The Plateau is known for its array of hip cafes, student-friendly eateries, dive bars and chic shops. Look beyond all that and you’ll find a few places worth visiting while on your wedding journey. From a swanky bespoke suit shop to bakery that crafts gallery-worthy confections, you won’t have to stray far from this MTL borough to plan an event to remember.
Here’s how to plan the ultimate Plateau wedding.
Venue: Hôtel de l'ITHQ (3535 Rue Saint-Denis)
Right across the street from Square Saint-Louis sits Hôtel de l'ITHQ. It’s got six wedding-worthy spaces available ranging from intimate to 140 seated guests - so there are plenty of options to choose from. Bonus: it’s just a short walk from Sherbrooke station, so you’re guests will have no trouble getting to and from your wedding.
Dress: Christianne Brunelle Couture (4200 Boulevard Saint-Laurent)
Perched near where Rue Rachel Ouest meets Boulevard Saint-Laurent is Christianne Brunelle Couture. The shop creates elegant made-to-measure gowns in-house and stocks gowns from major bridal lines like Aire Barcelona, THEIA, Atelier Pronovias, Hayley Paige and Modeca. If you still haven’t found the one, try checking out Anne Jean-Michel (80 Avenue Laurier Ouest) and Ariane Carle (365 Boulevard Saint-Joseph Ouest) - they’re both nearby.
Suit: Sartorialto (5025 Avenue Papineau)
Hop off the off the metro at Papineau Station and take a stroll to Sartorialto. The shop specializes in bespoke suits, so if you’re looking to wear something truly luxurious on your wedding day, this is the spot to get suited and booted. If that doesn’t do it for you, the neighbourhood has a few other spots worth looking into. Suitablee’s (4529 Rue Clark) mobile tailors will come right to your front door and Frank + Oak (160 Rue Saint-Viateur) is a tried and true, budget-friendly option.
Flowers: Atelier Carmel (220 Rue Rachel Est)
Trying to hunt down the perfect florist to handle your wedding day blooms? Make your way to Rue Rachel Est and stop by Atelier Carmel. The florists here get their design inspo from nature and play off the natural textures and colours of flowers (so expect to see plenty of loosely-tied, colourful, boho bouquets). The boutique focuses on local and seasonal picks and its staff even forages for their own buds, branches and vines in the summer.
Invitations: Blueberry Invitations (5288 Avenue Du Parc)
Want to wow your guests with some stunning invites? Blueberry Invitations is the place to go. The company crafts beautiful invites in just about every style - from sleek and streamlined to sparkly and embellished. Its services include assembly, consultations, design, embossing, thermography, printing and laser cutting - so it really has all the bases covered.
Cake: Gâteaulogie (1273 Avenue Van Horne)
Okay, okay so this bakery isn’t technically in The Plateau, but hear me out. If you step just outside of the neighbourhood’s boundaries (we’re talking blocks not miles) you’ll find one of the most beloved bakeries for wedding cakes in MTL, Gâteaulogie. It crafts stunning cakes that look more like art installations than confections. Whether you’re on the hunt for an Instagrammable naked cake or a fondant masterpiece piled high with sugar flowers, the bakers here have got your back.
Catering: Diablos BBQ Smokehouse Saloon (3619 Boulevard Saint-Laurent)
Diablos has received plenty of praise from locals for its top notch BBQ fare. If you want to give your guests a truly indulgent meal at your reception, this place is worth looking into. Its menu is stacked with eats like smoked poutine, fried chicken, brisket, burger and mac n’ cheese. Sure, you won’t look your prettiest while eating it, but the taste is well worth it. Alternatively, if you’d rather go the more traditional catering route, salon b (4231 Boulevard Saint-Laurent) has plenty of elegant options.
Rehearsal Dinner: M.Mme (240 Avenue Laurier Ouest)
If you love wine - and I mean really love wine - M.Mme is the perfect place to bring your guests for your rehearsal dinner. The space’s modern interior is designed to showcase its vast array of vino, with bottles being a cornerstone of its design. The menu is populated with swanky dishes like duck foie gras and char braised in buttermilk, and the wine list is (obviously) quite impressive. It has two private spaces available, The Tasting Room (capacity of 18) and Le Grand Salon (capacity of 60). Image: via M.MMe on Facebook