I am looking for some assistance. I am living in London but have family in Montreal who are doing a lot of work for us visiting wedding venues for our wedding in Sept 2012.
We just want good food and good dancing (attempted good dancing) in a nice venue. Probably looking at spending up to $125 per person (includes tax and service) for 120-140 people
We have researched/enquired/visited the following but would love anyones fresh ideas on anything not on this list in the Montreal area: Merci
Chateau Manoir Rouveille - great venue but felt room was a little old (carpeted and smelled a bit)
Lion D'or - Definite live option but unsure as the vicinity is a little "downbeat" (if you live there apologies but thats the view i have been told), and has no outside area (do i really need that anyway ?)
Rive-Sud La Prairie - Top of the list but quite expensive for a golf course and will come in a little over budget. might be easier to be downtown for guests.
Place D'armes - Nice terrace but the room is only so-so and nothing different or unique we felt.
Continental Hotel - to be visited but again just a hotel with a reasonably expensive menu.
Chateau Vaudreuil - A bit too king and queen themed - not for us.
Thinking of also renting a venue and organising a caterer which might work out better if we can just find the right place.
EcoMussee - loved it but only to 100 people and only background music allowed ( ie nothing loud to dance to supposedly)
Daylight Factory - Up to 60 people only
Bice Restaurant - No reply yet but the Garden on the rooftop looks great.
Bonsecours Market - No reply yet
Science Center - Looks nice and is an option but costs about $25/$30 a person before any food is oragnised.
Jean Drapeau - Liek above it comes in at about $25/$30 a person before any food is oragnised.
Does anyone know of good caterers. We have emailed Agnus Dei and they will be calling on monday so if we can find a venue that is pretty cool and trendy then maybe the caterer is the way to go. The only thing is that we would probably need a venue that would have tables/chairs at least as we are not living in Montreal so its quite hard to organise that stuff properly without meeting people unless the caterers can organise also.
Any help greatly appreciated and apologies for the length of this threead :-)