11 places to host a holiday party in Montreal

Nov 15 2016, 1:14 am

The holidays mean one thing: party time.

Party hard this holiday season at any one of the gorgeous venues listed below. Flowing booze, endless appetizers, and awesome DJs, are just a few of the perks of a holiday party.

From elegant dining halls to trendy Indian restaurants, this is an unofficial guide to all the families and employers out there looking to throw a kick-ass holiday party this year.

Check out 11 spots to host a holiday party in Montreal.


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Perhaps the most beautiful event venue in Montreal, Scena is located in scenic Old Port and overlooks the Montreal Marina and Saint Lawrence River. This modern and industrial open-concept space is rife with steel and glass structures and would be perfect for an upscale holiday party.
Where: Quai Jacques-Cartier

Noel Chez Jean



Thinking of throwing a party? Why not have it at the elegant and cozy Noel Chez Jean. The beach chalet at Ile St-Helene’s Jean-Dore Beach transformed into Noel Chez Jean for the winter months. Starting November 25th, the public is welcome to rent out the space for parties and gatherings. This exclusive banquet setting includes a gourmet meal for each guest, DJs, a wood fireplace, and an outstanding view. Available from November 25th until January 14th, be sure to book it before it’s gone!
Where: Parc Jean Drapeau



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One of our favourite Indian restaurants in the city, Rasoi is conveniently located near Marche Atwater and serves up some of the most delightful cuisine in Montreal. This hip restaurant also features a trendy exposed-brick interior and a terrace. Known for their Indian tapas, this would be an ideal venue for holiday drinks and appetizers one evening. Be sure to book their group dining room (it seats 30) in advance!
Where: 3459 Rue Notre-Dame O

The Satosphere

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Part of the SAT, the Satosphere is the “first permanent immersive environment dedicated to art creation and visualization, this dome forms a 360° spheric projection screen.” Sure to wow your employees, this unique venue is located nearby the Montreal Convention Centre and has the capacity for up to 400 guests.
Where: 1201 Boul St-Laurent

Bier Markt

Treat your staff to an evening of beer at Bier Markt. With over 150 beers from 30 different countries, everyone is sure to have a fun and relaxed time at this Bavarian-style venue. Plus, in addition to their vast selection of beer, The Bier Markt is known for their ultra yummy grub and can accommodate groups small or large.
Where: 1221 Boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest

Cabaret du Lion d’Or

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Host an elegant dinner party with your coworkers at Cabaret du Lion d’Or. With a chic French-style bar and restaurant, and lavish decor, you and your guests can dress to the nines at this unforgettable holiday party venue.
Where: 1676 Rue Ontario E

Bar Brutus

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Get a little wild in the VIP section of Bar Brutus. Perfect for a smaller holiday party, you and your staff will be able to let loose at this low key, bacon-themed bar. Not only will you bond over your love of bacon, but you’ll enjoy the eclectic range of retro cocktails. After all, this is a bar, and it just so happens the VIP section is Jagermeister-themed…
Where: 1290 Rue Beaubien E

Vortex Racing

Head to Lachine for one of the most unique holiday party venues in the city. Vortex Racing will have you and your guests sipping on cocktails and snacking on hors d’oeuvres, whilst playing in North America’s first Formula 1 Simulation Centre. Add a little excitement this holiday season and host a party that will be sure to attract everyone!
Where: 2300 46e Avenue, Lachine

Rage Academy

Blow off some steam with your closest friends and family this holiday season. You can rent out all of Rage Academy, Montreal’s own axe-throwing playground, for your own personal Christmas party. Get out all your anger and frustration just in time for the new year!
Where: 1436 Rue Amherst

Oval Room

Perhaps the most regal banquet hall in the city, the Oval Room is one of the Montreal Ritz Carlton’s fabulous venues. If you’re planning a classy holiday party for your dearest friends, family, or coworkers, you might consider splurging a little on this historic room seating up to 420 guests.
Where: 1228 Rue Sherbrooke O

Croisieres AML

Hop aboard a boat in the Saint Lawrence for an unforgettable party experience. Cruise alongside Montreal’s breathtaking shoreline courtesy of Croisieres AML. Private groups can rent out their fleet, making for the ultimate dining/sightseeing experience.
Where: 530 Rue Saint-André

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