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The Elegant Wedding Bridal Show
October 1, 2014
Planning your dream wedding and don’t know where to start? Look no further and buy your ticket today for the Elegant Wedding bridal show at the Windsor Ballrooms. From wedding dresses to photographers, venues, cakes and more, Elegant Wedding has hand-picked Montreal’s top wedding suppliers and they will all be under one roof on November 2nd 2014. Be sure to visit us under the famous Versailles chandelier! Hope to see you there!

Experience "la dolce vita"!
September 9, 2014
Join the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada in celebrating its 50th anniversary during an unforgettable evening, sure to please the City’s wine lovers and fine dining connoisseurs: the Salon italien des vins et de la gastronomie.

In a friendly atmosphere, typical of la dolce vita, guests will enjoy more than a hundred high quality and specialty Italian wines, from every region of the Bel Paese, and will savour a variety of authentic Italian delicacies, prepared by the City’s most renowned restaurants, all of them Ospitalità Italiana certified.

For more information: Italian Chamber Of Commerce

Looking for a creative and talented DJ?
August 11, 2014
Whether it's a wedding, banquet or cocktail party, music is the key to any successful event! That is why at The Windsor we are proud to work with the best DJ in town, DJ YO-C.

DJ YO-C was raised in Montreal and started DJ'ing at the age of 13. He is one of most recognizable names in the game and the ONLY DJ to be sponsored by DIESEL. He is known for his knowledge and taste for music but also for his talent behind the turntables. He has played next to DJ JAZZY JEFF, DJ PREMIER, DJ AM and has done parties for Leonardo Di Caprio, Bruce Willis, Hillary Duff, OK! Magazine, Vibe Magazine, VEVO and XBOX to name a few. He has also toured with the Backstreet Boys and Usher. And now is also recognized as comedian Sugar Sammy's official show DJ. He constantly travels and now shares his time between Montreal, New York and L.A.

What to wear for your event at The Windsor?
July 18, 2014
You are invited to an event at The Windsor, you checked your wardrobe, but cannot find anything to wear and you don’t want to spend a fortune to buy a new dress, we have the perfect solution for you:
LOUE 1 ROBE offers dresses for women of all sizes and at different prices with various designer dresses for prom, evening occasions including wedding dresses.



Fashion accessories such as jewelry, handbags, hair and makeup services are also available. Bring your shoes, Loue 1 robe provides you the rest!
In the showroom, you will find brands such as Oscar de la Renta, Dior, Gucci, Vera Wang, Just Cavalli, Pucci, Herve Leger, Dolce & Gabbana, Karen Millen, Alberta Ferretti, Joseph Ribkoff, BCBG MAXAZRIA and many other ... Dress sizes range from 0 to16 (XS-XL) and all dresses are sent to the dry cleaners after each rental.



LOUE 1 ROBE is also the only place in Montreal that allows you to rent your dresses that would otherwise be sitting in your closet and benefit from a 30% rental income. Simple, easy and profitable!

Congratulations to the graduates!
June 27, 2014
You have just accomplished an important milestone in your life and it is time to celebrate!



After all the sacrifices and countless hours you've dedicated to reach your goal, the last thing you need is stress in planning your graduation. That is why, at the Windsor ballrooms, we make your lives easier. From simple to extravagant graduation parties, the Windsor Ballrooms offers turnkey packages and guidance to ensure your graduation is a memorable one!



Located in downtown Montreal, the Windsor Ballrooms is the ideal graduation venue to create and share memories with friends, family and faculty. Join us and end your year with style & class!

Mariage Quebec celebrates their 25th anniversary at The Windsor Ballrooms
June 5, 2014
Mariage Quebec magazine celebrated their 25th anniversary at the Windsor Ballrooms this past Tuesday! The guest list included various event planners, caterers, photographers, cake designers, florists and other industry professionals.



The evening began with a welcome cocktail in the Peacock Alley, before moving into the Versailles Ballroom for a real wedding ceremony, under the supervision of celebrant, Michel Boulanger. Their guests were pleasantly surprised to find themselves in the middle of a real wedding! Roxanne and Yannick said YES to each other amidst the astonished eyes of the guests!





