Unusual offsite venue ideas to see another side of Montréal

published on November 7, 2023
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Finding the perfect host location for an executive retreat poses unique challenges. Your attendees will require a space that’s rejuvenating, well-equipped yet inspiring, and ideally unusual enough to spark fresh ideas galore. Here are some suggestions of Montréal offsite locations that have that special something that makes them perfect for your next executive retreat, cocktail party or team-building session.

Salon Urbain

This urbane salon is located within Place des Arts, a cutting-edge building with bold, modern architecture that anchors the vibrant Quartier des Spectacles. It’s an elegant contemporary space that can be configured to be intimate or open.


St. Lawrence River

All aboard! The river cruises offered by Bateau-Mouche or AML will keep any executive retreat on the move, with options for meetings, parties and tasty meals with the moving backdrop of Montréal and the shores of the St. Lawrence River passing by. 



Le Monastère

Pull up a chair, enjoy a drink, and have world-class circus artists perform within arm’s reach at Le Monastère, a cabaret spectacular located in a splendid converted church right downtown. It offers a new way to appreciate circus arts while integrating them into your executive event.


Parc Jean-Drapeau

Spanning two islands in the middle of the St. Lawrence River, Parc Jean-Drapeau is home to the Montréal Casino, La Ronde amusement park, Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Biosphere and festivals including Osheaga, and a ton of Expo 67 heritage. The park offers several stunning venues for groups.


COGECO 360° Space

With its unbeatable vistas, this rooftop space at Pointe-à-Callière (Montréal’s archaeology and history museum) provides a bird’s eye view on the whole of the Old Port. This high-tech and brightly lit space comes with access to outdoor terraces in the warmer seasons.


Club Saint-James

The oldest private business club in Canada, the Saint James Club was founded in 1857 and guarantees the royal treatment for an unforgettable retreat. With 28,000 square feet of luxuriously appointed private rooms, it’s right in the heart of the downtown core. 


McGill Faculty Club

The definition of stately, the McGill Faculty Club includes a variety of extensively wood-panelled golden-hued rooms including a lounge, reading room, dining room, writing room and full bar facilities. 


Club St-Denis

This private club downtown has corporate event spaces ranging from 4 to 72 people, for everything from intimate team meetings to celebrations. Treat your team to a glamorous gathering under the opulent chandeliers of the ballroom.


Espace SAT

This impressive high-tech cultural centre in the Quartier des Spectacles can serve as an ideal space for sit-down presentations, casual gathering or high-octane parties. The industrial aesthetic hides cutting-edge technological capacities.


Grand Quai de Montréal

There’s a space for everything in the vast glass structure on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, including small gatherings in the Tower with incredible views, sprawling outdoor marketplaces on the lawn and huge conference spaces on the ground floor.


Age of Union

At the intersection of art, culture and nature, the Age of Union centre is a multidisciplinary space devoted to art and to raising awareness on issues related to the environment and nature. The striking 12,000-square-foot space includes a projection room, a multifunctional event space and an outdoor space with a pool and gardens.



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