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Hall Rentals

Memorable moments

Located inside the Montréal Science Centre, our reception halls showcase the grandeur of their industrial and maritime heritage.

Across 24,000 square feet of space with breathtaking views, filled with light and inspiring contemporary décor, these spaces can transform into numerous configurations and offer multimedia capabilities to suit all your needs for all kinds of events.

Why book with us?

  • Breathtaking panoramic views
  • Modern contemporary layouts
  • Versatile premises
  • Multimedia equipment matched to your needs

 

 

 

Make an appointment

Contact our team to make an appointment to visit the site, to allow us to submit a proposal for our services, or to obtain any other information:

Old Port of Montreal Corporation
Special Events
514 496-8942 | 1 888 560-2860
events@oldportofmontreal.com

Request a proposal


Exclusive Events

If you are planning to hold a cocktail, dinner or meeting, to launch a product or to hold a corporate event, or if you are looking for a location to have a wedding reception, we have the perfect place for you. Request a proposal »

Weddings

We offer four exceptionally beautiful halls for an exceptionally beautiful day. The Montreal Science Centre, situated in the heart of the Old Port of Montreal, has four magnificent reception halls with a panoramic view of the St. Lawrence River, downtown Montreal and Old Montreal for an unforgettable wedding reception. 

Fireworks Exhibitions

Your guests will marvel at the breathtaking view!

The Belvedere at the Montreal Science Centre, located in the heart of the Old Port of Montreal and overlooking the St. Lawrence River, is a great place to enjoy the city’s annual fireworks exhibitions, namely the International des Feux Loto-Québec during the summer months.

The Belvedere has a large, private balcony in addition to a rooftop terrace overlooking the river. Your guests will marvel at the breathtaking view!

Business Events

The Montreal Science Centre, situated in the heart of the Old Port of Montreal, has seven magnificent reception halls and meeting rooms with a panoramic view of the St. Lawrence River, downtown Montreal and Old Montreal for your corporate events, product launches, press conferences, meetings and training seminars. Your guests will marvel at the breathtaking view!

For POWERFUL presentations

The IMAX TELUS Theater can be used to present PowerPoint presentations on a giant 7-story screen. This is the ideal place to make a powerful presentation.

 

Cocktails, Dinners and Galas

For an event that your guests won't forget!

The Montreal Science Centre, situated in the heart of the Old Port of Montreal, has four magnificent reception halls with a panoramic view of the St. Lawrence River, downtown Montreal and Old Montreal for your cocktails, receptions, dinners and galas. These contemporary spaces were created in the Old Port’s old hangars, dating back to the early 20th century. Our bright and spacious halls can accommodate 40 to 1200 guests. Let your creativity soar with a theme of your choice. Your guests will marvel at the breathtaking view!

Receptions & Office Parties

The Montreal Science Centre, situated in the heart of the Old Port of Montreal, has seven magnificent reception halls with a panoramic view of the St. Lawrence River, downtown Montreal and Old Montreal -- perfect for your holiday receptions, Christmas parties and office parties. These contemporary spaces were created in the Old Port’s old hangars, dating back to the early 20th century. Our bright and spacious halls can accommodate 40 to 1,200 guests. Let your creativity soar with a theme of your choice. Your guests will marvel at the breathtaking view!

In addition, every Saturday throughout December, your guests can enjoy a free fireworks show as they watch the Telus Fire on Ice from the comfort of their seats.

 

Halls

Whether your event calls for a panoramic view, an outdoor terrace, or the IMAX®TELUS amphitheatre, you will find everything you need to create a memorable event within the 24,000 square feet of space offered by our halls. All you need to do is choose your favorite view!


Services

The Old Port’s collection of services is your best bet when preparing for your event. Our team of expert professionals will see to making your event an enormous success. Request a proposal »

Event planning tools

Interactive floor plan

Event Planning Guide

We have developed an Event Planning Guide to facilitate the organization of your event at the Old Port of Montreal and the Montreal Science Centre. This guide includes all important details, policies, rules and procedures for organizing your activity. It is very important that you read this document.

 

Event Planning Guide (Pdf) 

 

Event Description Form

The Event description form allows us to gather important details about your event in order to ensure its success. Please complete and save this form before emailing it back to your event advisor at least 21 days prior to your event. Any delays in sending this form may impact the service quality and even incure the cancellation of the event without reimbursement of the deposit.

