Picture-perfect venues for events with staying power

published on February 23, 2023

There’s nothing more satisfying than when a clip or a pic from an event gets shared and liked by thousands. One easy way to ensure lots of social media action at your event is to set it in an ultra photogenic space. With a background that’s got a clickable story and an irresistibly snap-worthy allure, your odds for social success skyrocket. Here are 7 lavish Montréal spaces that are simply picture perfect.

Honeyrose Hotel

With its breathtaking central spaces, the stylish Honeyrose is perfect for events with an elegant 1920s flavour, just steps from Quartier des Spectacles. The space’s laidback luxury comes complete with an impressive rooftop terrasse and more than 7,000 square feet of daylighted meeting and event spaces.

Maison Principale 

This prestigious venue in the Quartiers du Canal is all photogenic glitz and glamour housed within the walls of a completely retrofitted building dating back to 1932. The 42-foot ceilings give a grandiose sense of scale while Maison Principale’s awe-inspiring décor details (including 15 crystal chandeliers) give incredible character to its 10,500 square feet of rentable space.

Le Mount Stephen

The history of Le Mount Stephen is obvious on every surface, from the original wood-panelled walls to the massive stained glass windows. This boutique hotel in the tawny Golden Square Mile is housed was once Lord George Stephen’s sumptuous 19th century mansion. Its shared spaces (all 2,100 square feet!) embody the spirit of a sophisticated private club.

Salon 1861

Located in the happening Quartiers du Canal, the epic Salon 1861 was built in 1861 as St. Joseph’s Church. Its event hall maintains the grandeur of the chapel but the vast space has been fully updated with technological capacities for cutting-edge presentations. It can accommodate up to 1,200 people standing or 500 seated.

Hotel Birks

Hotel Birks is an ideal spot to host small meetings and events of up to 100 people in bustling downtown Montréal, offering conference rooms and three opulent spaces sure to leave a clickable impression. Perched atop the historical luxury jewellery shop, this boutique hotel does justice to its name and original 1894 architecture.

Windsor Ballrooms

Not only are the Windsor Ballrooms housed in one of the city’s most prestigious and historic landmarks, the ex-Windsor Hotel, they’re bona fide jaw dropping. The palatial splendour of the 19th century hotel’s heyday lives on in this 15,000 square-foot multipurpose venue that has hosted royalty, celebrities and statesmen.

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

This state-of-the-art hotel set above the Gare Centrale train station in downtown Montréal has been at the centre of the local accommodation scene since it was built in the 1800s. The Queen E’s 36 meeting rooms represent 84,010 square feet, and its glitzy central spaces – including the picturesque Rosélys resto-bar – speak louder than words.


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