Next on the program was a food tasting! Different stations were prepared by caterers Agnus Dei, Ferreira, and Agitateur Gourmand. It was truly a memorable evening!
We wish Mariage Quebec magazine continued success in their future endeavors and best wishes to the newlyweds.

Photo:Beautifoto Montreal Wedding Photography
McGill Head & Neck Cancer Fund hosted their annual fundraiser at the Windsor Ballrooms May 25th, 2014
May 30, 2014
The evening began with a cocktail reception and silent auction with extensive hockey memorabilia. Guests were quick to take advantage of the photo op with the Famous Stanley Cup!
A dinner banquet followed with special guest honoree Michael Farber.
Congratulations to the McGill Head & Neck Cancer Fund for the success of their fundraising gala!

Read the article from The Gazette:
Farber switches focus from sports to cancer

Le Windsor invites you to celebrate the 2014 festival season with them in FUN, STYLE & LUXURY
April 25, 2014
Have a meeting or conference to plan?
April 15, 2014
Check out our all-inclusive meeting and conference packages starting from $65 per person.

Located in downtown Montreal close to all the major hotels and easily accessible by public transportation, our unique space offers packages including top quality catering service, an on-site coordinator and 15,000 square feet of meeting space.



A half-moon round setting for an all-day or morning-only conference. Le Windsor offers different menus and packages in order to suit your needs and budget. Our spacious rooms can accommodate groups of 150 to 400 people.



CELEBRATE YOUR KOSHER WEDDING IN MONTREAL
April 1, 2014

FIFA U-20 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP CANADA 2014
March 24, 2014
The official draw for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Canada took place in our very own ballrooms earlier this month where guests were welcomed and treated to a cocktail reception. The evening was followed by the draw ceremony and the gala dinner.

We are honored to have been the choice of venue in the host city for the official draw and wish all the best to all the participating teams from across the world!

If you would like more information on planning your gala event at the Windsor, contact us by email or phone at 514.393.3588.


A beautiful gala dinner marked the end of the evening to the official draw for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup 2014.


The Outstanding Building of the Year Award goes to....
March 10, 2014
You might already know that the historical building, formerly, The Windsor Hotel, is home to elegant office and event space. With 9 floors, an indoor atrium, two ballrooms and its famous long marble hallway, this 135 year-old landmark makes for an attractive place for business and events, alike.

But did you also know that last Spring, Le Windsor received the TOBY (The Outstanding Building of the Year) award in the historical building category? Le Windsor Ballrooms is proud to be a part of an on-going effort to improve and maintain the building on all accounts. Congratulations to all whose leadership and initiative made the award possible!
Click here to read more about the award.

If you would like more information on meetings, conferences or other events, please contact us at 514.393.3588 or by clicking here.



Le Windsor Ballrooms supports Team Claridge in Weekend to End Women's Cancers!
February 27, 2014
Our famous Peacock Alley has been seeing a lot of action lately with events, setups and even its very own new look! (More details to follow in our next blog!) And, it isn't every day we get to meet and talk with our fellow tenants in the building. But, today we got the chance to talk to a few ladies who work in the building and support the Claridge Team in a bake sale. Their goal: to raise funds for the Weekend to End Women's Cancers and make a difference!

Here's us after a second round of purchasing these delicious home-baked goods!

For more details on how to donate, click here!

Good luck Team Claridge!


A fundraiser for the Typhoon Haiyan victims of the Philippines here at Le Windsor Ballrooms
November 21, 2013
A cause so near and dear to our heart, the team here at Le Windsor invites you to join us to help raise funds for the Canadian Red Cross to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

For tickets and more information, call us at 514.393.3588 or email us at info@lewindsor.com

Celebrate the Holidays in Style!
November 7, 2013
Unlike our spacious ballrooms, this intimate space can accommodate smaller groups from 50 up to 150 people in a cocktail setting or sit-down dinner.

Our packages include a cocktail menu or 3-course dinner, with bar service, equipment rental, a DJ booth and dance floor. Or, you can contact us to see how we can customize a package to suit your needs and budget!

Available only for a limited time, call us to reserve your date!