Event Description Form (Pdf) 

 

Exclusive sponsors and product lists

When you hold your event at the Old Port of Montreal and Montreal Science Centre, you must use the products and serving sizes of the Old Port’s exclusive sponsors, namely Eska products for natural and carbonated bottled water; Coca-Cola for soft drinks, juices and fruit beverages, iced teas, herb-infused beverages, isotonic beverages and vitamin water; Red Bull for energy drinks; and Sleeman for brewery products. You must also ensure that your caterer uses only these products.

Eska Product list

Coca-Cola Product list

Sleeman Product list

Red Bull Product list

 

Application for alcohol permits

The Montreal Science Centre does not have an alcohol permit. You must therefore obtain a permit from the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux du Québec to consume or sell alcohol at your event. Applications must be submitted to the RACJQ at least two weeks prior to your event.

It is important to make sure that the permit is displayed in full view during your event.

Apply for an alcohol permit 

For more information:

Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux du Québec
1, Notre-Dame East, 9th Floor
Montréal (Québec) H2Y 1B6 
Telephone: 514 873-3577  
Fax : 514 873-5861

Logistics

As soon as you sign your rental agreement, you will be assigned an events advisor who will guide you in planning your activity. This person will be available to answer all your questions regarding the organization of your event, will perform all the necessary follow-ups, and will handle all the logistics until the day of your event. Your advisor can also direct you to suppliers who can meet your needs.

On the day of your event, a logistics agent will be assigned to you. This person’s role is to ensure that your activity runs smoothly. Your logistics agent is your main contact for the various services that can be provided by the Old Port of Montreal Corporation.

For any information regarding the logistics department, please contact our team or your logistics agent.

Parking facilities

The Old Port of Montreal has 1,900 parking spaces, 440 of which are close to the Montreal Science Centre located on the King Edward Quay.

The following are the various parking options for your event.

Please contact our team or your event advisor for more information on any of these offers.

Description Rate*
Valid from October 15 to April 30
Rate* 
Valid from May 1 to October 14
Reserved and guaranteed parking space on the King Edward Quay and Clock Tower Quay
Non-refundable
$30           $45
Section under the Belvedere (30 reserved and guaranteed parking spaces) 
Non-refundable
$500 $1 350
2nd floor section, next to the Belvedere (92 reserved and guaranteed parking spaces)
Non-refundable
$1 575 $4 050

*Rates may change without prior notice. Applicable taxes are not included.

Pre-sold parking lot tickets

It is possible to purchase parking facility tickets in advance and receive a $3 discount on the regular parking rate. A minimum of 10 used tickets is required to take advantage of this offer. This rebate does not apply on evenings when fireworks exhibitions are held.

Unused parking tickets must be returned to your logistics agent on the evening of your event. If you forget, we will give you a 3-day grace period following your event before billing you for the remaining tickets.

Audiovisual & multimedia

Our team provides expertise and support in carrying out your audiovisual and multimedia communications projects. We have state-of-the-art equipment for your lighting, sound and projection needs.

 

Technical Services

Our Technical Services Department offers assistance to connect all the equipment required for your event. Our premises have a limited number of electrical outlets and extra charges will be applied if any additional connections are required. Costs vary depending upon the amperage required.

 

 

Prevention/protection

The Old Port of Montreal Corporation has its own prevention and protection department to ensure people’s safety throughout the site. You are responsible for ensuring the safety of your guests during your event.

Hospitality & cloakroom

The Old Port of Montreal Corporation offers the services of hospitality and cloakroom personnel for your event. Portable coat racks may be used in some rooms.

The cloakroom service is offered at a cost of $3.50 per coat. A minimum charge of $300 applies.

Food recovery service

The Old Port of Montreal Corporation and the Montreal Science Centre are proud to participate in the food recovery program organized by The Chef’s Table, which redistributes surplus food from events to organizations helping people in need.

All of our kitchens are equipped with containers, lids and labels to allow surplus food to be recovered following your event. Our logistics agent coordinates efforts with The Chef’s Table to redistribute food.

If you would like to take part in this program, please advise your event advisor.

External suppliers

The OPMC recognizes no exclusive outside supplier, with the exception of its exclusive sponsors. In order to guide you in organizing your activity, your event advisor can also direct you to suppliers who will be able to meet your needs (e.g., caterers, furniture suppliers, etc.).

When you hold your event at the Old Port of Montreal and Montreal Science Centre, you must use the products and serving sizes of the Old Port’s exclusive sponsors, namely Eska products for natural and carbonated bottled water; Coca-Cola for soft drinks, juices and fruit beverages, iced teas, herb-infused beverages, isotonic beverages and vitamin water; Red Bull for energy drinks; and Sleeman for brewery products. You must also ensure that your caterer uses only these products.

 

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