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Rooftop/ Outdoor Wedding in Montreal

tully Feb 6, 2010 09:15 AM

Hi there,
We are planning to hold our wedding this summer in Montreal, with 80-100 guests. We're hoping to spend about $100-$130 pp.
The other wedding posts (we've read all of them) all had good advice about venues, but we are looking for something a bit different and were hoping for some fresh ideas.
We'd love something with an outdoor component. Ideally, we'd hold the wedding on a Saturday night during the fireworks festival, and it would be incredible to find a venue (rooftop?) from which to see the fireworks.
We have looked at the Montreal Science Centre, but it's a bit too pricey for us. We've also looked at a couple of restaurants/hotels nearby (Narcisse, Verses), which are great- but their terraces are too small (closer to 60 ppl). So maybe someone has a good idea for an interesting wedding venue that can accommodate 80-100? And it doesn't have to be a rooftop- We're just hoping for something a bit unique; perhaps a courtyard, a garden, a terrasse, or a cool building (something like Cluny- but they couldn't accommodate our dates) would be wonderful.
We have a lot of guests coming to Montreal and would like them to experience the city, so we're also hoping for something in town, and not the outskirts/suburbs.
Wow. I realize that sounde like a lot of requirements- but really we're just excited to get creative input

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    sweettoothMTL Feb 9, 2010 06:36 AM

    Yes, it seems to me your main obstacle to getting a rooftop or terrasse that can fit 100 in Mtl it that it will blow your budget of 100-130. The Olympic stadium may be doable for that price, as you bring your own caterer, so if you shop you can manage.

    I wanted to add l'Ambroisie, as they have a nice terrasse next to the Canal Lachine (http://www.ambroisie.ca) and would fit your budget very nicely. However, from what I hear the food is pretty average, or it seems uneven, which is risky for a wedding. But you may want to check it out anyways, I haven't tried the food myself.

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      mak2k Feb 8, 2010 10:34 AM

      i know Hotel de la montagne (smack downtown montreal) has a roof top pool. Maybe you can reserve the roof top for your wedding?

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      1. re: mak2k
        Shattered Feb 8, 2010 04:28 PM

        If the price of their drinks is any indication, I'm sure they could blow the $100-130 pp budget on that rental alone. But I guess it never hurts to ask.

      2. djou Feb 6, 2010 09:10 PM

        i went to a wedding reception at the top of the olympic stadium a couple of years ago. it was on a night with fireworks. you can't beat that view!

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        1. re: djou
          tully Feb 7, 2010 06:37 AM

          Thanks - great ideas. We are going to go check out some of these places next week! Please keep the good ideas coming if you think of any more.

        2. cherylmtl Feb 6, 2010 01:26 PM

          Musee Pointe a Calliere has a terrace upstairs off of the restaurant, which has a view of the fireworks if I'm not mistaken. You would be able to hold a wedding dinner there, with dancing and cocktails in the foyer downstairs.

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