Monte Carlo Casino and Fashion Gala - November 5th
October 21, 2013


Immerse yourself in a world of gambling, fashion and glamour at the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada’s Monte Carlo themed gala on Tuesday, November 5th.

Upon your arrival you will be whisked away into a dream. Our valet servicemen and beautiful hostesses will greet you and treat you like the royalty that you are. Enjoy posing in the limelight for our paparazzi, devouring our gourmet bites, feasting your eyes on the beautifully sculpted SHAN swimsuit models and trying your luck at our high roller tables. Bid on awe-inspiring prizes during our live and silent auctions and come away furnished with Montreal’s finest fashion, art, gifts and accessories. Finally, surround yourself amidst Montreal’s most distinguished as you enjoy the dazzling fashion show by SHAN featuring jewellery by ANZIE.

For more information and tickets, click here.
"Vinum & Musica" fundraiser is back this year in support of the Montreal International Musical Competition.
October 1, 2013
CASINO AGAINST CANCER Bet Against Cancer
September 9, 2013
With so many Montreal fundraising events going on in the city, nothing makes us more proud and excited to be the venue of choice for this year's Casino contre le cancer event! Here's what one of their organizers have to say:

Le Windsor is proud to host this year’s annual glitzy, glamorous and grandiose event, Casino contre le Cancer this month on Friday, September 20th, 2013, for Montreal’s 500 top tier young professionals!

The event, organized by the Institut du cancer de Montreal’s Young Ambassador’s Circle as well as Executive Director Maral Tersakian raised over $80,000 last year, where all proceeds went into the continuing quest to create a research Chair in cancer immunotherapy.

To learn more about the cause, watch this video.

So mark your calendars and join us all in betting against cancer, and be sure to check back with us on the day of the event for more up-to-date information and pictures!

To buy your tickets, click here.
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Details on the event:
WHAT:
Open bar, seafood & dessert stations, renowned DJ, door prizes, raffle, auction, casino games, gift bags, etc.
Black tie optional

WHEN:
Friday, September 20th, 2013 at 9PM
Le Windsor

COSTS:
$150/ ticket* ( includes access to the Casino night, beginning at 9 pm– open bar, food stations, DJ, etc.)

$250/ticket* (includes VIP access to the Poker Tournament with WSOP champions Marc-André Ladouceur, Pascal Lefrançois and Charles-Alexandre Sylvestre or a 5-course dinner beginning at 6 pm (limited seating) and access to the Casino night, beginning at 9 pm)

* tax receipts will be issued.

A Winning Setup at an Awards Gala Event in Montreal
August 15, 2013
A lot goes into planning an awards gala event. Creating the budget, choosing a committee and picking a date are among some of the top tasks on the to-do list. An awards gala is sometimes a themed event which include dinner, entertainment and, of course, the presentation of awards. It is a special time, whether you are a non-profit organization or a company, for recognizing outstanding achievement and celebrating milestones of volunteers or employees.

To mark such a special occasion, deciding on a venue is very important. You want to make sure the venue can provide the right look and feel for the gala's theme. This week's "Photo of the Week" was taken during the setup of an awards gala event, held here at Le Windsor last Spring. Click here to read the testimonial from this event.

See more photos on our Facebook page.

The packages we offer include round tables and linens, gold Chiavari chairs, a full-course menu with bar service. Our curtaining, special lighting and staging can be added onto any of our customizable packages.

Contact us for more information. Dates for the Fall and Winter are filling up fast!

Wedding Card Table Ideas
August 13, 2013
Summer weddings may be in full swing here at Le Windsor, but Fall weddings may still be looking for inspiration when it comes to designing the little or big wedding details. So, we thought it would be a great idea to compile some of our best-loved photos onto a new Pinterest Board simply called "Wedding Card Table Ideas." Take a peak, browse, share and pin your favorites here!



Elegant Wedding Bridal Show
July 12, 2013
One of the highly-anticipated events this coming Fall is the Elegant Wedding Bridal Show which takes place at Le Windsor Ballrooms in Montreal this November 3rd.

If you're beginning to plan for your wedding, looking for inspiration or wanting to meet some of the city's elite wedding vendors face-to-face, then mark this date in your wedding planning calendar!

