an amazing wedding at le challenger. The food was fantastic, as well as the service. Joe was always kind and available for all my questions. The location is absolutely beautiful and clean.
    I would definitely recommend this location for a wedding, or any event.
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    Danielle Married on 20/07/2019
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    Great service, excellent quality

    We were very happy to have our reception at the Challenger. We had 240 guests and we were very comfortable in the Salle des Nations. We really liked that we had the whole upstairs floor to ourselves, and didn’t feel like we were crammed in with multiple other weddings, like we saw at other halls. We had our cocktail outside, which was beautiful. We only heard great comments about the food. Everyone ate very well and it was great quality. The staff was very friendly and respectful. Overall, it was also less expensive than other places we visited, but without sacrificing any of the quality
    We had two good friends of ours as wedding planners for the day, and it made a world of difference for us. They set up the hall for us and inspected everything before the guests arrived. A few of the seat cushions were dirty and the staff had them changed right away. They were also in contact with the staff all night, so we didn’t have to worry about anything. Everything went perfectly, and any small incidents were treated rapidly and efficiently by the staff.
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    Steven P. Married on 12/10/2018
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    PMG's best

    Joe was wonderful in helping us accomodate our particular needs. Very responsive and understanding.

    The location functions like a well oiled machine, all vendors were very pleased in the way they were all able to make it all work. We went to several PMG locations and Joe was able to wow us.

    It ended up being a perfect night and we received many kuddos to the team at Le Challenger Piazza.

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    Denisa B. Married on 26/08/2017
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    We had an awesome time at the challenger. Our guests all complimented us on the food and service, they all said it was the best wedding venue they’ve been to! Joe Russo is incredibly nice, helpful and understanding throughout the planning process and during the wedding day. He made us feel we were part of his family, he made sure we had everything as we wanted it. We cannot fault anything at all with the venue, the staff or the food. Everything was perfect, we highly recommend you check this place out for your special event!
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    Jamal Married on 14/01/2017
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    Amazing experience with Joe Russo and his team.
    I had an amazing reception with AMAZING food. I only have praises for this hall and its staff. This team was more than a hall management team! They tried as much as possible to help with the planning by suggesting some vendors.I would recommend this hall over any other one!
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    Andreea C. Married on 17/10/2015
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    The Challenger Reception Hall was one of the best choices of vendors (if not the best) I've made for my wedding! I can't even begin to explain how beautiful and classy this venue is, and on top of it all, the service and food are simply impeccable! Joe Russo is very easy to work with and responds to questions and concerns in a very reasonable time. As most of almost newlyweds to be, we were very uncertain and insecure with some details, but the Challenger staff does a great job in reassuring you that you are in good hands! I had friends and family coming from Europe and all over the States, and everyone was simply amazed with the beautiful venue and had NOTHING to complain about when it came to the food! They even asked for a second serving! The cocktail hour and sweet table were some of the best I've ever seen or tasted, everything was fresh and delicious! The service in the bridal suite was also impeccable, as they made sure no one was missing anything and made sure we had lots of the bites served at the cocktail hour! I would recommend this venue to any couple, having visited over 8-9 of them in the Montreal and surrounding area, I am 10000% sure I have picked the best one in all aspects!

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2525 Des Nations H4R 3C8 Montreal (Quebec)

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