Bring your meeting to the great outdoors with these Montréal venues

published on March 7, 2019
Montréal Partners Tourisme Montréal: News and People Trends and Technology Green meetings

Montréalers love the outdoors, be it lounging in the city parks throughout the sunny summers or bundled up cross-country skiing over Mount Royal during the winter months. Simply put, you can’t keep a local indoors. And now you can give your attendees a taste of outdoor Montréal life at these local fresh-air venues.

Espace La Fontaine

Parc La Fontaine is Montréal’s Central Park, and the Espace La Fontaine is our Tavern on the Green. With views over the leafy expanses of the park and the lagoon, the large Terrase Couerte Nord and Terrasse Couverte Sud each hold up to 125 for cocktails and networking or unforgettable sky-lit meals for up to 70 with live musical accompaniment.

Espace La Fontaine
Address: 3933 Parc La Fontaine Avenue
Capacity: 125 per terrace cocktail / 70 per terrace seated

The Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve Paddocks

Housed on Montréal’s world-famous Formula One World Championship route in Parc Jean-Drapeau, the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve Paddocks offers large and breezy open-air terrace spaces with capacities ranging from 800 to 5,000 in cocktail settings and up to 3,000 for seated banquets.

Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve Paddocks
Address: Parc Jean-Drapeau
Capacity: Various capacities ranging from 800 to 5,000 standing (11,800 in total across all four spaces) and 800 to 3,000 seated (6,300 total).

The rooftop of the Palais des congrès

Montréal’s conference centre the Palais des congrès de Montréal is situated in the heart of the city between Downtown and Old Montréal, and hosts some of the city’s biggest and most exciting events. But look up – way up – and experience the Palais’ stunning rooftop. With over 5,700 square feet of urban vertical farming in place and an additional 2,000 square feet of indigenous grape varieties in Canada’s first urban rooftop vineyard, the Palais’ rooftop is truly buzzing with nature and growth – and did we mention the honeyhive that’s home to 100,000 nectar-producing bees? Better yet, the rooftop is available for gatherings unlike any other.

Palais des congrès de Montréal
Address: 1001 Jean-Paul-Riopelle Place
Capacity: The Palais Terrace can host 630 attendees while the Belvedere has a capacity of 751 people.

Terrasse Le Jardin at Casino de Montréal

The Casino de Montréal offers several event spaces that add excitement to any event, and the Terrasse Le Jardin brings the action outdoors for 150 with tables and chairs or 300 without furniture. A thrilling spot for a summer evening.

Casino de Montréal
Address: 1 Casino Avenue, Parc Jean-Drapeau
Capacity: 150 seated, 300 standing.

The Phi Centre terrace

Plan an event on the Phi Centre’s rooftop terrace overlooking Old Montréal, and you’ll not only wow them with the views but admission to the centre’s eye-popping virtual reality and immersive experiences are included too.

Phi Centre
Address: 407 Saint-Pierre Street
Capacity: 45

The Mount Stephen outdoor terrace

The definition of luxurious, the Mount Stephen’s event spaces include two terraces – one on the front, one on the second floor. The front holds a capacity of 100 while 150 can enjoy the views from the second floor – and in both cases event tents are available.

Le Mount Stephen
Address: 1440 Drummond Street
Capacity: 100 on the front terrace, 150 on the second floor terrace.

The rooftop at Hôtel Monville

The innovative technologies at Montréal smart hotel the Hôtel Monville are regular fixtures on social media – in particular the helpful robots that serve room service, should you catch them standing still long enough for a selfie. Perched atop the building are multi-use spaces both indoor and out, all with unbeatable skyline vistas.

Hôtel Monville
Address: 1041 De Bleury Street
Capacity: 70 on the terrace

Espace C2

Perched atop the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel, the Espace C2 is a cutting edge meeting space set up by the minds behind the annual C2 conference. The outdoor terrace areas look across downtown Montréal, a perfect spot to take in some air during an exciting event.

Espace C2
Address: 900 René-Lévesque Boulevard West
Capacity: 70 on the terrace

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