For tickets and more information, visit their website.

See it here on Vimeo.

CALLING ALL BRIDES: An event not to be missed!
July 5, 2013
This is the place to be to find your designer bridal gown in Montreal at a fraction of the price!

Call now to book an appointment!

A Bridal Collection Trunk Show in the Old Port!
June 4, 2013
One of our favorite addresses in the Old Port is holding a three-day trunk show for Yaki Ravid Haute Couture Bridal Collection!

That's right! White Montreal, situated on the beautiful St. Paul Street is having an exclusive show for this internationally-known bridal gown designer. If you haven't yet begun shopping for your wedding dress, now is a great time to start!

If you're just as excited as we are, call them to book your appointment!

CSSS Jeanne-Mance hosts their 19th annual Lobster Festival!
May 6, 2013


A great event, a worthy cause and lots of fun to be had at the upcoming 19th Annual Lobster Festival held right here at Le Windsor Ballrooms.

On, Monday, May 13th, Centre de santé et de services sociaux Jeanne-Mance will be holding a fundraising event to raise money in support of projects that help the youth and families in the community.

For more information or to reserve:
514 842-7180, poste 7300.

Visit their website for full details.

Our pick for PHOTO OF THE WEEK!
March 28, 2013
We can't get enough of this Peacock Alley set up with beautiful floral centerpieces, candles and a soft blue color scheme accented by up-lighting and bonbonnière ribboning! Great ideas for your wedding, anniversary or gala event.

See more Peacock Alley setups here!

Photo by Peter Valentinov
PRESS RELEASE from last night's Gala des Grands Prix du tourisme Région de Montréal
March 28, 2013
Press release from CNW Telbec covers last night's event! Read it here
Wedding Trends for 2013
March 21, 2013
The 2013 wedding season was kicked off by Le Grand Salon Marions-Nous in Montreal earlier this month and sent the brides into wedding planning mode!

Although you may have already reserved the wedding venue, here are some wedding trends for 2013 from a blog post by marianik.com from wedding dresses to wedding cakes, which you will not want to miss! Click here to read the full post.

And for those of you who haven't found a venue for your wedding reception, click here to find out more about having your wedding at Le Windsor.


Le Windsor on HABS TV!
February 5, 2013
P.K Subban, member of the Montreal Canadiens who will play in tomorrow's match against the Boston Bruins may have made the headlines in the Montreal Gazette last week, but Le Windsor gets full exposure, as well! Recognize the row of chandeliers?


Exactly a year ago, the All Star Charity event brought in Max Pacioretty, Alexander Ovechkin and Vladislav Tretiak to help raise funds for Pacioretty's foundation in a live and silent auction. A cocktail dinatoire setup with food stations and passed hors d'oeuvres kept the crowd mingling between the two ballrooms and the Peacock Alley, where the silent auction was setup. The Versailles ballroom then attracted the guests to participate in the live auction, while the Windsor ballroom housed the VIP area with live music.

This is not Subban's first visit to our downtown Montreal venue. He previously made a surprise guest appearance at a bar-mitzvah that was held here. Shall he make a return perhaps for a wedding? Maybe his own? Or one of his teammates?

Whatever the occasion, it sure looks like Le Windsor knows how to attract the big names. Contact us now to see how we can make your next event come to life!





Versailles versatility!
December 14, 2012
Sometimes, the bride and groom hold their wedding ceremony off-site, other times they walk down the aisle in the Peacock Alley, but on occasion they celebrate in our Versailles ballroom under the chandelier. In our downtown Montreal reception hall, we get to see so many various set up styles within the same type of event and last Fall, photographers from the Bachmann team beautifully captured a wedding ceremony celebrated in the Versailles ballroom.

To see what's included in our wedding package, click here.
View the full photo gallery on our Facebook page.
Featured in The Montreal Gazette: The Kidney Foundation celebrates at Le Windsor
November 30, 2012
We were so excited to be a part of this event this year as the theme was "Bollywood Dreams!" Our very own Jaymie Martinez had so much fun helping the vision come to life with the amazing décor!

Scroll down to view the photo gallery.

To read the full article in The Gazette, click here.






