As a DJ I sometimes get asked if I know of any great venues in Montreal to hold a wedding, party or event at. While there are so many wonderful reception halls in Montreal, sometimes people are looking for something a little different, alternative, or with an industrial feel to it. I’ve put together a short list of five great venues in Montreal that are just that!

Canvas Montreal

Canvas is located in Lachine, in a ninety-five year old building and  has been restored to its original state. Hardwood floors, massive steel beams, exposed brick walls and frosted windows add to the beautiful loft atmosphere. There is contemporary lounge furniture, a bar, kitchen, and free parking.

Give Mike a call at Canvas (514) 726-3099 or Email Their address is 870 Notre Dame, Lachine (Quebec), H8S 2B7.

Espace Reunion

Espace Reunion located in the up-and-coming area of Montreal, where Mile-End meets Outremont, Rosemont and Park-Extension. Built in the 1930’s, Espace Reunion took care when renovating to preserve the original industrial architectural touches of the building while adding a dose of purist chic to the space.

Contact Espace Reunion at (514) 448-4981 or Email Their address is 6600, Hutchison Street, Outremont (Quebec), H2V 4E1.

Espace Griffintown

Espace Griffintown is located just south of downtown Montreal, in the now very popular area called Griffintown. With soaring 16 ft. ceilings, canvas style walls and a spacious interior, this urban warehouse offers style and convenience for any event.

Contact Griffintown Montreal at (514) 937-1314. Their address is 1314 Olier, Montreal (Quebec), H3C 1W4.

Rialto Montreal

The Rialto Theatre was built in the 1920’s as a movie palace in Montreal, and is a national historic site. Even though the theatre is used for shows and concerts now, it can be rented out for private events.

Contact The Rialto at 514-268-7069 or Email Their address is 5723 Avenue du Parc, Montreal (Quebec), H2V 2H2.

Lion d’Or

The Lion d’Or, located in the Gay Village in Montreal, was built in the 1930’s as a Cabaret venue. It has been carefully restored and upgraded over the years while keeping its original art deco style. Just imagine the type of atmosphere that could be created with a venue like this!

Contact Lion d’Or at (514) 598-0709 or Email Akim at Their address is 1676 Ontario Est, Montreal (Québec), H2L 1S7.

When planning your wedding in Montreal, Sweet 16, party or corporate event, these five locations offer something truly different and unique.

Do you know of a great alternative or industrial venue to have a wedding or party at in Montreal? Leave a comment below and let us know!


If you are looking for a wedding DJ in Montreal that can create a truly unique reception and the best wedding ever – before the party even starts – Uptown Xpress is your number one choice for an unforgettable wedding entertainment experience. Stefan Jez is one of the most popular wedding MC’s and DJ’s in Montreal, contact Stefan at 514-297-3508 or to begin your experience today!