It can be a struggle finding that right mix of scenic venue, top-notch food, and thoughtfully crafted drinks suitable for your special day. But a number of wedding-friendly Montreal restaurants manage to combine it all under one roof. With the right budget, brides- and grooms-to-be can see their visions come to life — however casual or luxuriant they may be.Read More
13 Montreal Restaurants Ready to Host a Wedding
Whatever the day requires, there’s a Montreal restaurant out there set to make it special
Auberge Willow Inn
Ready to host weddings curated by its own in-house event planner, this scenic location just off-island in Hudson has a large sprawling backyard for outdoor events and a sizeable interior for smaller gatherings (or in case of rain). Now that chef Danny Smiles helms the Willow kitchen, newlyweds can expect a memorable feast ahead of them, too.
When the owners of Joe Beef and Maison Publique brought McKiernan back from the dead, they made it way more than a luncheonette. Located in Côte-St-Paul, version 2.0 doubles as an event space, which can pack up to 200 people, without feeling cramped.
There’s a reason Beatrice has long been one of Montreal’s most sought-after places to get married. The indoor-outdoor dining room holds up to 200 guests and, strewn with string lights year-round, makes for a magical place to say “I do.”
Housed alongside the ballrooms belonging to the Golden Square Mile mansion-turned-hotel Le Mount Stephen, Bar George stands at the ready to host or cater special events. The high-ceilinged and woodworked facilities here also include two terrasses available for outdoor ceremonies or receptions, and they’ve wedding planners available to assist with decorations, menus, and vendors.
Perles et Paddock
With its unique skylit interior revolving around a tree growing from the dining room’s center and the precision of its bar and kitchen’s menus, Perles et Paddock can provide an elegant and sizeable standing reception or a seated one for 82.
Another one of the city’s very-petty-to-look-at dining rooms, this business crowd favourite turns out beautiful events, with its vine-and-lantern-draped ceiling and pan-Asian-fusion fare. For summer weddings, the terrasse seats 60 and makes for an intimate affair.
The dining room at this Italian restaurant in Griffintown lends itself to that over-the-top wedding feel. With its high ceilings, ample greenery, and generous-sized bar, it’s a good bet if you’re looking for a glammed-up supper-club vibe.
For a wedding that excels at serving French cuisine with finesse, father and son Richard and Jérémie Bastien’s 175-seat restaurant in Old Montreal wows. It can acommodate crowds both big and small with its main dining space, as well as private rooms.
Being capable of seating 80 guests (or 150 for a standing reception) is one thing, but offering a big night catered by chef Graziella Battista and accompanied by wines selected by sommelier Pierre Jullien? Few options get as soigné as this Old Montreal institution for an Italian-style wedding.
If you’ve been to Gibbys in Old Montreal before, you’ve surely noticed the quaint courtyard to the side of the restaurant, tucked away behind wrought iron gates. This charming spot is a popular one for vows or an intimate cocktail, with the option of a steakhouse dinner indoors to follow.
Auberge Le Saint-Gabriel
Few restaurants can hold a candle to this location and its legacy as the country’s oldest restaurant, and few are as romantic with its cobblestone surroundings and old masonry. This restaurant can accommodate anywhere from 64 to 150 seated guests across its four rentable halls.
With its commanding presence in the heart of Old Montreal, this restaurant doubles as a humongous venue when considering its five rooms, including an adjacent garden terrasse, that can seat anywhere from 40 to 250 people who can both dine and dance.
Even with its move off-island to Brossard, this top-tier name for dim sum and beyond in Montreal hasn’t broken its stride with events, and that includes weddings with as many as a whopping 600 people. Don’t think eating here means being locked into dim sum, either; Imperial says they can cater with both “specialized Asian-themed wedding banquets … to Western fusion mains.”