The Cedars Cancer Institute - Raffle and Auction
November 28, 2012



Photos by Peter Valentinov
SOME HELPFUL WEDDING TOOLS
November 23, 2012
Try this helpful checklist to stay organized during your wedding planning:

Wedding Checklist

A great way to let your guests RSVP online and share updates and wedding details!

Free Personal Wedding Website


Photo by Bessie & Coco
Montreal Jewelry and Accessories Designer unveils her fall-winter collection
August 31, 2012
We met Charlotte Hosten and her team a while back during Maddy K's Bridal Boudoir Event and were blown away by the passion and creativity behind her pieces. This coming September 6th, she will be unveiling her fall/winter collection. View the invite on our Facebook page.

She has brooches, bracelets and necklaces to please any eye. And for all you brides to be, be sure to check out the bridal couture!

Photo Shoot at Le Windsor!
August 17, 2012
Bessie & Coco Photography recently organized a photo shoot in our venue and showcased some beautiful wedding gowns from Boutique J'Adore. Needless to say, it was pure, simple fun to see the team working together, trying on gowns and getting make-up and hair ready! But, even more, what was inspiring was to see the different talents combine their artistry and passion into the same project.

Here's what Bessie & Coco Photography had to say about the experience:

"As a photographer, I'm always on the lookout for interesting locations where I can shoot with available light. When I saw the ballrooms at Le Windsor, I knew I absolutely had to have a photo shoot there. The large windows, the details on the walls and architecture, the gorgeous chandeliers and overall romantic charm make it a beautiful backdrop. It possesses that opulent, old-world look without being too overdone. When I contacted the Marketing department with my ideas, they were very excited, accommodating and fun to work with. Thank you to all the staff!"

Taline Nalbandian
Bessie & Coco Photography

Click here for the full gallery.

Le Windsor Ballrooms gets another taste of the big screen
June 29, 2012
For the past couple of decades, Le Windsor has been an attractive Montreal film location due to its historic ballrooms, detailed architecture and high ceilings.

The two following movie trailers have beautifully highlighted the magnificent Versailles Ballroom crystal chandelier that Le Windsor has come to be famous for.

Winner of a Cannes Film Festival award, we will not fail to mention that part of the movie, Laurence Anyways was shot right here in our very own ballrooms. Our famous Versailles crystal chandelier is getting a taste of what it is like to be on the big screen.





And last summer, we had the privilege of welcoming big name actors into our ballrooms as the movie, "The Words," was being filmed. The movie is set to come out in theatres in the fall.


Booking your Kosher event has never been easier
March 16, 2012
One of the many perks of working at Le Windsor is getting to see our reception halls transform into different looks depending on the occasion or celebration. Whether the event is a cocktail dinatoire, conference, fundraiser or social occasion, we are ceaselessly amazed at the collaborative efforts of the many different vendors that make an event come to life.

This week, we wanted to highlight a Bar-mitzvah that was held in our ballrooms last Fall. The attention to detail is impeccable. Take a look at some of the photos shot during the event.

Because we, at Le Windsor, have our very own Kosher kitchen, we are perfectly equipped to host any type of Kosher event whether it is a Bar-mitzvah, Bat-mitzvah or wedding.

If you are planning a Kosher event, contact us about our packages to see how we can help you.

Enjoy the photos!




Le Windsor joins the Bridal Boudoir Affair!
March 6, 2012
This Sunday, March 11th, at one of downtown Montreal's hotels, Le Windsor will be participating in one of the biggest bridal shows of the year.

With over 50 vendors, a special presentation and an exclusive fashion show, this wedding event is a must-do this weekend for all you brides and grooms to be.

Doors open at 10am and tickets can be purchased on their website or at the door.

Visit their website for more information.

Don't forget to pass by our booth and say hello!

Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events: Montreal Party Poker Classic - From March 25 to March 28, 2012
February 29, 2012
For four straight days, Party Poker and Eventure Group are teaming up to hold the biggest charity poker tournament in North America. This year, they hope to sell out the event where all donations and proceeds benefit the JTL-BRCA to fund genetic breast cancer research at the Jewish General Hospital and McGill University.

