26 Mar 2023

Time 5 minutes

A Wedding Celebration in Old Montreal

A Wedding Celebration in Old Montreal

Old Montreal is the best neighbourhood if you’re planning your marriage! And to prove it to you, we’ve compiled a list of important must-visit places in the area. We’ve thought of everything: suits and dresses, hair styling, makeup, ceremony and reception venues, dinner menus, flowers, rings, photos, and gifts… No doubt after reading through this list, you’ll be well prepared for your big day!

Beautification from head to toe

When you’re ready to say yes to the dress, we suggest White, Montreal. This luxurious storefront has a selection to make you swoon, notably the outfit lines by Reem Acra and Monique Lhuillier, and head adornments by Jennifer Behr. If you’re searching for a look that’s a bit less traditional, you must visit Dream It Yourself, where you can find bohemian and minimalist-style dresses and pants!

As for the groom, if he’s looking for an impeccable tailored fit, we would opt for a bespoke suit! At Blandin & Delloye, they offer more than 3,000 fabrics with more than 100 customizable styles to help complete the suit of your dreams! You can also personalize your suit at Clusier, composing an entire attire from this essential men’s fashion brand.

Now for shoes for both bride and groom, head to Sandrini for some elegant and comfortable footwear that you can dance in all night long! If you want something you can hit the streets in, you need to head to John Fluevog. With styles like holographic highlights, heart patterns, and neon coloured Oxfords, whatever you choose will make a big impression.

For face, body, and nail care, take yourself to LOFT Club beauté. Here, you can hold a send off for your pre-married life with a tea service in the English tradition. To take care of your hair, the bride can count on BLØME, specialist in tresses and buns of all kinds. Would you like to take care of your hair and makeup in the same place? Then Studio M&W is your spot. While she gets prettied up here, he can make an appointment at Belgard Barber Club to take care of his mane, his beard, and then get a relaxing essential oil scalp massage.

Ceremony and reception

To celebrate your union, have you thought about going to the Marguerite-Bourgeoys Historical Site? You could hold your wedding ceremony under a vaulted arch from the 18th century, or in a tower with a breathtaking view over Old Montreal. If you’re aiming to include some religiosity into your ceremony, you can get married at Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, the oldest stone-made building in the metropolis. Please note that only residents of Old Montreal can request a religious wedding at the chapel.

At St-James Theatre, there are several rooms available to hold your reception. We’ve got a weakness for both the Arch Room and the glass ceiling in the Imperial Room, the erstwhile headquarters of the maritime company White Star (yes, the very one that owned the Titanic!). Sound systems, lighting, and projection capabilities are included in the rental.

For barbecue fans, Vieux-Port Steakhouse has many rooms to put at your disposition, and this location is just a few steps away from the Notre-Dame Basilica and the courthouse. Plus, the Bateau-Mouche will let you pair your reception with a cruise that includes a musical show and complete menu. An unforgettable night!

Are grand hotels more your speed? At l’Auberge du Vieux-Port, there are several wedding packages you can take advantage of, including an impressive food and drink menu. L’Hôtel Place d’Armes shouldn’t be forgotten either, with its neoclassical décor from the 19th century and menu to make foodies delirious with pleasure. They have several vegetarian, gluten-free, and lactose-free options.

Why not go for cupcakes over a traditional wedding cake? The undisputable expert in the matter, Les Glaceurs, have myriad colour and flavour options, ranging from the classic chocolate, to innovative pastel-coloured creations. Yum!

Flowers, rings, and photos

When seeking out rings, we recommend stopping at Jules Perrier, whose jewellery has been part of the Quebec scene since 1956! We’ve uncovered elegant and stylish creations here at very competitive prices.

At Sky Fleurs, they take care of all your floral needs – from the bride’s bouquet to the table centrepieces and even the groom’s boutonniere. This place also has a wonderful selection of exotic flowers for sale.

To immortalize the most important day of your life, trust Christina Esteban. For the photographer, the important thing is simply: light, energy and fun!

Gifts for the couple and guests

If you’re a fan of unique design, Édition | Objets choisis is the clear choice for your wedding registry. You can unearth home décor and kitchen items that will surely impress your guests and add a touch of fun to your interior spaces. If you have a bit of an adventurous streak and bohemian spirit in you, then you’ll go crazy for l’Espace Pepin, where your friends and family can procure ultra-quality bedding and table dressing, vases that just scream elegance, and insanely soft Turkish napkins.

Would you like to thank your guests for sharing this special day with you? Direction Chocosina that we like for their selection of products with a combination of handmade chocolates and candies that will please all lovers of sweet pleasures. How about going for some body care and home goods from the chic brand Aesop? They have gift baskets that will fit all sizes and tastes with different themes.

And to inject a bit of magic into your bachelorette party, you should give your bridesmaids a unique piece of jewellery? Earrings, necklaces, brooches… You can get unique creations at reasonable prices that will astound your friends at Mon Shack au Québec or L’Empreinte!

N.B.: Could your business fit on this list but is not yet mentioned? Don’t hesitate to contact us at info@sdcvieuxmontreal.com and we would be happy to add it to our list.

Photo 1: Ariann BT Photo // Dream It Yourself, photo 2: Blandin & Delloye, photo 3: Blome, photo 4: Théâtre St-James