Big box hotel chains may have some stunning wedding worthy ballrooms to offer, but you really can’t go wrong with a boutique hotel. Lucky for you, Montreal has plenty. Whether you’re in the market for a vintage, art deco space or a sleek modern oasis, this city has something for you.
Here are a few of Montreal’s most wedding worthy boutique hotels.
Hotel Le Place D’Armes (55 Rue Saint-Jacques)
Old Montreal’s first boutique hotel definitely deserves its spot on this list. It is nestled within three neoclassical buildings and is the epitome of elegance. Glimmering chandeliers, massive arched windows and a few more modern flourishes make it a stunning spot for weddings. It’s equipped with two equally gorgeous ballrooms where you can host your event: The Bossa Nova Ballroom (capacity of 250) and The Opera Ballroom (capacity of 120).
St Paul Hotel (355 Rue McGill)
Tucked inside an original beaux-arts building at the corner of Rue McGill and Rue Saint-Paul Ouest is the aptly named St Paul Hotel. While its exterior may be ancient, its interior is anything but (expect to see bold contemporary decor). The hotel has two event rooms available: The Atrium (capacity of 100) and Espace Hambar (capacity of 50). Both boast dark, shiny hardwood floors and colourful, modern furnishings.
Hotel 10 (10 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest)
Looking for something with a modern edge? Head to Hotel 10. This uber contemporary spot is located right at the intersection of Rue Clark and Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, right in the heart of downtown Montreal. It’s got a handful of event rooms available, ranging from intimate to expansive. The best for weddings? Espace Godin (capacity of 250) and BLVD 44 (capacity of 100).
Auberge du Vieux Port (97 Rue de la Commune Est)
Right on the edge of the St. Lawrence River sits Auberge du Vieux-Port, a neighbourhood landmark that is over 150 years old. The two buildings have come a long way since their humble beginnings as a warehouse. Inside you’ll find 45 luxurious rooms and a stellar event space with stone walls and chandeliers (perfect for those looking for a space with a vintage feel). Its capacity is 65 guests, so don’t go overboard with your invites.
Hotel Gault (449 Rue Sainte-Helene)
Head to Old Montreal and you’ll find Hotel Gault, a luxury boutique hotel perched on the corner of Rue Sainte-Helene and Rue des Recollets. The five-story building was built in 1871, but it sure has come a long way since its inception. Today, you’ll find it outfitted with trendy contemporary art and furniture - perfect for couples who love a good modern space. Its got a few event areas available, but The Lobby (capacity of 150) and The Library (capacity of 15) are by far the most wedding worthy.
Loft Hotel (334 Terrasse Saint-Denis)
This trendy art deco hotel straddles the borders of the city’s Latin Quarters and Plateau Mount Royal. It was built in 1920 and designed by Ernest Cormier, one of Montreal’s most distinguished architects, making it a bit of a landmark. The hotel has three equally stunning ultra-modern event spaces available for your big day: Espace Sherbrooke, Espace Terrasse St-Denis and Espace Loft (each has a capacity of 280, but can be reconfigured for larger or more intimate events).
LHotel Montreal (262 Rue Saint-Jacques)
If you and your S.O. are total art junkies, LHotel Montreal may be the wedding destination for you. Its event spaces boast original works by Warhol, Lichtenstein, Chagall and Botero, so you won’t even need to deck the walls with decorations. It has two intimate event rooms available: Conference Room (capacity of 30) and Verriere Room (capacity of 50).
Hotel Nelligan (106 Rue Saint-Paul Ouest)
A hop, skip and a jump away from the St. Lawrence River sits Hotel Nelligan, an urban oasis that blends the old with the new. Exposed brick walls, modern flourishes and pops of greenery make this space a Montreal favourite. It’s ballroom makes for an amazing wedding venue, with stone walls, space for 200 guests, a rooftop terrace and chameleon abilities.
L'Hotel Le Germain Montreal (2050 Rue Mansfield)
The ritzy L’Hotel Le Germain Montreal is the perfect spot for an intimate wedding. It’s sleek, modern event spaces aren’t big, but they are beautiful. There are three options up for grabs: The Mansfield Salon (capacity of 30), The Signature Suite (capacity of 15 people) and The Apartment Suite (capacity of 20 people).
Loews Hotel Vogue (1425 Rue de la Montagne)
Make your way to the Golden Square Mile District and you’ll find Loews Hotel Vogue, a luxury hotel with plenty of wedding potential. Its Paris Ballroom, a favourite for events, has a distinct vintage vibe and is large enough to fit 180 guests. A slightly less extravagant option is the Florence Room, it errs a little more on the modern side and can accommodate up to 120 guests. Rather tie the knot under the stars? Take advantage of the terrace. This second-floor patio is a breath of fresh air and can be combined with the Florence Room for an amazing indoor/outdoor option.