© Château Ramezay - Historic site and museum of Montreal, photo : Michel Pinault
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What type of event can I host at the Château Ramezay?

The Château Ramezay provides an ideal place to host wedding ceremonies and receptions, private functions and corporate events for up to 100 people.

 

How do I go about renting space at the Château Ramezay?

Just complete an Estimate Request form, which will help us determine your needs based on the information provided and the availability of the dates requested.

For weddings or private functions, click here.

For a corporate event, click here.

 

What conditions must be met to use the Château Ramezay?

As the Château Ramezay is an historical landmark, certain rules must be respected to ensure its protection. For reservation policy, click here

 

Do I need a Reunion Permit to serve alcohol on the premises?

You will need a Reunion Permit to serve alcohol in any rented space (indoors or out).

You must make the request yourself from the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux. Click here.

 

Does the Château Ramezay have a catering service?

The Château Ramezay does not have a catering service but we would be happy to provide a list of caterers used to working on our premises. They can help organize your event at the Château.

 

May I bring in my own caterer?

Yes! The Château Ramezay does not have an exclusivity agreement with any particular caterer. If your caterers are not on our reference list, they are required to make a preliminary visit prior to the event.

 

What is the mark-up on food?

As the Château Ramezay does not have an exclusivity agreement with any catering service, we add 10 % to the cost of food served at the event.

This amount covers the use of Chateau Ramezay premises and equipment by an outside company. The 10 % fee applies to the cost of food only, excluding drinks, tableware, service etc.

The amount is determined after the event, on presentation of the caterer’s Invoice.

May I provide the food myself?

It depends on the type of event you are hosting.

From a logistic point of view, the use of professional caterers is strongly recommended for banquets and cocktail receptions.

 

How much are Socan and Ré:Sonne fees?

These are royalties which apply only when music is played. Fees depend on the use of the music. For more information, consult their respective websites.

Socan

Ré:sonne

 

May I rent equipment from the Château Ramezay?

The Chateau Ramezay offers only occasional furniture. For some events, such as banquets held in the Salle de Nantes, we suggest you discuss the rental of tables, chairs, decorations, etc. with your caterer.

Please note that if you are renting the Governor’s Garden, the garden furniture on the terrace is included.

For included equipment and services, click here.  

 

What exactly do technical fees cover?

As the Chateau Ramezay is an historical building and the rooms rented display unique objects, some events may require technical or museum staff be present to ensure the security of our collection or to move objects or display cases as needed.

 

Can attendees visit the museum while an event is in progress?

Yes, it is possible to arrange for guided tours during your event. Click here to learn more

 

In case of rain, what happens if an event is to be held in the Governor’s Garden?

The terrace of the Governor’s Garden is equipped with an awning and curtains which may be closed in case of inclement weather.

The terrace is included with the rental of the garden.

 

Where is the nearest parking?

The underground parking of Complex Chaussegros-de-Léry (330 Champs de Mars, Montreal. Tel. (514) 878-0750) is diagonally across from the Chateau Ramezay. Fees are applicable.

Contact them for more details. Click here for its location.

 

I need some equipment delivered for my function. How do I go about that?

Equipment can be delivered the same day as the event, between 1 pm and 4 pm. Equipment can be stored away at the end of the event and picked up the next day between 9 am and noon.

While the Château Ramezay does not have a parking area, parking is allowed briefly for deliveries on the east wing of the building, on St. Claude Street. Equipment may be delivered through the gateway giving on to this street.

The Château Ramezay staff must be informed of your delivery schedule at least one week prior to your event.