The team here at Le Windsor is excited that they have chosen our reception venue in beautiful downtown Montreal where 20 finalists will compete and qualify for a trip to Las Vegas.

What we are looking forward to the most is seeing them re-create the World Poker Tournament final table with special staging and lighting in our Salon Windsor, making it one of the most unique party venues in Montreal.

For more information or to participate in this year's poker tournament, please visit their website.

The Hungarian St. Stephen's Ball
February 29, 2012
On March 31st, Le Windsor will be proud to host yet another memorable event - the 54th St. Stephen's Ball, organized by the Hungarian community of Montreal. This year's theme, titled, "An Evening in Budapest," is expected to draw close to 450 guests in a formal banquet style dinner and dance soirée.

Debutantes will highlight the evening as they are formerly introduced to the guest of honor and perform the traditional Waltz with their escorts.

When asked why they had chosen to hold their gala at Le Windsor Ballrooms, they mentioned that the very first Hungarian St. Stephen's Ball was held here when it beared the name, "Hotel Windsor," and they wanted to bring this special occasion back to their roots. This is now their fourth year in a row that the Ball is held at our venue and we are pleased to have them again. We also cannot wait to see the beautiful décor of flower arrangements, paintings and not to mention the gorgeous ball gowns that the debutantes will be wearing. Who wouldn't want to play "Cinderella" for a night?!

For more information or to buy tickets, please visit their website.


Photo credit: Copyright of Jennifer Pontarelli
A Wedding at Le Windsor: A picture perfect day
February 24, 2012
Last summer at Le Windsor, the ballrooms once again transformed themselves into beautiful displays of creativity, whether it was through flowers, lighting, a favorite band, baroque furniture or even an ice bar.

For a once in a lifetime event such as your wedding, no detail gets spared. When you book an event with us, we ensure that every detail is taken care of with the utmost attention.

Get a glimpse of the beautiful décor from a wedding reception held in our ballrooms.

We invite you to contact us and let us know of your upcoming event whether it's a wedding, social occasion or cocktail party.

Enjoy!







Planning a cocktail event?
February 15, 2012
We, at Le Windsor, are no strangers when it comes to planning a successful cocktail party.

Cocktail events have many advantages whether it's for a product launch, a fundraiser or teambuilding activity.

Here's a few of them listed below.

- They are casual yet still sophisticated
- They bring a diverse group of people together and allow for mingling between colleagues and friends
- The menu can be relatively cheap while still offering an array of food

Our packages include all the rentals of tables, chairs and bars to ensure your planning experience goes smoothly.

Then, call us to book an appointment to visit us and see how we can work together to make your event a success!

Le Windsor Featured in Wedding Magazine, "Célébrons Mariage"
February 7, 2012
Chic and classic. That was the theme for their eight page spread in their most recent issue.

Our one of a kind wedding venue was chosen as a backdrop for their chic and classic theme as you can see from the photos below.

Our historic marble hallway named, Peacock Alley, was featured along with our gold Chiavari chairs and round tables.

When a bride and groom choose Le Windsor Ballrooms for their wedding reception, they are the exclusive couple in our entire venue on that day. They get access to both our ballrooms, the Salon Windsor and Salon Versailles. And if they so choose, they can hold their ceremony in the Peacock Alley.
The wedding ceremony, cocktail and reception all in one venue - Nothing compares to Le Windsor!

Contact us now for more information.



The Holidays: A Time to Dress it Up!
January 31, 2012
The holiday season was merely more than a month away. As we took down the holiday décor in the Peacock Alley, we couldn't help but look back at the beautiful setups from some of the fundraisers, cocktail receptions and Christmas parties that went on! We wanted to share them with you!

Photo credit: Peter Valentinov Photography




The All Star Charity Event is here!
January 17, 2012
The new year has just arrived, but we are hitting the ground running. We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a cocktail reception and gala charity event with some of NHL's biggest names!

Hockey all stars, Vladislav Tretiak, Max Pacioretty and special guest, Alexander Oveckin will be present to help raise funds for their foundation.

This cocktail reception and gala will include a live and silent auction.

This major Montreal event, happening Friday, February 3, is not to be missed!

To buy tickets and for more information, visit their website

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